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May 27
Home and School Meeting Minutes March 2019

​ March 20, 2019, 5th Home and School Meeting


·         to date have deposited $6751.10

·         Treasurer absent from meeting so not able to get a complete bank balance

·         Teacher appreciation week raised $400 in donations, thank you!

Book Fair, April 1 to 5th

·         Susie and Lisa Mae to co-chair

·         Set up March 29th

·         Volunteer sign up/memos to go out next week

·         Any prizes won during the fair will be given out by Mrs Ward and Mrs Trueman at next school assembly

Night of the Arts, May 2nd

·         Need volunteers to bake for H and S bake sale

·         Set up about 4pm on the 2nd, Susie and Jen available

Family Fun Day

·         Bouncy Castles booked with Playmania, they come with the staff to work the castles

·         Need about 20-25 volunteers to work the event

·         Face painter is booked

·         Cake Walk, need 20 to 25 cakes

·         Looking for auction donations, if you have any contact any H and S member

·         Must be age of majority to bid

·         Going to do a 50/50 board this year

·         Live auction pieces again this year

·         Brainstorming on how to make item pick up run a bit smoother

Future meeting

·         April 24th at 6:30pm, Susie away, Mrs Trueman to take minutes

·         May 29th, auction specific meeting


May 27
Home and School Meeting Minutes January 2019

Home and School Meeting

Jane 30,2019 (4th meeting)


·         Pretty good shape approximately $7500 balance.

·         RBC account open, in process of closing out compromised BMO account

Bingo night

·         Moved to Feb 22nd

·         Need water

·         Emailed Barry from Greco about pizza

·         In need of folded tables

·         Bingo cards from Mrs Ward

·         Forms will go out week of Feb 7th, due back on Feb 15th

Staff appreciation week

·         Set up Sunday February 10th at 2pm

·         Apples and money due back Feb 7th

·         Monday staff breakfast (Michelle)

·         Tuesday coffee (Susie)

·         Wednesday massage table booked

·         Thursday Veg/ Fruit tray

·         Friday Staff lunch (Angela)

Book Fair

·         Susie and Lisa Mae to chair

·         Angela to bring volunteer sign up sheet to next meeting

·         Set up on Friday 29th

·         Tear down on April 5th

·         Will discuss more at next meeting

Next meeting to be held at AHM o March 20th, 2019


May 27
Home and School Meeting Minutes for November 2018

Home and School Meeting, November 28, 2018

Bank Balance

·         $6307.81

·         2 tech tubs purchased

·         iPads on order

New fundraising ideas

·         Flip Give was set up by Aleisha

·         Info to go out on weekly voicemail

·         Bottle Drive on Family Fun Night, give parents notice, set up a few trucks for drop off, see if we can make some money.

Pizza Bingo Night

·         Friday Feb 8th 5:30-7:30pm, volunteers needed

·         Jen to contact Barry from Greco about pizza

·         Trina or Susie has last year’s memo

·         Announcer ideas, firefighter, radio announcer, Chris

Staff Appreciation

·         Memo to go home on Jan 31st to collect donations

·         Set up on Sunday Feb 10th, volunteers needed

·         Monday, breakfast

·         Tuesday, coffee

·         Wednesday…

·         Thursday…

·         Friday, lunch

·         Looking into a massage chair set up in library on one day

·         Mindy, Younique??

·         Susie will donate a prize

Book Fair

·         April, Susie and Lisa Mae will chair and watch the video

Night of the Arts

·         May 2nd, Home and School bake sale

Family Fun Night

·         Wonder bread buns? (Alicia)

·         Ice cream truck? (Alicia)


November 30
Read A Thon Winners 2018

​                                                  AHM Read a Thon Winners

Fall 2018

(Full names are not used to due RTIPA.)


Top Readers

Minutes Read


Top Fundraisers

Total $


Dane O


Jaxon M

Dane O





Wyatt M


Alexander G



Kinsleigh G


Mayze R-Q

Olivia S




Elora C


Sadie J



Lennon F


Kellan H



Lily A


Lauren W


Each child received a $20.00 Chapters Gift Card. Top reader and fundraiser received a $ 30.00 gift card.


Top Fundraising Class 1 Hopper      $516.00

Draw Winner (Adult) Mark H who sponsored a grade 1 student.


