The Gift That Gives Thrice

When you buy a My Kindness Calendar, you are supporting the school, supporting a hyper-local business and getting a great gift for the special someone of your choosing!

Visit the custom webpage for details.

  • My Kindness Calendar works with leading child psychologists and educators to make premium-quality reusable products that promote social-emotional development for kids.
  • 3 products to choose from
  • 25% of each sale goes straight to Howard; helping to pay for Health & Wellness programs, Equity initiatives, Sports, Arts, STEM and Holiday Hampers
  • Easy to order & pay online
  • Delivery to your door or pick up at Howard
  • Don’t forget to use the HOWARD code

Stay in the Know

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

Online from 7 until 8:30 next Wednesday. 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.

RALLY AGAINST RACISM this Saturday November 13th at 1PM join students, families, and educators who are organizing against racism in the school system. Meet at Parkdale CI, 209 Jameson Ave. Visit facebook for information about this event and thestar.com for coverage of recent incidents.

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.

My Kindness Calendar Fundraiser

We’re so excited to introduce a brand new fundraising program this year, in partnership with local Canadian (and Howard-parent) owned small shop, My Kindness Calendar!

My Kindness Calendar works with leading child psychologists and educators to make premium-quality reusable products that promote social-emotional development for kids. Their signature My Kindness Calendars and My Mindset Magnets empower kids and put them in the driver’s seat for hands-on, creative learning through themes of empathy, gratitude, kindness and confidence.

With 25% of each sale going straight to Howard, we can’t wait to make this fundraiser a success!

Ordering is easy (online orders and payment) and so is delivery (to your door or pick up at school – your choice!).

Great for holiday shopping, at home learning and all your Christmas Advent calendar needs! 

All the details – and some free resources too – are in the Parent Package. Download the PDF from the HPSC website.

Be sure to take a read and support our My Kindness Calendar Fundraiser from November 8 – 19, 2021!

For more information:

Did you miss the meeting?

If you missed 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:
  • The votes are in – we have elected Council for 2021 / 2022 including:
    • Co-Chairs – Taralyn Fodor and Jen Johal
    • Treasurer – Lesley Brown
    • Secretary –  Sima Gandhi
    • Communications – Samantha Rupert
    • Health & Wellness – Andrea Thomas
    • Ward 7 & PIAC Liaison – Alice Romo 
    • Equity Liaison – Midori Miyamoto
    • Member-at-Large – Alfredo Cabeza
  • Esme updated us on:
    • the School Yard Revitalization project – turf is down and we are on track, weather permitting
    • School Improvement Plan – our 2 foci continue to be Academic and Wellbeing/Equity
    • French Immersion JK registration has moved to November – spread the word!
    • Say cheese! Photo day this Friday
  • Budget Update: Council voted to approve the following spends
    • Equity Committee
    • DPA 
  • Fundraising
  • Key Dates