Mabel’s Labels Kickback!

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!

Summer Send-off Supports Cultural Performances

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!

Extracurricular Activities, Sports and Clubs:

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

NEW Roden/Equinox School Lunch Program – It’s Recyclable!

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.

Vision Zero Road Safety Plan

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.

Order LUNCH Program


Please go online or call 416-467-7758 to pre-register for the Kids Lunch Program. The School Code is RE58. The first day of service is Tuesday, October 17th. This service will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays only for now.

After you register with the Kids Lunch Program, it’s easy… simply place, change or cancel your child’s custom lunch order a minimum of 2-days before the delivery date. If your child is sick, Please email by 8 am day of service to receive a credit. Credits will be applied to your child’s next order

There is no long-term commitment required. This service runs order by order for maximum flexibility.

Email addresses are essential for the Kids Lunch Program service to send you confirmations, ordering reminders, password resets and other important communication. Add an email address to your profile and add to your email safe list.

Lastly, be sure to confirm your payment has been processed every time you place an order through check out. An order confirmation email will be sent to you upon successful completion of the checkout process. If you do not receive an email confirmation, then go back and confirm you did indeed check out and complete the payment process.

Orders will be delivered directly to your child in the school at the start of the lunch period.

Movie night needs you

Movie Nights are in trouble! Can you help?

Roden School Council is seeking a team of parents or friends of the school to run our movie nights program this year! Our previous movie guru, Spencer, is willing to run the first event with you and download everything he knows, but he needs someone to handover to.

Your commitment would be just a few evenings over the course of the year, with flexibility for you to help select the dates and the movies. Contact our new chair, Jen:

Staying in touch with Roden

To streamline communications, Roden School Council will be contributing regularly to the Principal’s monthly mail-out. The Council newsletter (signed up via this website) will still be sent out on an as needed basis throughout the school year.

Keep in touch with Council events between newsletters through Facebook ( and this website.

Please also consider joining our Volunteers email list (contact to be added). Being on the list means you hear about upcoming events early and there’s no obligation to volunteer or respond. You can help out if and when you choose, with everything from poster
design and artwork, through photocopying and putting up posters, to baking, selling tickets and more.

One of the best ways to find out what’s going on is by attending a School Council Meeting. The next School Council meeting starts at 6pm in the Library on Wednesday 25 October. All are welcome!