Ramping Up School Spirit


Our Walkathon was a huge success, not only because of the amount of money we raised to enrich our students’ education through arts, culture and sport, but also because it sparked plenty of school spirit! The cheers we heard in the gym when the final total was announced was amazing to hear and we promise to continue to help build on that spirit through the activities we run as a council.

As such, we are adding a new component to the Winter Concert (Thursday, December 11 at 7 p.m. for those who are wondering when it is!) for classes that are able to participate, in addition to our usual Bake Sale fundraiser: a Roden Gingerbread School Building Contest. We’re hoping that it will be a fun project that will spark friendly competition between classes, offer an outlet for creativity and idea sharing, encourage teamwork and most importantly, drum up some more school spirit! Awards will be handed out for the funniest, most creative, wackiest and the one that shows the most school spirit. They will be on display the night of the winter concert too, where you’ll get a chance to buy a raffle ticket to win one.

In addition, every student, staff member, parent or caregiver is invited to help decorate a paper gingerbread house that council is building near the main lobby by filling in this sentence: ‘Life at Roden is sweet because…’ with their own picture or words. It will be ready for your message by the end of November and will be on display for the month of December.