It’s official! The long-awaited, revitalized, Howard PS School Yard is open for play!
Today from 8:30 to 9:15
The school is celebrating the opening of our school yard as students arrive and our school day begins. It will be a festive atmosphere with music and all Howard students taking a walking tour the whole school will dance, flashmob-style!
If you are bringing your child/children to school this morning, please remember to wear a mask and remain socially distanced. Parents and guardians are asked to stay in the cove area, on the pavement area or around the periphery of the yard. Please note that dogs are loved, but not permitted in the school yard.
There is another tradition at Howard: every year the School Council allocates funds to be given to Howard families in need. The Council purchases gift cards that families can use to purchase groceries, clothes, or gifts for their kids. These gift cards are very discreetly distributed by the Howard Principal to the families that need it most.
This process is so discreet that you probably didn’t know it happens every year!
If you would like to donate specifically to this “Holiday Hamper” initiative, please use the School Cash Online donation portal.
under Gift Information, select or type the amount you’d like to contribute
make sure the school selected is “Howard Jr PS”
make sure the initiative selected in the drop down is “GENERAL”
under Message to School Board, type where you would like the money to be allocated
select ‘continue’ and proceed through the payment process
you’ll receive a confirmation screen with a tax receipt and email
If you won one of the daily draws, a volunteer from the school will be in touch with you via email.
If you’d like to feel the feeling of winning, please consider making a donation to the school through School Cash Online where you’ll receive a tax receipt.
If you’re planning on shopping for groceries, gifts or anything else; please consider downloading the FlipGive app and installing the browser extension. It is free, super easy and gives the school a cash back percentage of money that you’re going to spend anyway! It’s Day 3 of the auction and some bidding wars are raging. But not to worry, there are still more items coming and lots of opportunities for you to show your support for the kids.
About Fundraising for Howard
More information is available on the Howard School Council website Auction and Fundraising pages.
Thank you again for taking action, and supporting the kids of Howard in any way you can.
LAST CHANCE: Bidding closes Saturday 20 November at 9pm.
There are 125 items up for grabs. Set an alarm, block the time in your calendar, do what you have to do so you don’t miss on the items you want. Bid high and know that your win is also a win for the kids at Howard.
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