Daily Announcements

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
by Donna Punt - Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 9:16 AM


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Early Dismissal Tomorrow:  A reminder that tomorrow Wednesday February 15th is early dismissal at 2:08 pm.

Bake Sale: A reminder that the Grade 8 Farewell bake sale is today at 1:16 pm

Ms. Fuller's PE Classes: Please meet in the BLUE computer lab this week for our last week of RESORT work.

Band Sectionals:
There is a saxophone sectional today at 12:47 in the band room. Please bring your lunch. 

Stage Band:
There is a Stage Band rehearsal today at 1:16 in the Band room.

Talent Show:
Students who have already signed up for the Talent Show Auditions, and those who are thinking about joining, please meet in room 220 today during 2nd recess.

Baby Photos:
A reminder that Grade 8 Baby photos need to be emailed to Miss Cottier (ecottier@sd63.bc.ca) within one month to be in the yearbook for this year! No baby photos will be accepted after the March 10th deadline.

Craft Club: Today at 1:16 at room 125.

Judo: Judo club after school today in MPR at 3:30 pm

Canteen today: On sale at recess -chocolate chip cookies, smoothies, mac & cheese

France Trip 2017: Meeting this Thursday at 1:16 pm in Mrs. Ryan's room.

Canteen tomorrow: Popcorn sold every Wednesday at first recess. Popcorn $1.50,

Science Challengers:
Are you interested in science? If you would like to learn about topics not covered in class and you would be willing to compete for Royal Oak at a competition at Uvic, please come to an important information meeting at lunch recess tomorrow, Wednesday February 15th in Room 130.

Math Challengers:
The final Grade 8 Math Challengers meeting is this Thursday, February 16th at 1:16 in Miss Cottier's room. Reminder that the competition is Friday, February 17th and we will be leaving ROMS promptly at 12:15pm by school bus. Please bring a calculator and several pencils.



Grade 6 Girls
At first recess, All grade 6 girls volleyball players must meet in Ms. Espedido's room today.

Grade 7 Girls:
There is a mandatory meeting for Mrs. Blaikie and Mrs. Robson's Grade 7 girls volleyball team at first recess in Mrs. Blaikie's room to discuss rides for the game tomorrow.

This week's practice schedule has been posted on the ROMS Athletics web page. Please have a look as practice times may have changed. Also, go to lowerislandschoolsports.ca to view game schedules for all competitive teams and
6/7 REC teams.

There will be a very important meeting for all gr 7 girls on Mr. Phillips volleyball team to discuss transportation to today's game at FIRST RECESS in the gym. All players must attend.

Grade 6/7 Intra murals: Divisions playing in today's 6/7 basketball intramurals are: M-5 vs M-6 and 7-1 vs 7-2. Players must come to the gym in full PE strip and be ready to play by 1:25pm today.

Grade 8 Intra Murals:
Notice to divisions 8-5,8-6, 8-7 8-8 and staff of your dodgeball intra-mural games Wednesday at lunch.

Grade 8 Boys Rugby:
Notice to all grade 8 boys interested in playing rugby for ROMS - there is an information meeting in Mr. Stanchfield's room Thursday at morning recess.

Tuesday’s ROMS TV Announcements

Good afternoon Royal Oak! Here are the News stories you have been waiting for. This is 751 News and Today is Tuesday, February 14

Do you know that the only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia

Did you also know African Grey Parrots have vocabularies of over 200 words

Welcome back from a long weekend. Trust you had a great family day yesterday.

Today is Valentines day. We at ROMS TV wish everyone a happy day filled with love and kindness.

Reminder that tomorrow is a 1 hour early closure for parents to conference with teachers. Buses will be here at 2:08.

1) Today's weather calls for both sunny and cloudy skies. The forecast tells us that we will have clouds and rain showers tomorrow with a warmer temperature of 9 degrees. Spring is coming soon we hope!

2) Snow days are done for the year! No more school closures. No more snow balls. It is time to get back on track with term 2! Keep working hard and asking questions!

3) Health Fact:

Antibiotics can be useful in fighting off bacteria but they are ineffective against viruses, this is because bacteria and virus are completely different, both having unique characteristics that need specialized treatments.

4) Please help keep our school grounds clean. On Feb 23, the hallway with the cleanest zone goes first for pizza! Get out and clean

5) Gr 8's. Be sure to take home your Ski package if you are interested in going on the Ski trip. See Mr. Kenny for details!

