Friday – Movie Night


Roden Council Fundraising Committee Presents:
Muppets Most Wanted
Friday May 30th
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.
Grab your blankets, pillows and come out and support us!

Track and Field Meet

The Roden track and field team competed in the area meet last week with some promising results. Eric D. (Grade 6) and Nicklaus Z. (Grade 5) advanced to the conference finals on May 27th in the shot put event. The grade eight boys (4 x 100M) relay team and the grade eight boys (4 x 400M) relay team also advanced to the conference finals. We would like to thank all the staff who helped with the coaching and supervision this season. Many thanks to all the parents for supporting the team at the meet as well as providing transportation for some of our competitors.

Mr. Poon
Track and Field team co-oridinator
Roden PS

Roden and Equinox Parents’ Craft Evening

Thursday May 29, 7.30 pm – 9 pm in the School Library

Join us this Thursday for an evening of crafting, socialising and refreshments. Bring your latest craft project to work on or simply come for the company. Overcome Second Sock Syndrome and pick other parents’ brains on crafting techniques and ideas. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note: Childcare is NOT available.

School Climate Survey

This Spring (March to June 2014) students in Grades 4 to 6 and ALL parents were invited to complete a school climate survey. The school sent home letters about this survey in March and in April inviting parent participation.

The following explanation of the survey is taken from Mr. Lasso’s letter:
“The surveys asks questions about safety, support for teaching and learning, interpersonal relationships, school environment and student background. The survey results will help schools and the TDSB find ways to promote a positive school climate and prevent bullying in all schoools. Please visit our website at:

Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Survey:
All parents, guardians or caregivers of Roden PS ar invited to complete the Ministry of Education’s Survey for Parents and Guardians about: Equity and Inclusive Education and Bullying/Harassment. The parent survey is available at To access the survey you will be required to insert the follwoing survey code specific to our school: 4-SSD-429-C. The survey for parents is available in paper copy in 22 languages, which you can request from our school’s main office.”

The surveys are anonymous and no identifiable information about you or your child will be collected. We encourage you to provide your feedback!

Pizza Day – this Friday May 30

Domino’s Whole Wheat Pizza Lunch (cheese only) and Halal Pizza

Money will be collected in the school lobby on the following dates:
Tuesday May 27th from 8:30am to 8:45am
Wednesday May 28 from 8:30am to 8:45am

1 pizza slice $3.50
2 pizza slices $4.50
3 pizza slices $5.50
Extra juice .50

Includes one juice and one treat.

Rummage Sale Success

The recent Roden Community Rummage Sale was a great success! There was a happy buzz in the school gymnasium as bargain-hunters snagged great deals,snacked on delicious baked goods and drank Starbucks coffee, all the while supporting a great cause. Fifteen vendors within our community rented tables, while many families donated their gently-used items to directly benefit the school.

Many thanks to Angela G., Heather A., Monica, Connie K., Melissa H., Nadia S., Ms. Revoredo, Denise C., Arlene, Sundri, Uzma S., Sarah R., Doah, Natalie D., Tawnya, Hannah, Diane A., Ms. Granahan and her class, Adrienne, Grade 7 and 8 student volunteers, the Mohaupt family, Lazy Daisy, Starbucks @ Jones and Gerrard, all those who donated their used-items, contributed to the bake sale and attended the event.

We look forward to holding the 2nd Annual Rummage Sale next year, so please start setting aside your gently-used quality donations in anticipation!

Suzanne Carmichael
Rummage Sale Organizer

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Keep in touch!


Roden School Council

Silent Auction Donation

Silent Auction (at the End of Year Festival – Friday June 20th)

This year the Fundraising Committee is committed to bringing you the biggest and best silent auction ever, but we need your help!

We are asking the parenting community to think about services or items that you or someone you know could donate. For example, does your place of work offer a service or product that we could auction?


– Tickets (sports, museums, theatre, musical events)
– Gift certificates or gift cards
– New electronics, small appliances.
– Unused bank points? “Re-gifted” items? Use your imagination!

All proceeds will go, along with all money raised at the Festival, to purchasing tablets for the Roden Classrooms.

For more information or to make a donation, please contact Angelie Kim ( or Doah Wilson (

Roden Movie Night – May 30

Save the date for the last movie Night

Friday May 30th is our last movie night for this school year.

Movie: To be announced
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.
Grab your blankets, pillows and come out and support us!

Parent Workshop – Wed May 7th

Parenting Workshop
Presented by the Roden Parent Council and the East End Community Health Centre
FREE workshop offered in English and Urdu/Hindi by facilitators Joanne Gallagher & Farzana Yusuf from the East End Community Health Centre
Learn about different parenting styles and strategies to use to help your children calm down when they’re losing control
Wednesday, May 7 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
in the library at Roden Public School: 151 Hiawatha Rd.
Refreshments/ Childcare & pizza for the