Parent Survey and Census Reminder

Hello Howard families!

If you have not already completed the parent survey regarding school reopening in the fall please do so by June 12. It is important for all of our parents to have input. Look for additional surveys during the summary. School ReOpen Committee Parent Survey #1 https://forms.gle/DNx3eN8hcRpXsfSs5

Also please take some time to fill out the census data.

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

For a better future of our city, schools, and students , please click on the link now and fill out the census. It only takes a few minutes from your time to make a difference.

Complete the Census application here: 

https://my2020census.gov/

Congratulations 5th Graders!

The Howard PTA would like to congratulate our 5th Grade Dragons on their promotion to middle school! We wish you all the best!

Also, congratulations to all of our students finishing up the year strong and working so hard during distance learning. Thank you to all of our teachers and other Howard staff for their support for parents and students. We appreciate you all!

We hope everyone has a healthy and safe summer! Go Howard Dragons!

Michigan PTA Statement on COVID-19

Michigan PTA Statement Regarding COVID-19

(March 11, 2020):

The Michigan Parent Teacher Association (Michigan PTA) recognizes the current COVID-19 situation and is monitoring for potential impacts on our members, families, school communities and children. While the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic today and Governor Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in Michigan, it is not yet clear how these declarations will impact business, schools, meetings and travel. At this time, we would like to express our confidence in the Governor’s office, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to get information out to the public and to school districts.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking communities to reduce the spread of coronavirus by canceling or postponing large gatherings, reducing in-person gatherings, considering telework or tele-learning options and limiting nonessential work.

This is a rapidly developing situation and each school district is handling the situation differently. We recommend that each PTA/PTSA follow guidelines and communication sent out by your school administration. Sharing this same information with your community on websites, social media and in person will help deliver a consistent message throughout your district.

Here are some resources that you may find helpful.

Clean your hands often:

● Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

● If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Coronavirus

https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus

Michigan Association for Local Public Health directory

https://www.malph.org/resources/directory

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talking with children about Coronavirus

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

4th Grade Bake Sale, March 12

Tomorrow (Thursday) our monthly bake sale will be sponsored by 4th grade families.

All items will be $1. The bake sale will be held in the cafeteria after the dismissal bell.

4th grade families: Please drop off donations of bought or homemade baked goods to the office in the morning. If you are donating homemade items, please label ingredients to indicate potential allergens/food sensitivities.

Thank you in advance for your support!