Four Seasons Centre –145 Queen Street West

Dear Parents,

Introduce your student to the world of OPERA! Howard’s Music Department is offering tickets to dress rehearsals at the Canadian Opera Company. Tickets are $20 each with $5 per ticket going to the Howard Home and School Association to support music activities. Tickets may be purchased on a ratio of 1 adult to 3 children.  This is so more students see the performance than adults.   These dress rehearsals are fully staged productions performed a few days prior to opening night. We have three performances this year. Come to one or come to all three!


  • Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky) – Thursday September 27, 2018  7:30pm


  • Così fan Tutte (Mozart) – Saturday February 2, 2019, 7:30pm
  • La Bohème  – Monday April 15, 2019, 7:30 pm



When ordering your tickets, please provide the names of the students who will be attending. The students can be siblings, peers or cousins. They do not have to be Howard students. Tickets will not be ordered unless three students are listed on the order form.

Please send cash or a cheque payable to the “Howard Home & School Association” with your order. Tickets will not be ordered without payment. A confirmation email will be sent out. Because tickets have to be prepaid, no refunds can be given. If you cannot attend a performance you are free to give or sell your tickets to another interested student.

If you would like tickets please fill in the order form linked below and have it returned to the music room by Friday September 21, 2018 no later than 3:30 pm. Tickets will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions please email Carla at Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Opera!

Carla Tonelli – Volunteer

Deborah Jonas – Music Teacher

Opera Form

Howard Parents new to Fern Ave – join their blog

Fern Ave PS would like to extend a big welcome to our new Howard PS and Garden PS parents and students who have joined Fern Ave this year.

Join the Fern Blog here

Fern Ave PS will be holding our first School council meeting of the new school year on Sept. 19th at 6:30 pm in our staff room on the 2nd fl. north-east side of our building.

For more information, see the blog post on the Fern Blog here

Home and School Council Meeting September 26

The Howard Home and School Council will hold it’s first meeting on September 26th at 7pm in the library.  All are welcome!

The parents who attend the first School Council Meeting elect a chair or co-chairs
of the Council, as well as a secretary and treasurer. Any parent can run for these positions, or find out about other areas where volunteers are needed.  The meeting is also a great opportunity to meet our new Principal.

September Agenda

May Meeting Minutes

Come join the Howard School Council


Lunch Fundraisers – Help Request

Last year we started a Pita / Sub lunch program for Howard students and it raised over $1000 for the School Council initiatives.

For this coming year, we need a new coordinator. It involves:
1)  a small computer set up at the beginning (I will help)
2)  a few admin tasks
3)  being able to go to the school two Fridays a month (except for holidays) from about 11:30 until 12:00 to put the bins out on the tables and handle any student issues (there aren’t very many)

I will still be running the pizza lunch though!

We can talk, if you would like some more info.

Thanks for considering this.

kathy.narraway (at)

Grade 6 Grad…

We hope everyone is enjoying the first days of summer or at very least a slower pace after a busy June.

Veronica, a talented young photographer and Howard graduate of 2016, with the help of her friend Estelle, captured some terrific pictures during the Celebration. Please use the following link to view the pictures and download those you would like to keep. You will have to download and use the WeTransfer app to open, but it is a free app.

Again a sincere thank you to all of those parents, who helped to create a memorable graduation event:
Lisa, Andie, Karin, Irena, Liz, Andrea, Angela, Adam,Jodi, Natascha, Kelly, Maryanne, Marcus, Ines, Donna, Mara, Dayna, Carol, Hilda, Dimitra, Lavinia, Lilian and Aileen.

Thank you very much to the Grade Five parents who donated their time to help out: Helen, Vimy, Sonata, Klaudijus, Rosemarie, Annie and Candice. We are grateful.

Enjoy the images and your summer break.

The Graduation Committee

Grade 6 “clap out”

Howard Gr. 6 Clap Out:

It is a Howard tradition to “clap out” the departing Gr. 6 students on the last day of school.  We are delighted to invite parents to attend and celebrate this important tradition with their children.

On Thursday June 28th the Gr. 1 to 5 will gather outside just before 3:30, and when the final bell rings, the Grade 6 students will process out with their teachers, to be cheered on by the Howard Community.

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