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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, April 24th

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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, April 24th
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 2:05 PM


April 24th

Cross Country Team: Cross Country MEET at Centennial Park. First race starts @ 3:15 pm.

April 24th

For Grade 5 Families: Band Instrument Try Out Night at Royal Oak Middle School: 6:30-8:00 pm

April 25th

For Grade 5 Parents: Royal Oak Middle School Student Services Open House: 7:00-8:30 pm [Info session on how students with a learning designation will be supported.]

April 26th

Hot Lunch

May 1st

Cross Country Team: Cross Country MEET at Centennial Park. First race starts at 3:15 pm. About 30 PARENT VOLUNTEERS are needed to help run this race.

May 9th

For Grade 5 Families: Royal Oak Middle School Grade 5 Parent Info Evening, 6:30-8:00 pm

May 10th

Non-Instructional Day: Students do not attend school.

May 12th

Ordering for Hot Lunch on May 17th closes today.

May 17th

Lifetouch Class Photos

May 17th

Hot Lunch

May 21st


May 23rd

Kindergarten Orientation for upcoming 2019-20 K Students, 9:15-10:15 am

May 25th

PAC Bottle Drive


TONIGHT, April 24th - For Grade 5 Students Transitioning to ROMS:  Band Instrument Try Out Night at Royal Oak Middle School, 6:30-8:00 pm.

Waste Free Lunch Challenge - April 29 to May 3:  In an effort to engage students in small environmental initiatives that can have a big impact, our school is participating in the week-long Waste-Free Lunch Challenge from April 29 to May 3. Please help your child pack waste-free lunches for our event and help us fulfill a number of goals:

  • Reduce the amount of waste generated by our school and to engage students, staff, and parents on the 3R’s principles of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
  • Encourage fresh and nutritious lunches (many pre-packaged lunch items contain significant amounts of sodium, preservatives and fat).
  • Help you reduce the cost of lunches: a waste-free lunch can cost as little as $2.50 per day, whereas a regular lunch containing pre-packaged items can cost $4.50 or more per day.

See the attached PDF for more information on how you can help your child be a Zero Waste Hero!

Reminders to Families:

  • Sign-Up to receive the 'Principal's Message' posts:  Click HERE to sign-up now.
  • Friday, May 10th - Non-Instructional Day:  Students do not attend school.

Reporting of Student Absences:  A friendly reminder for families to ensure that you contact the school Safe Arrival Line at 250 658-4002 if your child will be absent from school.  If you’re child will be away for more than one day, please ensure that you call of all the days that you child will be away.  This is a huge help to the Safe Arrival Parent Volunteers.   Thank you!


Red Barn Gift Cards - Deadline April 30:  It’s been a while, but order forms will be coming home this week. Order a card through us and our school gets 10%. 

PAC AGM/Elections - May 21, 7:00 pm:  Another opportunity to join your PAC to see where we are headed, give us feedback and elect your 2019-2020 PAC Executive. 


Books for Breakfast:  April 27th, 10 AM – 12 PM.  See below flyer.

Caboose Club - Summer Camp 2019 Information:  See attached PDF for more information.

Host Families Wanted in Saanich School District:  If you live year Claremont, you can help the Saanich International Student Program say YES to another international student for Fall 2019!  Click HERE for more information.

CRFMHA announces a FREE 6-week program intended for girls who haven't played hockey previously - ESSO Fun Days, May 20-June 23 (detailed ice times are below).  Players must wear full equipment.  This is a fun introduction to hockey for girls who are new to hockey, coached by qualified instructors with lots of energy!


  • Mon May 20 @ 5 - 6 pm (Westhills Arena)
  • Mon May 27 @ 5 - 6 pm (Westhills Arena)
  • Mon June 3 @ 5 - 6 pm (Westhills Arena)
  • Mon June 10 @ 5 - 6 pm (Westhills Arena)
  • Mon June 17 @ 5 - 6 pm (Westhills Arena)
  • Sun June 23 @ 9:30 - 10:30 am (Pearkes Arena)

Encourage others to join our mailing list (on the "Contact Us" page of our website) or follow us on Social Media.  Thanks to ESSO, Hockey Canada and BC Hockey for support.  For more information: