Spirit Week (January 27-31)

Spirit Week is returning to Howard School from January 27-31.  The student council has organized an exciting week for our students.  Encourage your child to participate to show their Howard School spirit.

Monday = Movie & Popcorn Day (Student Council will provide the popcorn)

Tuesday = Hippie Day

Wednesday = Class Color Day (Each class will pick a color for everyone to wear)

Thursday = Sports Day

Friday = Pajama/Crazy Hair Day & Birthday Bash (Come to school in your comfy pjs and with crazy hair.  For details about the ‘bash’ check with your child’s teacher and/or homeroom parents.

PTA Basketball

The PTA is pleased to announce that Basketball Night has returned. PTA Basketball is scheduled to begin Friday, January 10th. The program will run until March. There will be no basketball on days that school is not in session. The cost of the program is $8/child with a maximum of $16/family. In order for your child to participate, you must be a member of the Howard School PTA. You may join the PTA at any time.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade = 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
2nd & 3rd Grades = 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
4th & 5th Grades = 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.

For more information about the program, please contact Dawn Hansen at db13hansen@hotmail.com.

Howard School Food Drive

Thank you to all members of the Howard School community for participating in our annual food drive sponsored by the Student Council. This year, 2172 cans of food were donated to Gleaner’s Food Bank of Southeast Michigan. The donation of 1943 pounds of assorted food will provide approximately 1613 meals to hungry neighbors in need. Outstanding job!


Howard Elementary School Shop

If you are interested in purchasing new Howard spirit clothing, please visit newly created Howard School Spirit Shop tab on Howard School blog site. All clothing can be custom made, purchased on-line and shipped directly to your home. A few staff members have already purchased new clothing from this site (MyLocker.Net). In addition, a portion of the money spent for these items is returned to the school (10%-20% commission for each item sold).

Giving Tree

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.

Holiday Boutique

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.

Howard School Food Drive

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.

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Thank you for your support!

PBIS November Reward – Cookie Decorating

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.


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Lockdown at Howard

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.

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