Stelly's Daily Buzz - January 16, 2024
STELLY’S DAILY BUZZ
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024
GENERAL SCHOOL NEWS
Stelly's senior musical theatre presents "Seussical" January 18th-21st. Tickets are $15. Get the QR code from one of our posters in the school, or they can also be purchased online using this link. We will also be selling tickets at lunchtime in the main foyer today, so stop by and get them while they last!
Application for most Canadian Universities, including Uvic, for the Fall 2024 intake is quickly approaching on January 31, 2024. Please check your Grad Google Classroom for very important information on upcoming virtual sessions for those interested in attending UVic.
Attention Grade 11 students - Are you interested in a career in medicine, scientific research, or cancer research? Come to a meeting this Thursday, January 18th at lunch in Room 43 to learn about the Deeley Summer Cancer Research Internship at the BC Cancer Agency.
The end of Semester 1 is coming up quickly! The end of January Assessment Schedule reminder can be found here. Please note the updated daily school schedule for the week of January 22nd as we will be running on a Copernican schedule.
CAFETERIA CLOSURE: during the week of January 22nd to 26th, there will be no food service available. Please come to school prepared with snacks or lunch. We look forward to welcoming you all back to regular cafeteria service on Monday January 29th.
IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP
January 16 - Stelly’s Parent Advisory Council Meeting (all are welcome). We will be hosting an in person meeting in the Learning Commons beginning at 6:30 - hope to see you there!
January 26 - Term 2 Ends
January 29 - Term 3 Begins
January 29-31 - Grad Photo Sessions (available for those students who have not yet had photos taken)
February 8 - Semester 1 report cards distributed electronically at 3pm
Jr Boys are playing at Parkland tonight - tip off at 5:45pm! Go Stingers!
Have you had your Grad photos taken yet? If not, there is an opportunity coming up January 29th to 31st. These dates are set aside for those grads who have not yet had their photos taken. To book your session, please visit https://schedule.prestigeportraits.ca/schedule/home.html. Please remember to enter Saanichton as the city.
If you are interested in Grad photo retakes, you must contact Lifetouch directly by phone (1-236-700-6470) or email (email@example.com) to book. Please include your name, school and reason for requesting retakes.
Hey Grads! Are you interested in blood donation? A Stelly's student is recruiting 7 eager people for a group donation on Monday January 29th at the Mary Winspear Centre, with appointment slots between 1pm and 4pm. This is a great opportunity to give back! Sign-up is on Thursday at lunch in the main foyer. See you there!
Are you interested in applying to UVic? Here are some upcoming important dates to note:
Discover UVic virtual information sessions are designed for prospective students to learn about all that the University of Victoria has to offer. We’ll cover topics from campus life and housing to hands-on learning and what it means to relocate to Victoria. Their next Discover UVic event is scheduled for January 18 at 6:00pm PST.
Destination UVic virtual sessions are designed for prospective international students to learn about why UVic education is a game-changer for international students. We’ll cover topics including international student supports at UVic, the affordability of living and learning in Victoria, the quality of life in Canada, and more. There will also be the opportunity to hear from current international students and recent alumni about their extraordinary journeys at UVic. There are Destination UVic events scheduled for January 19 at 9:00pm PST and January 23 at 5:00pm PST.
Parent Night virtual session will guide parents and guardians on how to help their students succeed and thrive in their first year of university with a focus on strategies to navigate the transition from high school to university. Prospective students are welcome. The next session is scheduled for January 16 at 7:00pm PST.
Students can visit Uvic's events webpage to register and find the most up-to-date information on our upcoming events.
Stelly’s Parent After Grad meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday January 17th, at 7pm in the Learning Commons.
Any parent interested in being involved with the After Grad planning committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, join the Facebook group, or check the Parent Dry Grad website for more details here.
The 49th National Student Commonwealth Forum (NSCF) is happening April 28th - May 3rd 2024 in Ottawa. Grade 11's and 12's, if you're interested in Global Issues this is an awesome chance to become a Global Ambassador! This year's focus is Climate Change. Apply now!
Are you thinking about going to Camosun but have some questions? There is an online Connect With Camosun Info Session TONIGHT, January 16th, from 6-7pm to learn more about Camosun, the application process and the supports available to students. Info available on the Camosun website
Check the Career Ed website or Career Board for more info!
SISP INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM STUDENTS
PROGRAM LUNCH There will be a pizza lunch and farewell ceremony during lunch block for all SISP international program students on Thursday January 18th in the Learning Commons. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
STUDENTS LEAVING Remember to complete and return to the International Office the Student Clearance Form on or before your last day of classes.
Stay Golden . . . and Maroon!