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

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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

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 Thursday, March 23rd, 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 Thursday, March 23rd, 2016

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

Donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank

Come enjoy some festive music and support an important cause.  We will have people stationed at the gym doors at the Holiday Concert on Thursday, December 22 at 6:45 pm to accept cash donations for the Daily Bread Food Bank. You can also donate online at www.dailybread.ca/  The Daily Bread Food Bank puts your cash to work where it is needed most.

Annual Holiday Concert

Our annual Holiday Concert will take place on Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 pm in the school gym.  There will be performances by the Primary and Junior Choirs, Grade 6 Band and Strings and the Guitar Club.

The children are asked to meet in their designated areas at 6:30 and the gym doors will open to the audience at 6:45.
Choirs, please see the attachments for lyrics to memorize before the concert.  “So Long, Farewell” is for Junior Choir and “A Snowy Day” and “Walking in the Air” is for Primary Choir.
Ms. Spademan

School Council Meeting – Important Update and Date Change (now Nov. 23)

Please note the November meeting date has been changed to November 23rd at 7pm in the library.
Thank you to all those who attended our October budget meeting. It was a successful meeting and we allocated a good chunk of our budget. You will be pleased to hear we continued direct funding to our classroom teachers, arts, sports, tech spending and support for our chess and environment clubs among others. A full copy of the budget as approved will go out on the blog shortly.  We did table three issues to the November 23 meeting due to both time and wanting a broader community input. The first is the issue of nutrition and how the lunch room works. We now have a nutrition committee headed by Zoe Traiforos which is looking into ways to improve the lunchroom. You may have seen their survey on how to improve the lunchroom already. It was clear in the meeting that this is a topic that deserves more time so we tabled the discussion to November.
We had two financial requests that we are asking parents to consider and come out to the November meeting to have their voices heard. The first is the issue of a charitable donation. We have a request to use the proceeds of the dance-a-thon (a fundraiser that occurs in February and typically raises $4-5000) to support sister schools within the TDSB. One such school would be Frank Okes, a small secondary school over by Rockcliffe and Alliance that serves students across the TDSB with mild intellectual disabilities. One of the Okes teachers spoke to us about the school and their students and told us all about their amazing programs and some of the challenges their school faces in generating funds on its own: no local school community as students bussed in, many students face cognitive, medical and social/emotional learning barriers, there are only 104 students which makes it hard to raise enough funds to support its goals, it is number 13th on the TDSB learning opportunity index (facing large challenges of external challenges to student success). Two opportunities exist to support the Okes, one is the purchase of a SMART Board for its autism class and a computer laptop cart for its academic program; the other is an alumni night to get together its graduates and their families.  Those at the October meeting felt strongly about supporting this donation and we would like to hear from the wider parent community.  Please read the attached for more information.
Our second outstanding financial request is a request from the music department to refurbish the Heintzman piano in the music room. It will cost just over $15,000 to completely refurbish the piano of which the TDSB is willing to provide $5000. At the October meeting we discussed several options: paying for it out of our School Council budget; holding separate fundraisers like an adult social evening; asking the Friends of Howard Trust to fundraise with a direct ask; providing a more stop gap repair of $5000 to keep the piano going; or letting the piano be used without repairs until it dies out. As this is a sizeable request, we deferred any decision making until the November meeting and we invite you to come out and give your opinion.
We hope to see you all at the meeting.
Linda Torry, Sara Tweedie, co-chairs
Heath Feldman, vice-chair
Tory Millar, treasurer
Jana Jedlovska, member at large
Michelle McBride, secretary

Howard at the Marlies Game – Sunday, December 4th

WAY TO GO HOWARD!
There will be over 500 of us in the stands at the Marlies game on Sunday, December 4th, 2016.
What a wonderful way to support the choir!
Because we have such a large group…
*there will be a family skate after the game
*two lucky kids will get to ride on the Zamboni
*the school will receive a Marlies jersey signed by the team
The absolute last day to order tickets is tomorrow.
Tickets and game day info will be sent home the last week of November.

IMPORTANT Music Reminders (Photos, DVDs, Tickets)

REMEMBRANCE DAY – PHOTO REQUEST

We are asking the students to bring in copies of photographs of family members who have served or are serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.  These photos will be displayed on the bulletin board outside the gym. Please include a short description of the person’s contribution to Canada’s efforts to foster peace in the world.

Drop your photos off with Ms. Spademan in the music room.

MARLIES TICKETS – ORDERS DUE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st

Howard Primary and Junior Choirs will be singing the national anthems at a Toronto Marlies game (vs. the Hartford Wolf Pack) at the Ricoh Coliseum on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:00 pm! All Howard families are encouraged to come out and hear the choirs sing, then stay and enjoy the game. An information letter and permission form will be sent home with the children in the next few days.  Following the singing of the anthems, the choir can watch the game with their family and friends (tickets DO need to be purchased for all choir members).

Tickets are $30 each with a portion of the sales going to support the Howard Parent Council (tickets are normally $37). If we sell 300 tickets there will be a Post-Game Family Skate.  If we sell 400, we will have two lucky students riding on the Zamboni at first intermission, a 30 second spot on the videoboard and a team signed Marlies jersey.

So talk to all the hockey fans in your family and circle of friends.  Come out and cheer on the Marlies and the Howard Choirs!  Fill out the order form sent home with students and return to the Music Room with cash or a cheque payable to “Howard Home and School Association” no later than Tuesday, November 1st.  Tickets will be distributed  the week before the game.  Contact Ms. Spademan (wendy.spademan@tdsb.on.ca) if you have any questions.

PETER PAN – REPLACEMENT DVDs AVAILABLE NOW

Many people purchased “Peter Pan” DVDs that didn’t play properly on their DVD machines.  Replacement DVDs are now available.  Please see Ms. Spademan for your new copy.