SPECIAL SPEAKERS: Parent Council Nov 20

Mark it in your calendar:

November Parent Council meeting
All welcome this Wednesday, November 20, 7pm, in the library.

This is our last meeting of 2019, and a special opportunity to hear from:

  • Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission (and Howard parent!), on the Right to Read Inquiry
  • Robin Pilkey, Toronto District School Board Trustee, Ward 7, Parkdale-High Park,

October 2019 Meeting Minutes

UPDATED November 2019 Meeting Agenda

See you then!

2 More Days Left for Book Fair

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Dear Parents and Families,

Just a reminder that the Scholastic Book Fair is on this week and you are invited to share in this celebration of literacy with us! Our Book Fair theme for Fall 2019 is Arctic Adventure Book Fair, Snow Much to Read.

We have books in both English and French!

Book Fair dates: Monday November 11 to Thursday November14th 

Shopping hours:

  • Before school, 8:30am – 8:50 am: everyone welcome
  • Primary students: morning recess  
  • Junior students: afternoon recess  
  • Lunch: everyone welcome
  • After school on Thursday November 14th, from 3:30pm – 6:30pm: Special Family Event including a door prize!

*We accept cash, cheques made payable to our school. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are welcome, too.

Don’t forget about the Classroom Wish List program.  Each teacher contributed their “book wish list” prior to the Fair. Look for your child’s teacher’s name on the display to contribute to their classroom library. Every generous gift you make will be recognized with a special bookplate, identifying your family or child as the donor.

Your support can help our school blossom with new and exciting adventures in reading, stimulating young minds for years to come. 


Anne Serazin


Howard Public School




Music News, Including Raptors 905 Tickets Last Call

Music Room Updates

The last day to buy Raptors 905 tickets with the Howard Choir and select classes is TOMORROW! (Tuesday, November 12)

Make sure to get your tickets to avoid disappointment  https://www.schoolcashonline.com/ These events are always so much fun so don’t forget to bring the whole family! The choir will be singing the anthems before the game. Please note: all students must be accompanied by an adult at the game so plan your evening accordingly. If you are singing in the choir or select classes please bring your permission form back by tomorrow. Attached is the permission form:


High Park Christmas Celebration

High Park Christmas Celebration – Forms have been sent home, they must be returned by November 12 if you would like your child to participate. It will take place on Sunday, December 1st at 2:15 p.m. just outside the Grenadier Restaurant in High Park. Singers should arrive at 2:00 p.m. Attached is the permission form:

High Park Christmas Celebration

Lion King Musical – Calling All Grade 4s for the Savanna Chorus!

Permission forms for the Savanna Chorus have been sent home. It’s a great way for the grade 4s to get involved in the musical. Please return Savanna Chorus permission forms by December 2nd. Attached is the permission form:

Savanna Chorus Permission Form For The Lion King

Holiday Concerts Save the Date!

*All concerts will be in the Howard P.S. Gymnasium.

Kindergarten Concert – Wednesday, December 11, 4-4:30pm

Grade 1-3 Concert – Wednesday, December 11, 4:45-6pm

Grade 4-6 Concert – Thursday, December 12, 5-6 pm


Roncy Parents Night Out is TONIGHT!


Fellow Howard Parents: 
Dust of your dancing shoes, this is shaping up to be a doozy.  I’ll be in my leopard print Doc Martens, which allow for hours of painless dancing (except to observers).

Tonight at 7:30 at St. Casimir’s Church at 156 Roncesvalles.  

Donations of beer and wine have poured in and we’ll also have non-alcoholic drinks.  
Admission is $10 and drinks are $8.  Tickets are for sale in advance through eventbrite or at the door, by cash or card.
Advance tickets are here:
It’s a fundraiser so if you’d like to donate but can’t attend please consider buying a ticket online and making that a $10 donation.
See you tonight!
Mandy Moore
Cell: 416 723-4572

Beware Scooter Doppelgängers (and Check Your Kids’ Rides)


Hello Howard Community,

In the weeks since Fall Fete, a noticeable number of scooters have been misplaced from their spots under the school stairs. We expect that this is a case of scooter confusion and nothing more. Since the scooter season will wind down with the cold weather, please take a few moments to check your porches and hallways to ensure that your child has not accidentally brought home the wrong scooter or an extra one! Many do look alike.

We hope any missing rides can be reunited with their riders before the snow falls.

Thank you!