The Daily Buzz

April 28th, 2022

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April 28th, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 28 April 2022, 11:38 AM


April 28th, 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 Beef Dip with Mozza Onions & Au Jus, Turkey Club Wrap, Roasted Beet Feta & Quinoa Salad, Weiner Schnitzel with Hunter Spice Spätzle & Veggies, Butter Chicken with Naan Bread or Baked Rose Sauce with Cheese Tortellini & a biscuit.   Come on Down and check it out! 

REMINDER TO BAND STUDENTS: Band practice is happening after school from 2:15pm until 3:30pm. See Mr. Ziegler if you have any questions!

GRADE 12 FRENCH IMMERSION STUDENTS: there will be a very important meeting and short rehearsal for the French Immersion Grade 12 students in the Big Gym during lunch today. This information session and rehearsal is for the K - 12 Gift Exchange which will take place on Tuesday evening, May 03.

ATTENTION STELLY'S STINGERS ... do you like to Act, Dance or Sing? Sign up for the last coffee concert of the year taking place on Wednesday, May 11th. Sign-up sheet is located outside the band room. Sign up closes on May 6th so get your name in soon!

Antigen Tests for Students - Reminder to students that if you didn’t pick up your box of antigen tests yet, they are available in the office. Students are allowed to receive one box each.

CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH are selling Quebec Maple Syrup as a fundraiser! If you are interested in buying some before May 22nd ... email or come to the office !

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. Registration is on the SD#63 website. Registration will close June 15, 2022.

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 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 meets this week in Room 14. Our fundraiser begins next week, so we need as many people as possible! Leadership is cancelled Friday so come out today.  Check the Google Classroom for your assignment due Friday.

CALLING ALL INDIGENOUS GRADE 12'S STUDENTS: there will be a mandatory meeting on Friday, April 29th in the Learning Commons at lunch. Lunch will be provided. Important topics include Grad requirements, Scholarships, and Awards. See you there!



>Tactical Day with Abbotsford Fire & Rescue Services // Sunday, June 12, 2022 – Abbotsford, BC

>Search & Rescue with Canadian Coast Guard // TBA – Richmond, BC 

>Day Sail on a Warship with the Royal Canadian Navy// Monday, July 4, 2022 - Vancouver, BC  

Note:  Please check the individual event descriptions for any minimum age restrictions – these are set by agency partners for liability reasons.  Proof of full vaccination is required!   See the Saanich Career Education website at under the Opportunities for Girls tab for more information and to apply. 

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 

WORKBC is hosting our first In-Person Job Fair for youth in over 2 years!  WORK 4 (YOU)th (Ages 15 to 30).  Masks Required for Everyone’s Safety.  When: Thursday, May 12th, from 3 - 6 pm   Where: WorkBC Centre at 201-1483 Douglas Street.   Youth-friendly employers, info tables about awesome free services, prizes, swag. Pre-Registration encouraged. Drop-ins welcome!  Register here:

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.

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.


EMBRACE ARTS FOUNDATION is looking to hire a Summer Camp Leader.  Embrace Arts Foundation is an organization devoted to creating meaningful artistic opportunities for individuals of all abilities. We run classes, camps, school programs, shows, and community events on Vancouver Island. Embrace strives to build safe places of connection through movement, music, and artistic expression. For more information (job descriptions, your primary role and job requirements) and to apply see the Saanich Career website at      It is recommended that you apply by April 29th, 2022.

BARB'S FISH & CHIPS is hiring Cooks, Prep Cooks, Cashiers & Dishwashers. Help wanted from 8 am to 8 pm seven days a week, full time and part-time.  Ultra-flexible hours and days of work to suit your schedule.  For more information and to apply on-line: 

CEANESSE KITCHEN LTD. is looking for part- or full-time workers in their shop over the summer!  The duties would be wrapping parts for shipping and receiving, installing doors and drawer fronts on cabinets. There will also be an opportunity to learn some of the basic machinery. No experience is required as we train in house. Steel toed boots are required, a good attitude and we will provide everything else.  Hours are 7:00 to 3:30 Monday to Friday, starting wage is $18 hour.  To apply email your resume to Chris Strasbourg at

VINTAGE WOODWORKS INC. -  Is a heritage restoration specialist company and award-winning manufacturer of replica energy efficient custom wood windows, doors and storefronts.  They are recruiting new employees to join their team as joinery apprentices or glass installers.  Vintage Woodworks has built a have built a team of professional red seal joiners and are proud of the work we have done to build these meaningful careers with our valued team. If you are interested in providing this opportunity please contact  Tracy Pheiffer  (Human Resources) or Judith Milne  (General Manager).

AIRLINE GROUND SERVICES COMPANY at the Victoria International Airport is looking to hire full and part-time baggage handlers.  Job consists of: unloading/loading aircraft of baggage and freight, marshalling, towing aircraft, aircraft interior cleaning.  Employees must be able to drive baggage tugs, belt loaders & other ramp side equipment.   Starting wage $18.25/hr. with steady increases.  Must enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather, be able to lift up to 50lbs, plus be able to kneel, crawl, and work in tight spaces.  Having a driver’s license is a plus. Evenings/mornings/weekend shifts available.  Apply to:

GRAD 2022

REMINDER to Grads ... Please hand in your grad forms to the main office by this Friday, April 29th!

INFORMATION FOR GRAD 2022 PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:  We will be having a virtual grad parent/caregiver meeting on Thursday, April 28th at 7:15pm to relay important information about graduation events that we have already shared with our grads.  This is directly following Parent-Teacher Interviews and therefore, any parents/caregivers unable to get home for this virtual meeting can join us in the Learning Commons.  

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.


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.