Daily Announcements

Friday, March 1, 2019

 
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Friday, March 1, 2019
by Donna Punt - Friday, 1 March 2019, 9:19 AM
 




Friday, March 1, 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. 


Claremont Counsellors: A reminder to grade 8 students this is the last day that the Claremont Counsellors will be here at ROMS. If you have questions, make an appointment through the office. Course selection forms are due in by Wednesday, March 6th.


Drama Club:
Drama Club members are reminded of rehearsal today on the stage at 1:16 pm. Bring your scripts. 


From the Learning Commons - a reminder from Ms. Lindsay that we are still selling pens, pencils and erasers at low, low prices! 

Monday: A reminder to students that Monday, March 4th is a Non Instructional Day – No School Monday!!


Pizza Day – Classes will be called in the following order: Orca Hallway, Raven, Thunderbird and then Wolf Helpers: Div M-7 Labelle


ROMS SPORTS:


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



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, today 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:
Congratulations to all of our volleyball teams for their play this week. All teams did a great job representing Royal Oak around Victoria. Playoffs start soon, so good luck to all of our qualifying teams!


Swim Club:
The final swim meet of the year is this Sunday at Commonwealth Pool from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Swimmers are asked to be there 15 minutes earlier so they can warm up. Good luck swimmers and congratulations on a great season! There will be a team photo next week so stay tuned for a time and location.


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!