News & Events

December 5, 2023

Principal Update and December News  

I am pleased to announce that Nadia Young has been appointed as Principal of F.W. Howay Elementary commencing January 8, 2024.  Ms. Young is currently the Vice Principal at Lord Kelvin Elementary. I will continue in my role as Interim Principal until Winter Break. I will leave secure in the knowledge that the school is being left in good hands. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Howay and want to express my gratitude again for the warm welcome I have received from the school community.

Our School Learning Plan has been posted to the school website. We are continuing with our theme of Place-based Learning and this year will focus on mathematics in the natural environment. Please look for an email coming to your inbox soon sharing a SWAY documenting our school-wide field trip to Rocky Point Park in October.

As the last days of school before Winter Break approach, please mark your calendar:


December 5 Last day to order Panorama Photo and Grade 5 Group photos from Mountain West

PAC fundraiser (Purdy’s and Growing Smiles) pick up
December 8 Spirit Day: Cozy Sweater Weather Day (wear you coziest sweater to school)
December 14 Report cards published to MyEd BC Family Portal

December 15 PAC Hot Lunch
December 21 Whole School Sing-Along in the Gym @ 2 p.m. Parents and guardians are welcome to join us!
December 22 Spirit Day: PJ Day
Pancake Breakfast (PAC sponsored event)
Last day of school before Winter Break
January 8 School reopens after Winter Break
January 9 Discover New West Schools event: 5:30-8:30 p.m. NWSS


Wishing all of our Howay families a wonderful Winter Break,

Lisa Nasato

Interim Principal

F.W. Howay Elementary School