The Daily Buzz

April 7th, 2022

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April 7th, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 7 April 2022, 11:34 AM


April 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 Beef Dip with Mozza & au jus, Bacon Cheese & Chicken Ranch Wrap, Turkey Dinner with Mashed Potatoes Veggies, gravy & Stuffing, Szechuan Pork and Peppers on Rice, Veggie or Chicken Cheese Quesadilla, Chicken Caesar Salad or a Cheesy Baked Pasta with Sausage.  Come on Down and check it out! 

The Social Justice Club would like to thank the Stelly’s community for donating to the Red Cross Ukrainian Relief Fund. With your support, Stelly’s sent $1,422 from the school!  And direct donations from dedicated Stelly’s families brought our donation   total to around $1,700!  Thank you again, Stingers, for all your help and support!

CHANGES TO MASK REGULATIONS: As indicated by the Public Health Orders, the use of masks are OPTIONAL NOW. We must all respect the decision and physical space of others whether they choose to wear a mask or not.   Regardless of mask use, please continue to monitor your health and remain home if you are unwell.

CHECK OUT THE FREE CLOTHING RACK OUTSIDE THE TEXTILES ROOM! Come on and check it out and help yourself!

Any students wishing to REWRITE their Literacy 10, Numeracy 10 or Literacy 12 exams please see Mr. Braun in the office ASAP. We will be rewriting at the end of April.

ONE PLANET STUDENT CHALLENGE - All students in Victoria are invited to submit a video or illustration to answer: How might we bring one Planet Living Ideas into our Community? Check out the website ... for more information!

IS YOUR CHILD GRADUATING IN 2023? We are looking for a grad 2023 parent to take over the monthly bottle drop offs?  It has become a huge fundraiser, so far, we have raised over $10,000 in bottles!  We have April and May drop offs, and then June we pass it over to the 2023 crew. Please contact Darcy Winkel at

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 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.


Indigenous Leadership will be cancelled on Friday due to the Stinger Conference. All Indigenous students, if you would like to come on a field trip to UVic, please come see Caitlyn or Aimee in the Cultural Room. On Tuesday, April 12th there is a mandatory meeting for all Indigenous Leadership students in Room 33 at lunch.

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


Have you ever thought about a career in the high demand areas of "Information Technology Systems and Networking Administration or Web and Mobile Development?" Join us online on Tuesday, April 12th at 7 pm - 8 pm to learn more about Vancouver Island University's diploma programs through the ITAS department that will help you build a career in these exciting technology fields.  To register visit the Saanich Career Education webpage at: under Events, Info Sessions and more tab

WORKBC is excited to announce a series of virtual and in-person events to celebrate BC Youth Week May 2nd to 6th.  To register and see the different presentations visit the Saanich Career Education webpage at: under Events, Info Sessions and more tab

BCIT Radio Arts & Entertainment Program - is accepting applications for their full-time diploma program in September 2022.  For more information and how to apply, see the Saanich Career Education website at    under the Post Secondary Schools/University Information tab.

TRADES EXPLORATION (TEx Program) - TEx Program, in Semester 2 next year at Claremont Secondary, it can help you discover the trade that suits you and your talents best, and, lead into post secondary trades training at Camosun College. Tex combines school-based instruction with actual workplace experience in Carpentry, Plumbing, Welding and Electrical, giving you a comprehensive overview of each of these trade areas.  Learn about each trade, fast track your future and earn up to 8 credits toward grad for completing 2 courses!  See Ms. Hackman in the Career Centre for more information.

INDIGENOUS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! You’re invited to explore pathways to post secondary with UVic and Camosun on Thursday, April 14, 2022.  If you are interested ... email    For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at  under the Events, Info Session and more tab.

WOMEN IN TRADES & TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATION DAY - There is still room at the Women in Trades and Technology Exploration Day happening 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.  TRADES: Electrical - Fine Furniture - Sheet Metal - Automotive   TECHNOLOGY: Computer Science - Camosun Innovates - Mechanical Engineering - Electronics.   Please see the 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.


SIDNEY EMPLOYMENT EXPO - Explore part-time job opportunities - Gain valuable experience and confidence in talking to employers - Take part in the Resume Bootcamp station - Explore career options - Gain insight into the local labour market. May 19, 2022 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mary Winspear Centre. For the poster see the Saanich Education Career webpage at   under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab.

LEGION MANOR VICTORIA is a supportive and assisted living community for seniors.  They are looking to hire:   Dishwasher, $20.56 hour (permanent part-time) + Free lunch and Gardener $21.00 hour (seasonal) Monday-Friday, + Free lunch.  For more information and for job descriptions see the Saanich Career Education website at:  under the Job Opportunities tab

SIDNEY SAVE-ON FOODS is NOW HIRING for all positions ... For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Job Opportunities tab

THE RUMRUNNER PUB & RESTAURANT is looking for bussers!  $15.20 an hour + tips.  To apply contact Bill Singer directly @ (250) 661-2207 (9881 Seaport Place, Sidney).

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 @

GRAD 2022

IT IS A TRADITION AT STELLYS TO INCORPORATE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES IN OUR GRAD RECOGNITION CEREMONY:  Talk to Mr. Ziegler if you have any questions.  Apply by April 14th.  Auditions will take place May 4th and May 6th.

REMINDER to Grads ... Please hand in your grad forms to the main office!

VALEDICTORIAN & EMCEE APPLICATIONS - Due April 19th   - If you wish to apply for the role of Valedictorian or Ceremony Emcee please complete the form on the Grad Google Drive and submit by April 19th. For your application you will need the names of 8 people who nominate you. They will be contacted to confirm they support your application: 4 of your peers, 2 teachers, 1 counsellor & 1 administrator.  Valedictorian applications will also need to provide details of 2 extra-curricular activities and one voluntary or leadership role beyond the scope of the classroom!

GRAD SCHOLARSHIP meeting is happening on Wednesday, April 20th at lunch in the Learning Commons. See Mrs. Laws if you have any questions!

STELLY'S 2022 AFTERGRAD SILENT AUCTION, website ( and it will be LIVE from April 6th thru19th finishing up at Brewskies pub for a Beer 'n Burger night, Tuesday April 19th.  Tickets for the Beer ’n Burger are $25 and can be purchased by emailing Christa Flight at  Thanks for all your support of our 2022 grads!

GRAD SPRING PLANT FUNDRAISER is happening right now! 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 order form, or you can refer people to the link 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.


KIDSPORT GREATER VICTORIA: Financial support for families in need, So ALL Kids Can Play.   KidSport Greater Victoria is a local organization that exists to help families in need access organized sport opportunities for their children. To be eligible for up to $600 per year in registration fee support, children must be 18 years or under, families must be within financial eligibility limits, and season must be at least 8 weeks long with an eligible sport organization.  For more information, a list of eligible local sport organizations, and to apply, visit

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.