Fall Fete is Saturday, October 15th, 2016 from 10am to 2pm! The Fall Fete is a great family fun day, as well as being one of the school’s top fundraising events! The Fall Fete raises approximately $25,000+ for Howard in one day.
Donate your time: before, during, or after the Fete It truly takes a villageto run the Fete and our work starts now! We rely on over 200 volunteers to make this event such a tremendous success. Sign up for a 2 hour shift on event day and your kids will be thrilled! Sign up by clicking the link below. There are positions for Adults, High School Students, Junior High Students and Grade 5 and 6 Howard Students. Please sign up for what you can and spread the word.
EARLY BIRD SIGN-UP BONUS:
All Adult Volunteers signed up before Friday, October 7th will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 3 ONE HOUR massages compliments of Evolve Chiropractic (winners to be announced at the Fete).
What do we do with the money raised by the Fall Fete? Howard students enjoy many enriched learning experiences that most schools in the TDSB do not. These “extras” are entirely self-funded. Examples include: *Visiting artists and scientists in the classroom *New playground structure, new stage and risers *Field trips, classroom supplies, books, school computers *Graduation parties, end of year potluck, parent workshops, the learning garden
All of these programs and supplies are purchased with funds raised by us, the parents, through fundraising activities run through the Howard Home and School Association. We should count ourselves lucky to live in an area where the culture of giving is as strong as it is, and the parent volunteers are so dedicated! The Howard Home and School Association raises approximately $60,000 each year for the above activities.
The Fall Fete accounts for approximately 1/3 of our fundraising dollars, but, more importantly, it acts as a tremendous community builder and is a great opportunity for parents and their children to spend time together, and for you to meet other parents at the school. And yes, it is also a ton of fun!