Daily Announcements

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 7 February 2019, 9:21 AM

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Band Sectionals: All grade 6 trombone players have sectionals today at 1pm in the band room.

Jazz Band: There will be a jazz band rehearsal today at 1:30pm in the band room.

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

Conversation Club:
Those of you who made Chinese New Year lanterns on Monday, who would like to bring them home, please pick them up at some point today from the Blue Conference Room. They will be there until 3:30pm today. We will meet again next Monday to kick off Acts of Caring Week. See you then!

Drama Club:
Drama club is rehearsing on today at 1:16 in the drama room.  This is an important meeting as we will begin casting roles for our plays. See Ms Noel if you have any questions.

Math Challengers: The next math challengers meeting is today at 1:16 in Miss Cotter's room.  It is important for all those interested in competing at Camosun on Friday, February 22nd to attend to ensure that you get signed up.

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.

ROMS Hoodies:

2019 Royal Oak Limited Edition Champion Hoodies are again available for order from now until February 14th. Order forms can be found outside the PE office and on the ROMS Athletics website, and sample sizes to try on are available at the PE office. This will be the last chance to order hoodies this year so don't delay!

Science Challengers:
Do you like Science.  Are you interested in studying material that is beyond the curriculum?  Would you be willing to represent ROMS at a competition at UVIC?  If so, please come to a Science Challengers information session in room 230 on Tuesday, February 12 at lunch recess. 

Youth In Action: Rafiki bracelets go on sale today during advisory at the front of the school! Get your beautiful beaded bracelet to support both Kenya and our village initiative in Haiti for just $10!  The next Youth in Action meeting is this today at 11:23 in Miss Cottier's room.

Canteen Thursday: On sale today at first recess is sliders, cookies and hot chocolate.

Pizza Day tomorrow - $2.50 per slice



Practicing at SECOND recess today is Mrs. Gill's and Mrs. Blaikie's grade 6/7 girls recreational team, and Mr. Ravenhill's grade 6/7 boys recreational team.


Grade 8 Transition:

Feb 12 – 6:00-8:00 pm – Claremont Open House Showcase

Feb 14 – Block 1 @ ROMS – Pursuit of Excellence students present to our students

Feb 19 – 6:00-7:00 pm - Parent Course Selection Information Night @ Claremont

Feb 20 – 9:00 am -12:15 pm – Claremont Counsellors @ ROMS to hand out Course Selection forms

Feb 27 & 28 – Claremont Counsellor appointments

2019-20 Registration began on February 4th at 8:00 am for new registrations coming from Out of District, Out of Catchment, Private Schools or Out of Province.  Registration packages are available on-line or at the School Office.

Please note that we will not be hosting an Open House this year (previously held in February).   An information evening will be held later in May for all confirmed incoming Grade 5 students including  new (grade 6/7/8) registrations coming from Out of District, Out of Catchment, Private Schools or Out of Province.

Returning ROMS students do not have to complete a registration form. Grade 8 students transitioning to Claremont for Grade 9 in September do not have to complete a registration form for Claremont.

Band Registration: Mr. Bridgman will be handing out band registration forms to all current grade 6 and 7 band students. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 1st.

Handbags for Hope: There is a drop off donation bin in the main foyer of the school. Please consider donating new and gently used handbags, scarves and jewelry. Handbags for Hope fund raiser supporting BC Children’s Hospital is hosting an event on Friday, Feb 22nd at the Fairmont Empress.

Homework Club: Extra academic support is available to students through the homework club. This is a drop in service that will be held on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings from 8-9 am in the Learning Commons, and Tuesday afternoon in Room 215 from 3:10-4:10 pm.

A reminder to parents to contact the ROMS Safe Arrival Line at 250-479-0999 or email royaloak_attendance@saanichschools.ca if your child will be absent or late.


ROMS Lunch Program

Do you like to bake? Or, do you dislike baking, but like helping others in your community? You might enjoy contributing to the ROMS lunch program. Just click on the link below for more information and to sign up. 

Thank you, parents and guardians for a successful fall in our lunch program. Thank you to our hard-working volunteers and those who have donated baked goods (either homemade or store-bought!). Your support has been amazing! 

You can sign up for January and onward to June at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A49AEAE23A6FF2-contribute

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Carrigan at: sccg.evans@telus.net

Thank you for supporting the ROMS lunch program!

Online ordering and payment now available

Dear ROMS Parents, 

This year we are going to try a new approach to ordering/purchasing or donating for the Royal Oak Middle School PAC.  We are moving to on line ordering to ensure accuracy and to make the process as easy for everyone as possible.

Drum roaster Coffee can now be ordered on line, and more ROMS fund raisers will appear throughout the year.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Enter Access Code “ROMS”

  • Complete the rest of the registration form.  (Including your email address will ensure you receive reminder emails about fund raising/event deadlines.)

  • Follow the instructions to add each child in your family who attends Royal Oak Middle School.

  • Once your child(ren) are registered, click on “Orders” to order anything that is available for fund raising.


We only accept PayPal (www.paypal.com).  No cheque or cash payments will be accepted at any time.  

You can pay with a credit card as a PayPal guest (Visa, Mastercard or Amex), or set up your own PayPal account.

Thank you


Thrifty Smile Cards: All grade 6 students have been given a Thrifty Foods Smile Card to help with PAC Fund raising.  If your family is not intending to use it, please return it to the school by dropping it into the PAC box outside the school office.  In that way, we can re-assign it to someone else. If you would like a card, please contact romsparents@gmail.com.

A great fund raising opportunity 

With the FundScrip program, you purchase gift cards on line for your everyday shopping and raise money for our school! If you purchase a $100 card, you get the $100 card sent to your home, while 2% to 7% goes to ROMS. Gift cards make great holiday gifts for friends, colleagues and family - and you don’t have to leave your house to shop!

There are over 152 retailers to choose from, including: Staples (3%), Walmart(2%), Pier 1 Imports(5%), Home Depot(3%), Thrifty Foods(2%),  Boston Pizza(5%), Esso(2%), Red Robins(7%), Canadian Tire(4%), Winners(6%), Starbucks(5%), Chapters(5%), Cineplex(4%), and many more!

It’s easy to sign up:      

1.  Visit www.fundscrip.com                                               

2.  Click the Support A Group button to enter your information and the invitation code: SNN4XE

For further guidance and info visit the PAC page of the ROMS website!