Closter PTO Welcomes You.


Hillside Elementary has been recognized as a Top 10 School by JerseyCAN: The New Jersey Campaign for Achievement Now!  Please CLICK HERE for more information.




Please note our upcoming events.

School is Open

School will be in session Monday, April 14th, Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday, April 16th.

School will be closed Thursday, April 17th and Friday, April 18th.

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Bingo Night
Fri, Apr 25, 2014
HES Big Gym

Grades K, 1st, & 2nd 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Grades 3rd & 4th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come join the fun. There are prizes for everyone. Admission is free to all HES students. Registration is mandatory for both sessions due to space limitations. Please register your child(ren) by Monday, April 21st on the website or CLICK HERE to download the form.  If using the paper form, please fill it out and return it to your child's classroom in an envelope marked 'Bingo Night'.

Parent volunteers are needed, so please sign up for one or both sessions to lend a hand. All parents must come into the TMS Auditorium to pick up their children. We will not allow children to leave unless his/her parent is present. Kindergarten parents must stay with their children for the event. Thank you.

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Military Bridge
Fri, May 02, 2014
Start: 7:00 PM - End: 11:00 PM
Military Bridge is Coming...
Advanced Ticket Sales.  Only $10.00 per person. 
Doors will open at 7:00 pm. 
Card Playing begins at 8:00 pm. 
No Card Playing experience is necessary, just a group of 2 or 4. 
Only those present will be able to bid on the wonderful baskets created by all our classes.
This is a night out for adults only. Beverages and snacks will be provided. No alcohol is permitted.
For further information or tickets, please call:


Eileen Smith 201-888-6772 (Class Theme Basket or Gift/Labeling Info)
Wendy Nigro 201-739-9719 (Ticket Sales and Seating Questions/Information)


Order tickets for groups of four online on the PTO website or download an ORDER FORM, and send it in together with payment to order your tickets for groups of two or four.


Checks should be payable to 'Closter PTO'.  Please mark the envelope 'Military Bridge'.

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Plant Sale
Fri, May 09, 2014
HES Small Gym

The PTO is sponsoring a Mother's Day Plant Sale.  There will be a variety of plants and baskets priced from $1 to $20.  The children will be given the opportunity to attend the sale with their class and to purchase any gifts at that time. On May 9th, please send in a small box with your child's name on it to make transporting any purchases easier.  If you are available to help with this fundraiser, please contact Katie McDermott at  On the day of the sale, parents are welcome to purchase any plants left over between 2:30 and 3:30 pm.

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PTO Recruitment Tea
Fri, May 16, 2014
Start: 1:30 PM - End: 2:30 PM
HES Small Gym

The PTO Executive Board invites you to attend our Annual PTO Recruitment Tea being held Friday, May 16th at 1:30 pm in the Hillside Small Gym.  Please join us to find out how you can get involved with the activities and events planned for the 2014-2015 school year.  

Who should attend? Any Hillside or Tenakill parents who want to make a difference in their child's school experience. 

Pressed for time?  Consider chairing a specific event or join a committee.  

Looking to get more involved?  There are board positions open for the 2014-2015 school year.

No specific knowledge or talents are required - just a strong desire to work with fellow parents, teachers, administrators, and most importantly, our children.

For more information or questions, please contact Stephanie Lee or Yooie Yun at  Please note that due to the new school security procedures, you must pre-register by May 14th to attend this event.

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Spring Fair
Sat, May 17, 2014
Start: 11:00 AM - End: 4:00 PM
Tenakill Middle School

The Annual Spring Fair will be held at Tenakill Middle School on Saturday, May 17th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Highlights of this PTO sponsored event include family-friendly vendors, music, rides, international foods, arts and crafts, Taekwondo demonstrations and the fun run.

Volunteers are needed for this event.  If you are able to spend some time helping out on the day of the fair please contact Nancy Pergament (

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2013-2014 Membership Dues

Help support our schools and PTO programs by becoming a member.  Enjoy benefits such as PTO student activities, convenience of purchasing programs and events online, and access to our online directory.

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Support the PTO

Support the PTO and please consider making a tax deductible donation.  The funds go toward delivering all our great events throughout the school year and directly to our schools for much needed equipment, programs and capital improvements.  Please donate through our website or make a check out to the Closter PTO.

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