Daily Announcements

Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Thursday, February 8, 2018
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:13 AM

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Archery Club: A reminder to Archery Club members to meet Mr. Kenny out front of the school at 3:00 pm today.

Band Sectionals: All grade 6 saxophone players have sectionals today during advisory in the band room. 

Jazz band meets today at lunch in the band room. 

A reminder to band students that final payment for the Whistler band trip is due in to Mr. Bridgman asap.  

Boys Group: A Reminder that Boys' Group Meet at the beginning of Advisory in the Blue Conference Room. 

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

Grade 8 Baby Photos:
Please email a digital copy of your Grade 8 Baby Photo to Miss Cottier by March 18th to have it included in the year.  Miss Cottier's email is ecottier@sd63.bc.ca.

Grade 8 Ski Trip: Just a reminder that grade 8 ski trip forms are due in tomorrow morning.  Forms can be dropped off with Mr Kenny in the art room before school or during advisory today and tomorrow.  Think snow!

Pink Shirt Day: Deadline to order your Think Pink t-shirt is Friday, February 9th at lunch activity time. T-shirts are $15. each. Size samples are available in the main foyer during lunch activity time.

Rafiki Bracelets are back Tuesday! Special edition Valentine's Day and Pi Day Bracelets will be on sale for $10 each at Lunch until they are sold out!  All proceeds go towards are Ethiopia village initiative.

Science Challengers: Are you interested in Science?  Do you enjoying learning about how the world works?

ROMS Science Challengers is looking for students from all grades who are interested in studying different aspects of science, technology, engineering, and math beyond the curriculum and then competing against other schools at a competition held at UVIC in May. Please attend an information meeting in Mr Azim's room at lunch advisory on tomorrow..

Youth In Action:
The next Youth in Action meeting is today at 11:23am in Miss Cottier's room.

Paper Recycling Today:

Just a reminder that it is paper recycling day today. Please make sure that you send a student down with your recycling to the bins at the beginning of Advisory.

Canteen Thursday: On sale at first recess today -chicken wings, cookies & ice tea.

Pizza Day tomorrow - $2.50 per slice



This week's practice schedule for all teams has been posted on the Royal Oak Athletics web page, and game schedules and league rules can be found at lowerislandschoolsports.ca. Please have a look to see when your team is practicing and playing this week. Players are reminded to confirm transportation arrangements to away game in advance and be able to tell their coach who is driving them to the game and home.

There will be an important meeting for all boys on the grade 6/7 boys competitive team today at FIRST recess. All players must attend to confirm transportation arrangements to your game at Dunsmuir later today.

Practicing later today are:

Mr. James' grade 6/7 boys team at lunch recess.

Mrs Gill's and Mrs Blaikie's grade 6/7 girls rec team also at lunch recess.

All volleyball players who are interested in watching the Camosun Women”s Volleyball game this Friday, at 6pm please write your name on the list outside Ms. Espedido's room. You will be given free entrance if you are from Royal Oak, but your name must be on the list. Please wear a Royal Oak sweatshirt. One of our own ROMS girls, is on the team, and is looking forward to see kids from our school~




Claremont Open House: Thursday, February 8th from 6:00-8:00 pm. There will be short presentations in the Learning Commons on the various programs such as CSI, PEP, STEM, FOFA etc. Please visit the Claremont school website for more information.

Bus Registration: As of February 1st the School District 63 transportation department will no longer be accepting bus registrations for the 2017-18 school year. Please contact the Transportation Department at 250-652-7343 if you have any questions.

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 Farewell Parent Meeting:
Feb 15th from 6-7pm is the second Grade 8 farewell organization meeting in
the learning commons room. This is for any grade 8 parent who would like
information regarding the year end celebration. All grade 8 parents welcome.

PAC Meeting: Please join us at the next PAC General Meeting on Thursday, February 15 as Claremont School Counselors will be there to provide information on the Grade 8 transition process, course selection and programs available at Claremont. Come, ask your questions and stay informed.

Grade 8 Farewell Bake Sale on February 14th

We are asking for grade 8 families to provide items to sell at a bake sale

cookies, cupcakes, or even chocolate strawberries!

*Please bring your items to the school on February 14th*

* Please drop off items into the kitchen labeled for the sale. *

* All proceeds are for the final farewell party.


ROMS TV Script, February 8th

Here is your afternoon ROMS TV News report

S1: Hello! I’m ____________________

Today is Thursday, February 8 , and here’s the news about what’s happening at ROMS.  The weather calls for clouds with some sunny periods and  a high of 9 degrees.   

Did You know?

  • All swans in England belong to the queen.

  • No piece of square paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.

  • The US Treasury once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins!


Aluminium cans can actually be recycled and put back onto the shelf at your local grocery store in just about 2 months.

Aluminium cans are probably the most recycled item. While this is true, you can also recycle other forms of aluminium as well.

Ask your teacher:  

 If you throw away your aluminium cans, how long can the can stay in that can form?

What is the answer?  You ready…..?  up to 500 years or more

Olympic News:

Gold medals are not made from Gold.  They're actually silver with a gold plating. The last time the gold medals were made of pure gold was 1912.

The first black athlete to win the marathon event did it barefoot.  Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila was the first black athlete to win gold in the marathon, when he outran everyone in the 1960 Olympics...with no shoes on.

Grade 8 Students:  Claremont is hosting a informational session tonight for it’s speciality programs.   Check out the Claremont website for more information.    

Pizza Day:  One day to go!  Remember your money tomorrow!  

Family Day:  Reminder that Monday is Family Day which means no school on Monday.  

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

We will see you Monday with a News update on ROMS News!