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!

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

Lisa Bowen, Parents Association President 2018-2019

Events & Committee Chairs

Back to School Picnic
August 17

Fall Parent (only) Social
September 28th 

Book Fair
October 1st - 5th
Katie McAvoy

Fall Faculty/Staff Luncheon
October 26th
Kerey Toms

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

February 8th
Jimmonique Rodgers

Spring Parent (only) Social
To Be Announced

Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6th - 10th
Jackie Haig

End of Year Faculty Luncheon
May 24th


Box Tops
Krista Ward

Sunshine Committee
Julie Horowitz

Division Liaisons and Class Reps

Lower School Classroom Representatives

Albrecht - Urooj Ziadi
Bakke - Robin Carpenter
Brittian - Parker Cunningham
Cantu - Ruth Collins
Eingurt - Julie Rosenberg
Emerick - Michelle Robinson
Gorelow - Tara Freyaldenhoven
Meyer - Ericka Smith
Smith - Lisa Williams
Westmoreland - Krista Ward

Middle School Liaisons:

Leigh Juliano

8th Grade Liaisons:

Anderson - Shelly Deriso
Long - Tina Weede

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 Parents Association 

The Parents Association annual budget is supported each year by voluntary contributions of our families and through the support of community events held throughout the year. Our primary fundraisers for the Parents Association are direct donations, event sponsorships, the Book Fair, and Bingo Night.

These funds are used to support classroom events, school events, teacher and faculty appreciation efforts, and various other needs of the school and its community.


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 Parents Association related, please contact:

Lisa Bowen, President at 404-229-7244


Parents Association Executive Committee Members

President: Lisa Bowen
VP: To Be Announced
Treasurer: Leigh Juliano
Secretary: Denise Wingate


Parents 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:

Plans and organizes event.

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.


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

Spring Parent Social:

Plans and organizes event.

Teacher Appreciation Week:

Works to organize the week's treats and goodies for faculty and staff. 

Box Tops for Education:

Collect, organize, and turn in Box Tops for Education labels. Organize 2 collection drives per school year -Fall and Spring.


Sunshine Committee:

Works to acknowledge faculty and staff birthdays, celebrations, accomplishments, and hardships.

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.

We have a new lunch provider! Click here to arrange your child's meals through WT Café.

Shop to Support

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Use any American Express® card for charitable giving!

Click here to donate dollars with your American Express Card or redeem Membership Rewards® points to make a donation to The Howard School.

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Box Tops earn money for the Parents Association!

Clip your Box Tops for Education to earn money for The Howard School. Your clipping makes a big difference for the Parents Association.

The Howard School participates in Kroger Community Rewards!

Enroll your Kroger Plus card now and begin earning rewards for The Howard School every time you shop and use your Plus Card.

Support the Parents Association by registering your Publix.com account with Publix Partners! Simply select Howard School Parents Association as your Publix Partner, then enter your phone number at checkout. 

Each time you shop at a Publix Supermarket location, a portion of your purchase will be contributed to the Parents Association.

Parents Association

Meeting Dates

Held in the Black Box from 8:30-9:30 am.  Coffee and pastries provided.

  • March 19th
  • April 30th

Resources / Forms

2018-2019 Student-Parent Handbook

From the School Nurse

Colleen Ward, RN

404-377-7436 x261

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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