Book Fair

Dear Parents and Families,

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school from Monday Dec. 4th – 7th! What better way to promote reading to our students than by supporting this important literary event.

We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in children’s books. Did you know that for every $10 you spend at the Fair up to $6 comes directly back to our school? Your support of this vital literary event is key in helping us obtain new books and resources for our library and classrooms.

Don’t forget to mark the Book Fair dates on your calendar! We look forward to seeing you during our Scholastic Book Fair and thank you, in advance, for supporting this great literary fundraiser. Mostly, thank you for believing in books and the importance reading has on your child’s future.


Mrs. Simanic

Book Fair Chairperson

Book Fair Dates: Monday Dec. 4th – Thursday Dec. 7th, 2017

Times: before school (8:30-9:00am) at lunch (12:00-12:45pm) or after school (3:30– 4:30pm)

Downtown Vocal Music Academy Open House

Is your child passionate about singing and performing?

Are you looking for an opportunity to harness your child’s creative and dramatic potential?

Junior and Intermediate students now have another educational option in the downtown core to develop their musical talents. The Downtown Vocal Music Academy (DVMA) is a TDSB school which offers an enriched music education for students in Grades 4 to 8 who have demonstrated a passion for choral and solo singing, musical theatre, and the performing arts in general.

Students at the DVMA attend a full day programme in which they divide their time between academic classes focused on the Ontario Curriculum, Music, Choir, Dance, and Visual Arts classes that develop their creativity and performance skills. The DVMA is a performing school where the students have the opportunity to sing every day, to create and make music, and to form relationships with other students who share their interests. Students become part of a close and caring community, and a culture that balances academics with personal leadership, character development, creativity, and innovation.

Each student must complete an application and attend a singing workshop held at the school to be considered for a place at the Downtown Vocal Music Academy. Students entering Grades 4 to 8 in September of 2018 are welcome to apply for admission. More information about Downtown Vocal Music Academy can be found at our website:  

The DVMA will be holding an open house in early January for students and families interested in admission. The open house will be held on Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 PM. The school is located at 96 Denison Ave. Toronto, ON M5T 2N1. The open house presentation will also be posted on our website if you are unable to attend.

Applications will be available online and in person at our school from January 12, 2018 onwards.   Applications will be due on February 16, 2018. If you have any questions please contact the school at 416-393-1340 or email

Important Dates & Times
DVMA Open House

  • Information Night
January 11th 2018 @ 6:30 PM
DVMA Applications Available

  • Physical Copy (at school office)
  • Digital Copy (on school website)
January 12th 2018
Singing Workshop

  • Takes place in the afternoon
March 2nd, 2018
Application Submission Due Date February 16th, 2018
Acceptances Mailed Out March 23rd, 2018

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Hey Howard,
Spirit wear is back!

The Howard Home and School Association’s Sport Council has brought back spirit wear just in time for some festive shopping!

Samples (and sizes) of what is available for sale on the Howard store website are in the nurse’s office, right next to the main office. Ordering is done online as outlined in the flyer that was handed out in your child’s class.

There is even a Howard tuque for sale!

This first time, to ensure a timely delivery, orders will be delivered to the school for pickup. (In future sales, orders will be mailed directly to your home.)

Order online at

Don’t miss out. The store is only open for TWO weeks.

For questions contact Beth Macintosh at or 416-209-4333

Festival du Livre

Dear Parents and Families,

Thank you all for supporting our French book fair, Festival du Livre. It was such a huge success, we raised over $3,400. Your contributions will allow us to add over $1,500 in books to the Howard Library.

A big thank you to all parent and student helpers! Without such a great team, this fair would not have been such a success.

Thank you,
Mrs. Simanic

A Soup-er Big Thanks from SHAC

SHAC would like to send out a thank you to all our students, parents and staff who came out to purchase our delicious Tomato Basil Soup on Friday Nov. 10. A BIG thank you to our Howard parent Fred Monsivais from The Landing Group who made the delicious soup. Also we would like to thank Alimentari for kindly supplying the soup cups and spoons and last but not least a big thanks to our parent volunteers- Heath Feldman and Tracy Jane Beckley.

Thank you for your ongoing support,