Daily Announcements

Wednesday, April 26. 2017

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Wednesday, April 26. 2017
by Donna Punt - Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:15 AM


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

We Are Silent:
A huge thank you to all of yesterday's participants in the We Are Silent Day! Together we raised $360.00 towards children around the world who have lost their voice due to poverty, slavery, and conflict.  Thanks for making a difference in our world!

Student Survey: A reminder to the students who will be doing the Way2gogirls survey today please meet in the green conference room at 12:47.

Vocal Ensemble:
There is a vocal ensemble rehearsal at 1:16 in the Band room!

France Trip 2018: All grade 7's traveling to France next year, there is a quick meeting at 1:16 in Mme Ryan's room today

Eagles Group: Our next meeting is tomorrow in block 3 in the green conference room. See you then Eagles!

Rafiki Bracelets: Rafiki's are back at Royal Oak for $10 each!  Make a difference in this world and purchase one to help support our Village Initiative in Ecuador! Youth in Action members Arden and Saryn will be selling them at the front of the school at 1:16pm!

Tomorrow is the last and final day to Pre-Order your 2016/2017 ROMS yearbook!  Be sure to get our order form in ASAP to guarantee yourself a book! Only a very small number of extra books will be ordered.  Order forms available from Miss Cottier, Miss Cottier's website, and the front office.

Youth In Action:
Next Youth in Action meeting is this tomorrow at 11:23am in Miss Cottier's room.  We are meeting to check in about our We Are Change campaign and fund raising progress.

Drawing Club: Today in Ms. Noel's Room during activity time, please bring pencil crayons, skinny felts, pencil,a ruler and glue. .

Adel Trainer's Group: Meet today after morning recess in the Drama Room. See Mr. Mollard for questions.

Canteen Thursday: On sale at recess tomorrow -cookies, smoothies, and burritos.

Popcorn: Kernels Extraordinary Pop Corn has made a donation of popcorn with all proceeds going to Yanelys's Education Fund.

Today White Cheddar Pop Corn will be on sale for $2 a bag.  Our regular salt and butter popcorn will still be available at $1.50 a bag.

Pizza Day tomorrow. $2.50 per slice.


Grade 8 Intra Murals: Notice to grade 8's the gym is open for intra-mural badminton at lunch today. 

Royal Oak is set to host Arbutus today after school. Students who have signed up to play in today's match must come to the gym after school ready to play. Tomorrow morning at 8:00 we will be playing final tournament matches for grade 7 boys for qualifying spots on our tournament team.

Track & Field:
All track and field athletes must ensure they have their permission packages in to Mr. Menzies ASAP if they want to participate in this year's track meets. Please come to the PE office to get a permission package if you do not have one yet.

ROMS TV Announcements

Good afternoon Royal Oak!  Here are the News stories you have been waiting for.  Today is Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 and here is what is happening at 751 Travino Lane

Do you know  that on Friday May 5th, ROMS will be going to the polls?  That’s right, you will have the opportunity to participate in Student Vote 2017 for the upcoming Provincial Election, right here at school.  You will experience what it is like to cast a vote, and attend a voting station.   It’s important that before you vote, you are informed, so read up!    

Did you also know that in order to vote YOU must prove your identity and residential address?  That’s right, you’re going to need your student card, so start looking for it now.   

1) Today's weather:  The temperature this morning is 8 degrees with a mix of sun and cloud and a 30% chance of a shower.  Moving into the afternoon we expect to see more sun and less cloud, only 10% chance of rain and 13 degrees.   


2)  Today  is our 2nd day of Creatures of Habitat community project.  Numerous classes will be engaged in cleaning up the Mahon creek area on the south side of the school grounds, releasing salmon into Colquitz creek as well as learning numerous facts about our environment.  A big thank you to Ms. Robson for organizing this amazing event.

3A) Health Facts:  

It’s thought that if you build up carbon dioxide in your body (by not exhaling), it will help stop your diaphragm from spasming, which is what causes the hiccups. When your diaphragm contracts involuntarily, it forces a quick intake of breath that’s suddenly stopped by the epiglottis—a flap of cartilage located in the throat behind the tongue. That closure is what causes the hiccup sound.  So next time you have the hiccups, hold your breath!  

4)   There are a lot of school events starting up.  Be sure to listen to the morning announcements to see where you might get involved in your school.   

5)  Keep up your recycling.  Recycling reduces the amount of garbage we send to our landfill.  

6)  Pizza day and chocolate milk is this Friday.   You have to love pizza!!

7) And for today’s math challenge:

This is to be done in your head only, and NOT written down.  Here we go:

  • Take 1000 and ADD 40 to it

  • Now add another 1000

  • Now add 30

  • Another 1000

  • Now add 20

  • Now add another 1000

  • Now add 10


Put your hand up if you got 5000!!!!

5000 is INCORRECT!

Put your hand up if you got 4100!!!

That’s right, the answer is actually 4100.  Here, let’s try it again (you can write it down if you’d like)  

*Repeat the riddle*

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 #1  station! If it is happening, it is happening here on 751 TV


2017-18 Class placement & transition meetings begin today. The appointments are almost booked solid with only a few available on May 1st. Visit our school website for the link http://royaloak.sd63.bc.ca

Families of Designated Students: Learning Services Open House. Learn about the supports that we provide our designated students. Wednesday, April 26 @ 7:00 pm.


Mother's Day Flower Basket Fund raiser i Order deadline is TODAY. Visit ROMS website at royaloak.sd63.bc.ca

Staff Appreciation Day:

Let's celebrate our amazing staff!

To recognize all the hard work of the teachers, administrators and support staff of our awesome school, the PAC is planning an Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday 
May 10th . We invite parents and guardians to say "thank you for a great year" by contributing food and/or volunteering with set up/clean up duties. For more information and to sign up to volunteer and/or bring food please visit our roms website royaloak.sd63.bc.ca

If you have any questions please emails romsparents@gmail.com.

Thank you, ROMS PAC

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

All students who arrive late for school (last late bell rings at 9:04 am) much check in with the office.

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