Closter PTO Welcomes You.

Spring has arrived! The Closter PTO has a number of wonderful events planned throughout April and May - don't miss out! Please see below for our upcoming events. 

Tickets are now ON SALE for our 15th annual Dinner Dance, The White Party, on Saturday, May 20th, at Montammy Country Club. Click on the link in the right sidebar or scroll down to purchase your event and raffle tickets today! This event is open to PTO members and non-members. See you there! 


Please note our upcoming events.

8th Grade Dance Photo Submission Deadline
Fri, Apr 29, 2016
Tenakill Middle School

WANTED: Photos of current Tenakill 8th graders!
The 8th Grade Graduation committee is seeking photos for the montage for the 8th Grade Dance. We cannot include pictures of private celebrations or events, but photos from kindergarten on up for all school related events (e.g. class trips and parties) are welcome for submission. Please send your digital photos to by April 29. Thank you!

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Bicycle Safety Rally
Sat, Apr 30, 2016
Start: 10:00 AM
Hillside Elementary School

Refresh your child's riding skills with this spring, bike-riding tune-up.  Free to all Hillside and Tenakill students (K thru 8), the Closter PTO is hosting a Bicycle Safety Rally to emphasize safe riding as we head into the warmer months.

This event will be Saturday, April 30th, from 10-11:30 AM at the Hillside Elementary School parking lot by the basketball courts.  Students should attend with their bicycle AND helmet and be prepared to ride. This program will be best for those participants who confidently know how to ride a bicycle. 

Bicycles and helmets will be inspected for safety, and participants will ride on courses to learn and review safe bike handling skills.  If time permits, we will again play safe bicycle games.

This event will cover the importance of always wearing a helmet, as well as ensuring that the helmet fits properly; rider safety; the rules of the road; and bicycle fitness.

Parents or guardians must accompany children. This is NOT a drop-off program.  

Online registration is required so that the participants can be organized into age groups. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Conway Wong at, (201) 497-4222, or George Yako at

CLICK HERE to view the Bicycle Safety Rally flyer


Click here to register for Bicycle Safety Rally
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Mother's Day Plant Sale
Fri, May 06, 2016
Start: 8:30 AM - End: 3:30 PM
HES Small Gym

It's almost time for the 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. Please stay tuned for the class visit schedule. 

Please remember to send your child in with a small box to carry their plants home in that day. 

If you are available to help with this fundraiser, please contact Kristin Schwartz or Teresa Davis  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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Family Fun Night - NY Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox
Fri, May 06, 2016
Start: 7:00 PM
Yankee Stadium

Join the Closter PTO for a fun evening of baseball, as the New York Yankees play the Boston Red Sox, on Friday, May 6th, at 7 PM at Yankee Stadium. This is sure to be a fun and memorable night for all families, while also supporting Closter Schools.

All tickets have now been sold. Thank you to our Closter PTO families for your enthusiastic responses and support.

If you have questions, please contact Judy Terner at or Stefani Greenspan at

Looking forward to seeing you at the ballgame.

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Spring Fair
Sat, May 14, 2016
Start: 11:00 AM - End: 4:00 PM
Tenakill Middle School

The Annual Closter PTO Spring Fair will be held at Tenakill Middle School on Saturday, May 14th, from 11 AM - 4 PM. Lots of wonderful activities and entertainment planned for this year - new bounce houses, rides, rock wall, delicious food, and a DJ and performances. Fun for all ages - you won't want to miss it.

We rely on enthusiastic parent volunteers to make this event a success. If you are interested in chairing this fun family event or would like to volunteer to help, please contact the co-VPs of Student Activities, Jeanette Watters at or Angela Ferullo at

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PTO Recruitment Tea
Tue, May 17, 2016
Start: 1:00 PM
HES Small Gym

The PTO Executive Board invites you to attend our Annual PTO Recruitment Tea being held Tuesday, May 17th, from 1-3 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 2016-2017 school year.  

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

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

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 our Closter PTO Co-Presidents, Kristin Schwartz & Tamara Schwartz, at

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Tenakill Summer Reading Book Fair
Wed, May 18, 2016
TMS Library

This year, we are pleased to offer the Tenakill Summer Reading Book Fair, on Tuesday, May 17th, and Wednesday, May 18th, at the TMS Library. A great opportunity for students and parents to stock up on summer reading before school's out.

TMS Summer Reading Book Fair Hours:

Tuesday, May 17th - 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM AND 6 to 8 PM

Wednesday, May 18th - 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

A selection of books for adults will also be offered, so please feel free to stop by and shop.  We are again offering evening hours (6-8 PM) on Tuesday 5/17 for those who cannot come during the day. 

Please remember to send in money with your child on their scheduled Book Fair visit day.

If you have any questions, please email Sue Argenziano at and Claudia Houck at

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Closter PTO Dinner Dance - "The White Party"
Fri, May 20, 2016
Start: 8:00 PM
Montammy Country Club

Please join us for the 15th Annual Closter PTO Dinner Dance - this year it's The White Party and will be hosted under the stars at the Montammy Country Club in Alpine, NJ. Don your chicest WHITE clothing and get ready for an extraordinary evening of PURE fun. Join us for dinner, drinks, and dancing with fellow Closter parents and teachers, while also supporting our school and PTO programs.

White attire requested. Gentlemen should dress smooth with swagger - jeans or slacks and a white button down are acceptable. Ladies should look radiant in a chic white number. 

Buy your tickets today. Event tickets are $100 per person.

There are raffle tickets for our wonderful raffle baskets available at 2 levels:

"White Tickets" for premium baskets are $25 each or 5 for $100

"Green Tickets" for regular baskets are $5 each or 25 for $100

This event is open to PTO Members and Non-Members/Guests.

Members, click on the orange button ("Parents Log In Or Create An Account") below to purchase your tickets.

Non-members/guests, please click on the blue button ("Continue As a Guest") below to purchase your tickets.

We strongly encourage you to purchase your raffle tickets in advance online, so that your raffle tickets will be pre-labeled with your name. That way, you can spend less time labeling tickets on the evening of the White Party and more time enjoying the festivities.

Tremendous gratitude to our White Party sponsors:

Silver Level:

Stop & Shop

Bronze Level:

Dr. Eliaz Kaufman, DDS, 286 Madison Dental
Gan Aviv
Olive & Oak
The Law Offices of Daniel E. Serata, Esq.
Benzel-Busch Mercedes-Benz
Danbe Dental
Harvest Bistro & Bar
Dr. Russell Sandman/Bergen Orthodontics

There is still an opportunity for you or your business to sponsor The White Party and support our schools. CLICK HERE for the 2016 White Party Sponsorship Letter, with more details about sponsorship levels. 

Please contact the Co-VPs of Fundraising and the White Party chairs, Stefani Greenspan at or Judy Terner at, with questions or if you are interested in volunteering to help. We truly need a large group of motivated parent volunteers to make this event a success. 

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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PTO Wish List Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
Thu, Jun 09, 2016
Start: 1:00 PM - End: 3:00 PM
HES Small Gym

The Closter PTO would like to invite all Closter PTO families to our combined PTO Wish List Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Lunch, in the Hillside Small Gym from 1 to 3 PM.  Ms. Joanne Newberry, Superintendent of the Closter Schools, will present the list of items being provided to HES and TMS with PTO funds. This event also gives us the chance to express our gratitude  to all our volunteers for all their hard work during the 2015-2016 year with a lunch to celebrate.  It has been an incredible year.

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