Grade 6 graduation is happening soon!

Grade 6 graduation is happening soon!

When:
Tuesday, June 25
5:00 to 6:30pm: Graduate Ceremony followed by family and friends reception with light refreshments.
6:30 to 8:30pm: Grads-only party! Food, dance and fun.
See the attached invitation for more details.

Tickets:
Get your tickets at SchoolCashOnline – deadline extended until Wednesday, June 19!
Tickets are $25 for grads (which includes the cost of both the yearbook and grad festivities) and $10 for Reception Guest tickets.
You can also drop off cash or cheques at the office until Friday, June 21.

Yearbook:
Remind your child bring their yearbook to grad and a pen for classmate signatures.

Call for volunteers:
We need many volunteers for before, during and after the graduation ceremony.
Grade 6 volunteers can help with decorating the gym and food prep.

It’s a Howard tradition that Grade 5 parents volunteer their time on grad night.
This allows the Grade 6 parents to be with their children.

Volunteer roles for Grade 5 parents include:

  • helping set up, serve and clean up before the dance
  • chaperone for the dance and end of night clean up helpers

You can sign up to volunteer by visiting Sign up Genius.

Twinkle, twinkle:
If you have strings of white twinkle lights, please consider loaning them for gym decorations. Please label your lights by writing your child’s name and area on masking tape. Lights can be dropped off at the Main Office this week in the box labelled Twinkle Lights. Your lights can be picked up the day after grad on June 26 at the Main Office.

Howard grade 6 grad 2019 invitation

Donations and Volunteers Needed for Staff Appreciation Luncheon on June 18

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Dear Parents and caregivers,

The Staff Appreciation Lunch is tomorrow, June 18th at 11:45am.

Food donations:  If you haven’t yet signed up, we still need main courses, salads and sides!  If you’re not familiar with Sign-up Genius, just send one of us an email to let us know what you plan to bring.  We know this is a busy time of year – you don’t have to make the food yourself.  Enlist the kids, buy pre-made food or delegate the cooking to your mother-in-law.  Your secret is safe with us 🙂

Cash, wine, cutlery donations:   Please put cash or cheques in the purple “Luncheon” folder in the office, or send one of us an e-transfer.  All other items should be left with the office staff.  We are still looking for 2 x $20 donations for flowers, as well as reusable cutlery and plates.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45a4aa2fa5fd0-donations

Many thanks for your help in making this event a success.

Sophie & Lesley

Sophie Kierulf (kierulf314 at gmail dot com)
Lesley Brown (little_79 at hotmail dot com)

Donations and Volunteers Needed for Staff Appreciation Luncheon on June 18

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Dear parents and Howard supporters,

We need you!!! The annual staff appreciation luncheon is:

next Tuesday, June 18 from 11:45am-1:30pm.

This event has been a great success in previous years thanks to parent and caregiver donations and volunteering.

We need donations of food and gifts, as well as volunteers to help set-up and clean-up on the day of the event. Just an hour of your time! The entire event relies on donations; Home and School funds cannot be allocated for it. Please give generously and sign up using https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E45A4AA2FA5FD0-donations

Donations of cash or cheque should be put into an envelope and left – clearly labeled – at the office in the folder “Luncheon”, while wine for the raffle and cutlery can be put in the basket in the office by Monday, June 17th. Sending an Interac e-transfer to one of us is fine too. Food items should be brought to the staff room on June 18 anytime prior to the luncheon at 11:45am.

Thank you in advance for your efforts. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Sophie & Lesley

Sophie Kierulf (kierulf314 at gmail dot com)

Lesley Brown (little_79 at hotmail dot com)

Howard Community Pizza Potluck 2019 RSVP & Volunteer Sign-Up

HOWARD COMMUNITY PIZZA POTLUCK 2019
RSVP AND VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

It’s nearly summer and once again time for our annual school potluck picnic – with pizza! All Howard families, as well as past students accompanied by current Howard families, are invited to pull up a blanket, celebrate our wonderful community, and share some tasty food… and pizza! All are welcome, though all children must be accompanied by parents.

POTLUCK DETAILS:
DATE: THURSDAY JUNE 20
COST: FREE!!
TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Food will be set out in the gym, and all are welcome to eat outside!
NO RAIN DATE: If it rains, we will eat in the gym.

NEW THIS YEAR: TWO BIG CHANGES!!

1. WE ARE GOING GARBAGE FREE!!
2. RSVPs AND VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP WILL BE ONLINE

SO…

1. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLATES, CUTLERY, AND WATER BOTTLES. WE WILL NOT BE SUPPLYING ANY PLATES, UTENSILS, CUPS OR NAPKINS.

As Howard is a Platinum Eco-School, it’s important that we are conscious of how much waste we create. In the past, this event has generated a lot of waste. So bring a few plates, some cutlery, and a water bottle or two so you can enjoy the fabulous food and treats everyone always brings!

AND…

2. FILL IN THE 1-MINUTE SURVEY HERE: https://tinyurl.com/pizzapotluck2019 TO LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING AND HOW YOU CAN HELP.

PLEASE RESPOND BY FRIDAY JUNE 14.

VOLUNTEERS: This is an extremely well attended event, historically, so we need your help. Kindly follow the link to let us know how you are able to lend a hand this year: https://tinyurl.com/pizzapotluck2019

A FEW IMPORTANT NOTES:
– NO PEANUTS OR TREE NUTS in your dishes
– Please bring a dish to share that is large enough to serve those coming in your party. We welcome everything! Main, salad, dessert…

See you on the 20th!

Your Community Picnic Team,
Liz Phillips and Liz Pounsett