MEET
THE TEAM

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STEERING
COMMITTEE

Passionate about transforming The School Yard at Howard into a place of community, gathering, and learning, the Steering Committee came together to create change. Providing support, guidance, and oversight of progress for the revitalization project.

STAFF

Esme McKenzie, Chair and Principal
Suzy Papodopoulos, Vice Principal
Richard Christie, TDSB
Stevan Petrakovic, Teacher
Amina Rachadi, Teacher
Heather Humphries, Director,
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PARENTS

Ritch Couper
Debbie Croft
Jon Domanko

Dale Fallon
Lee Greenberg, Chair
Cameron Hindle
Jennifer Johal

Robert Kastelic
Erin McCaughan
Blair Powers
Joe Rafuse
Samantha Rupert
David Sword
Crystal Westland

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VOLUNTEER

COMMITTEES

Dozens of Howard parents have come together to volunteer their time and talents to make this project a reality. Working in close collaboration with staff at Howard and experts at the TDSB, the Steering Committee set up three sub-committees.

DESIGN AND BUILD

Supervise and participate in the field and playground design process. Incorporate teacher, student, and parent feedback along with design best practices.

FUNDRAISING

Research, plan, and execute targeted money-raising efforts from multiple sources (Corporate, Small Business, and Parents).

COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT

Drive communications and volunteering. Build engagement and attract motivated individuals to support and get involved in the process. Communicate progress with the parent community.
Spring

VOLUNTEER

COMMITTEES

Dozens of Howard parents have come together to volunteer their time and talents to make this project a reality. Working in close collaboration with staff at Howard and experts at the TDSB, the Steering Committee set up three sub-committees.

DESIGN AND BUILD

Supervise and participate in the field and playground design process. Incorporate teacher, student, and parent feedback along with design best practices.

FUNDRAISING

Research, plan, and execute targeted money-raising efforts from multiple sources (Corporate, Small Business, and Parents).

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Drive communications and volunteering. Build engagement and attract motivated individuals to support and get involved in the process. Communicate progress with the parent community.

OUR
SUPPORTERS

They say it takes a village to raise a child. At Howard Public School we know this to be true. We are grateful for the collaborators who have helped to improve this important community hub.

These organizations and individuals are devoted community builders. Please help us in thanking them.

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LEADERSHIP
IN THE MAKING

Whether you are a local resident, nearby business, family member or Howard alumnus, corporate decision-maker, or simply a supporter of children; your generosity is needed in order to build the school yard.

Donations over $25 or made online receive a tax receipt. Your generosity will be recognized.

Together, we’re increasing opportunities to grow, play, and connect. We’re transforming Howard’s school yard into a functional, inclusive, and positive space – for our children, our neighbours’ children, and the community at large.

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Howard School Yard Revitalization Project
C/O Howard Public School, Home, and School Council Volunteers
30 Marmaduke St. Toronto, ON

Building community, together.

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