Howard Gr. 6 CLAP – OUT

It is a Howard tradition to “ clap out” the departing grade 6 students on the last day of school.  We are delighted to invite parents to attend and celebrate this important transition with their children.  On  Thursday, June 29th 2017 the Grade 1 to 5 classes will gather outside just before 3:30 pm, and when the bell rings, the Grade 6 students will process out with their teachers, through the Howard Park doors, to be cheered on by the Howard Community.

Looking forward to seeing many of you at this heart-warming event!

Pics for Grade 6 Graduation

Grade 6 Graduation will take place on Wednesday, June 28th 2017, at 5pm.  We are collecting photos of grade 6 students to use in the traditional grad slide show.  These would be digital photos of Grade 6 Howard students doing “ Howard things” ( sports, musical, events, etc.) at any age or stage of their school careers.

Please email them to Elizabeth Mankiewicz by Monday June

Thank you!

Jump Rope for Heart


THANK YOU for helping to make our Heart & Stroke
Jump Rope for Heart event a success!

Dear Parents,

This year, we raised $6526 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation – thanks to your support!

Supporting kids’ health for more than 35 years, the Heart and Stroke Foundation encourages kids to get active while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. Jump Rope for Heart ensures a fun, active Event Day and provides students with information that encourages healthy eating, daily physical activity and giving back to the community.

In addition to raising funds to support the organizations’ mission, JUMP activates our kids to embrace a lifetime of healthy living and social responsibility.

Plus, thanks to your generosity, our school also earned valuable resources through the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s School Give-back Program.

Together, we will continue to protect hearts and keep all kids healthy.

Yours Very Truly,
Howard PS Staff

Lunchroom Supervisors Wanted

Are you interested in participating in school life at Howard Public School?
Are you available between 11:30 and 12:45 during the school day?

We are currently looking for temporary lunchroom supervisors who would be available for occasional work in the 2017-2018 school year.  Lunchroom supervisors play an important role in keeping our students healthy and safe during the lunch hour.

Please contact Madame Sardella if you are interested in applying for these positions.

Background Checks for Volunteers – Keep Yours Up to Date!

Dear Parents,

Many of the parent volunteer opportunities at school (eg Scientist in the School) require that parents have a police reference check beforehand.  It does take some time for the record check to be completed.  In preparation for next school year, fill out the application (available in the office) as soon as possible.  The Home and School Association will cover the cost of these police checks for parents.  Information about how to be reimbursed for the cost can be found with the application in the office.

Police reference checks do expire.  Each year you must complete an Offence Declaration with the school or you will have to re-submit another police reference check.   Save us the additional fees!   If you had a police reference check last year, please see Elizabeth Mankiewicz, our Vice Principal, to declare your criminal-free past year and keep your police reference check valid.  

Thank you,
Howard School

Class Contact List – Updates for Next Year

Hello Howard Community,
The Class Contact Lists will be updated over the summer and draft copies will be going home in September. Please let Pamela Smith know if you have any problems with the list (your child’s info was missing this year, your email address has changed, you’ll be moving, you wish to be removed from the list).
Grade 6 student’s information will automatically be removed from the database but all other children’s information will be compiled into next year’s Class Lists.
Your email address is the most important piece of information because, in an effort to save on paper, we only email the Draft copy.
If you were on this year’s Class Contact List, your information was correct and you require no changes, you don’t need to do anything.
If you require changes, blank Consent Forms are in the office, or email Pamela Smith the following details (only the top 3 fields are necessary, the rest are voluntary):
Student Name:
Email Address Parent/Caregiver 1:
Mobile Phone Parent/Caregiver 1:
Street Address Parent/Caregiver 1:
Home Phone Parent/Caregiver 1:
Email Address Parent/Caregiver 2:
Mobile Phone Parent/Caregiver 2:
Street Address Parent/Caregiver 2:
Home Phone Parent/Caregiver 2:
Siblings at Howard:
Thank you and have a wonderful summer!