Daily Announcements

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
by Donna Punt - Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 10:14 AM

May 1, 2019

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Band Sectionals:

All grade 6 trumpet players have sectionals on Thursday.

Band registration forms are due to Mr. Bridgman by the end of the day today.

There will not be a jazz band rehearsal this week.

All grade 8 band students attending the Whistler Band Trip are to meet at the ferries at 8am tomorrow morning.

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

Ga Ga Ball Courts:
Today on the courts will be grade 6s. Tomorrow will be grade 7’s.

From the Learning Commons - the draw for winners of the Mystery Spot contest had to be postponed until TODAY at second recess. There will be 25 winners drawn. If you can help Ms. Lindsay and Ms. Gaudet (looking for 2 students), please come to the LC as soon as you can after dismissal from advisory.

Youth In Action:
There is an important Youth in Action meeting on Thursday at 11:23 in Miss Cottier's room to start getting ready for our next campaign!

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

Canteen Thursday: On sale at recess tomorrow -mac & cheese, cookies & iced tea.


Congratulations to our grade
7 badminton players who competed in the Lower Island School Sports City Championships last night. All players did a great job representing ROMS and some made it to the City Finals next week. Go Eagles!

The grade 8's play today and there will be a mandatory meeting for the grade 8 team attending SMUS today at FIRST recess to confirm details regarding today's event. ALL qualifying team members must attend.

The City Finals is Monday May 6st.

Gr 8 Intra murals;
Reminder to grade 8's to check the PE board for this week's badminton divisions and to enter their teams of 3 on the board for the upcoming tournament. 

Track & Field: The next track and field practice is tomorrow morning at 8:00am. Sign up for events is at practice and we will be discussing relay teams. 


Class Building for 2019-20

We are now in the process of building our 2019-20 classes at ROMS!   Primarily classes are built by the current classroom teacher in conjunction with our Learning Support team.    The deadline for parent input into class building was April 30 and, as we have now begun the process of placing students into classes, we can no longer accept class placement requests.  Students and parents will find out whose class they are in on the first day of school - Sept 3, 2019.   Thank you for your support! As you can imagine, placing over 600 students into classes is a complex task which we take very seriously as we know that creating balanced, diverse classes plays a key role in student success.

Non Instructional Day: Friday May 10th – Classes not in session

Grade 6 Immunizations - Tuesday, May 14th

Stat Holiday – Monday May 20th

Early Dismissal - @ 2:08 pm on Thursday, May 23rd

Student Learning Survey for Grade 7 students and parents, please refer to our main web page https://royaloak.sd63.bc.ca 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.