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Parent/Guardian Involvement Needed?

Wednesday night, during our monthly School Council meeting, there were a number of issues that arose and the theme was often one of parent/guardian involvement.

If you missed the meeting, please Watch the recording and consider taking action.

Here’s a summary of what was discussed:
  • Lunchtime supervision:
    • Deep concern was expressed over the limited supervision available during lunchtime
    • Ratio of lunch monitor to students is 1:100, even though COVID protocols keep kids in their classrooms rather than grouped together in the gym or outside
    • Esme & Suzy circulate through the classrooms. And every non-teacher resource is called into action. But it still leave most kids unsupervised 2/3 of the time
    • If you would like to be involved in finding a solution, please email howardschoolcouncil@gmail.com
  • Esme updated us on:
    • the School Yard Revitalization project – we are on track, weather permitting, to open at the end of November
    • TDSB launched PR728 – find out what that means about reporting racist, sexist, homophobic language and incidents
    • School Improvement Plan (SIP) – this is a staff-driven document. The 2 foci continue to be Academic and Wellbeing/Equity
    • School Statement of Needs (SSON) – this is a parent/guardian-driven document used by the school board to aid them in selecting administrative staff for the school. We need your input!
  • Fundraising
    • Kindness Calendar – advent calendar that can be used for many years – order TODAY in order to receive in time for December 1st
    • Online Auction in full swing! Bidding ends at 9pm on Saturday. Not too late to donate an item – email council to donate
  • Howard’s TPH Nurse Kristina Khatrib presented on
    • are you planning to travel? learn about the current quarantining guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated kids
    • new guidance about quarantining if your child has been identified as a close contact and trends in pediatric population
    • TPH hotline for more information: 416 338 7600 (m-f 8:30-4:30)
  • Key Dates

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Thank You For Donating

The Annual Fundraiser has come to a close with a total of $1,350 raised to help the students of Howard Public School start next year on the right foot.
Thank you!

The Annual campaign may have ended, but donations are always welcome (and needed)! DONATE ANYTIME

For more information on how your donation will help the students, visit the fundraising campaign’s webpage.

Stay In Touch Over the Summer

Visit the “Resources for Parents + Caregivers” area of the HPSC website for suggestions on how to stay in touch and support resources for raising elementary-aged kids.

Have a great summer & see you in the Fall!

Did You Win in the Auction?

Well, if you’ve got a love for Howard JPS, then the answer is YES!

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and all those who placed a bid, we raised more than $10,000 for the school!

If you won an item in the auction, please visit this page for instructions on how to claim your item(s)

If you won one of the daily draws, a volunteer from the school will be in touch with you via email.

If you’d like to feel the feeling of winning, please consider making a donation to the school through School Cash Online where you’ll receive a tax receipt.

If you’re planning on shopping for groceries, gifts or anything else; please consider downloading the FlipGive app and installing the browser extension. It is free, super easy and gives the school a cash back percentage of money that you’re going to spend anyway! It’s Day 3 of the auction and some bidding wars are raging. But not to worry, there are still more items coming and lots of opportunities for you to show your support for the kids.

About Fundraising for Howard

More information is available on the Howard School Council website Auction and Fundraising pages.

Thank you again for taking action, and supporting the kids of Howard in any way you can.

Sincerely, The Fundraising Volunteers

Last Chance to Bid & Win

LAST CHANCE: Bidding closes Saturday 20 November at 9pm.

There are 125 items up for grabs. Set an alarm, block the time in your calendar, do what you have to do so you don’t miss on the items you want. Bid high and know that your win is also a win for the kids at Howard.

Newest itemsStamps Lane Clambake for 2, more Barque BBQ, a Date Night in the ‘hood courtesy of Michael Cambridge Realty, tickets to Young People’s Theatre and interior design services from Need2Nest!

Our goal is to raise at least $10,000!

Of all the bids received yesterday, the winner of the daily draw is: Andy C.!

