Winners of the 2024 Read-a-Thon!

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2024 Roden Read-a-Thon! We had a total of 99 participants, all of whom read for 70,543 minutes. That’s 1,176 hours (49 days) of reading.

Winning class for the most minutes read: Ms. Barnett’s Grade 2 class (Area 31) with 9,744 minutes, for more than 160 hours (almost 7 days) reading. This was an increase of 35% over last year’s winning class.

Winning class for the greatest percentage of participants: Ms. Robichaud’s Grade 3 class, with 11 participants out of 20 students. These students read for 8, 602 minutes (just over 143 hours, for a total of almost 6 days of reading).

Both classes win a pizza party on the day of their choosing. Parents/caregivers will be kept in the loop.

Individual winners by grade:

JK: Phoebe K.
SK: Hazel K.
Grade 1: Malcolm Y.
Grade 2: Jenny
Grade 3: Lorcan D.S.D
Grade 4: Silas W.
Grade 5: Ashur G.
Grade 6: Isa
Grade 7: Sam C.
Grade 8: Nolan S.

Literacy bingo: 

For the first time this year, we did a literacy bingo game and we were thrilled with how many kids opted in. All participants were entered into a draw and three winners were chosen:

Nash W. (Ms.Robichaud / Grade 3)
Tiffany: *Mr.Nivan / Grade 6
Sapphire D. (Ms.Revoredo / SK)

Individual winners and bingo winners will each receive a $20 gift card to Swag Sisters Toy Store (JK to Grade 3) or Queen Books (Grades 4 to 8). Thank you to all the students who participated and the teachers and caregivers who supported them.

Have a great week and keep reading!

Roden Read-a-Thon 2024

From February 1 to 29, log your time spent reading each day for a chance to win individual and class prizes. New this year: READING BINGO.

Reading goals have been set by grade. Students who meet the goal are entered into a draw. Every additional 15 minutes read equals an extra ballot in the draw.

JK/SK: 100 minutes. Any reading counts, even being read to!

Grades 1-3: 200 minutes

Grades 4-6: 300 minutes

Grades 7-8: 400 minutes

Download the full set of instructions below. An online version of the reading log is available here (just be sure to save your own copy).

Reading logs and completed bingo cards can be submitted to your teacher or the front office by March 7, 2024. Digital reading logs can be emailed to

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

Area 29 Sarah Press