Daily Announcements

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
by Donna Punt - Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:10 AM

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Band Sectionals: All grade 6 trumpet players have sectionals during advisory in the band room on Thursday.

Jazz Band: There will be a jazz band rehearsal on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 1:15 pm in the band room

Chess Club:
Anyone interested in playing chess is welcome to play every Wednesday at lunch in room 230 (Mr Azim's room).  Students from all grades and skill levels are welcome.  Whether you are a beginner or a competitive chess player, stop in on Wednesday!

Drama Club: Drama Club members are reminded of rehearsal this today and Wednesday during advisory and lunch activity period in the drama room.

Eagles Club: All Eagles club members are reminded of our meeting today in Rm 215 (kitchen beside the staff room) during block 2.  We will have a special guest joining us! See Ms Noel is you have any questions!  See you then right at the beginning of block 2.

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.

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

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

Canteen Thursday: On sale at recess tomorrow -chocolate chip cookies & ice tea.


Athletic Leadership:

This week's Athletic Leadership meeting will be TODAY during advisory as Friday is a Pro-D day. All members please bring your lunch to the gym after block 3 and help remind fellow members of the meeting today.


Congratulations to Mrs. Blaikie's and Mrs. Gill's grade 6/7 girls volleyball team on a successful season They girls played their last jamboree yesterday and did a great job representing Royal Oak volleyball this season. Way to go girls!

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 meeting in the gym today at FIRST recess for all grade 8 girls on Coach Chris' Recreation team to confirm transportation to your away game at Journey later today. All members must attend.

Grade 8 Intra Murals:
Reminder to grade 8 divisions to check this week's intra-mural dodge ball schedule on the PE bulletin board.

Gr 8 Rugby:
Notice to all boys interested in playing on the ROMS Eagles rugby team - first practice will be tomorrow after school. See Mr. Stanchfield with any questions. 



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.



Purdy's Chocolatier Fund raiser

Attention: Royal Oak Middle School Families, 

Our Easter Fund raiser is fund raising 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 Fund raising 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 21th

Here is your afternoon ROMS TV News report

S1: Hello! I’m ____________________

Today is Wednesday, February 21, and here’s the news about what’s happening at ROMS.  The weather calls for  sunny skies with a cool temperature of 3 degrees.   

Seven days left in the month of February.  This week we have cold temperatures.  There is actually the possibility of snow today!  Yikes!

Did You know?

  • The heart of a shrimp is located in its head. ...

  • A snail can sleep for three years. ...

  • Slugs have four noses. ...

  • Elephants are the only animal that can't jump.


Five plastic bottles (PET) recycled provides enough fiber to create one square feet of carpet or enough fiber fill to fill one ski jacket.

Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.

Recycling one ton of plastic bottles saves the equivalent energy usage of a two person household for one year.

Drama Club:  Reminder of your practice today  during advisory time

Rafiki Bracelets:  See Ms. Cottier if you are interested in buying a rafiki bracelet.

Ask your teacher:   What is going on this Friday?   Rumor has it there is no school!!

Lost and Found:    All lost and found items will be taken away at the end of this week to be given to charity.

Cell Phones:  We should not be seeing cell phones in the hallways during recess and lunch!  This rule has been clearly communicated.    

Grade 8 Students:  Claremont  Grade 9 students will be at Royal Oak tomorrow to  give you practical information about Claremont to our gr 8 students.    Also, be sure to return your course selection form to your homeroom teacher ASAP.

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

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