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Thursday, November 2, 2017

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 2 November 2017, 10:04 AM

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

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

We Scare Hunger Food Drive: Thunderbird hallway is still in the lead but the Orca hallway is moving up fast! Great prizes for the hallway who brings the most non-perishable items!

ROMS TV News Readers:
There will be a meeting at morning recess TODAY for students who signed up a couple of weeks ago to be news readers on ROMS TV. We will be making up a schedule for the rest of the year, so if you want to read the news on ROMS TV, you need to be there!

Band Sectionals: here is a grade 6 Clarinet, Flute and Violin sectional today at 12:46. Please bring your lunch! 

Boys Group: Reminder about Boys' Group Meeting at the Beginning of Advisory in the Blue Conference Room. 

Stage Band:
There is a Stage Band rehearsal today at 1:15.

Cross Country Pizza Party:
A reminder to Cross Country Runners who signed up for the Pizza Party to meet in Ms. Wheatley's classroom today at 1:15.

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

Canteen Thursday: On sale at recess today -burritos, cookies, & ice tea.

Pizza Day tomorrow - $2.50 per slice



Reminder to the grade 6/7 boys basketball team that you practice is canceled today, however you will be able to leave block 4 early at 2:45 to prepare and head to your game at SMUS.

We are still looking for more grade 6/7 girls to joining the recreational basketball team. Anyone who is interested is asked to see Mr. Menzies today or tomorrow to get information. The first jamboree is here at ROMS next week.

The Gr. 8 boys basketball team battled hard yesterday but came up short against a very organized team from Gordon Head.  The boys are reminded of their practice tomorrow morning at 8 am sharp!!

Intra Murals:
Reminder to divisions 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4 that you are playing in the indoor soccer intra murals today at lunchtime. See you there!


***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.


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.


PURDY'S Chocolatier Fund raiser begins today. Purdy's chocolates are made fresh in Vancouver from only 100% sustainable cocoa. This program gives 25% of the sales back to the School PAC. The campaign runs Nov 1-27. Order delivery date is Monday, December 11th so you will have it in plenty of time for the holidays!! Order On-line at purdysgpp.com use customer number 29813.

PAC Meeting: Please join us for our next meeting on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 pm in the Learning Commons.



S1: Hello! I’m Kaitlin. Today is Thursday, November 2nd. Welcome to today's edition of ROMS TV.

The weather forecast for today is 9 degrees Celsius and rain. Tonight's forecast is for more rain, and followed tomorrow by – you guessed it.

Today's weird but true animal fact is: the eastern spotted skunk does a handstand before it sprays.

Okay, on to today’s news – The Youth in Action ‘We Scare Hunger” campaign winds up tomorrow.. Our goal is to collect one thousand cans (or other non-perishable food items) for the local food bank. Thunderbird, at this time, is out in front, but don't count out the other three hallways just yet! The Orca hallway owes a BIG  thank you to Zarah and Shayna, who went out collecting in their neighbourhood yesterday. Last day to donate is tomorrow – don't forget!

The Amazing Reading Race Canada is nearing the end of its second week. So far, Mr. Ball's class, 6-5, appears to be in the lead, with 2168 pages read, which translates to 2168 km down the Trans Canada Highway. Mrs. Buxcey's class, M-1, is in second place with 2031 kilometers down the road. Five other class' markers are at some point on the highway; everyone else is still in St. John's, Newfoundland, because Ms. Lindsay hasn't heard from teachers about their class' totals. Remember, it's only 20 minutes of silent reading time each day that's counting, to make a level playing field – but do keep reading, everything after that 20 minutes is good stuff!

And now over to _________

Are you a major league baseball fan? Last night the Houston Astros, in Texas, won their first-ever World Series title. They forced the series, 4 games to 3, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The score of the final game was 5 to 1.

Here's something special happening everywhere tomorrow – it'll be Random Acts of Kindness Day. Think about what you can do – hold a door open for someone? Pick up that piece of garbage in the hallway that you know you didn't drop? Pay a sincere compliment to someone? Let's all practice kindness tomorrow – a great way to finish off the week!  Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for joining us, and stay safe tonight while you’re having fun!