REMINDER – Parents as Partners Conference April 16th

Howard Community, the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC), Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), Mental Health and Well-Being Parent Partnership Committee and Model Schools for Inner Cities’ Parent Academies are thrilled to join together to bring one all-inclusive conference to TDSB parents and caregivers. All parents/guardians and caregivers of TDSB students are invited and welcome to attend this FREE conference.

When:  Saturday, April 16th, 2016  8:00am4:00pm
Where: Allstream Centre, 105 Princes’ Blvd


The Parents as Partners Conference 2016 is planned by parents, for parents and we are so pleased to be able to offer a selection of 80 sessions that cover a broad range of topics to provide parents with useful information and resources to help children improve their achievement and well-being at school and at home.

More information at: http://www.parentsaspartners.ca/

Upcoming Dates

Home and School Meeting

Our next School Council meeting will be held on April 20th at 7pm in the library. Please email Michelle at mcbride.mclennan@gmail.com if you have anything you want to add to the agenda. There is no March meeting.

Family Math Night

We are also pleased to announce that in conjunction with a Parents Reaching Out Grant we will be hosting a family math night on April 21st in the gym, stay tuned for details.

Parents as Partners Conference April 16th

Howard Community, the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC), Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), Mental Health and Well-Being Parent Partnership Committee and Model Schools for Inner Cities’ Parent Academies are thrilled to join together to bring one all-inclusive conference to TDSB parents and caregivers. All parents/guardians and caregivers of TDSB students are invited and welcome to attend this FREE conference.

When:  Saturday, April 16th, 2016  8:00am4:00pm
Where: Allstream Centre, 105 Princes’ Blvd


The Parents as Partners Conference 2016 is planned by parents, for parents and we are so pleased to be able to offer a selection of 80 sessions that cover a broad range of topics to provide parents with useful information and resources to help children improve their achievement and well-being at school and at home.

More information at: http://www.parentsaspartners.ca/

Remembrance Day Assembly – November 11th at 10:45am

Parents are invited to attend our school Remembrance Day Assembly on Wednesday, November 11th  at 10:45 am. Please enter the gym through the rear doors where chairs will be set up for parents and guests.
Children in choir must wear their choir uniforms to school on Wednesday morning as they will be performing. Primary Choir members need to wear their choir shirts, dark pants or skirts and dark shoes.  Junior Choir members need to wear a long-sleeved white shirt under their choir vests, dark pants or skirts and dark shoes. All singers must wear their hair tied back from their faces.

9th Annual Parent Conference: Parent Involvement Makes a Difference

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Parent Conference: Parent Involvement Makes a Difference. Presented by the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) and the TDSB Parent and Community Engagement Office, the 2015 conference theme is Unlocking Your Child’s Potential.

This inspirational day-long event will take place on Saturday, 14 November 2015, 8:00 am to 3:45 pm, at Earl Haig Secondary School, 100 Princess Avenue (near Yonge & Sheppard). Child-minding and Interpretation will be available through advance registration ONLY.

Please see the attachment for details and register now at www.tdsb.on.ca/parentconference. For additional information, please email michelle.munroe@tdsb.on.ca  or call 416-397-3529.

Topics include helping your child succeed in French, Bullying, Mental Health programs in the TDSB, secondary pathways, financial literacy and others!

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Howard Happenings – Calling all Newsies – We Need You

Calling all parents with an interest in journalism, an aptitude for graphic design or an eye for photography!  We are resurrecting our long lost Howard Happenings and are looking for new recruits to help this happen.  Our main objectives will be:

1) To open communication to parents about why we fundraise, what are goals are and where our money goes.

2)  To nurture a sense of community and inspire parental involvement in the school; harvest talent and volunteers, start a conversation and get organized as a group.

3) Bring back the creative element for kids: find our budding artists, journalists, photographers and authors.  Share class work with parents and fellow students.

If you’d like a creative way to get involved in the school and in our community with flexible time commitments then maybe this is the job for you.

Contact acting editor zoetraiforos@gmail.com