Daily Announcements

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
by Donna Punt - Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 1:53 PM

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

From the Learning Commons - thanks to all staff and students who helped make yesterday's Drop Everything And Read celebration such a success! We  have already received back some class' wooden 'people' for the Amazing Reading Race contest - if Ms. Lindsay wasn't able to get to your classroom yesterday, she will pop in to explain the contest today during advisory. Thanks to Ms. Cottier for capturing so many awesome readers!

Drama: All drama classes will be moved into the Learning Commons today due to Grade 6 immunizations being held in the Drama Room.

France 2018 Trip:  Meeting today for all Grade 8 students traveling to France in 2018.  Please meet in Madame Ryan's room at 1:15 pm today.

Vocale Ensemble & Band Sectionals cancelled today.

Girls Group:
Today's meeting is for Rotation2. We will be walking to Brydon Park, please meet in the Blue Conference Room right after class ready to go. Make sure you pack a lunch as we will all eat at the park together and then play some disc golf! See you there!

Judo: A reminder to that Judo club is today after school in the MPR from 3:15-4:45 pm. See Mr. Mollard if you cannot attend.

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

Youth In Action:

There is an important Youth in Action meeting on Thursday at 11:23 in Miss Cottier's room to discuss our We Scare Hunger Campaign!

Apples for Maya Fund raiser Caramel apples will be on sale on Thursday during both morning recess and at lunch activity time. $3 for a caramel apple, and $4 for a decorated caramel apple!

Halloween Spooktacular: Tickets are $10 each and will be sold outside the office during lunch activity time every day this week. Don't miss out on this spookie event. 



This week's practice schedule is posted on the ROMS Athletics webpage. Please have a look to see when your team is practicing. All students are welcome on recreational teams and encouraged to play. Please see Mr. Menzies if you are interested.

Grade 7/8 Girls Rec:

There will be a very important meeting for all girls interested in playing on the 7/8 girls recreational basketball team during first recess today in the gym. 

Grade 7/8 Girls Competitive:

Could all Grade 6/7 Girls Competitive Basketball players, please check in with Ms. Fuller at FIRST recess in Room 124 on the GREEN floor in the WOLF Hall and let her know how they are getting to today's game at Central Middle School?  That's FIRST RECESS!!!  Thanks.

Gr 8 Boys Competitive:

Congratulations to the Gr. 8 boys Basketball team who started their season with a WIN over the Dunsmuir Dragons by a score of 55-35. Excellent distribution by the point guards enabled nearly every Eagle to hit the score sheet. The boys play their first home game tomorrow at 3:45, Spectators Encouraged!!

Cross Country:
There will be a very brief meeting in Ms. Wheatley's room today at !:15 for all athletes who participated in this year's Cross Country season. 

Intra murals:
Today is day 2 of the grade 6/7 indoor soccer intramural tournament. Reminder to divisions M-1, M-2,

M-3 and M-4 that you are scheduled to play today at SECOND recess. Please come to the gym after advisory, dressed in PE strip, ready to play. Athletic Leadership students on the green squad are asked to come to the gym by 1:00pm to help set up.

Grade 8 Intra Murals:
Notice of a slight schedule change for grade 8 intra-murals - divisions 8-5, 8-6 and 8-7 play Wednesday at lunch. 


***A reminder that all 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.


Lost & Found: Please check the lost & found for your missing items as it is over flowing. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of the day on Thursday, October 26th.

Photo Retake Day: Wednesday, October 25

Halloween Spooktacular: (Ghost/Halloween noises) . . . . . . . Come join us for a SPOOKTACULAR time at Claremont Secondary School on Friday October 27th. Royal Oak students have special time to attend from 5 - 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold outside the office during lunch activity time every day this week. Don't miss out on this Eerie Event. 

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

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.


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!