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/

REMINDER – HOWARD MUSIC DEPARTMENT IS GOING TO THE OPERA

HOWARD MUSIC DEPARTMENT
IS GOING TO THE OPERA
‘LOUIS RIEL’ Tickets on Sale Now
Four Seasons Centre –145 Queen Street West

Hello Parents and Howard Students,

It’s Opera time again.   We’re offering dress rehearsal tickets for performances at the Canadian Opera Company.  Howard’s music department gets to purchase tickets for dress rehearsals on the condition that the tickets are allotted on a ratio of 1 adult to 3 children. This is so more kids get to see the performance than adults.  Tickets are $20 each with $5 per ticket going to the Howard music department.

   ·         LOUIS RIEL  –  Monday, APRIL 17,  2017   7:30pm

Please provide the names of the students who will be attending.  The students can be siblings, peers or cousins.  They don’t have to be Howard students.  

Please send cash or a cheque payable to the Howard Home & School Association” with your order.  Tickets will not be ordered without payment.   Because tickets have to be prepaid, no refunds can be given. If you cannot attend a performance you are free to give or sell your tickets to another student.

If you would like tickets please fill in the order form below and have it returned to the music room by Wednesday, March 29th, no later than 3:30 pm. Tickets will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions please email Ines at icolabrese@hotmail.com     Thank you!

Wendy Spademan                     Ines Colabrese
Music Teacher                           Volunteer

____________________________________________________________________________________

COC Dress Rehearsal Order Form

Orders to be submitted to the Music Room by 3:30pm Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

LOUIS RIEL        7:30 pm     Monday, April 17, 2017

Sung in English, French, Michif, and Cree with English SURTITLES

2 hours 50 minutes        2 Intermissions

Name (adult) ________________________________________________________

Email:  ____________________________________________________________

Student __________________________________________________Area_______

Student__________________________________________________ Area_______

Student___________________________________________________Area_______

Number of tickets  ___________x 20.00 = ______________cash or cheque to Howard Home & School Association.

The tickets will be handed out at the front entrance of the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., on the evening of the performance between 6:45 and 7:15pm. If you arrive after 7:15pm please go to the box office. The tickets will be under the adult name on your order form.  For any questions please email Ines at icolabrese@hotmail.com

Important Update – YAY WE HAVE DOORS!

We are very excited to announce that Doors and many of them, arrived at Howard yesterday.  Each Howard classroom currently missing a door (or two) will have a new frame and door installed. Installation will start March 27, 2017 by TDSB crews, unfortunately during the school day.  This work may cause some minor inconvenience and noise, but shortly, we will have quieter classrooms where our children will be able to hear their teacher and not be distracted by irrelevant noise from the surrounding area.

These doors, a seemingly small upgrade, will have a MAJOR and positive impact on the learning environment and safe operation of the school. Current parents and admin staff and previous parents and staff have been working on this infrastructure project for OVER 10 years now.  We are thrilled for all our students, teachers and staff this is finally happening.

We are very grateful to the TDSB and the Sustainability Team at the Board for funding and completing this project in a safe and sustainable manner. We would like to sincerely thank Friends of Howard Trust, the Howard Home and School Association, Rosanna and her team and all parents who were involved in last year’s Door Days campaign – for that matter a sincere thanks to all parents who have fought for doors over the past decade.

It is a quieter and good day for Howard!

Parents and Your Partners at Friends of Howard Trust
Aileen MacDonald

Girls and Boys Soccer Tryouts/Practice Schedule

Girls soccer tryouts / practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 3:30 – 4:30.

Tryouts will start April 3 on the field (gym if raining).  Permission forms have gone out, but I have extra copies if need be.

 

Boys soccer tryouts / practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays before school from 7:50 – 8:50.

Tryouts will start April 4 on the field (gym if raining).  Permission forms have gone out, but I have extra copies if need be.

If you have any questions please email me at stevan.petrakovic@tdsb.on.ca or see me at school.

Thanks.

 

Stevan Petrakovic
HPE

Howard PS

P 416 393 9255