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At Howe we R.O.A.R- We are Responsible, We are Organized, We are Accountable, We are Ready to take on any Challenge!

The 2022-23 Julia W. Howe School Plan is now available for public review. Please provide any feedback HERE.

Families- Please take our school survey located HERE. Your feedback is valued and important to us! 

Virtual Instruction Information 2022-23

At times we may have to return to virtual instruction.  When that occurs, please use the links below to access your class zoom and google classroom links.  Students should sign in with their First and Last Name for the teacher to take attendance and begin virtual instruction.

Howe Google Classroom and Zoom Links 

 

Dear Howe Families,

Welcome Back!
We hope you had an AMAZING SUMMER! I’m excited to venture into the 2022-2023 school with all of the Howe school community. Your continued support and dedication to the education of our students will benefit EVERY student’s educational journey this school year.

Howes schedule is as follows:
7-7:25 – Student Breakfast in Cafeteria
7:20 – Teachers report to the school building
7:30 – The student academic day begins
2:09 – Dismissal

Howe Uniform Policy
Appropriate attire is mandatory for all students.
All students should wear:
● Tops: white, navy, light blue, shirts or a Howe T-shirt
● Bottoms: navy blue or khaki

Students should not wear the following:
● Hats during instructional time
● Flip-flops, sling-back, crocs or sandals allowed. Students must wear
shoes/sneakers that safely enclose their feet
New Staff/New Roles

Our priorities continue to grow positively each year. This includes additional staff and new roles for staff that include:
● 1st Grade ELA – Maria Lipperini
● 2nd Grade Math – Tara Brown

Intervention Teachers:
● Mrs. Randi Pelberg-Plotkin – ELA
● Ms. Emily Roynan – Math
Paraprofessionals: Brandon Hollomon, Di’Onna Allen, Rinny Carter
Climate (Dean) – John Lawlor

Instructional Changes
This school year students in grades 1, 2, 3, and 5 will switch classes during the day between 2 different content specific teachers. This allows our teachers to focus on just 1 specific content area, providing additional planning and preparation time as well as support to develop into stronger teachers. Our 4th and 5th grade classes each have 1 homeroom this year.

Consent Forms
All students will need to have an updated consent form. This will allow the school nurse to test your child if they are experiencing Covid symptoms. Please complete this form electronically. Paper copies will also be available during the first week of school.

Thank you to the school community for allowing Howe to provide a positive, nurturing environment for your child(ren). All of our staff work hard so ALL of our students are provided a quality educational experience. Our commitment to ensuring that Howe continues to move to greatness is inspiring. I look forward to a successful 2022-2023 school year! The first day of school for students is August 29th, 2022 at 7:00am for
breakfast and 7:30 for the school day. We CAN’T WAIT to see you then!

Take Care and Be Safe!
Matthew Reid
Principal

 

Our Vision

Howe is a community of progressive leaders and independent learners working together to lead fulfilling lives, create strong sustainable communities and embark on rewarding careers.  Providing a comprehensive and rigorous full inclusion (for General ED and SPED populations) academic programs, promoting equity and achieving personal excellence in our school, our community and the world. 
 

                                                                          Our Mission

Howe welcomes children to be independent thinkers, striving towards excellence for the members of our community.  Howe prepares students to be transformative change agents in a developing and complex society, through the work of dedicated educators and leaders, promoting our values to achieve long-lasting results.  Students graduate from our school with the creativity, integrity, hope and ethical decision making ability to bring meaningful change to our world.
 
Rigor
Our central purpose is to create an intellectual climate, ensuring that all students are challenged to meet and exceed high expectations in all subject areas.
 
Reading
All subject areas develop and nurture literacy and critical thinking skills
 
Relevance
Researched-based information and data is what guides and drives our instruction so that children can make connections between learning and their lives
 
Relationship
Our school community demonstrates mutual respect, tolerance, and caring by providing positive academic and extracurricular activities
 
Recognition
Our school values recognition of our students, faculty, parents, and community for their talents and contribution