Skit Skat Skoodle … It’s Curtain Call for Volunteers

We still need a few more volunteers as final preparations for AristoCats are in full swing. If you have a few hours over the next couple of weeks we can put you to good work – putting finishing touches on costumes and sets, baking “Café de Paris” treats, extra hands for the performances, applying make-up, or setting up the stage and lighting or simply herding cats.  

Even if your child is not in this year’s musical – getting involved will be fun experience and potentially useful in your near future. Know any teenagers desperate for community hours or Howard Alumni?  – send them our way!

You can sign up to lend a hand using the following link:

Aristocats Musical Volunteer Sign Up

Or contact Andrea, our volunteer coordinator if you have any questions 

Performances are on

  1. Wednesday May 2 @ 1:30pm
  2. Wednesday May 2 @ 7:00pm
  3. Thursday May 3 @ 1:30pm
  4. Thursday May 3 @ 1:30pm

Be sure to order your tickets for the show!

AristoCats Ticket Order Reminder

Please return your ticket form (below) to Ms. Jonas in the Music Room by April 20th with payment attached to the form and your child’s area clearly marked. Tickets will be sent home with the child listed on the form (that is why their AREA is needed), during the week of the 23rd.

Thanks & see you at the show!

Kathy Narraway

Ticket Sales Coordinator


AristoCats Ticket Form

Save the Date: Environment Day and Compost pick-up – April 28


Mark your calendars.

Saturday, April 28th, 2018, from 10am – 2pm, come out to Sorauren Park along Wabash Ave, south of Dundas Street West to celebrate our annual Environment Day.

At 10am, compost will be available to pick up, free of charge and while supplies last, at 2 locations – Sorauren Park and 285 Indian Rd. Crescent.

Please see the following linked flyers for more details.
Environment Day Flyer
Environment Day Tips

For further information on this or any other Ward 14 or city-related matter, contact my office at .

Councillor Gord Perks
Parkdale/High Park- Ward 14

100 Queen Street West, Suite A14
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
(t) 416-392-7919
(f) 416-392-0398
twitter: @gordperks
Facebook: @GordPerks


Equity Committee Would Like Your Input

We are the new Equity Committee of Howard Parent Council and we are looking to gather feedback from the Howard community to help us set priorities for the upcoming years.  We have prepared this exploratory survey to assess themes and possible priorities for the Howard community.   We understand that funding may be required to implement equity programming, and the Equity Committee will use the results of the survey to advocate for no-cost programs as well as to request funds from parent council and other sources.  Please take a moment to complete this survey by May 1, 2018.

The TDSB defines equity in their Enhancing Equity Task Force Report:

The TDSB recognizes that certain groups in our society are treated inequitably: 

because of individual and systemic biases related to race, colour, creed, culture,  

ethnicity, linguistic origin, disability, socio-economic class, age, ancestry, nationality,  

place of origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation,  

family status, and marital status. Similar biases have also impacted First Nations,  

Métis, and Inuit populations.” (Adapted from the TDSB, Draft Equity Policy, p.2)

Equity means:

·       acknowledging historical and present discrimination against these groups

·       removing barriers to opportunity

·       eliminating discrimination

·       remedying the impact of past discrimination

Equity aims to achieve equality for all by responding to the needs of individuals, not by treating everyone the same.