Running Club

The new Running Club Schedule will begin tomorrow- Monday, March 11, 2019

Beginning tomorrow, Running Club will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Please remind your children that running club is meant to be a fun activity and good choices with adherence to our PBIS expectations are still expected.

Thank you to the PTA and the parent volunteers who have made this healthy and fun activity possible for our students.

Girl Scouts

Calling all Girl Scouts!


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If your Kindergarten – 5th Grade daughters are interested in joining the Girl Scouts, our Liaison is Mrs. Gabrish.  We are collecting a count of the number of interested students to see if we have enough to make a troop.  Please email Mrs. Gabrish at the following email if you are interested in joining or would like more information!  Please find Mrs. Gabrish’s email below:

In the Know

Several parents have asked for information that is more readily accessible through Apps instead of the Blog which comes through email.  In collaboration with the PTA, we will utilize Instagram to accommodate this need and make school communications more accessible.  While some of you have been following the PTA Instagram account, we have decided to merge into one school account so that information can be more streamlined through one account.  Be sure to follow the account below:

Our new handle is @howard_elementary

In addition, we have added a new page to our blog titled Academic and Student Related Resources…Check it out at the following link:

New Page

Distinguished Service Awards

Congratulations to the following recipients of the PTA Distinguished Service Award!  We are proud that you are a part of our Howard Family!  Thank you for all that you do in the service of our school and students!

Kristie Cehanowicz – 2nd Grade Teacher

Nathal Jumaa – Office Manager

Senada Nasser – PTA President

Student Celebrations

Last week was a busy week at Howard Elementary.  On Wednesday we celebrated our PTA Reflections participants and on Thursday we were finally able to swear in our newest student council members.  There were smiles all around.  Congratulations to all of our amazing students.  Our supportive PTA provided refreshments and awards for both groups of students and our safety squad served as excellent secret service for our elected student officials.  This week we will not be slowing down from hosting our Superintendent for a chat in the evening (all community members welcome) to our music concert on Thursday!


Student Council


Chatting with the Superintendent

Remember to join us on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 5:30 as we chat with the Superintendent!  Dr. Maleyko will be hosting his chat at Howard Elementary.    This is a great opportunity to have an interactive conversation with our Superintendent on a variety of school-related topics!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Driving Reminder

This morning, arrival continued safely and smoothly in spite of the snow and ice on the road.  I wanted to thank you all for practicing patience and safety.  In order to keep dismissal just as safe, please:

  • Drive alertly (hang up cell phones)
  • Demonstrate Patience (It may take a little longer due to weather but safety is our priority)
  • Accelerate with caution (There is ice running a little over a tire length wide on the right side of your vehicles and getting traction was worrisome this morning)
  • If you don’t see your children outside, it means the decision was made to dismiss from the gym/foyers and they will be escorted to your shortly.
  • Please remain in your vehicles and do not enter the school (especially on the Lawrence side) this increases confusion for the students.

Thank you again for all you do to make Howard safer for drivers and student and family pedestrians. 

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