FALL FETE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

Fall Fete is Saturday, October 15th, 2016 from 10am to 2pm!
This incredible event raises approximately $25,000+ for Howard in one day.

Donate your time: before, during, or after the Fete
We rely on over 200 volunteers to make this event such a tremendous success. Sign up by clicking the link below. There are positions for Adults, High School Students, Junior High Students and Grade 5 and 6 Howard Students.  Please sign up for what you can and spread the word.

EARLY BIRD SIGN-UP BONUS:
All Adult Volunteers signed up before Friday, October 7th will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 3 ONE HOUR massages compliments of Evolve Chiropractic (winners to be announced at the Fete).

 

Sign Up Now!

Fall Fete – Calling all Volunteers

Fall Fete is Saturday, October 15th, 2016 from 10am to 2pm!
The Fall Fete is a great family fun day, as well as being one of the school’s top fundraising events!  The Fall Fete raises approximately $25,000+ for Howard in one day.

Donate your time: before, during, or after the Fete
It truly takes a village to run the Fete and our work starts now! We rely on over 200 volunteers to make this event such a tremendous success. Sign up for a 2 hour shift on event day and your kids will be thrilled! Sign up by clicking the link below.  There are positions for Adults, High School Students, Junior High Students and Grade 5 and 6 Howard Students.  Please sign up for what you can and spread the word.

EARLY BIRD SIGN-UP BONUS:
All Adult Volunteers signed up before Friday, October 7th will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 3 ONE HOUR massages compliments of Evolve Chiropractic (winners to be announced at the Fete).

Sign Up Now!

What do we do with the money raised by the Fall Fete?
Howard students enjoy many enriched learning experiences that most schools in the TDSB do not. These “extras” are entirely self-funded. Examples include:
*Visiting artists and scientists in the classroom
*New playground structure, new stage and risers
*Field trips, classroom supplies, books, school computers
*Graduation parties, end of year potluck, parent workshops, the learning garden

All of these programs and supplies are purchased with funds raised by us, the parents, through fundraising activities run through the Howard Home and School Association. We should count ourselves lucky to live in an area where the culture of giving is as strong as it is, and the parent volunteers are so dedicated!  The Howard Home and School Association raises approximately $60,000 each year for the above activities.

The Fall Fete accounts for approximately 1/3 of our fundraising dollars, but, more importantly, it acts as a tremendous community builder and is a great opportunity for parents and their children to spend time together, and for you to meet other parents at the school. And yes, it is also a ton of fun!  

See you at the Fete!

Sign Up Now!

Calling all Lemonade Lovers!

For the last three years, during the Fall Fête, there has been a student-run lemonade stand in the gym. This is a hugely popular and profitable venture for the school…and the beauty is that it’s run by the students, and they are engaged in the process of raising money for their school, BY THEMSELVES!

Teaching the older children that they need to play a role in this event is a great way to help them understand all the work that we parents do for them (every day!)

While the students can run this event during the day, they need assistance to help get it organized, make the lemonade and then make sure the day functions well.

We are looking for a parent-student team to TAKE THIS ON and help make the lemonade stand happen again this year. Samantha is happy to get you started and help to give you knowledge from previous years.

This is a contained way that you can really bring value to the Fall Fete, and raise lots of money along the way.

Please email if you are interested;
contact@samanthahodder.ca

Fall Fete Craft Session – MONDAY

Calling all parents and students!
Please join us after school
Monday, October 3rd –  3:30 to 5pm – in the gym
 for a Fall Fete Craft Session!
We will be making a variety of fall crafts to decorate the school for the big day.
Everyone is welcome!
Students must be accompanied by an adult.
See you then!leaves

Terry Fox Run/Walk – THIS THURSDAY

We are excited about our Terry Fox Run on THURSDAY, September 29th. If it is raining we will postpone until Friday. Pledges should be in by the end of the week.  Students are encouraged to wear red and white for our event. Also, they will get a sticker that says, “Terry Ran for me. I’m running for ________”. It would be helpful if you could help them determine what/who they are running for. They will get waterless tattoos to wear as well.
Thanks for your support!

 

Volunteers:

Kindergarten: If your child is in Kindergarten, come at 2:15 to the gym.  We’ll have a short pep rally and then go outside to run.

Primary: If your child is in grade 1,2,3. Please come to the gym at 8:45. You will be given directions at that time.

Junior: If your child is in grade 4,5,6 and I have received your intent to volunteer with email I will email you the instructions by Wednesday.  If you do not receive such email please come to the gym prior to 8:45 on Thursday or email Mrs Ringler (catherine.ringler@tdsb.on.ca) before Thursday

Catherine Ringler
Howard P.S.
HPE Teacher