Daily Announcements

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
by Donna Punt - Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 9:29 AM

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Band Sectionals: All grade 6 trombone, baritone and bass players have sectionals today during advisory in the band room.

Girls Group:
Today, Rotation 1 will be designing  magnets! We'll take the time to make these into empowering messages, cute quotes, or just fun designs for our lockers. See you in the blue conference room during Advisory. .

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF):  

A few ROMS students, with Diabetes, are doing a fund raiser this week during lunch activity time for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation week. 

The students' will set up a table outside the MPR and sell paper running shoes for $2 each. 

The sold runners will be track by hallways, colour coded and put in a draw bucket.  

The hallway which buys the most runners, will be the hallway bucket that a ticket is drawn from for a Cineplex Movie package prize.  Only one one person wins!   Be sure to bring your $2 to support this cause. 

From the Learning Commons - we will be closed during lunch, also known as second recess, today so that Ms. Noel's guest speaker can set up for her Indigenous presentation in block 4. Thanks from Ms. Noel and Ms. Lindsay.

Library Books:
Also from the Learning Commons -  it's time to start getting ready for summer! The due date for all books currently going out is Friday, June 15. If you know you have books out that are past their due date, please start looking for them now! Thanks from Ms. Lindsay and Ms. Gaudet.

Canteen tomorrow: Popcorn sold every Wednesday at first recess. Popcorn $1.50, 


Athletic Leadership:

There will be another general meeting for all members of athletic leadership today in the gym during advisory. Please bring your lunch to the gym after block 3.

Track and Field:
The track and field city finals are tomorrow at Uvic. Our team is ready to go and is excited to represent Royal Oak in this day-long competition. All attending students are asked to touch base with their teacher today to see when they will miss when at the track meet tomorrow. 



Pride Parade: The Saanich School District is putting together a group to walk in this year's pride parade. We would like to include as many teachers, students and families as possible! We would be walking with a SD63 banner and promoting diversity and inclusiveness in our schools. 

If you and your family are interested in walking in the pride parade, please let us know so we can start getting numbers together . There is no cost, we will simply meet that morning then have a great time walking together! We will also give out a T-shirt with the district logo for you to wear. 

Please contact Aoy Broome at kbroome@sd63.bc.ca to register or for additional information.


School Bus Registration 2018/19

School bus registration is now open for the 2018/19 school year. Please use the link provided to register your student. To ensure a seat on the bus please have your registration completed by June 29, 2018. The bus routes listed below are to be used as a guideline only. Updated bus routes for next year will be posted on this site by August 15, 2018.

See attached letter. [https://goo.gl/forms/ENlxIsURaXytVEEq2| School Bus Registration Form ] Office Hours 7:30am—4:00pm, Monday to Friday 12:00pm—1:00pm, Monday to Friday Closed Phone (250) 652-7343

A reminder to parents to contact the ROMS Safe Arrival Line at 250-479-0999 or <span style="background:transparent;">mailto:romssafearrival@sd63.bc.ca</span> if your child will be absent or late.


The positions that are still available are the following:

The PAC President 

·         convene and preside at all general, special, and executive meetings;

·         be the official spokesperson on behalf of the Council;

·         consult with Council members;

·         ensure that an agenda is prepared and sent to members and that minutes are approved circulated as appropriate;

·         appoint committees where authorized by the membership or executive;

·         liaise with special committees as needed and be an ex-officio member of all committees;

·         ensure that the Council is represented in school and district activities;

·         communicate with the school principal on behalf of the Council;

·         ensure constitution and bylaws are followed and are reviewed and updated each year;

·         be a strong advocate for meaningful parent involvement in the school;

·         ensure a Nominating Committee is formed prior to each AGM;

·         be a signing officer

    Thrifty Foods Smile Cards Coordinator

·         Issue smile cards to incoming grade 6 families and anyone else who is interested in participating in the smile card fundraiser;

·         Submit an application for the Smile Card Program to Thrifty Foods in May. Thrifty Foods works with one contact person from the school only.  This will be the person who submitted the application.

If you want to see events and services similar to what we have accomplished in the past continue for next school year, please take the time to nominate parent/guardians for executive positions.  You may nominate yourself if you are interested in holding a position. Please email  <mailto:romsparents@gmail.com> romsparents@gmail.com we will be hosting a final executive meeting on June 14th with the current executives as well the new incoming executives. Hope to see the PAC executives positions filled by then.

Together the parents of Royal Oak Middle School can continue to make our school a great place for our kids, and I think you will all agree…OUR kids are worth it!!

Thank you for your continued support!!!

PAC Executives

Attention:   Grade 8 Parents – Grade 8 Farewell
Preparations are underway for a party for our grade 8 students on Monday, June 25th from 6-9 pm.   It will be an evening for celebration of the memorable times they have shared at Royal Oak and to wish them success as they head to high school.

In order for the Grade 8 Farewell Event to be successful we are asking Grade 8 parents, for help by donating an hour or so of your time; Please sign up for a time slot through Sign Up Genius at the below link:


If you could please also spread the word about this event to other grade 8 parents who might not subscribe to the daily announcements and encourage them to volunteer to assist (and sign up for the daily announcements forum to stay informed).

If you are having trouble signing up through Sign Up Genius, please email Belinda Waller directly at: bandmwaller@shaw.ca.

Tickets will be on sale for the students to purchase at lunch time every Friday in June.  The cost is $15.

ROMS TV Script, June 5

Today is Tuesday,  June 5th and here’s the news about what’s happening at ROMS.  Our weather calls for mostly sunny skies and a high of 17 degrees.  

The end of the school year is getting super close!!   We are now in our final countdown The finish line is June 28th


Recycling!  Keep up the efforts with the recycling!  The less you throw in the garbage the better!  Do your part to be smart!


A fund raiser for Juvenile Diabetes starts today.  You could win a movie package prize by getting your name in the draw.  Every time you buy a paper running shoe, you name goes in a draw bucket!  The draw is this Friday! Tickets are on sale today at lunch outside by the MPR   

Quiz your teacher:  

  1.   How many days to the end of school.

  2.   What does JDRF stand for

  3.  What school is our New Principal Ms. MacEwan coming from?


Now over to _______ , with the rest of your ROMS tv news .


Did You know?

Did you know Buckingham Palace has over 600 rooms

Did you know Americans eat 35,000 tons of pasta a year

  • Did you know Einstein slept 10 hours a night

  • Did you know Germany borders 9 other countries

  • Did you know the Earth is struck by lightning over 100 times every second


Best of luck to all the track and field students who will be competing in the city finals tomorrow!


Your Reminders:

Ask your teacher  what you can do to improve in the last few weeks!

Grade 8 Farewell Tickets go on sale this Friday!   

Those library books at home or in your locker.!


That’s all for today! Be sure to stay safe and wear your seatbelt! We will see you tomorrow!  ROMS TV Newscast Over and Out!