Hey Howard,
Spirit wear is back!

The Howard Home and School Association’s Sport Council has brought back spirit wear just in time for some festive shopping!

Samples (and sizes) of what is available for sale on the Howard store website are in the nurse’s office, right next to the main office. Ordering is done online as outlined in the flyer that was handed out in your child’s class.

There is even a Howard tuque for sale!

This first time, to ensure a timely delivery, orders will be delivered to the school for pickup. (In future sales, orders will be mailed directly to your home.)

Order online at

Don’t miss out. The store is only open for TWO weeks.

For questions contact Beth Macintosh at or 416-209-4333

Festival du Livre

Dear Parents and Families,

Thank you all for supporting our French book fair, Festival du Livre. It was such a huge success, we raised over $3,400. Your contributions will allow us to add over $1,500 in books to the Howard Library.

A big thank you to all parent and student helpers! Without such a great team, this fair would not have been such a success.

Thank you,
Mrs. Simanic

A Soup-er Big Thanks from SHAC

SHAC would like to send out a thank you to all our students, parents and staff who came out to purchase our delicious Tomato Basil Soup on Friday Nov. 10. A BIG thank you to our Howard parent Fred Monsivais from The Landing Group who made the delicious soup. Also we would like to thank Alimentari for kindly supplying the soup cups and spoons and last but not least a big thanks to our parent volunteers- Heath Feldman and Tracy Jane Beckley.

Thank you for your ongoing support,


Marlies tickets available for a great price!

Through QSP we have access to Marlies tickets for when they play at the ACC this Saturday November 25th at 1:30pm.  The tickets are in section 107 and are available at a cost of $15 each (face value $35), PLUS with each of these tickets, you also get a VIP tour of the ACC with a QSP grouping with other schools.  The backstage tour will take place in the new year at a date and time to be determined.

If interested, please email me ASAP at

Sophie Kierulf
QSP Chair

Hockey Tryouts

The Howard hockey tryout for grades 4, 5 and 6 will be on November 22th at McCormick arena.

The practice will go from 3:45 – 4:45. We will leave Howard at 3:15.

We will require drivers and skate tie-ers, so if you can help please let me know.

Mr. Petrakovic

QSP Prizes

Hello Howard Families!

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PRIZE FORMS:  Pick-a-prize forms are due Monday morning, NOV. 20TH.  Students can hand them in to their teacher or drop them off in the red basket in the office. If you need another form I will leave some extras in the office next to the basket.

The QSP fundraiser is officially done, but don’t forget that you can order any time and the school will get credit for your order.  Just log into and use the Howard online id: 3721164.  Thanks to everyone who participated and an extra big thanks to all the wonderful parents and staff who helped make it happen!  Thank you Gabrielle, Cengiz, Heath, Leslie, Lillian, Sima, Laurie, Elizabeth, Rosanna and all the teachers!
The top five sellers of the campaign are:  Evan M. (A.36), Winston M. (A.41), Ava K. (A.43), Tobin B. (A.14) and Beatrice M. (A.35).  Each of the top five sellers has won 4 tickets to the Marlies game at the Air Canada Centre on November 25th plus a VIP Backstage tour of the ACC in the new year.
Since the “Golden Ticket” never turned up we did a draw for the Sky Zone passes.  Congratulations to Maelie Massicotte in A.21, she wins four 30-minute pases to SKY ZONE!

The Grand Prize of eight 30-minute passes to SKY ZONE goes to Bjorn Lino in A.40.  Congratulations Bjorn!

The class with the highest participation rate is Area 32 (Mr. Celaj) with 75% of students participating!  The top selling class is Area 36 (Mr. Wulf) with just under $3,000 in sales!  Both classes have won a PIZZA PARTY!

As always feel free to contact me at if you have any questions about the fundraiser.