Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning Works!

Read how you can help create opportunities for Howard students and teachers.

Call for Help

The newly formed OUTDOOR LEARNING COMMITTEE (operating under Home and School Council and with the approval of the Principals) urgently needs parent support for the outdoor class spaces we have created at Howard since the school year began.

We are recruiting parent VOLUNTEERS, divided across 4 teams, to support outdoor learning. The main roles these volunteers will fill is daily setting up and taking down of our infrastructure, primarily shade/shelter tents and milk crates. Please go to our SignUp.com page to join a volunteer squad.

We are also collecting TREE STUMPS that are 18-24 inches in diameter if you or anyone you know is having a tree removed. MILK CRATES are also very useful so please feel free to get in touch if you have a sources. Lastly, we will soon launch our HAT AND GLOVE DRIVE. Stand by for more. We hope to keep outdoor learning going strong into the cooler weather and full-tilt in the spring.

Supporting outdoor class space is a very concrete and meaningful way to help to make our school safer for our kids and teachers. Please get in touch if you have questions or want to help at the planning level — you can find us in conversations on the Howard Parents Facebook Page or include comments in your SignUp.com entries.

Thank you!

Kat, Kate, Molly, Rachel, Rebecca, Sima + Theresa


Donate online now and receive a tax receipt via email

Your money will go to fund immediate needs like 

  • outdoor seating, 
  • surfaces for teachers and kids to write on, and 
  • warm clothing for families that wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it. 

“Let Nature be your teacher.”

William Wordsworth

Contact Us

30 Marmaduke St
Toronto , ON M6R 1T2
howardschoolcouncil @gmail.com