August 28, 2022
~September 5, 2021~ Labor Day - No School
Howbert Open House
The Howbert open house will be on Thursday, Sept. 1st from 5:30-7:00. This is a time for you to learn about your child(s) classroom, procedures, and the learning that will occur this year. This is also a time to ask general questions about teaching and learning. If you have would like to share information about your child or ask specific questions about your child, we ask that you schedule a separate time to speak with the teacher.
Here is the schedule for open house:
5:30 – 5:45 Staff introductions (front of school, backup location is the gym)
5:45 – 5:50 Transition
5:50 – 6:10 Session 1 (grade-level teachers)
6:10 – 6:15 Transition
6:15 – 6:35 Session 2 (grade-level teachers & other teachers)
6:35 – 6:40 Transition
6:40 – 7:00 Session 3 (other teachers)
*Other teachers = Specials, GT, Band/Orchestra LTE, ELL, SPED
Student and Family Guidebook
The student and family guidebook for 2022-2023 has been updated and can be found on the Howbert website under the Families & Community tab or through this link: Student and Family Guidebook.
The guidebook contains valuable school related information.
Howbert Guiding Coalition
The Howbert Guiding Coalition (SAC) is a team of staff and parents/guardians that meet monthly to learn about what is happening at Howbert Elementary, ask questions, and provide input.
Our first meeting will be on Thursday, September 8th from 5:00-6:00 in-person at Howbert or online via Webex (click here to join meeting).
We encourage and welcome your partnership in the Guiding Coalition.
Howbert Guiding Coalition (SAC) Co-Chairs
I am grateful to announce that we have two parents that have volunteered to be co-chairs for Howbert's Guiding Coalition (SAC). I want to thank Dayna Webb and Jessica Lamphere. They will support in setting the agendas for the monthly Guiding Coalition meetings as well as represent Howbert Elementary at the monthly District Accountability Meetings.
Howbert Cross Country
An information and sign-up flyer was sent home to students about this year's cross country.
There was an error with the practice times for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.
Practice for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be on Tuesday's at 2:50-3:50.
We are hiring for the following positions:
- School counselor (license required) - Apply online at D11 Careers
- Crossing guards (morning or afternoon, any day of the week) - Contact the front office - 328-4200
- Recess supervisors (11:05-12:10, any day of the week) - Contact the front office - 328-4200
Social and Emotional Learning
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)
We believe that kindness starts with one, and there is no "one" better than you—the parent or guardian to the kids in your family—to start a kindness revolution at home. You have the power to set a kind tone for your entire household. There's never been a better time to infuse more kindness at home! For free RAK lessons at home visit: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-at-home
Spreading Kindness and Love with a Rock Garden
FOURTH GRADE PASSPORT TO THE ARTS
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College is offering a free passport to all fourth grade students.
Th passport includes:
- A FREE one-year family membership to the Fine Arts Center (for the fourth grader, two adults, and all other children under 18 in the household)
- 45% off tuition on Bemis School of Art classes for the fourth grade student (additional fees may apply); please call (719) 475-2444 to inquire about pricing and register the Passport holder for class(es)
- Access to activities in the FAC specifically built for fourth graders and their families
For more information and to sign-up go to:
Gifted and Talented Families
Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee (GTAC) The Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee (GTAC) is a group of individuals who are committed to Gifted Education in D11. We are asking that each school identify and invite at least one stakeholder to commit to attending the GTAC meetings and being a liaison between the school and the GTAC. If you are interested in representing Howbert Elementary please contact Mrs. Herrera at email@example.com.
GTAC meets alternately at 12:00-12:45 and 5:30-6:30 via WebEx links will be provided.
October 13, 12:00-12:45pm
January 12, 12:00-12:45pm
February 9, 5:30-6:30pm
March 9, 12:00-12:45
April 13, 12:00-12:45 In Person
Home | Howbert Elementary School PTO
About Our PTO group was formed in 2019. Prior to that Howbert had an active PTA group since the 1980's. We switched to a PTO in order to keep 100% of donations at Howbert Elementary. Every year we host our Walk-A-Thon. This is our only fundraiser each year seeking donations.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
School Hours: 7:50am - 2:50pm
Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm