Daily Announcements

Friday, October 13, 2017

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Friday, October 13, 2017
by Donna Punt - Friday, 13 October 2017, 9:25 AM

Friday, October 13, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Advisory Time Change: A reminder that Advisory is from 12:40-1:05 pm today.

Dunk Tank: Make sure you join us today at 1:05 to see 11 teachers splash down in the dunk tank. Mr. Sparanese will have his head shaved. All of this excitement will take place on the playing field at 1:05.

From the Learning Commons
- DEAR is coming! Drop Everything And Read. Stay tuned for more details.

France Trip 2019: All current grade 7 students traveling to France in 2019, please see Mrs. Ryan today at recess, 11:23, in her room, for an important meeting.

Service Dog Coming to Royal Oak:
Royal Oak will be having a service dog for one of our students starting  Monday.  Service dogs are for a specific purpose, in our case to support a student in grade 8.  We are not to pet, feed, call or interact with our new service dog.    Service dogs are specially trained to perform a clear task. Thank you for your support with regards to this matter.

Pizza Day – Classes will be called in the following order: Raven Hallway, Thunderbird, Wolf & Orca Helpers: Div 8-2 Mr. Azim


Athletic Leadership:
Reminder to all members of Athletic Leadership that you have your weekly meeting today during Advisory. Please come to the gym with your lunch at 12:40


There will be a very important meeting today for all boys playing basketball for all teams. The meeting will be in the gym at FIRST recess and all boys who are playing this year are expected to attend. All the coaches will be there and discussing the final details for team selection this season. That's general basketball meeting for all boys in interested in playing this year for all teams, today and FIRST recess in the gym. See you there!

Cross Country:
Rain drops did not deter Royal Oak runners from performing exceptionally well at the Meet at Cedar Hill Rec. Center yesterday after school. Although the course was hilly, athletes hammered up the slopes and finished in fine form. Special recognition goes out to Josh who chose to make this a full contact sport at the finish line! Everyone should try to get at least one training run in on their own time between now and Tuesday.


Reminder to all soccer players that tournament #2 is next week for all teams.

Swim Club:
The Royal Oak Swim team still has space for anyone else who is interested in joining. Please see Mr. Menzies if you are interested.

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


Photo Order Deadline: October 13 – Today!!

Photo Retake Day: Wednesday, October 25

Early Dismissal: Tues. Oct 17 & Wed. Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm

Non Instructional Day – Classes Not In Session - Friday, October 20th

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 have been sent home 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.


PAC Budget Meeting:

Please joins us for our next PAC Meeting this Thursday October 19th at 7:00 pm in the Learning commons. See attached agenda.
This is our first budget meeting of the year. Come and have a say on how PAC funds are distributed.

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!