WELCOME TO ROMS PTA
Royal Oak Middle School (ROMS)
709 N. Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
Phone: (248) 541-7100
Fax: (248) 541-0408
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Week of 10/23/16
10/24/16 - WANTED: Parent volunteers to help with Maker Club. Maker Club takes place every other Monday from 3-4:30 in the Learning Commons. We have a pretty large group of kids (50+) and we will cap the group total to the first 65 who return their signed Parent Consent form. On Monday, October 24th, we will be making DIY Slime, DIY Mummy Hands, and decorating pumpkins. Parents are welcome to check out (or help with) any of the club activities, and can do so by emailing me prior to the visit. Parents can also check out this full list of Maker Dates and Activities if they’re interested in visiting during a planned activity at a later date. If any parents are interested in volunteering to help out with Maker Club, please email Jill Hill at: email@example.com.
10/25/16 - ROMS Fall Band Extravaganza 7-10 pm in the Auditorium
10/26/16 - Wednesday is a LATE START/Professional Learning day. Classes start at 9 am. Breakfast Club opens at 7:15 am and is free! Students must enter through the Austin Street cafeteria doors.
10/27/16 - SPIRIT DAY: Michigan vs. Michigan State (for a good cause!)
Students should wear their favorite U of M or MSU garb and bring a few bucks on Thursday, 10/27/16. Student Council members will be walking around with Michigan or Michigan State collection cans to collect money for the Kathy Regan Family Cancer Recovery Fund (www.gofundme.com/kathyreganfund). The school that receives the most donations will have their fight song played between 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, and 5th-6th hours on Friday, October 28th. May the BEST and MOST PROFITABLE school win! Go BLUE, Go GREEN, Go ROMS!
10/28/16 - HALF DAY. Students are dismissed at 11:10 am
DAWG WALK UPDATES
DW $$$ RESULTS: We raised over $56,000 for the Dawg Walk!!! Over $16,000 will be going into students' Washington DC accounts!!! Thank you for your generous support!
DW CHIPS: We have cases of potato chips for sale! They are $15 per case (42 bags/case). These leftover chips from the Dawg Walk would make great treats for Halloween! Contact Teri Shaffer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
DW TAX DEDUCTIONS: If an individual donated over $100 to the Dawg Walk and would like a tax form, please contact Teri Shaffer at: email@example.com
WANTED: Learning Commons Volunteers. We need some help shelving and organizing books in the ROMS Learning Commons on Tuesdays from 8:30 - 10am. Please see the sign up genius if you can volunteer some time:
WANTED: STUDENT ARTISTS for the PTA Reflections art contest! Reflections is a cultural arts recognition program that promotes student achievement and community unity. This year's theme is "What Is Your Story?" for six art categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Photography, Film Production, Dance Choreography & Music Composition. Your art entry must reflect the theme and be the original work of one student. Other students can perform in your artwork (dancers, actors, musicians etc.), but only one student can create the composition. Start thinking about creating your original artwork. Entries must be turned into the ROMS office by 11/23/16 at 3pm. All participants will be celebrated and medals will be given to the winners. Judges are artistic professionals but are not associated with our students. Information and forms can be found here: http://www.roms-pta.com/reflections-art-contest.html
WE NEED HELP! Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Reflections Art Contest. Please contact ROMS Reflections PTA Chair: Keely Tyson at 248-867-0938.
WE WANT YOU TO JOIN THE ROMS PTA! Membership is only $7 per person, available to parents and ROMS students, and valid for the school year. Membership entitles you to a membership vote and access to the new ROMS online directory.* YOUR membership does makes a difference! Here are just some of the wonderful things we do for ROMS:
- 8th Grade Celebration
- Building improvements (water bottle filling stations, standing desks)
- Bulldog Bound - 6th grade orientation program
- Character Education support
- Choir support
- Contributions to the annual 6th grade camp
- Contributions to the annual 8th grade D.C. trip
- Dawg Walk entertainment and T-shirts
- Dawg Walk raffle prizes
- ELA summer reading raffle prizes
- FORTIS program support
- Lords of the Sky assembly
- Learning Commons support
- Loughbrack Storytelling
- Mental health assemblies
- Online family directory for PTA members
- Parent Series Workshops
- Reflections art contest
- Royal Oak Council PTA high school scholarship program
- Social events for students
- Student assemblies/cultural arts programs
- Teacher meals before parent-teacher conferences
- Volunteers at school events
- Volunteers to help with teacher projects, and more!
