This Thursday: Parent STEM Night, 7:30 to 9!

Don’t forget that this Thursday (TOMORROW!) is your chance to get some fun tips on bringing STEM-based activities into your home! Get some practical advice on stimulating curiosity in kids and fostering a habit of self-directed investigation and learning.
And remember: This is a chance for PARENTS to find out more about STEM – so please leave the kids at home this time.
 
Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Location: Howard Gym
Any questions, please contact Adam Noble (adam_noble@yahoo.com)
Thanks!
Liz

Grade Six Graduation – Save The Date – Tuesday June 26th – 5:00pm

It is hard to imagine, but the time has come. Please mark your calendar for this special graduation celebration.

Ceremony 5:00 pm for grads and families – social and light refreshments for all – to be followed by a Dance for the grads only.

 Grade Six Parents – If you are interested joining the Grad Committee to plan this event please contact: aileen@scottsource.ca, we are looking for help with the following:

  • Committee Leader
  • Yearbook / Slideshow — creating / coordinating (work with Andie and the grade 6 teachers and parents to obtain shots from the year)
  • Entertainment / Event Coordinators – talk to the grads – see what they would like, get them involved in creating – then organize music, lights, decor, activities for the kids only dance portion
  • Food Coordinators – plan the food and beverage for family reception after the ceremony
  • Tickets (determine how to handle tickets, follow-up with grads for confirmation, obtain a headcount for ordering food)
  • Budget – help committee plan and track expenses
  • Photographer (to capture kids coming off stage and take pictures during the reception)
  • Communications – (set up email list of grade 6 emails, create and send out blog posts)
  • Grade 5 Volunteer Coordinator – set up tasks for grade 5 parents – they execute the evening so the grade 6 parents can enjoy

Let us know if you have a specific interest or simply would like to be involved.

 Grade 5 Parents – As is the tradition, we will be asking you to graciously step in to run the evening (once it is all organized) so that Grade 6 parents can enjoy celebration. A volunteer sign-up will follow.

 Thanks!

Cribbage Math for Howard

We are looking for 7 cribbage boards, 7 pairs of dice and 7 decks of cards to set up a math game for the primary kids. Hopping with the pegs is so much fun that the kids don’t even realize they are adding in their heads! And of course skunking someone makes it even that much more exciting.

If you have a cribbage board, dice or cards that you could donate, please drop it off in the bin in the office.

Mathematically yours,

Kathy

kathy.narraway@rogers.com

Can STEM fill the hole left in your life by the Howard Musical’s conclusion??

Need a pick-me-up now that the play is done?
Join the Howard STEM Parent Team for a short STEM-at-home presentation by Tony Gray, PhD (MIT), Director of Strategic Research at UofT, followed by interactive demonstrations of fun STEM-based projects you can do with your kids.
This is a chance for PARENTS to find out more about STEM – so please leave the kids at home this time.
Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Location: Howard Gym
Any questions, please contact Adam Noble (adam_noble@yahoo.com)

One last thing you can do for the musical…

We’re in the home stretch!  And are making one last call out to volunteers.  Please help our volunteer Lighting and Sound managers – who have essentially taken the week off work – to tear down lighting and sound Friday morning.

If you have even just an hour to spare tomorrow morning, we need your help.  From 8:30 onward, but please come anytime tomorrow morning, it’s a huge job!