Planning on doing some fall cleaning? We can help! Get rid of your unwanted items and help raise funds for our great school by donating the following to this year’s Fall Fete.
We are looking for USED ITEMS: (Donation boxes can be found outside the school office)
Small used toys for the Fish Pond
We are looking for NEW ITEMS:
This popular raffle can’t happen without contributions from our families! Donations of new items are collected, sorted and assembled into beautiful, themed baskets and raffled off at the Fall Fete.
Please send new items with your child – baskets are outside the office. Need some ideas? Themes from past years have included – arts & crafts, toys, games, books, sports related items, things for the BBQ, gourmet food & kitchen items, health & exercise, home office, home spa and beauty items, items for a movie night or a rainy day, items related to gardening, chocolates, candy, coffees, teas and other gourmet/luxury items. Please think of what you would like to win when making your donations!
Donate a bottle, then try your luck at winning a case!
Back by popular demand is the parents’ favorite Fall Fete event: the Wine Raffle! Pressed for time? This is a great way to make a Fall Fete contribution. Simply drop off a bottle of wine at the school office (please respect office quiet times). Pick a personal favorite, or something that you’d like to share (or win!). Bottle donations will be accepted from now until Friday October 13. All donations will be assembled into cases to be raffled off at the Fête. Last year ten lucky winners each went home with a case of assorted wines. Cheers!
If you are interested in knowing more, or want to get involved, you can email the Fall Fete Co-Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at the Fete on October 14!
Erin, Nancy, Olivia & Beth
The following flyer will go home with students this week.
The Howard Home and School Association and SHAC (School Healthy Action Committee) are co-ordinating food fundraising efforts by offering a lunch or a snack, once a week, on Fridays (or Thursdays if Friday is a holiday). All funds, after costs, will go to supporting students at Howard. One of this year’s initiatives will be to get water bottle filing stations on the 2nd & 3rd floors. The first week will be subs, then SHAC surprise snack, then pitas and on the last Friday, pizza.
HOW TO OPT IN? Families can choose as many as they wish from the following:
Week one: SUBS: Parents register and pay online through healthyhunger.ca and place individual orders that are delivered to their child’s lunch table. Register NOW, since the first sub day is October 5 and the ordering deadline is October 1. If new, click on “no obligation signup” and follow the instructions. If you register, order reminders will be sent to you by email, OR, you could order for the whole year at once!
Week two: SHAC SNACK: No need to register. Fresh fruit and other surprise snacks will be paid for by students during first recess on the day, usually around less than a toonie.
Week three: PITAS: Parents register and pay online through healthyhunger.ca and place individual orders that are delivered to their child’s lunch table. If new, click on “no obligation signup” and follow the instructions. If you register, order reminders will be sent to you by email, OR, you could order for the whole year at once!
Week four: PIZZA: Parents register by filling in the pizza form (extras are in the folder in the office) and paying for the whole year by cash or cheque made out to Howard Home & School Association. Join anytime.
Kathy (Kathy(dot)narraway(at)rogers.com or 647-669-0253)
Dear Howard Parents,
This morning, September 19, at 2am, three bike thiefs attempted to take bikes from sign poles and front porches in the immediate vicinity to the school. They were scared away before they were successful. This is a reminder to carefully lock your bikes in the neighbourhood.
Liz (Charlotte’s mom)
Dear Howard Families,
The Howard Choirs will be singing “O Canada” at the Marlies hockey game at Ricoh Coliseum at 45 Manitoba Drive
in Toronto on Saturday, October 28th
. Although the game is at 4:00 p.m.
, sound check is at 2:30 p.m.
so please arrive at 2:15 p.m. to be ready for the sound check if you have children singing in the choirs.
Please meet at the Group Experiences Check-In Gate (North Entrance) at 2:15pm
This is a fun event for the whole family as everyone is welcome to come! You do not need to have children in the choirs to attend the game.
The more tickets we sell, the more advantages we will get, such as getting a signed Marlies Jersey, a family skate and a first intermission performance. There will be a draw for two children to win a chance to ride on the zamboni!
Choristers should wear their concert dress but please make sure they are wearing a few layers under their choir shirts/vests and pants as it can be quite cold in the Coliseum. Also, the concert dress should be more comfortable than formal especially if you are planning on participating in the family skate. Also, don’t forget your skates as there are no rentals available!
The very much preferred method of payment is through the Cash Online system. Please do not hesitate to ask if you need help getting started on this system. Cash and Cheque will still be accepted and payable to Howard Public School.
Thank you for your continued support of the Howard Choirs.
ARABELLA by Richard Strauss – Monday October 2, 2017 at 7:30pm
ELIXIR OF LOVE – Saturday October 7, 2017 2pm (**Thanksgiving weekend**)
Hello Parents and Howard Students,
It’s Opera time again. We’re offering dress rehearsal tickets for performances at the Canadian Opera Company. Howard’s Music Department gets the opportunity to purchase tickets for dress rehearsals on the condition that the tickets are allotted on a ratio of 1 adult to 3 children. This is so more kids get to see the performance than adults. Tickets are $20 each with $5 per ticket going to the Howard Home and School Association to support music activities. These dress rehearsals are fully staged productions performed a few days prior to opening night. There are two fall performances in quick succession this season:
- ARABELLA by Richard Strauss – Monday October 2, 2017 at 7:30pm
- ELIXIR OF LOVE – Saturday October 7, 2017 2pm (**Thanksgiving weekend**)
When ordering your tickets, please provide the names of the students who’ll be attending. The students can be siblings, peers or cousins; they do not have to be Howard students. Tickets will not be ordered unless three students are listed on the order form.
Please send cash or a cheque payable to the “Howard Home & School Association” with your order. Tickets will not be ordered without payment. A confirmation email will be sent out. Because tickets have to be prepaid, no refunds can be given. If you cannot attend a performance you are free to give or sell your tickets to another interested student.
If you would like tickets please fill in the attached order form and have it returned to the music room by Wednesday September 27, 2017, no later than 3:30 pm. Tickets will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions please email Ines at email@example.com Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at the Opera!
Deborah Jonas Ines Colabrese
Music Teacher Volunteer
Arabella Order Form
Elixir of Love Order Form