The annual Holiday Sing Along is almost here and you are invited! It will take place on December 20th in the Howe Gym at 9am. All of our students from the Howe Montessori and Center -Based program will be in attendance and parents are welcome to join us.
Students and staff are welcome to dress up in festive clothing like red/green, Santa hats, reindeer antlers, Christmas light necklaces, garland, etc. Parents are welcome to do the same.
Please remember that Howe is a scent-free school as we have students and staff with allergies. Thanks!
Here is an article that gives some specific ideas for helping students to match pitch. I have found them to be most useful over the years and want to bring close attention to the point of starting off by using the notes in the speaking voice of the student.
Dearborn Christmas tree lighting and sing along on Monday, Nov. 25
Dearborn will hold its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and sing-along at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center on Monday. Nov. 25.
The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. when Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr., assisted by Nowlin Elementary kindergartener Ari Sulollari, will light the ceremonial Christmas tree outside the Michael A Guido Theater entrance. Festivities will then move into the theater for holiday performances by the Dearborn Community Concert Band and the Dearborn Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Honors Choirs.
Following the sing-along, everyone is invited to take a free tour of the Festival of Trees in the Hubbard Ballroom, where younger children can visit with Santa Claus. Cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be available in the lobby during the evening’s festivities.The annual tree lighting and sing-along is hosted by the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department and made possible, in part, by generous support from Park Place Catering and the Dearborn Lions Club.
the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is coming to The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn! On Sunday, Sept. 22 at 3pm there will a FREE concert that is open to the general public. The concert is free but you must register for the free tickets. There is a limit of 10 per person. Click on the link below.
Here is a very important message from our Principal about Howe being a fragrance-free school. Please do your best to remember not to use/wear scented products when entering Howe school as this could trigger severe allergies and allergic reactions. Like all classrooms, the Music Room is designated as a fragrance-free room. This includes during and after-school. Thank you!
Greetings Howe School Families,
I am reaching out to all of you to ask your assistance with providing a safe environment for a member of our Howe School community who has developed a serious allergy to fragrances often found in personal care products, perfumes, colognes, lotions, and scented sanitizers or cleaning products. Contact with these scents, even in small amounts can cause serious and adverse health effects. As a result, Howe School will now be designated as a fragrance-free school.
As a district, and as a school, we have put in place measures to assist with this situation, and are asking that all the students and staff refrain from wearing scented lotions, colognes, and perfumes during or after the school day. In the event that a student or staff member forgets and wears a scent, they will be asked to leave the classroom until the situation is resolved. The safety and well being of our staff and students is our priority. We sincerely appreciate your efforts to make Howe School a designated fragrance-free school!
Please feel free to contact Mrs. Fournier if you have questions or would like any information about fragrance allergies.
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