Only 2 Meetings Left – Join the Howard Parents’ Meeting on Wednesday

Join your neighbours and the rest of the Howard PS community at this month’s meeting. Short and sweet, the meeting gives updates on what’s going on at, and with, the school as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

Read the full agenda on our website.

Did you miss the meeting?

That’s okay. We made a recording…

Watch or listen to the recording from Thursday’s school meeting.

Howard in decline
  • Enrollment continues to decline.
    • What does this mean for funding, staffing, enhanced programming?
    • Hear from principal McKenzie, Kathy Narraway (aka Pizza Grandma) and others
    • Updates on projected class numbers and corresponding loss of staff
    • What can be done to mitigate the risks
    • How you can get involved

  • Other topics covered during the meeting:
    • reminder of the free PIAC event on May 1 & 2
    • reminder of the upcoming Health and Wellness seminars – details to follow via email
    • discussion around fundraising and preparing for next year

Stay Connected to Other Howard Parents – Join the Meeting on Thursday

Join your neighbours and the rest of the Howard PS community at this month’s meeting. Short and sweet, the meeting gives updates on what’s going on at and with the school as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

Read the full agenda on our website.

Also, check out this upcoming FREE event from our partners at PIAC:

PIAC Spring Virtual EventBreaking Barriers by Changing Biases
Sharing Equity, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Initiatives

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Carrington
www.kevincarrington.ca


Saturday May 1 & Sunday May 2, 2021
10 am – 1 pm
Registration and more info coming soon
https://torontopiac.com/index.html

UPDATE – Howard Families Invited to Mindfulness Workshop TODAY

If you haven’t signed up, there is still room!

If you HAVE signed up, here is the resource package for download. Enjoy!

Howard Families are invited to an exclusive Mindfulness Workshop, sponsored by the Howard Public School Council.

Students & their grownups, Teachers & their kids, Staff, Administrators and all members of the Howard community are welcome to sign up online.

Sessions will include fun and engaging games and activities that include:

  • Mindful Movement and yoga
  • Breath Awareness
  • Sensory Activities
  • Brain Games
  • Guided Relaxation
  • Reading of “Marvin the Mindful Marmot”

Did you miss the meeting?

That’s okay. We made a recording…

Watch or listen to the recording from Wednesday night’s school meeting.

What did you miss?
  • The principal gave us the inside track on what happens when a case of covid is discovered at the school and why there is a discrepancy between the timing of information coming from the school versus information coming from the HPCC daycare
  • We celebrated a successful grant application for anti-racism workshops. Keep an eye on your inbox for invitations to these online sessions
  • The lead of School Yard revitalization project, Lee Greenberg, gave an update on construction
  • Spending and fundraising was planned for
  • A call for volunteers was made – the kids will miss out on musicals, Fall Fete, STEM and other enriching experiences without you! …and we all need someone to plan parent socials (they usually account for 50% of the fundraising revenue and a healthy chunk of our fun!)
No more FOMO: volunteer for the school!

Email howardschoolcouncil@gmail.com to get matched up with the role that you’d enjoy the most.