The Daily Buzz

March 7th, 2022

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March 7th, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Monday, 7 March 2022, 11:36 AM


March 7th, 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 Baked Ham & Cheese Ciabatta with Arugula & Onions, French Chicken Salad Wrap with Feta, Black & Blue Chicken Salad, BBQ Beef & Broccoli on Udon Noodles, Mac & Cheese or Cream of Mushroom Soup with a biscuit.  Come on Down and check it out! 

STELLY'S SPRING COFFEE CONCERT is happening on Wednesday, March 9th at 6:30pm in the MPR.  Reserve your seats in Advance by contacting @STELLYSPERFORMINGARTS on Instagram. Masks will be MANDATORY at the event!

COURSE SELECTION FORMS SHOULD HAVE BEEN RETURNED LAST THURSDAY, March 3rd. For anyone who hasn't returned theirs ... Please do so today! 

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.


REMINDER TO ALL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ... please return your uniforms to Mr. Hart in the computer lab! Thank You!

Badminton is starting Tuesday & Wednesday in the big gym after school

Track & Field is starting Monday & Wednesday afterschool starting from Sidhu's room

Basketball open gym on Thursday afterschool in the big gym.


The Social Justice Club is collecting donations for the Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine. Donated money will help support immediate relief efforts, long-term recovery, and other critical humanitarian activities, both in Ukraine and surrounding countries that are supporting displaced populations.  Club members will be coming to classes next week and delivering envelopes for donations, or you can see Mrs. Wallace in room 30. Every dollar we donate will be matched by the Canadian Federal government until March 18th. Thank you Stelly’s!!!

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 or come to room 51 at break or lunch for more information. . For more information you can also email Tasha at


WANT TO BE DOCTOR?  Want to go to medical school on Vancouver Island? Then check out the upcoming Island Medical Program (@UBCIslandMedicalProgram) info session at UVic on March 15 at 4 pm - 6 pm.  Learn how at a special info session hosted by Dr. Shahin Shirzad, Asst. Dean of Admissions, & IMP Students.  RSVP at

Women in Trades and Technology Exploration Day is on Thursday, April 21st, 2022   9:30 - 2:00 @ Camosun College (Interurban).  Students will have the opportunity to participate in 2 trades and 2 technology hands-on activities.  Students do not get to pick their activities.  Trades: Electrical - Fine Furniture - Sheet Metal - Automotive Technology: Computer Science - Camosun Innovates - Mechanical Engineering - Electronics. Please see your Career Centre for permission letter and field trip form.  See the Poster on Saanich Career Education website @ 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  under the Travel and Exchanges 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 under the Events, Info Session and more tab.


THE VICTORIA LITERACY CONNECTION is looking for tutors and volunteers to read with children. Both roles are only online at this point, so you would be volunteering from the comfort of your own home!  Open to ages 16+.  This is a great way to accrue your 30 hours of volunteer work! Training will be provided.  For volunteers reading with children: Email:  or call: 236-464-1575.  For volunteers for basic computer tutors: Email: or call 250-385-0014

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.


BUTCHARD GARDENS JOB FAIR is happening on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 from 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  for more information and for application link.

THRIFTY'S CENTRAL SAANICH (7860 Wallace Drive) is hiring in all departments (bakery, front end, grocery, produce, deli, meat & seafood counters) $15.20 an hour.  Thrifty’s is willing to sponsor you for Work Experience 12A - 12B*.  Apply in person at the Customer Service Desk with a resume and application, applications are online @

ADRIENNE'S RESTAURANT & TEA GARDEN AT MATTICK'S FARM - Is looking for Barista assistants, cashiers, and dishwashers for after school and weekends $15.25 + tips.  Apply online at: or drop off your resume at the restaurant.

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     under the Training, Workshops and Camps 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 under the Job Opportunities Tab.

GRAD 2022

Last chance grad clothing order!  The online store is open now until April 4 - Don't miss out!  White T-shirt available for use at the Grad TIE DYE event in May.

Hey Grads! Grad Spirit week is coming up March 14-18
Monday - Bikers vs Surfers Tuesday - Dress like a teacher Wednesday - Childhood Memories  Thursday - Green for St Patrick's Day  Friday - Purple + Spring Sting! 

If you handed in your Grade 10 Course selection form on the morning of Thursday, February 24th ... please drop by the office as we have one without a name on it! It was for a male who asked for Culinary Arts, Wood, Metal and Media.