‘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     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_______


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

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

Reminder – Come sample healthy, easy snacks and get ideas for your kids this Thursday evening!

Howard Jr. Public School’s Nutrition Committee presents…
Thursday, February 23rd 
7 – 8 PM in the school gym
Sample, taste and learn how to make EASY, nutritious sweet and savory recipes brought to you by…
Tickets are $10.00
click on howard-snack-night below for more details

There’s also a social happening after at the Barque Butcher Bar if you want to connect with some other parents at 8:30PM!

Dance-A-Thon – Friday, February 10th – Volunteers Needed

Hello Howard Families,
The Dance-A-Thon is this Friday, February 10th!
We just have a few more days to raise funds for Dance-a-Thon.
The students can request their favourite songs online by filling out the music request form on at Requests can be made individually or as a class up to 2 days before the event. The DJ will play from the most requested list on dance day.
If you like to dance, or just want to embarrass your child, please use the contact form on the Get Involved page on the Howard blog, or email me at mahshad7(at), to volunteer on dance day. Ideally, I would need one parent per slot to help with glow bracelets and keep an eye on the room.
The dance day schedule is below so that you can see when your child’s class is at the gym.
Happy fundraising!
Mahshad Aryafar
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2017, Day 4
1, 2
23, 24, 25, 28, 27
11, 12, 14
4, 5, 6
31, 39, 37, 40, 35, 38, 36
Set up tables for lunch
Lunch/ Clean Up
 2, 3
26, 42, 32, 33, 34, 41
21, 22
4, 5, 6
Area 39, 43 and Junior Choir

Winter Walk to School Day kicks off Walking Wednesday!

Winter Walk Day

Keep active this winter! We are celebrating Winter Walk Day on Wednesday February 1st, 2017. Grab your mittens, hats and boots and be a part of this fun winter event!

We are excited to announce that Howard will be taking part in Winter Walk Day next Wednesday February 1!

Walking to school in winter has many potential benefits, including benefits for your child’s health and well-being (like opportunities to learn and socialize on the way to school, and arriving to school alert and ready to learn), our community (reduced traffic congestion around the school) and the environment, too.

There will be music playing so arrive a few minutes early. All students who arrive before the bell will get a sticker of pride. We’ll tally class participation and the winning primary and winning junior class will get a prize. If your child takes the bus they can: walk to the bus stop and/or do a few laps upon arriving. Daycare kids will get their stickers when they come outside.

Walk with your child to school next Wednesday to join in the celebration! If you’re on your way somewhere else and plan on driving to your next destination, consider walking and taking transit (see Google maps for available transit routes to/from your destination:, or park/drop your child off a block or two away from the school to walk the rest of the way in. If you’re not able to join, encourage your child to walk with a friend.

Check out some  Winter Walking Tips:

  • Keep hands and head covered to prevent heat loss
  • On really cold days wear a scarf over your face and mouth
  • Wear warm, waterproof boots
  • Wear a warm coat that deflects the wind
  • Woolen clothing helps to retain the heat
  • Wear clothing or carry knapsacks with reflective material – it’s important to be seen
  • If possible, change wet clothes at school – tuck an extra pair of socks and mitts into knapsacks

Click here for more information on Active & Safe Routes to School.

To be part of the conversation on Twitter: Use the hashtag #walktoschool; and if you don’t already, follow @CanadaWalks 

More about Walking Wednesdays to follow…


Bring in your non-perishable items this week to help those in need.

Daily Bread Food Bank’s most needed items are:

Peanut butter
Canned fruit
Canned soup
Canned stew, chili, etc.
Beans (lentils, chick peas, kidney beans, etc.)
Pasta sauce
Canned fish (tuna in water)
High-fibre, low-sugar cereal
Canned vegetables (tomatoes, corn, peas etc.)
Baby food
Baby formula
100% fruit juices

Bring items &/0r cash donations to the Winter Concert (Thursday, December 22nd) to enter a raffle and win a prize!

Let’s fill those bins and join the fight against hunger!

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  The Daily Bread Food Bank puts your cash to work where it is needed most.