Daily Announcements

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 15 February 2018, 9:58 AM

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Archery Club: There is an important meeting for all Archery Club members today in the Art Room at first recess. 

Band Sectionals:
All grade 6 percussionists have sectionals today at 12:45pm in the band room

Boys Group: A reminder that there is a Boys' Group Meeting today 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.

Early Dismissal: A reminder to all students and staff that today is early dismissal. Students will be dismissed at 2:00 pm today. A revised bell schedule is in place. Busses leave the school at 2:10 pm

Grade 8 Farewell Bake Sale: A reminder that the Grade 8 Farewell Bake Sale continues today at 1:15 in the Canteen. All items half price!

Lego Club: Come and build every Thursday at lunch activity time in Ms. Campbell's room, 131. 

Science Challengers:
Science Challengers meet tomorrow at lunch recess in Mr Azim's room.  Please remember to bring in your forms.  If you are interested in Science and would be prepared to study outside of school time for a science competition, please attend tomorrow's meeting or see Mr Azim today.

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

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.

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 a mandatory meeting for the competitive grade 6/7 boys team at FIRST recess in the gym to confirm transportation arrangements and other details regarding today's game.

Practicing at lunch recess today are:

Mr. James' grade 6/7 boys recreational team and Mrs. Gill's grade 6/7 girls recreational team.

Practicing after school today are:

The grade 6 girls competitive teams and the grade 8 boys competitive team.

Grade 8 Rugby:
Notice to all grade 8 boys interested in rugby - there will be an meeting in Mr. Stanchfield's room today during morning recess. 



Grade 8 Transition – Parent Information:

Claremont Parent Course Selection Information Night:

Current Grade 8 Students Transitioning to Claremont for Grade 9 in September will receive their course selection forms on Monday, February 19th. Students and Parents are invited to a:

Course Selection Information Night

February 20, 2018

6:00-7:00 pm @ Claremont

Claremont Counsellor Appointments

Gr 8 Parents wishing to meet with a Claremont Counsellor with questions and concerns regarding academic pathways, course selection and class placement may book a 15 minute appointment to meet with a Claremont Counsellor on February 27th between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm and February 28th between 9:00 am and noon.

Appointments will be held at Royal Oak Middle School and can be scheduled by contacting Donna Punt at 250-479-7128 extension 452 or emailing your request for an appointment to dpunt@sd63.bc.ca Please ensure that you provide your name and contact information as well as your student's name.. Thank you!

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.


TONIGHT; 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.

TONIGHT; 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.


Purdy's Chocolatier Fundraiser

Attention: Royal Oak Middle School Families, 

Our Easter Fundraiser is fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier, just in time
for Easter! 

If you'd like to support us through purchasing some very sweet Easter gifts
for friends, family and yourself, please click the link below:


After you've signed in you can buy Purdys amazing chocolates or invite
others to join and support our Fundraising Campaign.

Deadline for ordering is March 4th, 2018

Pick up will be at Royal Oak School by the main foyer near the office March
14th from 8:30am to 9:30am and 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

If you are wanting a hard copy of the Easter catalogue you are welcome to
pick one up at the school office next week!!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Josie Cocco at

Thank you so much! For supporting our students!!


ROMS TV Script, February 15th

Here is your afternoon ROMS TV News report

S1: Hello! I’m ____________________

Today is Thursday, February 15 , and here’s the news about what’s happening at ROMS.  The weather calls for clouds with sunny periods and  a high of 10 degrees.   

Did You know?

Bananas Can’t Reproduce

The bananas we are all know and love, known as Cavendish, are in fact a hybrid of two other plant species. It has no seeds and has only been able to reproduce with the aid of farmers, who remove and transplant part of the plant’s stem in order to create our favorite yellow fruit.



Batteries power our daily lives and as consumers, it’s our responsibility to recycle them when they reach their end-of-life. Battery recycling not only prevents potentially hazardous materials in batteries from harming the environment, it can protect against potential fires by keeping batteries out of the garbage and helps conserve our natural resources.

Ask your teacher:  When is the next Pro D day? ? 

Bake Sale: Again today is the Grade 8 Farewell Bake Sale is on during lunch activity time!  Be sure to check out the many tasty items.   

Lost and Found:  Check out the lost and found for your missing items.  Everything is on display for you to have a look.  We are now down to 52 items in the L and F. Thanks for picking up your lost items.

Olympic News:   

Women have been allowed to compete in the Olympics since 1900.

From 1924-1992, the Winter and the Summer Olympics took place in the same year. Now, they’re on separate cycles and alternate every two years.

 Grade 8 Students:  Claremont  Counsellors will be here on Feb 19th to hand out course selection forms.

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!