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Roden Winter Concert

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It’s that time of year again…the Roden Winter Concert is happening this Thursday December 11th at 7pm.

If your child is participating please check the list below for waiting areas and drop off time.

Please remember that we also have a Bake Sale fundraiser and Gingerbread Building contest. The Gingerbread houses will be on display and you will have a chance to buy a ticket to win one. So make sure you arrive early to check out the Gingerbread houses and buy some sweet treats.

Drop off time for everyone is 6:45pm:
Grades 1, 1/2, 2, 2/3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8 – wait in their classrooms
Roden Strings – Library
JK/SK – Area 11 and 13
Steel Band – Music Room

Please be respectful of all the performers by remembering the following:
• keep non-performing children seated with you
• please stay for the entire performance

School Council Meeting – Dec. 10

Roden School Council meets next Wednesday, December 10 — join us!

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Update to Learning Opportunities for Parents

If you are interested in any of the training opportunities (CPR, Food Handling,Computer skills and much more) offered by Cluster B3 Parent Academy Committee (CPAC) please see the attached for updated locations and dates for the December Training Week 8th – 12th.

Also please find attached a flyer for CPAC Holiday Celebration Dinner Dec 16th at DA Morrison. Enjoy a evening of fun for the whole family celebrating all cultural holidays. All are welcome.

Please contact for more information:
Duane Spencer
Community Support Worker
Toronto District School Board
416-884-2941

Two Movies: One Night!

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Roden School Council is once again hosting movie night on Friday, November 28. This time we’re showing two movies with the goal of giving senior students a chance to enjoy this fun event.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and Pirate Fairy (rated G and recommended for junior students) will start at 6:30 p.m. Maleficent (rated PG and recommended for senior students) will start at 6:45 p.m. This is a guideline and ultimately parents and caregivers should decide which movie is appropriate for their own child.

A parents’ lounge is a new addition to movie night too. It will be located at the back of the gym so that parents can socialize, albeit quietly, through the movie without disturbing movie-watchers.

As usual, we’ll have food: hot dogs, pizza, samosas and baked goods along with popcorn and drinks. NOTE: There is no food or drink allowed in the library
so please come early enough to eat in the gym ahead of time.

We’re looking forward to seeing more families out!

Ramping Up School Spirit

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Our Walkathon was a huge success, not only because of the amount of money we raised to enrich our students’ education through arts, culture and sport, but also because it sparked plenty of school spirit! The cheers we heard in the gym when the final total was announced was amazing to hear and we promise to continue to help build on that spirit through the activities we run as a council.

As such, we are adding a new component to the Winter Concert (Thursday, December 11 at 7 p.m. for those who are wondering when it is!) for classes that are able to participate, in addition to our usual Bake Sale fundraiser: a Roden Gingerbread School Building Contest. We’re hoping that it will be a fun project that will spark friendly competition between classes, offer an outlet for creativity and idea sharing, encourage teamwork and most importantly, drum up some more school spirit! Awards will be handed out for the funniest, most creative, wackiest and the one that shows the most school spirit. They will be on display the night of the winter concert too, where you’ll get a chance to buy a raffle ticket to win one.

In addition, every student, staff member, parent or caregiver is invited to help decorate a paper gingerbread house that council is building near the main lobby by filling in this sentence: ‘Life at Roden is sweet because…’ with their own picture or words. It will be ready for your message by the end of November and will be on display for the month of December.

Walk-a-thon funds now available to teachers!

The school raised over $10,000 last month during the walk-a-thon and teachers now have access to those funds. As part of the “Inspiration” theme, teachers and students have brainstormed ideas on what inspires them to help direct where their class funds should be spent. Funding may be centered around sports, arts and culture and involve things like field trips or enrichment experiences.

Not sure how funds are being used in your child’s class? Just ask your teacher! We’ll also communicate this information in the weeks ahead. It promises to be an exciting winter for the students at Roden P.S.!

School Council Meeting – Wed Dec 10th

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Roden School Council’s next meeting is on Wednesday, December 10th in the school library starting at 6:00 p.m.

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

By-laws updated

The Roden School Council By-laws were updated at the last Council meeting. Updated By-laws can be viewed here.

Past Meeting Minutes

Roden School Council Meeting minutes can be read by clicking on the following links:

September 2014 minutes
October 2014 minutes

LIKE Us On Facebook

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If you’re already on Facebook, then please, “LIKE” Roden School Council. It’s an easy way to get keep up with what’s going on at school. We try to post things like:
• Events such as parenting workshops, skate swap, movie night, etc.
• Reminders about photo day, PA days, pizza days, winter concert, etc.
• Photos of school events and class trips
• Volunteer opportunities such as baking, help at events
• Donation requests such as silent auction items
For parents who don’t do drop off or pick up, it’s another chance to stay connected with things happening at school.