Daily Announcements

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
by Donna Punt - Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:09 AM


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Zimbra Email: The district email is still down, there is no current update, however, they were hoping that it will be back up some time today.

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

Canteen Tuesday: On sale at recess -chocolate chip cookies, smoothies and garlic pizza bread.

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

Miss Cottier has 10 remaining yearbooks and these will be available Wednesday starting at 8am. First come, first serve for $40 each.  Room 222. Don't miss out because these yearbooks will sell out!

Found: A cell phone was found Friday after school. Please claim at the office.


Athletic Leadership:

Attention all grade 8 athletic leadership members! There will be a very important meeting today during advisory, in the gym, to prepare for the upcoming PE olympics. All members please be there at the beginning of advisory and help remind your classmates. See you there!

Jerseys: Teams please remember to return all jerseys to Mr. Menzies as soon as possible.


ROMS TV Announcements


Good afternoon Royal Oak and welcome to the ROMS News. Today is Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 and here is what is happening at 751 Travino Lane.


Fact or Fiction:  Swallowed gum will remain in your digestive system for an average of 7 years?  What do you think?


Do you know that up to 50% of the water in your drinking glass was created over 4.5 billion years ago - this means that about half of the Earth’s water is older than our entire solar system, even the sun!


Do you know that Erno Rubik, who invented the Rubik’s Cube, actually wanted a working model to help explain three-dimensional geometry and ended up creating the world’s best selling toy?  It took Rubik one month to solve his own puzzle.


1) Today's weather:  This morning we have a mix of sun and cloud and a temperature of 16 degrees.  This afternoon it’s expected to be 19 degrees and sunny, with a 10% chance of light rain.    


2)   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.   


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


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


5) Fun Fact:  What does the X in x-ray stand for?  The answer is that a German physicist discovered a new form of radiation in 1895. He called it X-radiation because he didn’t know what it was. Yes, it’s as simple as that. This mysterious radiation had the ability to pass through many materials that absorb visible light.


5)  End of the Year Library Book Return:  Just a quick reminder that book circulation for this school year has come to an end.  If you are looking for something to read, please check out your closest public library.  If you don’t know where one is, please ask in the Learning Commons.


And now for the answer to our ‘gum’ fact or fiction question:  Of course not! There's nothing for it to stick to in your digestive system, so although it would not be digested much, it would just pass right through.


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



Last Day of School: Early dismissal forms have been sent home with students (or will be coming home over the next day or two). Theses forms must be signed by a parent/guardian in order for your student to be dismissed at 10:30 am on the last day. Phone calls will not be accepted as authorization to leave early. Forms can also be found on our school website at http://royaloak.sd.63.bc.ca under Parents – Forms – Early Dismissal. Forms must be signed and returned no later than Monday, June 26th.

Report Cards will be handed out on June 29th. If your student will be absent on that day you can provide a 9 x 12 self addressed stamped ($2.00) envelope for the report card to be mailed. You may also pick it up in the office during the first week of July or the last week of August. The Office will be closed July 17 and reopening on August 28th.

Beacon Community Services is hosting free summer counseling groups for girls ages 11-14 with anxiety.

Rain or Shine - “Weathering Anxiety” Thursdays, July 6-August 24, 2017, 1-3 pm To register http://www.beaconcs.ca/ or more information 250-216-8435.

With the 2017/2018 ROMS Athletics year just months away, we will be needing community members and parents to help with the supervision, coaching, and transportation for our many teams. School District 63 requires that adults who can assist is any of these ways have an up to date Criminal Record Check on file with our school. Parents are encouraged to get this done now, and avoid the busy start of the year in September when it can take over a month for this to be processed. Our Royal Oak students and staff really appreciate the help with our school teams and are a big part of the success of our Athletics program. Please contact Mr. Menzies or the school office for details.

Home stay Families Wanted In Saanich. See our main web page or email: homestayinfo@sd63.bc.ca


Grade 8 Farewell:

Thanks to all the parents who have signed up to Volunteer for the Grade 8 Farewell Celebration.

All the spots have been filled!

However there is always last minute cancellations and last minute help needed etc.

So if you did not get a chance to sign up, and still want to help, you can email Colleen McNamee at   mailto:mcwesty@shaw.ca .

Your help and support is greatly appreciated!!  

School Supplies:

School Supplies 2017-18 On-line ordering: The PAC has been working with Monks Office Supply to put together a school package for ordering school supplies on-line. Please visit our school website at for instructions on ordering. PAC Code: 38C7C6

Attached are the school supply list for 2017-18 for your convenience.

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