The Daily Buzz

February 3rd, 2022

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February 3rd, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 3 February 2022, 11:30 AM


February 3rd, 2022


GOOD MORNING STELLY'S! We would like to take this moment to acknowledge the W̱SÁNEĆ TERRITORY our school resides on...         

Here are today's announcements ...

TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Hot Italian Panini, Black & Blue Chicken Salad, Cajun Chicken Caesar Wrap, Hummus & Flatbread, Cannelloni & Cream sauce with a biscuit, Red Curry Beef on Udon Noodles or a chicken broccoli & Cheese Bake.    Come on Down and check it out!

STELLY's CREATIVE WRITING CLUB - Are you interested in joining the Stelly's Creative Writing Club?  Join us for a meeting TODAY at lunch in Room 9.  Please see Blake in the LC for questions!

WATERLOO MATH CONTESTS - The February Waterloo Math contests are coming up! Any interested Grade 9, 10 or 11 students please sign up with Mrs. Hilton in Room 37 by Friday Feb 4th. Contests are free for students!

Establishing Safe, Caring and Respectful Digital Communities workshop is happening today in room 33 from 11-12pm

Course Selection forms for 2022-2023 are not yet available. Stay tuned as they we be available at the end of February! No course selection forms are being accepted at this time!

WANTED STELLY'S BREAKFAST CLUB ORGANIZER FOR SEPTEMBER 2022:     The Stelly’s Breakfast Club is looking for a new organizer starting in September of 2022.  My last child is graduating this June so I am stepping out of this responsibility.  I am certainly happy to help out in the transition period to bring you up to speed.  You can set it up all from your home computer organizing volunteers to run it, or you can come into the school and help out as well, depending on your time and availability.    The club provides bagels for $0.25 and has been deemed an essential service for the school, as food for kids in the morning is so important.   Please let me know if this is an area you would like to help the Stelly’s community out with, it would be appreciated.   Darcy Winkel at .

ABSENCES & ILLNESS   - A reminder that parents/guardians notify the school office every day that a student will be absent from school. PLEASE indicate if the reason for absence is for illness; the Ministry of Education requires that schools specifically track how many student absences are due to illness. The Attendance Line is easy to find under the Quick Links on the Stelly's web page which gives the option of reporting absences by email: or by phone message: 250-544-0300.   Please perform BC’s K-12 daily health check before arriving at school.

HOMEWORK HELP: Before School Homework help is at 7:15am in Room 46 and After School Homework Help is in the Learning Commons 4 days a week Monday thru Thursday until 4:00 pm for Math and Science. Tuesdays and Thursdays are for support with English and Social Studies.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4th is the Grade 11 & 12 Indigenous leadership meeting at lunch in room 33.


Tuesday, February 8th is the UBC Faculty of Medicine Virtual Session about possible career in Medicine. Please sign up beforehand in the Career Centre.

GREATER VICTORIA VIRTUAL CAREER & POST SECONDARY EDUCATION EVENT is on now until FRIDAY, Feb 4th!  Featuring BC’s top employers and educational institutes!  GET INSPIRED, OBTAIN NEW SKILLS, BUILD YOUR CAREER ALSO EXPLORE MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.  For more information and to register see the Saanich Career Education webpage at   under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab.

VIRTUAL GREEN COLLAR CAREERS CONFERENCE for students - Green Bricks is very pleased to offer to grade 9-12 students, FREE participation in the Green Collar Futures Career Conference on Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 9:00 - 3:00. Space is VERY LIMITED so students MUST be registered by February 9, 2022 (or earlier as spaces will fill up) to attend this event. For more information and how to register go to the Saanich Career Education website at   under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab.

WATT (Workplace Alternative Trades Training) - WATT is a FREE, 3-week Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Program.  Start your career in Electrical with WATT.  The program will give you the hands-on, employer-verified electrical training you need for a successful start to your career.  For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Training, Workshops and Camps Tab.

TRADE GATEWAYS! -  Try a Trade - See if it Fits!   Trades Gateways provide in-person skill and knowledge development activities for employment seekers who have little or no experience in the skilled trades.  For more information and to find out more about upcoming gateways see the Saanich Career Information website at under the Training, Workshops and Camps Tab.  Find out more about upcoming gateways at 

UBC FACULTY OF MEDICINE - If you are interested in attending the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine virtual session about a possible future career in medicine, via their Medical Student Outreach Ambassador Program. Please sign up beforehand in the Career Centre.  Tuesday, February 8, 2022 @ 11:30 am at lunch, Grades 9-12. Location to be determined.  Your Path to Medicine can start NOW!!  Believe it or not, it’s not too early to start exploring the path to becoming a medical doctor.

