Baseball tryouts, April 3 – grades 4, 5, 6

The 2018 boys’ and girls’ baseball teams will start their tryouts on April 3, 2018. Grades 4, 5 & 6 will be eligible to tryout.

Children are asked to bring their own gloves and batting gloves, if they have them. We have some extra gloves if anybody requires one. Running shoes or baseball shoes with NO metal cleats are allowed.

If your child makes a team, then a tournament day and schedule will be forwarded at that time.

If you have any questions please see Mr. Petrakovic or email

Silent Auction Donations

Silent Auction Capture


We know how much everyone is looking forward to a night out sans enfants at The Social on April 6th.  Dancing, drinks, a photo booth and a super fabulous silent auction!  It just might be the best night out you have this spring.

Our team is networking across local neighborhoods (Bloor West, Roncy & the Junction) to bring you a grand selection of items to bid on. However, to make the silent auction even more amazing, we also need the support of the Howard community.  

So, this is our call out to Parents.  Please consider donating something to the silent auction so we can raise a bunch of money to support the great initiatives in art, science and music at Howard.

Everyone has something to offer…you just might not realize it.  So here are some suggestions:
-Event tickets (sports, theatre etc) – would your employer be willing to donate?
-A great bottle of wine
-Gift cards
-Host a dinner for 2-3 Howard couples or a family in your home
-Make lunches for another child for a week
-Provide a ready-made dinner for a family of 4
-Green thumb? Provide a couple hours of gardening services
-Design or Architect services
-Babysitting services
-Dog walking services

Get creative here – it doesn’t have to be “stuff” we know there are some extremely talented people in our Howard community – so please considering offering your services as well.

If you have something to contribute please contact the Silent Auction team at

One of our team members will get back to you regarding pick-up.   If you are able to drop a donation at the school office please ensure to complete a donation form (located in the office and here) so that we can give you the appreciation you deserve.

Your Silent Auction Team
Tess, Olivia, Nancy, Irena, Erin

Calendar of Upcoming events

There is lots going on in the next few months so we wanted to give everyone a heads up to a few events:
6 April: Silent Auction and Social. Come have a drink in the school gym and meet other parents and bid on auction items, 7:30pm
2-3 May: Aristocats play, 7pm, Howard Gym
25 June: Carnaval play day
26 June: Grade 6 Graduation, 5pm
28 March: The Mental Health and Well-being Committee welcomes Paul Szego, a psychologist with the TDSB in to give a talk on student mental health at 7pm.
23 April: Chris Vollum will be in to talk social media with a focus on Instagram, snapchat and the other programs kids are using at 7pm
School Council Meetings
21 March, 7pm in the library
18 April, 7pm in the library
16 May, 7pm in the library
Check the calendar on the right side of the Howard website for pizza lunch, sub lunch, SHAC snack dates