Chair of the Board & Director of Education Webcast

Email Letter from TDSB:

April 26, 2016

Parents/Guardians of TDSB Students,

We are always looking to improve communication with parents across the city. Please join us on Tuesday, May 3 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. as we host our first live webcast for parents/guardians.

We will begin the session with a welcome and update on recent developments at the TDSB. This will be followed by a chance for parents/guardians to ask questions. After the webcast, please participate in a short survey about the webcast format and share your thoughts about topics for future sessions.

Please join the conversation at the following link:

Learn more about the Learning Centres at

We look forward to speaking with you on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Signed by John Malloy
John Malloy
Director of Education

Signed by Robin Pilkey
Robin Pilkey

Roden Fun Fair


The annual Roden Fun Fair! is just six weeks away! On Friday, June 3 we’ll need parent volunteers to help make this a success. We have some Roden students and high school students helping out, but we’re still in short supply of adult volunteers which are needed at certain stations. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $5000 for technology to support the computer replacement program.

Stay tuned for more details and contact if you can help out.

And don’t forget to Like us on!

Outdoor Education for Roden Students!

Thanks to Rodent’s Great Outdoor Adventure fundraiser back in October, our students are now reaping the benefits! Teachers have enthusiastically accepted school council’s challenge to GET OUTSIDE! They are using the money allocated to their classes to go on outdoor field trips such as:

Humber Arboretum
Evergreen Brickworks
Toronto Island School Camp
Camp Wahanowin
Orienteering lessons

Ask your child’s teacher how they’ll be spending their outdoor education funds!

April Newsletter from Jennifer Story

Repost from Email: NEWSLETTER

Jennifer Story

Spring has finally arrived! And with it comes one of the busiest times of year in our schools.
The TDSB just celebrated Day of Pink, a global campaign to celebrate inclusion, and end transphobia and bullying. Earth Day activities are being planned. Students, neighbours and families are getting their bikes back on the road, and more students are walking to school. Please do what you can to encourage active transportation to and from school, and if you are a driver, keep your eyes out at crosswalks and intersections.
Many of you are also busily organizing school fun fairs and graduations. I look forward to chatting with some of you at an upcoming event of one kind or another this spring.
In the meantime, there is much to update you on. I hope you enjoy this newsletter.
All my best,

(signed) Jennifer Story

Cultural Enrichment Events


This year, a group of School Council members decided it was important to start a sub-committee that would work on arts-focussed cultural enrichment opportunities for the entire school. After working with VP Mr. O’Shaughnessy for the last several months, three cultural events have been organized that will benefit the entire student body. The first event, a musical presentation called “Fiesta and Carnival” will occur on April 21. This will be followed on May 11 and 12 with performances from The National Ballet of Canada, and on May 26 with a theatrical presentation of the fairy tale classic, Peter Pan.

These three cultural experiences are being entirely funded by the Roden School Council with funds raised from events such as movie nights. With the continued support of the Roden School Council and the parent community, the Cultural Enrichment Committee looks forward to bringing a full year’s worth of cultural events and performances to the Roden student body during the next academic year.

Roden School Council Meeting


The next Roden School Council meeting Wednesday April 13th in the school library starting at 6:00 p.m.

All parents and caregivers are welcome to join us. Childcare and pizza is provided.

School Council meetings happen the second Wednesday of most months during the school year.