Daily Announcements

Monday, November 6, 2017

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Monday, November 6, 2017
by Donna Punt - Monday, 6 November 2017, 11:08 AM

Monday, November 6, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Girls Group:
Girls in Rotation 2, tomorrow we will have potluck and Halloween party. Don't forget to bring food to share and wear your costume for the costume contest.

ROMS TV News Announcers:
If you put your name down a few weeks ago for the announcer job for ROMS TV News, and still want to do it, please see Ms. Lindsay at either recess or lunch today, so that she can make up a schedule.

Writing Contest:
From the learning commons - do you like to write poetry or short stories? Would you like a chance to win a money prize AND get your work published? If you have answered yes to these questions, then please talk to Ms. Lindsay in the learning commons TODAY, to get the info you need and an entry form. Deadline for entries is November 30, so get started today!

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

Judo: There will be no Judo tomorrow.  See you back on the mats next week.

We Scare Hunger: A huge thanks to the Royal Oak student community for helping collect 600 non-perishable food items for those in need!  You have made huge difference in our local food bank and Youth in Action appreciates your generosity! Congratulations to the Thunderbird hallway for bringing in a total of 330 items! Way to go ROMS!  


Athletic Leadership:


This week's basketball practice schedule has now been posted on the ROMS Athletics web page. Have a look to see when your team is practicing this week. Also, please go to lowerislandschoolsports.ca for game schedules of all teams. Players are reminded to think about transportation to their next away game and be prepared to advise their coach as to how they are getting to and from the game.  Practicing at SECOND recess today are: the grade 7/8 boys and girls competitive teams.

Intra murals:

Athletic Leadership students will be coming to specific classes today during advisory to notify these classes that they are set to play tomorrow at SECOND recess.

Grade 8 Intra murals:
Notice to divisions 8-1, 8-3 and 8-7 of their intra-mural soccer games Wednesday at lunch. 


ROMS rowers competed in the City Finals at Elk Lake all weekend long. 22 rowers and coxswains competed in the wind, snow, rain and freezing temperatures to come out as champions in the Women's and Mixed boats, as well as second in the Mixed final and third in the men's final. Excellent work everyone!


The school volleyball season will be beginning starting in December and Royal Oak is looking for parent supervisors and coaches for teams. Specifically, we are looking for a grade 8 boys coach. Parents, please contact Mr. Menzies if you are interested, or know of anyone who may be.


***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.


PAC Meeting:

You are invited....

Google Docs Training

Thursday, November 16th

5:45-6:45 pm in the Learning Commons

We will be hosting a Google Docs training session for parents and guardians prior to the PAC meeting on Thursday, November 16th from 5:45-6:45 pm in the Learning Commons. Google educators will share their knowledge and help us learn technology and terminology that is being used in the classrooms. Come learn with us! Please join us immediately after for our next meeting.

Purdy's Chocolates:

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.

Thrify Smile Cards:

All grade 6 students have been given a Thrifty Foods Smile Card to help
with PAC Fundraising.  If your family is not intending to use it, please
return it to the school by dropping it into the PAC box outside the school
office.  In that way, we can re-assign it to someone else. If you would
like a card, please contact romsparents@gmail.com.



ROMS TV Script, Monday,November 6

Here is your afternoon ROMS TV News  

S1: Hello! I’m ____________________

S2: And I’m _____________________

Today is Monday, November 6, 2017, and here’s the news about what’s happening at ROMS.

The Youth in Action "We Scare Hunger" Campaign  wraps up this week.  A big thank you to all students who have brought in food items.  We do make a difference at RO in the lives of families in need.

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.  


Friday will be our Remembrance Day Assembly.  The assembly starts at 11 am.  We will load the gym at 11:40.  All students will be given a poppy on Friday.  We are asking every student to make a donation to the poppy fund.


Teachers are asked to go over the expectations of the importance of the Remembrance day assembly and how significant it is to us.



Reminder of the need to dress appropriately during the colder temperatures.  Students will still be expected to go outside during dry, but cold days.


Lost and Found.  Students are asked to check the lost and found once you realize an item has been lost.  There are several items that  have already accumulated since we last cleaned out the items 2 weeks ago.


Chrome book Carts.  Reminder to teachers that we now have 4 Chrome book cars in the four hallways.  Blue floor has the Red and Green carts and the Green floor has the White and Green carts.


This concludes our ROMS TV Newscast for today.  Have a great afternoon  RO!

Tune in tomorrow for further stories as they develop.