Fall Fete Updates – Get Ready!

TALENT SHOW!

The Michael Johnston Music Studio  www.michaeljohnstonmusicstudio.com is proud to sponsor the Variety Show once again at this year’s Fall Fete! Auditions for the show will be held on Tuesday, September 29th and Wednesday, September 30th at lunch time in the Music Room.

Students from all grades are welcome to audition. We will consider a live solo or group performance of any kind (musical, comedy, dance, magic, etc.) and there will musicians on hand to accompany you during the show.

Please note that once again there will be no karaoke in the variety show this year.

The show will run for two 30-minute sets, for an hour in total. That means we have room for a total of 20 performances (either group or solo), and we are hoping to include at least two from each grade.

Start polishing your act and we’ll see you at the auditions!

FALL FETE DECORATIONS!

Julie Sabine will be hosting two Fall Fete craft sessions after school (3:30-5:00pm) on Monday September 28th and Wed Sept 29 in the gym. These decorations will be used to decorate the school for Fall Fete. The sessions will be open to 40 students, but students must be accompanied by parents/ caregivers for assistance. Please fill in the contact form below (access it via the school website http://howardpublicschool.com) if you are interested in helping or attending with your children.  Julie will need 5 parent volunteers for each session.

REMINDER OF OF ITEMS NEEDED FOR FALL FETE!

FALL FETE USED ITEMS

(Donation boxes can be found outside the school office)

TOYS!
Small used toys for the Fish Pond

USED COSTUMES!
Clean and in good condition, ideally on hangers.

USED BOOKS!
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 No outdated reference books please!

OLD CRACKED PLATES!
Bring your chipped or cracked dinnerware for the plate smash

FALL FETE NEW ITEMS

BASKET RAFFLE!
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.  Donation boxes can be found outside the school office.

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!

WINE RAFFLE!
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 16th.  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!

SILENT AUCTION!
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.

VOLUNTEERS!
The volunteer sign-up is just being finalized.  Please consider volunteering for a quick and easy 2 hour shift to help ensure that this event is a success.  We are looking for parents, current Howard students, past Howard students and High School students in need of volunteer hours.  More details to follow.