Howbert Happenings

March 6, 2022

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Messages from Principal Lefere


  • Monday, March 7th - Teacher Work Day
  • Tuesday, March 8th - Data Collaboration Day

We will see all smiling learning back on Wednesday, March 9th!

Howbert Guiding Coalition



Thursday, Mar. 10th

8:15 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

In person at Howbert

Virtually at Webex


Information: Mid-year growth and achievement, Next year staffing

Questions: Upcoming assessments, District leadership changes

Input: Ideas for school donation, Strengthening family partnerships

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2022-2023 ENROLLMENT

We are beginning to gather preliminary information to plan for next year. One piece of information that is valuable at this time is information on student enrollment intentions for next year. This information helps make sure we are staffed properly and contributes to the process of creating classes.

We would appreciate you completing the 2-3 minute questionnaire below. Thanks.

CMAS Testing

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

Please support your child to do their best by:

  • making sure your child gets good rest.
  • making sure your child eats a good breakfast.
  • avoiding appointments during testing.
  • giving your child lots of love and support.

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Note: Howbert Permits (Choice Open Enrollment)

For those families that are currently on permit at Howbert Elementary, it is not necessary for you to complete an additional permit form. Once you have had a permit accepted, it remains in effect through 5th grade at that school.

Students that will be in 6th grade next year will need to go through the Choice Open Enrollment process if the student is not going to attend the assigned neighborhood middle school for where the student resides.

If you have any questions, please consult the D11 Enrollment/Registration website or call the front office at Howbert (328-4200).

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Preschool Apartment Building

After receiving some new equipment in the preschool classroom, these students did what kids do best--played with the boxes! One of their core stories takes place in an apartment building, so they (along with their teachers) decided to use one of the big boxes to make an apartment building! The kids painted, cut out the window borders, chose the colors, etc. They really took ownership of their building and, as you can see, it turned out great!

Check out these fun Kids' Calendars for march

Howbert Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

CLICK THE FILE BELOW to view our PTO Newsletter


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 next meeting is on Thursday, March 10 @ 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.


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 .

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.

  • We need WATCH DOG Dads! Learn all about this awesome program HERE.

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 and we will get you all set up!

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

📞Howbert Contact Info📱

Office Hours:

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

School Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am - 2:30pm

Email addresses:



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