Daily Announcements

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
by Donna Punt - Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 10:51 AM


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Grade 5 Visits: Today we welcome grade 5 students visiting us from Prospect Lake and Out of District schools. These students will be attending ROMS next year. They have come to check out what life at Royal Oak will be like. If you see them in hallways or your classroom be sure to say hi” and give them a wave!

Band Sectionals:
There is a grade 6 Trombone and Baritone sectional today at 12:47. Please bring your lunch.

Stage Band:
There is a Stage band and vocal ensemble rehearsal today at 1:16.

Band Registration: A reminder to students that today is the deadline to register for band next year. See Mrs. Galvao for questions.

Dance Club: Dance Club meets today at lunch in the Drama Room 1:16. All dancers please attend.

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

Youth In Action: Youth in Action meeting on Thursday at 11:23 in Miss Cottier's room!

Canteen today: On sale at recess -chocolate chip cookies, smoothies, spicy chicken drumsticks.

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


Congratulations to the grade 6 badminton team on their success in the LIMSSA city playoff tournament yesterday. The eagles played some strong matches and many have advanced to the City Championships next Monday. Well done!

There have been a few changes to the badminton schedule this week. Today's badminton practice after school has been canceled. Also, grade 7's playing in the LIMSSA tournament on Wednesday are encouraged to think about their transportation to and from their tournament tomorrow.

Grade 6/7 Intra murals:
The next round of grade 6/7 badminton intra murals are set to run today. Teams playing during SECOND recess are: M-1 vs M-6 and 6-2 vs 6-4. Please come to the gym after advisory with athletic shoes on.

Track & Field: The track and field practice and meet schedules are posted on the ROMS Athletics web page. Any student interested in participating in the events at the May 11th meet, must be signed up before next Tuesday's practice. Also, students are reminded to hand in your permission forms to Mr. Menzies if you want to participate. The next practice is tomorrow morning at 8:00am.

ROMS TV Announcements

Good afternoon Royal Oak!  Here are the News stories you have been waiting for.  Today is Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 and here is what is happening at 751 Travino Lane

Do you know {Please see Mr. Ball regarding this} that this Friday ROMS will be going to the polls? That’s right, we’ve been talking about it a lot here on ROMS TV news and likely in your classroom too!  So far David Calder (Liberal), Mark Neufeld (Green) and Lana Popham (NDP) will be visiting us starting Wednesday so make sure you have some great questions to ask them.  Also, make sure that you have either your Bus Card or Student Card (photo identification is what is needed in order to vote).  When you visit one of our polling stations, you will using a Student Vote Ballot, it looks exactly the same a regular ballot that your family will use one May 9th.  (announcers, please insert both pictures that are found on the desktop, right here).

Now for an important fact about voting:  There is a proper and an improper way to mark your ballot.  Improper ballot marking is considered a spoiled ballot and will not be counted unfortunately.  Here is an example of a spoiled ballot [announcers: please show improper ballot example]. Now this example [announcers:  please show proper ballot example].

Notice the difference between the two ballots.  Proper ballots may be marked in any way, as long as it is inside of the circle beside the candidate you wish to vote for.  This means you can use a checkmark; use an X; fill in the circle; or any other way, as long as there is only one mark and it is inside the circle.  Please make sure to pay attention to this when you are voting.  

Did you also know that so far David Calder, Lana Popham, and Mark Neufeld will be here this week to talk to us about their platform.  We are working on getting Andrew McLean from the Libertarian Party to visit us as-well.  

1) Today's weather:  The temperature this morning is 12 degrees with a 60% chance of a light rain.  Moving into the afternoon we have a 60% chance of rain, and a temperature around 11 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:  

Taste receptors cannot actually taste food until saliva has moistened it, for example we usually taste salty things first as salt dissolves quickly in moisture.

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 Riddle:

Title: Greatest Area

A farmer challenges an engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician to fence off the largest amount of area using the least amount of fence.

The engineer made his fence in a circle and said it was the most efficient.

The physicist made a long line and said that the length was infinite. Then she said that fencing half of the Earth was the best.

The mathematician laughed at the others and with her design, beat the others. What did she do?

ANSWER:  The mathematician made a small fence around herself and declared herself to be on the outside!

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


Compost Soil Sale: Students traveling on our France 2018 spring break trip are fund raising to help cover costs of their trip. Please support them. Compost Soil Sale $10. per bag or 3 for $25. Pick up daily after school until 4:00 pm


Hanging Baskets orders have been placed, pick up your baskets on May 10th at 2:30 pm in the Tech Ed Shop.

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: <span style="font-variant:normal;"><span style="font-style:normal;"><span style="font-weight:normal;">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