Winners of the 2024 Read-a-Thon!

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2024 Roden Read-a-Thon! We had a total of 99 participants, all of whom read for 70,543 minutes. That’s 1,176 hours (49 days) of reading.

Winning class for the most minutes read: Ms. Barnett’s Grade 2 class (Area 31) with 9,744 minutes, for more than 160 hours (almost 7 days) reading. This was an increase of 35% over last year’s winning class.

Winning class for the greatest percentage of participants: Ms. Robichaud’s Grade 3 class, with 11 participants out of 20 students. These students read for 8, 602 minutes (just over 143 hours, for a total of almost 6 days of reading).

Both classes win a pizza party on the day of their choosing. Parents/caregivers will be kept in the loop.

Individual winners by grade:

JK: Phoebe K.
SK: Hazel K.
Grade 1: Malcolm Y.
Grade 2: Jenny
Grade 3: Lorcan D.S.D
Grade 4: Silas W.
Grade 5: Ashur G.
Grade 6: Isa
Grade 7: Sam C.
Grade 8: Nolan S.

Literacy bingo: 

For the first time this year, we did a literacy bingo game and we were thrilled with how many kids opted in. All participants were entered into a draw and three winners were chosen:

Nash W. (Ms.Robichaud / Grade 3)
Tiffany: *Mr.Nivan / Grade 6
Sapphire D. (Ms.Revoredo / SK)

Individual winners and bingo winners will each receive a $20 gift card to Swag Sisters Toy Store (JK to Grade 3) or Queen Books (Grades 4 to 8). Thank you to all the students who participated and the teachers and caregivers who supported them.

Have a great week and keep reading!

Roden Read-a-Thon 2024

From February 1 to 29, log your time spent reading each day for a chance to win individual and class prizes. New this year: READING BINGO.

Reading goals have been set by grade. Students who meet the goal are entered into a draw. Every additional 15 minutes read equals an extra ballot in the draw.

JK/SK: 100 minutes. Any reading counts, even being read to!

Grades 1-3: 200 minutes

Grades 4-6: 300 minutes

Grades 7-8: 400 minutes

Download the full set of instructions below. An online version of the reading log is available here (just be sure to save your own copy).

Reading logs and completed bingo cards can be submitted to your teacher or the front office by March 7, 2024. Digital reading logs can be emailed to

Help Us Bring Holiday Joy to School Families in Need

As the holiday season approaches, we are reaching out to our compassionate community with a heartfelt appeal. At Roden we are committed to fostering a supportive environment for all our families, especially during times when many face financial challenges. We recognize everyone is being asked to support so many worthy organizations locally, nationally, and internationally. We share this message in the hopes that, if you are able, you can help.

This year has been particularly tough for some of our school families, and we want to ensure that they can celebrate the holidays with joy, dignity, and full stomachs. We have launched two initiatives in support of families in our community that need a little extra support to get through the winter break. 

  1. We are collecting cash donations to help us raise money for grocery gift cards to bridge the gap over the winter break.
  2. We are participating in a toy drive with the Swag Sisters’ Toy Store to raise money for new books and toy to families in our community over the holidays.

How you can participate:

  1. Grocery gift cards: Donate directly to School Cash Online. Simply select Roden Public School from the dropdown menu, and direct your gift to the School Council Fundraising option. We have set a fundraising goal of $2,000 for this initiative.
  2. Toy drive: Donate money by e-transfer ( or bring cash to the front office and help us raise $1,000 toward gifts to make the holidays a little brighter. Swag Sisters’ will match every dollar we raise.

With your support, we aim to provide essential resources and help alleviate of the financial burdens some of our school families may be experiencing.

By coming together as a community, we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of our fellow school families. Your support sends a powerful message of solidarity and care. Every dollar counts, and together, we can make a significant difference.

Whether you are able to support at this time or not, we hope you will spread the word: Share this post with your friends, family, and colleagues who may be interested in supporting this cause. The more people we reach, the closer we get to our fundraising goal.

We will be collecting donations until December 8, 2023.

Thank you for your support!

Roden School Council 

2022/23 Year in Review

After a tumultuous few years, the 2022/23 year felt like a return to normal. And we were ready. The community came together to rally around the students and the school, and school council was able to implement and support a number of activities and initiatives. Highlights included the welcome-back movie night, the holiday plant sale, the spirit wear design challenge, monthly coffee socials, the triumphant return of pizza lunch Fridays, food drives, toy drives, the launch of the School Equity Fund, the Roden-Equinox clothing exchange, the school book fair, Scientist in the School workshops, hip hop classes, the supper club, and what will go down in history as a truly epic fun fair.

Below is our year in review: our events, our advocacy, and the dollars raised. Thank you for all of your help in making last year such a successful one for our school and for the kids. We’re excited to see where this year will take us.