Howbert Happenings

January 30, 2022

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Messages from Principal Lefere

We are in the season of feedback. Below are three opportunities for families to provide feedback about Howbert Elementary.

Your feedback is critical in providing the most complete picture of what we do well at Howbert and what areas we need to improve.

Please take time to give your feedback!

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A very useful survey that we ask families to complete each year is the University of Chicago 5 Essentials Survey. We use the information from this survey to make decisions that effect Howbert. Below is a short description of what the survey is and the link to access and complete the survey.

  • The 5Essentials® is a research-based school improvement system that defines, measures, and utilizes the most important organizational conditions, including aspects of a school’s culture and climate, to improve student outcomes.
  • 2021-22 Colorado Springs SD 11 Parent Survey

    Link to survey:

  • As an incentive, the D11 Board of Education will sponsor an ice cream social (or similar event) for every school that exceeds 40% parent participation in the 5Essentials Survey.

The survey may take 5-10 minutes.

The survey will end on February 18th.


  • We would love to hear from you about whether or not you believe Howbert Elementary should move forward with becoming an Outdoor Education Pathway School.
  • Please click on the link below for a short slideshow that will provide information about Pathway Schools and a survey through which you can share your input.


Do you love our school community? Do you want to share your great experiences with other prospective families looking for a school for their children? Take a short survey on our school and School District 11 on and be entered into a monthly $1,000 Survey Sweepstakes. Thank you for spreading the word about the good things happening in our school and across D11!


The Crystal Apple Awards Program wishes to honor all District 11 teachers for their efforts to provide meaningful education to students in District 11 during the global pandemic.

Administrators/Parents/Students, share your Teacher’s story or video your story (in written form or video) to

The District 11 Media Services will create a program featuring some of the stories to air during National Teacher Appreciation Week in May.

All stories and videos will be available to the community on a 2022 Crystal Apple Awards website.

Please submit your stories by March 18, 2022.


  • On February 3rd and 4th (Thursday & Friday) the city may have portions of the bike lane along 31st Street blocked.
  • Week-long closure of northbound 31st Street north of Fontanero starts on or after Jan. 31. See the document below for more details.

5th Grade Math Bakery

Mrs. Janson and Mrs. Green's 5th graders used a hands-on approach to learning how to multiply fractions.

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.
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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 help for our Water Day festivities! We will need several volunteers helping Kindergarten for 2-3 hour periods of the day on February 1st. If you are interested please email Ms. Amanda

  • 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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