REMINDER – WE are RAFIKIS – ON SALE NOW

In Swahili Rafiki = Friend.
Being a friend to the world means making sure everyone gets the opportunity to lead the life they want.
We ARE fundraising handmade Rafiki bracelets to help Kenyan artisans earn money for themselves and their families so they can send their children to school and take charge of their future.
Rafiki bracelets are made by Kenyan artisans and can be purchased by the Howard Community for $10.00 each
(cash only please).
Rafiki bracelets are:
● Made with colourful glass beads threaded onto a stretch 48” cord
● Wear it your way – as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, headband, give as a gift and more!
● Includes a WE charm
Every Rafiki bracelet makes an impact in three ways:
● It helps the artisan who made it earn a living and save for the future
● It provides a tangible impact, like school supplies to a member of a developing community
● It allows us to fundraise for a cause we care about

Order forms will be sent home by classroom teachers on March 30th.
Orders will be accepted until Thursday April 13th.
Rafikis will be delivered by the end of April.
All proceeds collected after expenses will be donated to WE Education Fund.
Order forms are available through classroom teachers, the office and the attached flyer.

WE Are Rafikis

WE are RAFIKIS

In Swahili Rafiki = Friend.
Being a friend to the world means making sure everyone gets the opportunity to lead the life they want.
We ARE fundraising handmade Rafiki bracelets to help Kenyan artisans earn money for themselves and their families so they can send their children to school and take charge of their future.
Rafiki bracelets are made by Kenyan artisans and can be purchased by the Howard Community for $10.00 each
(cash only please).
Rafiki bracelets are:
● Made with colourful glass beads threaded onto a stretch 48” cord
● Wear it your way – as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, headband, give as a gift and more!
● Includes a WE charm
Every Rafiki bracelet makes an impact in three ways:
● It helps the artisan who made it earn a living and save for the future
● It provides a tangible impact, like school supplies to a member of a developing community
● It allows us to fundraise for a cause we care about

Order forms will be sent home by classroom teachers on March 30th.
Orders will be accepted until Thursday April 13th.
Rafikis will be delivered by the end of April.
All proceeds collected after expenses will be donated to WE Education Fund.
Order forms are available through classroom teachers, the office and the attached flyer.

WE Are Rafikis

REMINDER – WE Club Event – Thursday March 30th

Howard Public School’s newest club is called WE Club.  We focus on social justice issues on a local and global level.  Our first initiative is to present a special screening of the documentary “ON OUR WAY TO SCHOOL/ SUR LE CHEMIN DE L’ECOLE” at the Revue Cinema on Thursday March 30th at 1 pm.  All grade 4, 5 and 6 classrooms will be attending this event.  The cost per student is $4.00; this includes the cost of the film,  and a bag of popcorn each. The movie will give our grade 4, 5 and 6 students the opportunity to explore how education can serve as a tool for change, investigate the local and global barriers that prevent access to education and discover the journey children around the world take to receive an education. The documentary is in French with English subtitles. Lucy Fromyer from WE schools will speak to our students before the film about the WE organization and WE schools.

This event will be a kick off of our global fundraising campaign “We Are Rafikis”.  In Swahili Rafiki = Friend.  Being a friend to the world means making sure everyone gets the opportunity to lead the life they want.  We will be fundraising handmade Rafiki bracelets to help Kenyan artisans earn money for themselves and their families so they can send their children to school and take charge of their future.  Rafiki bracelets are made by Kenyan artisans and can be purchased by the Howard Community for $10.00 each.

Rafiki bracelets are:

  • Made with colourful glass beads threaded onto a stretch 48” cord
  • Wear it your way – as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, headband, give as a gift and more!
  • Includes a WE charm

Every Rafiki bracelet makes an impact in three ways:

  • It helps the artisan who made it earn a living and save for the future
  • It provides a tangible impact, like school supplies to a member of a developing community
  • It allows us to fundraise for a cause we care about

To learn more about the “We Are Rafikis” campaign please visit: https://www.we.org/we-schools/program/campaigns/we-are-rafikis/

The Rafikis will be sold in the weeks following the film.  Order forms will be sent home by classroom teachers on March 30th.  Orders will be accepted until Thursday April 13th.

All proceeds collected after expenses will be donated to WE Education Fund. Extra order forms will be available in the office.

Thank you,
WE Club at Howard
WE.org/we-schools/

WE Club – Special Events

Howard Public School’s newest club is called WE Club.  We focus on social justice issues on a local and global level.  Our first initiative is to present a special screening of the documentary “ON OUR WAY TO SCHOOL/ SUR LE CHEMIN DE L’ECOLE” at the Revue Cinema on Thursday March 30th at 1 pm.  All grade 4, 5 and 6 classrooms will be attending this event.  The cost per student is $4.00; this includes the cost of the film,  and a bag of popcorn each. The movie will give our grade 4, 5 and 6 students the opportunity to explore how education can serve as a tool for change, investigate the local and global barriers that prevent access to education and discover the journey children around the world take to receive an education. The documentary is in French with English subtitles. Lucy Fromyer from WE schools will speak to our students before the film about the WE organization and WE schools.

This event will be a kick off of our global fundraising campaign “We Are Rafikis”.  In Swahili Rafiki = Friend.  Being a friend to the world means making sure everyone gets the opportunity to lead the life they want.  We will be fundraising handmade Rafiki bracelets to help Kenyan artisans earn money for themselves and their families so they can send their children to school and take charge of their future.  Rafiki bracelets are made by Kenyan artisans and can be purchased by the Howard Community for $10.00 each.

Rafiki bracelets are:

  • Made with colourful glass beads threaded onto a stretch 48” cord
  • Wear it your way – as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, headband, give as a gift and more!
  • Includes a WE charm

Every Rafiki bracelet makes an impact in three ways:

  • It helps the artisan who made it earn a living and save for the future
  • It provides a tangible impact, like school supplies to a member of a developing community
  • It allows us to fundraise for a cause we care about

To learn more about the “We Are Rafikis” campaign please visit: https://www.we.org/we-schools/program/campaigns/we-are-rafikis/

The Rafikis will be sold in the weeks following the film.  Order forms will be sent home by classroom teachers on March 30th.  Orders will be accepted until Thursday April 13th.

All proceeds collected after expenses will be donated to WE Education Fund. Extra order forms will be available in the office.

Thank you,
WE Club at Howard
WE.org/we-schools/

 

URGENT – Tech Club Has Expanded!

Late breaking news…
We had an unbelievable response for the Grade 3/4 Tech Club, with 71 applications! We couldn’t accommodate everyone in one class, so Ms. Katie Gerskup has volunteered to help Mme. Rachadi by taking a second group of kids.
This means that everyone in Grade 3 or 4 who submitted an application can now attend Tech Club, starting this Thursday, March 9, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Your child should go to Area 38 directly after school.
If your child is in daycare, please make sure you alert the daycare.
If you have any questions, please contact Liz Phillips at lizannephillips@gmail.com

Howard Park Tech Club for Grades 3 and 4!

Is your child in Grade 3 or 4 and interested in…
  • Coding, Logic Puzzles Robotics, Physics, Science Experiments, Contraptions, Computations, Math Secrets, Programming?
Then sign them up for the Howard Science & Technology Club!
When:  Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 starting March 2.
Who:  This session will run for 6 weeks and will be open to grades 3 & 4
Where:  Area 38
Who:  Mme. Rachadi will be supervising along with some parent volunteers.
To register, please return the attached permission form to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, February 28
There will be a maximum number of spaces. If interest exceeds that number, there will be a lottery.
For any questions, please email Liz Phillips at lizannephillips@gmail.com

Tech/Science Club Coming Dec 1!

Is your Grade 5/6 kid interested in: 
  • Coding
  • Logic Puzzles
  • Robotics
  • Physics
  • Science Experiments
  • Contraptions
  • Computations
  • Math Secrets
  • Programming
Then the Howard Science and Technology Club might be just for them!
The Howard Science and Technology Club starts Thursday, December 1. The first session will run for 7 weeks and will be open to Grades 5 & 6. It will take place after school in Area 38 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
Your child should be bringing a permission form home later this week. To register, please return the permission form to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, November 29. There will be a maximum number of spaces. If interest exceeds that number, there will be a lottery.
If you are interested in being a parent volunteer for the club, please email lizannephillips@gmail.com – you must have your police check completed (for more info, please email Liz).
The subsequent session will be for Grades 3 & 4, followed by one for Grades 1 & 2.
Thank you,
The Howard STEM Committee