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Did you miss the meeting?

If you missed the meeting, that’s okay. We made a recording…

Watch or listen to the recording from last night’s school meeting.

Here’s a summary of what was discussed:
  • This is going to be a great year!
  • Esme gave a rundown of the work happening in the background to support teachers and students
    • in class wellness workshops with X Movement that are also available to parents and caregivers via ‘netflix-style’ channel
  • Midori, chair of the Equity Committee spoke of plans for the year ahead
  • Other topics covered
    • Parent Council looking for more Executive volunteers, STEM, Arts, Fall Fete, Fundraising, Outdoor and other volunteers.
    • Budget – during next month’s meeting we’ll vote on the budget for the rest of the year
    • How to navigate our website and request to have your message(s) sent via the parent/guardian channels
  • Key Dates

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Volunteers Needed for Outdoor Learning @ Howard this Fall

Hello Howard Families!

We are hopeful that we can build on the successes of last year’s Outdoor Learning initiatives and help get classes outdoors as much as possible again this school year. With COVID numbers once again on the rise, this program is one way we can work to keep kids and teachers healthy and keep schools open.  We’ll be checking in with the school administration as soon as they return to the office next week to assess what will be possible given the ongoing schoolyard revitalization work, but we believe we have good options.

The Outdoor Learning committee is provisionally looking for new volunteers to help with occasional set-up and take-down. We are ALSO looking for one or more parents interested in transitioning into a committee co-head leadership role. This year will be smoother sailing than last year as the bulk of the materials have been secured already (crates, microphones, clipboards, etc.) and the chalk walls should be in good shape. The role would be mostly volunteer management and dialogue with the principals, but of course you’d be encouraged and welcome to work with Council and the school admin to build upon our foundation from last year. Being a committee head is a great way to connect to the Howard community and feel more connected to the work that Council does to support the school.  

Please get in touch ASAP (email Kate Van de Ven at katelawrie{at}gmail.com) if you are available for a volunteer and/or committee head role on this really important initiative.

Thanks all! 

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Thank You For Donating

The Annual Fundraiser has come to a close with a total of $1,350 raised to help the students of Howard Public School start next year on the right foot.
Thank you!

The Annual campaign may have ended, but donations are always welcome (and needed)! DONATE ANYTIME

For more information on how your donation will help the students, visit the fundraising campaign’s webpage.

Stay In Touch Over the Summer

Visit the “Resources for Parents + Caregivers” area of the HPSC website for suggestions on how to stay in touch and support resources for raising elementary-aged kids.

Have a great summer & see you in the Fall!

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Last Council Meeting Minutes of the Year

Did you miss the last meeting of the year? That’s okay. We made a recording…

Watch or listen to the recording from last night’s school meeting.

Here’s a summary of what was discussed:

Principal’s Update

Esme announced that they are ready for September. However, they expectation is that there will be changes as a result of Toronto Public Health, TDSB and other external decisions over the summer.

Some children may have fallen behind or be struggling as a result of all the online learning. Many efforts are already underway to support these students. Those who wish to discuss their child’s needs, should reach out to their child’s teacher.

School Yard revitalization coming…! Listen to the recording of the meeting for details (timestamp 8:07pm).

Key Dates

Over the Summer

Follow the links above for details on any of these topics. Have a safe and super fun summer!

TONIGHT is the First Meeting of the Year

All Howard parents and caregivers are encouraged to sign on, listen in, ask questions and help us set the school year up for success!

Join the online meeting Wednesday September 22, 7:00 to 8:30pm to energize our collective efforts for the 2021-2022 school year. This is our opportunity to enrich and support the many classroom activities.

Agenda and details found on the HPSC website.

Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 7:00pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85355364285

Meeting about Equity

All Howard parents and caregivers are encouraged to sign on for this first equity-specific meeting of the year.

Parent Equity Committee Please join the online meeting Monday September 20, 3:30 to 4:30pm to energize our collective efforts for the 2021-2022 school year. This is our opportunity to enrich and support the many classroom activities with parent-led school wide activities. Bring your passion, creativity and organization skills!

NOTE: This is specifically a school admin-led meeting, which the parent-led Equity Committee has been invited to attend – which explains the 3:30pm meeting time ;). Normally, the committee meets in the evenings.

Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 3:30pm
Zoom link: https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/91035220998?pwd=N1dDYTRIK1U1QnU2a3kxTkVwOGZ0UT09

Meeting ID: 910 3522 0998

Passcode: 293538

First Meeting of the Year!

Join your neighbours and the rest of the Howard PS community for the first Howard Public School Council (HPSC) meeting of the year.

This important meeting is the kick off to the 2021-22 school year and promises a rapid fire, full agenda covering topics such as The School Yard, COVID, Wellness, Budget priorities, Event planning and more!

Online from 7 until 8:30 this Wednesday.

Login, listen in, and launch this year off on the right foot!

Read the full agenda on our website.