Donations and Volunteers needed for Staff Appreciation Luncheon June 12

Howard Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Tuesday June 12 11:45am-1:30pm

Dear parents and Howard supporters,

In a few weeks parents and volunteers will treat Howard teachers and staff to an end-of-year luncheon as thanks for everything they do teaching, caring for and looking after the well-being of our children throughout the school year.   This event has been a great success in previous years thanks to parent and caregiver donations and volunteering.

We ask parents and caregivers for donations of food and gifts, as well as set-up and clean-up on the day of the event.  The entire event relies on donations; Home and School funds cannot be allocated for it.  Please give generously and sign up using SignUpGenius-HowardLuncheon.

Donations of cash or cheque should be put into an envelope and left – clearly labeled – at the office in the folder “Luncheon”, while wine for raffle and cutlery can be given to office staff or given to Sophie/Leslie by Thursday, June 7.  Interac e-transfer to one of us is fine, too.  Food items should be brought to the staff room on June 12 anytime prior to the luncheon at 11:45am.

Thank you in advance for your efforts.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Leslie Nicholson (davis_les at yahoo dot com)
Sophie Kierulf (kierulf314 at gmail dot com)

Important Dates for the Remainder of the School Year

May 18: Pita lunch
May 21: Victoria Day, no school
May 22-June 4: EQAO for Grade 3 and 6
May 25: Pizza Friday
May 28 to June 1: Bike to school week
June 1: Bike to school day celebration and Sub Lunch
June 6: Bike Rodeo
June 7: Jump Rope for Heart and Pita Lunch
June 8: PA Day – No school
June 12: Teacher’s Luncheon
June 15: SHAC snack
June 19: Pizza Potluck, 5:00
June 22: Hot Dog/Freezie Day
June 25: Carnaval (a.m.)
June 26: Report Cards Go Home, Grade 6 Graduation
June 28: Last Day of School for students
June 29: PA Day

This Thursday: Parent STEM Night, 7:30 to 9!

Don’t forget that this Thursday (TOMORROW!) is your chance to get some fun tips on bringing STEM-based activities into your home! Get some practical advice on stimulating curiosity in kids and fostering a habit of self-directed investigation and learning.
And remember: This is a chance for PARENTS to find out more about STEM – so please leave the kids at home this time.
Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Location: Howard Gym
Any questions, please contact Adam Noble (