Daily Announcements

Friday, February 8, 2019

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Friday, February 8, 2019
by Donna Punt - Friday, 8 February 2019, 9:26 AM

Friday, February 8, 2019

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Chill zone: Today during outdoor activity time Chill Zone will be meeting in room 125. Please meet Ms. Campbell there if you are interested in attending today's session. 

The choir will practice today at 1:16 in the band room.  We are preparing to sing at the upcoming Compassion assembly in a few weeks so make sure you attend.

From the Learning Commons - do you need a new binder? The LC is giving away small and medium binders - yes, that's right, free, gratis, no charge! Talk to Ms. Lindsay or Ms. Gaudet. 

ROMS Hoodies:

Limited edition 2019 Royal Oak Champion hoodies are again available for order. Samples sizes to try on and order forms can be found at the PE office and order forms can also be found on the ROMS Athletics website. Order forms are due by Thursday Feb 14th so don't delay!

Random Acts of Kindness:
Just a reminder to everyone that next week is our ROMS Random Acts of Kindness week!  Don't forget to take some time in advisory to talk about what your class will do for the class that you are going to show kindness to.  Next week is a short week as Friday is a pro-d day so make sure you  plan something for Mon-Thurs.

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.  All grades welcome.

Pizza Day – Classes will be called in the following order: Thunderbird hallway, Wolf, Orca and then Raven. Helpers: M-4 Mrs. Gill


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


Congratulations to all of our volleyball teams on their games played this week. All teams did a great job representing ROMS around the city and had lots of fun! Great job Eagles!

Practicing at SECOND recess today are the grade 6/7 boys competitive team, and Mr. Sparanese's grade 7 girls competitive team. Practicing after school are all grade 8 girls teams.


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!