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Roden parent council invites you to our second parenting workshop of the year, titled “Raising Sexually Healthy Children.”
The free workshop is offered in English and Urdu/Hindi by facilitators Joanne Gallagher and Farzana Yusuf from the East End Health Centre. Learn about the sexual development of children from birth to 12 years of age, and how to answer your children’s questions about sexuality.
Join us Tuesday, March 4th in the library from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and childcare and pizza are available for the kids in the gym.
Hope to see you there!
Roden Parent Council
BOOK SWAP: just TWO days left to bring in books!
Bring a book. Tuesday and Wednesday 8:45-9:00 AM in front of the office.
-You may bring in a maximum of 5 books to swap. The quantity you bring in will be recorded so that you may choose the same quantity to take home.
-Books should be in good shape with no writing, tears or missing pages and must be appropriate for students in grades JK to 8.
-Kindly do not bring things like comic books, colouring or puzzle books.
Choose a book on Thursday, March 6.
-Your teacher will give you time to choose books during school hours.
-You may choose the same quantity of books that you brought in.
Read a book.
Enjoy your new books over March Break!
Roden School Council’s Second Annual February Dance
Join us Friday February 28th from 6pm to 8pm in the gym.
Includes LIVE DJ, Souvenirs, Photo Booth, Door Prizes
Food for sale: Pizza, Baked Goods, South Asian Buffet
All Food Halal
For more information: email@example.com
1. BRING YOUR BOOKS 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 3, Tuesday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 5 (max. 5 books)
2. CHOOSE “NEW TO YOU” BOOKS Thursday, March 6 (same number that you brought in)
3. READ YOUR BOOKS!
Learn more about the Roden Book Swap. Want to help? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Roden parent council invites you to our second parenting workshop of the year, titled “Raising Sexually Healthy Children.” The free workshop is offered in English and Urdu/Hindi by facilitators Joanne Gallagher and Farzana Yusuf from the East End Health Centre. Learn about the sexual development of children from birth to 12 years of age, and how to answer your children’s questions about sexually. Join us Tuesday, March 4th in the library from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Childcare and pizza for the kids in the gym.
The following is a list of all Sports activities and clubs that are run either before or after school or at lunch time.
Read Up Club at 3:30 – 5:30 pm on Tuesdays in theLibrary
Eco-Mentoring Club – Big Brothers and Big Sisters at 3:30 – 4:45 pm on Tuesdays in the Gym
Boys Volleyball – Gr. 3 at 3:30 to 4:15 pm on Fridays; contact Mr. Poon for more information
Co-Ed Volleyball – Gr. 6 at 8:20 – 9:00 am on Mondays and Wednesdays; contact Mr. Poon for more information
Tennis Club – Gr. 2 at 8:20 – 9:00 am on Thursday; contact Mr. Poon for more information
Badminton – Gr. 4 at 8:20 – 9:00 am on Fridays; contact Mr. Poon for more information
Boys Volleyball – Gr. 3 at 3:30 – 4:15 pm on Fridays; contact Mr. Poon for more information
Coming Soon: Track and Field; contact Mr. Poon for more information
Indoor Soccer at 3:30 – 4:30 pm on Mondays and Thursdays in the Gym
Primary Floor Hockey League (Gr. 2/3) at 12:10-12:40 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays; contact Mr. Parker for more information
Junior Floor Hockey League runs Jan/Feb at 12:15-12:45 pm; contact Mr. Poon for more information
Intermediate Floor Hockey League at 12:15-12:45 pm on Fridays
Roden Homework Club (Grades 1 – 8) at 3:30 – 4:30 pm on Wednesdays in Area 32 contact Ms.Uzma Ansari for more information
Boys Comic Book Club at 12:10 pm on Wednesdays; contact Ms. Pulver for more information
Ukelele Club at lunch on Fridays; contact Ms. Montgomery
By Tawnya Hallman, Healthy Kids Committee Chair
Your kid likes everything you put inside their sandwich, so why does it still get brought home uneaten? Could it be that they’re just tired of eating the same thing everyday? I know what you’re going to say: “But my kid will only eat 5 things!” I hear you.
My solution is to give our son the food he likes, presented in different ways. Of course, my main goal is to try and get him to eat something healthy but also, it needs to be easy and fast for me to pack.
Try these alternative presentation styles to the classic bread-filling-bread lunch using the foods you know your kid will like:
Bento Box style:
Shish Kebab style:
Our class reps got off to a great start last fall, coordinating upcoming events and teacher gifts. Looking ahead to spring, they are thinking about classroom fundraisers and ways to support projects in areas such as art, math and science.
Do you know who YOUR Class Rep is?
JSKA Ms. Mighton – Fiona Carver
JSKB Ms. Morris – Jason Kenemy
JSKC Ms. Revoredo – Suzanne Carmichael
JSKD Miss. Vacrinos – Erica Watson
GR1 Ms. Lumley – Megan Bannon
GR1 Ms. McGonigle – Angelie Kim
GR1/2 Ms. Robichaud – Saba Ferdinands
GR2/3A Ms. Kelly – Mayuri Vega
GR2/3B Mr. Donovan – Jen Harris
GR3 Ms. Chan – Connie Kuipers
We’re still looking for reps for Grades 4-8! If you’re missing communications from your Class Rep, contact email@example.com to get signed up.
Roden Public School is proud to be hosting a free, weekly conversation circle. Suzanne Carmichael is an experienced ESL teacher and parent at Roden and wanted to start the group in order to give ESL adults an opportunity to practice their English. It began on February 6, and to date, it’s been a great success. TDSB’s Model Schools For Inner Cities generously funds the program.
For more information on Model Schools go to: www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/ModelSchoolsforInnerCities
Each week Suzanne starts the conversation based on a new theme, although she said inevitably it always ends with a discussion about food and this cold winter!
Parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends from the community are welcome to attend. So please, help spread the word to anyone who might be interested in joining the circle.
Drop in on Thursday’s from 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Roden Public School, 1st floor conference room
Children are welcome and snacks are provided.
One of the items the Council looked into this year was establishing a set of By-laws to help guide the council in operating and making decisions. To establish our by-laws, we looked to TDSB reference materials as well as investigating By-laws at other schools. You can find a copy of our By-laws here.