Grade 6 Graduation

Attention Grade 5 & 6 Parents

 Mark Your Calendars – Grade 6 Graduation

 Date: Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Location: Howard Public School Gymnasium

Format & Time:

  • Ceremony5:00pm
  • Grad & Family Mingle6:00pm with light refreshments
  • Grad Dance6:30pm with pizza and cake
  • Parent Social: 6:45pm – location to be announced

 Grade 6 Parents


As a parting gift to the Class of 2018, a Yearbook is being created for these students.  Do you have some special pictures that you would like to share of the grade 6 students, from the present year, or even of their past years at Howard?  Please send us your photos, Yearbook production is in the works right now, and there is still time to get your pictures in.  In addition to the yearbook, they will be added to the slide show during the grad night! Please upload your photos by using this link to Dropbox Dropbox – Submit files

 We are looking for a parent or two with some time over the next couple of weeks who could go into the school and take some candid grad pictures. Please let us know via the sign up below.

Planning Committee and Grad Set Up

If you would like to help out with the planning or set up of the graduation night,  here is the volunteer sign up – Grade 6 Grad Party Sign Up – please sign up for something of interest to you.

 Grade 5 Parents

 It is a longstanding Howard tradition for grade 5 parents to volunteer their time on graduation night, so the grade 6 parents can be with their children and enjoy the event.  If you can help on Tuesday June 26th, the jobs and times are listed in the sign up  Grade 6 Grad Party Sign Up

 Stay tuned for more details in the coming days …

Donations and Volunteers needed for Staff Appreciation Luncheon June 12

Howard Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Tuesday June 12 11:45am-1:30pm

Dear parents and Howard supporters,

In a few weeks parents and volunteers will treat Howard teachers and staff to an end-of-year luncheon as thanks for everything they do teaching, caring for and looking after the well-being of our children throughout the school year.   This event has been a great success in previous years thanks to parent and caregiver donations and volunteering.

We ask parents and caregivers for donations of food and gifts, as well as set-up and clean-up on the day of the event.  The entire event relies on donations; Home and School funds cannot be allocated for it.  Please give generously and sign up using SignUpGenius-HowardLuncheon.

Donations of cash or cheque should be put into an envelope and left – clearly labeled – at the office in the folder “Luncheon”, while wine for raffle and cutlery can be given to office staff or given to Sophie/Leslie by Thursday, June 7.  Interac e-transfer to one of us is fine, too.  Food items should be brought to the staff room on June 12 anytime prior to the luncheon at 11:45am.

Thank you in advance for your efforts.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Leslie Nicholson (davis_les at yahoo dot com)
Sophie Kierulf (kierulf314 at gmail dot com)

Important Dates for the Remainder of the School Year

May 28 to June 1: Bike to school week
June 1: Bike to school day celebration and Sub Lunch
June 6: Bike Rodeo
June 7: Jump Rope for Heart and Pita Lunch
June 8: PA Day – No school
June 12: Teacher’s Luncheon
June 15: SHAC snack
June 18: Social Media Fitness for Parents time TBA
June 19: Pizza Potluck, 5:00
June 20: Final Home and School Meeting
June 21: STEM night, time TBA
June 22: Hot Dog/Freezie Day
June 25: Carnaval (a.m.)
June 26: Report Cards Go Home, Grade 6 Graduation
June 28: Last Day of School for students
June 29: PA Day

Book Fair Today and Tomorrow!

Don’t forget the Another Story Bookshop Book Fair is this Wednesday and Thursday in the Howard library!
Stock up on summer reads for kids of all ages in French and English with 20% of sales donated back to Howard!
Wednesday May 16, 6-7pm – Come early for the Parent Council meeting and pick up books!
Thursday May 17, 3:30-4pm – stop in after school!
Can’t wait to see you there!

Book Fair Tomorrow and Thursday

Join the Howard Equity Committee and Another Story Bookshop for a Book Fair on Wednesday from 6pm-7pm and Thursday from 3:30-4pm in the school library. 

Pick up books with a focus on social justice, equity and diversity. This is a great chance to stock up on summer reading material for the kids while supporting the school (20% of sales go back to Howard) as well as a fabulous local business. Can’t wait to see you there!