Reminder: Meeting Tonight

Join your neighbours & others within the Howard PS community for the school’s monthly meeting.

Online from 7 until 8:30 tonight! Login, listen in, and have your say! Read the full agenda on our website.

ASK THE NURSE – Take the opportunity to ask the Public Health Nurse whatever you want. Fill out this anonymous form as soon as possible and we’ll pass your questions to her prior to the meeting so she can address them during the zoom meeting.

SCHOOL STATEMENT OF NEEDS (SSON) is the form completed by the school council/parent representative of every school each fall (but we haven’t done one in ages!). It outlines the parent/community priorities for the school that the superintendent will use to identify a principal if one needs to be appointed. If you’d like to learn more, read the Guidelines or a Sample. PLEASE Fill out this anonymous questionnaire by November 22nd to help us assess and communicate the priorities specific to our school community.

Today’s Winner Is…

It’s Day 3 of the auction and some bidding wars are raging. But not to worry, there are still more items coming and lots of opportunities for you to show your support for the kids.

New Items – Yesterday we added Sushi on Roncy, Pollock’s Home Hardware, The Mercantile, and more… check out the 117 items available!

Our goal is to raise $10,000 by Saturday!

Hottest Items – seems people are having fun chasing ski passes from Craigleith, music lessons from the Classical Music Conservatory and tickets to the Leafs. If you prefer to avoid a bidding war, check out the basket of books donated by Juliana Henkelman, Toronto architecture prints from @torontobyhand, and the box of goodies from Russell’s.

Of all the bids received yesterday, the winner of the daily draw is: Karey R.!

Karey has won

a gift certificate from

LEBANON EXPRESS

Remember: Place a bid today and be entered into a draw for a daily prize! Bidding closes Saturday at 9pm . So, bid now and bid often!

Item of the Day: Women’s Bracelet

Handcrafted in Toronto by AVD Jewelry. Brass and Leather Cuff with magnetic closure. Note that it fits wrists up to 7″ diameter. Valued at $185, the current top bid is only $50…

Learn More

Other Ways to Support the Kids
About Fundraising for Howard

More information is available on the Howard School Council website Auction and Fundraising pages.

Thank you again for taking action, and supporting the kids of Howard in any way you can.

Sincerely, The Fundraising Volunteers

And the Winner Is…

Yesterday we launched the auction and the competition for items began; it seems our community is not just a supportive one, but a competitive one too!

Hottest Items Scooter Girl gift card, Fine Tune Pilates and Leafs‘ tickets. If you want to avoid a bidding war, check out a stroller from Macklem’s, yoga at Downward Dog and original art by Charisma Panchapakesan. New items are being added daily… stay tuned!

Of all the bids received yesterday, the winner of the daily draw is: Ilana S.!

Extra Butter Coffee storefront www.instagram.com/extrabutter_roncy

Ilana has won

a gift pack of beans and more from

EXTRA BUTTER COFFEE

Remember: Place a bid today and be entered into a draw for a daily prize! Bidding closes Saturday at 9pm . So, bid now and bid often!

Our goal is to raise $10,000 by Saturday!

Item of the Day: A Sleepover At The Drake Hotel’s New Modern Wing

A storied hotel with brand new bones, The Drake Hotel will satisfy your senses as you surround yourself with timeless design, thought-provoking art and bespoke amenities. Each of our 51 guestrooms are wired for instant tech and have a little something special for every guest. Valued at $400, the current top bid is $250…

Learn More

Other Ways to Support the Kids
About Fundraising for Howard

Funds raised pay for holiday hampers and subsidize school events for Howard families in need. Funds also go to support Health & Wellness programs, field trips, Equity Programs, tech upgrades, graduation yearbooks, student-led initiatives and hopefully in person events like Carnaval D’Hiver, a musical and graduation event.

The auction was put together by a small team of volunteers. The items have all been donated by generous local businesses and individuals.

More information on the Howard School Council website Auction page and Fundraising page.

Thank you again for taking action and supporting the kids of Howard in any way you can.

Sincerely, The Fundraising Volunteers

Launching our Biggest Fundraiser of the Year…

Today we are launching the biggest fundraiser of the school year: an Online Auction. 
A small team of volunteers have spent the last month securing exciting items and experiences for the auction. No matter where you are in the world, you can bid on these items and ALL proceeds go to the school.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 by Saturday!

Daily Draws Place a bid today and be entered into a draw for a daily prize! Place a bid tomorrow to be entered into tomorrow’s draw… and we’ll do this everyday until Saturday at 9pm when the bidding closes. So, bid now and bid often!

Help enhance the school experience for the kids at Howard by:
  1. forwarding this email/blog post to your friends, family, neighbours and anyone else who might be interested in supporting the kids
  2. spreading the word via facebook by liking and sharing this post 
  3. checking out the auction items, creating a watchlist of your favourites and bidding!
Other Ways to Support the Kids
How Your Support Helps

Funds raised for the school go to support Health & Wellness programs, field trips, Equity Programs, tech upgrades, graduation yearbooks, student-led initiatives and hopefully in person events like Carnaval D’Hiver, a musical and graduation event. Funds raised also pay for holiday hampers and subsidize school events for Howard families in need. Normally, Howard hosts a Fall Fete and Spring Social. These and other fundraising initiatives usually raise about $50,000 for the school. With COVID restrictions in place, we haven’t been able to host these events and are now in desperate need of funds. 

Thank you for taking action and supporting the kids of Howard in any way you can.

Sincerely, The Fundraising Volunteers

Don’t Miss Out on Kindness

Be sure to order your calendar so it arrives before December 1st;

ORDER NOW

25% of each sale goes straight to Howard; helping to pay for Health & Wellness programs, Equity initiatives, Sports, Arts, STEM and Holiday Hampers.

All the details – and some free resources too – are in the Parent Package

Download the PDF from the HPSC website.