Daily Announcements

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
by Donna Punt - Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 9:24 AM

Wednesday, November , 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Writing Contest:
For all you poets and authors out there who weren't able to get a copy of the Polar Expressions writing contest rules and info, Ms. Lindsay has made another two dozen copies. You can pick them up from the display on the wall right inside the entrance.

ROMS TV News Announcers:

 if you reeeally want to be a ROMS TV news announcers, you need to see Ms. Lindsay at recess or lunch, and get your name on the list today! We are making up the schedule for the rest of the year, you don't want to miss out!

Announcers for the next two weeks are Macy H, div. 8-6, and Serena Z, div. 8-7. These two students should come out of their block 2 class at 11 am. TODAY to get practice for next week. 

And with Mr. Ball away, we are also looking for ROMS TV tech crew people to sign up for that schedule. Please see Ms. Lindsay at recess or lunch, too.

Extreme Team:

There will be an Extreme Team meeting in the Blue Seminar Room at lunch recess today.  New members who have been working on the stream restoration and garden project are invited to attend.

Youth in Action:
Youth in Action meeting Thursday at 11:23am in Miss Cottier's room.

Canteen today Popcorn sold today at first recess. Popcorn $1.50,

Canteen Thursday: On sale at first recess tomorrow: Burritos, cookies, hot chocolate. 



Grade 6/7 Girls:
Congratulations to the Grade 6/7 girls competitive basketball team on fighting back into their game against Cedar Hill.  Reminder of practice on Thursday at lunch!

Girls 7/8 Rec:
There will be a mandatory meeting today at first recess in the gym. We will discuss your transportation to and from the game this afternoon.  Be sure to attend if you want to play today! 

This week's basketball practice schedule is posted on the ROMS athletics web page. Go to the Royal Oak home page and clock on the eagle head logo to view.  Please check regularly to see when teams are practicing.

For game schedules and league details for all school sports please go to lowerislandschoolsports.ca.

Practicing tomorrow morning are the grade 6 girls recreational team at 8:00.

Intra murals:

Grade 8 Intra murals:

Notice to divisions 8-1, 8-3 and 8-7 of their intra-mural 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.


Band Fund raiser: Get your Night of Lights tickets from Mrs. Galvao at cgalvao@sd63.bc.ca

Buy a ticket for $5.00 - tickets available until November 17th. Enter into their grand prize for a trip for 4 to Disneyland!!

Band Fund raiser: Poinsettia Fund raiser for the Band – November 6-15th

Winter Band Concert: Thursday, December 7th @ 7:00 pm Mark your calendars.

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 Fund raising.  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, Wednesday,November 8

Here is your afternoon ROMS TV News  

S1: Hello! I’m ____________________

S2: And I’m _____________________

Today is Wednesday, November 8 and here’s the news about what’s happening at ROMS.  The weather calls for cloud and rain showers tomorrow with a high of 9 degrees.

Did you know Australia has over 10,000 beaches.  You could visit a different beach every day which would take you 27 years to complete.  

The Youth in Action "We Scare Hunger" Campaign is almost done.  You can still add to the collection of food items. We have collected over 800 food items.  

The Amazing Reading Race Contest is still on in the Learning Commons.   In this contest, students do their normal silent reading, and keep track of the reading you have done. Keep reading Royal Oak!


Friday at 11 am  will be our Remembrance Day Assembly.    We are asking all students to make a donation to the poppy fund.  This a solemn assembly where everyone is extremely respectful. During this student run assembly, we will be asking all students and staff to join in the singing of O Canada.


Recycling:  When bringing your tower down to the recycle station, please make sure all items are sorted before they leave the classroom.  We do not want to see items not sorted correctly end up in our landfill.


Reminder all students to please make sure you are recycling and making use of the garbage containers. We do not want to see litter on the school grounds.


Remember to dress for the colder temperatures.  Students will still be expected to go outside during cold days so remember to bundle up!


Lost and Found is growing rapidly.  Be sure to look for you missing gym strip items.


Tomorrow, Royal Oak will have our new School Superintendent visit our school.  He will be here at 9 am and wander through the school for about 1 hour.  Let’s make all make our school shine with all the great learning we are doing!


This concludes our ROMS TV Newscast for today.  If it happens, it happens on ROMS TV