November 30
Home and School Meeting Minutes from October 2018

Minutes from Home and School Meeting October 24th, 2018

Read A Thon

Total raised $4355.80

13 x $20 and 3 x $30 gift cards were purchased and awarded by Jenn at monthly assembly

**Angela to add winners here**

Future Fundraising Ideas

·         No response from St Louis on a fundraising night

·         Susie will try Goji’s again in the near future

·         Alicia to look into Flip Give

·         Michelle mentioned a Florida Raffle, $20 per ticket, $10 back to school, will get more information

Book Fair

November 5th to 8th, volunteer sign up sheet from Mrs. Davidson passed around

Christmas Bazaar

December 17th, snow date of 18th

Set up on Sunday December 16th from 1 to 4pm

**Volunteers needed for both days**

Lewisville Leadership committee will come and help

Pizza Bingo Night

Friday Feb 8th, snow date Feb 22nd

Prizes have been purchased by Jenn

Crayons and bingo cards will be supplied

Local “celebrity” or Chris L to do the calling

Planning to condense the time a little bit as last year was too long

See if Michelle C will make cookies again

Contact Greco Pizza (Barry) to see if he will give us a deal again this year

Staff Appreciation

Week of Feb 11th

Apples will be sent home

50 staff (includes bus drivers, EA’s etc.)

1 gift a day for staff

Daily raffle prize

Decorate on the Sunday Feb 10th

Ask AHM families for small donation

Next meetings

November 28th @ 6:30pm

Jan 23rd @ 6:30pm


October 22
Home and School Meeting Minutes for September 2018

Arnold H. McLeod School Home and School Minutes

September 19, 2018

Academic year 2018/19


  • Introductions of all persons present

  • Bank balance $5174.57

  • Home and School Association fee due $135.00

  • Wish List, IPAD cart, approximately $10,000.00

  • Mrs. Murdock is our teacher member

  • Events to include the following:

  1. Read a Thon October 1 to 12, info to go home on September 27th

    (Winners to receive Chapters gift cards, jello fight)

  2. Christmas Bazaar Monday Dec 17th set up on the 16th

  3. Pizza Bingo Night Feb 8th, snow date Feb 22nd (contact Greco in Dec)

  4. Scholastic Book Fair, week of April 1st

  5. Night of the Arts Bake Sale

  6. Family Fun Night June 7th

  • Reach out to businesses regarding a night in support of AHM

  1. Goji’s (Susie)

  2. Cineplex (Michelle)

  3. Chapters (Jen)

  4. St Louis (Jen)

  5. Papa John’s (Michelle)

  • Jennifer Leger and Michelle Rouse Co-presidents

  • Laura England to stay on as Treasurer

  • Susie MacDow Secretary

  • Jen to update out Facebook site

  • We encourage everyone to volunteer and join Facebook even if you can’t attend meetings

  • Next Meeting, Wednesday October 24th at 6:30pm


May 23
Home and School Meeting Minutes May 7th
December 08
Home and School Meeting Minutes for December 4th 2017

AHM Home and School Meeting Minutes

Monday December 4th, 2017.


Family Fun Night with Playmania had a great turn out and raised $2120.65!  Huge thank you to Rick from Playmania for donating all the bouncy castles along with the employees and also Barry from Greco for donating all the pizza.  A thank you card was sent to both.  Since using Playmania was such a huge success we will definitely use them for our June event.  A thank you also to all the people from Lewisville Baptist that donated the baked goods for our bake sale.  We want to thank all those that took the time to make and donate the cakes for our very successful cake walk.


Our next event coming up is our annual Holiday Bazaar which takes place on December 18th.  We are thankful for all the donations being sent in and are still accepting more.  There will be a memo regarding the bazaar going home soon asking for volunteers for the event.  Ideally 30 people are needed to run the bazaar.    We will be setting up for the bazaar on Sunday December 17th at 3pm.  If a volunteer does sign up they will automatically be put on the list as we will not be doing reminders.  Lewisville School Leadership Group will be here to help for the am-confirmed with Mrs. Morgan(Principal.)


A future event being discussed is a family pizza night with bingo.  Trina will contact Barry from Greco again regarding pizza orders.  Time we are thinking to have it at is from 5-7pm.


