Daily Announcements

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 26 October 2017, 9:16 AM

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Stage Band:
There is a Stage Band rehearsal at 1:15 today in the Band room!

Band Sectionals:
There is a Trumpet sectional today at 12:46 in the Band room. Please bring your lunch. 

Boys Group: A reminder to boys group that you are going swimming today. Please make sure you have your swim suit and towel.

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

Craft Club: Today at 1:15 in the Art Room. See Ms. Ozi for details.

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

Halloween Spooktacular: Only two days left to buy your ticket!!! Tickets are $10 each – Only 50 tickets left - they will be on sale outside the office during lunch activity time today and tomorrow only!!

Canteen Thursday: There will be no regular canteen sales today. Please consider buying a caramel apple for Maya instead!!

Pizza Day tomorrow: $2.50 per slice.



Gr 7/8 Girls Rec:

Attention all grade 7/8 girls interested Recreational Basketball; there will be an important meeting today at first recess in the gym. We will create our team list and go over a few details about the season. Don't forget to bring a friend!

Congratulations to the grade 7/8 girls competitive basketball teams on their success last night. The girls put forth strong performances and are looking good early in the season! Great job Eagles!

Reminder to the grade 6/7 boys competitive team of your practice today at SECOND recess. Please be there on time and ready to play in your PE strip by 1:20.

The grade 6/7 girls recreational basketball team is still looking for players. All girls are welcome and encouraged to join. Please see Mr. Menzies if you are interested.

The grade 7/8 girls recreational basketball team is also looking for players. Please see Ms. Dallimore or Mr. Menzies if you are interested.

There will be a very important meeting for all boys on Mr. Menzies' 6/7 rec basketball team at FIRST recess today. Please come to the gym right after block 2 and help remind your teammates to attend. See you there!

Grade 8 Boys:
The grade 8 boys basketball team won their second consecutive game and their first home game of the year defeating Gordon Head by a score of 40-35.  Next practice is Friday morning at 8:00am

Cross Country:
There are a few Cross Country Athletes who need to see Ms. Wheatley today. Would Ben, Maddie, Cristian, Liam, Tobyn, and Josh please see Ms. Wheatley in her classroom at some point today.


***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 today - Thursday, October 26th.

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.


Grade 8 Families:

Attention All Grade 8 Families,
As your child begins his/her last year of middle school, we are looking
forward to organizing an event to celebrate this milestone at the end of
the 2017/18 school year. Attached is the letter for all grade 8 families to
take a look and see how they would like to contribute their time and/or
donation. Thank you for making your child's last year at Royal Oak a
memorable one!

Donation Letter :


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!