Daily Announcements

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
by Donna Punt - Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 9:37 AM

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Adel (AA DULL) Trainers are meeting today Block 3 in the Drama Room.  See you there!

Assembly today: All students and staff report to your block 2 class and wait to be called down to the assembly.

Band Sectionals:

All grade 6 trumpet players have sectionals tomorrow.

Jazz Band: There will be a jazz band rehearsal tomorrow.

Breakfast: Students are invited to come out Friday morning to room 215 at 7:45 am. There is room for 15 kids - breakfast and games with the Claremont PEP team and enjoy Planet of the


Chess Club:
Anyone interested in playing chess is welcome to play every Wednesday at lunch in room 230 (Mr Azim's room).  Students from all grades and skill levels are welcome.  Whether you are a beginner or a competitive chess player, stop in on Wednesday! Run until spring break 2019.

Drama Club:
Drama Club members are reminded of rehearsal today on the stage at 116 pm. Bring your scripts. 

Eagles Club: Eagles Club meets on Wed in block 3 in the Learning Commons. We welcome a special guest Elder May Sam to work with us this week.

From the Learning Commons - the LC is closed at first recess today to set up for the special presenter in block 3. 

Pink Shirt Day Buttons: There will be a table set up outside the MPR for all students to make buttons for Pink Shirt Day at Lunch Recess. Come and make a button or two!!!

Pink Shirt Photo: All students and staff wanting to be in the Pink Shirt Day photo please meet at the front of the school at 11:23. Grab you snack and come outside!

Math Contest:
The National Math League Contest results are in! Congratulations to the following top achievements for Royal Oak.  The top 3 finishers in Grade 8 were Alex F., Bill D, and Maren D.  The top 3 finishers in Grade 7 were Carmen E, Tharun V, and Pamela P.  And the top 3 finishers for Grade 6 were Avi D, Arian J, and Fiona S.  Please come see Miss Cottier today for your certificate and prize!  

PE Classes: Mr. Hilleren, Ms. Labelle, Mr. Menzies and Mr. Bergeron’s block 1 PE classes are to come to the gym at the beginning of block 1, don’t get changed, bring a pen or pencil and coloured pencil crayons as we will be doing an activity.

Talent Show:
Due to low numbers of performances, the Royal Oak Talent Show will be postponed until April 26th.  This will give plenty of time for you all to tighten your performing talents.  Come on Royal Oak, show us your talent!  I'm sure if enough students sign up, Mr. Bergeron and other staff members will share their talents, too.

Youth In Action:
The next Youth in Action meeting is Thursday at 11:23am in Miss Cottier's room.

Popcorn: On sale at morning recess at the canteen. $1.50 per bag.

Canteen Thursday: On sale at first recess tomorrow will be sliders, cookies and hot chocolate.


Grade 8 Intra murals:
Notice to divisions 8-1, 8-2, 8-3 and 8-9 of their intra-mural dodgeball playoff games today at lunch. 


All grade 7/8 girls teams are playing today, 6 teams, so players are reminded to check in with their coach about game details today.

Team Black:
Mr Hilleren's Girl's team black will have a mandatory meeting in room 229 at second recess today right after advisory. 

Mr. Ravenhill's volleyball team will have a brief meeting today during lunch recess in the
PE office. 


Grade 8 Transition:

Feb 28 & Mar 1

Claremont Counsellor Appointments

Gr 8 Parents wishing to meet with a Claremont Counsellor with questions and concerns regarding academic pathways, course selection and class placement may book an appointment to meet with a Claremont Counsellor on February 28 & March 1 between 9:00 am and noon. Appointments will be held at Royal Oak Middle School and can be scheduled by contacting Donna Punt at 250-479-7128 Extension 452 or emailing your request for an appointment to dpunt@saanichschools.ca Please ensure that you provide your student's name & Division your name and contact information. Thank you!

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.

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.


Purdy’s Chocolates Fundraiser:

Hello Royal Oak Middle School Families,

Royal Oak Middle School is fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier this Easter!

Our goal with this Easter fundraiser, is to raise money to purchase Chrome Books for our students. 

If you’d like to support us through purchasing some very sweet Easter gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click the link below:


After you’ve signed in you can buy the amazing chocolates or invite others to join and support our Fundraising Campaign. Once you have joined the online campaign, you are able to see the details of your order deadline date (which is April 1st, 2019), and where and when you are able to pick up your Easter treats. 

If you need special arrangements for order pick up, please email Josie at jpucci@shaw.ca 

Thank you so much for your support!


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!