6) And for today’s joke of the day:

Q: Which dinosaur knew the most words?

A: The Thesaurus.

That concludes our TV news cast! Please join us tomorrow for further breaking news stories here on 751 News!

Thanks for making ROMS TV your station! If it is happening, it is hear on 751 TV


Proposed Calendars for 2017/18 and 2018/19:

Proposed 2017/18 and 2018/19 School Calendars for Public Feedback:

The Saanich Board of Education is pleased to share the proposed school calendars for 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Based on feedback in previous years, Saanich School District #63 has collaborated with Greater Victoria School District #61 and Sooke School District #62 to align school calendar dates wherever possible.

Link to the district page: https://www.sd63.bc.ca/news/2017-01/proposed-201718-and-201819-school-calendars-public-feedback

Remember to visit pour school website for current information royaloak.sd63.bc.ca

Re: Student Absences or Late

If you know your child will be late or absent please remember to let the school and teachers know ASAP via: email: <span style="font-style:normal;"><span style="font-weight:normal;">mailto:romssafearrival@sd63.bc.ca</span></span></span> or call: 250-479-0999 (24 hours per day)

PAC Review:

Bake Sale: Reminder Bake Sale today Tuesday February 14th during lunch time. Proceeds go to the Grade 8 Farewell celebration.

The planning has begun for this years Grade 8 Farewell. This year's theme will be "Sunset Beach Theme". We will hold the next meeting on Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 pm in the Learning Commons. We would welcome any of you to share your ideas before February 9th so that we could consider them in developing the plan. Please forward your ideas tolbartle@shaw.ca or wigngig@telus.net. We look forward to receiving your ideas.



The District of Saanich, Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a second public event on Tuesday, February 21 at Lochside Elementary School, 1145 Royal Oak Drive, between 4 – 8pm.

Draft concept plans will be made available, they reflect the feedback we received from the first event, from the associated on line survey, and from visits to various schools. Feedback from the event on the 21st will be used to finalize a plan for the park.

This is an open house and people may drop in anytime between 4 - 8pm, pre-registration not required. An on line survey will run from Feb 21-March 7. More information in on our website at saanich.ca/parks.


PAC General Meeting AGENDA

February 16th, 2017 Meeting start time is 7:00pm.

PAC Executive Team: Co-Presidents: Christa Easton, Stef Hutchison, Vice President: Roland Tscheinig, Treasurer: Christine Dutchak , Secretary: Lynn Hood, Member at Large Communications: Josie Pucci-Cocco, COPACS Rep: Jamie Disbrow, Member at Large: Michelle Hughes. Volunteer Coordinator: Rosalina Munro, Grade 8 Liaison: Lynn Bartle & Dora Demedeiros

7:00 pm Presentation By: Corey Makar, BESMS, ABCP on Earthquake Preparedness:

Questions that Cory can answer;

"Why are we hearing that there may be a larger earthquake here in February?"  "We know our school has kits to respond to earthquakes and disasters but what should we be thinking about as parents and families"? Are there any questions we should be asking our schools about their preparedness? "Is there any new technology or approach to dealing with earthquake preparedness on the horizon?"   Our house seems to be on bedrock - should we be concerned? What zones are of concern in the city? Liquefaction? How can we prepare?

ROMS Administration: Carly Hunter, Ken Bergeron

  1. Call meeting to order

  2. President’s Welcome and Introductions

  3. Approval of Agenda and January’s minutes

  4. ROMS Administration Report

  5. Treasurer’s report and Budget

  6. Co-PACS Representative Report/Update

  7. Grade 8 Farewell

  8. New Business

Fundraising: Thanks to the businesses that sponsor fundraising for our school!

PENINSULA CO-OP NUMBER: (58597) Put this number in your phone and don't forget to use it when you pay at the gas station or grocer.

Country Grocer receipts: Save your receipts as PAC can earn gift cards to Country Grocer. The collection envelope is hanging by the PAC Bulletin Board at school.

COBS bread: PAC participates in the COBS bread fundraising program. Mention Royal Oak when you go in and 5% will go back to our school with every purchase.

Tru Value Grocery Store in Cordova Bay: Please mention Royal Oak, number 37. Tru Value donates a portion of every transaction to the local community.