Welcome Parents!

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

Through the Parents 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, join other parents at Parents Association meetings, and get involved!

Some of the ways you can connect with Howard include:

  • Volunteer at events
  • Become a Mystery Reader
  • Host a Community Event
  • P.A. Chairs and Leadership

For more information about how to be more involved, please contact Kerey Toms or Kathy Sponsler at parentsassociation@howardschool.org.

Thank you for generously supporting The Howard School. It's going to be a great school year!

Events & Committee Chairs

Community Outreach
Deanna Anderson & Ericka Smith

Fundraising
Rhonda Fox & Julie Silber

Back to School Community Social
Laura Lee Glass

Fall Community Social
Shelly Deriso

Fall Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Katie Johnson

Book Fair 
Dawn Overstreet

Grandparents & Special Friends Day
Esti Stein

BINGO
Stephanie Hope

Teacher Appreciation Week
Jackie Haig

End of Year Faculty Luncheon
Catherine Cowart 

 

Division Liaisons and Class Reps

Lower School Classroom Representatives

TBD

Middle School Liaisons

TBD

8th Grade Liaisons

TBD

High School Liaisons

Shelly Deriso, Tina Weede, Debbie Whitlock

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.

Resources / Forms

Student-Parent Handbook

From the School Nurse

Julie Teachout, RN

404-377-7436 x261
julie.teachout@howardschool.org

Parent Resources for LD and ADHD

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.

Check Request & Reimbursement

FAQs

Q: What does the Parents Association do?

A: The role of the Parents Association is three-fold:

  1. Communications: The 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 on campus, such as the Fall and Spring Community events, teacher appreciation luncheons, new student welcome boxes, the Middle School Dance, the High School Prom, and High School graduation gifts and signs.
  3. Fundraising: The Parents 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 principal' fund, parent-classroom visits, and grounds/landscaping, among others. We also work with the Advancement Office to make The Howard School Annual Fund a success each year. 

Q: How do I become a member of The Howard School Parents Association?

A: All parents and guardians of Howard students are automatically members of the Parents Association. There is no need to sign up or pay dues. We simply invite you to attend a meeting or get involved.

Q: Do tuition payments made to The Howard School qualify as "medical expenses" for income tax purposes?

A: The answer is best left to your tax advisor who can assess the matter based on your child's particular circumstances. 

Q: Who should I contact with questions?

A: Please email your general questions to parentsassociation@howardschool.org to reach Co-Presidents Kerey Toms and Kathy Sponsler, or you may email Sarah Murphy at sarah.murphy@howardschool.org

 

Parents Association Executive Committee Members
2019-2020

Co-Presidents: Kerey Toms & Kathy Sponsler
VP: Deanna Anderson
Treasurer: Katie McAvoy
Secretary: Kathryn Marous

Howard School Parents Association Liaison: Sarah Murphy, Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Advancement Office Liaison: Nancy Davis, Director of Advancement

 

2019-2020
Parents Association

Meeting Dates TBD

 

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