Howbert Happenings

March 27, 2022

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Messages from Principal Lefere

I hope you enjoyed your spring break! I did miss the energy and smiling faces of the students, but relished the time in Mexico with my family. For me, spring break provided a welcome time to rest my mind and body and prepare to finish the year with purpose and vigor.


UPDATES
  • Outdoor Learning Pathway School - We are awaiting an update on the timeline for the decision to be made for pathway schools. I will communicate as soon as I hear more.
  • New classroom electronic displays - Over spring break, new classroom displays were installed in every classroom (ViewSonic Interactive Displays). Staff will be learning how they can use them to enhance learning for students.
  • Hiring - We recently completed interviews for a special education assistant for this year and a special education mental health professional for next year. I will let you know when we have further information. We will also be interviewing for our counselor position for next year.
  • Outdoor Amphitheatre - The PTO funded outdoor amphitheater is set to break ground as soon as the later half of April. We are all looking forward to utilizing it for outdoor learning!
2022-2023 ENROLLMENT

The staff at Howbert will soon be 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.

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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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).

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Volunteers Wanted

We are looking for a couple of volunteers to help make sure that PICTURE DAY runs smoothly. Follow this link to sign up! https://bit.ly/PictureDay22


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

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Howbert Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

CLICK THE FILE BELOW to view our PTO Newsletter


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 next meeting is on Thursday, April 14 @ 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