Thank You from the Howard Teachers

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Thank you to the wonderful Howard Community for supporting us in our efforts to protect public education and what matter most:  our children.  We very much appreciate the warm drinks, cookies, scones, bagels, muffins, candies, the tab at All That Jazz and most importantly the kind words, honks and visits on Monday that expressed your support.

Kind regards,

Howard P.S. Teachers

Reminder: Bag 2 School (tomorrow) AND Lion King Costume Drive

Hi Howard Families!!

Just a joint reminder that there is a Bag 2 School clothing drive collection tomorrow AND that the Lion King musical NEEDS used clothes for costumes. If there was ever a great time to spend 15  mins doing a closet purge, it’s tonight!

Drop off for Bag 2 School is tomorrow morning outside the Howard Park doors. 

And the Lion King production will gladly take the following (boxes/bins will be outside the office for drop-off:

  • Black, Grey, tan ( Cotton ) Clothing (size 10 and up)
    We need everything: t-shirts, hoodies, plain leggings, long sleeves. HOODIES – even adult sized ones.
  • Please, NO JEANS, cords, slacks.  Just leggings and cotton.
  • If there is a small logo don’t worry. If it’s full logo, We won’t be able to use it.
  • ALSO searching for ANYTHING cheetah print or leopard print.
  • FUN FUR – any and all.
  • Halloween masks that might be an animal.
  • Hard hats.

Thanks for helping to reduce waste AND support this year’s musical!

The Lion King Musical NEEDS Used Clothes for Costumes!!

Howard Families!!

The Lion King Musical NEEDS Used Clothes for Costumes

As you get organized and purge this January, and especially before you send used clothes to school on Thursday for the Bag 2 School clothing drive, please consider pulling any of these items out ahead of time:

Black, Grey, tan ( Cotton ) Clothing (size 10 and up)
We need everything: t-shirts, hoodies, plain leggings, long sleeves. HOODIES – even adult sized ones.

Please, NO JEANS, cords, slacks.  Just leggings and cotton.

If there is a small logo don’t worry. If it’s full logo, We won’t be able to use it.

ALSO searching for ANYTHING cheetah print or leopard print.

FUN FUR – any and all.

Halloween masks that might be an animal.

Hard hats.

There will be boxes and bins in the front hall outside the office to accommodate these things.

Thanks for the costume team for The Lion King.

Reminder: Volunteers needed for Howard’s Winter Carnaval (February 7th)!!

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Howard will be having a “Carnaval” this year!  It will consist of an exciting afternoon of outdoor activities for students from grades 1 to 6, taking place on Friday, February 7, 2020.

We are requesting:

  • 10 parent volunteers to help with our snack stations on the day of
  • parents to purchase or donate snack items as well as to lend crockpots and large coffee urns
  • a Bonhomme Carnaval costume (see photo)

Please inform Jill Durrant if you are able to support the event with time or materials (email to jill.durrant@tdsb.on.ca).

Un gros merci!

Howard Carnaval Committee

Food Bank Collection — Thank you!

Many thanks to all of the families who donated to the Holiday Concert Food Bank Drive.

Together we raised over $1500 for the Parkdale Community Food Bank, which:

  • serves up to 2,000 people each month
  • distributes between 3.5 and 5 tonnes of food each week
  • provides advocacy services to its members on issues of housing, social services, and more

Thank you for helping to support this crucial service in our community!

Happy Holidays!