Grade 6 Grad…

We hope everyone is enjoying the first days of summer or at very least a slower pace after a busy June.

Veronica, a talented young photographer and Howard graduate of 2016, with the help of her friend Estelle, captured some terrific pictures during the Celebration. Please use the following link to view the pictures and download those you would like to keep. You will have to download and use the WeTransfer app to open, but it is a free app.

Again a sincere thank you to all of those parents, who helped to create a memorable graduation event:
Lisa, Andie, Karin, Irena, Liz, Andrea, Angela, Adam,Jodi, Natascha, Kelly, Maryanne, Marcus, Ines, Donna, Mara, Dayna, Carol, Hilda, Dimitra, Lavinia, Lilian and Aileen.

Thank you very much to the Grade Five parents who donated their time to help out: Helen, Vimy, Sonata, Klaudijus, Rosemarie, Annie and Candice. We are grateful.

Enjoy the images and your summer break.

The Graduation Committee

Grade 6 “clap out”

Howard Gr. 6 Clap Out:

It is a Howard tradition to “clap out” the departing Gr. 6 students on the last day of school.  We are delighted to invite parents to attend and celebrate this important tradition with their children.

On Thursday June 28th the Gr. 1 to 5 will gather outside just before 3:30, and when the final bell rings, the Grade 6 students will process out with their teachers, to be cheered on by the Howard Community.

Looking forward to seeing many of you at this heart-warming event!

Thank you for making our Jump Event a success!

Dear Howard Parent,

 This year, all students at Howard participated in Heart & Stroke’s Jump Rope for Heart event. Together, we raised $5965 for the foundation.

 For more than 35 years, Jump Rope for Heart has empowered kids to take change of their heart and brain health. Jump ensures an active, educational event that raises funds in support of Heart & Stroke while motivating kids to practice healthy habits at an early age.

The funds we raised will support research and education that gives kids across Canada the best start to a healthy and happy life.

 Thanks to your generosity, our school has also earned valuable resources through Heart & Stroke’s Give-back program.


 The Howard Staff


Graduation Info for Howard Grade 5 and 6 Parents

Grade 5 Parents

We are still looking for a few more Grade 5 Parent Volunteers to help with Food Prep and Service – 3:30 – 7:00pm on June 26.Here is the volunteer sign upGrade 6 Grad Party Sign Up. If you have a free hour or two your help would be greatly appreciated.

Grade 6 Parents

Decorators and Decorations Needed

If you can help setting up the gym after school on Monday June 25th please join us at 3:30pm.

We are still looking for white strings of Christmas lights(preferably large bulbs, but we’ll take what you have) to lend or donate. As well, we are looking for flameless tea lights, if anyone has these to lend or give. There is a box in the office labelled ‘Gr. 6 Grad lights’. Please drop off your lights to this box as soon as possible before June 21st. If you would like your lights back after the dance, please attach a label to the string with your child’s name and area number and we will happily return them to you.

The Program for the Evening of June 26th:

We look forward to sharing an evening of memories based on the following:


Gymnasium doors open to all guests. It will be a full house and all guest seats are first come first serve.


Graduates must be in their reserved seats


Ceremony begins
Yearbooks will be handed out during the formal ceremony. Parents may want to bring a pen to give their child to get signatures from teachers, and friends – once the mingle portion of the evening begins.
A photographer will be taking pictures of each graduate on stage, so parents can enjoy the moment.


Family Mingle – Light Refreshments (veggie and gluten free snacks too)
Photobooth for graduates and guests – Grads and families can pop over to photo booth (all photos will be available online – link to be forwarded)


Music and Dance begins for Howard Grade Six Graduates only!
Pizza and Cake will be served to the Grads.
NEW – The Local at 396 Roncesvalles are happy to welcome families to socialize while the grads dance the night away. We can head there after the mingle.


Dance ends. Please pick up your new grads!

We thank you for your support and look forward to a wonderful event.

Thank you,

Graduation Planning Committee

Pizza Potluck 6 pm Today!

This evening from 6-8 pm the annual Pizza Potluck will take place. If you didn’t submit a form, you are still more than welcome to attend! If you can bring something to contribute to the potluck table, it’s greatly appreciated. We will have all kinds of pizzas as well (veggie, meaty, vegan, gluten-free…)
And if you can lend a hand as a volunteer, just come on down to help.
Hope to see you there!