The Daily Buzz

May 4th, 2022

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May 4th, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 3:27 PM


May 4th, 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 Baked Turkey Panini with Cheese topped with Spinach, Bacon Chicken Caesar Wrap, Chicken Roasted Beets & Brie Salad, Veggie Lasagna, Spaghetti in a Creamy Pesto Sauce with Italian Sausage, Korean Beef on Udon Noodles or Artisan Pizza (Cheese, Meat, Hawaiian or BBQ Chicken).  Come on Down and check it out! 

SCHOLARSHIP MEETING is happening next week on Wednesday, May 11th at lunch in Learning Commons! 

PLEASE SUPPORT THE MISSING & MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN & GIRLS DAY FUNDRAISER by buying a red dress pin today for $1 at lunch in the main foyer.  If you are interested in fundraising for MMIWG Day by selling felted red dresses to your classes, please see Caitlyn or Aimee in the Cultural room to pick up packages of red dresses. Return any you don't sell to the cultural room. All students, remember to wear your red dresses on Thursday May 5th in recognition of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. 

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 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.


SCIENCE RENDEZVOUS - Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm   This year, Camosun College and UVic are partnering to bring Science Rendezvous to Victoria for the first time. Science Rendezvous is a national STEM outreach initiative with one of the largest one-day festivals promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Canada. For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at under the 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:  

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT OPEN at CENTRAL SAANICH POLICE SERVICE - Apply to be a Volunteer at    Application deadline:  May 13, 2022 at 4 pm.  For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Volunteer Opportunities 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 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.


>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. 

CAMOSUN BRIDGE WATCH RATING PROGRAM - High school graduates can begin their career at sea! Indigenous people and women who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents are invited to participate in the fully-funded Bridge Watch Rating program.  You will learn and enhance seamanship skills, earn nationally-recognized certifications, and embark upon an exciting, entry-level career in the Marine industry. For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Post Secondary School/University Information tab.


CORDOVA BAY UNITED CHURCH has a exciting job opportunity in their Church office assisting with summer programs.  The job runs from June 6 - August 26, 2022.  $18.00 hour - 30 hours a week.  For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at   under the Job Opportunities tab.

SWANS BREWERY & PUB are looking to fill full and part-time Kitchen Porter and Prep Cook positions!   The Kitchen Porter role is responsible for supporting and assisting in Kitchen operations including cleaning, prepping, portioning and has the potential to move into a cooking role.  This position also offers a flexible schedule, ideal for students.  The Prep Cook role is responsible for prepping ingredients, cooking / preparing recipes to specifications, assist in catering, general cleaning and dishwashing, and works closely alongside Line Cooks.  This position has a flexible schedule, ideal for students, and has the potential to move into a line cooking role.  For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at   under the Job Opportunities tab.

ISLAND HEALTH is looking to hire a number of Environmental Service workers.  For more information about how to start your Career in Environmental Services - About Island Health - Why Environmental Services at Island Health visit the Saanich Career Education website at under the Job Opportunities tab.  All applications should go to

YYJ LAWNS is seeking a team member for summer work, immediately!! This would include mowing, trimming and other routine yard work.  All training and equipment are provided.  $20.00 hour.  For more information and how to apply see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Job Opportunities tab.

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 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 ... If you haven't handed in your GRAD FORMS YET ... DO SO ASAP!! They were due last Friday!

Mandatory Grad Rehearsals are at lunch on May 12, May 16 & June 16. Also, on May 27th we are heading to UVIC to do the final Rehearsal.  Please put these in your calendar and do not miss these important rehearsals!!

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 in the MPR! at lunch.