April School Council Meeting

Join us for the April School Council Meeting, this Wednesday April 16th at 6pm in the Library. All parents and caregivers are welcome!

Childcare is provided along with pizza for the kids.

Roden Rummage Sale

Saturday, April 26th (9.30am-1.30pm), School Gym

Spring cleaning? Decluttering your home? Set aside your gently-used toys/clothing/books and household items for our school Rummage Sale! Entrepreneurs can rent a table for $20 to sell their own used items (contact rodenrummagesale@gmail.com to RSVP a rental table). Families can also contribute by donating gently-used items to be sold at Roden’s tables – all proceeds to the school. Please drop off donations on the table next to the Breakfast Club.
Bring your reusable shopping bags and plenty of small change on the day, and get ready for some bargains!

Popcorn Fridays!

Grade 8 students are gearing up for their graduation from Roden, and they’ve have taken the initiative to raise funds for their own grad party!

Every Friday until the end of the school year, grade 8 students will be selling popcorn from 3:30 to 4:00 PM outside of the main school entrance.

Bring a LOONIE every Friday & enjoy some popcorn after school with friends!

Grade 8 students are invaluable assets to our school. Many of them volunteer their time to help at school council fundraisers, which couldn’t happen as easily without them. Since the funds from these events go toward special guests in the classroom, field trips, science and music equipment and much more, their contribution is really important.

Free Police Reference checks at Parent Academy Conference – April 5th

We are excited about the Parent Academy Conference this Saturday, April 5th at Cedarbrae C.I. and have more great info to share.

Please note that we will be offering SIN cards as well as free Police Reference Checks at the Parent Academy Conference.

To register: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/ModelSchoolsforInnerCities/ParentAcademyConference.aspx

Police Reference Checks
Please note: In order to receive a free reference check (only available to our MSIC parents/caregivers) the form must be completed and handed in before leaving for the day. Forms cannot be taken, completed and handed in after the conference. Only forms completed and handed in on site will be accepted.

Bus Pick-Up Schedule :

Roden Ps: 8:00 am ( Bus # 12 )
Parkside E.S. 8:25 am ( Bus #8 )
O’Connor Ps 8:26 am ( Bus # 10 )
Queen Alexandra M.S. 8:28 am ( Bus #11)
Westwood M.S. 8:29 am ( Bus 12 )
Chester E.S. 8:35 am ( Bus 12 )

We will also do one final pick up at your school location From 9:15 – 9:45 am

Thank you,

Duane Spencer
Community Support Worker
Toronto District School Board

Parent Academy Conference- April 5th

Good afternoon Cluster B3 CPAC parents,

We are so excited for our upcoming Parent Academy Conference that is taking place on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at Cedarbrae CI (550 Markham Rd. Toronto, ON, M1H 2A2). If you have not yet registered, please do so as soon as possible!

A light breakfast, lunch, bussing (from all Model Schools), childminding and interpreters (upon request) will be provided free.

We are also asking for your support in encouraging other parents from your school community to register. In addition, the conference has recently been opened up to all TDSB schools. So if you have family or friends whose children attend another TDSB school, please invite them to register for the conference, as well.

It is going to be an exciting day of learning “by parents, for parents” with parents presenting about:

Healthy Living
Social Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health
Community Building
Culturally Relevant Parent Engagement
Understanding School Programs and Structures
Students First: Student Engagement, Leadership and Options

Other workshops will be offered by TDSB Continuing Education, Toronto Public Library, Toronto Public Health, TDSB Special Education and Guidance, and TDSB FSL Program.

Please register online at http://www.tdsb.on.ca/community/modelschoolsforinnercities.aspx and click on the Parent Academy box on the right. Then click on “Register Now!”

For additional information or support with the registration process, please contact your Community Support Worker:

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 5th at Cedarbrae CI!!


Duane Spencer
Community Support Worker
Toronto District School Board