We are almost there!

A huge thank-you to those who signed up to volunteer at the Fete in the past 24 hours.  We are down to ~100 open volunteer positions, which demonstrates what an amazing community we live in!

But, we have to ask one more time….

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Have a hoot with the kids at the Toilet Toss, help decorate cookies or spin some cotton candy!   Please sign up today so we can make this event a huge success.

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We are also in great need of many new & used things as well as baked goods for these key events:

WINE RAFFLE:   The wine raffle is the easiest way to contribute to the Fall Fete. Drop off a bottle of wine (suggested minimum of $15) to the office.

BASKET RAFFLE: One of the highlights of the Fall Fete is our Basket Raffle and we need donations as soon as possible.  You can drop these items off outside the Office.  Ideas include:  cooking or kitchen items, spa or bath items, fun games or kids activities.

BAKE TABLE: Bring your nut-free goodies to be sold at the ever-popular bake table.  Squares, cupcakes, cookies – all welcome.  We would love gluten-free offerings as well. Drop off baked goods on Friday evening or before 9am Saturday.

CAKE WALK:  Don’t forget to submit your scary, fun, creative cakes for this years’ famous Cake Walk.  Cakes must be dropped off outside the office by 9am Friday Oct 18th.

Any questions, please contact us at Fall Fete

Fall Fete Co-Chairs
Olivia Burgess & Nancy Collet

Save the Bouncy Castles…

We still need close to 150 volunteers to run Fall Fete. Please consider signing up for a 2 hour shift or we may have rioting children on our hands when they arrive at Fall Fete to see this:

Bouncy Castle

At this time we still need volunteers for the following activities:

All Bouncy Castles
Cookie & Pumpkin Decorating
Most Games
Haunted House
Bake Table

And we can’t forget Chez Howard!  We are still in need of many helping hands to feed the masses.

Please keep in mind this is a primary fundraiser for Howard and funds many of the “extra’s” that our kids love and benefit from.  If we cannot get volunteers for these activities by Friday these activities will not run.

Please sign up today so we can make this event a huge success.

Sign Up Now!

We are also in great need of many new & used things as well as baked goods for these key events:

WINE RAFFLE:   The wine raffle is the easiest way to contribute to the Fall Fete. Drop off a bottle of wine (suggested minimum of $15) to the office.

BASKET RAFFLE: One of the highlights of the Fall Fete is our Basket Raffle and we need donations as soon as possible.  You can drop these items off outside the Office.  Ideas include:  cooking or kitchen items, spa or bath items, fun games or kids activities.

BAKE TABLE: Bring your nut-free goodies to be sold at the ever-popular bake table.  Squares, cupcakes, cookies – all welcome.  We would love gluten-free offerings as well. Drop off baked goods on Friday evening or before 9am Saturday.

CAKE WALK:  Don’t forget to submit your scary, fun, creative cakes for this years’ famous Cake Walk.  Cakes must be dropped off outside the office by 9am Friday Oct 18th.

Any questions, please contact us at Fall Fete

Fall Fete Co-Chairs
Olivia Burgess & Nancy Collett

Fall Fete is almost here…

Have your kids been talking non-stop about the Fall Fete? It’s fast approaching – Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 2pm.

We still need many volunteers and the bins outside the office for basket raffle, fish pond and the wine raffle have been bare!   We need your help.  Please consider donating items for the following:

WINE RAFFLE!
Have an extra bottle left over from Thanksgiving? The wine raffle is the easiest way to contribute to the Fall Fete. Drop off a bottle of wine (suggested minimum of $15) to the office to be assembled into cases to be won.

BASKET RAFFLE
One of the highlights of the Fall Fete is our Basket Raffle. It takes a lot of time to organize and assemble the baskets so we need donations as soon as possible.

Please think about picking up a few new items for the baskets. We really need items related to: men’s items, women’s items, gourmet food & kitchen items, health & exercise, home spa and beauty items, gardening, and items for a movie night or a rainy day.
You can drop these items off in the basket outside the Office (the sooner, the better).

FISH POND
Our fish farm is not well stocked – We need TONS more lures.  Make a reel difference! Tackle your annoying toy clutter!  Cast out your small unbroken items for the Fall Fete Fish Pond.  Think about items no larger than a deck of cards, things that aren’t broken and please no plush toys. Please send with your child to the tackle box just outside of the school office.

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!
We still need many volunteers to make sure the Fete is a success.  If you haven’t already; please sign up for a shift by clicking the link below.  Many hands make light work!

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BAKE TABLE
Bake an extra pie or a dozen cookies for the Bake Table! Gluten free options welcome.  Drop off bake table items at the nurses office Friday Oct 18th or by 9am on Saturday Oct 19th.

Any questions, please contact us at Fall Fete

Thank-you,

Fall Fete Co-Chairs
Olivia Burgess & Nancy Collett

Fall Fete Needs YOU!

As you prepare for Thanksgiving celebrations this weekend, please think about Fall Fete. The Fall Fete is just over ONE WEEK AWAY – Saturday, October 19th 10am to 2pm.

Here’s a recap of what we need:

BASKET RAFFLE
One of the highlights of the Fall Fete is our Basket Raffle. It takes a lot of time to organize and assemble the baskets and we need donations as soon as possible.
Please, if you are out shopping this weekend, think about picking up a few new items for the baskets.  Here are some ideas: gourmet food & kitchen items, health & exercise, home spa and beauty items, gardening, and items for a movie night or a rainy day.
You can drop these items off in the basket outside the Office (the sooner, the better).

