Howbert Happenings

August 15, 2021

Welcome from Mr. Lefere!

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Welcome New Howbert Staff!

We are very excited to welcome these staff members to our Howbert family. Some will look familiar because they have changed roles in our building and some are brand new to us, but each of them has already proven themselves invaluable to our team!

Mrs. Jessie Branford - 3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Becki Dickey - Music Teacher

Mrs. Kim Pogue - Preschool Education Assistant

Ms. Diane Gajewski - Reading Interventionist

Ms. Julie Hamilton - Reading Interventionist

Ms. Julie Foster - Speech Pathologist

Ms. Christine Nicks - School Nurse

Arrival and Dismissal

ARRIVAL: Students may arrive at school no earlier than 7:50. There will be no supervision before that time. After arriving, students may choose to get a free breakfast at the front of the school and are then to go directly to their outside classroom door to enter the building. There will be no before school recess on the playground. Students can enter their classroom door until 8:05 (tardy bell). Students arriving after 8:05 should enter through the front door.

DISMISSAL: The dismissal bell will ring at 2:30. Students that ride the bus must report to the bus as soon as possible. Students that walk should begin walking home right after dismissal. Students waiting to be picked up will wait within the grassy area at the front of the school. There will not be any recess after school. All students should be picked up by 2:45. Students not picked up by 2:45 will wait within the building for pick up.

Attention Bus Families!

We have been told by transportation that some bus stops and times may have changed from last year. Please visit this page on the D11 site and plug in your home address to see information about your child's bus stop.

Before & After-School Care at Howbert!

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Free and Reduced Meal applications help fund your school; and if you qualify, you might be eligible for Pandemic EBT benefits this spring! Apply online by clicking the following link: or visit your school website or office to apply today!

(There are no immigration requirements for school meals and they are NOT part of public charge.)

Families should ensure that address, phone and email information is correct in the parent portals and make any corrections either in your portal or by contacting your school office.

📞Howbert Contact Info📱

Office Hours:

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

School Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am - 2:30pm

Email addresses:



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