Closter PTO Welcomes You.

Happy Valentine's Day! The Closter PTO has many fun events and activities planned in February and March to help beat the winter blues. Please see below for our upcoming events.

Please note our upcoming events.

Bingo Night
Fri, Feb 26, 2016
HES Big Gym

Hillside 1st through 4th graders are invited to join our annual Bingo Night and play for FUN and PRIZES, on Friday, February 26th, in the Hillside Gym. Everyone participates and no one goes home empty handed.

Grades 1 & 2 will be from 5-6:30 PM

Grades 3 & 4 will be from 6:30-8 PM

CLICK HERE for the Bingo Night 2016 Flyer

Admission is free to all Hillside students, but you must register in advance. Click on the "Get Started" button below to register. Registration deadline is Thursday, February 18th. 

Parent volunteers are needed to make this event a success, especially for the younger grades, so please sign up for one or both sessions to lend a hand.

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact Kara Yako at or Karen Freyre at 


Click here to register for Bingo Night
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3rd Session Lunch Orders Due
Fri, Mar 04, 2016
Start: 12:00 PM

3rd Session lunch orders go on sale starting on Saturday, February 6th, 2016.

The last day to place 3rd Session lunch orders is Friday, March 4th, 2016. Late orders will be subject to a late penalty. Please get your orders in on time.

The 2nd Lunch Session ends Friday, March 11th, and the 3rd Lunch Session begins Monday, March 14th. 

The last day for 3rd Session Lunch changes will be Thursday, March 24th.

CLICK HERE to go the Lunch Program page for menus and to order

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Project Cicero NNJ Book Drive
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

The Closter PTO is excited to participate this year in the Project Cicero of Northern New Jersey Annual Book Drive, from February 1st through March 9th. Since 2013, Project Cicero NNJ has placed approximately 100,000 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 Monday, February 1st, through Wednesday, March 9th.

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 Book Drive Flyer for more information

If you or your children would like to help more with the Project Cicero Book Drive, they are also seeking volunteers to help with their book sorting on Friday, March 11th, and their Teachers' Book Fair on Saturday, March 12th, both at The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood. They are requesting at least 1 adult chaperone per 5 child volunteers. CLICK HERE for the PROJECT CICERO NNJ VOLUNTEER SIGN UP LINK for more information about the schedule and to sign up.

For more information about this organization, go to 

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

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HES Talent Show
Fri, Mar 11, 2016
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 11th, in the Hillside Gym. 

Kindergarten through 2nd grade will perform at 5pm

3rd and 4th Grade will perform at 7pm

The mandatory dress rehearsal will be on Thursday, March 10th (times will be assigned 1 wk prior to event)

If you'd like to participate, please CLICK HERE to download the 2016 TALENT SHOW ENTRY FORM and CHECKLIST. Submission deadline for the entry form is Wednesday, March 2, 2016. This form should be submitted to your classroom teacher in an envelope marked: Talent Show 2016.

If you'd like to participate in or volunteer to help with this event, please contact Angela Ferullo at,  Jeanette Watters at , or Alison Kenny at


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Closter PTO Spring Gala
Fri, May 20, 2016
To Be Confirmed

Please join us for the 15th Annual Closter PTO Dinner Dance/Spring Gala - this year it's The White Party. This is always a fun and memorable evening of dinner and dancing with fellow Closter parents and teachers, while also a very successful fundraiser for our school and PTO programs. Stay tuned for details.

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

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