Closter PTO Committees

Below please find a list of the various Closter PTO committees and event chairs for the 2016-2017 school year. Please feel free to contact any event chairs for more information or to volunteer. Thank you for your continued support.

16th Annual Dinner Dance
Chair:   Catherine Ro
Description:  

Join us for a fun evening of dinner and dancing while supporting our schools. We require a large number of volunteers to make this event a success! Please contact us to find out more information.

 

 
2016-2017 - CALL AS NEEDED
Chair:   Please contact any member of the PTO Board
Description:  

No matter how little or how much time you have - WE ALWAYS NEED MORE PARENT VOLUNTEERS! Contact us today - we have a role for you!

 
2nd Annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance
Chair:   Venessa Bokser and Melissa Morrison
Description:  

Please join us for the 2nd annual Father-Daugher Sweetheart Dance - a special evening for girls to celebrate with their father or another special adult in their lives! 

 
2nd Annual Jammin' Fun Mother-Son Dance
Chair:   Rosemary Tristani and Terri Dutton
Description:  

Please join us for our 2nd annual Jammin' Fun Mother-Son Dance - a special evening for boys to celebrate with their mothers or another special adult in thier lives!

 
3rd Annual Spelling Bee
Chair:   Stephanie Lee
Description:  

Join us for the Closter PTO's 3rd annual Spelling Bee. Please stay tuned for more details. 

 
After School Enrichment Program (ASEP)
Chair:   Xia Yuan, Erika Srinivasan and Michele Wong
Description:  

The Closter PTO offers an After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) at Hillside Elementary School and at Tenakill Middle School in the Fall and Winter. ASEP is sponsored and administered by the Closter PTO. It is not a school program. We offer an incredible variety of classes and activities, including yoga, chess, mad science, magic, photography, art, nature, and sports. Classes will run from 3:20-4:20 PM at Hillside, for 2 8-week sessions (fall and winter). More information will be available online, including class descriptions and registration, in early September. For any questions, please contact the ASEP coordinators: 
Xia Yuan - yuanxia78@gmail.com
Erika Srinivasan - erikattt@yahoo.com
Michele Wong - pinkshade@gmail.com 

 

 

 
Annual Military Bridge Night
Chair:   Eileen Smith and Sue Argenziano
Description:  

Always a memorable night out, filled with fun, laughter, fair play and wonderful raffle baskets to support our schools!

 
Annual Spring Fair
Chair:   Angela Ferullo and Alison Kenny
Description:  

A day of family fun, which includes sporting activities, demonstrations, crafts, vendors, music, and food! This event requires many volunteers to be a success! Please contact the Co-VPs of Student Activities, Angela Ferullo and Alison Kenny, for more information.

 
Art to Remember, Hillside Sept-Oct 2016
Chair:   Janice Yeoh, Erika Bettinardi, and Rani Lohana
Description:  

Look back at and treasure your child’s growth through artwork! Art to Remember gives you the opportunity to order wonderful memorabilia displaying your child’s original artwork. We also are always looking for volunteers to come into the Art classes to help students with their projects. Stay tuned for more information - and keep an eye out for order forms, which will be sent home in October!

 
Bicycle Safety Course
Chair:   George Yako and Conway Wong
Description:  

Join the Closter Police as they conduct a bicycle safety course for HES and TMS students. Kids will learn ways to ride safer and smarter. Be on the lookout for more details about this important event in the spring!

 
BINGO Night - Friday, April 21st
Chair:   Angela Ferullo and Felice Dhan
Description:  

BINGO spells a night of Fun and Prizes for Hillside 1st through 4th graders!

 
Box Top Collection, September 2016 to May 2017
Chair:   Vinni Sabnani
Description:  

Get ready to cut those BoxTops! Go to www.boxtops4education.com for a list of your favorite foods which carry the Box Tops logo.  Remember, the classroom that collects the most wins a surprise gift! All proceeds from the collection go directly back to the Closter schools.

 
CLO Magnets
Chair:   Kara Yako
Description:  

Show your Closter pride on your car (or any other metal or magnetic surface) with your very own CLO magnet! 

 
Closter Clothing/Spirit Wear
Chair:   Queenie Pae and Michele Wong (Hillside) and Tenakill Chair TBD
Description:  

Spirit clothing for both Closter Schools!

 
Fall Parent Social
Chair:   Pam Bern and Jennifer Stern
Description:  

Please join us for an evening of fun and mingling with other Closter parents!  

 
Family Portrait Night - October 18th-19th
Chair:   Christina Kim
Description:  

Say cheese! Join us for our 4th annual Family Portrait Night fundraiser. Support our schools while getting a nice family portrait taken!