Andy has won

a gift certificate to

SUSHI ON RONCY

Item of the Day: Leadership Coaching

People Lab has donated $500 worth of credit that you can apply to three 1:1 coaching sessions or a leadership development a session for your team. Coaching is a highly effective management tool that brings tangible, measurable results to your business. By introducing a coaching culture to your organization you can create a culture of resiliency, adaptability and commitment to a common goal. Valued at $500, the current top bid is $200…

Learn More

Other Ways to Support the Kids
  • sign up for FlipGive cashback app and browser extension
  • make a donation via School Cash Online (this one gets you a tax receipt)
About Fundraising for Howard

More information on the Howard School Council website Auction page and Fundraising page.

Thank you again for taking action and supporting the kids of Howard in any way you can.

Sincerely, The Fundraising Volunteers

Vintage video of dance-a-thon at Howard, year unknown
From the archives: Roncesvalles alive and celebrating Polish Fest

And Today’s Winner Is…

Today is the penultimate day of our online auction!

Hottest Items – The items with the most bids (so far) are Fine Tune Pilates with 17 and Leafs tickets with 12 bids. BUT WAIT! There are other Pilates and Leafs tickets you can bid on…

Newest Items – Check out the items that were just listed earlier today: Wine & Cheese from Salt Restaurant, two countdown calendars from Pomegranate, Date Night in the ‘Hood including The Dizzy and The Revue donated by Michael Cambridge Realty, tickets to Young People’s Theatre and interior design services from Need2Nest!

Of all the bids received yesterday, the winner of the daily draw is: Tanya F.!

Tanya has won a gift certificate to South Indian Dosa Mahal

LAST CHANCE: Tomorrow is our last daily draw so be sure to place a bid today in order to have a chance at the final daily prize! Bidding closes Saturday at 9pm.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 by Saturday!

Item of the Day: Services at Master Mechanic!

At Master Mechanic High Park, they make you feel at ease, listen to you, and sympathize with your concerns. Beyond your car needs and repairs, they offer frequent car care clinics to help you get to know your car. They aim to be considerate of your budget as well as your busy life and strive to make your visit as easy as possible. They are even dog friendly! Call a mechanic who genuinely cares about you and your car. Valued at $200, the current top bid is $170…

Learn More

Other Ways to Support the Kids
About Fundraising for Howard

More information on the Howard School Council website Auction page and Fundraising page.

Thank you again for taking action and supporting the kids of Howard in any way you can.

Sincerely, The Fundraising Volunteers

The Winner For Thursday Is…

Today is Day 4 of the school’s biggest fundraiser. More items continue to be added and we bet you’ll find something you want to bid on! Check it out and SPREAD THE WORD on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Hottest Items – As the weekend approaches, more bids are coming in for the wine (correlation or causation?) and the sleepover at the Drake Hotel. If you want to avoid a bidding war, check out the Section 110 tickets for the Leafs on January 17th, donated by Master Mechanic and 3 months of power pilates with MOVE by Leslie Parsons!

New items are being added daily… stay tuned!

Of all the bids received yesterday, the winner of the daily draw is: Jennifer G.!

Jennifer has won

a gift certificate to

TDOT JERK

LAST CHANCE: Tomorrow is our last daily draw so be sure to place a bid today in order to have a chance at the final daily prize! Bidding closes Saturday at 9pm.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 by Saturday!

Item of the Day: 10-Class Yoga Pass

Downward Dog Yoga Centre has been at the heart of Toronto’s yoga community for more than 23 years. They offer quality yoga instruction in classes that inform all levels of practice, from beginner to advanced. Their love of yoga encompasses challenging, high-energy Vinyasa classes, reverence for the tradition of yoga, and a respect for innovative, modern approaches to functional movement, mobility, and stability. Valued at $180, the current top bid is $80…

Learn More

Other Ways to Support the Kids
About Fundraising for Howard

More information on the Howard School Council website Auction and Fundraising pages.

Thank you again for taking action and supporting the kids of Howard in any way you can.

Sincerely, The Fundraising Volunteers