Daily Announcements

Thursday, March 14, 2019

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 14 March 2019, 9:11 AM

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Boys Group: A reminder that Boys' Group meet today at the Beginning of Advisory in the Blue Conference Room.

Gr 8 Baby Photos: A reminder to grade 8’s that today is the deadline to submit electronically your baby photo to Ms. Cottier.

From the Learning Commons -
today's your second-to-last chance to check in with Ms. Lindsay about the writing contest with the March 31st deadline! Need a copy of the rules? Check the display in the LC. 

Compost Bins: Empty and wash out compost bins and recycling towers by Friday.

Locker Clean out: All lockers must be cleaned out and inspected by your teacher. We don’t want any food items left in your locker. Take your PE clothes home to be washed.

Recycling stations will be closed down after lunch today in preparation for Spring Break.

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.

ROMS News: The questions for ROMS news will be mailed out to your homeroom teacher.

Youth In Action:
There is a Youth in Action meeting today at 11:23am in Miss Cottier's room.

Canteen Thursday: On sale at recess today -mac & cheese, cookies & hot chocolate.
Pizza Day tomorrow - $2.50 per slice


Athletics Leadership:
Reminder to all members of Athletic Leadership that we are meeting today at Advisory. Please bring your lunch to the gym after block 3.

Students interested in playing on the badminton team this upcoming season! There will be a meeting today at
SECOND recess today to discuss details about the Badminton season and to hand out team information. All interested students must attend.

Colour Clash 2: Colour Clash 2 is happening tomorrow at lunch recess in the gym! Come check out our grade 8 volleyball players as they battle and attempt to make their floor color proud by wiling this epic match-up. Represent your homeroom floor by wearing your floor colors of blue or green tomorrow at school, and come cheer on your team to build school spirit and have fun with your friends. There will be prizes to be won for challenges and for creative colour outfits. See you there!

Girls Rugby: Any girls interested in girls rugby, please meet Ms. Adams today at first recess in the gym for a brief, but MANDATORY meeting. Also, all grade 6 and grade 7 boys interested in playing rugby this season are asked to come to the gym for a mandatory meeting at FIRST recess today. The season start soon, so don’t forget!

Gr 8 Boys Rugby:
Notice to grade 8 boys rugby players of our practice on the first Monday afternoon after Spring Break. Please, return forms to Mr. Stanchfield or Mr. Ravenhill. 


Congratulations to the grade 8 boys volleyball team on their performance and winning bronze in the City Finals last night. A big thank you to volunteer coaches Doug Quested and Scott Freeburn for their time and efforts this season! Great job boys!

Gr 6/7 Boys:
Wrap up  practice today during lunch recess in 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.


***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:


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!