 
Halloween Costume Exchange
Chair:   Sue Lerant
Description:  

Get your trick or treaters ready for Halloween! Bring your old and outgrown costumes and exchange for tickets that can be used towards other "like new" costumes! 

 
Halloween Fair - TMS - Sunday, October 30th
Chair:   Angela Ferullo and Alison Kenny
Description:  

It’s a spooky and spectacular Halloween Fair at the Tenakill Gym after the Closter Boro Halloween parade! Please contact the Co-VPs of Student Activities, Angela Ferullo and Alison Kenny, if you are interested in chairing this event or volunteering to help. 

 
HES & TMS Class Parents
Chair:   Venessa Bokser and Rosemary Tristani (Hillside), Maria Matos (Tenakill)
Description:  

Get involved in supporting your child's teacher in the classroom as a Class Parent! A wonderful opportunity to visit school and be involved in activities such as class parties, field trips, and other events. 

 

 
Hillside Author Visits
Chair:   Pam Bern and Venessa Bokser
Description:  

An enriching educational experience for Hillside students which brings authors to school to read books and provide signed copies for purchase for students! 

 
Hillside Birthday Book Club
Chair:   Lukshmi Puttanniah
Description:  

The Birthday Book Club provides special opportunity to honor your child’s birthday with a book donation to the Hillside School Library. What a wonderful, memorable way to support our school library!!

 
Hillside Book Fair (Fall & Spring)
Chair:   Teresa Davis and Mor Gil-Hefetz
Description:  

Please join us in the fall and in the spring as we offer a diverse collection of Scholastic books for purchase for students, teachers, and parents alike!

 
Hillside Cultural Arts
Chair:   Conway Wong and Michele Wong
Description:  

This committee helps to plan various cultural events and assemblies at Hillside School over the course of the school year. 

 
Hillside Friday Lunches
Chair:   Lukshmi Puttanniah and Mikelle Schifter-Hochron
Description:  

Please contact Lukshmi Puttanniah at Lputtanniah@gmail.com and Mikelle Schifter-Hochron at mikelle.s@gmail.com  if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch on Fridays at Hillside.

 
Hillside Grade T-Shirts
Chair:   Queenie Pae and Michele Wong
Description:  

We are delighted to be offering you the opportunity to purchase Grade T-Shirts for the upcoming year. Each grade (K-4) has a unique color and has the Hillside logo on the front left and our PTO logo on the back. Wear these t-shirts throughout the year and during school activities, such as class trips. Adults sizes are also available. For inquiries, please contact Queenie Pae at queenielaiki@hotmail.com or Michele Wong at pinkshade@gmail.com 

 
Hillside Monday ASEP (After-School Enrichment Program)
Chair:   Xia Yuan, Erika Srinivasan, and Michele Wong
Description:  

ASEP is an after-school enrichment program for all elementary grades. We offer an incredible variety of classes including yoga, mad science, arts, cards games, nature and sports. We run two 8 week sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Winter. Classes run from 3:20 p.m to 4:20 p.m. at Hillside School. Class descriptions and registration forms will be online in early September. Priority placement is given to PTO Members.

 
Hillside Monday Lunches
Chair:   Alka Srinivasan
Description:  

Please contact Alka Srinivasan at alkasrinivasan@yahoo.com if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch on Mondays at Hillside.

 
Hillside Spirit Clothing
Chair:   Queenie Pae and Michele Wong
Description:  

The Closter PTO also offers Spirit Clothing for Hillside School in the school colors RED & WHITE!   Look cool in school and show your HES school spirit!

 
Hillside Thursday Lunches
Chair:   Teresa Davis and Queenie Pae
Description:  

Please contact Teresa Davis at tmdavis314@verizon.net and Queenie Pae at queenielaiki@hotmail.com if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch on Thursdays at Hillside.

 
Hillside Tuesday ASEP (After-School Enrichment Program)
Chair:   Xia Yuan, Erika Srinivasan, and Michele Wong
Description:  

ASEP is an after-school enrichment program for all elementary grades. We offer an incredible variety of classes including yoga, mad science, arts, cards games, nature and sports. We run two 8 week sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Winter. Classes run from 3:20 p.m to 4:20 p.m. at Hillside School. Class descriptions and registration forms will be online in early September. Priority placement is given to PTO Members.

 
Hillside Tuesday Lunches
Chair:   Kara Yako and Kelly Kwon
Description:  

Please contact Kara Yako at karayako@gmail.com and Kelly Kwon at papayakel@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch on Tuesdays at Hillside.

