Daily Announcements

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
by Donna Punt - Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 9:24 AM

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Band Sectionals: All grade 6 flute and clarinet players have sectionals during advisory in the band room tomorrow.

Jazz band:.

There will be a jazz band rehearsal tomorrow at 1:15pm in the band room.

Chess Club:
Chess club is canceled this for this Wednesday.  It will resume next week.

Diversity Run:
Well done Royal Oak on the diversity run yesterday!  Was great to see so many students participating in the run and supporting the cause! 

Drama Club:
Drama Club members are reminded of their important rehearsal during advisory and lunch activity time today.  Bring your lunch to the drama room so we can start right away.

France 2018 Trip:
The France Trip meeting tomorrow  Please be sure to attend for important information.

Gr 8 Students: A reminder to all Grade 8 students planning on attending Claremont in September that the Course Selection deadline is tomorrow Thursday, March 1. Get your forms in asap.

From the Learning Commons - in the midst of Diversity Week, we are proud to have a display of books celebrating diversity, including 'Being Jazz: My Life as a Trans gender Teen' by Jazz Jennings. We are also displaying books on other rights that have been fought for in the past, as well as books on human rights we all share. Check out the display on top of the non-fiction book shelves.

Pink Shirt Day:
Today is Pink Shirt Day!  This is a day where we focus on Kindness and acceptance.  It is OK if others are different from ourselves.  We all desire to live a world where everyone is valued for being accepted for who they are. Ms. Hunter will be visiting each classroom during Advisory today. The class with the most students and staff wearing pink win donuts!!

Pink Shirt Photo: All students and staff please meet at 11:23 am at the front of the school for a Pink Shirt Day photo.

ROMS TV - Next week we'll be having a new ROMS TV crew start their two-week stint, which means they need to come to the LC today and/or tomorrow to learn their new jobs. Would Lauren R., 6-1, Livia A., also 6-1 and Victor T., 7-3, please come to the Learning Commons at 11 am. (block 2). Thanks.

Youth In Action:
There is an important Youth in Action meeting tomorrow at 11:23am in Miss Cottier's room to discuss our next campaign!

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

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


Swim Club: The fourth and final swim meet for the ROMS Swim Team is this Sunday March 4th at Commonwealth Pool. There will be a meeting today at FIRST recess in the gym for all members to discuss this weekend's meet. All swimmers who are participating are asked to make sure they attend the meeting.

Grade 8 Intra Murals:

Notice to divisions 8-1, 8-2, 8-6 and 8-7 of their intra-mural dodge ball quarter-finals today at lunch. 8-3 and 8-8 have a bye to the semi-finals the following week. 

Grade 8 Rugby: Next practice is today after school. See Mr. Stanchfield with any questions. 


Congratulations to the grade 6 girls competitive teams on their fantastic season! The girls were very successful this season, and they playing many grade 7 teams. Thanks for our coaches for all the time they devoted to leading our grade 6 girls volleyball program. Good luck to Ms. Espidido's grade 7 team in the finals next week.

Grade 6/7 Boys and Girls Rugby Coaches Needed:
We are looking for a grade 6/7 boys as well as a grade 6/7 girls rugby coach. We have quite a bit of interest from students who are interested in playing rugby this year. Unfortunately we do not have a staff member who is able to coach this term. We are in desperate need of parent coaches. If you are interested and available to coach please contact Ian Menzies, Athletic Director at imenzies@sd63.bc.ca as soon as possible. Thank you!



LOST AND FOUND: over flowing – all unclaimed items will be donated to charity on march 15th please come in and check it out!

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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 today 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.


ROMS TV Script, February 28th

Here is your afternoon ROMS TV News report

S1: Hello! I’m ____________________

Today is Wednesday, February 28, and here’s the news about what’s happening at ROMS.  The weather calls for  sunny skies with clouds and a high of 8 degrees.   

This is the last day in the month of February and as we all know it is Pink Shirt day also known as Kindness day!   

Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.


Did You know?

If you somehow found a way to extract all of the gold from the bubbling core of our lovely little planet, you would be able to cover all of the land in a layer of gold up to your knees.

McDonald's calls frequent buyers of their food “heavy users.”

The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.

 Human Facts:

The average person produces enough saliva in their lifetime to fill up two swimming pools.

Ask your teacher:   Where and how did the first ever Pink Day get started?

Cell Phones:   Make sure your cell phone is kept safe in your locker at all times.

Run for diversity:   Well done Royal Oak on your participation in the diversity run yesterday.  It is OK to be who you are and be the person you want to be!

Pink Shirt Day:  Be sure to wear your Pint clothing item today!    Imagine a world where everyone is kind every day!

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!