Daily Announcements

Thursday March 8, 2018

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Thursday March 8, 2018
by Elissa Carson - Thursday, 8 March 2018, 9:42 AM

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Learning Commons:

Today, March 8, is International Women's Day. All around the world women are being recognized for their past contributions to improving the world, and are continuing to make life better for those who are still seeking equality. You can check out the display in the Learning Commons of books about women of the past and present who have excelled in their passions of sports, science and many other areas.


All grade 6 Bass Guitar, Trombone and Baritone players have sectionals during advisory in the band room today.

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

Whistler band trip hoodie order forms are due to Mr. Bridgman tomorrow.

France trip:

There is an important France Trip Meeting on Today at 1:15 in Mrs. Ryan's room. Please be sure to attend.

We Create Change:

The We Create Change Campaign starts today at Royal Oak! The Youth in Action group challenges every student to bring in $1 to support our village initiative in Ethiopia! $25 in change provides clean water and $50 provides a goat to a family in need.

Canteen: Today:cookies, iced tea

Dance Club: Dance club rehearsal is today at 116 in the drama room. All dancers need to attend. See you then!

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

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

Boys Group: Reminder about Boys' Group Meet today at the Beginning of Advisory in the Blue Conference


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 & Pellegrino Friday:
This Friday is a Pizza and Pellegrino day at Royal Oak. Pizza $2.50 and Pellegrino $2.

Athletic Leadership:

This week's Athletic Leadership meeting will be today during advisory in the gym, as tomorrow we are hosting the annual Cordova Bay basketball jamboree. Please help remind your fellow members.

Youth in Action:

There is an important Youth in Action meeting today at 11:23am in Miss Cottier's room.

Science Challengers:

Science Challengers meet Friday at lunch recess for a study session in Mr Azim's room. Our run-off competition will be Tuesday at lunch.



ROMS grade 8 girls competitive team had a fantastic season, clinching the City Championship Wednesday night on home turf. Lead by Coaches Jim and Abby Phillips, the team played a solid season with 28 wins and 2 losses earning the first place spot in the city. In playoffs, they won 9 of 10 games, shutting down Bayside in the final in 2 sets, earning first place overall! Great thanks to our coaches and a big congratulations to the team!


Girls Rugby Coach Needed:
We are looking for a 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!


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.


PAC General Meeting, Thursday March 15th:

Our Next PAC meeting is Thursday March 15th. In response to numerous parent requests, we have scheduled two action packed presentations:

The first presentation “Let's Chat About Vaping” begins at 6:30 pm.


  • Shedding light on the myths regarding Vaping and it harmlessness

  • Recognizing the rise in the use of Vapers and how to talk with your children about this growing trend.

The second presentation “Social Media for Parents” begins at 7:15 pm


  • To educate on safe on line engagement.

  • To view the landscape of social media sites and their applications.

  • To increase awareness of your child’s social media presence.

  • Provide some strategies to keep your child safe.

ROMS TV Script, March 8th

Here is your afternoon ROMS TV News report

S1: Hello! I’m ____________________

Today is Thursday, March 8, and here’s the news about what’s happening at ROMS. The weather calls for cloudy skies and a high of 8 degrees.

Pizza Day: Friday, only 1 day away! Can you taste it now?

Did You know?

  1. Bald Eagles Build the Largest Tree Nests of Any Bird

  2. Female Bald Eagles Are 25% Larger than Males

  3. Bald Eagles in Alaska Have an 8 Ft. Wingspan

  4. Bald Eagle Nests Can Be 125 ft. Above the Ground

Einstein Facts:

  1. It Took 15 Years for Einstein’s Relativity Theory to Make Him Famous

  2. Albert Einstein Failed His First Entrance Exam to College in 1895

  3. Albert Einstein Made His Breakthrough Discoveries in Relative Isolation

  4. In 3 Years Albert Einstein Went from Obscurity to Celebrity

Paralympics: Opening day is tomorrow! Check out your TV stations to see the amazing abilities of the paralympic athletes!

Ask your teacher: When does spring break begin and end?

Drama: Yesterday our drama department showcased a special play titled “No Stepping Back” The play was well done and a big thank you to all the Royal Oak Students involved. A special thanks to Ms. Noel and Ms. Buxcey for pulling this amazing event together.

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!