Reminder: Bag 2 School (tomorrow) AND Lion King Costume Drive

Hi Howard Families!!

Just a joint reminder that there is a Bag 2 School clothing drive collection tomorrow AND that the Lion King musical NEEDS used clothes for costumes. If there was ever a great time to spend 15  mins doing a closet purge, it’s tonight!

Drop off for Bag 2 School is tomorrow morning outside the Howard Park doors. 

And the Lion King production will gladly take the following (boxes/bins will be outside the office for drop-off:

  • Black, Grey, tan ( Cotton ) Clothing (size 10 and up)
    We need everything: t-shirts, hoodies, plain leggings, long sleeves. HOODIES – even adult sized ones.
  • Please, NO JEANS, cords, slacks.  Just leggings and cotton.
  • If there is a small logo don’t worry. If it’s full logo, We won’t be able to use it.
  • ALSO searching for ANYTHING cheetah print or leopard print.
  • FUN FUR – any and all.
  • Halloween masks that might be an animal.
  • Hard hats.

Thanks for helping to reduce waste AND support this year’s musical!

The Lion King Musical NEEDS Used Clothes for Costumes!!

Howard Families!!

The Lion King Musical NEEDS Used Clothes for Costumes

As you get organized and purge this January, and especially before you send used clothes to school on Thursday for the Bag 2 School clothing drive, please consider pulling any of these items out ahead of time:

Black, Grey, tan ( Cotton ) Clothing (size 10 and up)
We need everything: t-shirts, hoodies, plain leggings, long sleeves. HOODIES – even adult sized ones.

Please, NO JEANS, cords, slacks.  Just leggings and cotton.

If there is a small logo don’t worry. If it’s full logo, We won’t be able to use it.

ALSO searching for ANYTHING cheetah print or leopard print.

FUN FUR – any and all.

Halloween masks that might be an animal.

Hard hats.

There will be boxes and bins in the front hall outside the office to accommodate these things.

Thanks for the costume team for The Lion King.

Reminder: Volunteers needed for Howard’s Winter Carnaval (February 7th)!!

bonhomme

Howard will be having a “Carnaval” this year!  It will consist of an exciting afternoon of outdoor activities for students from grades 1 to 6, taking place on Friday, February 7, 2020.

We are requesting:

  • 10 parent volunteers to help with our snack stations on the day of
  • parents to purchase or donate snack items as well as to lend crockpots and large coffee urns
  • a Bonhomme Carnaval costume (see photo)

Please inform Jill Durrant if you are able to support the event with time or materials (email to jill.durrant@tdsb.on.ca).

Un gros merci!

Howard Carnaval Committee

Food Bank Collection — Thank you!

Many thanks to all of the families who donated to the Holiday Concert Food Bank Drive.

Together we raised over $1500 for the Parkdale Community Food Bank, which:

  • serves up to 2,000 people each month
  • distributes between 3.5 and 5 tonnes of food each week
  • provides advocacy services to its members on issues of housing, social services, and more

Thank you for helping to support this crucial service in our community!

Happy Holidays!

 

Seeking community involvement + leadership for Black History Month events

Hello from the Home and School Council Equity Committee!

Together with the administration, we are organizing a school-wide event for Black History Month for Howard students and families. We want this event – which will be held at the end of February – to be a meaningful celebration of Black history and culture that strengthens connections among students and families in our community.

We’re looking for leadership from community members! In order to hold a meaningful and relevant event, we are seeking input from the diverse Howard community, in particular from those with a connection to Black communities.

If you’re a Howard community member and would like to get involved with this event, please reach out. There are lots of ways to be involved, including, but not limited to:

  • Joining the equity committee
  • Attending a January meeting with the school’s equity committee, administrators, and the Home and School equity committee to plan this event
  • Leading this event, with support from the school’s admin and Home and School equity committee
  • Offering connections to presenters (or providing suggestions of possible presenters)
  • Privately offering feedback to the Home and School equity committee regarding the process and/or content

If you’re interested in learning more, please email the Home and School Equity Committee via the contacts listed here:

  • Midori:  midori.c.miyamoto@gmail.com
  • Erika: ebiddl@gmail.com
  • Renu: renu.mandhane@gmail.com

Thank you!

The Home and School Equity Committee

We need your help for Howard’s Winter Carnaval (February 7th)!!

bonhomme

Howard will be having a “Carnaval” this year!  It will consist of an exciting afternoon of outdoor activities for students from grades 1 to 6, taking place on Friday, February 7, 2020.

We are requesting:

  • 10 parent volunteers to help with our snack stations on the day of
  • parents to purchase or donate snack items as well as to lend crockpots and large coffee urns
  • a Bonhomme Carnaval costume (see photo)

Please inform Jill Durrant if you are able to support the event with time or materials (email to jill.durrant@tdsb.on.ca).

Un gros merci!

Howard Carnaval Committee