SOUTH ISLAND REGIONAL COMPETITIONS DISCOVER TRADES & TECHNOLOGY EVENT Registration deadline is February 18, 2022.  Secondary Skills Students (Grades 10 - 12), can learn, compete, and showcase their skills in the following events: (For more information see your Career Teacher to compete) Automotive, Electrical Wiring, Architectural CAD, Baking, Graphic Design, Photography, Cabinet making, Hairstyling, Pipe Trades, Carpentry, Internet Website Design, Public Speaking, Culinary, Job Search, Welding, Electronics, Mechanical CAD & Workplace Safety.

Mini Med School Vancouver Island - Are you a grade 10-12 student with a passion for science and health research?  Join BC Children's Hospital Research Institute for a day of presentations and hands-on activities that explore the newest discoveries and innovations in health research.  Friday, April 29th, 2022, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AT THE Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina at 146 Kingston Street.  You require a teacher to sponsor the registration.  The Registration form will be posted on Monday, March 7 to Sunday, March 13, 2022. Proof of vaccination is required to attend.  For more information and the registration process see the Saanich Career Education webpage at under the Events, Info Session and more tab.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - SAANICH PENNINSULA YOUTH HEALTH CLINIC - The Youth Action Team at the Saanich Peninsula Youth Health Clinic is looking to recruit volunteers who are interested in training for our Sexual Health Ambassador Program!  This will involve a weekly commitment of 90 minutes on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm. The clinic runs through the summer as well, so they would be especially interested in applicants who are available year-round!  For more information and how to apply go to the Saanich Career Education website at   under the Volunteer Opportunities tab.

DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEER HOURS TO GRADUATE?  The 1st Tsartlip Scout Group in Sidney is looking for volunteers!  HELP SCOUTS CHART THEIR OWN PATH.  Through a variety of fun experiences with friends, outdoor adventures and contributions to their community, help kids build resilience and skills that set them up for life! There are lots of other ways to volunteer with Scouts!  Find out how YOU can volunteer by emailing 


MICHELL'S FARM MARKET is Hiring!!   They are looking for reliable, enthusiastic team players!  Full-time and Part-time positions.  $16.60 per hour.  See the Saanich Career Education website at under the Job Opportunities Tab for the complete job description.  Please apply in person at the market at 2451 Island View Rd, or email your resume with a cover letter to Please specify if you are seeking full time or part time and include your availability with your application.

CAMCOR DIVING SERVICES is a local commercial dive company that has been operating on Vancouver Island for over 27 years.  They are interested in giving young locals for whom Vancouver Island is home, a career opportunity.  We are looking to hire dive tenders to start learning the ropes of the commercial diving world, get their feet wet in the industry, and then Camcor will pay to put them through commercial dive school after 8 months to a year of employment. Upon completion of this course, an employee would be making about $100,000 a year. Contact Kimberlee Lott at CAMCOR DIVING SERVICES  250-217-8443 (cell) or 250-725-5522 (Office)

THRIFTY FOODS (SIDNEY) location is hiring in their Meat, Seafood, Deli and Grocery Departments.  Thrifty’s is willing to sponsor you for Work Experience 12A - 12B*.   Apply in person at the Customer Service Desk with your resume and application.  Attention to Elisa or Brien.  Applications are online @

GRAD 2022

GRADS ... the schedule for the CAPSTONE presentations is now posted outside Ms. Lizama's room and in the Career Centre.

MAGIC WAND PROJECT:  Magic Wand Project is a non-profit organization that offers an inexpensive and eco-friendly alternative to grad outfits for both girls and boys. This is a chance to borrow, rather than buy, a dress, suit or tux, (a small fee for cleaning is the only charge). All outfits are new or like-new, and all accessories are included. Any student is eligible.  To book an appointment to view the selection of available clothes, email Elizabeth: or Joy:   Website:

GRAD RETAKE PHOTO'S - Grad Retake photos are happening at Stelly's starting today February 3rd thru 5th, 2022. Sign up is now!


SAANICH PENNINSULA YOUTH CLINIC is operating through Telehealth tonight from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.  Appointments with doctors or mental health workers are conducted by phone or video. Services are completely free and confidential for any medical concerns, to get prescriptions, or to speak with a counsellor.