Howard Happenings

December 14, 2015

Shout Outs

Shout out to Mr. Sherren for using accelerated reader with his students!

Shout out to Ms. Ophelia for bringing Christmas lights for the tree and for the Christmas ornaments her class made.

Shout out to Ms. Eckley for sharing ELA resources.

Shout out to all the classes preparing for the holiday program on Wednesday.

Shout out to Mr. Williams for working hard with students to prepare for the play this Thursday.

Please let me know if you have a shout out you would like to see in our Howard


Yard Duty

Primary Yard-Chapple/Marston

Upper Yard-Sherren

Quick Reminders

  • CSC should be happening daily using the updated scope and sequence provided at our last PD.
  • To ensure student safety it is important that all staff report to yard duty on time.

Week at a Glance


Williams Office Day

Staff Meeting 3 to 4


Williams Office Day

Cost Meeting 11 to 12

ILT Common Core Retreat 4 to 7:30


Williams Walkthrough Day

Holiday Program 12:45 to 2


Williams Office Day

Minimum Day

Farmers Market 12 to 5:30

ASP Performance


Williams Office Day

Holiday Breakfast

Minimum Day

Important Upcoming Dates

Break 12/21 to 1/1/16

Odds and Ends

  • Please review the district's policy on email signatures.
  • Web resources (go noodle, class dojo, etc) can be found here.
  • All Howard documents can be found here.
  • PD Agendas can be found here
  • Please sign up for Chromebook carts using the Chromebook sign out calendar
  • Prep/Enrichment schedule organized by day of the week can be found here.

Clerical Corner

  • Please submit attendance by 10:30 am daily
  • Personal leave days must be requested 3 days in advance by completing a B form and submitting to Mrs Ratcliff.
  • Incident reports should be filled out and submitted to the office for all head and major injuries (Incident reports do not go home).
  • Ouch reports should be filled out and sent home for all minor injuries.
  • All supply requests should be submitted via email to Mrs Ratcliff and Ms Williams and will be filled by the end of the day for supplies on hand.
  • Sign in and out daily with arrival and departure times.
  • All independent study requests must be referred to Mrs Gross.

Urban Scholars

Thank you Team Howard for your support in the after school program. On December 17, from 4:30 - 6:00, we will be showcasing our 3rd play in 2 years entitled "The Rose that grew from Concrete", a spin off of Tupac Shakur's poem. It's a 30 minute live play full of musical performances, poetry, and skits highlighting the struggles that our students face on a daily basis (with an emphasis on the death of a guardian by violence - tribute to Malia Rideout), and how they persevere and become successful despite their upbringing.

We would love for ALL STAFF to be present. Please remind students that their behavior in your classes determine their participation in the play.

Thanks in advance.