Daily Announcements

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 16 February 2017, 9:11 AM


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

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

France Trip 2017: Meeting at 1:16 in Mdme Ryan's room 234.

Grade 8 Ski Trip: Any grade 8s interested in the ski trip on March the 6th must submit forms to Mr. Kenny by tomorrow morning at the latest. Forms will not be accepted next week.

Band Sectionals: There is a trombone and baritone sectional today at 12:47 in the Band room. Please bring your lunch.

Math Challengers:
The final Grade 8 Math Challengers meeting is today at 1:16 in Miss Cottier's room.

Anyone interested in playing chess at lunch can come to room 130 on today during the lunch recess.  All students and skill levels are welcome.

Chill Zone: A friendly reminder to Chill Zone members to meet same place and same time today. 

Pizza Day tomorrow - $2.50 per slice

Canteen today: On sale at recess -chocolate chip cookies, smoothies and burritos.



Congratulations to the Grade 8 Girls Competitive team on their big wins against Arbutus and Dunsmuir yesterday. This number one team remains undefeated this season!! Well done team!

Congratulations to our grade 7/8 girls volleyball teams on their games last night. All teams played well and did their best. Well done girls!

Team practicing at SECOND recess today are: Ms. Robson and Mrs. Blaikie's grade 7 girls, and Mr. Kenny's grade 8 boys team.

Please go to the ROMS Athletics webpage to view practice schedules for all teams.

Grade 8 Rugby:
Reminder to any grade 8 boys interested in rugby of the meeting in Mr. Stanchfield's room at morning recess today.

ROMS TV Announcements

Good afternoon Royal Oak! Here are the News stories you have been waiting for. This is 751 News and Today is Thursday, February 16

Do you know macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs - no giving macadamia nuts to your dog.   

Did you also spiders are arachnids and not insects.. Now we find out!

1) Today's weather calls for cloudy skies with a high of 10 degrees. The forecast tells us that we will have sun with some clouds tomorrow with a temperature of 8 degrees.  

2) Health Fact:

There are 2.5 trillion red blood cells in your body at any moment. To maintain this number, about two and a half million new ones need to be produced every second by your bone marrow.That's like a new population of the city of Toronto every second.

3)  Clean clean clean!   Feb 23, the hallway with the cleanest zone goes first for pizza! Get out and clean your outside zone!

4) Gr 8's. If you are interested in going on the Ski trip. See Mr. Kenny ASAP.  All Ski Info forms are to be handed into Mr. K

5)  If you are going on the France trip, remember your meeting today at 1:16

6)  Grade 8’s! We want your baby photo!  Remember to email your photo to Ms. Cottier.

7)  The Big Royal Oak Talent show on! Be sure to see Ms Espedido if you are interested in performing your talent.

8)  The lost and found is growing.  If you have lost a clothing item, you know where to look.

9) And for today’s joke of the day:

Q: What do you call a fake noodle? A: An Impasta

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 here 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-variant:normal;"><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 Containers: Please remember to check at the office for your baking container!

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

Fund raising: Thanks to the businesses that sponsor fund raising 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 fund raising 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.