Howard Staff Luncheon Success – Thank You

To all who gave food, their time and other donations to make the Howard Staff Luncheon a huge success, we would like to thank you.  Your generous donations were thoroughly enjoyed.

The staff had a wonderful time at the luncheon and were ever-appreciative.  Many of them thanked us multiple times, and asked us to pass on their appreciation to all of the Howard parents who made the luncheon possible.

You may pick up your dishes and serving utensils on the table in the first floor hallway.

Home and School Meeting – Wednesday, October 21st

The October Home and School meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at 7 pm in the library. All welcome! This is our budget meeting so if you want a say in where the fundraising dollars are spent, this is the meeting for you. Attached please find the meeting agenda and the draft budget report.  Please email mcbride.mclennan@gmail.com to register for childcare during the meeting.

October 2015 Agenda

151019 – Howard – 2015-2016 – Draft budget

 

IMPORTANT – ETFO and CUPE – Job Action Update

The Toronto District School Board has provided the following update about job action being taken by teaching staff represented by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represent support staff.  Please read the attached.

 

ETFO and CUPE Job Action Update September 29

 

Let The Fall Fete Help You with Your Fall Cleaning!

Planning on doing some fall cleaning? We can help! Get rid of your unwanted items and help raise funds for our great school by donating the following to this year’s Fall Fete.

We are looking for USED ITEMS:

(Donation boxes can be found outside the school office starting this Wednesday)

TOYS!

Small used toys for the Fish Pond

USED COSTUMES!

Clean and in good condition, ideally on hangers.

USED BOOKS!

English or French

Children’s Books, Adult Books- fiction and non-fiction, Parenting Books, Travel Books, Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Craft/Gardening/DIY Books, Health & Wellness Books

We are looking for books in good condition only. No outdated reference books please!

OLD CRACKED PLATES!

Bring your chipped or cracked dinnerware for the plate smash

We are looking for NEW ITEMS:

BASKET RAFFLE!

This popular raffle can’t happen without contributions from our families!  Donations of new items are collected, sorted and assembled into beautiful, themed baskets and raffled off at the Fall Fete.

Please send new items with your child to their classroom.  Baskets will be outside their classrooms waiting to be filled.  Need some ideas?  Themes from past years have included – arts & crafts, toys, games, books, sports related items, things for the BBQ, gourmet food & kitchen items, health & exercise, home office, home spa and beauty items, items for a movie night or a rainy day, items related to gardening, chocolates, candy, coffees, teas and other gourmet/luxury items. Please think of what you would like to win when making your donations!

WINE RAFFLE!

Donate a bottle, then try your luck at winning a case!

Back by popular demand is the parents’ favourite Fall Fête event: the Wine Raffle!  Pressed for time? This is a great way to make a Fall Fête contribution. Simply drop off a bottle of wine at the school office (please respect office quiet times). Pick a personal favourite, or something that you’d like to share (or win!).

Bottle donations will be accepted from now until Friday October 16.  All donations will be assembled into cases to be raffled off at the Fête.  Last year ten lucky winners each went home with a case of assorted wines. Cheers!

SILENT AUCTION!

One of the key fundraising events at the Fete, the Silent Auction gives parents and kids the opportunity to bid on some fantastic experiences and articles.

We are looking for hot items, including tickets (sports, music, theatre) and getaways at a cottage, hotel or resort. Any exciting connections you have can help make the auction even better. Please contact erin.mccaughan@gmail.com if you have something to donate.

If you are interested in knowing more, or want to get involved, you can email Erin at erin.mccaughan@gmail.com or use the contact form at the bottom of the Fall Fete page.

See you at the Fete!