Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Picture Day is coming Friday, September 12, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Congratulations to SBDM Parent Members: Carrie Marksberry and Juan Santana

2014 - 2015 New Dress Code Posted!

Hope everyone has enjoyed their summer break.  While preparing for the upcoming school year, keep in mind there is a new dress code.  You can print off a copy of the Dress Code HERE! .

For your online viewing purpose, here are the highlights of the New Dress Code.

General: Tops and bottoms must overlap at all times, including when arms are raised above the head. Hats, caps, hoods, may not be worn during the school day unless for school sponsored activities. Anything resembling loungewear, pajamas, or underwear is not permitted. Clothing or accessories may not display offensive, vulgar language or images, nor promote inappropriate and or illegal products such as alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs. Clothes with excessive rips or tears are not permissible. Underclothing will be covered at all times. The principal reserves the right to deem anything inappropriate.

Shoes: No backless or high heeled shoes are permitted. No shoes with wheels are permitted. Tennis shoes or sturdy, form fitting shoes are recommended. The principal reserves the right to deem anything inappropriate.

Pants, short, skirts: Pants and shorts need to fit at the waist. No undergarments should be exposed. Shorts and skirts must come down to within two inches of the knee. Grades 3-5 tights, leggings, etc. are inappropriate as outerwear. The principal reserves the right to deem anything inappropriate.  

Shirts, blouses, and dresses: must completely cover the abdomen, back, and shoulders. Shirts or tops must cover the waistband of the pants, shorts, or skirts with no midriff visible. No tank tops or muscle shirts. Shirts, blouses, and dresses must completely cover any undergarments. No sheer or see through garments allowed. The principal reserves the right to deem anything inappropriate.


Kindergarten         Friday, August 8th        10 AM - 12 PM     and    5 PM - 7 PM 
Grades 1 - 5          Monday, August 11th     10 AM - 12 PM    and    5 PM - 7 PM 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Dear Parents,

Voting for the 2014-2015 Parent Member of the SBDM Council is now open.  Parents wishing to vote will need to stop by the office to place your vote between now and 3:30 PM on Monday, May 19th.

There are 5 candidates seeking your vote.

Renee Lee
Devon Chadwell
Juan Santana
Serena Owen
Carrie Marksberry

Each Nominee was asked to include an short biography about themselves.  Here are the bios of three candidates.


SERENA OWEN:  My name is Serena Owen and my 'calling' in life is to help others.  I've served Kentucky schools and communities as a humanitarian, life skills & diversity educator, mentor, community volunteer & advocate, youth ministry teacher, school parent volunteer, and grant writer for more than 20 yrs.  I earned my Master's of Art in Teaching from Northern Kentucky University and I positively represented the City of Elsmere as a recent graduate of the Kenton County Citizen's Government Academy and as NKU's 2013 Parent of the Year w/my husband Larry.  I serve on Children's Hospital's Family Advisory Council, as an NKU & Girl Alpha Sorority, Inc.  I love teaching life skills & diversity strategies at conferences, serving in Youth Ministry in Elsmere, KY, writing grants for schools and organizations, helping students with college preparations, and I have a heart for advocating for individuals with disabilities.  I value education and diversity and I'm working hard to improve the quality of life for people in my community by working with residents, attending City Council and board meetings advocating to bring much needed TANK bus/public transportation back into our city for the safety, welfare, and improved Quality of Life of our valued residents.  I enjoy helping as well as encouraging those who serve our community through Hero Awards I created to thank those who give back to our community.
I'm dedicated to improving the quality of life for all and would love to serve as a Howell Elementary SBDM Parent member, because it is an opportunity to learn and help others.  I will work cooperatively and represent you well.  I humbly request your vote and thank you for this unique and valuable opportunity. Thank you, Serena Owen

JUAN SANTANA:  I Mr. Juan Santana want to extend a warm hello to all of our Howell Elementary families and community residents.  I have lived in this neighborhood for the past eleven years with my loving wife and four children.  I currently have my daughter Joany in the 10th and my oldest son Jonathan in the 11th grade at Lloyd High School.  My two younger children attend Howell Elementary.  Our senior Alexandro in the 5th grade and Angelo who is in the 3rd grade that also receives special need services in our school.  I am privileged that my children attend such wonderful schools.  Such dedicated staff members.  I currently work for a law firm for the past eight years as a case manager.
I am a father of four wonderful children that I'm very much involved in their everyday lives.  My life is dedicated to their education and my community.  I truly want to be part of our school SBDM to be a voice for our parents and children.  I work hard for what I believe in and I believe that our children are our future and we are the ones who can help them achieve what they want to be in life.  Vote for me and you will not be disappointed.  In my book children come first. Thank you, Mr. Santana

Monday, May 5, 2014

SBDM Parent Nomination Form

Dorothy Howell Elementary School is seeking Parent Nominations for 2014-2015 SBDM Council.  If you are interested in being a nominee please print off the nomination form below, fill out the form, and return to the office by Monday, 5/12/2014.  

Thank you for your interest in the position.  Your participation will help shape the policies and procedures that directly affect the students of Howell.  For more information, please contact Mr. Goodenough at 859-727-1108