Summer Leadership Academy at Karen Kain School of the Arts


Karen Kain School of the Arts (KKSA) is proud to host our summer leadership academy.  The interest in this program continues to grow, and this year we will operate out of John English JMS map.  This is a free half-day program for students who have completed grade 4 – 8.   Registration information is posted on our website –

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Help us find Howard’s Button Making Machine

The School Button-Maker – a steel press that makes buttons/badges/pins – is missing and will be needed in the upcoming weeks to make buttons for the Aristocats Musical. If you know its whereabouts, please return it to the office, or if you have seen it since the Peter Pan musical, any clues are welcome too! Email

Many thanks,
the Aristocats team

Videographer needed for Aristocats

Howard community,

Aristocats is seeking a videographer to record the production on
May 2 – matinee (afternoon) and 7pm shows
May 3 – matinee (afternoon) and 7pm shows

The videographer will be asked to record the production from start to finish with very little editing required (stage crew and set changes will be included in the video), and provide the video to parents who pre-purchase it for DVD or download.

If you have the expertise and equipment to do this, or can refer/recommend someone who does, please send an email to

Lego WeDo Kits to Borrow

Does your kid like to code? Does your kid like robots? Then you should take this chance to sign out one of the Howard STEM Committee’s Lego WeDo kits!

These kits include specialized Lego pieces and motors that you put together yourself and then control using simple block coding on a computer. For a little more information about what this is, the following video may help:

If you’re interested in learning more and checking out a kit, please email Liz Phillips at


Four Seasons Centre —145 Queen Street West
Hello Parents and Howard Students,
This will be our last Opera for this season.   We’re offering dress rehearsal tickets for performances at the Canadian Opera Company.  Howard’s music department gets to purchase tickets for dress rehearsals on the condition that the tickets are allotted on a ratio of 1 adult to 3 children. This is so more kids get to see the performance than adults.  Tickets are $20 each with $5 per ticket going to the Howard music department.  
    ·         The Nightingale and Other Short Fables – Wednesday April 11, 2018 – 7:30pm
Please provide the names of the students who’ll be attending.  The students can be siblings, peers or cousins.  They don’t have to be Howard students. Tickets will not be ordered unless three students are listed on the order form.  
Please send cash or a cheque payable to the “Howard Home & School Association” with your order.  Tickets will not be ordered without payment.   Because tickets have to be prepaid, no refunds can be given. If you cannot attend a performance you are free to give or sell your tickets to another student.
If you would like tickets please fill in the attached order form and have it returned to the music room by Wednesday March 7, 2018, no later than 3:30 pm. Tickets will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions please email Ines at Thank you!
Deborah Jonas                          Ines Colabrese
Music Teacher                           Volunteer 
COC Dress Rehearsal Order Form
Orders to be submitted to the Music Room by 3:30pm Wednesday March 7, 2018
Wednesday April 11, 2018  7:30 pm
Sung in Russian with English Surtitles    2 hours 22 minutes        1 Intermission
Hailed as a masterpiece at its sold-out world premiere in Toronto and a subsequent tour to New York, the COC is thrilled to revive Robert Lepage’s The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. A blending of exquisite visuals, whimsical puppetry, and emotional storytelling, this magical mélange combines the best of Stravinsky, in a program designed to delight audiences of all ages.
For more information go to:
Hailed as a masterpiece at its sold-out world premiere in Toronto and a subsequent tour to New York, the COC is thrilled to revive Robert Lepage’s The Nightingale …


Name (adult) ________________________________________________________
Email:  ____________________________________________________________
Student __________________________________________________Area_______
Student__________________________________________________ Area_______
Number of tickets  ___________x $20.00 = ______________cash or cheque to Howard Home & School Association.
The tickets will be handed out at the front entrance of the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., on the evening of the performance between 6:45 and 7:15pm. If you arrive after 7:15pm please go to the box office. The tickets will be under the adult name on your order form.  For any questions please email Ines at