Let The Fall Fete Help You with Your Fall Cleaning!

Planning on doing some fall cleaning? We can help! Get rid of your unwanted items and help raise funds for our great school by donating the following to this year’s Fall Fete.

We are looking for USED ITEMS:

(Donation boxes can be found outside the school office starting this Wednesday)


Small used toys for the Fish Pond


Clean and in good condition, ideally on hangers.


English or French

Children’s Books, Adult Books- fiction and non-fiction, Parenting Books, Travel Books, Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Craft/Gardening/DIY Books, Health & Wellness Books

We are looking for books in good condition only. No outdated reference books please!


Bring your chipped or cracked dinnerware for the plate smash

We are looking for NEW ITEMS:


This popular raffle can’t happen without contributions from our families!  Donations of new items are collected, sorted and assembled into beautiful, themed baskets and raffled off at the Fall Fete.

Please send new items with your child to their classroom.  Baskets will be outside their classrooms waiting to be filled.  Need some ideas?  Themes from past years have included – arts & crafts, toys, games, books, sports related items, things for the BBQ, gourmet food & kitchen items, health & exercise, home office, home spa and beauty items, items for a movie night or a rainy day, items related to gardening, chocolates, candy, coffees, teas and other gourmet/luxury items. Please think of what you would like to win when making your donations!


Donate a bottle, then try your luck at winning a case!

Back by popular demand is the parents’ favourite Fall Fête event: the Wine Raffle!  Pressed for time? This is a great way to make a Fall Fête contribution. Simply drop off a bottle of wine at the school office (please respect office quiet times). Pick a personal favourite, or something that you’d like to share (or win!).

Bottle donations will be accepted from now until Friday October 16.  All donations will be assembled into cases to be raffled off at the Fête.  Last year ten lucky winners each went home with a case of assorted wines. Cheers!


One of the key fundraising events at the Fete, the Silent Auction gives parents and kids the opportunity to bid on some fantastic experiences and articles.

We are looking for hot items, including tickets (sports, music, theatre) and getaways at a cottage, hotel or resort. Any exciting connections you have can help make the auction even better. Please contact erin.mccaughan@gmail.com if you have something to donate.

If you are interested in knowing more, or want to get involved, you can email Erin at erin.mccaughan@gmail.com or use the contact form at the bottom of the Fall Fete page.

See you at the Fete!

Published by Howard Council

This account is run by volunteers of the Howard Junior Public School Council, the parent and family council that supports the school with fundraising and other initiatives.

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