Lice Checks

Supported by School Council, the school runs two lice checks each year from the professionals at NitWits in September and around January. If your child is found to have lice, you will be informed on the same day and given information about treatment options. You will also be notified any time a child in your class is found to have lice.

Even if you don’t hear anything from school, it is advisable to check the hair every week or two. Infestations are much more easily treated early, and doing so minimizes the risk of spreading to other students. Shampoos available over the counter at a drugstore will kill live lice, but you will also need to remove the eggs every day or two for two weeks to ensure the infestation is gone.

A number of companies offer a treatment service either at home or at a local clinic. If you choose to use Nitwits’ treatment services, please let them know you are from Roden school as we receive a small rebate for each Roden family treated by them. These rebates go towards lice checks and treatment services for needy families in the school.

Also, if you get a prescription from your doctor, lice medication can be covered under OHIP+!

If your child has live lice, please keep them home from school and inform the office so that others in their class can be informed.

More Information is available here:
Lice Prevention Guide
Facts Of Lice

Curriculum night is September 27th

Curriculum night is Thursday, September 27th from 6-7:30 PM. This is your chance to meet your child’s teacher and see their classroom. NOTE: Pizza & baked goods will be sold in the main lobby so you don’t have to make dinner!


Staffing for 2018-2019 School Year

The list below was copied from the Hiawatha Herald June 2018 issue.

Roden Class List 2018 to 2019
FDK A – Mrs. Mighton,
ECE: Ms. Speedie
FDK B – Ms. Eng, ECE: Ms. Spanton
FDK C – Ms. Revoredo,
ECE: Ms. Abbasi
FDK D – Ms. Vacrinos,
ECE: Ms. Sultana
Gr.1 – Mr. Donovan
Gr.1 – Ms. Cappadocia
Gr. 1/2 – Ms. Jeganathan
Gr. 2 – Ms. McGonigle
Gr. 2/3 – Ms. Kozelj
Gr. 2/3 – Ms. Robichaud
Gr. 3 – Ms. Campbell
Gr. 3/4 – Ms. Naci
Gr. 4/5 – Ms/ Barnett/Ms. Ansari
Grade 5 – Mr. Mattison
Grade 6/7 – Ms. Watson
Grade 6/7 – Mr. Niven
Grade 7/8 – Mr. Mighton
Grade 8 – Mr. Lam
Core French – Mme. Stavrakos
Library – Mr. Galvin
Music – Mr. Parker
Music – Ms. Barnett
PHE – Mr. Castle
ESL – Louise
Resource support – Ms. Press
Resource MART – Ms. Brown
Resource MART – Ms. Wilhelmson
HSP – Ms. Horvath

Online Auction LIVE

The Roden School Council silent auction is LIVE and will be open until 10:00PM on Friday 22nd.

Click link below:

Items can still be added to the auction once it has started, so if you have anything that can be donated, please email

The proceeds generated by the auction will be used to support the Cultural Enrichment program within the school. This program aims to introduce our students to a wide range of performing arts through free performances within the school, open to all and often including an interactive workshop element. Previous shows have included ballet and breakdancing, acapella singing and instrumentals, puppetry and theatre.

Summer Send Off: This THURSDAY

Please note that we’re still looking for donations for our bottle raffle – wine / beer is perfect, but anything in an (unopened) bottle would help. Drop at the office or hand in to class teacher before Thursday.

June School Council Meeting

You’re invited to join us for the next School Council Meeting on Wednesday June 20 at 1:45pm. All are welcome.

The meeting is followed by the Volunteer Tea. All who have volunteered in any capacity in the school are welcome to attend.