Howard Gardner Community School

News & Announcements

From the Desk of Dr. Taylor

"We must use our lives to make the world a better place to live, not just to acquire things. This is not what we were put on earth for." - Dolores Huerta

Happy October and another month of learning at HGCS! Although a lot of our time has been on break, it is never too late to celebrate National Hispanic History and Bullying Prevention Month!

As a campus, we are committed to enhancing our parent/community partnership. We held our first Tapas with Taylor and received great feedback from the parents that attended. We look forward to hosting these every two months so we hope to see you at our next one.

We have also kicked off our Parent Workshops so be sure to be on the lookout for that information as well! And as a matter of fact our next one is on October 11 at 3:45 in the auditorium!

Whew...that was a lot of information. My door is always open...stop by!



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HGCS will have a Board of Directors opening! If you would love to be a part of helping to move and lead our campus into the next stages of our chapter, we would love to have you apply! Please send your resume and a letter of interest to mcortes@ as soon as possible.
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National Bullying Prevention Month

At Howard Gardner Community School, we believe every student deserves a safe space for learning and self-expression. In October, we recognize National Bullying Prevention Month to highlight the importance of fostering a community of inclusion, safety, and respect.

Bullying isn’t a childhood rite of passage; it has real implications for a child’s education, health, and safety today and into their future. Bullying can leave devastating and often long-term effects such as a loss of self-esteem, increased anxiety, and depression for all involved. When one out of every five students report being bullied each year, we aim to work together towards change.

This month is a time to unite nationally to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. We invite you to join us in raising awareness in our school and community as we work toward our shared goal of inclusion, support, and respect for all.

Care Solace

Howard Gardner Community School partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of students, staff, and their family members. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find mental health or substance use treatment options matched to your needs, regardless of circumstance. If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365 in any language
  • Visit and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

Together, we can make a change and create healthy and safe learning environments for all students to thrive.

Mrs. Lorfing

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If You See Something, Say Something!

Safety is our priority! We have set up a system for you to report anonymous information to us. If your child reports something to you or if you see something concerning on social media or in the community, you can use this form so that we can help the student(s) involved. We will be notifying students in grades 3-8 of this system as well. For the younger grades, we encourage them to report any concerns to a trusted adult. Also, if you or your family need assistance and support in other way, you can also use this form.

We are here to help in anyway that we can!

Click here to access the form!

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HGCS FREE Vaccine Clinic 10/18 Noon - 5:00 pm

Covid, Flu and Childhood Immunizations available for ages 6 months and above. Free for HGCS students, families and staff members. Questions? Contact Nurse Elena in our school health office. Email: Phone: 619.934.0300 x209

Wednesday's are Baseball Spirit Days

In keeping with our theme for the year, we have dedicated Wednesday's to everything baseball!
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Our enrollment keeps going up and up and up! If you have family and friends who have been looking for the perfect school to give personalized attention to their child, please encourage them to consider HGCS.
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Spirit Week

Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 14th, 3:30pm

647 E Street

Chula Vista, CA

10/11 - Wear RED

10/12 - SPORTS Day

10/13 - DISNEY Day

10/14 - PAJAMA Day

Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser

Saturday, Oct. 15th, 8-10am

610 Palomar Street

Chula Vista, CA

Tickets must be purchased in advance at the school. Each ticket is good for one (1) breakfast which includes: pancakes, eggs, sausage OR bacon, water OR coffee OR orange juice. The cost of each ticket is $12. The funds raised will be used to help sponsor 6th Grade Campers as well as for our Fall Festival!

Moblie Vaccine Clinic

Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 12-5pm

647 E Street

Chula Vista, CA

Covid, Flu and Childhood Immunizations available for ages 6 months and above. Free for HGCS students, families and staff members. Questions? Contact Nurse Elena in our school health office. Email: Phone: 619.934.0300 x209

October Board Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 971 3425 6404
Passcode: Up5utV

Soaring Eagle Assembly

Friday, Oct. 28th, 9am

647 E Street

Chula Vista, CA

MLB player and young fan with cancer inspire each other