Daily Announcements

Friday, October 27, 2017

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Friday, October 27, 2017
by Donna Punt - Friday, 27 October 2017, 9:33 AM

Friday, October 27, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Apples for Maya:

Well Royal Oak, we did it again. Yesterdays fund raiser for Maya was so successful that we sold out of 200 caramel apples by the end of first recess.. Division M-4 wants to send out a huge thank you to the amazing students, staff & parents for helping support Maya. We also couldn't have done this without the incredibly generous donations from Red Barn and Save on Foods. Thank you everyone!!

Amazing Reading Race: From the Learning Commons - the document for teachers to share their class' reading totals for this, the first week of the contest, has gone out. Teachers, please tally the total number of pages your class has read this week, and enter it in the appropriate spot. If you haven't yet got your marker in for your class, please try to get it in as soon as possible. Thank you!

Extreme Team: Weather permitting, Extreme Team will be eradicating invasive species at lunch recess. See you there!

Halloween Costumes: Remember to wear your costume on Tuesday, October 31st – Costume parade and pie eating contest at lunch activity time.

Halloween Spooktacular: Today is your final opportunity to purchase your ticket to the Halloween Spooktacular event tonight at Claremont Secondary School. There are only 25 tickets left – see Mrs. Ryan to purchase a ticket.

Pizza Day – Classes will be called in the following order:

Thunderbird hallway, Wolf, Orca and then Raven.


Athletic Leadership:
Reminder to all athletic leadership members of your meeting during advisory today in the gym. Please bring your lunch and be there by 12:50.

Congratulations to the grade 6/7 boys competitive basketball team on their stellar performance last night vs Bayside. The boys put forth a strong team effort and won their game by a considerable margin. Great job Eagles!

Grade 6/7 Girls Recreational: There will be an important meeting for all girls interested in playing on the grade 6/7 recreational basketball team at SECOND recess in the gym. All girls are welcome and encouraged to play.

Grade 6/7 boys on Mr. Menzies's basketball team are reminded to hand in your permission forms as soon as possible.

Grade 7/8 Girls Recreational: A reminder of our practice on Monday morning at 8am. See you there! 

A reminder that all practice schedules are posted on the ROMS Athletic web page.


***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.


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!