Daily Announcements

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
by Donna Punt - Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 10:13 AM

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Band sectionals:

All grade 6, 7 and 8 percussionists have sectionals at 1pm tomorrow.

There will be a jazz band rehearsal tomorrow.

Adel Trainers: (Pronounced A Dull--with a long A]
There will be a meeting of the Adel Trainers in the Drama Room today during Block 3.  See you there!

Art Classes: All past clay projects are on the shelf just inside the ART room door. Please pick up by May 24th! Thank you from the Art Teachers.

There will be a choir rehearsal today (Wednesday) at 1:16 in the band room.

Ga Ga Ball Courts: On the courts today will be the grade 7’s, tomorrow will be the grade 8’s.

Musical Theatre: A reminder that the afterschool musical theatre program with the Claremont Students begins today at 3:20 in the Learning Commons. Please bring your forms to Mrs. MacEwan in the office.

Ice Cream Sales Today: A reminder that there will be ice cream sales today at 1:16 outside the Canteen area. There will be freezies and ice cream bars for sale!

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

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


Gr 8 Intra Murals:
The grade 8 and staff championship badminton match is this Wednesday at lunch. Come cheer on your floor winners and play exhibition matches on the open courts. 

Track & Field:

A reminder that there will be track practice tomorrow morning. Please check the ROMS website for details.


Good Grief – Supporting adults who are supporting youth in grief

When loss and change hit home, it can be an overwhelming time for the whole family. People grieve differently, and, for youth especially, grieving is a unique experience different from children or adults. This 1.5 hour workshop is for parents, grandparents, neighbours, friends and others who would like to learn more about how to support youth through grief.

Friends of Living and Learning Through Loss will offer an educational space to review conceptual and practical tools to facilitate healthy conversations and strategies for healing with youth at no cost to attendees.


Topics will include: grief and mourning in youth, various types of loss (tangible, intangible), life areas impacted by grief, coping strategies and support tools, and an overview of the programs and resources that Friends of Living and Learning Through Loss offers.

This special 90 minute workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 5th from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the Learning Commons at Royal Oak Middle School.  Please register at:


We look forward to seeing you!

Important Dates to Remember:

Grade 6 Immunizations - Tuesday, May 14th

Stat Holiday – Monday May 20th

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

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.


Next PAC Meeting is Thursday, May 16, 2019



  • (AGM) Annual General Meeting (Everyone Welcome)

  • Administration Report

  • Approval of April minutes

  • Presidents Report

  • Treasures Report

  • COPACS update

  • Grade 8 Farewell update

  • Next Meeting June 20th, 2019



Here are the current PAC positions still available:


A. The President/Co-President:

B. The Vice-President:

C. The Secretary: - filled

D. The Treasurer:

E. The COPACS Representative: - filled 

F. Volunteer Coordinator:

G. Communication Coordinator: - filled

H. Members-at-Large:

       1- Hot Lunch Program for kids in needs – filled

       2- Grant Writing and Applications – filled 

3- Grade Eight Year-end Celebration Coordinator – filled

4- Country Grocer Receipts

5- Thrifty Foods Smile Card Program - filled

6- Fundraiser Co-ordinators (2 or more)

Hello Royal Oak Families,


To recognize all the work the teachers, administrators and support staff at our awesome school, the PAC is planning a Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, May 30th, 2019!  We invite parents and guardians to say “Thank You for a great year” by contributing food and/or volunteering with the items/duties listed on the perfect potluck site.


For more information and to volunteer or sign up to bring food please click on the link below:



Also on the day of May 30th, if each student can bring one or more flowers from their garden or purchase from the store so we can make beautiful flower arrangements for the table it would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you Royal Oak families for all your support.