WINE RAFFLE
Heading to the LCBO for weekend provisions?
Plan to pick up an extra bottle of wine for the Fall Fete Wine Raffle.
Last year’s wine raffle raised over $2,000 for our kids!
Drop off wine donations in the school office any time from now until Friday, October 18th.

FISH POND
Make a reel difference! Tackle your annoying toy clutter!
Cast out your small unbroken items for the Fall Fete Fish Pond. Think about items no larger than a deck of cards, things that aren’t broken and please no plush toys.
Just one week left to help bait our Fish Pond hooks!  Our donation tackle box is outside the office.

BAKE TABLE
While you’re in the kitchen this weekend preparing turkey feasts, please think about what you might whip up to donate this year for our bake table. Baking is a great activity to enjoy as a family!

Drop off your nut-free goodies in the nurse’s office across from the music room on Friday night (October 18th) or Saturday morning (October 19th) before 9:00am. Gluten free offerings too please!

CAKE WALK
Our oh-so-popular cake walk needs your nut-free cakes! Drop them off outside the office by lunch time on Friday, October 18th. We’re looking for the most creative cakes ever! Go scary, go beautiful, go wild, some fantastic prizes will be awarded!!  Cakes will be judged by Alison Fletcher (from Cookery on Roncy).

Sign up for a shift and recruit your neighbours. It takes an army of 150+ volunteers to make the Fete magic happen. Please sign up (link below) for a shift to keep this event running like a well-oiled machine.

Sign Up Now!

Any questions, please contact us at Fall Fete

Thank-you.

Fall Fete Co-Chairs,
Olivia Burgess & Nancy Collett

Fall Fete is Coming…

Hello Howard Community,

It was touch and go for a few days, but we are thrilled to announce the Fall Fete is coming to Howard on Saturday October 19th 10am-2pm!    Join us for a fun-filled day of bouncy castles, haunted house, cake walk, wine raffle and loads of great food.

Planning is well underway, and Signup Genius will be out shortly.  We are on a tight timeline this year with planning delayed as we awaited final decisions with CUPE.   We are hoping that our amazing Howard community will step up quickly to help support this fantastic event.

Here’s how you can help:

USED TOYS:

Small used toys for the Fishpond. Donation bins are located outside the office. No plush toys or books please.

BASKET RAFFLE:

This popular raffle can’t happen without contributions from our families!  Donations of new items are collected, sorted and assembled into beautiful, themed baskets and raffled off at the Fall Fete.

Please send new items with your child – baskets are outside the office. Need some ideas?  Themes from past years have included – arts & crafts, toys, games, books, sports related items, things for the BBQ, gourmet food & kitchen items, health & exercise, home office, home spa and beauty items, items for a movie night or a rainy day, items related to gardening, chocolates, candy, coffees, teas and other gourmet/luxury items. Please think of what you would like to win when making your donations!

WINE RAFFLE:

Donate a bottle, then try your luck at winning a case! Pressed for time? This is a great way to make a Fall Fete contribution. Simply drop off a bottle of wine at the school office (please respect office quiet times). Pick a personal favorite, or something that you’d like to share (or win!).  Bottle donations will be accepted from now until Friday October 18th.  All donations will be assembled into cases to be raffled off at the Fete.  Last year ten lucky winners each went home with a case of assorted wines.

BAKE TABLE:

Bring your nut-free goodies to be sold at the ever-popular bake table.  Squares, cupcakes, cookies – all welcome.  We would love gluten-free offerings as well. Drop off baked good on Friday evening or before 9am Saturday.

And don’t forget the CAKE WALK!  Bring your scary or creative cakes to school by 9am on October 18th for a chance to win.  Then try your luck at the Fete to win a cake to take home.

We look forward to another great event.  Stay tuned.

Olivia & Nancy

Fall Fete Co-Chairs

Fall Fete Talent Show

Annie and Michael and MJMS (http://www.michaeljohnstonmusicstudio.com) are proud to sponsor the Talent Show once again at this year’s Fall Fete!

Auditions for the show will be held on Monday, October 7th at lunch time in the Music Room.

Students from all grades are welcome to audition. We will consider a live solo or group performance of any kind (musical, comedy, dance, magic, etc.) and there will musicians on hand to accompany you during the show.

The show will consist of two 30-minute sets, for an hour in total. That means we have room for a total of about 20 performances (either group or solo), and we are hoping to include at least two from each grade.

Any questions can be directed to:Michael Johnston Music Studio

Start polishing your act and we will see you at the audition on October 7th!

MJMS

Fall Fete Needs YOU…and YOU…and YOU!

Fall Fete is Saturday, October 13th, 2018 (10:00am – 2:00pm)…less than 1 week away!

We still need 150+ volunteers to have all areas of this HUGE FUNDRAISER running in full force!  We need kitchen staff and and BBQ staff to ensure that we can feed the masses! We need many more volunteers to run the GAMES!

The success of the Fete depends on our volunteers.  There are shifts for Adults,  High School Students, Jr. High Students and Grade 5/6 Howard students.  Please sign up for a 2 hour shift (or two) by clicking the link below.  The Fete is only as good as the Howard community makes it…together we can make it the best yet!

Get into the spirt of Fall Fete with our first Spirit Day of 2018 –  Pajama Day!  Wednesday October 10th wear your coziest PJs to school.

 

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