Fun Fair June 12th

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The Roden Fun Fair is fast approaching! Check out what we have planned on the Roden Fun Fair page.


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Last movie night of the Year

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Roden School Council Presents:
Strange Magic
Friday May 29th
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!

About the Movie
Strange Magic runs 99 minutes, is rated PG and ideal for 6 years+. It’s an animated musical loosely based on Shakepseare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It uses a mix of classic and contemporary pop and rock songs to further the plot. Themes center on the idea that love should be based on more than looks, and you shouldn’t assume anything based on someone’s size or beauty.

Fundraising For Nepal
A heartfelt letter from a Roden student, who was born in Nepal, has prompted school council to donate popcorn sales from movie night to the Canadian Red Cross. There will also be a collection jar, so consider bringing some extra loonies & twoonies!

See you for our last movie night of the year on Friday, May 29!

Upcoming Events

The Spring Concert will be happening on Thursday June 4th.

Friday June 5th is a PA Day.

Wednesday June 10th the final Roden School Council Meeting at 6pm and the Volunteer Tea is at 7pm both in the Library.

T-shirts arriving this week!!

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The Roden t-shirts are being delivered this week!

If you didn’t have a chance to order yours, you will have a chance to purchase one at the Roden Fun Fair (Friday June 12).

Battery Bin in Office

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Did you know we have a battery recycling drum in the Roden office?
Families are encouraged to bring in their used batteries and place it in the drum.
The company will come and pickup the batteries once it is full.
Reminder: Batteries should not be placed in the garbage.

Come out to our last parenting workshop of the year

Our workshop facilitators from the East End Community Health Centre will be leading a discussion May 20 called Self Care for Parents: how to manage stress and find times for mindfulness in the midst of our busy routines.

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May council meeting

Roden parent council meets this Wednesday, May 20. This is great way to get involved in your school community, or just to come hear what’s new at Roden.

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Principals’ Newsletter May

Please check out the Principals Newsletter that was sent home on Friday May 8th in our BACKPACK section of the website.

This letter (2015.05.08 Newsletter) includes information on:

  • September 2015 Roden School Organization outlining how many classes for each grade level
  • September 2015 Student Placement which outlines criteria used to place students
  • Volunteer Thank You Celebration
  • Plus much more

Teacher Strike Action

The Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario has a planned job action starting Monday May 11, 2015. This includes a partial withdrawal of services. SCHOOL WILL REMAIN OPEN AND PROGRAMMING WILL CONTINUE.

Please see the attached letter outlining what the teachers have been directed to do and not do as part of the job action.

Parent events for May

The Cluster B CSW team is proud to invite all interested families in our cluster to:

  • May’s Cluster Training Week for parents
  • Westwood Middle Presents ” Social Media Zombies Workshop for Parents Presented by Steve Chapelle
  • Chester PS Fun Fair BBQ

1) May 2015 Cluster Parents Training Week

Time: Times will vary

What: 3 days of Free Workshops/Training for Parents

Day 1: Tuesday May 26th 2015 – CPR/ First Aid level C at Crescent Town E.S. 4 Massey sq

Day2: Wednesday May 27th 2015 – Job Readiness ( Resume writing, Cover letter, job searching, Interview skills & Mock interviews at D.A. Morrison MS 271 Gledhill Ave

Day 3: Thursday May 28th 2015 – Cooking on a budget at D.A. Morrison MS 271 Gledhill Ave
Topics include:
-Feeding picky eaters in A.M. & Nutrition

- Food guide and reading he label & what you need to know.

2) Westwood MS Invites All Parents to : Social Media Zombies
Presented by Steve Chaplle

When: Tuesday May, 5th. 2015

Where: Westwood Middle School – 994 Carlaw Ave in the gym

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

What: Examining the importance of applying critical thinking during social media usage and more…

3) 2015 Chester Spring Fair and BBQ

When: Saturday May 30th 2015
Where : Chester Ps
Time : 11 am – 2 pm
Spring is here and that means another fabulous Chester Spring Fair is quickly approaching. Planning is well underway and we are looking forward to once again getting together with the Chester community to enjoy great food, wonderful entertainment and fun-filled activities, all while raising money for our school.
As always, to make the event a success, a LARGE group of volunteers is needed – before and during the BBQ.
Can you help out with any of the following? Please email us: to let us know

There is something for everybody so please spread the word and hope to see you there.

Please take a look at the flyers for more info and you can Duane if you have any questions.

Duane Spencer
Community Support Worker
Toronto District School Board

Do you have ideas on how to help Roden to Live a little Greener?

Apply for a Live Green Grant!

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Starting April 22, resident associations, community groups, parent councils other not-for-profits are invited to submit a letter of interest for the 2015 Live Green Toronto grants. Want to naturalize your local school grounds? Build a community garden? Enhance your local park? These projects and more are eligible. New for 2015 – the RBC Blue Water Award will offer $30,000 to a project that helps to improve the health of Toronto’s streams, rivers and waterfront. Learn more and apply online.