Warning!! QSP trinkets might be coming back!!

For several years parents have complained about the QSP fundraising and related trinkets and stress.  In response, we started the Direct Ask campaign this year.  But families are not putting their money where their mouth is.  We have raised $5,750 which is less than half of the amount we raised last year with QSP.  And that is with 100% of Direct Ask funds going to Howard, versus 32% of funds raised through QSP.  This means that the Howard community was spending more than $30,000 in past years on QSP products, most of which were destined for the landfill.

We need the Howard community to spend only a fraction of the funds spent on QSP in past years to reach our goal of $15,000.  Please make a donation of $50 per child if you can, and donate extra to cover those families who are not in a position to give, if you can.  If we do not meet our goal, our kids will miss out on their usual programming and we will have to bring back QSP.

Please make your donation before Tuesday, December 3, which will be Bring a Stuffy Day for the kids, to celebrate our community coming together to meet this goal!

Thank you!!

Donate here You will not see a donation item listed under your child’s name. Instead, at the top right of the main screen, click on “Items” and then “Make a Donation”. Please choose Fund Destination: Howard Junior Public School.

Howard P.S. Donation Policy Survey

If you have not yet taken the donation policy survey, please read below and take the survey. Thank you for participating!

At the November meeting of the Howard School Council, we had a fulsome discussion of the proposed Howard P.S. Donation policy (see below).

We agreed to implement this donation policy for 2018-19, if there is support from Howard families. Please read the proposal and then respond to the survey question at the link below.

Thank you. The Howard School Council.

https://tinyurl.com/HowardDonationPolicy

Giving Tuesday is almost here

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow.  Have you made your one-time donation to Howard Home and School for the 2018-19 school year?

We are well on our way to being able to phase out QSP.  If you have not made your one-time donation to Howard Home and School for 2018-19 school year, please do so as soon as possible. Unlike QSP which gave us only $0.32 on the dollar, EVERY DOLLAR that you donate directly goes to Howard Home & School.

THANK YOU to those who have donated.  If you have not yet donated, please do so. 

This is an optional and private donation. The suggested donation amount is $50 per student. If you can donate more, please do. Not only to support our children’s programming but also to cover the donation for a family who is not in a position to donate. All donations, small or large, are appreciated. Donations of over $20 receive a tax receipt.

How Do I Donate?
The method of payment is via schoolcashonline.com. You will not see a donation item listed under your child’s name. Instead, at the top right of the main screen, click on “Items” and then “Make a Donation”. Please choose Fund Destination: Howard Junior Public School. The platform is facilitated through the TDSB, but all funds raised go to Howard Home & School.

May I Still Buy Magazines Through QSP?
Yes, absolutely. Any time of year you may purchase magazines through QSP and $0.32 of each dollar spent will go to the Howard Home & School. Go to qsp.ca and use your login from last year, or sign up and use Howard’s online ID 3721164.

Thank you for your support!!
Howard Fundraising Team – Gail Cecil, Sheila Gibb, Denise Gray, Sophie Kierulf, Leslie Nicholson
howardschoolcouncil@gmail.com

Howard Students invited to Sing at the Marlies – March 24, 2019

The Howard Music Programme is going to the Marlies! All grade 3-6 students are invited to sing so make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic event. You will get to watch your children perform and watch a fantastic hockey game at the same time.

March 24, 2019 at 4pm, Coca-Cola Coliseum

Post-game family skate at 7pm

Tickets $30, order and payment information will be available in the new year.

Howards Jr. Public School – March 24th Marlies Event Flyer

Have You Completed Your One-time Donation?

We are well on our way to being able to phase out QSP.  If you have not made your one-time donation to Howard Home and School for 2018-19 school year, please do so as soon as possible. Unlike QSP which gave us only $0.32 on the dollar, EVERY DOLLAR that you donate directly goes to Howard Home & School.

THANK YOU to those who have donated.  Thanks to generous donations thus far, there is an upcoming Bring a STUFFY TO SCHOOL Day!  Date will be announced very soon.

If you have not yet donated, please do so. This is an optional and private donation. The suggested donation amount is $50 per student. If you can donate more, please do. Not only to support our children’s programming but also to cover the donation for a family who is not in a position to donate. All donations, small or large, are appreciated. Donations of over $20 receive a tax receipt.

How Do I Donate?
The method of payment is via schoolcashonline.com. You will not see a donation item listed under your child’s name. Instead, at the top right of the main screen, click on “Items” and then “Make a Donation”. Please choose Fund Destination: Howard Junior Public School. The platform is facilitated through the TDSB, but all funds raised go to Howard Home & School.

May I Still Buy Magazines Through QSP?
Yes, absolutely. Any time of year you may purchase magazines through QSP and $0.32 of each dollar spent will go to the Howard Home & School. Go to qsp.ca and use your login from last year, or sign up and use Howard’s online ID 3721164.

Thank you for your support!!
Howard Fundraising Team – Gail Cecil, Sheila Gibb, Denise Gray, Sophie Kierulf, Leslie Nicholson
howardschoolcouncil@gmail.com