Howbert Happenings

October 17, 2021

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Messages from Principal Lefere

Lost & Found

  • Our lost and found is brimming with jackets, hoodies and masks. If you are missing something, please encourage your student to take a look in the two lost and found locations in the school.

Help Us Celebrate our Education Support Professionals (ESP)

  • October 18th to October 22nd is ESP week.
  • We will be celebrating all 21 of our outstanding ESP throughout the week.
  • Please join us in showing how much these education professionals mean to our success.
  • Following is a list of all our ESP at Howbert:
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Join us for a book fair!

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From Mr. Gidley

Mr. Gidley, our building manager who keeps our school in tip-top shape, has a few reminders that he would like to share:

  • Please send students to school in a non-glass, closed top water bottle.
  • We are very appreciative of the teachers and students for helping to clean the school. We are still needing to hire a night tech position and their assistance has been very helpful in keeping the school clean!

From the Art Studio...

Art To Remember orders due by November 11th!

Once again, we've teamed up with Art to Remember to raise additional funds for the Visual Arts Program at Howbert and provided life-long keepsakes for your friends and family! Art to Remember transfers children’s artwork onto wonderful keepsake items, such as mugs, necklaces, phone cases, keychains, and more. The products make great gifts for the holidays!

You can view your student(s)' artwork and order at:

Just search their name or use the code in the yellow bar at the bottom of their order information sheet. Order information sheets went home on Thursday.

You can also upload more artwork or order from past years!

Thanks for supporting the Visual Arts at Howbert! Please reach out with any questions:


October is Arts Month!

Check out the Arts activities this week:


Susie Gray, Art Teacher

Volunteers Wanted

Howbert is seeking volunteers to help with a variety of activities in our school! Each week, we will list volunteer opportunities here. There will either be a link to sign up or you can always give the school a call and we'll be happy to help.

Please make sure to fill out THIS FORM prior to signing up. You only need to fill this out once. Once completed email us at amandajo.nelson@d11.organd we will get you all set up!

❤The gift of your time is priceless to our students❤


The book fair is coming and we need your help! We are in need of volunteers to run the register and help students choose books. If you are are available to help during the following dates/times, please click the link below to sign up.

Monday 25th 2-4pm

Tuesday 26th 10:45 - 12:15

Tuesday 26th 2-4pm

Wednesday 27th 10:45 - 12:15

Wednesday 27th 2-4pm

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Howbert PTO


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. Our next meeting is on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 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.

Computer Recycling...for a cause!

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Trailblazer Fall 2021 Chess Tournament

Trailblazer Fall 2021 Chess Tournament

Who: D11 public school students in grades 2 - 8

When: Saturday, November 6, 2021

Where: Trailblazer Elementary School Gym

2015 Wickes Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919

Check in 8:30 to 9:00

Check in closes @ 9:00!

Rules and play begin at 9:00 a.m., there will be 5 matches played in Swiss system format.

Tournament ends at approximately 1:00 p.m.

--Masks must be worn by all tournament attendees while inside the building; masks may be removed while eating

--Please maintain social distancing throughout the tournament

--Parent and student attendee information will be collected (name, school, grade) for contact tracing purposes

Cost (bring cash only the morning of the tournament):

$4 if pre-registered by noon Friday Nov. 5

(pre-registrations will pay the morning of the tournament at the registration desk)

$5 if registered day of tournament

Parents/guardians may pre-register players (grades 2 – 8 only) via email.

Include student’s name, school, grade level, parent name, parent phone number, and Beginner OR Intermediate status

Beginner: This is the student’s first, second, or third tournament, student has never placed in the top 8.

Intermediate: Student has already participated in 4 or more tournaments and/or has placed 1st or 2ndin the Beginner bracket at a previous tournament.

A player who has already placed 1st or 2nd place in Intermediate and/or usually competes in the advanced bracket is not eligible to play in this tournament.

ALL students need a book or quiet game to occupy themselves during down time between matches. Students unable to exhibit appropriate chess tournament behavior will be asked to leave the tournament.

Certificates awarded to all players

Pizza will be available @ 11:00 for $2.00/slice, cash only

📞Howbert Contact Info📱

Office Hours:

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

School Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am - 2:30pm

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