Daily Announcements

Monday, March 11, 2019

 
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Monday, March 11, 2019
by Donna Punt - Monday, 11 March 2019, 9:10 AM
 



Monday, March 11, 2019


Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am


Conversations Club:
We're breaking out the board games today at Lunch-Recess in the Blue Conference Room! Come join us for some friendly conversation and some laughs. Last Conversations Club meet up before Spring Break. Hope to see you there!


Drama Club members meet today at 1:15 on the stage to prepare for our performance in block 4 today. Good luck to our cast for a successful performance!


Lost & Found: The lost & found is over flowing with water bottles, shoes, lunch bags & clothing items. Please check it for items you may have lost. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity by the end of the day on Wednesday, March 13.


Science Challengers: Please return Science Challengers media release forms ASAP. Remember we meet Tuesdays at lunch recess.


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


Canteen Tuesday: On sale at first recess tomorrow at the canteen will be pizza bread, cookies & hot chocolate.


ROMS SPORTS:

Boys & Girls Rugby:
Attention all grade 6/7 boys rugby players, and all grade 6,7, and 8 girls rugby players. The first practice of the season will be Wednesday after school to get things rolling for the 2019 season. You will also meet the coaches for the upcoming season. Players are reminded to wear cleats and bring a mouth guard. 


Gr 8 Intra Murals:
Grade 8 intra-mural dodge ball - the Cup is on the line! Notice to 8-3, 8-4 and 8-6 of their championship dodge ball games Wednesday at lunch.


Volleyball:
This week's volleyball schedule has now been posted on the ROMS Athletics website and on the PE office doors. Many teams have ended their seasons, however there will be wrap up practices for some teams this week. 

Thanks again to all our coaches who volunteered their time this year to support ROMS volleyball teams. Royal Oak had the highest level of participation in volleyball of any Middle School in Greater Victoria!


ROMS PARENT REVIEW:

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


***Left at the Canteen: A green snowman bowl – please claim at the office! ***


Purdy’s Chocolates Fund raiser:

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!