• Avon Home & School Executive Board


    Nora Hyland, Leigh Johnson, Co-Presidents

    Lauren Kilcomons, Vice President of Public Relations

    Lauren Hayser, Vice President of Fundraising

    Nicole Szczepaniak, Secretary

    Colleen Connolly, Treasurer

    Lisa McLain, Class Parent Coordinator


    May 8, 2019

    Meeting Minutes


    1. Review of April 2019 meeting minutes


    1. Superintendent’s Corner


    1. Treasurer’s Report (Colleen)

      • Venmo is up and running! You can now pay for anything that is going into the main AHS account using Venmo. @Avon_Homeschool. Be sure to write in the memo what it is you are paying for.

      • Updates/ Balances


    1. Secretary - (Nicole)

      • Monthly minutes are be posted on the AHSA website! Check it out!

      • Any emails and announcements to be sent out should go to Nicole.  Send it 2-3 days before you want it sent out.

      • Website is updated with all current events, meetings, etc.


    1. PR & Enrichment Events Report:(Lauren Kilcomons)

      • Thank you to all our class parents, the hospitality committee, & all parents and students who are helping to make Teacher Appreciation week so special.

      • Upcoming After school Programs*: (Lisa McLean)

        1. Monday June 10th - Father’s Day Arts and Crafts*

      • Ladies & Lads Event -  (coords: Kristin Reilly & Nora Hyland)*

        1. June 6th from 4:30 - 6:30 on the Ocean Explorer out of Belmar Marina.  $30 per person/ bring your own refreshments*

      • Talent Show (Lauren K, Maggie K) postponed until the fall!

      • Field Day - June 14th (Co-ord: Kristin Fletcher, Deirdre Hauslet.  Volunteers: Arleen Smith, Lauren Kilcommons, Lauren Hayser, Michelle Petri)

      • Please let Lauren Kilcommons know if you are coordinating any events and you want them communicated to, or covered by,  the Coast Star.  We can use the Avon Section to highlight upcoming events or to report on successful events. Anthony Rossics (arossics@thecoaststar.com) is our new reporter.


    1. Fundraising Report: (Lauren Hayser)

      • Stop and Shop Card Program*  - register and register your friends.*

      • Fun Run - Scheduled for May 31 . Register now! (co-ord - Maggie Kinkela.  Volunteers: Lauren Kilcommons, Deirdre Hauselt, Megan Russoniello) *Need Sponsors!

      • Fun Run Sponsorship - $50 per sponsor/ due by Tuesday 5/14

      • Summer Craft Fair: volunteer sign up will be sent soon


    1. Class Parent Updates - (Lisa McLain) Anything with an asterisk( *) should be communicated to your class families.  Remind people of dates of events and ways to raise funds.


    1. Booster Club (Leigh or Nora)

      • Booster Dinner is scheduled for June 11th (Booster Club Committee)


    1. Hospitality Committee (Leigh or Nora)



    1. Volunteers -(Leigh or Nora)  

      • We’ll send out a volunteer form during MAY to plan ahead for next year.     

      • We will also send out the application for class parent volunteers.  


    Alumni Committee - The Alumni Committee update? (Leigh Johnson, Maggie Kinkela, Kristin Fletcher)


    1. Other Business?

    • Fundraiser Event for Ava in early September (Joan O’Hear is coordinating on behalf of the AHSA with community ember from SoulShine. At the request of the family.)  More details to come and calls for volunteers soon.

    • AES Strategic Plan - Families should read

    • AES needs us to spread the word about the new preschool program & k-8 open tuition spots!

    • We will include with the volunteer survey/class parent form some questions about what topics parents are interested in exploring.   

    • Avon Town Events:

      • Town wide garage sale- Saturday, 5/11

      • Avon Day Cookout- Saturday 6/8 3-8pm

      • 5K Race to benefit the Avon First Aid & Rescue Squad- Saturday 6/1 8:30am

      • All summer rec (swim team, water ballet, surf camp) & Fall Soccer registration will take place on 5/21 & 5/23 from 6:30-8 in the Avon municipal gym conference room