Music News from Ms. Jonas

There has been so much activity in the music room this last month! There are many interesting things coming up!
  1. Lion King Musical – Auditions are well under way and we have been very impressed with the preparation of the students! We have another week of auditions coming up. Students will be very eager to find out what roles they have been assigned and they will find out within a few weeks after our final audition. CALLING ALL GRADE FOURS! Grade fours will have the opportunity to participate in the Lion King musical chorus! Stay tuned in the new year for details.

  1. Raptors 905 Game with the Howard Choir – You will have received a notification that you can buy tickets to the Raptors 905 game on Friday, November 29th in the evening. Everyone is welcome to buy tickets to support the Howard Choir and watch an amazing game. 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. Grade threes and fours will also be invited to join in the singing of the anthems! Parents of grades threes and fours – you will receive information within a few weeks with the details! Please note: all students must be accompanied by an adult at the game so plan your evening accordingly.

  1. High Park Christmas Celebration – The Grade 2s and 3s are once again invited to sing seasonal songs at the High Park Christmas Celebration. It will take place on Sunday, December 1st at 2:15 p.m. just outside the Grenadier Restaurant in High Park. Stay tuned for information about practices and permission forms!

  1. Holiday Concerts Save the Date! All concerts will be in the Howard P.S. Gymnasium.

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

Grade 1-3 Concert – Wednesday, December 11, 5 – 6

Grade 4-6 Concert – Thursday, December 12, 5 – 6 p.m.


What a beautiful day we had for another successful Fall Fete!  We want to say thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, teachers, office staff, caretakers, our Principal and Vice Principal for making this year’s Fall Fete a huge success.

An extra special thank you to our Fall Fete Chairs, Nancy and Olivia.  Nancy and Olivia have organized this massive event for three years, with each year somehow getting bigger and better. Fall Fete is a huge undertaking, with this year being extra challenging given that we didn’t even know if it would happen! Olivia and Nancy have handled every challenge with calm and grace and we are so grateful to you both for everything that you have done for our community.  The Fall Fete is a huge fundraiser but even more than that, it is a community builder that our kids LOVE!

Also a huge thank you to Samantha Hodder, who has been running Chez Howard for 10 years!!! The kitchen and all of the delicious food is really what sets our Fall Fete apart so thank you so much Samantha!

So if you see Nancy, Olivia or Samantha, be sure to say thanks! This was their last year in these roles so we need a new trio to take over this special event- start thinking for next year!

Howard Parent Council

One more sleep until Fall Fete!

Thank-you to those who have donated and/or volunteered in the past few days!  Things are shaping up for Fall Fete. 

It’s not too late to still contribute to this amazing event!

BAKE TABLE: We need your yummy baked goods!  We have two tables with space just for your kitchen creations.  Try out a new recipe or bring an old family favorite.  Cookies, cake, breads, pastries, anything you can whip up!  If you can’t find time to bake today we will gladly take a purchased donation from a yummy local bakery.  Gluten-free also welcome.  Please drop off all baked goods to the gym after 3:30 on Friday or before 9am on Saturday morning.

WINE RAFFLE: 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:  We are still accepting donations for the Basket Raffle.  Help us create some unique baskets by donating new items.   This could include items for the BBQ, cooking, entertaining, spa essentials or an experience!

We look forward to seeing everyone between 10-2 on Saturday October 19th.   It’s going to be a blast!

Your Fall Fete Co-Chairs

Olivia Burgess & Nancy Collett

Talent Show Lineup

The Fall Fete Talent Show will run from 12-1 on Saturday October 19th.  We have some amazing performers.
Please make sure your child checks in with MJMS and is ready to go at their call time!
11:45 CALL TIME:
Elliot – ukulele
Evija, Martina & Everling – voice with accompaniment 
Amelia – violin
12:00 CALL TIME:
Kate & Anya – voice
Hazel – voice
Charlotte & Mattie – voice with accompaniment 
Iris – piano
12:15 CALL TIME:
Addy & Audrey – comedy
Ellie – voice
Julia – guitar/voice
Sawyer – piano/voice
We can’t wait to see you there!
Annie & Michael


Howard STEM Committee Lending Library

Hello Howard families!

Calling all Volunteers!

We are only 4 sleeps away from Fall Fete and in urgent need of volunteers. 

 So click the button below and sign up for a 2 hour shift at Chez Howard,  the Haunted House or the good ole’ Toilet Toss.  Please don’t make us beg again tomorrow!

 Sign Up Now!

And don’t forget to contribute to these fun Fete activities as well:


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.


Any questions, please contact us at Fall Fete


Fall Fete Co-Chairs
Olivia Burgess & Nancy Collett


Oct 16 – Parent Council annual BUDGET MEETING

Please join the Parent Council meeting on Wednesday, October 16, at 7pm, in the school library. All welcome! This is the annual budget meeting, so if you want to contribute to the discussion about how fundraising dollars are spent, this is the meeting for you! This year it’s an especially important and exciting meeting, as we’ll be discussing the Playground Survey results.

Here is the agenda for the meeting:
7:00 to 7:05 – Executive member introductions
7:05 to 7:10 – Approval of September meeting minutes
7:10 to 7:15 – Approval of October meeting agenda
7:15 to 7:20 – Principal update and EQAO survey results
7:20 to 9:00 – Parent survey results and budget setting

Here are the Minutes Sept 2019, for your review in advance of Wednesday.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

— Howard Parent Council Executive