Daily Announcements

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Thursday, May 2, 2019
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 2 May 2019, 9:44 AM

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Band Sectionals:

All grade 6 trumpet players have sectionals today.

There will not be a jazz band rehearsal this week.

Ga Ga Ball Courts:
Today on the courts will be grade 7s. Tomorrow will be grade 8’s.

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

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

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

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.

Canteen today: On sale at first recess in the canteen will be : chicken wings, cookies and iced tea.

Pizza Day tomorrow - $2.50 per slice



Congratulations to our grade 8 badminton team who participated in the City Championships last night. Our players did a great job representing ROMS and some qualified for the City Finals next Monday. The City Finals is at SMUS for qualifying team members. Go eagles! 

Gr 8 Intra Murals: Notice to all staff and grade 8's that Friday is the deadline for entering your team of 3 in the intra-mural badminton championship.

Track & Field:

The first track and field meet of the season is a week away - Thursday May 9th! All participating students must have their permission forms handed into Mr. Menzies in the PE office in order to partake. A digital copy of the permission form can be found on the ROMS Athletics website. Any necessary qualifying run-offs, throw-offs, or jump offs will happen next Tuesday morning at 8:00am.

Found: A red and black Adidas gym bag was found on bus 16 yesterday. Please claim at the office.

Also, a navy blue girls “I’m in Vikes Nation” gym bag was left on bus 16 a while ago and the bag has been sitting in the office. Please claim at the office.


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.