Daily Announcements

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 5 April 2018, 10:01 AM

Thursday, April 5, 2018    Royal Oak Middle School Daily Announcements

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

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

Boys Group: A reminder that Boys' Group meet today at the Beginning of Advisory in the Blue Conference Room. 

Class Photo Day is today. Teachers please refer the schedule sent out yesterday. The staff group photo will be today at recess.

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

Dance Club: There will be an important rehearsal for all dance club members today and tomorrow at 116 on the stage. You must attend to perform at Claremont at the end of April. See Ms Noel if you have any questions.

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

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

Science Challengers:
There will be a Science Challengers meeting this Friday at lunch.  We will be completing a design challenge so please arrive on time.

Next Friday, April 13th, is the final day to submit your orders for the 2017/2018 ROMS Yearbook!  Order forms available from Miss Cottier and Miss Cottier's website. No late orders will be accepted and only a small quantity of additional yearbooks will be ordered.

We Are Silent:
Take the We Are Silent Pledge next Wednesday April 11th to turn up the volume of those children around the world fighting for their basic human rights!  Challenge yourself with a $5 pledge to be silent from 9am to 3pm.  All funds raised go towards our Ethiopia village initiative.

Youth In Action: There is an important Youth in Action meeting on Monday at 11:23am in Miss Cottier's room to discuss our upcoming We Are Silent Campaign.

Canteen today: On sale today at first recess in the Canteen is chicken wings, cookies and iced 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


Athletic Leadership: The first Athletic Leadership meeting of term 3 will be tomorrow during advisory. Members can bring their lunch to the gym right after block 3. 

Girls Field Hockey:
Attention to all girls interested in playing field hockey this year for Royal Oak.  First practice will be on Thursday, after school.  Please bring a mouth guard, shin guards, and a extra sock for your stick as we are practicing in the gym.

Rugby: Reminder to all girls that there will be a rugby meeting today at FIRST recess in the gym. Please help remind your friends and come to the gym right after block 2.

Grade 6/7 Boys playing rugby are reminded to hand in your permission forms to Mr. Menzies ASAP or come see him if you need another copy.

There will be a rugby practice for both the girls and grade 6/7 boys teams after school this coming Monday April 9th. Player are reminded that they need a mouth guard and cleats to participate on all rugby teams.

Grade 8 Rugby:
Reminder to the grade 8 boys Eagles rugby team to submit their permission forms to Mr. Stanchfield and of practice next Monday and Wednesday. 


Class placement Interviews 2018/19 school year: April 10, 11 & 12 between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm

*** On-line booking began as of April 4th at 8:00 am

Parents will be given an opportunity to book an appointment with an Admin Counsellor to discuss their student's class placement for 2018/19. Please note that each appointment will be 10 minutes in duration. We ask that you come prepared to discuss your student's academic strengths and areas of concern. You are not permitted to request a specific teacher or classroom. If you prefer, an email to Carly Hunter chunter@sd64.bc.ca would be

Class Photo Day: Today - Thursday, April 5th

We Are Silent – April 11 - Vow of SilenceStudents and staff are able to take the pledge to remain silent all day to bring awareness to those who do not have a voice in the world. Please respect your fellow students and teachers. It is a day to appreciate all that you are able to have - access to an education, ability to live in a safe society, democracy, and food and clothing. Watch for further details.

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.



Hello Royal Oak families:
It time to celebrate our amazing staff!

To recognize all the hard work of teachers, administrators and support staff at our awesome school, the PAC is planning an Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday April 26th . We invite parents and guardians to say "thank you for a great year" by contributing food and/or volunteering with set up/clean up duties. For more information and to sign up to volunteer and/or bring food please visit:


 If the link does not open please copy and paste it to the web browser, Thank you!

 If you have any questions please email romsparents@gmail.com.
Thank you, ROMS PAC


ROMS TV Script, April 5

Here is your afternoon ROMS TV News report

S1: Hello! I’m ____________________

Today is Thursday, April 5, and here’s the news about what’s happening at ROMS.  Our weather calls for cloudy skies with rain showers and a high of 8 degrees.  

Did You know?  Report # 2 went home yesterday!  Be sure to show it to your parents and return the envelope signed!   

Most babies are born with blue eyes. Exposure to ultraviolet light (the sun) and melanin are what eventually bring out their true color.

In order to taste something your saliva must be able to dissolve it. Hard to believe? Try drying off your tongue before eating your favorite candy.

For the next sixty seconds if you could follow one of your blood cells it would take you on a complete circuit of your body.

Litter:  Please ensure you recycle your snack packaging after your recess break.

Gym Strip:  Gym classes are well underway.  Be sure you have your gym strip with you for every class.  

 Pizza Day!  Yes tomorrow is pizza day!   That’s one more sleep

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 TV when we return!