[Note from the Webmaster! I'm speaking for the current and past boards of the Leighton HSA. We - and you too, really - owe Pam Dowd a huge debt of gratitude for 7 years of service. The real challenge is in front of us - how will we manage so well without Pam? Well, fear not: We have been rescued. Pam has agreed to stay with us in an executive position. Thank you so much Pam!]
June is upon us already, where has the school year gone? Before getting to our year end letter I would be remiss if I did not extend my sincere gratitude to the following people for their assistance not only in May & June but throughout the year.
Jack and Martha Torrice of Fruit Valley Orchard for their assistance with the beautiful flower baskets for our flower sale.
Donna Tesoriero for another fabulous Book Fair, I can’t thank her enough along with Bethany Rando, Katie Carter, Mr. Elsner and Mary Guzman, who also volunteered their time to this event. For those who took advantage of the buy one get one free sale, thank you and I hope you have enough summer reading material.
Donna also took care of the tasty BBQ chicken/pulled pork dinner playground fundraiser we had after this year’s triathlon, the PBIS store schedule and supplies along with the Home & School Bulletin Board.
Next, Jackie Wallace, for setting up all our “McTeachers’ Nights”, the KUDOs board, the triathlon concession stand and along with Mary Ann Preston the faculty & staff appreciation gift.
Mary Ann Preston scheduled and rescheduled many meetings this year and her persistence has our new playground design chosen and an active committee in place to continue fundraising and start grant writing to get it built.
Beth Clark, Becky Waters & Heather Wood for chairing the pancake breakfast and the many volunteers who will be there to help on Sunday June 7th at the Elk’s club. Don’t miss this tasty & fun event.
Carmen Cheeley, many, many thanks for again taking care of the yearbook duties one last time!!
Mr. Schmiegel for all of your support with our projects and events along with your attendance and input at our monthly meetings.
My fabulous fellow officers; V.P., Bonnie Eastman (along with Heather & Zach) for always being there when I said “can you help me with …?”. Treasurer, Scott Preston, for putting up with me forgetting to give him deposit slips, all the emails that start with “did I remember to tell you…” and “please send a check” or “I need a check for…”, not to mention being our webmaster for the H&S website. Recording Secretary, Jackie Wallace, in addition to everything mentioned above, keeping the minutes for our meetings and maintaining the Facebook page. Corresponding Secretary, Jenna Kuzawski, for handling our email list and quickly updating everyone on the information I send her and sending meeting reminders without being reminded to. Officers at Large, Becky Waters and Heather Wood, for stepping up and being the extra helping hands just when needed for all the breakfasts, event celebrations, Read-a-thon, Labels for Education, Tools for Schools and anything else that was asked of them.
Finally, Mrs. Donovan and Mrs. Moreau who besides putting up with me all these years have given so much assistance that it is too numerous to list.
Thank you all for making this last year the best!!
Many hands make light work and all of yours’ have been greatly appreciated for many years.
The 2015-16 Home & School Officers will be: President – Jacqueline Wallace, Vice President – Pamela Cloonan, Recording Secretary – Eliza St.Onge, Treasurer – Scott Preston, Corresponding Secretary – Jenna Kuzawski, Officers at Large – Becky Waters and Brian St.Onge.
May 2015 Newsletter