Daily Announcements

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 7 June 2018, 10:08 AM

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

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

Jazz Band: There will be a jazz band rehearsal on  today during lunch recess in the band room.  Students who are interested in joining jazz band next year are encouraged to attend.

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

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

Grade 8 Farewell: Around the World Extravaganza – Monday, June 25th at 6:00 pm. Open to all Grade 8 students. Tickets on sale Fridays during lunch activity time. Tickets are $15. each. Don’t forget to bring your money!

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF):

There is 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. 

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.

Canteen Thursday: On sale at first recess in the Canteen today is mac & cheese, cookies and smoothies.

Pizza Day tomorrow - $2.50 per slice


Reminder to members of Athletic Leadership of your meeting today during Advisory. Please bring your lunch to the gym after block 3.

ROMS Survivor:
Attention all ROMS students! ROMS Survivor is now open to all students from all grades who would like to enter a team. There will be an orientation meeting today in the gym during SECOND recess and sign up will occur after the meeting. If you are interested, please come to the gym after advisory with your friends. Day 1 of competition is tomorrow so be sure to attend and get signed up today!

Track & Field:
Congratulations to the Royal Oak Track and Field Team on their performance at yesterday's all day City Final Championships. The Eagles had a strong performance in many events and did a great job representing ROMS at UVIC yesterday. Check out the photos of your Eagles in action on the TV's today! Thank you to all the coaches that helped out with the team this season! Go Eagles!!!



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 7

Today is Thursday,  June 7th and here’s the news about what’s happening at ROMS.  Our weather calls for cloudy skies and a high of 16 degrees.


The end of the school year coming faster than a race horse!   Hang on tight!


Recycling!  Keep up the efforts with the recycling!    Every item you recycle helps save our planet.

The fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes is on again today at lunch.  You could win a movie package prize by getting your name in the draw.  Every time you buy a JDRF paper running shoe, you name goes in a draw bucket!  The draw is this Friday!

Quiz your teacher:  

  1.  Who will win the Ontario Provincial election?

  2.  Where is the G7 Summit being held this year?


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


Did You know?

  • Did you know an ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

  • Did you know the smallest bones in the human body are found in your ear

  • Did you know the Grand Canyon can hold around 900 trillion footballs

  • Did you know the Arctic Ocean is the smallest in the world


Survivor:  If you are in grade 8, be sure to sign up your team for the  Survivor challenge! This promises to be a great event! Talk to Mr Menzies for details!


Congratulations all the track and field students who went to the city finals.   We are proud of you!

 Your Reminders:

Ask your teacher what you can do to to enhance your creativity!

Grade 8 Farewell Tickets are on sale tomorrow.  Be sure to get yours


That’s all for today! Be sure to stay safe and wear your helmet! We will see you Monday!  ROMS TV Newscast