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Fessenden Holiday Market Poster 2018 pdf
Fessenden Holiday market Ad
Nov 12 Fessenden H&S Treasurer Report
“Our Home and School Association meeting for November is on Monday November 12th at 7:30pm at my home.  192 Council Cres beside the school at the primary gate.
Everyone Welcome!”
Below is our agenda.
Wednesday November 2018
Fessenden Home and School Association meeting 
Welcome to all members!!!
Motion to Approve October minutes
Motion to Approve the November
What is Home and School?
We are an independent voice of parents that work together to support public education at the school, school board and provincial level.
We are an organization of volunteers that are committed to ensuring that the education, health, safety and social well-being of children and youth are a priority.
A network of members providing support, training, resources and advice developed over a long history of involvement.
We work together to build a community.
Our meetings will be held off site this year.
Our meeting will be at the Shannon’s house at 192 Council Cres. Beside the school at the primary gate. Monday November 12, 2018 at 7:30pm. We hope to see you there.
We are still looking for volunteers for the Holiday Market as well as the December movie night. Please let us know at this November meeting if you can help with one or both of these.
Please welcome our Executive team:
Shannon Holmes Shedden – President
Julie Payne – Vice President
Andrew Hawryluk – Treasurer
Sarah Rietkoetter – Secretary
Alaina Evans – Past Vice President
Mike Bell – Membership Coordinator
We would like to remind all members that this is an open minded space where everyone’s thoughts and opinions are welcome and will be considered as a group.
Our Home and School Association focus is “Best start for each student “ focus. As well working together with the community to make our home and School families join as one. Keeping that in mind we plan events and fundraisers to be able to do fun things for the kids and community as well as give the students in the school the tools to be able to succeed and do well.
We work with the School Council but are two separate groups. School Council is a government mandated group run by the school principal and the School Principal oversees the decisions that are brought forth.
The Home and School Association is an non-profit Association that was started 102 years ago. We are run by the parents of the school with each other and make decisions as a group as to what we will get behind and show our support.
Membership – Mike Bell
Treasurer report – Andrew Hawryluk
Motion to approve the treasurer report for November
Mrs. Ortwein has gone ahead and purchased the 40 smocks and bin. Cost on this was?
They have arrived and I have seen them, they are great! Mrs. Ortwein is pleased.
Carnival monies: I have spoken with Ron O’Brian as well as Karen Downey. I have explained the way we would like to see the money spent and have asked them to have it done by December 1st. This has apparently been put into action.
November 12th is the day that information was given to the board on the closure of schools and Reno details. We are awaiting news on this before going forth with our 60th Celebration details.
Lunch lady program Alaina Evans – James Ling
Helping kids in this program letter is done and I will get it to Laura this week. Sorry for the delay on this. I have asked them for a quick turn around so we can get moving on this.
Calendar at a glance:
Pumpkin Stroll wrap up: Cindy
Holiday Market Saturday November 24th 9-3pm. Location will be Ancaster Senior Public.
Event chair is: Janet Boyd (volunteers needed)
Bake sale update: Stephanie is taking on items to be dropped at school or her house on the Friday. She will deliver all items ready to go and decorate the area.
Poinsettia fundraiser running the same day.
As well we will have ??? worth for sale that day onsite as a booth. John will help with this.
Half white large, half red large, then half white small and half red small.
Float for bake sale and poinsettias needed.
Status on sleigh?
Winter Movie Night Friday December 14th
Julie Payne and 3-4 more volunteers needed
Has the movie been chosen?
Flyers needs to be made and emailed to Laura as well as put up at the school and put on Facebook. Shannon can take care of putting flyer on Facebook once you give it to me as well I will give to Laura to post. Please make sure poster/flyer is in PDF form.
We also need a form for parents to sign unless you just do pay at the door…this may be easier.
Valentines Bake Sale Thursday February 14th 7:45-2:45pm at Fessenden. 2-3 volunteers needed at 7:45-8:30 for set up. Shannon Holmes Shedden and Alaina Evans (3-4volunteers needed for 2:00pm)
Spring Movie Night Friday March 29th. Julie Payne and 3-4 more volunteers needed
Home and School Association Conference in London Ontario – Weekend event (open)
Spring Open House – date TBD. Food trucks and Home and School Association table – Shannon and another volunteer is needed
A Fessenden 60th Farewell…
A sub-committee meeting will be on Tuesday November 6th to get started on this…it will take all year!
Location of meeting will be at my house
192 Council Cres 7:30pm
Does anyone else have anything they want to chat about?
Motion to adjourn meeting
Time meeting finishes



Join us at the Ancaster Public Library downstairs in the Murray Ferguson room.  Everyone welcome!!!
See you there!

Hey Fessenden Families!
The Great Pumpkin Stroll is getting closer!
We are still looking for volunteers for this event for the following dates and times:
Pumpkin Carving Party – Sunday October 21, 1:00PM – 4:00 PM ( Outside the school gates Huron / Council Crescent) Bring your carving tools and imagination.
The Great Pumpkin Stroll – Set up, Event Assistance and Clean Up. Thursday October 25th – 9AM -9PM. Please let Cindy Hawryluk know when you are available.
You can reach her at thegreatpumpkinstroll@gmail.com
Thank you so much for your support for this community event.
Looking forward to seeing you on October 25th.
Fessenden Home & School Association

september 2018 flyer

Thanks to all who came out to our 1st meeting of the year for the Home and School Association last Wednesday night at the Ancaster Public Library.  We have a great crew ready to rock for this 2018/19 year.  So many exciting things coming up so please stay tuned…
Our Fessenden Home and School Association Board at the school (located in the front hall beside Principal Subonovich’s office) is up and running.  If you are in the school please stop and take a look 👀.
A few things coming up…

*Fall Meet the Teacher Night…October 11th 5:30-7:00pm.  Home & School is arranging Food trucks and will be there to provide information to you about our Home and School Association.

*Pumpkin Carving for the Pumpkin Stroll at Fieldcote…Sunday October 21st 1-4pm Huron Ave and Council Cres. Family fun event!

*Pumpkin Stroll…Thursday October 25th 5-8pm at Fieldcote Museum…come dressed in your Halloween best! 🎃 (volunteers needed)

*Holiday Market Place…Saturday November 24th from 9am-3pm in the ASPS gymnasium (Volunteers are needed)

We have posted a sign up sheet for events and activities we are hosting this year.  If you can help for an hour or more please consider signing up.  There is a Chair for each event with contact information included.

The Lunch Lady Program is starting on Thursday October 11th.  This program will run each week on Thursdays.  Sign up today at theLunchLady.com today.  🍇🍤🥗🥙🍗🍝🍚🍛🍓🥒🥕🥐🍊🍳🥞
This program will replace our Healthy Hunger Lunch Program.  The Lunch Lady offers a huge menu, full delivery and hand out program, specializes in options for children with allergies (they are completely nut free) and who are vegetarian, or gluten free.   .35 cents comes back to our school for each order.  AMAZING right?!!!!

If you were not able toattend our first meeting but would like to be a member (no fee this year) please email me at ojmshedden@gmail.com …also if you can’t make every meeting don’t stress we’ve got your back! 😄
Our meetings will take place on different nights each month and timing will be 7:00pm or after to help with families lifestyles.

Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Shannon Holmes Shedden
President of Fessenden Home and School Association

Julie Payne
Vice President

Andrew Hawryluk

Sarah Rietkoetter

Alaina Evans
Past Vice President




Updated on Friday, November 09, 2018.
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