Howbert Happenings

April 17, 2022

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Messages from Principal Lefere

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We need volunteers for the following:

  1. I am looking for some Dads to help with a teacher appreciation event on Tuesday, May 3rd. Click the link here for more information and to sign-up to volunteer.
  2. We need one or two parents/guardians to serve on our One Plan team. The One Plan is a comprehensive plan that focuses on school improvement. We will be collaborating as a team on May 25th and 26th from 8:00-4:00 at Howbert Elementary. If you would like to volunteer at any time on either day, please click the link here to sign up.
  3. We are looking for parents/guardians to serve on the Howbert Guiding Coalition as chair or co-chair for 2022-2023. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please click the link here.

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Howbert Field Day is Thursday, May 19th from 7:30-10:30 AM. The students need your help running events. Please sign up for a primary event (K-2) or an intermediate event(3-5). Lunch will be provided for all helpers.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4BAFA82CA3F85-2022

CMAS Assessments Continue for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students have really been showing what they know! We are all proud of the effort they have put into the CMAS assessment.

TIPS TO HELP YOUR CHILD PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING STATE ASSESSMENTS


1. Talk to your child about test taking

2. Offer positive reinforcement

3. Support healthy habits

4. Keep testing in perspective

5. Debrief after each testing day


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Below you will see the schedule for this year's Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) testing for grades 3, 4, and 5.


Click here for an overview of the CMAS assessment at the Colorado Department of Education.

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2022-2023 ENROLLMENT

The staff at Howbert have begun working on creating classes for next school year. Two pieces of information that are critical in helping us create classes that are best for all students are:


  • The Intent to Return Questionnaire
  • Parent/Guardian Insight Form


We are asking for your help by completing the questionnaire and form linked below for your child/children as soon as possible.


Please contact the front office (328-4200) if you have any questions.

Upcoming Clubs and Activities

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Hike Details

  • The hike will begin at 1:00 at the white chapel at Rock Ledge Ranch.
  • The hike will be approximately 1 hour long and cover 1-2 miles in Rock Ledge Ranch and Garden of the Gods.
  • Parents/Guardians will be required to sign a permission form for each child (form download link can be found below).
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Please dress appropriately and wear sunscreen.
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West Feeder Concert

Our Howbert Band & Orchestra performed at the West Feeder Concert last week and made us proud! Way to go, Hornets!
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Youth Mental Health - I Matter.

Dear Howbert Families,


The I Matter program, launched by the State of Colorado, provides access to mental health services for youth. The program is open to youth 18 years of age or younger or 21 years of age or younger if receiving special education services. At this time, they are offering up to SIX FREE sessions (some in-person sessions available).

You can visit the website below to take a confidential online survey about your child's mental health and schedule sessions with a licensed clinician.

https://imattercolorado.org/

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Please join Howbert families for a Family Tech Talk. We will have an expert from Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids & Families program host an engaging Zoom presentation and Q&A for parents. From social media to online gaming, parents with kids of all ages can learn best practices to help them be on the Internet in safe and healthy ways, including tips and exercises they can use.

This event is being provided by the Howbert PTO.


Click the link below and register to attend the Family Tech Talk on Tuesday, May 10th beginning at 6:00 p.m. (virtual).

Howbert Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

PTO MEETINGS

The Howbert PTO meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 4pm. We will be meeting in-person but will also have a virtual option for those that would prefer to attend on WebEx (click here to join).


*** Our last meeting of the school year is on Thursday, May 12 @ 4pm ***


We would love to see you at the meetings! It is a great way to share your thoughts, hear about happenings in the school and support the Howbert staff and students. And you don't have to commit to anything! Come to as many or as few meetings as works for you and your schedule.


OPEN BOARD POSITIONS

Are you interested in getting more involved? We have several board positions open that need to be filled in order for the PTO to run effectively:


  • Vice President
  • Membership
  • Luncheon Host


If you are interested in one of these positions, please let us know at a meeting or email howbertPTO@gmail.com .

📞Howbert Contact Info📱

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm


School Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am - 2:30pm


Email addresses:

Principal: tobin.lefere@d11.org

Attendance: amandajo.nelson@d11.org

Front Office: shanda.lloyd@d11.org

Tech Help: lisa.schott@d11.org