Daily Announcements

Thursday, February 28, 2019

 
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 28 February 2019, 9:26 AM
 




Thursday, February 28, 2019


Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am


Band Sectionals: All grade 6 trumpet players have sectionals today.


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


Boys Group: Boys' Group will be meeting today at 12:45 in the main foyer- We will be going to the Commonwealth Pool - Bring your swim suit and towel!

Claremont Counsellors: A reminder to all grade 8 students that the Claremont Counsellors are visiting ROMS today and tomorrow. If you need assistance with your Course Selection forms or have questions – you can book appointments at the office. Counsellors meet with parents/students in the Blue Conference Room 227.


Spartan Breakfast:
Tomorrow morning Claremont PEP students will be hosting a free pancake breakfast for RO students.  There is only space for 15 students so it is a first come first serve.  Along with breakfast, there will also be board games.  If you are looking for an activity tomorrow morning, come to room 215 between 7:45 and 8:30. 



From the Learning Commons - yes, the LC is STILL handing out Hershey's Kisses when you bring your school ID to borrow a book or a Chromebook. Bringing ID makes the signing-out process go WAY faster!



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

 

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 today will be sliders, cookies and hot chocolate.


Pizza Day tomorrow - $2.50 per slice



ROMS SPORTS:


Claremont Rugby:

Attention all grade 8's interested in the rugby PE program at Claremont - Mr. Ohl, the teacher/coach, will be in Mr. Stanchfield's room, 232, Friday at lunch to answer any questions. 


Gr 8 Boys Rugby Practice: Notice to all grade 8 boys - our first rugby practice is Wednesday after school. Cleats and mouth guards mandatory. 


Volleyball:

Gr 6 Girls:

The Grade 6 Girls Volleyball team has made the city finals. Congratulations players and coaches! Playoffs are on Tuesday, March 5 at Gordon Head Middle School to see who will be the champion.


Swim Club: Reminder to all members fo the ROMS Swim Team, that the 4th and final Swim Meet of the year is this Sunday at Commonwealth pool. All team members are asked to check in with MR. Menzies today to confirm your attendance this Sunday.


ROMS PARENT REVIEW:


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.


ROMS PAC NEWS



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:

https://fundraising.purdys.com/224685-64274

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 PAC



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.

PayPal:

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

ROMS PAC


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!