Movie Night


Roden Council Fundraising Committee Presents:
Monsters University Movie Night!
Friday September 27th
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.

A message from our Fundraising Committee

The Roden School Council Fundraising Committee wishes to extend a welcome to new and returning parents during this new school year. We will be meeting for the first time on Wednesday September 25th in the school library from 7:00 – 8:00pm to discuss plans for the upcoming school year. All are welcome to attend.

The Fundraising Committee meets for one hour 4 times per school year to discuss events and recommended spending. We aim to offer the community an event every month with proceeds going to supplement extracurricular activities and school trips; grade eight graduation and trip; grounds beautification; and varied school entertainment and presentations.

Even if you are unable to come to meetings, or are unsure what contribution you are able to make, the Fundraising Committee welcomes additions to our “Volunteer Ask List”. By joining this email list you will receive regular updates about upcoming events and plans. You can be added by emailing with the title “Please Add Me”, or by returning the attached form with your contact information. If you are already on our “Volunteer Ask List” you do NOT need to respond.

Feel free to email, also, for further information regarding the Movie Night and Fundraising Committee Meeting.
Many thanks,
Schenan(Doah) Wilson
Roden School Council Fundraising Chair

Flooring Update

After much discussion and many meetings and negotiations with the TDSB supplier of tiles last June and July, the Healthy Building committee was able to obtain approval for Roden and Equinox to have a “Bio Tile” installed in the lobby/hallway instead of the standard vinyl tiles. Thanks to the Healthy Building Committee for your perseverance and commitment.

The Real Food Lunch Club

The Real Food for Real Kids lunch program serving hot lunches is back! Now kids from JK to Gr 8 can enjoy a healthy and litter-less lunch four days a week. Service is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Sign up at

New Daily Schedule – Reminder

Just a reminder of the Roden School schedule for this year.

08:45am Supervision begin
08:58am K to 8 Student Entry
09:00am Classes begin
10:10am Gr 1 to 6 Recess
11:45am K to 8 Lunch
12:43pm K to 8 Students Re-entry
12:45pm Classes begin
02:05pm Gr 1 to 6 Recess
03:00pm FDK & Gr 7/8 Dismissal
03:30pm Gr 1 to 6 Dismissal

Cross Country Club

Mr. Poon has started yet another season of the cross country club which began on Monday September 9 and will end on Thursday October 10th.

All students, parents and staff are welcome to participate in this program from Monday to Thursday from 8:25 to 8:45am, except rainy days. This is an excellent opportunity for participants to develop good habits for leading an active lifestyle and increasing their fitness levels. Participants can walk, jog or run around the school block. Staff are stationed at each of the four corners each day to ensure the safety of all runners and offer encouragement. Each participating student will earn ribbons for every ten laps completed.

All students are eligible to represent their school in the cross country team at the district meet on Tuesday October 8th at Ashbridges Bay. It is strongly advised that students train regularly for this meet.

Students can sign up for the team with Mr. Poon or Ms. McVean in late September. Please contact Mr. Poon, if you have questions or would like to assist with the program.

Let’s Play Ball!

Calling all Grade 5 and 6 students, you’re needed to represent Roden!

There is a boys slo-pitch team and a girls slo-pitch team. All Grade 5 and 6 students are welcome to sign up for the teams. Everyone who sign up is automatically on the team.

The grade 5 & 6 boys slo-pitch team will have their team practices on Mondays & Tuesdays at 3:30 to 4:15 and Wednesdays at 12:05 to 12:45pm.

The tournament date will be on October 3rd at Stan Wadlow Park (Woodbine & Cosburn) from 8am to 3:30pm.

The grade 5 & 6 girls slo-pitch tournament date hasn’t been determined yet. The practice times are Mondays 3:30 – 4:15, Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:15 to 8:55am.

School Council – Nominations are open

If you would like to volunteer on the School Council, nominations are open until 4pm on Friday September 20th. If an election is necessary, it will be held on Wednesday September 25th at the school. Details about the candidates will be communicated via the Principal’s newsletter and this website.

A few examples of some of the key positions on council are Chair/Co-chair or Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Fundraising Co-ordinator.

Download the self nomination form, complete and return to the school office.

School Council Meeting

Our School Council needs you! All parents are welcome. Our first meeting is this WEDNESDAY Sep 11. The School Council meets from 7:10pm to 8pm and is preceded by the Principal’s report at 6:50. The meeting is held in the Library and child care is available in the gym.