As you do your online shopping, please consider supporting the Closter PTO while shopping through Amazon Smile. When you shop using AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Closter PTO. By selecting the "Closter Parent Teacher Organization" as your charity, you are helping us to continue providing high quality enrichment programs, supplies, technology, and more to Closter students while you shop.

CLICK HERE for the AmazonSmile Closter PTO Link to sign up and shop!

There is NO extra cost for you to sign up, and we appreciate you forwarding the link to family and friends. Once you sign up, you do need to go to smile.amazon.com to shop. 

Thank you in advance for supporting the Closter PTO. Happy Shopping!

While we're on the topic of shopping, do you shop at Stop & Shop? Please join the Stop & Shop A Plus Rewards Program, which is FREE and lets you support Closter Public Schools while you shop for groceries. It's easy to sign up:

1. Visit stopandshop.com/register and create an account

2. Go the A+ page found under "my Stop & Shop card" in the purple bar.

3. Follow the instructions to enter our school ID: 40238. The school is listed as Hillside Elementary, but proceeds from this program benefit both Closter Public Schools (Hillside Elementary and Tenakill Middle Schools).

4. Start shopping to earn money for our school!

 

There is a lot happening in the coming months to beat the winter blues! Please see our upcoming events and deadlines below.


Project Cicero NNJ Book Drive
Wed, Mar 01, 2017
HES & TMS

The Closter PTO is excited to participate this year in the Project Cicero of Northern New Jersey Annual Book Drive, from now through March 1st. Since 2013, Project Cicero NNJ has placed approximately 125,000 books into over 200 classrooms of under-resourced schools in northern NJ. 

There will be designated Project Cicero boxes in which to donate your books in the Hillside Elementary and Tenakill Middle School lobbies from now through Wednesday, March 1st, 2017.

Please look through your children's book shelves and consider donating any new and gently used hardcover books for children and young adults, including picture books, early readers, reference books, test prep, fiction, nonfiction, and biographies. They will not take textbooks, adult books, library discards, or reference/nonfiction books that are more than 5 years old.

CLICK HERE for the Project Cicero 2017 Book Drive Flyer for more information

For more information about this organization, go to www.projectcicero.org 

Thank you in advance for your donations for this book drive.

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HES Talent Show
Fri, Mar 10, 2017
Start: 5:00 PM
HES Big Gym

Come out and see our rising stars. Have your child showcase their talent at our annual Hillside Talent Show on Friday, March 10th, in the Hillside Gym. 

The mandatory dress rehearsal will be on Thursday, March 9th (times will be assigned 1 wk prior to event)

CLICK HERE for the 2017 Talent Show Entry Form and Checklist , with more details. This form is due by Friday, February 17th. 

If you'd like to participate in or volunteer to help with this event, please contact Angela Ferullo at angeladedonato@aol.com, Jeanette Watters at jeanetteandtom@hotmail.com, and Alison Kenny at alisondkenny@gmail.com.  

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Closter PTO Dinner Dance - "The Grand Affair"
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Start: 8:00 PM
The Time Hotel, Nyack

 

Please SAVE the DATE for the 16th Annual Closter PTO Dinner Dance, The Grand Affair, on Friday, March 24th, at the Time Hotel in Nyack, NY. We happily encourage you to join us for an opulent evening of dancing, dining, mingling, and fundraising for our schools. It's sure to be an evening of roaring amusement and ritzy good times with fellow Closter parents, teachers, and administrators, all while supporting Closter Public Schools.

CLICK HERE for The Grand Affair Intro Letter, with more information

Tickets are $100 per person, if purchased by March 1st. After March 1st, the ticket price will increase to $120 per person. Purchase your tickets now by clicking on the "For Sale" button below. 

The time is here and we need your help. Please consider DONATING to or SPONSORING this year's event for the benefit of your company AND our schools. This is a great marketing opportunity for your business, which will also benefit our schools and our children for years to come.

CLICK HERE for The Grand Affair 2017 Sponsorship Letter, for more information about Sponsorship packages. The deadline for sponsorship is Friday, February 10th

CLICK HERE for The Grand Affair 2017 Donations Solicitation Letter, for more information about how to donate goods or services for this year's event
 
Our annual Dinner Dance  is a huge event to organize and we are currently looking for fresh, energetic volunteers to join the committee. No matter how much or little time you have, we need you. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and be part of a team whose goal is to make this event (the PTO's largest fundraiser) a success and to support Closter Public Schools.  If you are interested in volunteering or have other questions, please contact Stefani Greenspan (stefgreenspan@gmail.com) or Judy Terner(ternerj@verizon.net).
  
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