PTA Meeting Reminder

Please join us for our April PTA Meeting tonight at 7PM in the cafeteria.  Please park in the back of the school and enter through door #10.

This is an important meeting because we will be voting on board positions for the next school year.  PTA Council President Nofila Haidar will be in attendance.  We will also discuss upcoming school activities such as field day and Teacher Appreciation Week.  Refreshments will be served, and we will have a gift card raffle and dragon dollar giveaway.

Important Reminders

Important Reminders for Martian Marathon & Color Run

PLEASE READ for important reminders about both the Martian Marathon (tomorrow) and the Color Run (today is the last day for early registration!)

Martian Marathon runners…Tomorrow (Saturday) is the big day!!!  The Martian Marathon will take place at Ford Field Park, rain or shine!  Howard Runners, please meet at 11:30am sharp for warming up, pictures and instructions.  Please look for the Howard sign.  Howard is the Blue Wave and start time is 12:00 noon.  Please make sure to wear the Martian Marathon shirt that will be going home today (if not already received).  Make sure your race bib information has been filled out in case of an emergency and is pinned to the front of the shirt.   If you have completed 25 miles so far please bring your race books so you can collect your prize!  We are excited and looking forward to seeing you tomorrow morning whether you are cheering us on or running!  Good luck Howard!

Any questions, please call Nasreen Hider at (313) 598-1166.


Color Run reminder:  Today is the last day for early registration. Early Registration guarantees you will receive a t-shirt, race bib, color packet, and raffle ticket. Due to the number of runners and volunteers we will have along the route, you MUST be registered to run to be allowed on the route. If you are not registered to run you WILL NOT be allowed to run along side your child/family. We will have over 20 traffic volunteers and police, along with over 30 volunteers for the water and color stations, and 160 runners as of now. A detailed email will be sent out later today to all registered runners going over packet pick-up and all event day information.
Yasmine Hamad    Sahar Beydoun
(248) 688-6980    (313) 910-0068 Email:

Howard Color Run


The deadline for registration will be on Friday, April 13th at 11:00 am.  Only registered runners are allowed on the route for the run.   A detailed email will be sent out with all the event day information this Friday.

Updates for the Week

WednesdayMarch PTA Meeting @3PM in Media Center

  • Nominations for Board Member positions for next year will be taken at this meeting.  You must be present at the meeting to make a nomination.


  • Running club on Wednesday is cancelled due to the PTA Meeting and Bingo for Books.  Please keep running at home to accumulate miles.

Bingo for Books @5:30 PM in Media Center

  • Please turn in the Bingo for Books slip that went home if you have not done so already.  This is so we know an approximate number of how many people will be attending so we can plan for food and supplies.
  • We will be serving hot dogs and chips.  All proceeds go to PTA.  We will be playing bingo to win books.  Everyone will win at least one book.  Please pay at the door only, $5 per person (age 2 and under free).
  • We are still collection book donations for Bingo for Books in the box next to the office.

Howard Running Club

Howard Running Club Reminders

Running Club started yesterday (Monday) for kindergartners, 1st graders and 2nd graders who have signed up for the Martian Marathon.  3rd graders, 4th graders and 5th graders signed up for the Marathon will have Running Club on Wednesday.  For the safety of the children we ask that siblings do not stay and participate if it is not their assigned day.  Siblings may stay with a waiting parent, but may not participate.

Children should be dressed in running clothes and outdoor-appropriate shoes and meet at door #10 so we can get started right away.  They may bring a bottle of water.

If you are not waiting for your child at school during Running Club, please plan on picking them up promptly at 4:30pm at Door #10 in the back of the school.  The main doors will be locked and the office will be closed.

Again, your child must be signed up for the Marathon in order to participate in Running Club.

We can still use adult volunteers to help out at Running Club.  If you are interested, please contact Alina Hammoud 313-850-9995 or Raniah Haidar 313-523-8353.

Bingo for Books

Bingo for Books is Wednesday, March 21st at 5:30-7:00pm.  Look for a note to come home soon with more details.  The PTA is looking for book donations of any new or gently used books for this event.  These can be dropped off into the box outside the office.  We appreciate your generosity!

Howard Color Run Updates

The Color Run organizers will be sending home a Howard student discount registration form soon.  If you have already registered your student, you will be reimbursed to use the discounted fee.

Pledge forms are due by Friday, March 9th in order to determine the winners of the $25 Toys R Us gift card and the class ice cream party.  You may continue to receive donations after this date with a new pledge form.

All forms and information can be found on the website: Howard Color Run

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