There are two easy ways to join:
Download a membership form. Complete the form and return it with your dues to the main office: http://www.roms-pta.com/become-a-member.html
Option #2: Sign up for your ROMS PTA membership online and pay with PayPal or credit card here: http://www.royaloakptacouncil.com/memberships.html
*The online directory is for PTA members only (see below).
NOW AVAILABLE: THE ROMS PTA ONLINE DIRECTORY is now available to paid PTA members. If you did not receive an email confirmation from Connecting Directories, please contact ROMS PTA Membership at: ROMSPTA@gmail.com. Our goal to have ALL FAMILIES listed in this directory, making this a useful tool for parents and students. If you're wondering how YOU can be a part of it, please read this: http://www.roms-pta.com/directory.html
NOW AVAILABLE: Meeting Minutes from our October PTA meeting. Click here to see what you missed: http://www.roms-pta.com/meetings.html
WANTED: USED LEGOS. ROMS Lego Club will meet each Tuesday (starting Nov. 8, the first meeting is on a Monday due to 6th grade camp). The club is in need of more Legos! If you have any Legos in your basement, collecting dust, why not donate them? Contact Mrs. Riley with any donations at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your support.
11/1/16-11/8/16 - ANYONE WITH XTRA HALLOWEEN CANDY: Do you want to support the US troops? ROMS Student Council would like you to consider donating some of your candy to the US Troops in "Operation Gratitude." Starting Tuesday, Nov. 1st, please drop off any candy donations to your grade level office. The donation period ends Tues, Nov. 8th. ROMS Student Council will be working with Brightside Dental of Royal Oak and a few other ROSD elementaries to make this a GREAT donation and show our appreciation and gratitude for the US troops!
REMINDER: Box Tops for Education first collection is November 1st! Contact Norm Sieloff at: 586-634-5096 for questions.
How It Works:
1. Find Box Tops on hundreds of products
2. Check the expiration date! Then, clip Box Tops from packages and trim down to size.
3. Send them to school in a baggie of 50 or use a collection sheet. Drop them in the PTA mailbox (next to the main office).
4. Earn .10 per Box Top for our school!
Click for the Box Tops Products List!
For more info: http://www.boxtops4education.com/
Student Council News...
10/27/16 - SPIRIT DAY: Michigan vs. Michigan State
Mark Your Calendar...
11/1 LAST DAY for Box Tops collection #1
11/1 Spirit Wear order pickup in main office
11/2 LATE START / Professional Learning Morning
11/2-4 6th Grade Camp
11/8 NO SCHOOL - Records Day
11/16 LATE START / Professional Learning Morning
11/17-18 Blue Lake Camp Auditions all day
11/17 (D.C. Trip) Little Caesar’s & Butter Braid Pastry pick up - ROMS Café from 3-5:30 pm
11/17 Parent Series Workshop "The World of Social Media" from 6:30-8pm: To RSVP, go to: www.roms-pta.com/parent--local-events.html
11/21 PTA Meeting 7 pm - Learning Commons (A.K.A. Media Center)
11/23-25 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - No school
11/30 LATE START / Professional Learning Morning
JOIN THE ROMS PTA! For more info, please see: http://www.roms-pta.com/become-a-member.html
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QUESTIONS? See the Q&A on ROMS PTA Facebook (a closed group for parents only). Request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/141860812511070/
ROMS PTA ONLINE DIRECTORY is available for 2016-17! For more info, please see: http://www.roms-pta.com/directory.html
WE PARTICIPATE IN KROGER, HOLLYWOOD & BOXTOPS FUNDRAISING! For more info about ongoing fundraisers, go to: http://www.roms-pta.com/fundraisers-ongoing.html