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Mental Health Workshop March 7: Anxiety

Mark your calendars! The next mental health workshop for parents is coming up on March 7.  For more detailed information, see poster below and this article.

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Mental Health Workshop presentation available!

If you were unable to attend the Mental Health Workshop on February 7, the presentation is now available for viewing. Click the workshop title link below to download the presentation.

Topic: Healthy Strategies for Responding to Challenging Emotions in Children

Candy Grams on sale Feb 7 to 9

The grade 8 class is organizing a candy gram sale to fund raise for their graduation trip. For more information, see poster below.


Principals’ Newsletter February 2, 2017

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Family Math Night

Family Math Night Poster

Mental Health Workshops

A team of Roden and Equinox parents have partnered to coordinate a series of mental health workshops for our community.  The workshops will be delivered by mental health professionals and are being offered to us for FREE (Funded by the Ministry of Education’s PRO-Grant).  The workshops are open to anyone in our community, so please feel free to bring a friend.


  • Tuesday, February 7 – Healthy Strategies for Responding to Challenging Emotions in Children
  • Tuesday, March 7 – Anxiety*
  • Tuesday, April 4 – Mindful Parenting: Nurturing Connection, One Breath at a Time
  • Tuesday, May 2 – Raising Sexually Health Children

*Exact title to be announced at a later date


  • Healthy Strategies for Responding to Challenging Emotions in Children
  • Speaker: Christie Hayos, MSW, RSW from The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre

It’s not uncommon for parents & teachers to have questions about the emotional responses or behaviour of children. We often wonder if an emotional response is appropriate for a particular age, if it is cause for concern and it’s hard to know the best way to respond in a positive and healthy way.

This workshop will help clarify what emotional health looks like in children and ideas on how to respond to challenging emotions.

  • Tuesday, February 7th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
  • Roden/Equinox School Library, 151 Hiawatha Rd

Child care for 3+ year olds is available in the Parenting Centre (Area 15).

Movie Night – Friday January 27

Roden School Council Presents:
Pete’s Dragon
Friday January 27
Doors open at 6pm and movie starts at 6:30pm
Admission $2 per person

VIP LOUNGE raffle ticket: $1 each
Food and Beverage available for sale.
Grab your blankets, pillows and come out and support us!

Your Funfair Needs You!

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As we start making arrangements for the 2017 Roden Funfair, we need a team of enthusiastic volunteers to make sure the event goes ahead.

Roles include booking food vendors, face painters, organizing games and rentals, liaising with sponsors, arranging prizes… There’s plenty to do, but with your support, we know we can do it!

Although we’ll try to get together a couple of times, most of the commitment can be done on your schedule. Absolutely no experience necessary.

Please email if you are able to help!

Extracurricular Sports and Activities Update

Sport/Club When Where Coach/Instructor
Grade 7/8 Sports Group (Toronto Police) Alternating Tuesdays Gym Sherman Lam and PC Adam Whyte
U-School (Grade 4/5 Ukulele Clubs) Wednesdays & Thursdays @ lunch Library Lisa Olafson
Grade 5/6 Girls Volleyball Mondays 3:30 – 4:30pm Gym Simon and Tera
Grade 5/6 Boys Basketball Wednesdays & Fridays 3:30 – 4:30pm Gym Simon
Grade 7/8 Boys Basketball Thursdays & Fridays 3:30 – 4:30pm Gym Simon
Roden Primary Sports League (RPSL) on hold until further notice
DIY Hats Club (Roden Grade 8s) Nov 28–Feb 16, Days 2/3 and Feb 23–Mar 10, Days 1/2 @ lunch Area 45 Mme. Stavrakos
Grade 1 – 4 Book Publishing Club (Roden/Equinox) stay tuned Robb Walters

School Trustee Jennifer Story Ward Forum


Jennifer Story invites you to a Ward Forum on French Language Learning in the TDSB.

Thursday January 26th
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Download Flyer for more information!

Mary Cruden from Canadian Parents for French–Ontario will be on hand for an AMA (Ask Me Anything)-style discussion. Bring your questions about any issues including pathways, special education needs, and program growth.