Welcome Parents!

We are so glad you are a part of The Howard School community and The Howard School Parent Association whose mission is to strengthen the Howard School community among students, faculty and parents.

Through the Parent Association, parents contribute their time and talents to volunteer opportunities and provide monetary support for events which positively impact the culture of The Howard School. It is vitally important to us that your family and your child feel connected and supported here! We invite you to volunteer, attend Parent Association meetings, and get involved!

Thank you for generously donating to the Parent Association fundraiser and for supporting The Howard School’s Annual Fund. It's going to be a great school year!

Sincerely,
Lisa Bowen, Parent Association President 2017-2018

The annual Howard School Parent Association Holiday Fund is taking place now! Click here to participate!

Events & Committee Chairs

Back to School Picnic
August 18
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Fall Parent (only) Social
September 23rd
Tomeka & Pedro Cherry

Book Fair
October 2nd - 6th
Katie McAvoy

Fall Faculty/Staff Luncheon
October 27th
Kerey Toms

Holiday Fund for Faculty & Staff
Mid Nov. – Mid Dec.
Lisa Bowen & Leigh Juliano

BINGO
February 9th
Jimmonique Rodgers

Spring Parent (only) Social

Coming soon!

Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1st - 4th
Debbie Arant

End of Year Faculty Luncheon
May 25th
Coming soon!

Box Tops
Krista Ward

Sunshine Committee
Julie Horowitz

Division Liaisons and Class Reps

Lower School Classroom Representatives

Wendy Frank- Bakke
Jenn Streck- Bakke
Jacquie Wansley- Brittian
Michelle Robinson- Cantu
Kimbrough Taylor- Eingurt
Amy Danzig - Emerick
Robin Carpenter- Gonzalez
Heather Feinstein- Gorelow
Valerie Harper- Meyer
Deanna Anderson-Westmoreland

Middle School Liaisons:

Tina Weede

Transition Liaisons

Kerey Toms
Kathy Sponsler

High School Liaisons:

Debbie Whitlock
Katie McAvoy

Parent Impact on Community Life

FInd out about the many ways the Parent Association is involved in school life

1. Communications: Our Room Representatives and Division Liaisons work with teachers to promote effective dialogue between parents and The Howard School faculty and staff.

2. Community Life: We host and financially support various events around campus, such as:
back-to-school picnic
parent socials
book fair
teacher appreciation luncheons
Bingo night
new student welcome boxes
student and staff t-shirts
middle school reflections
middle school dances
middle school poetry slam
high school dances
high school showcase
graduation signs
graduation gifts

3. Fundraising: The Parent Association raises funds to support classroom and school events, teacher and faculty appreciation efforts, and various other needs of the school and its community including the principals' fund, parent-classroom visits, and grounds/landscaping, among others. We also work with the Advancement office to make the The Howard School Annual Fund a success each year.

Fundraising Events

The Howard School Parent Association Fundraiser

For this year's association fundraiser, we partnered with The Classic Cookie Company to generate our operating budget.

Families may also choose to make a donation by writing a check made out to:
The Howard School Parents Association.

Our annual budget will be supported by the voluntary contributions of our families and events throughout the year. These funds are used to support classroom and school events, teacher and faculty appreciation efforts, and various other needs of the school and its community.

Our primary fundraisers for the Parent Association are sales from the cookie fundraiser, direct donations, and Bingo Night

CONTACT THE PA OR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR

Need to speak to a Howard School administrator? Click here to see our administrator organizational structure. Call 404-377-7436 and ask to be connected.

For anything PA related, please contact:

Lisa Bowen, President at 404-229-7244

acurlylox3@yahoo.com

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Clip Box Tops and Earn Money for the Parent Association!

Clip your Box Tops for Education between now and October 15th to earn money for Howard School. Your clipping can make a big difference for the Parents Association.

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The Howard School participates with Publix Partners. Pick up a rewards card at the front desk today. Each time you shop at a Publix Supermarket location, a portion of your purchase will be contributed to the Parent Association.


Click here to get Involved!

Your support and presence help make our events successful. Volunteering connects you with the Howard School community and enhances your child’s experiences.

PA Executive Committee Members

2017-18

President: Lisa Bowen
VP: Heather Feinstein
Treasurer: Leigh Juliano
Secretary: Denise Wingate

Parent Association Chair Descriptions

Back to School Picnic:

Plans and organizes the picnic including table decorations, DJ, caterer, food reservations, and volunteer needs.

Fall Parent Social:

Provides host house for the parent social.

Fall Teacher Appreciation Luncheon:

Organize food donations and volunteers for the luncheon. Works with volunteers to set up/serve/ and clean-up for the luncheon.

Bingo:

Organizes volunteers and solicits/obtains classroom raffle items. Selects caterer for the event and organizes dinner reservations. Coordinates related bake sale.

Spring Parent Social:

Provides host house for the parent social.

Teacher Appreciation Week:

Works to organize a weeks worth of treats and goodies for faculty and staff.

Box Tops for Education:

Collect, organize, and turn in Box Tops for Education labels. Work with THS to organize 2 collection drives per school year.

Sunshine Committee:

Works with the PA and school to acknowledge faculty and staff birthdays, celebrations, accomplishments, and hardships.

Sign Up HERE for the Parent Association Facebook Page

2017-18
Parent Association


MEETING DATES

Held in the Black Box from 8:30-9:30 am.

  • January 16th
  • March 13th
  • April 24th


Resources / Forms

2017-18 Student-Parent Handbook

To download the 2017-18 student-parent handbook, click on the link below.

The 2017-2018 Student-Parent Handbook

From the School Nurse

Colleen Ward, RN

404-377-7436 x261
cward@howardschool.org

Definition Guide

THS: The Howard School

PA: The Howard School Parents Association

LS: Lower School Division

MS: Middle School Division

TR: Transition

HS: High School Division

SUG: Sign Up Genius

Reservations Required: If you would like to eat dinner at an event where reservations are required, please see the Howard School website/Parents/Parents Association. You may make reservations for specific meal choices and pay online.

RSVP: We use online invites for parent social events. The invite information will also be posted on The Howard School website/Parents/Parents Association. In order to accommodate everyone, RSVP’s are required for these events.

Sign Up Genius: The PA, its division liaisons and classroom representatives use SUG, exclusively, to coordinate volunteer opportunities. You can access these opportunities by going to the website (www.howardschool.org)/Parents/Volunteer to view volunteer opportunities. If you become aware of an activity/event in which volunteers are needed, please contact Lisa Bowen at acurlylox3@yahoo.com so that a SUG event can be created. We want all opportunities to be open to all that may want to participate.

PA Division Liaisons: Each division (LS/MS/HS) has one or more liaisons to the PA. The liaison is in contact with the division principal to assist him/her with specific division needs/events/etc. The liaison also attends PA meetings to assist with continuity between PA and the school. Liaisons also work closely with Classroom Representatives to distribute information and to encourage cohesiveness. Please see PA Liaison & Classroom Representatives Contact area for 2016-17 liaison.

Classroom Representatives: Each Lower School class at The Howard School has a class representative. This person is in contact with the teacher about specific needs/events in their particular classroom. The class representative works closely their PA liaison to distribute information and encourage cohesiveness. This person attends PA meetings to assist with continuity between PA and their classroom. Please see PA Division Liaisons and Room Representatives section for 2016-17 list.


Parent Resources for LD and ADHD Information and Articles

Please visit our Director of Language and Literacy's resource page a well as

The Howard Institute for some great articles on brain research relating to LD and ADHD.


Understood.org is a great evidence-based resource to learn more about LDs and ADHD.

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