Daily Announcements

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Monday, October 30, 2017
by Donna Punt - Monday, 30 October 2017, 11:05 AM

Monday, October 30, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Halloween is tomorrow!  You can wear a costume to school  but it needs to be appropriate and functional for school business.  Costumes are not to condone violence and masks are not allowed.  We need to be able to identify every student at all times.  Please keep this a positive and fun event.  There will be a parade of costumes in the gym during the lunch activity time.

Classroom door decoration contest will be judged tomorrow. All classroom doors should be ready by the end of today . The winning classroom will receive cup cakes. 

Staff Pie Eating Contest:

The world famous staff Halloween pie eating contest  is on tomorrow.  Mr. Goy is the current reigning champion and claims he will not be defeated.  Come out tomorrow at lunch to see who will be the champion this year!  

We scare Hunger: We Scare Hunger starts today at Royal Oak!  Youth in Action is challenging Royal Oak students to each bring in 2 non-perishable food items to meet our goal of 1000!  There will be a prize for the Hallway that brings in the most items!  Youth in Action members will be collecting items from each homeroom during advisory today!

Conversations Club:
The ELL conversation and games club is happening again on Mondays during lunch recess. Come to the blue conference room to play games, meet new people, and share your culture. All students welcome.

Youth In Action:
Meeting Thursday at 11:23 am in Miss Cottier's room 222.

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


Athletic Leadership:

Athletic Leadership members are reminded of your responsibilities this week. Please see Mr. Menzies if you have any questions.


Practicing today are the grade 7/8 girls competitive team at lunch recess.

Practicing tomorrow morning is the grade 6/7 boys rec team with Mr. Menzies.

Grade 8 Boys competitive – Weekly Planner:

Monday after school 3:45--Game vs Bayside

Wednesday before school 8am--practice, followed by a game at Gordon Head at 3;45 after school

Friday practice at 8am

Please contact Mr. Sparanese if you cannot attend any of these games or practices

All Players are reminded to hand in your permission packages as soon as possible.

Intra Murals:

The grade 6/7 intramural tournament has been postponed this week due to Halloween activities, and will now take place on Thursday, November 2nd.

Grade 8 Intra murals: Notice to divisions 8-2, 8-4 and 8-8 of their indoor soccer games 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.


This is a script that students read out on ROMS TV News to other students during advisory:

ROMS TV Script, Monday, October-30-17

S1: Hello! I’m ____________________

S2: And I’m _____________________

S1: Welcome to this year’s first edition of ROMS TV. Today is Monday, October 30, and here’s the news about what’s happening at ROMS.

S2: The Youth in Action "We Scare Hunger" Campaign starts today and will run all this week. Our goal is to collect 1000 cans for our local food bank. Boxes have been set up in front of the office, two for each hallway. Will YOURS be the one to collect the most? Do your part, bring in what you can.

S1: Tomorrow, of course, is Hallowe’en! Students are invited to wear costumes to school, or bring them and put them on. At lunchtime there’ll be a parade of costumes in the gym. A reminder about guidelines for costumes:

  • Let’s keep it fun - no glorification of the dark side – that would include guns, weapons, gore, creepy clowns, etc.

  • No masks, but hats are OK 

  • Nothing inappropriate, please – use your common sense, if you’re not sure, run your idea past your teacher 

  • Please don’t bring along props that might go missing

Also in the gym at lunchtime there’ll be the staff pie eating contest. Mr Goy is the reigning champion – will he be unseated this year? Come on out and cheer him on, or your favourite teacher.

S2: Last week, Ms. Lindsay, our Learning Commons teacher, started the Amazing Reading Race Contest. In this contest, students do their normal silent reading, and keep track of the number of pages they read. Teachers can do daily or weekly totals, but are asked to only list the weekly total on the Google doc Ms. Lindsay has shared.

S1: Check out the cute markers, representing homeroom teachers, on the wall map in the Learning Commons – all are very artistic, and have captured the likeness of the teachers very well, including Ms. Blaikie’s and Mrs. Gill’s long blonde hair! Watch for your class’ marker to start moving across the Trans Canada Highway towards Victoria. Teachers, if you haven’t yet filled in your totals for last week on the Google doc, please take care of that today.

S2: Hey ROMS, have you noticed all the amazing doors in our hallways!? Classes are showing their creative sides with the door decorating contest. Some of them are really spooky! A reminder of what needs to be on your door: your division, and your hallway’s symbol (wolf, raven, thunderbird, or orca). Judging will take place tomorrow. The winning class will get cupcakes!

S1: Well, that’s it for our first edition of ROMS TV. Thanks for joining us!


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!