Daily Announcements

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 4 May 2017, 9:48 AM


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Grade 5 Visits: Today we welcome grade 5 students visiting us from Cordova Bay 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!

Elections 2017: We are pleased to announce that Candidate David Calder – Libertarian . will be attending Royal Oak today during block 2. We invite all classes to join us in the gym for a Question & Answer period. Tomorrow during block 2 will will have Lana Popham – MLA - the BC NDP candidate.

Please join us for both sessions!!

Band Sectionals:
There is a grade 6 Clarinet 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. All members must attend!

France Trip 2019: Any grade 6 students who would like to go to France in grade 8, please meet in Mme. Ryan's room at recess today, at 11:23. 

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

Attention Grade 8 students: It is time to dig out your baby photos once again. The PAC is looking for your favourite baby beach photo to go into a video for the Grade 8 Farewell. Photo must be submitted by May 24th.

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

Recycling Day: A reminder that it is recycling day. Please empty your blue bins during advisory.

Pizza Day tomorrow - $2.50 per slice

Pellegrino's: Lemon and Orange Pellegrino's will be available on Friday at 11:23 in the Canteen for $2.00 per can!


Congratulations to the grade 7 badminton team on their tournament play last night at the LIMSSA City Playoffs. All of our player did their best and several managed to win ribbons, or advance to the City Finals next Monday at SMUS. Well done grade 7's!! 

The grade 8's play today in their City Playoff tournament at Claremont. All grade 8 badminton players are required to attend a short meeting today at FIRST recess in the gym to discuss the tournament.

Track & Field:
After several weeks of track and field practices, we have had had many students sign up for the events offered at the track meet on May 11th. To confirm entries and to discuss the first track meet, there will be a general meeting for all track and field athletes tomorrow. Please listen carefully to the announcements tomorrow morning for a time and location. Also, a reminder to all students to get your track permission forms handed in to Mr. Menzies soon as you will not be allowed to participate in track meets otherwise.


Good afternoon Royal Oak!  Here are the News stories you have been waiting for.  Today is Thursday, May 4th, 2017 and here is what is happening at 751 Travino Lane

Do you know that we have invited all 5 Saanich North Candidates to ROMS to help us become informed voters?  Yesterday Andrew McLean (Libertarian Party) visited us in the Gym in block 2 and presented his Party’s Platform, we also had Mark Neufeld join us in block 4.  Thank you to both Candidates and to everyone who asked questions.  Both Andrew and Mark were extremely impressed with all of your questions, stating that the questions kept them on their toes.  Way to go ROMS!

Did you also know that tomorrow you will be going to the polls and voting as part of Student Vote BC 2017.  Each hallway ( Raven, Wolf, Thunderbird, & Orca) will have its own polling station.  These polling stations will be open blocks 1 and 3.  Block 2 we are welcoming Lana Popham (Saanich South Candidate) to the Gym for her platform presentation and Question & Answer session.  Thank you to our Student Vote Leadership Team who will be running the day.  If you are still unsure how to vote without spoiling your ballot, check out windows inside the library.  You will find 4 examples of a Valid Ballot and 4 Examples of a Spoiled Ballot, so please check them out as we are trying to have ZERO spoiled ballots.      

If you happen to miss your opportunity to vote in block 1 or 3, you will be able to vote in the Learning Commons during advisory (with teacher permission) and lunch.  Block 4 is reserved for ballot counting as we have to submit our numbers to Student Vote CIVIX later that evening.  Please don’t forget to bring photo ID with you.  Your hallway scrutineer will be checking off your name when you arrive at the appropriate polling hallway.

One last thing:  You may see the media joining us tomorrow, so don’t be alarmed.  With that being said, they may also not show up, but be prepared.   

1) Today's weather:  A beautiful day expected today.  Currently the temperature is sitting at 13 degrees with a 10% chance of precipitation.  This afternoon the temperature hopefully moves up to 16 degrees with a 10% chance of precipitation.  Even though we are expecting a nice day with the sun, expect to see a few clouds hanging around, just in case mother nature decides to give our environment a little moisture.  


2) Health Facts:  

Your heart beat 100 000 (one-hundred thousand) times a day, 36 500 000 (36 million 500 thousand) times a year and over a billion times beyond the age of 30.  Make sure to keep your heart healthy and get well into the billions!

3)   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.   

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

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

6) And for today’s Teaser:

A person is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape?

Answer:  Wait until night time and then goes through the first door.

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


Attention Grade 8 families: Please send a baby beach photo of your child to melanie.posthuma@ebuynow.com by May 24 to be included in a video at the Grade 8 Farewell.

Notice of AGM – Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Learning Commons.

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

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 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