You’re invited to join us for the next School Council Meeting on Thursday November 23 at 7:20pm with the Principals report for both schools and then the Roden meeting starting at 7:40pm in the Library. All are welcome.
In previous years, Roden School Council has run a major fundraiser in the Fall, asking parents and families to sponsor students and also to donate your time and energies in volunteering to run the activities. In 2016, over $11,000 was raised towards equipment for the Maker Space in the Library, which is used by students at all levels, including our fantastic 3D printer.
This year, we are introducing a Direct Donation Program – no need to volunteer your time for this one! – to continue your support towards educational enrichment for our students.
Our goal this year is to raise funds for Kindergarten / Primary Literacy and Intermediate / Senior Technology equipment. Money raised will benefit all Roden students, this year and beyond. We are suggesting a donation of $25, but please give what you can; even small donations add up.
A donation mailout will be in student backpacks soon, but if you can’t wait you and Roden friends and family anywhere in the world can help support your child’s education by using the information below to support our school.
1. Visit tdsb.schoolcashonline.com
2. Towards the top right, click on ‘ITEMS’
3. Just beneath ITEMS, click ‘Make a Donation’
4.Complete the donation form, selecting the ‘FUND DESTINATION’ as Roden Public School.
IMPORTANT: In the box called ‘Message to School Board’ state that funds are intended for ‘School Council Direct Donation’ in order that your donation is properly allocated.
5. Click ‘Add to cart’ and complete the checkout process.
6. Donations over $25 will be eligible for a tax receipt
Cash or cheques can also be handed to teachers or the school office, but we are offering the opportunity to give money online
And if you’re still keen to Volunteer your time and energy, don’t worry – we’ll have plenty of chances for you to help out later in the year, or let us know what you can do for our Promises Auction
Labelling clothing, bags and lunchboxes is a great way to keep them out of the Lost and Found and make sure they make it back home at the end of the day. If you choose to buy stick on labels, we’d love for you to do it through our Fundraiser with Mabel’s Labels.
Just go to www.campaigns.mabelslabels.com and select “Roden P.S. School Council (Toronto)” from the list of schools. Your labels cost the same price as usual, and Council gets a little extra money to support health initiatives such as the Nitwits lice check program. This is an ongoing program – use it now for Holiday items and winter wear, and again in the future as you stock up on all things label!
In other School Council news, the Summer Send-Off accounts have been added up and we’re delighted to announce the event raised just over $4,000 for cultural enrichment activities in the school. Watch out for information about performances etc, during school time, for all students to enjoy!
Twitter: @Roden_HPE (Coming Soon)
Read Up Club: K – 3 and others; every Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30 in the Library
Karate Kids: Grade 1 – 5 students every Tuesdays at noon in the Gym and Second Floor Common Area
Grade 7/8 Indoor Police Sports Program/Indoor Soccer: 3:30 – 4:40 pm on alternating Tuesdays
Grade 5/6 Boys Volleyball: practice every Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 8:00 am
Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball: practice every Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 8:00 am
Grade 7/8 Boys Volleyball: every Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 8:00 am, contact: Mr. Mighton
Coming Soon: Grade 5/6 Boys and Girls Basketball
Coming Soon: Grade 7/8 Boys and Girls Basketball
International Languages (Spanish and Cantonese) on Mondays after school in Areas 18, 19, 20 and 29
U-School Ukelele Club for Roden/Equinox: Grade 4 and 5 every Wed/Thurs @ lunch in the Library. Instructor: Lisa Olafson
Primary Choir (Roden/Equinox): Grade 1-3 on Tuesdays @ lunch in the Library. Instructor: Lisa Olafson
Grade 4/5 Math Club (Roden): October 18 – November 15 @ 8:15 am in Area 31. Contact: Ms. Press
Did you know Roden/Equinox’s NEW Kids Lunch Program uses recyclable packaging, including the cutlery?
Roden/Equinox students participating in this new Kids Lunch Program are kindly asked to recycle their packaging either in the bins located outside the Breakfast Room during lunch break OR to bring them home and recycle them there. The Kids Lunch Program will collect the bins located outside the Breakfast Room at the end of the lunch break and recycle the packaging that is collected.
Please take the time to remind your children participating in this program to recycle their packaging and to not throw it out in the garbage.
To learn more about this lunch program or to register, please visit the Kids Lunch Program website. Our school code to register is RE58. This service runs every Tuesday and Thursday. Orders should be placed a minimum of two-days prior to delivery days. For example, order by Sunday for Tuesday’s lunch program.
TDSB has an equity task force made up of TDSB staff and community members. They have recently issued a report along with recommendations and a survey asking for your thoughts. Take some time to read through this important information and if you can, complete the survey.
The Enhancing Equity Task Force Report can be reviewed at:
Parents are encouraged to review the report and provide feedback at:
Survey is open until November 20, 2017.
Councillor Paula Fletcher is hosting a town hall on the City’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan. It is taking place on Monday, October 16th from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm at the Ralph Thornton Centre. See the flyer below for details.
Vision Zero is a new approach to road safety that takes into account the needs of all road users and uses data to look at where accidents happen and who is most vulnerable. One of the areas of emphasis is school children. The new head of Transportation, Barbara Gray, will be at the Town Hall to give a presentation and answer questions.