Healthy Hunger Lunch – this Friday

Howard Families:
A reminder if you want to have your kid/s take part in the pre-ordered lunch program through Healthy Hunger (from either Subway or Pita Pit), please read this message and follow the links below.
Note, you could order lunches for the whole year, just click on the dates after you set up a student profile below.

Just a friendly reminder to place your order for next Friday’s fun lunches! Please go to to place your order. All orders must be in by midnight this Sunday.

Howard Roofing Project – Community Meeting October 24 at 5:30pm

Wednesday October 24 at 5:30pm is the date set for the Community Information Meeting for the Howard roofing project expected to begin in November.

The roof was redone a few years ago.  There are sections still to be to be completed. Facilities Staff will be on site October 24 at 5:30pm to answer questions, discuss the scope of project and provide information on the process and the materials involved.

Home and School Council Annual Budget Meeting

The October Home and School meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 17th at 7 pm in the library. All welcome! This is our budget meeting so if you want a say in where the fundraising dollars are spent, this is the meeting for you.  Below please find the meeting agenda, notes from September meeting, and information on the budgeting process.

At the September meeting a question was raised about whether we as a school council would be making any direct charitable donations out of council’s budget. For the October meeting, we do not feel we can appropriately address the charitable giving issue for several reasons. Charitable donations have been a divisive issue in the past and we believe we need a bigger conversation about the issue, which we will not have time for during the budget meeting. We do think this important issue needs attention, and so we will be holding a sustained conversation in November, to talk about ways we as parent council can support student and teacher led donations and how charitable donations and processes would look if there is an interest in them.

School council will continue to do ongoing charitable projects, including the annual holiday concert food drive, holiday toy drive, and support for school led Jump Rope for Heart and Terry Fox Run. We also plan to continue setting aside a portion of our budget for holiday hampers to help families in need in our school.  As always, we are happy to provide volunteers and administrative support to ideas brought forward by our community so if you want to run a coat drive or something else, please do let us know how we can provide support.

We look forward to seeing you all on Weds October 17th to talk budgets and we will let you know the date for the November charitable discussion as soon as we have it.

sept 2018 minutes

budget info 2018

oct 2018 agenda

Urgent Call for Volunteers

Volunteer Update:


We need these positions filled by 3pm today or we will be cancelling the following Fete activities:

Toilet Toss
Ring Toss
Bean Bag Toss
Hair Chalk

This is the majority of our games and historically some of the busiest activities at the Fete.

Chez Howard is also in desperate need of servers and helping hands to clean up.

Please help us keep these activities open. Sign up now.

Sign Up!


Fall Fete Co-Chairs

Olivia Burgess & Nancy Collett

We are almost there…

A huge thank-you to those who signed up to volunteer at the Fete in the past 24 hours.  We are down to ~80 open volunteer positions, which demonstrates what an amazing community we live in!

But, we have to ask one more time….


Sign up for a 2 hour shift before 3pm today.  Man a bouncy castle, help decorate cookies or cheer on the kids at the toilet toss!

Sign Up!

And don’t forget we also need:

Bring your nut-free goodies: squares, cookies, cupcakes and other delectable treats.  Gluten-free also welcome.  Please drop off  at the academic storeroom on Friday or bring to the gym by 9am Saturday morning.

Pressed for time? This is a great way to make a Fall Fete contribution. Simply drop off a bottle of wine at the school office. Bottle donations will be accepted until Friday evening.

Any questions, please contact us at Fall Fete


Fall Fete Co-Chairs,

Olivia Burgess & Nancy Collett

Save the Bouncy Castles…

We still need close to 100 volunteers to run Fall Fete. Please consider signing up for a 2 hour shift or we may have rioting children on our hands when they arrive at Fall Fete to see this:

Bouncy Castle

At this time we still need volunteers for the following activities:

All Bouncy Castles
Cookie & Pumpkin Decorating
Baseball Bowling & Hi-Striker
Toilet Bowl Toss & Mini Putt

And we can’t forget Chez Howard!  We are still in need of many helping hands to feed the masses.

Please keep in mind this is a primary fundraiser for Howard.  It typically raises over $20,000 and funds many of the “extra’s” that our kids love and benefit from at Howard.  If we cannot get volunteers for these activities by 3pm Friday these activities will not run.

Please sign up today so we can make this event a huge success!

Sign Up!


Fall Fete Co-Chairs
Olivia Burgess & Nancy Collett

Fall Fete Talent Show Line-up

Thank you everyone for coming out to audition for the talent show last week. Please see
below for the performance order. This list will also be posted outside the music room as well.

The show will run from 12:00-1:00. Please make sure that you check in with us and are ready to go at your call time!
11:45 CALL TIME:
Julia and Aila (39) – Radioactive – guitar/voice
Clio (26) & Arielle (39) – Bellyache – ukulele/piano/voice
Sawyer (37) – It’s Time – voice
Amelia (25) – Minuet #2 – violin

12:00 CALL TIME:
Anya (39) & Ezra (38) – Time Adventure – voice
Kai (32) – comedy
Krista & Morgan – Roar – voice
Godwin (38) – breakdancing

12:15 CALL TIME:
Gretchen , Piper & Tatiana (35) – dance/voice
Mei Sue (38) – Worries – piano
Isla (43) – When You’ve Got Trouble – ukulele/voice
Rachel & Sophia (38) – Lost Boy – voice

12:30 CALL TIME:
Hazel (43) – Heart and Soul – piano
Sasha (43) & Ellie (43) – Demons – voice
Audrey & Addie (39) – Star Wars/Moana – comedy/voice
Tallulah (39) – Distant Shore – ukulele/voice

12:45 CALL TIME:
Anthea, Madeline & Marley (39) – Cup Song – voice
Harper (33) – Castle On The Cloud – voice
Parker (43) – Sonatina in C Major – piano
Alexandra , Holly & Kate (43) – dancing/voice Believer

We can’t wait to see you there!

Annie & Michael