Thank You from Ms. Spademan

Dear Howard Families,

Thank you so much for the beautiful farewell at last Friday’s assembly. I was so moved by the songs, the slide show, and the goodwill that filled the gym. I’m so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with your children and many parent volunteers over the years.

Thank you also to the families who contributed to my farewell gift. It was incredibly generous! I intend to use the money to plant a tree at our new cottage. It will replace the ones that lost their lives to make room for the construction. I will sit under as it matures and reminisce about Howard!

Thanks for the wonderful memories. All the best,


Tomorrow’s Donations for Howard Staff Luncheon

Parents and caregivers,

Please drop off your luncheon contributions tomorrow on the second floor tables outside the staff room before 11:30.  Label your bowls/trays and serving spoons with your name, and pick them up at the end of the day on tables in the main floor hallway.

If you have not signed up yet, you can still pitch in tomorrow.  We need:

  • main courses
  • help with cleanup 1:15-2:00

Thanks for helping us make tomorrow a big success.
Leslie and Sophie

Pizza Potluck Thanks!

Dear Howard Community,

We couldn’t have done it without you – the Community Pizza and Potluck Picnic this past Tuesday evening was amazing. Thanks to all the wonderful staff who helped on the night or lent us their gear, the parents and kids who brought amazing food and good cheer, and the fantastic volunteers who made the set-up/serving/take-down feel like a fun, well-oiled machine. And a special shout-out to Jerry, our Head Custodian, who always has our back!

A HUGE thank you to Master Mechanic High Park, who generously donated all of the pizza.

And thanks to the STEM folks and their exciting explosions! We loved the entertainment and education. Super fun!

We were also thrilled to see all of the support for our local Parkdale foodbank. Thanks to all those who brought donations!

It was another fabulous picnic, Howard Community! Enjoy your fast-approaching summers!!

Your Community Pizza and Potluck Picnic Team
Gillian Cambridge, Liz Phillips and Liz Pounsett

Howard Gr. 6 CLAP – OUT

It is a Howard tradition to “ clap out” the departing grade 6 students on the last day of school.  We are delighted to invite parents to attend and celebrate this important transition with their children.  On  Thursday, June 29th 2017 the Grade 1 to 5 classes will gather outside just before 3:30 pm, and when the bell rings, the Grade 6 students will process out with their teachers, through the Howard Park doors, to be cheered on by the Howard Community.

Looking forward to seeing many of you at this heart-warming event!

Pics for Grade 6 Graduation

Grade 6 Graduation will take place on Wednesday, June 28th 2017, at 5pm.  We are collecting photos of grade 6 students to use in the traditional grad slide show.  These would be digital photos of Grade 6 Howard students doing “ Howard things” ( sports, musical, events, etc.) at any age or stage of their school careers.

Please email them to Elizabeth Mankiewicz by Monday June

Thank you!