Scholastic Book Fair will be held in April, date to be confirmed.


June 8th will be out Family Fun Day from 4pm-7pm.


Suggestion for fundraising was brought up.  Flipp is an online fundraiser that the school or organization can make a percentage from people just shopping online using this flipgive app.



November 14
Home and School Meeting Minutes November 6th


Trina Bland - Co-President 

Suzy McDow - Co -President 

Jen Leger  - Vice President 

Laura England - Treasurer 

Lynn Adams - Secretary 

Angela Trueman - Principal

Stacey McQueen

Lisa-Mae MacDonald

Patrice Hawkes

Phyllis McLeod 

Becky Gallant



  • Children won a Jello fight to take place Thursday, won by top fundraising class Mrs. Duplessis, Grade 5
  • Parents and teachers to make jello and bring it in
  • 104 participated in the read a thon
  • Total raised  $3,444.60
  • All students earned a double recess





  • As a result of the Global News story, a local company, Playmania is donating bouncy castles and reps to run the castles 
  • November 17, 5:00-7:00, to be booked for a fun night at the school, 'Fall Playmania Night', with pizza and cake walk, and potential bake sale (Lewisville Baptist Church to be contacted)
  • Looking for donation of Pizza for the event; ask Zios, Papa Johns, Greco, Bonte Foods
  • Sell pizza $2/slice and water $1/ each, cupcakes $1/each
  • Admission will be by donation
  • Dinner and Movie raffle tickets to be sold 2$/each or 5$/3 
  • Volunteers needed; 2 people admission table, 5 bake sale
  • How many pizzas will we need? 40?



  • Home and school has also been contacted to sell items from certain organizations, such as steeped tea 
  • Vote to have another fund raiser
  • Vote: NO too many fundraisers, will wait

Principal reviewed that the Home and School monies are separate from the school's budget. 



  • was very successful, earning $610


No update so far from the RCMP with the on- going investigation 


Dec 4, 2017 will be our next meeting


November 14
Home and School Meeting Minutes


Trina Bland - Co-President 

Suzy McDow - Co -President 

Jen Leger  - Vice President 

Laura England - Treasurer 

Lynn Adams - Secretary 

Angela Trueman - Principal

Beth Snowdon- Murdock - Teacher Rep.

Ingrid McLaghlin

Kate Randall

Stacey McQueen

Lisa-Mae MacDonald

Phyllis McLeod 

Courtney Johnson

Becky Gallant

Sarah Noseworthy 

Michelle Rouse

Amale reaj Eddine (sp?)

Heba Igelan 

Letter was read with respect to the money that has gone missing from the Home and School account

This letter is to be sent home to all parents and guardians of the school advising of situation.



October 2-13

Envelopes to be sent home 

Prizes that will be awarded:

Top fundraiser for each grade

Top minutes read for each grade

For every pledge of $20 or more, name goes in a draw for a GC

Event will cost $325

Goal set will be $6,000 


FALL BOOK FAIR (School run by Gail Collette-Home and School typically hosts one in the spring)

November 6-9

Volunteers for this event get 50% off Scholastic warehouse sale

Wednesday evening will be family night 

Volunteer sign-up sheet was circulated 




December 18

Donations are coming in; need volunteers to sort through these items 

We require more donations, especially men's items 

Dec 17 is set up; we require volunteers for this 

Volunteers needed to wrap - 20 wrappers 

Hours 8:45-12:00 clean up required past 12:00

LMS Leadership Group will be joining us again to help out



MOVIE THEATRE - buy gift cards for movie, or movie and concessions and sell for a profit


GOJIS fundraising nights, where a % of the sales for the event is donated to the school; perhaps in the spring 


CHAPTERS - there is a 2 year waiting list to get on this fundraiser


MASTERMIND TOYS - have fundraising events - Ingrid to look into this


ST LOUIS BBQ - fundraising evenings where 20% of sales go to the school


PIZZA NIGHTS - Famous Peppers, Zio's, dominos, Subway; perhaps winter, November


PIZZA BINGO NIGHT - January - need a committee to chair



Feb 12-16

Daily draws for prizes

Sunday is set up day to decorate 

Teachers appreciation apples

Provide meal

Provide daily snacks


Next meeting November 6


Open forum for Questions:


Meeting adjourned 7:24


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