Parkdale Community Foodbank

From Erin McCaughan and Howard Home and School Council:

Happy New Year Howard Families!

We wanted to share the amazing news that at our Primary holiday concert in December, the Howard community generously donated over $1000 to the Parkdale Community Foodbank!  The staff at the Foodbank were very grateful for the cash donation, as it allows them to plan for the year ahead, when the shelves are quite bare in the summer months.

We have another concert with the older kids this Wednesday, and although we likely won’t be wearing our Santa hats, we will be collecting for the Foodbank once again.  Let’s see if we can match the December donation!

Thanks so much again for your generosity!

Your Home and School Council

Film Making Club

The Film-Making Club is Looking for Future Directors!   Grade 4, 5 and 6 students who are interested in the learning the basics of writing, shooting and editing a 3 minute short film are encouraged to join the Film-Making Club being offered after school starting on Wednesday February 20th  to April 3 for 6 weeks (3:30 – 4:30)  (not including March Break) .  Students are asked to pick up an application form from Ms. Serazin in Area 12 during morning recess from January 21 until January 25.  The club is limited to 20 members only.  Attendance is necessary for all 6 sessions please!

Howard Music News

Opera Ticket Order Forms

Thank you for those who purchased Opera Tickets for the upcoming opera! There is a substantial group attending and I’m sure it will be a fun event.

January 23rd Concert

Is coming up soon, on Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:00, make sure this is penciled into your calendar if your child is performing. All students in grades 3-6 and Mme. Gaudreault’s grade 2-3 split class will be performing. Please let your child’s teacher know as soon as possible if they will not be attending.  They should meet their child’s teacher in their classroom at 4:45.

Marlies Game

Sunday, March 24th, 4:00 p.m. at the Coca-Cola Coliseum. Tickets are available through school cash online. Grades 3-6 (plus Mme. Gaudreault’s grade 2-3 split) will be performing in the first and second intermissions and will be invited to a post game family skate. All are welcome to purchase tickets and attend in any grade and even friends/family from outside Howard, to support the Marlies and the Howard Music Program. A flyer with more details will be sent home next week but you are welcome to purchase your tickets any time until March 8th which will be the deadline to purchase tickets.



Areas 40, 36 and 38 have been signed up to sing in the Kiwanis Music Festival this February. We do not have the date yet from Kiwanis, but we will send home permission forms when we do.


Area 43 and 39 are signed up to sing at Artsfest on Thursday, March 28th at Perth Ave. Public School in the a.m.