Book Fair Today and Tomorrow!

Don’t forget the Another Story Bookshop Book Fair is this Wednesday and Thursday in the Howard library!
Stock up on summer reads for kids of all ages in French and English with 20% of sales donated back to Howard!
Wednesday May 16, 6-7pm – Come early for the Parent Council meeting and pick up books!
Thursday May 17, 3:30-4pm – stop in after school!
Can’t wait to see you there!

Book Fair Tomorrow and Thursday

Join the Howard Equity Committee and Another Story Bookshop for a Book Fair on Wednesday from 6pm-7pm and Thursday from 3:30-4pm in the school library. 

Pick up books with a focus on social justice, equity and diversity. This is a great chance to stock up on summer reading material for the kids while supporting the school (20% of sales go back to Howard) as well as a fabulous local business. Can’t wait to see you there!

French Program – Public Consultation

Share your ideas on enhancing French programs starting May 1:

There are 5 public consultation meetings scheduled across the city during May.
Come share your experiences with our core, extended and immersion French programs and your ideas for enhancing them.
Parents/guardians and community members are welcome to attend:
Tuesday, May 1 – 7-9pm
Danforth CTI
800 Greenwood Avenue

Thursday, May 3 – 7-9 pm
Etobicoke CI 
86 Montgomery Road

Tuesday, May 15 – 7-9 pm
Birchmount Park CI
3663 Danforth Avenue

Thursday, May 17 – 7-9 pm
Northview Heights SS
550 Finch Avenue W

Wednesday, May 30 – 7-9 pm
John Polanyi CI
640 Lawrence Avenue W

Please share this information with your school community (school council, newsletters and websites, etc)  and with your own network of parents, graduates and community members who are interested in official language bilingualism and education.
Also coming next week is an on-line survey for parents/guardians, students and community members (ie, graduates, parents of graduates, stakeholders, etc). Surveys will be posted here very soon and will be open throughout May and June.

The final report of the French review will be presented to the trustees in the fall without any recommendations. The report will include the feedback from the consultation meetings, surveys and focus groups of students and staff, data collected from the TDSB information system and academic research.

More about the TDSB French Review and the 2017 Annual Report: Enrolment, Successes, Challenges of French Programs here.

AristoCat Tickets Still Available!

Aristocat tickets are still available. Either fill out the attached form and hand in Monday (the absolutely last day to order them ahead of time and get them delivered to your child) OR you can still come and buy them at the door.

This past Saturday was a full cast all day rehearsal and the purr is growing. Don’t miss this year’s Howard production to see over 100 kids in action.

Any questions email Kathy, the ticket manager, at

AristoCats Ticket Form

Save the Date: Environment Day and Compost pick-up – April 28


Mark your calendars.

Saturday, April 28th, 2018, from 10am – 2pm, come out to Sorauren Park along Wabash Ave, south of Dundas Street West to celebrate our annual Environment Day.

At 10am, compost will be available to pick up, free of charge and while supplies last, at 2 locations – Sorauren Park and 285 Indian Rd. Crescent.

Please see the following linked flyers for more details.
Environment Day Flyer
Environment Day Tips

For further information on this or any other Ward 14 or city-related matter, contact my office at .

Councillor Gord Perks
Parkdale/High Park- Ward 14

100 Queen Street West, Suite A14
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
(t) 416-392-7919
(f) 416-392-0398
twitter: @gordperks
Facebook: @GordPerks


Multi-Year Strategic Plan Consultation

The Toronto District School Board is working on a Multi-Year Strategic Plan and wants to hear from you!

The Multi-Year Strategic Plan will act as a high level statement of intent for the TDSB for the next three or more school years, set direction and identify system goals to support its 246,000 students and 583 schools. We value input from parents/guardians, families, students and staff and invite you to provide feedback on the draft Multi-Year Strategic Plan documents. To learn more and provide input online, please visit:

Marlies tickets available for a great price!

Through QSP we have access to Marlies tickets for when they play at the ACC this Saturday November 25th at 1:30pm.  The tickets are in section 107 and are available at a cost of $15 each (face value $35), PLUS with each of these tickets, you also get a VIP tour of the ACC with a QSP grouping with other schools.  The backstage tour will take place in the new year at a date and time to be determined.

If interested, please email me ASAP at

Sophie Kierulf
QSP Chair