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Last updated on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

2017 – 2018 

Home & School Agendas and Meeting Minutes

It is with excitement and gratitude that we announce our Executive team for Fessenden Home and School Association 2017/18 year.
Shannon Holmes Shedden will be our President, Alaina Evans will be her Co-Chair Vice President, Craig Wardrop will be our Treasurer and we are still hoping to have someone show interest in being our Secretary.  Mike Bell will be our Membership Coordinator and we are still looking for a Lunch Coordinator for Thursdays.
We are looking forward to an amazing year filled with fun and memories for our children!
We can be reached at:

Hello Fessenden families!

We are so looking forward to our annual Valentines Day Cake Raffle on Wednesday.  We can’t wait to see all the yummy creative treats.  Please bring all nut free cakes, cupcakes, cookies and treats with your child on Wednesday morning.  Each child will receive 1 free ballot and others can be bought for .50 each or 5 for $2.00.  Tickets are available in your child’s classroom.

Please bring your creations in containers you don’t want back or label the container with your child’s name and classroom on it so we can return it.

Thanks so much
Your Fessenden Home and School Association Team
Happy Hearts Day! ❤

Hello Fessenden Families,
Your Fessenden Home and School Association brings you our “Winter Edition of our Newsletter 2018”.  Here you will find updates on where we have spent funds, information on upcoming events, how you can help out or volunteer and some local business swag that hopefully interest you.  A big shout out to those who helped to put this newsletter together and those who have volunteered during our Fall events!  We look forward to seeing you at our next events.  Our next newsletter will be our “Spring Edition 2018”.
Fessenden Home and School Team

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Home and School Agenda Sept 21 meeting


Good Day Fessenden staff, families and friends!

We are very excited about our first Home and School Association meeting for this 2017/18 year this Thursday September 21st from 7:00-8:00pm.  The meeting will take place in the Learning Commons and will follow the School Council meeting.

Please note that there will be a Volunteers Orientation Session at 5:00pm.

Annual Home and School Membership fee is $15 and it covers you for insurance for all events that we host.

Getting involved feels good!!!

We hope to see you all there.

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2016 – 2017 

Home & School Agendas and Meeting Minutes

H&S Treasurer Report – May 25 2017


MinutesApr2017FessendenHS – May 23

AGENDA – February 23 2017

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Fessenden Family Health Nights


Hearts & Boots – Parent Gala


Healthy Hunger On-Line Lunch Ordering

New lunches are now available for purchase at www.healthyhunger.ca. Once again we will be offering “The Lunch Lady” (hot meal choices) and “Pita Pit”. Keep in mind that you can make changes to your lunches up to 5 days in advance. You can also purchase at any time (up to 5 days before the lunch). Only 110 lunches left to make until summer vacation. Why not reduce that to 99??

If you are available to help with the delivery of the lunches, we would greatly appreciate it.  It takes about 15 minutes at second nutrition break.  Please contact us at fessendenhomeandschool@hotmail.com if you can help.

The dates for the lunches are

January 19

February 2, February 16

March 2, March 23

April 6, April 20

May 4, May 18

June 1, June 15

Hearts & Boots Parent Night

Hey Parents!
Fessenden Home and School Association presents “Hearts and Boots” Parent Night Out on Friday February 10, 2017 at Marquis Gardens in Ancaster from 7:30 PM – 1:00 AM.
We are excited to bring you this event as an evening out with friends and family in the Ancaster community!
The evening will be casual… with a little cowboy flare and romance for Valentines Day!
We will have light fare, DJ, prizes, live and silent auctions, games, cash bar and so much more!
There are ONLY 300 tickets available for this event!  Get yours NOW!
Proceeds will go towards Fessenden School Technology and a portion of funds will go to help The Child & Youth Mental Health Program at McMaster Children’s Hospital.
After you purchase your ticket from school cash online, please email the following information to heartsandboots@gmail.com (to ensure we can deliver your tickets)
Full names of those attending (ie. John Brown, Mary Brown)
Address, Phone Number and Email Address.
We will then be in touch to get you your tickets prior to the event!
See you on the dance floor,
Your Hearts and Boots Parent Night Out Committee




Junior Grades Dance November 18th, from 6-8 p.m.



The holiday season is fast approaching.  Get a jump on purchasing your GIFT CARDS with the Fundscrip fundraiser.  A percentage of your purchase goes back to Fessenden.  (The amount depends on the retailer)  We are doing a paper campaign right now so that we can get the cards back to you before December.  The amount you purchase with the paper campaign is unlimited.  The order forms are due back on November 9 and we hope to have the cards deilvered to the school by November 30.  The cards can be sent home with your child, or you can pick them up at the school during school hours.  (Sorry, home delivery is not available) Please use the order form that was sent home with your child or download the form.  Payment can be made by sending a cheque to the school with the order form (made payable to Fessenden Home and School Association) or paying online at https://ofhsa.cashlessschools.com

If paper and pick up is not your thing, you can order your cards directly from Fundscrip https://www.fundscrip.com/ and click “Support a Group”.  The Fessenden invitation code is FE4LQW.  Cards will be mailed to your home via Canada Post.  Online purchases are limited to 4 cards or a dollar value of up to $400.

