January Parenting Workshop, Tues Jan 14

Do you find disciplining your school-age child a challenge?

Roden School Council and the East End Community Health Centre are offering a FREE parenting working on Jan. 14, titled “Disciplining, with love.”

Parents and caregivers are welcome to join us in the library at Roden Public School, 151 Hiawatha Rd, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. There is a parent mixer (social) from 6pm to 6:30pm and then the workshops start at 6:30pm.

Refreshments and childcare will be provided.

This workshop is being run simultaneously in English (lead by Joanne) and in Urdu (lead by Farzana) in separate rooms.

Grade 1 and 2 Holiday Fun

Ms. Robichaud’s Grade 1/2 class had their creative juices flowing this past week. Students spent time making gingerbread houses using graham crackers, candy corn, gum drops, smarties and an assortment of other goodies. Ms. Robichaud made the icing and parent volunteers came in to help. In the end, each student took home a beautiful gingerbread house to be enjoyed by their families over the holidays!

Typhoon Haiyan – Students collecting

The Roden and Equinox Student Councils are fundraising to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Student Council Members will be picking up donations from classrooms until Wednesday December 18th.

They are hoping to donate to the Red Cross and capitalize on the Canadian governments’ donation matching program.

If you would like to support their fundraising efforts please send your donations in an envelope marked “Typhoon Haiyan”.

We’re Fundraising to Benefit our kids

UPDATE: On Dec 6th the drive will officially end and it will be your child’s last chance to receive his or her rewards. However, our QSP and Fundscrip codes DO NOT EXPIRE. You can continue to use these codes throughout the year for Gas, Clothes, Groceries, Gifts – however you like.

Two easy ways you can help:

Visit www.qsp.ca and www.fundscrip.com to participate in our
On-line Magazine and Gift Card Sale!


QSP allows you to renew your favourite subscriptions while earning our school approximately $10.00 profit with each order. You might also find a new subscription to try, or purchase a gift to give to a friend in Canada! Browse through the catalogue at WWW.QSP.CA, go to “Just Shopping” and enter our code 9210.

Fundscrip allows you to buy gift cards for some of your favourite retailers while earning our school 3 to 7% commission with each order. And it’s not just for gifts. You can buy your weekly groceries, or purchase anything from a dinner out, to clothing! Browse through the 180 retailers on their website at WWW.FUNDSCRIP.COM then click “Sign Up” . Don’t forget our invitation code QUFWHQ.