Sing for the Grade 6s!

Hello Parents of K-5 students,

It is a tradition at Howard for the students to sing a farewell song to the grade 6s at their graduation ceremony.

We will have a zoom rehearsal tomorrow – on Friday, May 28th at 11:45 – 12:10 during lunch. At this important rehearsal we will learn the song, “Blessing” and we will learn how to record and submit our videos! I will post the zoom link on the “Blessing Chorus” google classroom on Friday morning.

If you have not signed up yet, it is not too late, click on the following link to sign up: https://classroom.google.com/c/MzQ0MDU0MTQzMzUz?cjc=elpzmv5

Parent Capacity Building Workshops – Final Session

Hey Parents & Caregivers!

Howard Public School Council is offering a series of three free workshops to support parents & caregivers in raising a child in an anti-racist framework. The 3rd and final workshop is next Wednesday June 9 at 6pm

Session 3 – June 9, 2021 6-8pm 

LeRoi Newbold and Nauoda Robinson from Freedom School Toronto, will facilitate a powerful session on practical ways to support students in and out of the classroom through Black Liberatory practices. Freedom School Toronto is a youth and parent driven initiative that intervenes to fight against anti-Black racism in the school system and to creative educational alternatives for Black children. They will be speaking from their own experience as Co-Directors, activists, and caregivers. This will be facilitated through zoom with webinar style facilitation, with a questions and answers function.

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Did you miss the meeting?

That’s okay. We made a recording…

Watch or listen to the recording from last night’s school meeting.

Here’s a summary of what was discussed:
  • Esme gave a detailed rundown of the different classes we’ll have at Howard next year
    • given projected numbers of students, how many classes of each grade are being planned for
    • straight versus combined grades
    • music, art and specialists
    • class sizes & staffing
  • Championing the English program at Howard!
    • it seems the best kept secret is how good the English stream at Howard is…
    • parents have been extoling the virtues of the quality of learning and experience
    • a group is coming together to share their stories and help raise the profile of the program
    • for more info, email howardschoolcouncil@gmail.com
  • Key Dates
    • May 28 – free workshop for parents* #1
    • June 1 – free workshop #2
    • June 9 – free workshop #3
    • June 17 – Last council meeting of the year
    • June 23 – Grade 6 Graduation!

*Howard Public School Council is offering a series of three free workshops to support parents & caregivers in raising a child in an anti-racist framework. Details coming soon!

TODAY – Join the Howard Parents’ Meeting – Only 2 Meetings Left

7pm tonight on Zoom. Join your neighbours and the rest of the Howard PS community at this month’s meeting. Short and sweet, the meeting gives updates on what’s going on at, and with, the school as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

Read the full agenda on our website.

Only 2 Meetings Left – Join the Howard Parents’ Meeting on Wednesday

Join your neighbours and the rest of the Howard PS community at this month’s meeting. Short and sweet, the meeting gives updates on what’s going on at, and with, the school as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

Read the full agenda on our website.