Daily Announcements

Tuesday, April 8, 2019

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Tuesday, April 8, 2019
by Donna Punt - Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 9:26 AM

Monday, April 8, 2019

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Band Trip:

Grade 7 band students will be traveling to Port Alberni to perform at the Vancouver Island Concert Band festival on Apr. 9, these students should meet in the band room right after homeroom before loading the bus.

Band Sectionals: All grade 6 trumpet players have sectionals on Wednesday, Apr. 10 instead of Tuesday, this is a change from the posted schedule.

Choir Practice:
There will also be a rehearsal today at 1:16 in the band room.

Drawing Club: Please see Ms. Kardash In Room 123 if you are interested in joining a Drawing Club Thursdays at Lunch starting April 11th! 

France Trip:
There is an important meeting for all 2019 and 2020 France Trip Participants on today at 1:16 in Miss Cottier's room.  A reminder to submit your photos for the contest.

Ga Ga Ball Courts:
It’s Grade 6’s on the courts today!   tomorrow it will be Grade 7’s.

Girls Group:
Girls in rotation 2 will walk to Brydon Park for picnic and fun activities today. Please meet right at the bell for Advisory at the Blue conference room. See you there! 

Me to We Kenya Trip:
The parent information session for the Me to We Kenya Service Learning trip is this Thursday at 5pm in Miss Cottier's classroom- room 222.  Please note that this trip is now scheduled for July of 2021 instead of July of 2020.

Science Challengers:
There is an important Science Challengers meeting at lunch recess today in Mr Azim's room.  If you can not make the meeting, please see Mr Azim sometime today.

We Create Change: The We Create Change Me to We campaign has officially been launched at Royal Oak!  Every student is challenged to bring in $1 to help those children in developing countries that are not as fortunate as us!  Every $25 raised provides clean water for an individual, and every $50 provides a goat to feed a family.  One small gesture can make a huge impact in our world!

Canteen Tuesday: On sale at first recess in the canteen will be pizza bread, cookies & iced tea.

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


Badminton: There will be a meeting today at FIRST recess for ALL students interested in playing badminton this season. This includes the tournament team, and those who want to play in the exhibition matches. Please come to the gym at FIRST recess today if you want to play this season.

Girls Fieldhockey: Reminder that our next practice is next Tuesday morning at 8 am. Please bring your shin guards and mouth guards.  We will scrimmage.

Gr 8 Intra Murals: Grade 8 intra-murals this week is drop-in badminton for any students in divisions 8-1, 8-2, 8-3 and 8-4. 

Gr 6/7 Boys Rugby:
There will be a meeting today at FIRST recess for all
players for the 6/7 boys rugby teams. Please go to the Tech Ed room to meet with Mr. Reston after block 2 today.

Reminder to all rugby players that your first game of the season is this week. 

Girls Rugby Practice today after school. Please let Ms Adams know how you will be getting to the game on Wednesday afternoon.

Track & Field:
The track and field practice scheduled for today after school had been canceled. However, the first practice for all students interested in shot put and discuss is tomorrow morning at 8:00 with MR. Sparanese. Also, all students interested in long jump are asked to attend a practice tomorrow at SECOND recess with Mrs. Hill. Sign up will happen at practice so be sure to attend.

Youth In Action:
A reminder for all Youth in Action students to ensure that their We Create Change Cup is decorated and delivered to the correct homeroom class.  


On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm, at Bayside Middle School, 1101 Newton Place, Brentwood Bay,

Parents and Guardians of Grade 5-9 students in the W̱SÁNEĆ and Saanich School District are welcome to join:

Michelle Joyce- SD 63 Police Liaison

Lux Welsh- Ambit Gender Diversity

Nick Sandor - Island Sexual Health

We will discuss what students are learning about substance use, sexual orientation, gender diversity and modern masculinity.

It is free, but please register at Sexuality and Substance Use Awareness


(or https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sex-and-drugs-parents-need-to-know-what-the-kids-know-education-night-tickets-57908339402?aff=affiliate1)

See attached poster.https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sex-and-drugs-parents-need-to-know-what-the-kids-know-education-night-tickets-57908339402?aff=affiliate1

Student Learning Survey for Grade 7 students and parents, please refer to our main web page 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.


Hello, and Welcome to Royal Oak PAC!!


PAC Executive team is in need of help, volunteers like you make a big difference to our students, and there are so many ways to be a part of your child’s school, volunteering is flexible and allows you to participate as it fits into your schedule. If you’re not sure of a time commitment or what the job includes, please contact the PAC. 


Please read the following information and consider being a part of your child’s school.


Dear Royal Oak Families,


On behalf of your 2018/19 Royal Oak Middle School PAC Executives, we would like to thank you all for giving us the opportunity to represent you this school year.  


As the school year is coming to an end we would like to announce that there are allot of PAC executives that will be leaving Royal Oak Middle School and executive’s positions become available.  This year we estimate receiving $20.00 per student in gaming funds, these funds can be used for classroom funds, swimming programs, sports programs, math manipulative, Reading program, and many clubs that are held at Royal Oak for our students.  Without PAC Executives, we lose these funds.


Every parent is a member of the PAC and I encourage you all to come out and get involved.  New ideas are always welcome and there are all kinds of ways you can help support ROMS.


Every position except two in PAC is vacant.  Please email romsparents@gmail.com to nominate a friend, parent/guardian or yourself to hold a position for the 2019/2020 school year.


Here are the positions and representatives positions available for 2019/2020 school year:


A. The President or Co-President:

B. The Vice-President:

C. The Secretary:

D. The Treasurer:

E. The COPACS Representative: filled

F. Volunteer Coordinator:

G. Communication Coordinatorfilled

H. Members-at-Large:

       1- Hot Lunch Program for kids in needs - filled

       2- Grant Writing and Applications -

3- Grade Eight Year end Celebration Coordinator

4- Country Grocer Receipts

5- Thrifty Foods Smile Card Program filled

6- Fundraiser Co-ordinators (2 or more)


Please click on the link for a description of the Executive Positions duties.


May is (AGM) meeting where new executive members are sworn in to the PAC executive team, please come out and support PAC as the school needs executive members on board to receive grant funding from the government. 



Thank you!


** The next PAC meeting is Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Come out and meet Claremont's Principal, Peter Westhaver

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