THE DAILY BUZZ
March 14th, 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 Turkey Panini with roasted Peppers& Artichokes, Sweet & Spicy Bacon Chicken Wrap, Chicken Caesar Salad, Nigerian Curry Chicken Rice Bowl, Mac & Cheese or a Chicken Quesadilla. Come on Down and check it out!
ANTIGEN TESTS – Stelly's has received their shipment of Antigen test kits and were handed out last week. Students with Block 2 spares and who missed last Tuesday can pick up their test kit from the main office.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone message: 250-544-0300. Please perform BC’s K-12 daily health check before arriving at school.
STUDENT PARKING: Reminder to all students who are parking in the student parking lot... you need to be registered. Parking forms are available in the Main Office.
STUDENT ABSENCE OR LATE: If a student will be absent or late for class, we ask that parents/guardians either email email@example.com or phone the Attendance Line 250-544-0300 to let the school know.
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 ... if you haven't handed in your uniform yet ... do so today to the main office!
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or come to room 51 at break or lunch for more information. http://www.explorica.ca/liberatore-5426 . For more information you can also email Tasha at email@example.com.
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 imp.med.ubc.ca/shirzadinfosession2022/
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 @ 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 236-464-1575. For volunteers for basic computer tutors: Email: email@example.com 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 https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Volunteer Opportunities tab.
SIDNEY PIER HOTEL is looking for a Houseperson @ $17.50 an hour. Duties would include attending to all guest requests for delivery of housekeeping items and responsible for assisting in minor maintenance. See the Saanich Career Education website at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Job Opportunities tab for the complete job description. Please send your resume to Lisa Nordstrom.
BLUE'S BAYOU CAFE (Dishwasher) - Dishwashers needed for evening shifts, 5:30-9ish. Blue’s Bayou Cafe located at 899 Marchant Road, Brentwood Bay, BC. $16.00 hour to start + tips + a meal. Please drop your resume off at Blue’s Bayou Cafe.
MATTICK'S FARM MINI-GOLF is looking for a part-time Kiosk Attendant. Start date would be March 2022 Spring Break (subject to weather conditions) $15.20 hour. Applications must be available to work weekends and evenings. Cash handling and previous customer service experience is preferred. Food Safe Level 1 Certificate is a requirement. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
NORGARDEN ESTATES in Sidney is looking to hire Dining Room Servers for their three dining rooms. The positions are part time 4 pm - 8 pm. $19.29 hour. FOODSAFE is a requirement. Email Leah Ralph your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
THRIFTY'S CENTRAL SAANICH LOCATION Central Saanich location (7860 Wallace Drive) is hiring in all departments. (bakery, front end, grocery, produce, deli, meat & seafood counters) $16.00 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 @ https://www.thriftyfoods.com/career
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 TODAY 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
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.
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! This week is GRAD Spirit week. Today is Bikers vs Surfers Day. Tomorrow is Dress like a Teacher Day!
GRAD SPRING PLANT FUNDRAISER! GRADS are offering a Spring Plant Fundraiser! For each plant that you sell, you get $5 credited towards your Grad Dinner Dance ticket. This is an excellent opportunity to reduce costs and get some beautiful flowers, plants, veggies, and herbs. You can either collect orders and record your sales on the attached order form, or you can refer people to the link below to access the website. Orders and money are due on April 14th and plants will arrive on May 3rd. Please see Ms. Tamboline in room 43 if you have any questions.
GRAD 2022 BOTTLE DRIVE is happening on Saturday, March 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.
THAT'S IT FOR TODAY STELLY'S ... STAY GOLDEN AND MAROON!