Daily Announcements

Monday, February 20, 2017

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Monday, February 20, 2017
by Donna Punt - Monday, 20 February 2017, 9:32 AM


Monday, February 20, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Art Starts – Jelly Fish Project: Just a reminder that there is a school wide assembly this morning from 9:15-10:30 am. Classes will be called down.

Math Challengers:
Congratulations to Justin, Raf, Jordan, Liam, Owen, Tyson, Dave, Will, Jennifer, Ben, and James who competed at the Regional Math Competition at Camosun on Friday!  It was an impressive showing by all eleven Royal Oak Students.  Congrats to Tyson, Raf, Will, James, and Liam who placed in the top ten finishers and Royal Oak Team 1 consisting of Raf, Jordan, Liam, James, and Tyson who finished 2nd overall in the Cooperative Challenge!  Royal Oak is very proud!

Only fourteen more school days to get your Grade 8 baby photo in to Miss Cottier for the yearbook! Please be sure to email your adorable baby photo to Miss Cottier no later than March 10th!  No late photos will be accepted!  Plus! Why not Pre-Order your Yearbook at the same time and guarantee delivery in June! Order forms on the Royal Oak Website and from Miss Cottier in Rm. 222.

Games Club: The Games Club will be meeting in Room 125 at 1:16

Canteen Tuesday: On sale at recess -chocolate chip cookies, smoothies and mac and cheese.

Conversation and Activities Club: Please join us for Conversations Club today in room 227. Meet new friends, learn about other cultures, and practice your English. All Royal Oak students are welcome to join us. Please see Ms. Beristain in room 219 for more information.


This week will be very busy for all volleyball teams. Please go to the ROMS Athletics web page to view the practice schedule
s, and to lowerislandschoolsports.ca for game schedule for all competitive teams and 7/8 Recreational teams.

Practicing today at SECOND recess are: Mr. Kenny's grade 8 boys Rec team, and the grade 6/7 boys Rec team. Please be there by 1:20 dressed in full PE strip ready to practice.

Playing after school are the grade 8 boys Rec team at SMUS, and the grade 8 boys competitive team at Glanford.

Intra Murals:
Notice to divisions 8-1, 8-2, 8-7, 8-8 and staff of their intra-mural dodgeball games Wednesday at lunch.

Grade 8 Rugby:
Final notice to any grade 8 boys interested in playing rugby this year. See Mr. Stanchfield at morning recess.

ROMS TV Announcements

Good afternoon Royal Oak! Here are the News stories you have been waiting for.  Today is Monday, February 20 and here are the 751 News stories.

Do you know  there are only 4 words in the English language which end in 'dous' (they are: hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous)

Did you also the oldest word in the English language is 'town' Yes the word town - go figure.

1) Today's weather calls for cloudy skies with some rain showers and a high of 7 degrees. The forecast tells us that we will have much the same tomorrow with a temperature of 8 degrees.

2) Health Fact:

People who regularly eat dinner or breakfast in restaurants double their risk of becoming obese.

3)   Feb 23 the judges will be out checking.  The hallway with the cleanest zone goes first for pizza! Get out and clean your  zone and be a change maker!

4) Gr 8's. If you are interested in going on the Ski trip. See Mr. Kenny for details and due dates.

5)  Grade 8’s! We want your baby photo!   Email your photo to Ms. Cottier ASAP so you make the yearbook!

6)  The Big Royal Oak Talent show will be March 3. !   Be sure to see Ms Espedido if you are interested in performing your talent in front of a live audience.

7)  Thank you for your excellent behaviour  in our school assembly today.  You represented RO in a very respectful manner.  

8)  The lost and found is huge!   If you have lost PE clothing or shoes, you know where to look.

9)  Grade 8’s - reminder that Claremont will be here both on Wed and Thurs this week to give you information for next year.

9) And for today’s joke of the day: Q: How does a eagle greet the its prey in the water ?

A: 'Pleased to eat you.' !

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


Attention Grade 8 Parents:

Claremont Parent Course Selection Information Night

Current Grade 8 Students Transitioning to Claremont for Grade 9 in September

Information Night

February 23, 2017

7:00-8:00 pm @ Claremont

Claremont Counsellor Appointments

Gr 8 Parents wishing to meet with a Claremont Counsellor with questions and concerns regarding academic pathways, course selection and class placement may book an appointment to meet with a Claremont Counsellor on March 1 or March 2 between 8:30 am and noon. Appointments will be held at Royal Oak Middle School and can be scheduled by contacting Donna Punt at 250-479-7128 Extension 452 or emailing your request for an appointment to dpunt@sd63.bc.ca Please ensure that you provide your student's name & Division your name and contact information. Thank you!

**Please note that Claremont Counsellors will be visiting Royal Oak Middle School on February 23 between 9:00 and 11:23 am to hand out Course Selection Forms to Grade 8 students.

Claremont will be hosting a Parent Information Night that evening from 7:00-8:00 pm to discuss the process and provide additional information on course selection and Claremont Sports Institute and Pursuit Of Excellence programs.

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;">mailto:romssafearrival@sd63.bc.ca</span></span> or call: 250-479-0999 (24 hours per day)

PAC Review: