Workshop Evening Extravaganza -Thanks

Thanks to all who came out and made this event a big success; an especially strong turnout at the Urdu/Hindi parenting workshop and the Mandarin workshop; thanks to all who helped with the gardening workshop and to the many kids who turned out for the hula hoop workshop.

Big thank you to local realtor, Cameron Weir for donating the Workshop Evening refreshments and to Starbucks for providing the coffee.

Join the Council

We need you!!! Join the Roden School Council next year. Speak to one of this year’s Council members or Mr. Lasso or Mr. O’Shaunghnessy about how you can become involved. Or stop by the Council table at the BBQ this Friday.

News from Equinox for Roden – Aboriginal Issues workshop

Equinox School Council, as part of our PRO Grant series, would like to invite you to Courageous Conversations: Teaching and Learning About Aboriginal Issues. This free event takes place in our school library on Wednesday, June 19th, from 7pm-9pm. Free childcare is available but don’t forget to email to secure a childcare spot (spaces may be limited).
Don’t miss this valuable discussion about talking to kids about Aboriginal issues! All are welcome! Pass it on to your friends/neighbours/family members!
Equinox Social Justice Committee

News from Equinox for Roden – Equinox Outdoor Kindergarten Space

Equinox is fundraising to transform our paved outdoor kindergarten space into a natural oasis in our neighbourhood!

Not only will Roden kindergarten children be invited to share this space whenever Equinox is off site (frequently), but the space will be open to the neighbourhood community and daycare outside of school hours.It will be great to have another play area in our local “park”!

This is just the start of what we hope will be a collaborative effort to redevelop the entire schoolyard!

To see a concept drawing of the new space along with more detailed information, please visit

Please also consider supporting our fundraising campaign online until June 24. Every bit helps!’Perks’ begin at $10. Same website:

We will have an information table at your BBQ where you can learn more. For other inquiries, please contact Carla Troper at

Stay in touch

The next newsletter will be published in September. If some newsworthy items come up we will send out a Newsflash, however, we will be updating the website over the summer so please stay in touch by checking back often. If you would like to contribute an article to the newsletter or website please send it to


A special “Thank You” to Colin Foster for setting up our website and newsletter. The Communications Committee will miss your “technical genius”! We wish you and your son all the best at his new school.