Howbert Happenings

February 20, 2022

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Messages from Principal Lefere


Schools and families have essential roles to play in promoting children’s positive development and academic performance. When educators and parents work together as partners, they create important opportunities for children to develop social, emotional, and academic competencies.

I want to THANK YOU for being a partner with the staff at Howbert Elementary. Together we have the power to make great things happen for our students.

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.

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).


Northbound 31st Street

north of Fontanero Street to reopen Monday

Storm sewer work at the northbound 31st Street / Fontanero Street intersection is complete. Northbound 31st Street is scheduled to reopen Monday (Feb. 21) after the intersection is paved. Weather conditions impacted the original work schedule.

Fontanero Street utility work complete

Fontanero Street utility work is now complete between 30th and 31st Streets. The contractor will improve the work zone on Fontanero Street by opening a second lane westbound and allow access to Pleasant Street. Temporary surfaces will be present until Fontanero Street is paved in early April once weather improves with warmer temperatures.

Follow this link for more information

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TWOs Day 2-22-22

Tuesday is the 22nd day of the 2nd month of the 2022nd year and its also a Tuesday so we are celebrating TWOs DAY!!!

Celebrate TWOs Day by dressing like a twin, wearing a tutu, a tunic, or two accessories like 2 ties, 2 belts, 2 tiaras...

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.

*** 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 .

Kindergarten Outdoor Art

Spirit Wear Survey

We are looking to possibly change who we order spirit wear (Howbert t-shirts, hats, stickers, etc) from and we would love to get your input! Please take this quick survey and let us know your thoughts.

Box Top$ for Education

Six Howbert families earned money for our school last month through Box Tops for Education. This month, we'd love to double that number! Please consider looking for the Box Tops label when you are shopping - no more clipping! Then, use the app to snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase. Box Tops earnings are identified and automatically updated online. You can get the app at, through the App Store, or on Google Play. If you shop for groceries online, you can still earn Box Tops for our school with your e-receipt! Go to Thank you for supporting Howbert!

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

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