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Walk-a-thon a success!!

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The Roden Community came together and raised a whopping $10,357.80, surpassing our goal of $5,000!

Thank you to all the parents, caregivers, neighbours, friends and family who contributed to making this a success. Students at Roden will be benefiting from the funds raised. Classes will receive funds to support what inspires them such as art, sports, music and culture.

A special thank you to our volunteers: Tanya, Nadia, Theresa, Guillermo, Tawyna, Sarah, Heather, Fiona, Grace, Phyllis, Melissa M., Rachael, Connie, Colleen Cl., Zahra, Uzma, Denise, Jodi, Heather A., Suzanne, Melissa L., Diane, Ian, Elaine, Colleen Co, Spencer, Roger, Alice, Eileen, Meg, Dianne, John, Ray, Sundri, Kathleen, Angelie, Julie, Fei Fei.

The top primary class fundraisers are Ms. McGonigle’s grade 2 class who raised $1,258.
The top junior/intermediate fundraisers are Ms. Campbell’s grade 5 class who raised $576. Honourable mention goes to Mrs. Mighton’s JK/SK class and Mr. Donovan’s grade 4 class.

Top student fundraiser is Kainen Tsang from Ms. McGonigle’s class.
Honourable mention goes to Asher from Mrs. Mighton’s class, Thelonious from Mrs. Morris’ class, Chloe from Ms. Vacrinos’ class, Triman from Mr.Walters’ class, Owen and Lucy from Ms. McGonigle’s class, and Geordy from Ms. Chan’s class. All of these students raised over $200 each!

In total, we awarded 84 footballs, 27 playground balls, 13 soccer balls, 9 movie passes, and 4 Science Centre passes! Thank you to all our sponsors for making it a success: Monarch Park stadium, Canadian tire, Brenda and Lance, the Carver Twins, ontario Science Centre.

Thank you Roden and we look forward to the Walk-a-thon next year!

Election – our Trustees and more

Monday October 27th is Election day in Toronto. Learn more about who the Trustees are in our Ward.

While Roden is in Ward 15 some of our students and families fall into Ward 16.

For a complete list of all candidates(mayoral and councillors) check out the city of Toronto site.

Gr 7/8 ARTSHOW at the Flying Pony

Roden Gr 7/8 student art will be on display at the Flying Pony (1481 Gerrard St. East) from October 27 to 31st. Halloween treats will also be distributed on the 31st between 5pm and 7pm.

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October parenting workshop

Do you need help identifying and understanding your child(ren)’s fears and inhibitions? Come to Roden school council’s first workshop of the year: Strategies for dealing with anxiety in children. FREE. Oct. 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. Refreshments and childcare provided.

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Roden’s Walk-a-thon was a great success!

Roden’s Grades 7 & 8 students celebrate at the finish line of the Walk-a-thon Oct. 17. And a celebration was in order: Roden students and their families almost doubled our fundraising goal to bring in a whopping $9,600! Thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen; a special note of thanks to organizers Nadia and Tanya.

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Roden Walk-a-thon Friday Oct 17

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The first-ever Roden Walk-a-thon is coming THIS FRIDAY! Students have been working hard to get sponsors and win some BIG prizes!

A few reminders to make this event a success:

· SPONSOR ENVELOPES must be returned to class on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings this week in order to win prizes.

· All students must return their SPONSOR ENVELOPE to the school even if they don’t receive any sponsors.

· This event will take place rain or shine, so please ensure your child dresses appropriately.

In addition to all of the INDIVIDUAL PRIZES, a CELEBRATION PARTY will be awarded to the two classes who raise the most funds (one for JK/SK to Grade 3 and one for Grades 4 – 8) and a TOP PRIZE will be awarded to the student who raises the most money in the school! Prizes will be announced during the closing ceremony on Friday, October 17.

Oct. 17 Walk-a-thon schedule

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Just over a week left until the Roden Walk-a-Thon! Here’s a look at the event’s walking schedule by grade. And just a reminder that students should return their sponsor envelopes to their classroom teachers by Oct. 16.

School Council – Wed Oct 8th

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Roden School Council is holding its’ first meeting of the year on Wednesday, October 8 in the school library starting at 6:00 p.m.

Check out the agenda for evening.

All parents and caregivers are welcome to join us. Childcare and pizza are provided.

PIAC Seeking Parents for Vice Principal Interviews

Toronto District School Board currently includes a Parent Representative on Vice Principal Interview Committees.

Parents or guardians are welcome to participate in the upcoming vice principal interviews of the TDSB. The expressions of Interest (form attached) will now be accepted until October 10, 2014.

This is one great way to increase parental involvement and help parents really understand what administrators do and what teachers have to do to become administrators. Please help us keep this project alive. In partnership we will help our students achieve great things!

From Duane Spencer, Community Support Worker

Roden school council meeting – Wednesday, Oct. 8

Roden School Council is holding its first meeting of the year next Wednesday, October 8 in the school library starting at 6:00 p.m.

All parents and caregivers are welcome to join us. Childcare is provided.