The PTA is inviting the students at Howard School to participate in our “Giving Tree” this holiday season. Hats and mittens will be placed on the “Giving Tree” in the lobby and then donated to ACCESS. Items will be collected until Friday, December 20.
Howard School’s PTA will be having the Holiday Boutique in the Media Center, December 9 – 11. Students will be able to purchase a gift from a large variety of items for everyone – parents, sisters, brothers, grandparents, etc. If you would like to help in any way with the Holiday Boutique contact Kris Flanery @ 999-5316.
The following message is from the Howard School Student Council:
We would like to thank everyone who has brought in food for our Howard School Food Drive. So far we have collected 1,362 cans. That is great but we can do even better! Our school goal this year is 2500 items for the food drive. That means we need 150 items from each classroom or at least 6 items per student.
Tomorrow, Friday, is our last day for the food drive. If you have already sent in food, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider sending food in with your child tomorrow. Every can of food donated helps somebody in our community.
Help us fill our boxes with cans of food.
Thank you for your support!
The all-school reward for November was a cookie decorating celebration. Students who earned this reward gathered in the cafeteria to decorate cookies and eat them. A special thank you to the PBIS committee for organizing the event and for our wonderful parent volunteers (Dawn Hansen, Mindy Glavan and Maha Sabbagh) for monitoring the students and helping with the decorating. The cookies were purchased from ‘Oh So Sweet’ bake shop owned by Mindy Galvan. They were delicious! To be included in the December event, a student cannot have any Red or Blue lights and they must have fewer than six Yellow lights. Encourage your child to stay on Green all month.
Due to a bank robbery in the area, we were instructed to lock our building down early this afternoon (Monday, December 2nd). Once the building was secure, we were able to continue ‘business as usual’. All students remained in the building for the duration the emergency. All teachers and students were kept safe during the situation because we followed emergency procedures. About an hour after we secured the building, we were informed that the community was safe and to go about our normal duties. Thank goodness for a solid plan and our wonderful staff.
Yep, we know about that drawer of cell phones, old iPods and outdated cameras you have at home. Most people hang onto them because they know throwing them in the garbage is not a wise idea. Luckily you can ship them for free to Planet Green to be responsibly recycled.
Even better, did you know that by recycling these items with us, Howard Elementary School will receive payment for the value?
Ready to clear out that drawer? Drop off the items at Howard School to be recycled by Planet Green. Howard School receives $$$ for these items.
Collect & Send to Planet Green Recycle:
Video Game Consoles/Handhelds
Only by working together can we make a difference.
It started with a poster contest, was followed up with an essay contest, and now this year the Response to Bullying Committee is pleased to announce
THE 2013-14 DISTRICT WIDE VIDEO CONTEST!
This is your opportunity to have your child use their talents to create a video that will become part of the District’s on-going Response to Bullying Program. The attached flyer has all the details about the contest including theme, deadline, and judging criteria.
Start working on your ideas now so you will have plenty of time to write, videotape, edit, and submit your winning entry!
Deadline for entries is February 14, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To promote reading during National Young Readers Week, Mr. Denison read all day at school on Friday, November 15th.
The Principal Challenge is part of Pizza Hut Book It! Program’s National Young Readers Week celebration that is an annual event co-founded by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
Enjoy the photos below from students who ‘assisted’ Mr. Denison throughout the day. He read ‘That Book Woman’ by Heather Henson to every student in the school. Howard students are the best!
Fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 14, Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21. Everyone benefits from parent/teacher conferences. Parents learn new things about their child and teachers gain understanding to provide a better and more personalized education. Report Cards will be handed out during these evening conferences.