How to Help

Indigo Fundraiser

The Holidays are coming and the perfect gift is the gift of choice.
Give your family and friends (or your teacher!) an Indigo e-gift card where they can choose from thousands of books and lifestyle products, and you can also support our school. Purchase through our fundraising page and 15% of sales will come back to the school.

Promises Auction
What’s your secret skill? And what’s it worth to Roden?

Roden School Council is looking for donations for our Promises Auction this year. Could you bake gluten-free treats for a class birthday treat? Spend an afternoon doing someone’s Christmas gift-wrapping, or even their shopping? Would you be willing to take a night off looking after your own kids and babysit someone else’s instead? Whatever you’re good at, whatever you love, there’s someone out there who would love not to have to. Shovelling snow, raking leaves, painting a room, washing the car (or the dog), cooking dinner, reviewing a Resume … the list is endless. And it doesn’t have to cost you a cent.

Whatever you can contribute, please email with the details of your Promise. Friends and family of Roden will bid during an online auction to raise money for projects that directly benefit our students, then you will be put in direct contact with your buyer to make arrangements. If you’re not sure about an idea, get in touch and we’ll help you work through the details – pretty much anything can work in this kind of event.

Although our main focus is on private promises, if you wish to donate professional expertise, we can arrange for ‘Sponsored by’ information including a website link.

Your secret skill can make a big difference.


Where there’s a whisk, there’s a way!

We are looking parents who can take the heat (literally)! Calling all parents who can help bake for our Roden Winter Concert bake sale. (Store bought is perfectly fine) Please note no nuts.


The Winter Concert is fast approaching on Thursday, December 21, 2017 and we could use your help either before, during or after the concert. All proceeds raised will go towards various initiatives such as field trips, workshops, books, instruments, extra-curricular clubs, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering to for the bake sale, please email Natalie at

We will also be collecting canned goods in support of the local food bank.

If you are looking for other ways to contribute, here you can find what each area needs.


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 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 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
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

Help us by:
Giving Things!
-Books for the reading club

-Food for our food programs
–Breakfast Club

–Snack Program