Wishing all our Closter PTO families and teachers a very happy New Year!

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.


Porch Light Theatre @ Closter Production The Wizard of Oz INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Wed, Jan 18, 2017
Start: 7:00 PM - End: 8:00 PM
TMS Auditorium

Porch Light Studio and Stage and The Closter PTO present a production of "The Wizard of Oz," which will be performed on Saturday, April 1st, 2017. 

An informational meeting for parents & students will be held on Wednesday, January 18th, from 7-8 PM, at the Tenakill Auditorium.

See more details in the event listing for AUDITIONS (which will be held on Wednesday, January 25th, from 6-8 PM) below. 

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Porch Light Theatre @ Closter Production The Wizard of Oz AUDITIONS
Wed, Jan 25, 2017
Start: 6:00 PM - End: 8:00 PM
TMS Auditorium

Porch Light Studio and Stage and The Closter PTO present a production of "The Wizard of Oz," which will be performed on Saturday, April 1st, 2017. 

Come join our production - this is the first year we are offering this all new musical theatre program, through the Porch Light Theatre School @ Closter. Come follow the yellow brick road, and join us as a member of the cast where you can act, sing, and dance. Cast is open to Hillside 3rd & 4th Grade students and Tenakill 5th Grade students. For 4th and 5th Grade Students only, there is also the opportunity to be part of the Tech Crew.

An informational meeting for parents & students will be held on Wednesday, January 18th, from 7-8 PM, at the Tenakill Auditorium.

The fee is $200 per child for performers in the cast and $65 per child for the tech crew. 

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, January 25th, from 6-8 PM, at the Tenakill Auditorium. Auditions are for casting purposes only. All registered students will be accepted into the production. Audition time slots may be assigned.

To register your child for auditions, you must complete 2 steps by Tuesday, January 24th:

1. Click on the "For Sale" button below to register your child as either a member of the cast or the tech crew, and to submit your payment. 

2. CLICK HERE for the Porch Light Productions Website, and select "Porch Light Theatre @ Closter" from their homepage to complete the Porch Light registration online. 

You MUST complete both of these steps by Tuesday 1/24 for your child to be officially registered and to be included in the auditions.

REHEARSALS will be twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 PM, starting on January 30th and ending on March 29th. There will be additional rehearsals on Saturday 3/25 from 10 AM to 1 PM, and Thursday 3/30 from 5 to 8 PM. No rehearsals will be held over the February school break. Tech crew will start on March 6th. 

CLICK HERE for the Wizard of Oz FLYER with more information

Questions? Contact Melissa Morrison at melissalindemorrison@gmail.com.

 


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"Let's Glow Crazy!" Mother-Son Boys Night Out
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Start: 6:00 PM - End: 7:30 PM
HES Big Gym

Please join us for our 2nd annual Mother-Son Boys Night Out - "Let's Glow Crazy." - a special evening for Kindergarten thru 4th grade boys to celebrate with their mother or another special adult in their lives. There will be dinner, entertainment, and glow party fun - it's sure to be a memorable evening for all. 

Tickets are $35 per Mother-Son Couple, and $15 for each additional son. Tickets must be purchased in advance by clicking on the button below. 

We rely on enthusiastic volunteers to help make this event fun and memorable. If you'd like to volunteer or have other questions, please contact Rosemary Tristani at futuresoccermom1@gmail.com and Terri Dutton at slaterri@aol.com.

 


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3rd Annual Spelling Bee
Fri, Feb 03, 2017
Start: 7:00 PM
HES Big Gym

The Closter PTO presents our 3rd Annual Spelling Bee on Friday, February 3rd.

CLICK HERE for the Spelling Bee 2017 Flyer

CLICK HERE for the Spelling Bee 2017 Rules

This event is open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students ONLY. It is limited to the first 25 students per grade who register. A first place prize will be awarded for each grade. This event is FREE but you must register in advance. 

The DEADLINE to register your child for the 2017 Spelling Bee is Wednesday, February 1st. 

Principal Baffa will lead this year's Spelling Bee. Hillside Faculty will be the judges.

To register your child (3rd, 4th, or 5th grade only), click on "Get Started" below. Once the 25 spots are filled for any grade, it will be indicated with a "Sold Out" sign. 

For questions about this event, please contact Stephanie Lee at ssl310@yahoo.com or Angela Ferullo at closterptosa@gmail.com

 


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2nd Annual Daddy- Daughter Dance
Thu, Feb 09, 2017
Start: 6:00 PM
HES Big Gym

Please join us for the 2nd annual Daddy-Daughter dance - a special evening for Kindergarten thru 4th Grade girls to celebrate with their father or another special adult in their lives. There will be dinner, dancing, games, and fun, sure to be a memorable evening for all. Dress to impress.

Tickets are $35 per Daddy-Daughter Couple and $15 for each additional Daughter. Tickets must be purchased in advance by clicking on the "For Sale" button below.

Questions or interested in volunteering to help? Please contact Venessa Bokser at venessabokser@hotmail.com or Melissa Morrison at melissalinde2000@yahoo.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. 

Questions? Please contact our Dinner Dance chairs, Stefani Greenspan and Judy Terner, at stefgreenspan@gmail.com and ternerj@verizon.net

 


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