The Daily Buzz

May 19th, 2022

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May 19th, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 19 May 2022, 11:53 AM


May 19th, 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 Cheese Burger with Roasted Garlic Aioli on Focaccia, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Taco Salad, French Fries, Veggie Coconut Curry on Rice Noodles, Bowtie Pasta with Chicken Velouté Sauce & Veggies or Spaghetti Carbonara with a biscuit.   Come on Down and check it out!

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.

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.

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.


Dodgeball Intramurals - Sign up your team of 5-6 by May 27th. Games will take place at lunch May 30th, June 1st & June 3rd.  Spectators welcome but no food allowed in the gym!


SIDNEY EMPLOYMENT EXPO is happening TODAY from 1pm to 4pm at the Mary Winspear Center.  - 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. See the Career Centre for more info!

PACIFIC DESIGN ACADEMY has an info session for Interior Design and Building Technology coming up on May 19th at 6pm (1252 Wharf St., Victoria, BC).  Do you want to learn more about what a career in Interior Design or Building Technology looks like?   Come to our info session hosted in-person at PDA and get details specifically catered to your interest in this booming industry!  You will also have the chance to meet other incoming and prospective students, so be sure to attend!  Make a RSVP:

PACIFIC DESIGN ACADEMY has an info session for Graphic Design App & Web Development coming up on May 26th at 6pm (1252 Wharf St., Victoria, BC).  Are you looking for an in-demand career that will help you express your creativity?  Graphic Design or App & Web Development might be the perfect fit for you!  Come learn about these popular programs at our upcoming in-person info session and learn how you can flourish as a graphic designer or app & web developer.  Make a RSVP:

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!

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 events:

-Saturday, May 28th, at 7:00 am to 12:30 pm. Swiftsure Yacht Race (breakfast cookout at Clover Point)

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

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

-Saturday, June 19, at 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, at 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, St. Stephen’s Church Concert (7921 St. Stephens Road, off Mt Newton X Rd.)

Sunday, July 10th, at 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM (either morning or afternoon) at Heritage Acres (7321 Lochside)

Saturday, July 16, at 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 or 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

GRAD 2022

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

We have more District Authority Scholarships than applications!   If you would still like to apply to receive a $1250 tuition voucher (valid for 5 yrs.), please create an application package and return to Mrs. Laws in the Office by Friday, May 27th!  Complete details on the Stelly's Scholarship website or see Mrs. Laws.

NOT READY FOR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY?   Come discover the possibilities of a 2022/23 gap year.  Gap Year Expo.  Saturday, May 28th and June 11, 2022.  12 pm to 3 pm PST | 3 pm to 6 pm EST.  A gap year is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity.  We’re here to help you make the most of it.  Canada’s one-stop-shop for gap year related support, information and resources,  

Mandatory Grad Rehearsals are at lunch in the Large Gym on 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 ... Why buy a Grad Tux or Dress when you can borrow one?  The Magic Wand 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. 


HOST FAMILIES NEEDED:  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

·      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!


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.