🎵 Music News 🎵 Kiwanis, Artsfest, Marlies

From Ms. Jonas:

1. Kiwanis – Areas 36, 38 and 40 (Mme. Rachadi’s, Mr. Wulf’s and Mr. Ganly’s classes) will be participating in the Kiwanis festival next Wednesday, February 27th. Permission slips have been sent home and parents with children in these classes are reminded to return the permission forms and pay using the School Cash Online ASAP. 

The performance will be at 12:00pm at Earl Haig S.S.  Students should wear a white shirt and dark pants. Vests will be provided. Parents are warmly invited to attend; there will be a $5 entry for all audience members.

2. Artsfest – Permission forms will be going home this week for A39 and A43. We will be going on Thursday, March 28th. The performance will be at Perth Ave. P.S. at 10:00am.

3. Marlies Game – All students in grades 3-6 plus Mme. Gaudreault’s 2/3 split are invited to sing at the Marlies Game on Sunday, March 24th at 5:00pm and join for a post-game family skate. Make sure to get your tickets at School Cash Online — the last day to purchase tickets will be March 8th.

Request for Research Participants

Lauren Jervis, a doctoral candidate in Education at York University, is recruiting parents for a study about advocacy related to changes in the province’s sexual education curriculum (advocacy on either/any side of the issue.) She has research ethics review approval from the university and participants receive compensation. Please see the attached poster if you or someone you know are interested in participating.



Dance-A-Thon is TOMORROW



Hello Howard Families,

The Dance-A-Thon is tomorrow !

After this snow day the kids will be ready to boogie!

To all the families who have already donated, thank you so very much!  You’re helping make our kids school experience richer and helping at-risk youth across Toronto with 1/2 our donations going to Covenant House…. it’s a win-win!

If you haven’t donated yet there’s still time…

Donations can be made by online by clicking on the Donate button at www.professorjamz.com or www.schoolcashonline.com.

Thank you for fostering a sense of community and for making a difference with your generosity!

Your Dance-a-Thon Co-ordinators

Candice & Erin



Flashback to Howard Dance-A-Thon 2018.

Hello Howard Families,

The Dance-A-Thon is this Wednesday Feb.13th!

There are only a few more days to raise funds for Dance-a-Thon.   The money goes towards amazing programming at school in art, science, STEM, mental health and more.   And this year 1/2 the funds raised are going to Covenant House, a local organization assisting at-risk and homeless youth in Toronto.

Previous years we’ve raised close to $5000.   We need more of your donations to help us reach that goal!

Donations can be made by cash, cheque, or online by clicking on the Donate button at www.professorjamz.com or www.schoolcashonline.com.

Envelopes can be returned to the school up until Monday  Feb. 11th.

The students can request their favourite songs online by filling out the music request form on at https://www.professorjamz.com/howard The DJ will play from the “most requested” list on dance day.


If you like to dance, or just want to embarrass your child, please volunteer!  Email

candice@thecandifactory.com to volunteer.



Your Dance-a-Thon Co-ordinators

Candice & Erin

Grade 6 Parents – Grad Photos and Yearbook

To all Grade 6 parents,

Please note that grad photos will take place on Tuesday, February 12, per the form that was sent home. This form allows you to order a class composite for $30. However, there will also be a yearbook available to grade 6 students at the end of the school year. The yearbook, compiled by parents and professionally designed and printed, will include grad photos of all students, as well as photos of the students over the years.

The student information form for photos on Tuesday is required by the photographer regardless of whether you are ordering a composite. Please send the form with your child on Tuesday.

Dance-A-Thon update, song requests, volunteer info, etc. – SCHEDULE FIXED

Updated to include schedule as an attachment in case it wasn’t displaying correctly on phones etc. 🙂

Hello Howard Community,

This year’s Dance-A-Thon — super fun day of dancing for the whole schoolwill be on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019.

Pledge envelopes should be in kids’ bag today or tomorrow and they are due back on February 10th. Donations can also be made online at https://www.professorjamz.com/howard

**The same link takes you to the all-important song request portal so get your kiddos’ favourites requested before the 13th.

Dance-a-Thon fundraising provides wonderful opportunities for additional enrichment programs for our children, and this year, it has also been a chance for our student council to do some research and learn about organizations (Covenant House and Sistering) that are doing such important work in our community!

If you’d like to get your dancing shoes on and volunteer, just email us at erin.mccaughan@gmail.com to let us know.  Here’s the schedule: Dance-A-Thon sched [PDF]

9:109:50 1, 2 23, 24, 25, 28, 27, 26 105
9:55-10:25 JK/SK 11, 12, 14 75
10:35-11:15 3, 4, 5, 6 37, 35, 39,  92
11:15-11:45 Set up tables for lunch
11:45-12:45 Lunch/ Clean Up
12:551:35 2, 3, 4 31, 32, 33, 41,34 100
1:452:15 SK 21, 22 60
2:20-3:00 4, 5, 6  38, 40, 36, 43 105

Dance-a-Thon Coordinators,

Candice Levine


Erin McCaughan