The Daily Buzz

May 16th, 2022

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May 16th, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Monday, 16 May 2022, 12:05 PM


May 16th, 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 Ham & Cheese Ciabatta, Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap, Beef Barley Soup with a biscuit, Mac & Cheese, Strawberry Spinach Brie & Chicken Salad, or a Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowl.   Come on Down and check it out!

Reminder that May 17th is International day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. If you can rock some rainbows in your flower power hippie gear, I know it will be appreciated. We have the largest populations of the LGBTQIA+ Community in our neighborhood and a good representation at our school who often feel unsupported in society. Let’s show them we care.

STELLY'S SENIOR DRAMA CLASS presents “The Outsiders” based on the classic novel by S.E. Hinton. The Musical runs from May 25th thru May 27th in the MPR at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm and tickets are $10 and available in the Main Office.

ALL INDIGENOUS STUDENTS are invited to a field trip to Camosun Interurban Campus on Thursday May 19th. Come to the Cultural Room to grab a field trip form!

ATTN ALL GRADUATING FRENCH IMMERSION STUDENTS ... Please stop by the office and pick up your small token of congratulations from the Canadian Parents for French.

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.


SKILLS CANADA BC ONLINE INVENTORS MONTH CHALLENGE:  Get creative and spread awareness about occupational health and safety!  Research a trade or technology of your choice, find a health and/or safety hazard and invent a way to spread awareness and try to prevent accidents from happening in that environment.  Deadline for entering is June 17, 2022.  The Winner will receive a $25 e-gift card of your choice.  See the Poster on the Saanich Career Education webpage @  under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab for Contest Details, Challenge Materials, Challenge Instructions, and more!!


1)     Completion of online courses: Deadline is June 30th

2)     Registration 101 Webinars: May 16 to June 2: In advance of course registration opening in mid-June, our office will host Registration 101 Webinars from Monday, May 16 to Thursday, June 2 at various time slots to help incoming students prepare for course registration. Students can now sign up for Registration 101 webinars. 

3)     Zoom workshops for Grade 10/11 students hosted by Gustavson: Any interested Grade 10 or 11 student can register to attend these sessions:

a.      Adulting 101:  personal finance for students preparing for college & university – May 18 and 19

b.      Creativity 101:  train your brain to be more creative & why it matters more than ever – May 25

4)     Specific-criteria (application-based) entrance scholarship timeline: Applications for the specific-criteria application entrance awards will be adjudicated between May 15 and July 30. All award winners will be notified by email following this adjudication period.  If a student is awarded a specific-criteria scholarship, they must accept the award offer by the deadline stated on their offer letter.  

5)     First year housing guarantee offer timeline:  Residence Services will begin issuing 1st year guaranteed housing offers in late May via email. Applicants are reminded to please read the email thoroughly and respond within the timeframe indicated.

THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT CAMOSUN COLLEGE is hosting its first live face to face information session on Thursday, May 26th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  The School of Business Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.  For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Events, Info Session and more tab. No need to register in advance, simply visit our website and join the meeting approximately 5 minutes before the start time.  Google Chrome is the recommended browser.

BC REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS - “Plan A” Summer Youth Employment Program.  Get PAID to Learn a Trade.  It’s a skill you will have forever!  No experience required!  Visit your Career Centre for more details and for an application!

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. Thursday , 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.


THE VICTORIA SENIOR "A" SHAMROCKS are looking for volunteers to be a part of their team for the 2022 lacrosse season.  The Shamrocks play out of the Q Centre Arena and have 9 home games running from May 27 to July 29, with the possibility of playoffs in August.  They are looking for volunteers for the following positions:  ☘ Fan Ambassadors ☘ Fan Experience Agents ☘ Promotions Team ☘ Fan Engagement ☘ Team Community Events ☘Deadline to apply: Friday May 20th. See the Saanich Career Education webpage at under the Volunteer Opportunities tab for all the duties and the Volunteer Application Form.

CENTRAL SAANICH LIONS CLUB is looking for volunteers for the following event on Saturday, May 28, 7:00 am to 12:30 pm. Swiftsure Yacht Race (breakfast cookout at Clover Point)

CENTRAL SAANICH LIONS CLUB is looking for volunteers for the following events in June: 

-Saturday, June 4, 9:00 am - 11:30 am. Clean-up at our Lions Hall (6994 East Saanich Rd.)  

-Saturday, June 11, 9:00 am - 11:30 am. Clean up at our Lions Hall (6994 East Saanich Rd.).  

-Saturday, June 19, 7:30 am - 12:30 pm. Pancake breakfast.  Father's Day Prostate Walk (Camosun College parking lot on Markham Rd,  Interurban Campus).  

-Saturday, June 25, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, St. Stephen’s Church Concert (7921 St. Stephens Road, off Mt Newton X Rd.)

Central Saanich Lions Club is looking for volunteers for their BIGGEST Events on Sunday, July 10, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM  (either morning or afternoon) at Heritage Acres (7321 Lochside) & Saturday, July 16, 7:30 am to 3:00 pm Deuce Days Car Show (TBA West Burnside Road).   Please contact Ken Burkowski for details.  The Lion Club can provide transportation, they appreciate all volunteers. Home phone: 250 652 3217   ➤   Cell: 250 812 9028 


EUGENES'S GREEK FOOD LTD. -  is looking for energetic part time workers who can work on their own at their warehouse! (14-6782 Veyaness Road).  The job consists of packaging pita bread, you must be able to lift 25lbs, Saturdays and Sundays, $17.00hr. Email your resume to

ISLAND RETURN IT DEPOT has summer positions available, part-time and full-time.  Island Return It is a family owned and operated business, they recycle bottles and cans for refund; also, electronics, small appliances and light bulbs at no cost.  They are located in Sidney (#5-10025 Galaran Rd), location hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-5 (hours are flexible).  $18-25 hour (+ tips depending on position).  Contact Jay at 604-812-7722 or the Depot directly at 778-351-2828

HERITAGE MASONRY is hiring labourers and supports apprenticeship training for labourers who wish to level up their masonry skills and experience. Contact Kaye Abellana  250-891-4999  

BABYSITTER WANTED: A mom in North Saanich (Veyaness Road) is looking for a babysitter for the occasional evening.  Two girls ages 5 and 2.  $18.00 hour.  Please TEXT Julie @ (250) 507-6917

CORDOVA BAY UNITED CHURCH has an 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.

GRAD 2022

REMINDER to Grads ... If you haven't handed in your GRAD FORMS YET ... DO SO ASAP!! They are PAST DUE!

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

MAGIC WAND PROJECT:  Magic Wand Project is a non-profit organization that offers an inexpensive and eco-friendly alternative to grad outfits for both girls and boys. This is a chance to borrow, rather than buy, a dress, suit or tux, (a small fee for cleaning is the only charge). All outfits are new or like-new, and all accessories are included. Any student is eligible.  To book an appointment to view the selection of available clothes, email Elizabeth: or Joy:   Website:

GRAD 2022 BOTTLE DRIVE is happening on Saturday, May 28th 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. 


SAANICH INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM (SISP)  is actively looking for new Host Families for our international students joining us at the end of August 2022.  Make lifelong friendships, provide a student with a home away from home and share the beauty of your community!  If you are interested in this opportunity, host families are provided: $975 per month per student (students must have their own bedroom), ongoing support from the SISP Homestay team and International students who are fully vaccinated.  Sign up for a no-commitment consultation with one of our Homestay Coordinators or start your application to become a host family!