About Home and School

Roslyn Elementary

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The Roslyn Home and School Association manages almost all the fundraising needs for Roslyn activities and relies primarily on the active involvement of many, many parents. That’s why we call it ‘HandS’, because, without the ambidextrous involvement of parents like you, Roslyn wouldn’t be nearly as great.

If you have time to spare, you can become an invaluable part of school life. In fact, there are so many ways to lend a hand — we could say our volunteer program is almost as eclectic as our extra-curricular program. We’re pretty sure you’ll find it an incredibly rewarding experience, no matter how you choose to give.

If you would like to become involved, feel free to attend our monthly meetings. The dates can be found in the school calendar and in your child's agenda. Meetings begin at 7:15 and end at 9:00. They are held in the staff room at Roslyn School.

History of Home and School

Roslyn Home and School Association (HandS) was officially established in 1940, but it is well known that the association has been around much longer than that.   One of the oldest Home and School Association in Quebec, HandS, has a long-standing tradition of fundraising, building school spirit and helping to create an enriched educational life for the students and families of Roslyn. 

We fundraise through our annual pizza lunches and other initiatives. Money raised is used for many projects.  In the past, HandS has been able to financially support the purchasing of playground equipment, painting of play yard games, robotic equipment for the science program, books and supplies for the library as well as the literacy department, supplies and ongoing maintenance for both the Computer Lab and Health room.

The aim of school spirit events is to foster a sense of community and pride for the children attending Roslyn, staff and their families.  We build school spirit by hosting events such as our annual Welcome Back Event and Spring Open House, New Family and Kindergarten Family Welcome, Teacher Appreciation Week and the Talent Show.

The Roslyn Home and School Association is comprised of volunteer parents.  If you have time or ideas, we encourage you to get involved by attending our monthly meetings, holding an executive position on our leadership team or volunteering at any of our events.  When we work together, the possibilities are endless!

Team Members

  • President: Leslie Symansky

  • Vice-president: Margaret Thompson-Dudley

  • Treasurer (interim): Vinaya Domanko

  • Secretary (interim): Jacquie Clarke

  • Communications/Social Media: Margaret Thompson-Dudley

  • Volunteer Coordinator: Margaret Thompson-Dudley

  • QFHSA Representative and Membership Chair: Leah Trineer

    List of coordinators for the following year:

    • Pizza Lunch – Jacquie Clarke, Annick Davies
    • Health Room — Jacquie Clarke
    • Helping HandS Family Fund — Lisa Epstein


    Contact us: roslynvolunteers@gmail.com