Daily Announcements

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 25 May 2017, 9:48 AM


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Early Dismissal: A reminder to students and staff that today is early dismissal and the bell schedule is amended to reflect that.

Band Concert:
Congratulations to
Mrs. Galvao, the grade 6,7 and 8 bands, vocal ensemble and stage band for a wonderful concert last night! 

Also a big thank you to all the students, parents and teachers who helped out at the BBQ!

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

Stage Band: There is a very important Stage band rehearsal today at 1:16. All members must attend. 

Chill Zone: This week Chill Zone will be in the Drama room to do yoga with Ms. Spencer during our usual meeting time. See you there.

Eagles Club: Eagles club meets today during block 3 and advisory in the green conference room. Bring your lunch. See Ms. Noel if you have any questions.

Pizza Day tomorrow - $2.50 per slice

Canteen today: On sale at recess -chocolate chip cookies, smoothies, mac & cheese.

Grade 8 Farewell: Attention grade 8 students: Grade 8 farewell tickets will be on sale in the main foyer this today and Friday at lunch recess!! $10 per ticket.

Welding Camp: July 4-7, 2017 @ Claremont Secondary School. This is a free camp for ages 12-16. Please see Mr. Reston in the Tech Ed shop for details.

Found: A black watch found in the change room two days ago. Please claim at the office.


Track & Field:
Congratulations the ROMS students who participated at last nights track meet at UVIC. Our team tried their best and several qualified for the City Finals on June 7th. Well done Eagles!

The next track and field practice is tomorrow morning, Friday May 26th, at 8:00am. This will be a relay team focused practice where we will determine our relay teams for the next meet on May 31st. All students interested in 4 by 100m and 4 by 400m relays must attend. That's a mandatory relay practice for all relay teams tomorrow morning at 8:00am. See you there!

Reminder to all track and field athletes to return your jerseys to Mr. Menzies if you accidentally took on home last night. Also, please go to lowerislandschoolsports.ca to view all track results from this season, and if you qualified for the City Finals. 


ROMS TV Announcements


Good afternoon Royal Oak!  Here are the News stories you have been waiting for.  Today is Thursday, May 25th, 2017 and here is what is happening at 751 Travino Lane.


Did you know that lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue?  Lobsters have blue blood due to the presence of hemocyanin (“-hemo” of blood + "-cyan" + "-in") which contains copper. In contrast, vertebrates and many other animals have red blood from iron-rich hemoglobin.


Did you also know if you add up all the numbers from 1 to 100 consecutively (1 + 2 + 3...) it totals 5050?


Answer: hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous


Riddle:  What weighs more – a kilogram of iron or a kilogram of feathers?


Answer: Both would weigh the same – a kilogram remains a kilogram, regardless of the object!


Fact:  dragonflies have 6 legs but can't walk.


1) Today's weather:   Mainly sunny all day today. It’s currently 12 degrees out there with a 10% chance of rain.  This afternoon it’s expected to reach 19 degrees with a 10% chance of rain.  


2) Did you know there are only 4 words in the English language which end in 'dous', can you figure out which words they are?


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!!


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



Homestay Families Wanted In Saanich. See below or email: homestayinfo@sd63.bc.ca

On behalf of the Saanich Peninsula's Local Action Team for Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Martin Brokenleg to the Saanich community. Based on traditional Indigenous practices, Dr. Brokenleg demonstrates how to raise happy, secure, capable, and giving individuals. This free workshop is designed for educators, support staff, parents, and community to live with purpose and to model these teachings, which reflect the BC Ministry of Education's Core Competencies. More information on Dr. Brokenleg and the evening's presentation is attached. Registration link is below. 

Social and Emotional Learning

presented by Dr. Martin Brokenleg

June 8, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm

Claremont Ridge Theatre



Early Closure: A reminder to parents that today May 25th is early dismissal @ 2:08 pm

Fieldtrips: A reminder to parents that the school is busy with field trips at this time of year. If your child has an Epi Pen – please make sure that you send it with your child on the field trip.


Silent Auction at the Beach House: To Lochside Alumni and all other parents, teachers and staff. You are invited to attend a special evening that is being put on by the Lochside Parent Council. It is being held Friday June 2nd at the Beach House restaurant on Cordova Bay Road. Tickets are $30 each and include a night of appetizers, cash bar, dancing and a silent auction. All the proceeds of the night will go to help purchase an electronic sign for the school. If you would like to attend please email Lynn Hood at lynnmhood@hotmail.com or call at 778-350-4661 to buy tickets. Hope to see many familiar and new faces at this event.

Grade 8 Families

Planning for the Grade 8 Farewell is well underway. As many of you know, the event is on June 26 from 6-9 and the theme for the event is Sunset Beach Party.

Tickets for the event are $10 and will be on sale every Thursday and Friday at lunch recess from May 25 - June 9.

Please send baby photos of their kids at the "beach" to melanie.posthuma@ebuynow.com so that we can put together a video to run at the event.

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-style: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