Daily Announcements

Monday, April 1, 2019

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Monday, April 1, 2019
by Donna Punt - Monday, 1 April 2019, 9:09 AM

Monday, April 1, 2019

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Royal Oak welcomes Ms Bouley as a new teacher to division M8.   Ms Bouley comes to us as an experienced Middle School teacher who will be taking the place of Mr Hilleren.  Please give Ms Bouley a warm RO welcome. 

Band Sectionals: All grade 6 bass players have sectionals tomorrow.

Conversation and Activities Club:
Welcome back everyone! The start of term 3 is an excellent time to come join us in the Blue Conference room today at Lunch Recess to play some card games, eat popcorn and meet some new friendly folks from different places around the world. Everyone welcome, hope to see you there!

France Trip 2019:
France Trip 2019 meeting on Tuesday at 1:16 in Mrs. Ryan's room.

Ga Ga Ball Courts:
Our new Ga Ga ball courts are now installed.  To handle the demand to start with, we will be running a usage schedule.  The schedule will start with grade 6's today, grade 7's tomorrow and grade 8's on Wednesday. 

The rules and schedule are posted on the Ga Ga ball court walls.  

Science Challengers:
There will be a design and build challenge this Tuesday at lunch in room 230

Canteen Tuesday: On sale at first recess tomorrow is pizza bread, cookies & iced tea.

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


Athletics: The ROMS Athletics website had been updated with important information for Rugby, Badminton, and Track and Field. Please have a look to inform yourself of the details related to each sport. The Athletics website can be accessed by clicking on the Eagle head logo on the main Royal Oak homepage.

Athletic Leadership:
The Athletic Leadership meeting will be this Friday, April 5th, during Advisory.

There will be an important meeting for all students interested in Badminton later this week. Please stay tuned to announcements for updates and details. 

Field hockey: All girls interested in playing field hockey for Royal Oak this year.  Please meet with Ms. Fuller on Tuesday - FIRST RECESS in her classroom - Room 124 on the Green Floor.

A reminder that the UVIC Rugby clinic is this Thursday April 4th. Permission forms can be found on the ROMS Athletics website. Please see Mr. Reston if you have any questions.

There will be an important Rugby meeting today or all grade 6/7 boys and all girls who are interested in playing at SECOND recess in the gym. Please be there on time and bring your forms. Anyone interested in playing are welcome to attend the meeting. See you there!

Gr 8 Boys Rugby:
Notice to grade 8 boys rugby players of our practice
today after school. Please, return forms to Mr. Stanchfield or Mr. Ravenhill. 


Student Learning Survey for Grade 7 students and parents, please refer to our main webpage for more information.

2019-20 Registration is ongoing 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.


Final deadline to order your Purdys Chocolates is today, Monday, April 1, 2019 – See below for instructions.

** The next PAC meeting is Thursday, April 18, 2019

***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!