THE DAILY BUZZ
February 23rd, 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 Tuscan Chicken Flatbread, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Mediterranean Quinoa Salad, Asian Meatballs on Rice, Chicken Alfredo, Artisan Pizza (Cheese, Hawaiian or Meat lovers) or Thai Spiced Yam & Ginger curry with tofu on Rice. Come on Down and check it out!
THIS WEEK IS KINDNESS WEEK AT STELLYS: Today is Pink Shirt Day and tomorrow is Jersey Day! Friday is Pajama Day! On Saturday we are hosting the Coldest Night of the Year 5km Fundraiser Walk... Please join us or donate to the cause! Thank You!
THE STELLY'S AFTERGRAD COMMITTEE is partnering with our local Eurosa Farms to offer out a rose fundraiser. A dozen roses will be available for $20, with some money coming back to the grads for their year-end festivities (however they look this year). Orders are due this Friday, Feb. 25 at noon, and delivery/pick up will be the following Friday, March 4. Please email orders to Darcy Winkel at email@example.com and we can arrange payment and pick up. Thank you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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: email@example.com 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.
STELLY'S GIRLS SOCCER TEAM will be practicing after school on Thursday at Centennial Park. See Mr. Braun if you have any questions!
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VISITING FRANCE & ITALY ON SPRING BREAK 2024? Ms. Liberatore will be leading a group of students grades 9-12 with Explorica Tours to some of the most gorgeous cities in Europe. We will visit Paris, Nice, Florence and Rome. Payment plans are available and there is an early enrollment discount. Pleases contact firstname.lastname@example.org or come to room 51 at break or lunch for more information.
CAMOSUN VIRTUAL INFO NIGHT is happening TONIGHT Wednesday, February 23 from 3:00 - 7:30pm This event will feature information sessions from a wide variety of departments, services and support teams across Camosun. For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab.
YMCA SUMMER 2022 WORK STUDENT EXCHANGE is a national program offering opportunities for youth (16 and 17-year-olds) to improve their second official language skills, explore another part of Canada, and gain valuable work experience. This is an opportunity to live and work in a French-speaking community in Québec for 6 weeks Paid, full-time summer employment - A reciprocal homestay. For more information see the Saanich Career Education webpage at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Travel and Exchanges Tab.
If you are interested in LAW & LEGAL STUDIES, you will want to join a virtual info session about Capilano University's Legal Assistant & Paralegal Programs! The presentation will cover Capilano's in-person and online program options, which are highly regarded in the legal industry. Law12 students are great candidates for their programs, but students with interest in other areas are also benefited by Legal Studies courses. Visit the School of Legal Studies for more information. Meeting date/time: Wed Feb 23 at 6pm (All Saanich high school students are welcome to attend). Visit the School of Legal Studies for more information. Contact Cammie Watson @ email@example.com before February 22nd to sign up for the session and receive meeting access.
YOUTH AMBASSADORS PROGRAM with Canada is now open for applications! Apply by February 25th. The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is a 3-week leadership exchange in the United States for teenagers ages 15-18 and adult mentors. Those selected will have no cost to participate. For all the Youth Participant Requirements and to apply see the Saanich Career Education website at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Travel and Exchanges Tab.
Have you ever thought about a career in Information Technology Systems and Networking administration or Web and Mobile Development? Vancouver Island University is hosting an online seminar on Information Technology and Applied Systems on February 23rd, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Events, Info Session and more tab.
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 https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ 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 https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ 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 Commissioner@sidneyscouts.com
BC Cancer Victoria’s Deeley Research Centre is excited to offer the Xavier Pelletier High School Internship Program (HSIP) to Grade 11 students in the summer of 2022. This program provides students the opportunity to explore cancer research from the front lines; learning the latest techniques in the fight against cancer. Students will be responsible for an 8-week research project which they will develop and implement from start to finish with continual support from a designated supervisor and a team of research scientists. All HSIP Candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. On completion students will receive a $3,000 bursary toward post-secondary education. Application deadline is March 14, 2022 Ask your teacher, counsellor, or administrator to nominate you!! For more information and the application process see the Saanich Career Education website at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Training, Workshops and Camps Tab
BUTCHARD GARDENS JOB FAIR - Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 5:30 - 7:30 pm. They are looking to hire in the following areas: Food Services - Visitor Services - Custodial Services - Seed & Gift Store - Gardening Bring resumé & cover letter OR an application. Seasonal positions provide 25-40 hours of work per week, $16.27 hour. Shifts will vary and weekend and evening work is required. See the Saanich Career Education website at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ for more information and for application link
SAANICH PARKS JOB OPPORTUNITES (Spring Break Camps) The District of Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is looking for a variety of individuals to work in our Spring Break Camps for children ages 5 -13. There are three positions available: 1) Program Leader 1 2) Inclusion Program Leaders 3) Program Assistant. The qualifications for all three are to have completed grade 10 and worked a minimum of 8 weeks in a recreational, school, out of school care or day camp setting. For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Job Opportunities Tab.
SPRING BREAK CAMP LEADERS AT GORDON HEAD MIDDLE SCHOOL - Camps run Mon-Fri and will take place during Spring Break 2022 (the last two weeks of March). Great for those looking to have fun, gain experience working with kids and more! Our Spring Break programs are based on: 2D Game Design/Minecraft Modding (Week 1) and Lego Robotics and Science (Week 2)! For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Job Opportunities Tab.
MT. DOUG GOLF COURSE is hiring part-time and full-time seasonal Clubhouse pro-shop and Greeter check-in positions. Candidates must be available for varying shifts during open hours of 7:00 am - 9:00 pm Weekday, evenings, weekends and holidays. For more information and how to apply see the Saanich Career Education website at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Job Opportunities Tab.
MT DOUG GOLF COURSE grounds-keeping department is hiring full-time and part-time seasonal positions to be part of their outdoor team. Candidates must be willing to work early mornings 5:30 am to 1:30 pm weekdays, weekends and holidays. For more information and how to apply see the Saanich Career Education website at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Job Opportunities Tab.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Joy: email@example.com Website: www.themagicwandproject.ca
GRAD 2022 BOTTLE DRIVE is happening this Saturday, February 26th from 9am-12pm at Stelly's School. Please consider volunteering for 1, 2 or all 3 hours. Please bring a mask and gloves, we will have a sanitizing station also. This bottle drive is HUGE and is contributing lots to the year end grad 2022 event parents are helping with. You can also drop your bottles off anytime throughout the year at one of the three Bottle Depots in Victoria (Glanford, Quadra and Queens) and ask for the funds to be added to the Stelly's Parent Grad Account.
INTERNATIONAL LUNCHEON: All International Students are asked to attend a lunch on Thursday, Feb 24 in the Learning Commons. Pizza will be provided!
THAT'S IT FOR TODAY STELLY'S ... STAY GOLDEN AND MAROON!