Reminder: STEM Night is this Thursday!

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Howard’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) committee is looking forward to seeing everyone out at our Howard Family STEM night this Thursday from  6-8pm in the gym.

This year, families will receive a STEM passport when they arrive. Parents/guardians and children can choose the STEM activities that interest them to earn stickers on their passports.

Activities include:

  • Investigating static electricity with a Van der Graaf Machine
  • Looking at your own cheek cells under a microscope
  • Playing with Virtual Reality Goggles
  • Learning how to take apart toys to create your own maker space
  • Investigating the effect of rotor length on the flight time of paper helicopters
  • Building firefly circuits
  • Discovering how to protect pollinators in our community
  • Learning about STEM programs in our community like Maker Kids, Maker Bean and programs offered at the Toronto Public Library
  • And much more!

 

Once children have filled their passports they will receive their STEM loot bag and are also eligible for cool STEM prizes.  We even have parent prizes!

This year we will feature a STEM TRADE table. We encourage families to bring any STEM related books or toys they  are done with and trade them for something new to play with!

We will also have a SHOW OFF YOUR STEM area where Howard classes will display some of the amazing STEM activities that they have been working on in class.

Also don’t forget to bring your old electronics in for recycling, as we will be kicking off a 2-week electronics recycling event this evening.

We will also have pizza available for purchase including both vegan and gluten-free options.

Can’t wait to spend a great evening with our Howard STEM enthusiasts, both young and old!

Sincerely,

Your STEM Committee

 

 

 

The Social: We Need You for Howard’s Rec Room!

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We are exactly 2 weeks away from the SOCIAL and looking forward to seeing you on May 10th for a great night out while supporting our children’s school. 

You’ve hopefully seen the posters around the school and the fliers that came home in backpacks and are getting excited about our party in Howard’s Rec Room. But we also need your help! We rely on our parent community to volunteer an hour or two of their time before or during the night, or to help with take-down the next day.

Like the Fall Fete, we’ve set up an online sign-up site to make it easy for you to volunteer. Please check it out here: https://signup.com/go/dVPASwL

This event helps Howard fund so many special things for our kids and depends on the parents’ help to make it a success!  

Thank you!
The SOCIAL Planning Committee

Recycle Your Electronics at STEM Night!

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Good Afternoon Howard,

The STEM committee has arranged for old electronics to be collected for recycling during our STEM night (May 2nd from 6-8pm)!

This night will kick off our collection, but we will also be collecting for the two weeks following the event. A bin will be available in the main office for parents to drop items in.

As an extra incentive, for every electronic item brought in for recycling at STEM night, a ballot will be earned towards great STEM prizes.

Not only does recycling electronics help our environment, but it also helps raise money for Howard! The Ontario Stewardship council will pay us for every ton of electronics we collect.

Please see the graphic to know what can be brought in for recycling and start emptying out those drawers and boxes in the basement. 

— The STEM Committee

Howard STEM Committee’s Lending Library

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Hello Howard families!

Regarding Tickets to The Social in Support of Howard School

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Hello Howard Community!It’s only 1 month until The Social, our annual parent gathering and silent auction fundraiser in support of your Home and School Council.

Funds raised are available to our students in the form of enriched STEM, tech, arts and athletic programming as well as equity, environmental, wellness and other initiatives that help make Howard the well-rounded educational environment it is.

Please book your babysitters now for May 10th at 8pm so you can join in the fun at St. Casimir’s church – 156 Roncesvalles.

All parents and guardians are welcome.

Tickets are available at a suggested donation amount of $20 each through School Cash Online but any donation amount is gratefully appreciated.  If you would prefer free tickets or to donate a different amount, please contact the office where tickets will be available.

Hope to see you all on May 10!