 
Hillside Wednesday ASEP (After-School Enrichment Program)
Chair:   Xia Yuan, Erika Srinivasan, and Michele Wong
Description:  

ASEP is an after-school enrichment program for all elementary grades. We offer an incredible variety of classes including yoga, mad science, arts, cards games, nature and sports. We run two 8 week sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Winter. Classes run from 3:20 p.m to 4:20 p.m. at Hillside School. Class descriptions and registration forms will be online in early September. Priority placement is given to PTO Members.

 
Hillside Wednesday Lunches
Chair:   George Yako and Annmarie Colwell
Description:  

Please contact George Yako at georgeyako1@gmail.com and Annmarie Colwell at annmariecolwell@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch on Wednesdays at Hillside.

 
KidsStuff Coupon Books/Discount Cards
Chair:   Debbie Kraner
Description:  

Raise money for the Closter Schools while saving money on clothing, shoes, toys, electronics, sporting goods, activities, food and so much more! KidsStuff Coupon Books  are filled with great coupons to your favorite stores. Coupons are valid for over a year!  Look out for your order form in September.

 
KinderCamp
Chair:   Nancy Sapper
Description:  

This event over the summer helps to welcome incoming kindergarteners and their families into the Closter PTO community! A fun and casual playdate for the kids as they get ready to head back to school. 

 
Mothers Day Plant Sale - Fri, May 5th
Chair:   Kristin Schwartz and Teresa Davis
Description:  

Mother’s Day wouldn’t be complete without flowers. We give the children the opportunity to purchase flowers to bring home to their mom! This is a wonderful event for all the children and parents to enjoy.

 
Movie Night - Friday, December 9th
Chair:   Annmarie Colwell and Jeanette Watters
Description:  

A fun and entertaining evening, where kids bring their sleeping bags and pillows to watch a move with friends in the Hillside Gym. Popcorn and beverages served!

 
Recess Equipment
Chair:   Shiran Slutzky
Description:  

This committee provides sporting and other outdoor activity equipment for our students to use during recess. 

 
School Supply Kits
Chair:   Ellen Lutvak
Description:  

Make back-to-school shopping easier and more convenient by ordering one of our grade-specific school supply kits, with all items confirmed on the Hillside and Tenakill teacher lists! Keep your eye out for order forms (sent home and posted here on the website) in June for the upcoming school year!

 
Talent Show at Hillside
Chair:   Angela Ferullo, Alison Kenny, and Jeanette Watters
Description:  

Time for the children to show off one of their many hidden talents! A family evening of entertainment filled with performances by our own rising stars!

 
Tenakill Book Fair
Chair:   Claudia Houck and Sue Argenziano
Description:  

Tenakill students are given the opportunity to browse and purchase from a diverse selection of Scholastic books, while also supporting the Closter Schools.

 
Tenakill Cultural Arts
Chair:   TBD - Please contact the board if you're interested in chairing
Description:  

This committee helps to plan various cultural activities and assemblies at Tenakill over the course of the school year. Please contact any member of the Closter PTO board if you are interested in chairing this committee.

 
Tenakill Friday Lunches
Chair:   Jeannie Ross
Description:  

Please contact Jeannie Ross at jeannieross@optonline.net if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch on Friday at Tenakill

 
Tenakill Monday Lunches
Chair:   Nancy Reilly
Description:  

Please contact Nancy Reilly at reillynan@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch at Tenakill on Monday.

 
Tenakill Spirit Clothing
Chair:   TBD - Please contact the board if you're interested in chairing
Description:  

Show your Tenakill Middle School pride with spirit clothing which is available for purchase. Please contact any member of the Closter PTO Board if you are interested in chairing this committee.

 
Tenakill Thursday Lunches
Chair:   Vida DeLeon and Sue Argenziano
Description:  

Please contact Vida DeLeon at veestees@hotmail.com and Sue Argenziano at sueargen@optonline.net if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch at Tenakill on Thursdays. 

 
Tenakill Tuesday Lunches
Chair:   Sue Argenziano
Description:  

Please contact Sue Argenziano at sueargen@optonline.net if you would like to serve lunch at Tenakill on Tuesdays. 

 
Tenakill Wednesday Lunches
Chair:   Nancy Reilly
Description:  

Please contact Nancy Reilly at reillynan@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch at Tenakill on Wednesdays. 

 
Trivia Night - Friday, January 20th
Chair:   Niti Agarwal, Ruchi Kothari, and Rose Frasco
Description:  

Please join us for our Annual Trivia Night Ultimate Brain Challenge "Live" TV Game Show for grades K-5. Prizes for everyone!

 




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