Howbert Happenings

May 8, 2022

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Messages from Principal Lefere


We will be having our final guiding coalition meeting on Thursday, May 12th from 5:00-6:00. You can attend in-person at Howbert or via Webex at: Virtual Guiding Coalition Meeting

At this meeting I will be sharing:

  • information about teacher class assignments.
  • changes to Howbert staff for 2022-2023
  • 5 Essentials results

I will also ask for ideas and feedback about:

  • Parent/guardian involvement
  • Parent/guardian communication
  • Front of school plans

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Your Howbert PTO wants to keep in touch over the summer! Fill this out now to stay up to date about PTO happenings.

*** Our last meeting of the school year is on Thursday, May 12th @ 4pm ***

You can meet in person at Howbert or join via Webex at: Virtual PTO Meeting


We will be holding a special meeting for the parents of current 1st grade students on

Thursday, May 12th

We will be sharing important information about next year's 2nd grade class.

Please join us in person at Howbert at 3:30 or virtually via Webex using the link below.

Letter from Mrs. Gray - Art Teacher

Dearest Howbert Community,

This is my last year teaching. It is a bitter-sweet decision for me. Teaching at Howbert has been one of the greatest joys and honors of my life! Earning your students' trust and being part of their creative growth is a responsibility that I've never taken for granted. My time as an educator has brought more good to my life and personal growth than I could have imagined! Thank you, families, for your trust in me as well. The Howbert Community is a rare thing that continues to grow and keeps it's Hornets close.

I'm not leaving town, just moving on to other things. (More art making, of course!) I hope to see you all in the future at Howbert events!

With Love,

Susie Weiss Gray

Mrs. Sasha Nally

Mrs. Sasha Nally has served at Howbert for several years as an ELL educational assistant. She supports many students throughout the school.

Recently she as begun a program to become a school counselor. Because she will need to devote a lot of time to her own learning, she has decided to leave her position as ELL educational assistant at Howbert.

I know you all have seen and felt the positive benefits Shasha has provided to staff and students at Howbert. We will all super miss her being part of our staff.

Sasha's last day will be May 12th.


We are looking at the possibility of being able to host a YMCA before and after school care program next school year. Our ability to do so depends on the level of interest and ultimately the number of students that would enroll in the program.

If you would be interested in Howbert Elementary hosting a before and after school care through the YMCA, please complete the short form linked below.

American Girl Club

Hey, Howbert 1st - 5th graders: This is our last American Girl Club for this school year.
Come join us in the Nest on EITHER Thursday, May 12th OR Tuesday, May 17th from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Hornet's Nest. Students may bring any doll or stuffty of their choosing. They do not need an American Girl doll to enjoy our club.

In order to try to accommodate all interested students, I am giving 1st -5th graders a choice in which date above to attend. Please choose only one date below. Students will only meet one time. If you can attend either date, which will help me balance the club, please choose the EITHER option. I will give your child a note telling them which club day/time they will meet and send an email home to you.

Please fill out the form linked below (which serves as a permission slip) and send in $2 for snacks and supplies to Mrs. Tatum by end of the day on Monday, May 9th. If the form is filled out but the fee is not sent in, the student will lose their spot in the club. If too many students want to be in the club, we will hold a lottery.


Fontanero Street lane closures west of 30th Street start Monday for approximately one week

Emergency sanitary sewer work requires 24/7 lane closures on Fontanero Street west of 30th Street starting at 6 a.m., Monday, May 9.

Fontanero will be reduced to a single lane in each direction for approximately one week while crews make service line repairs. Drivers should anticipate frequent traffic configuration changes as work proceeds across Fontanero. We appreciate your patience while crews work to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Utility service disruptions are not anticipated.


THE AMPHITHEATER IS COMPLETE. Please stop by and take a look.

The D11 grounds department will be touching it up with some field grass.


Field Day Volunteers Needed

Howbert Field Day is Thursday, May 19th from 7:30-10:30 AM. The students need your help running events. Please sign up for a primary event (K-2) or an intermediate event(3-5). Lunch will be provided for all helpers.

Upcoming Clubs and Activities

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Variety Show Dress Rehearsals are on Friday, May 6th from 2:30-4:00 p.m. All students that were contacted that they are part of the show are required to attend.

The Variety Show will be on Friday, May 13th from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the gym. Families are invited to attend.

ART MIXER at Holmes

May 17, 2022 4-5:30 PM

Welcome to Holmes Middle School. We are hosting an art mixer for incoming 5th graders. Students will be painting a large Holmes’ mural that will be hanging in the 6th grade hallway. This will allow time for students to create great art and great friends before summer kicks off.

Cost: 5$ per student (paid at time of participation)

Covers snack and supplies.

To reserve a space please email Jennifer Petersen at:

Please include the following information:

Student’s First and Last name, What school they are currently attending, contact name and number of adult planning to pick student up after the mixer.

Hope to see you there!

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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.

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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).

The District Accountability Committee’s (DAC) Accreditation Committee

The District Accountability Committee’s (DAC) Accreditation Committee for School District 11 (D11) is looking for parent representatives.

Please click on the link below to read the full letter for more information.

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📞Howbert Contact Info📱

Office Hours:

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

School Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am - 2:30pm

Email addresses:



Front Office:

Tech Help: