Daily Announcements

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
by Donna Punt - Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 9:29 AM

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Band Sectionals;
All grade 6 trombonists have sectionals today.

Choir Practice: A reminder to choir members that we will practice on Friday at 1:16 in the band room.

Girls Group:
Today girls rotation 1 will meet at the Blue Conference to have a quick lunch and head outside to do a fun activity. See you all at Advisory!

Grade 8’s: A reminder to all grade 8 students and teachers that tomorrow you will be going to Claremont to watch the musical The Addams Family – buses leave here at 11:45 and you will return at 3:00 pm. Students will eat their lunch prior to boarding the buses.

Judo Club:
The Judo Club will be practicing today after school. See you on the mats!

Homework Club: No homework club Wednesday morning, see you Thursday!

Me to We:
Miss Cottier is holding an information session for students interested in attending a Me to We Kenya Service Learning Trip in July 2020 on Thursday, April 11th at 5pm in the Royal Oak Learning Commons.  This trip is an open to students in finishing Grades 8 through 12 at the time of travel attending either Royal Oak Middle School or Claremont Secondary.  There are 18 travel spots available for students.

Science Challengers;
Now that our teams have been settled, please be sure to come today's mandatory Science Challengers meeting at lunch recess in Room 230.

Congratulations to Ariana S, Isabella S, Leah S, Lauren C, Pyper M and Julia N for successfully competing this last weekend in Vancouver to win invitations to compete at The Summit World Cheerleading Championships held in Orlando, FL. in May.

Canteen Tuesday: On sale at first recess today in the Canteen is pizza bread, cookies & hot chocolate.

Canteen tomorrow: Popcorn sold every Wednesday at first recess. Popcorn $1.50,


Athletic Leadership:  This week we will meet on Thursday as we are hosting the Cordova Bay Elementary Basketball Tournament on Friday.

Have you ever wanted to play football? The Saanich Wolverines Football Club will be here today to offer an introductory practice clinic to any student who might be interested in trying football this upcoming season. If you are interested, please come to the gym at SECOND recess today to get more information and to try a few practice drills.

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


Team Black:
there is a mandatory meeting today at first recess in Mr. Hilleren's room 229 for grade 8 girls team black. see you there.

Gr 7/8 Girls Rec:
Please meet with Mrs. Kreiser at first recess today in room 215. We have our final jamboree tomorrow. See you then.

Game schedules of final regular season games and playoff games have been updated on lowerislandschoolsports.ca. Good luck as you head into the playoffs EAGLES!!!

Swim Club: Congratulations to the ROMS Swim team on your performance at last Sunday's final swim meet and on a great season. A big thank you to our coaches at Pacific Coast Swimming and to the parents who helped support our team throughout the season! Reminder to swimmers that we will have a team photo tomorrow at First recess in the gym.


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!