Daily Announcements

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
by Donna Punt - Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 9:11 AM

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

We Day:
Miss Cottier and Ms. Smyth are still waiting on 14 permission forms from those students selected to attend We Day next Wednesday, October 18th.  Please ensure that these forms are handed in by Friday so that you can confirm your spot in this action packed event!

There is a mandatory meeting for all We Day participants on Thursday at 11:23 in Miss Cottier's room.  Please make sure you are in attendance for some important information,

Attention, budding news people! If you would like to know more about becoming an announcer on ROMS TV, please come to the learning commons at recess TODAY.

Popcorn: On sale at morning recess at the canteen. $1.50 per bag.

Canteen Thursday:
On sale at recess tomorrow -chocolate chip cookies, mac & cheese & ice tea.

Photo Order Deadline: October 13

Photo Retake Day: Wednesday, October


Athletic Leadership:
Reminder to all Athletic Leadership members to hand in your forms to Mr. Menzies ASAP!

The team selection practice schedule for all competitors teams is posted on the ROMS Athletics web page. Meetings for the recreational team will begin shortly so stay tuned for further details. Practicing later today are the grade 6/7 girls competitive and grade 7/8 girls competitive teams after school.

Gr 8 Boys Rec: Notice to all grade 8 boys interested in playing on the ROMS recreational basketball team - there is a meeting in Mr. Stanchfield's room at lunch activity on Thursday. 

Gr 8 Intra-murals:
Notice to all grade 8's of intra-mural indoor soccer beginning next week. Check the schedule by the gym for your division's game dates. 

Tournament #2 will be happening next week for all teams! All players on teams playing away, are asked to discuss transportation arrangements and be ready to tell Mr. Menzies who is driving them to the tournament and home. 

Practicing tomorrow is the grade 7/8 boys and the 6/7 boys teams. Please be there by 8:00am. 

Practices for both girls soccer teams have been canceled this week.

Swim Club: The ROMS Swim Team season has officially begun. All swimmers must hand in your permission packages to Mr. Menzies as soon as possible. Anyone who is interested in joining the swim team is still welcome and can see Mr. Menzies in the PE Office.

***A reminder that all practice schedules are posted on the ROMS Athletic web page. It is your responsibility to know when your team practices or has a game scheduled.


Miraculous Maya:

One of Royal Oak Middle School's precious treasures, Maya and her family need our help. Maya suffers from a rare genetic disorder called MPS. She is currently in Children's hospital in Vancouver recovering from open heart surgery and is waiting to have surgery on both hips. A go-fund-me account has been set up by Maya's aunt (also a ROMS parent): https://www.gofundme.com/miraculous-maya

Swim Club Volunteers:

We are still in need of parent supervisors for practices, in order for us to run the Royal Oak swim program this year. Parents, please contact Mr. Menzies if you are able to help.

Coupon Books: Notices will be going home this week to families who have not yet returned their money or coupon book. Please submit your $25 or return the coupon book to the office as soon as possible.

A reminder to parents to contact the ROMS Safe Arrival Line at 250-479-0999 or mailto:romssafearrival@sd63.bc.ca if your child will be absent or late.


Thrifty Smile Cards:

We have been accepted by Thrifty Foods to take part in their Smile Card
Program to earn up to $2500 this school year!  Thrifty Foods will give 5%
of what you spend on groceries to our school!  As in the last few years,
the PAC will be sending out a Thrifty Foods Smile Card to each grade 6
family.   The card is easy and free to use - you pre-load it with an amount
of your choice and use it like a cash card.  If you don't want to use your
card, please return it to the PAC Box outside the office. Thanks for
your support!

A reminder that our next PAC meeting is on Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 pm in the Learning Commons. This meeting is an important meeting as it is our budget meeting. Please come out and support your PAC and have a voice on where money is allocated within the school community.