Volunteers requested for Winter Carnival, March 2nd

Howard will be having a “Carnaval” this year!  It will consist of an exciting morning where students from grades 1 to 5 will be on teams that will travel from activity to activity where they will be met by Grade 6 students running the stations.

The teachers organizing the winter carnival are requesting 6 parent volunteers to help with our 2 food/drink stations.

Responsibilities for March 2nd would include:
-selection of food/drink (possibly hot apple cider for one station and something to eat at the other -preferably something French-Canadian/maple-“syrupy”)
-purchasing items/procuring equipment for preparation
-preparing food/drink
-serving to students
-taking down the station

We would be so grateful to have this assistance!

Please inform Jill Durrant of your interest at jill.durrant@tdsb.on.ca .

Un gros merci!
Howard Carnaval Committee

Tomorrow is the Dance-a-thon!

Hi Everyone!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the day Howard is going to bust out its best moves for the DANCE-A-THON!

We will be dancing all day to your kids favourite tunes but don’t worry, there is still time to donate by cash, cheque, or online by clicking on the Donate button at www.professorjamz.com.  


If you want to come embarrass your kids with your own moves, come join us!!

Candice and Erin

Nutrition Committee invites you to Hot Docs

The Nutrition Committee would like to invite all interested parents to join FoodShare Toronto at the Hot Docs Festival next week, Thursday February 15th at 6:30pm.  

Please join us for an evening of screenings and conversation with a panel of school food champions who are shaping the future of food in schools.

Francine Hébert’s Cafeteria (2015) will screen along with a collection of short films produced by school food programs.

Hope to see you there! 
The Nutrition Committee

Dance-a-thon this Friday

Hello Howard Families,
The Dance-A-Thon is this Friday, February 9th!
We just have a few more days to raise funds for Dance-a-Thon.
As you know donations can be made by cash, cheque, or online by clicking on the Donate button at www.professorjamz.com.  Or envelopes can be returned to the school up until Wednesday Feb. 7th.
The students can request their favourite songs online by filling out the music request form on at http://www.musicrequest.caRequests can be made individually or as a class up to 2 days before the event. The DJ will play from the most requested list on dance day.
If you like to dance, or just want to embarrass your child, please volunteer!  The time slot we still need filled is 2:20-3:00 gr.4, 5, 6, areas 30, 36, 40, 43. 
Your Dance-a-Thon Co-ordinators
Candice & Erin

Aristocats Poster Contest

It is a Howard tradition to hold a student poster contest to create the poster image for the school musical.  All students are invited to submit a design that will be used for the musical promotional materials, including posters, buttons, and programs.

Please submit a photo of your creation to HowardJPSMusical@gmail.com.  Be sure to keep your submission at home until the contest is over, if you are the winner we will need the original.

Deadline: Friday February 16th at midnight.

Include the following information in your design:

Time: May 2 & 3 at 7pm

Place: Howard Junior Public School (in the gym)

Dance-a-Thon Update

Hello Howard parents!

There’s just over week to go until the DANCE-A-THON fundraising event Friday, February 9th, 2018.

Pledge envelopes have been sent home and students can begin fundraising. The envelopes can be returned by February 7th, but not to worry, I’ll be sending more reminders closer to the date.

Money raised at Dance-a-thon helps to pay for enrichment programs in our school in arts, science, tech, mental health, etc. not to mention it’s a day of dancing and fun…woo hoo!

Donations can be made by cash, cheque, or online by clicking on the Make a Pledge button at https://www.pledge.me.

The students can request their favourite songs online by filling out the music request form on at http://www.musicrequest.ca. Requests can be made up to 2 days before the event. The DJ will play from the most requested list on dance day.

If you’d like to volunteer email candice@thecandifactory.com

9:10-9:50 gr.1,2 area 23, 24, 25, 27, 28

9:55-10:25 jk/sk area 11, 12, 14

10:35-11:15 gr.4,5,6 area 31,37, 35, 38

12:55-1:35 gr.2,3 area 26, 32, 33, 41, 34

1:45-2:15 SK area 21, 22

2:35-3:20 gr. 4,5,6 area 36, 39, 40, 43,

Dance-a-thon coordinators

Candice & Erin

Dance-a-thon Friday, February 9

Hello Howard Community,

We are very excited to announce that the countdown to our DANCE-A-THON has begun!
Mark your calendars.  This year the Dance-a-thon is on Friday, February 9th, 2018.
Our pep rally will happen on Friday, January 26th, at 9:15 a.m.
Pledge envelopes will go home on that day and students can begin fundraising.

Dance-a-thon fundraising provides wonderful opportunities for additional enrichment programs for our children, not to mention it’s a day of dancing and fun.

I hope that this year will be as successful as the previous years.

Dance-a-thon Coordinators,

Candice Levine
Erin McCaughan

p.s. If you’d like to get your dancing shoes on and volunteer, here’s the schedule:


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th, 2018, Day 4

9:15-10:00 1, 2 23, 24, 25, 28, 27 102
10:00-10:30 JK/SK 11, 12, 14 67
10:35-11:15 4, 5, 6 31, 37, 35, 38 105
11:15-11:45 Set up tables for lunch
11:45-12:45 Lunch/ Clean Up
1:00-2:00 2, 3 26, 32, 33, 41, 34 77
2:05-2:35 SK 21, 22 55
2:35-3:20 4, 5, 6 Area 39, 43,  40, 36 126

***Please proceed to the gym on time for your scheduled dance session.  Teachers will need to stay in the gym to supervise.  If it is prep time, then the prep teacher will supervise your class in the gym.