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Winter is coming – is your family skate-ready? Please donate gently-used ice skates to benefit families in our school communities – child and adult sizes welcome, no helmets, please. Drop-off skates at the Roden Office now and look for new-to-you ones on Thursday November 20th 8.30 – 9 am and 3.15 – 3.45 pm, Monday November 24th 8.30 – 9 am and 3.15 – 3.45 pm. Please note that this is a ‘freecycle’ and not an exchange.

TDSB Parent Conference (Saturday November 15)

Registration is open for the 8th Annual Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Earl Haig Secondary School, 100 Princess Avenue from 8:00 am to 3:45 pm. (Please note: this is Earl Haig Secondary School in the Yonge and Sheppard area not to be confused with Earl Haig P.S. at Coxwell and Danforth).

Keynote speaker J. Richard Gentry, PH. D., a former university professor and elementary school teacher and author of “Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write” will deliver the keynote on Raising Confident Readers from K-12. He hopes to help bring back research-based spelling and writing in elementary school.

Workshops will run throughout the day and include topics such as: Building Skills in Reading and Writing; What about Math; Family Storytelling; French … helping your child to succeed; and many more. There will also be an information marketplace that will feature an array of community agencies, TDSB programs and services and vendors offering great educational ideas and giveaways throughout the day.

Child-minding, interpretation, and bussing will be available through registration only. For additional information please visit or please contact 416-397-3529.

Council By-law changes

Last year the School Council drew up and approved By-laws to guide the Council. The By-laws were created using TDSB criteria. To see our current By-laws click on this link.

At the next School Council Meeting, on Wednesday November 12, the School Council will be voting to amend the By-laws. If you are interested in the amendment process or the specifics of the amendment please join us for the meeting on November 12th.

School Council meets the second Wednesday of every month during the school year. The Roden and Equinox Councils alternate start times and there is a shared overlapping meeting time when Mr. Lasso delivers the Principal’s report to both Councils.

The Roden School Council meeting on Wednesday November 12 is in the Library at 7:20pm (for Principal’s report) and 7:40pm for Roden School Council meeting to start.

Stay tuned for the Agenda for the next meeting…to be posted within the next few days.