Music News, Including Raptors 905 Tickets Last Call

Music Room Updates

The last day to buy Raptors 905 tickets with the Howard Choir and select classes is TOMORROW! (Tuesday, November 12)

Make sure to get your tickets to avoid disappointment  https://www.schoolcashonline.com/ These events are always so much fun so don’t forget to bring the whole family! The choir will be singing the anthems before the game. Please note: all students must be accompanied by an adult at the game so plan your evening accordingly. If you are singing in the choir or select classes please bring your permission form back by tomorrow. Attached is the permission form:

RAPTORS 905 GAME

High Park Christmas Celebration

High Park Christmas Celebration – Forms have been sent home, they must be returned by November 12 if you would like your child to participate. It will take place on Sunday, December 1st at 2:15 p.m. just outside the Grenadier Restaurant in High Park. Singers should arrive at 2:00 p.m. Attached is the permission form:

High Park Christmas Celebration

Lion King Musical – Calling All Grade 4s for the Savanna Chorus!

Permission forms for the Savanna Chorus have been sent home. It’s a great way for the grade 4s to get involved in the musical. Please return Savanna Chorus permission forms by December 2nd. Attached is the permission form:

Savanna Chorus Permission Form For The Lion King

Holiday Concerts Save the Date!

*All concerts will be in the Howard P.S. Gymnasium.

Kindergarten Concert – Wednesday, December 11, 4-4:30pm

Grade 1-3 Concert – Wednesday, December 11, 4:45-6pm

Grade 4-6 Concert – Thursday, December 12, 5-6 pm

 

Roncy Parents Night Out is TONIGHT!

RONCY PARENTS NIGHT - SOCIAL

Fellow Howard Parents: 
 
Dust of your dancing shoes, this is shaping up to be a doozy.  I’ll be in my leopard print Doc Martens, which allow for hours of painless dancing (except to observers).
 

Tonight at 7:30 at St. Casimir’s Church at 156 Roncesvalles.  

Donations of beer and wine have poured in and we’ll also have non-alcoholic drinks.  
 
Admission is $10 and drinks are $8.  Tickets are for sale in advance through eventbrite or at the door, by cash or card.
 
Advance tickets are here:
It’s a fundraiser so if you’d like to donate but can’t attend please consider buying a ticket online and making that a $10 donation.
See you tonight!
Mandy Moore
Cell: 416 723-4572

Beware Scooter Doppelgängers (and Check Your Kids’ Rides)

scooter

Hello Howard Community,

In the weeks since Fall Fete, a noticeable number of scooters have been misplaced from their spots under the school stairs. We expect that this is a case of scooter confusion and nothing more. Since the scooter season will wind down with the cold weather, please take a few moments to check your porches and hallways to ensure that your child has not accidentally brought home the wrong scooter or an extra one! Many do look alike.

We hope any missing rides can be reunited with their riders before the snow falls.

Thank you!

Music News from Ms. Jonas

Music Room Updates

Raptors 905 Game with the Howard Choir and Select Classes

The last day to buy tickets is November 12 (less than one week away)! Permission forms for singers are also due November 12. The Countdown is on! Make sure to get your tickets to avoid disappointment  https://www.schoolcashonline.com/ These events are always so much fun so don’t forget to bring the whole family! The choir will be singing the anthems before the game. Please note: all students must be accompanied by an adult at the game so plan your evening accordingly.

Lion King Musical

Auditions are complete and we have been very impressed with the preparation of the students. It was very difficult to cast such an amazing and talented group of performers. The cast list is posted outside the music room. All roles are important!

CALLING ALL GRADE FOURS! Permission forms for the Savanna Chorus have been sent home. It’s a great way for the grade fours to get involved in the musical. Please return Savanna Chorus permission forms by December 2nd.

High Park Christmas Celebration 

Permission forms have been sent home; they must be returned by November 12 if you would like your child to participate. It will take place on Sunday, December 1 at 2:15pm just outside the Grenadier Restaurant in High Park. Singers should arrive at 2:00pm.

Holiday Concerts Save the Date!

*All concerts will be in the Howard P.S. Gymnasium.

Kindergarten Concert – Wednesday, December 11, 4-4:30pm

Grade 1-3 Concert – Wednesday, December 11, 4:45-6pm

Grade 4-6 Concert – Thursday, December 12, 5-6 p.m.

Roncy Parents Night Out is THIS FRIDAY!

RONCY PARENTS NIGHT - SOCIAL

Fellow Howard Parents,

This event is shaping up to be a good time.  As evidence, here is a recent email dialog among a couple of the parent organizers:

Parent 1:   is it a dance party? i have pete morey (howard dad also cbc dj) joining me and we’re trying to build the right playlist.  fyi – we’ll be djing it properly so we can make this a serious jam if that’s the intent. 

Parent 2:   I’d be ready for anything! Last pub night we threw turned into a dance party…  

Parent 1:  oh we’re gonna dance then.

 

I’m personally excited by the subtle understatement of that all-lower-case last line.

Details: 

Friday, November 8, 2019

8pm-12am

St.Casimir’s Church Hall

Tickets are $10 at the door or can be purchased ahead of time here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/78017318901

*if you can’t make it and want support the event, just buy a ticket online!!

Please join us along with Garden, Howard and Parkdale as we foster and strengthen our relationships.

Hope to see you there!  Call or email me with any questions.

Mandy Moore
Cell: 416 723-4572

Howard Playground Update!

We are excited to give an update on the Howard Playground Revitalization Project!

This is the year we’re designing and fundraising for school yard enhancements.

Many of you will know about this project. For those who don’t, have a look at the attached presentation.

Playground Presentation!

In a nutshell: Our field has been designated as among the worst in Toronto and is being replaced with turf. When that happens, we have the chance to do a school yard renovation. The field is entirely funded by the TDSB. Work to the rest of the yard will be paid for by parent-led fundraising.

We are reaching out to ask if you’ll consider getting involved.

We need a lot of different types of people (see list below), but the bottom line is this:  if you’re motivated, you can help.

This is a chance for us to build social infrastructure for our kids, our friends’ kids, and the broader community. It’s a chance to pay it forward.

If you’re interested in lending a hand, will you please email HowardPlayground@gmail.com with your name and preferred role?

Thanks,

Howard Playground Steering Committee

ps follow us on FB!

 

A list of some of the skills and tasks we’re looking for help with: video making, social media, copy writing, branding, advertising, graphic design, volunteering, IT, corporate communications, grant writing, researching, sales, emailing, organization, corporate social responsibility, legal, small business, government, construction, engineering, architecture, physical education…

Positions open:

Engagement lead

Social media manager

Branding and design lead

Videographer/video producer

Graphic Designer

Communications coordinator (2)

Fundraising lead

Fundraising outreach – small business (3)

Fundraising outreach – corporate (3)

Event planner (2)

Grant researcher

Design lead