Message to Howard Families

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Dear Howard community,

We want to touch base with everyone to say we are thinking of you and your families during this difficult time. This school year has presented our community with many challenges and the especially tough thing about dealing with this pandemic is that we can’t be physically together to get through it.

Our community is rallying to support the neighbourhood businesses as best they can, teachers are emailing us to support us, parents are emailing each other schedules to get creative with home-schooling and the kids are keeping in contact on various devices 😉

All this is to say, we are going to rally and get through this period of isolation and have a big party when we can all be together again.

We are postponing school council meetings but if someone is interested in coordinating some school-wide virtual events, please be in touch.

In the mean time, please keep safe and healthy, and stay home as much as possible so that we can beat this virus. #flattenthecurve

Take care,
Howard Parent Council

Reminder: Walk-In Solidarity Action on March 12

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Hello Howard Families,

A reminder to Join Howard Teachers this Thursday March 12th from 8:25AM-8:45AM for a walk-in Solidarity Action!

Howard Teachers need our help! Let’s meet them on Howard Park Ave sidewalk by the school grounds entrance on Thursday morning at 8:25AM. Bring your signs! We will also have art supplies on hand for families to make signs on the spot! Let’s show our teachers how much we appreciate their fight for our public education system.

Please consider circulating this message by email and through your social networks.

Thank you!
Midori M.

 

Walk-In Solidarity Action for Howard Teachers March 12

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Hello Howard Families,

Howard teachers need our help on Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 8:25-8:45am!

Let’s join them for a Walk-In Solidarity Action! Meet on Howard Park Ave sidewalk by the school grounds entrance on Thursday morning at 8:25 AM. Bring your signs and some treats to share! We will also have art supplies on hand for families to make signs on the spot! Let’s show teachers how much we appreciate their fight for our public education system.

Please consider circulating this message by email and through your social networks.

More details to come! In the meanwhile, you may also find the attached Op-Ed from the Toronto Star of interest. If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact Midori Miyamoto via midori.c.miyamoto@gmail.com.

 

Andrea Raymond – Teachers Dispute Exposes the Pink Elephant in the Room

Thank You from the Dance-a-thon Organizers

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We hope your kids all came home with great stories about the Dance-a-thon yesterday!  Howard has lots of great dancers!

Thank you to everyone who contributed already and no worries if you didn’t have a chance – you can still make a pledge via School Cash Online or send in the envelope!

Also big thanks to the parent volunteers: we really appreciate your support!

Candice and Erin

Lion King Costume Crew Needs Your Items (BY MARCH 6 PLEASE)

Hello Howard Community!
The Lion King needs more help to get the costumes organized and built out. There’s a big costume committee that is back on and back to busy.
To keep costs down, and be resourceful and eco-aware, we are looking outward to find donations of things that YOU DON’T NEED any longer. Before we spend our budget, we wanted to make sure these items weren’t lurking in your basements and closets taking up space. PLEASE SEE THE LIST BELOW!
Please note these items cannot be returned. They will often be altered or adapted.
Please bring items to the school and put in the main hallway boxes marked “Lion King Costumes” by Friday March 6. 
If you have any questions or comments regarding these items, please email
Thank you!
The Lion King crew

Items

  • Black fur (guessing 15 yards) – variety okay
  • Colourful feathers – numerous sizes and colours
  • feather boas (colourful)
  • sheer fabric (tan, camel or light brown)
  • vinyl or suede like fabric (tan, camel or light brown)
  • faux fur many colours (tan, camel, light brown and white)
  • white faux fir – long pile (think Yak)
  • orange felt
  • ~1/2 inch elastics bands (for cuffs) – any colour
  • Safety pins
  • Spray glue
  • Two sided tape
  • African print fabric
  • Glue gun sticks
  • Quilting filling or similar
  • Long white tube socks x4 (NEW!)
  • plain black beanie x8
  • Tan t-shirt short sleeve
  • Leg warmers – ideally white x2
  • Bird figuerines x2 (will not be returned)
  • Wood dowling 1/4″ – 1/2″ diameter . Need 6′ length
  • faux fur removable hood brim from winter coats x 8
  • grey hoodie and grey legging / track pants
  • black fake leather jacket – around size 12, motorcycle cut x3
  • little black knit stretchy gloves. Singles accepted. No returns
  • orange yoga mat
  • rafia