This fundraiser is open all year, so feel free to purchase gas and grocery cards for your every day purchases.  Also feel free to share this opportunity with family and friends.

Thank you for your support!


It’s getting close to Halloween and that means the Great Pumpkin Stroll is nearly here!  In order for it to be a success, we need your help.  We have over 200 pumpkins that need to be carved.  Would you be able to help?

We have a carving party this Sunday, October 23 at 1pm or we can arrange a pick up/drop off of pumpkins for your family to carve.  We just ask that you drop off the carved pumpkins at the school on October 25 or at Fieldcote Park & Museum on October 26.

Please email us at fessendenhomeandschool@hotmail.com for more information.  This is a great way to get your family involved in the school community.

Awards will be handed out for the most creative, funniest and scariest jack-o-lanterns, so don’t forget to put your name on the pumpkin!

Healthy Hunger Hot Lunches

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Please review the message below from The Fessenden Home & School Association.

Dear Fessenden Families;

Home and School will once again be offering the Healthy Hunger lunch program to students.

The lunches will be offered every other Thursday, starting October 13th.  We will be offering Lunch Lady and Pita Pit (one per Thursday).

I have attached the link to the Healthy Hunger pdf information page.  This link provides families with the steps to set up an account.

All orders and payments are made through the healthy hunger website, not cash online.

The dates for the lunches are:

October 13 (Lunch Lady)

October 27 (Pita Pit)

November 10 (Lunch Lady

November 24 (Pita Pit)

December 8 (Lunch Lady)

December 22 (Pita Pit)

Thank you, Fessenden Home & School.

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Fessenden Survey 2016


Treasurer Report 2015-16

Thank you for making our “Spring Fling” carnival a huge success!

The Fessenden Home & School Association would like to thank everyone who attended the Spring Fling Carnival.  It was an amazing turnout for our first effort.  Many thanks to the staff of Fessenden for their help in the planning, volunteering and clean up.  Can’t wait for all of the exciting events planned for next year!!

Please check out the Ancaster News for photos of the event:


Fundraising Survey 2016 2017

Please copy and paste the following link into your browser to complete the survey. 


May 2016 Meeting Agenda

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April 2016 Home & School Meeting Minutes


April 2016 Home & School Meeting Agenda

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February 2016 Home & School Meeting Minutes

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Home & School Meeting Minutes January 2016

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Valentine Cake Raffle February 1 to 11, 2016

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Home and School Meeting Agenda January 2016

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Home and School Meeting Minutes November 2015

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Free Parent Workshop

On behalf of Fessenden Home & School Association and Fessenden School Council,  please review the attached flyer for a free parent workshop.

Title: ” Gain New Insights Into How Your Child’s Brain Works”

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Location: Fessenden School Gymnasium

Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

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Gift Card Fundraiser


Intro letter to Fundscrip

Samko Toy Sale On Now

Just a friendly reminder that the Samko Toy Sale is on NOW at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum!  Get your receipt stamped upon check out and submit your original receipt to the school.  Samko will donate 10% of your total purchases to Fessenden.  Please see the attached flyer for a further explanation.

Hot and Cold Lunches by Home & School

New lunch dates are posted on the Healthy Hunger website. Go to www.healthyhunger.ca to log in or sign up. You can still purchase lunches for December. Pita Pit lunch is December 2. You have until November 25 to order for that lunch. Lunch Lady is December 16 and the latest you can order for that lunch is December 9th.

Home and School Meeting Agenda November 2015

AGENDA – November 19%2c 2015

Home and School Meeting Minutes October 2015


Samko Toy Sale Fundraiser December 3-6 2015

at The Canadian Warplance Heritage Museum

The Samko toy sale is coming soon! It is being held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – super close to Ancaster! If you plan on doing some Christmas shopping there, why not hand in your receipt to Fessenden School? A percentage of your total sales will be given back to Fessenden to purchase new gymnasium equipment! Feel free to share this with your friends and family. Anyone can contribute as long as you provide the cashier with our group name: Fessenden Home and School Association and they stamp the back of the receipt. See attached for details. Thanks, and happy holidays!!

Thank you! ~Fessenden Home &School Association

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“Movie Night” November 13, 2015

Inside Out Movie Night Poster

Hot Lunches and Pitas

Healthy Hunger intro letter (1)

September 2015 Home and School Meeting Minutes 

AGENDA – October 22 2015

The Great Pumpkin Stroll October 29, 2015 (Event Flyer)

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Home and School Association September 2015 Meeting Agenda

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Home and School Association September 2015 Meeting (attachements)

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 Congratulations! You have a H&S Association

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Information from Parent Group for Feb 2015

Parent Group March Newsletter

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Information from Parent Group for Jan 2015

Parent Group Jan Newsletter

Information from Parent Group for December 2014

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Information from Parent Group for November 2014

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 Information from Parent Group for October 2014

Parent Group Welcome 2014 Newsletter

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June 2013 H&S General Meeting minutes

Home and School Minutes meeting January 30 2013


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Fessenden Home and School Nov 2012

Samko Flyer

Fundscript Nov 2012

Samko & Indigo Fundraiser Letter


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Open Invitation to Join the Fessenden Home Sept 29 2012 2 copy


Home and School Welcome Letter