Regarding Tickets to The Social in Support of Howard School

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Hello Howard Community!It’s only 1 month until The Social, our annual parent gathering and silent auction fundraiser in support of your Home and School Council.

Funds raised are available to our students in the form of enriched STEM, tech, arts and athletic programming as well as equity, environmental, wellness and other initiatives that help make Howard the well-rounded educational environment it is.

Please book your babysitters now for May 10th at 8pm so you can join in the fun at St. Casimir’s church – 156 Roncesvalles.

All parents and guardians are welcome.

Tickets are available at a suggested donation amount of $20 each through School Cash Online but any donation amount is gratefully appreciated.  If you would prefer free tickets or to donate a different amount, please contact the office where tickets will be available.

Hope to see you all on May 10!

STEM Night at Howard AND High Park Library STEM Offerings



Hello Howard Families,

We are getting excited about our Howard Family STEM night happening on Thursday May 2nd from 6-8pm in the school gym.

As part of our STEM night this year,  we are inviting community partners to the school to showcase STEM-related programs available in our neighbourhood.

Did you know that the High Park branch of the Toronto Public library (located on Roncesvalles) offers many innovative STEM programs?  Representatives from the library will be at Howard’s STEM night to showcase everything they have to offer: programs for all ages, most of which are drop-in but some require registration.  They even have a new Mini Makers drop-in program starting  April 14th. It runs every Sunday from 2:30-3:30pm  for ages 4-8. Check it out, Howard!

For descriptions of the programs and a schedule of the library’s STEM events for April, please see the attached PDF.


Your STEM Committee

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STEM night – TPL High Park programs

Silent Auction Donations Needed!


Hello Howard Community

We are just over a month away from our annual parent social and silent auction (May 10). Our fundraising efforts at this event are a very significant contributor to your Home and School Council’s annual budget and we reply on parent support to make it a success.

Moving the annual silent auction from the Fall Fete to a spring “grown-ups only” event has been a huge success in the past. Those of you who have been at the school for a few years may remember how hard it was to browse the auction tables with sugared-up kids bouncing all around you. We are looking forward to this year’s event and we NEED YOUR HELP!

Please think about your networks AND your own skills and make a donation to our silent auction. The options are endless! Previous highlights have included:

  • event tickets 
  • sought-after tech items
  • gift certificates for shops, camps or classes
  • community members donating their professional services (architects, life coaches, RMTs etc.)
  • and community members donating their personal talents (cooking, face-painting, knitting, music lessons, etc.)

Do you have season tickets to the Blue Jays and can spare a pair? How about a great bottle of wine? Are you regulars at a restaurant who would love some exposure and could be convinced to donate a gift certificate? Are you a passionate gardener who would love to help someone else plant a flower bed?

These are just the tip of the iceberg! Please contact our auction lead Tess at to coordinate your contribution! We look forward to learning more about the talents in our diverse community along with receiving more traditional item, experience and event donations.

Many thanks!
The Social planning committee

PS. Tickets for THE SOCIAL will be available starting next week. It’s definitely not too early to book your sitters for May 10! 

Postcard Campaign Opposing K-12 Education Cuts

Please consider the following appeal from a parent in our community:

Hi all, Michelle Stafford here, JK parent and Home and School Council member at large.
I’m co-organizing a postcard campaign opposing K-12 education cuts. I would love to get a critical mass of Howard parents, grandparents, caregivers, aunts and uncles, friends and ESPECIALLY students to participate in this campaign.
If you and your family would be interested in signing postcards, email me at I’m happy to drop you off a set of cards Thursday or Friday morning. If we can meet up, I even have stamps you could purchase for $1.
The photo attached shows the postcard messaging. Please consider participating!





🎵 Music News from Ms. Jonas 🎵

I want to say “Great job!” to all of our performers at the Marlies! It was a great game and we had so much fun performing! Thanks to everyone who came out to support our singers!

Artsfest: We are very proud of our grade five singers from Areas 39 and 43 for their excellent performance at Artsfest! They performed two multicultural songs in two different languages and listened to many different types of performances, such as Korean drumming, Caribbean dancing, and many other vocal performances. A special thank you to Mme. Ovalles and Mme. Demianiw for their support and leadership and making this special day possible.

Young Voices Toronto: The Cantabile and Dolce groups of YVT (formally High Park Choirs of Toronto) will be visiting our grade four classrooms (A35 and A37) on Friday afternoon, for a workshop and performance. We are looking forward to their enriching visit.