Lego Workshop

Here’s an opportunity from Duane Spencer, our Community Support Worker, to get free Lego sets ranging from $25 – $50 in value.
Parents must register. Read attachment for further details.

Roden Walk-a-thon – October 17

The First Roden Walk-a-thon, October 17, 2014 “What Inspires YOU?”

All proceeds from this school-wide fundraiser will go towards additional cultural, physical, and academic programming both in and outside our classrooms this year. Such programs will keep students active, learning, and open to new and diverse experiences so they can discover what inspires them!

During the day on Friday, October 17, students will walk 1-5 km within our community. We are asking that each child raise a minimum of $20. Our goal is $5,000, but with your help we know we can raise much more! The more money they raise, the more prizes they have the chance to win!

Parents and guardians are encouraged to volunteer during the event or walk with your child’s class – or both! We need lots of help to make this event a great success. Please sign up in the office or online at URL: by October 3.

Stay tuned for more details to come!

Movie Night – Friday Sep 26


Roden School Council Presents:
Lilo and Stitch
Date: Friday September 26th
Time: Doors open at 6pm and movie starts at 6:30pm
Where: School Gym
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!


Crafty Fox is back

Join us on Wednesday Sept. 24th from 6.30 – 8.30 pm for an evening of crafting, socialising and light 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! CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE.

Cross Country Club

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

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 during the second week of October 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.

School Council Meeting

Please join us this Wednesday September 10th at 7:20pm for an interim council meeting in the Library. All parents and caregivers are invited to attend School Council meetings.

Why should you attend School council meetings (also known as Parent Council) or participate as a member of the School Council?

The School Council seeks to “improve pupil achievement”. By participating in council you are able to have hands-on contribution to the environment that your child spends the majority of their day. Research has also shown that when parents are involved in their child’s education, the level of student achievement increases.

The Council also provides feedback to the principal on pertinent issues, fundraises to supplement supplies or equipment to the school, communicates with parents and students, as well as organizes regular social events and workshops on behalf of parents.

School Council – Nominations are Open!

If you would like to volunteer on the School Council, nominations are open until 4pm on Friday September 19th. If an election is necessary, it will be held on Wednesday September 24th at the school.

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

If you are interested in learning more about what the council does, please try to attend an interim council meeting this Wednesday September 10 at 7:20pm in the Library. Otherwise, please speak to Mr. Lasso or one of the last years’ council members.

Daily Schedule

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