The Daily Buzz

April 13th, 2022

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April 13th, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 10:22 AM


April 13th, 2022


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


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Ham Cheese with Jalapeno Ranch Panini, Beef Steak Wrap, Greek Salad with Chicken Skewer, Greek Quinoa Salad, Lemon Shrimp & Basil Linguine, Ricotta & Spinach Manicotti Pizza or Butter Chicken with Naan on Basmati Rice.  Come on Down and check it out! 

SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION for 2022-2023 - Registration is now open for students to ride the school bus for the next 2022-2023 school year.  Students must be registered with SD63 Transportation Department and hold a current year bus pass in order to ride on the bus.  Registration is on-line, and you will need the following information when registering: Student Name, School, Grade, Student Number. Go to the SD#63 website to register. Registration will close June 15, 2022.

STELLY'S FILL THE HIVE FOOD DRIVE is taking place next Wednesday April 20th from 4-8pm. Student volunteers are needed to collect donations from homes in our community.  Complete the form on the Google Classroom to sign up!  See Mr. Braun, Mr. Hart, Mr. McDonald or Mrs. Dildy if you have any questions.

STUDIO #63 OPEN FOR BUSINESS on April 14th - Did you know that School District #63 has its own Hairstylist training program?  Studio 63 offers Hairdressing training in partnership with Vancouver Island University.  Appointments can be made at the studio MONDAYS-WEDNESDAYS from 12:45 to 4:00 pm or THURSDAYS from 11:30 to 6:00pm for a $5 haircut, style or scalp massage!  To book an appointment, call 250-652-5381 and support our own SD#63 Hairdressing program (located at the Saanichton Learning Centre, 1649 Mt Newton X Rd).  Walk-ins are welcome too!

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.

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.


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


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.

PACIFIC DESIGN ACADEMY is hosting an open house on April 21st @ 6:00 pm.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the school and to see all of the amazing work PDA students have done this year!  Pacific Design Academy is located at 1252 Wharf Street.  Phone: 250-383-3631. Website:  Email:

FINDING SUCCESS IN DESIGN - a webinar about finding your career path in design post-secondary school.  Are you a creative individual with an interest in art and design? Would you like to know how your passions can become a fulfilling career?  Is studying art and design the next step for you? April 28th at 7:00 pm. See the Saanich Career Education website at   under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab to register.

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

WOMEN IN TRADES VIRTUAL MEET & GREET - Women in Trades Virtual Meet & Greet for Female High School Students. This FREE virtual Event takes place on Monday, May 9th, 2022 at 6:30 PST pm, ends at 8:00 PST pm.  See the poster and register on the Saanich Career Education website under Events, Info Sessions and more tab 

CANADIAN COAST GUARD DAYS - Friday, June 10th, Victoria Base (25 Huron St.)  Have you ever considered a career with the Coast Guard?  Check out several booths and demonstrations highlighting who we are and the type of work we do from helicopter operations, vessel tour, search and rescue, aids to navigation, and more…  If interested see Mr. Bailey in Room #27.

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.


WEED EATING JOB - Your own weed eater is required!!  1 hour every week or every two weeks, as needed $30.00 per visit. (Lochside / Mt. Newton area).  Contact Melanie at 778.426.1197

THE INTER-CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF GREATER VICTORIA are hiring interpreters and translators who speak Ukrainian and Russian. If you or anyone you know is fluent in English and Ukrainian or English and Russian, please contact  To learn more about ICA's evolving response to the Ukraine crisis, The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria have set up a Ukraine web page

ELK LAKE FARM is looking for Farm/garden help! If you are interested in being outside and getting exercise, you may be a good candidate for this local job. A good learning experience on an organic fruit farm.  Right now, the employer is looking for someone to help with weeding, shoveling, mowing grass; and picking blackberries in July, starting at $16.00 hour. Scheduling is flexible, starting at as little as 3 hours per week, working up to more hours and potential summer work. The farm is located on Old West Saanich Rd. on the other side of Elk Lake. Contact: Cindy (250) 479-7773. 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GARDENING? Strong student required for help with moving rocks, posts and general garden maintenance.  Saturdays, 4 hours at a time $15.65 hour. If you interested email  (Bear Hill Road)

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 at 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

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 tomorrow, April 14th.  Auditions will take place May 4th and May 6th.

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

HELLO LOVELY GRADS!!  Who needs to learn how-to walk-in heels? I'm sure many of you! Anyone is welcome to attend the "heels" lesson on Tuesday, May 10th (there will be another date too) at lunch...location TBA.

STELLY'S 2022 AFTERGRAD are having another ROSE FUNDRAISER from Eurosa Farms.  Orders due this Thursday, April 14, with delivery for next Friday, April 22, from 2-3 at Stelly’s School.  Please email your orders to Darcy Winkel, and you can pay via etransfer (same email) or cash/cheque to the school office in an envelope with your name on it.  Thanks for your support of our 2022 grads!

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.

GRAD 2022 BOTTLE DRIVE is happening Saturday, April 23rd 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. 


ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRIP: A reminder to all International Students going on the Rocky Mt. Trip to meet in Room 24 TODAY at 11:30. Please be on time!


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