2022/23 Year in Review

After a tumultuous few years, the 2022/23 year felt like a return to normal. And we were ready. The community came together to rally around the students and the school, and school council was able to implement and support a number of activities and initiatives. Highlights included the welcome-back movie night, the holiday plant sale, the spirit wear design challenge, monthly coffee socials, the triumphant return of pizza lunch Fridays, food drives, toy drives, the launch of the School Equity Fund, the Roden-Equinox clothing exchange, the school book fair, Scientist in the School workshops, hip hop classes, the supper club, and what will go down in history as a truly epic fun fair.

Below is our year in review: our events, our advocacy, and the dollars raised. Thank you for all of your help in making last year such a successful one for our school and for the kids. We’re excited to see where this year will take us.

Roden Read-a-Thon

For the entire month of February, students can participate in the Roden Read-a-Thon by reading ANYTHING in ANY language (favourite books, comics, trading cards, homework instructions) and logging the time each day or week. 

The monthly reading goals are:

• JK/SK: Read once a day for 15 days. Any reading counts, even being read to! 

• Grades 1-3: 200 minutes Grades 4-6: 300 minutes 

• Grades 7-8: 400 minutes 

Reading logs have been sent home in backpacks, or use our online template: https://bit.ly/RSC-read (just be sure to save a copy to your desktop first). Participants have the chance to win a Swag Sisters’ Gift Card! Every child who reaches their reading goal will be entered into a draw for prizes! For every 15 minutes logged over their goal, they will get one additional ballot into the draw. More minutes = more chances to win!  

Caregiver Survey 2022/23

Roden School Council would like your feedback on council activities.

Please fill out this short (2-3 minute) survey for a chance to win one of three $25 gift cards.

The deadline to fill out the survey is Sunday, February 5, 2023.

We look forward to hearing about your priorities and incorporating your suggestions.

Roden School Council caregiver survey is live!

New for 2023: Pizza lunches!

Get ready! The last Friday of the month will now be Pizza Lunch Days, with pizza ordered from Pizza Nova. It will be available for pre-order through School Cash Online and both Roden and Equinox students can participate. Cheese, pepperoni, and gluten-free options will be available, with the ability to order single or multiple slices. Slices are the square party size, and each order comes with a carton of milk. Keep an eye out for an e-mail on Sunday, January 15, announcing that orders are open; orders close Thursday, January 19.

We don’t want any student to go hungry, so please contact Ryan or Vu if you need assistance.

Pizza lunches are a fundraising initiative, with money raised going toward bringing speakers, workshops, and other experiences into the school for students. In addition, 25% of all funds raised will be put towards our newly formed Student Equity Fund.