Howbert Happenings

April 6, 2022

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Messages from Principal Lefere

PLEASE WELCOME BEA TO THE HOWBERT STAFF!

Bea Meehan will be joining the Howbert SPED team on Tuesday, April 5th. Bea has had lots of experience in supporting elementary students. Make sure you say hello and give her a Hornet welcome!

OUTDOOR LEARNING PATHWAY SCHOOL APPLICATION UPDATE

The district Academic Master Plan support team presented Howbert's application materials and feedback to Executive Cabinet Thursday, March 31st. The Deputy Superintendent and Pathway school lead will meet with Toby on Wednesday, March 6th to discuss the recommendations Executive Cabinet will be sending to the Board of Education and any potential next steps.

  • The board may review the recommendations on March 13th as non-action and then on March 27th as an action item.
  • We may need some volunteer families to attend one or both of those board meetings to provide support for our program.
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.


Click here for an overview of the CMAS assessment at the Colorado Department of Education.

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Youth Mental Health - I Matter.

Dear Howbert Families,


The I Matter program, launched by the State of Colorado, provides access to mental health services for youth. The program is open to youth 18 years of age or younger or 21 years of age or younger if receiving special education services. At this time, they are offering up to SIX FREE sessions (some in-person sessions available).

You can visit the website below to take a confidential online survey about your child's mental health and schedule sessions with a licensed clinician.

https://imattercolorado.org/

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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).

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 .

Check out these fun April activity calendars!

📞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