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Read Up Club

Read UP Club, a free after school reading club, will begin Tuesday, September 20, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm, in our library, for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students and their caregivers. Drop in any time during the first half-hour to sign out books and read with a volunteer. Please bring back the book bags you borrowed for the summer.

New families are always welcome. Read UP Club will continue all year long every Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30pm.

Please visit the Read UP website at http://www.readup.ca

Curriculum Night: Wednesday Sep 21st

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Curriculum Evening Flyer 2016

Principal’s First Newsletter

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Why join School Council?

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Print and complete return this form to the office by September 16th to join School Council this year:
Council Self Nomination Form

Important dates for 2016 -2017 School Year

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2016 – 2017 Staff Directory

Check out next year’s staff Directory for Roden and Equinox!

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Toronto Police 55 Division Community Response Unit Sports Program

Officer Adam Whyte from 55 Division (Community Response Unit) will continue to come by the school yard during the summer on alternating Tuesdays (3:30-4:30) to run sports with anyone that shows up. He is mainly reaching out to the older grade 6, 7, 8 students, but if numbers are low, anyone can join in. He wanted to continue his connection to the school community throughout the summer.

He will be there the following dates:

July 5th
July 19th
Aug 2nd
Aug 16th
Aug 30th

Hope you are able to come out and join in the fun!

Newsletter from Principal

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That’s a Wrap!

Wow! What a year! Thank you to all the parents, students, teachers, school staff and community partners for making our projects so incredibly successful! We couldn’t have made such great things happen without all of you.

A special thank you to our Roden School Council members who diligently met each month to discuss school issues and make plans for all sorts of amazing events and programs for our students.

Here’s a recap of what we accomplished:

Events we planned together with volunteer committees:
Roden’s Great Outdoor Adventure
4 Movie Nights
Food Drive in December
Spring Art Raffle and Bake Sale
Roden Fun Fair

Funds raised were directed to:
• Outdoor education related trips, programming & supplies for all students
• Cultural enrichment shows at our school for all students – Carnival music performance, National Ballet and Peter Pan theatre production
• 20 laptops with cart for all students to use
• Nitwits lice checking 3 times per year
• Read up club – books
• Book publishing club – book binding
• Photography club – equipment
• Lego Robotics Kits for grades 7 & 8
• Kitchen set and microscope for FDK classes
• 3 desktop computers for the library
• Breakfast Club donation
• Grade 8 year end trip
• Babysitting and pizza for meetings
• Staff appreciation lunch

Consider Joining School Council Next Year!

It’s easy to join school council and get involved in shaping the environment our children learn in. Registration is held in September, which entails filling out a form requesting a spot on council. The first official meeting is usually held the second Wednesday of October and council continues to meet the second Wednesday of each month after that.

Whether you join council or not, everyone is welcome to attend and contribute to the meetings.

There are always possibilities to get involved in school projects, without being a council member. You could:
1. Attend a council meeting.
2. Join or lead a committee such as Fun Fair, Movie Nights, Indoor Air Quality, Bake Sale and others.
3. E-mail chair@roden.ca to let us know you’d like to be added to the email list notifying you of volunteer opportunities (without obligation) like baking or posting flyers and other basic things.
4. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter by going to Roden.ca and signing up.
5. “Like” us on Facebook: Roden School Council for all sorts of updates.

See you for another great year in September!
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Indoor Air Quality Update

Roden & Equinox have joined forces to form an Indoor Air Quality committee with a clear focus on removing carpets in our schools as well as replacing water stained ceiling tiles.

We have met with TDSB officials and we are happy to report that we are making progress! Not only will some of the carpet be removed this summer or early fall, but it will be replaced with bio-tile (instead of the standard vinyl).

To date, the following rooms are slated to have to carpets removed: area 14, area 22, area 37. We are hopeful that there will be more, especially on the first floor kindergarten rooms and hallways.

The next step is to have indoor air quality testing done in the school. This is being ordered by a TDSB Health & Safety Officer. It should be done by the end of the school year.

Updates will continue to be posted on this website: Roden.ca