Daily Announcements

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Thursday, May 23, 2019
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:57 AM

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Early Dismissal: A reminder to students and staff that today is early dismissal - school buses will be arriving at 2:08 pm

Band Sectionals:

All grade 6, 7 and 8 Flute, oboe and violin players have sectionals today.

Jazz Band:

There will be a jazz band practice today.

Band Concert: Our year end band concert and BBQ will take place on Tuesday, May 28 with performances by all band and choir students as well as guest musicians from Claremont.  BBQ at 5:30pm, concert at 7pm, hope to see you there!

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

Diabetes Facts:

Type one diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the insulin making pancreatic cells and kills them. The reason for this is unknown. It is NOT caused by lifestyle.

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

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

From the Learning Commons - three grade 8 classes will be setting up their science projects in the LC this morning in block 3, so the LC will be closed at lunchtime today. 

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 Thursday: On sale at first -chicken wings, cookies & iced tea.

Pizza Day tomorrow - $2.50 per slice


Track & Field:

Congratulations to the track and field team members who competed at UVIC last night! We saw some great performances and all Royal Oak athletes did a great job! The 4th track and field meet is next Monday, May 27th, again at UVIC. . There will also be a relay team practice Monday at lunch recess,  


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:

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 Royal Oak Families,

The Staff Appreciation Luncheon is only a week away 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.

We are needing help in the following areas:

  • Main dish

  • Salads

  • Servers/Clean up

  • Set up

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.