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Baseball Bonanza! Saturday, May 13, 2017

Roden’s Baseball Bonanza is happening this Saturday, May 13, from 12:00pm-3:00pm. Only $5.00 to participate!

Sign up forms for the event are due to the office this Thursday, May 11!!

We will be raffling off 2 great seats for the Mother’s Day Blue Jays game! Also, up for grabs is a Russell Martin jersey, an autographed MLB ball,  Josh Donaldson umbrella, and many more!

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Pizza, popcorn, drinks will be for sale. There will be a skills competition and a fun game with teachers and parents!

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Extracurricular Sports and Clubs Spring Update

Sport/Club When Where Coach/Instructor
Grade 7/8 Sports Group (Toronto Police) Alternating Tuesdays Gym Sherman Lam and PC Adam Whyte
U-School (Grade 4/5 Ukulele Clubs) Wednesdays & Thursdays @ lunch Library Lisa Olafson
Grade 5/6 Girls Volleyball Mondays 3:30-4:30 Gym Simon & Tera
Grade 5/6 Co-ed Volleyball (Roden/Equinox) TBA! Gym Simon
Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee (Grade 5/6, 7/8) Wednesdays  3:30 – 4:30pm & Thursdays 7:45-8:45am Field Rob Walters & Lisa Eng
Cricket Coming soon! Simon
Track and Field Schedule TBA! Field
Math Club Spring Session (Grade 5/6) Wednesdays in April 8:15am Area 29 Sarah Press
Jewelry Club Spring Session (Grade 4-6 Roden/Equinox)

Staff welcome May 11

Thursdays in May 11:45am

Mother’s Day – open studio

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Mental Health Workshop March 7: Anxiety

Mark your calendars! The next mental health workshop for parents is coming up on March 7.  For more detailed information, see poster below and this article.

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Mental Health Workshop presentation available!

If you were unable to attend the Mental Health Workshop on February 7, the presentation is now available for viewing. Click the workshop title link below to download the presentation.

Topic: Healthy Strategies for Responding to Challenging Emotions in Children

Mental Health Workshops

A team of Roden and Equinox parents have partnered to coordinate a series of mental health workshops for our community.  The workshops will be delivered by mental health professionals and are being offered to us for FREE (Funded by the Ministry of Education’s PRO-Grant).  The workshops are open to anyone in our community, so please feel free to bring a friend.


  • Tuesday, February 7 – Healthy Strategies for Responding to Challenging Emotions in Children
  • Tuesday, March 7 – Anxiety*
  • Tuesday, April 4 – Mindful Parenting: Nurturing Connection, One Breath at a Time
  • Tuesday, May 2 – Raising Sexually Health Children

*Exact title to be announced at a later date


  • Healthy Strategies for Responding to Challenging Emotions in Children
  • Speaker: Christie Hayos, MSW, RSW from The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre

It’s not uncommon for parents & teachers to have questions about the emotional responses or behaviour of children. We often wonder if an emotional response is appropriate for a particular age, if it is cause for concern and it’s hard to know the best way to respond in a positive and healthy way.

This workshop will help clarify what emotional health looks like in children and ideas on how to respond to challenging emotions.

  • Tuesday, February 7th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
  • Roden/Equinox School Library, 151 Hiawatha Rd

Child care for 3+ year olds is available in the Parenting Centre (Area 15).