Closter PTO Committees

Below please find a list of the many Closter PTO committees and event chairs for the 2015-2016 school year. Please feel free to contact any event chairs for more information or to volunteer. Thank you for your continued support.

15th Annual Dinner Dance/The White Party - Friday, May 20th
Chair:   Stefani Greenspan and Judy Terner
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.

 

 
1st Annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance - Thursday, Feb. 11th
Chair:   Venessa Bokser and Sheryl Wagner
Description:  

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

 
1st Annual Jammin' Fun Mother-Son Dance - Thurs, Jan. 28th
Chair:   Rosemary Tristani and Terri Dutton
Description:  

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

 
2015-2016 - 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 Spelling Bee
Chair:   Stephanie Lee
Description:  

Join us for the Closter PTO's second annual Spelling Bee. Please stay tuned for more details. For any questions, please contact Stephanie Lee at ssl310@yahoo.com

 
After School Enrichment Program (ASEP)
Chair:   Xia Yuan, Changhui Sun, Lyndsay Lucious, and Melissa Lawin
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 both Hillside and Tenakill, 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: 
Lyndsay Lucious - lyndsaylucious1@gmail.com
Xia Yuan - yuanxia78@gmail.com
Changhui Sun - changhuisun@gmail.com
Melissa Lawin - melissa.lawin@gmail.com

 
Annual Military Bridge Night - Friday, April 1st, 2016
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- Sat, May 21st
Chair:   TBD - Please contact the board if you're interested in chairing
Description:  

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

 
Art to Remember, Hillside Sept-Oct 2015
Chair:   Yun Su Cho and Dory Kim
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. Order forms will be sent home in October.

 
Bicycle Safety Course - Sat, April 30th, 2016
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, February 26th - Hillside Big Gym
Chair:   Karen Freyre and Kara Yako
Description:  

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

 
Box Top Collection, Sept 3rd - May 27th
Chair:   Claudia Houck
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.

 
Closter Clothing/Spirit Wear
Chair:   Deirdre Connell, Dory Youn
Description:  

Clothing line for both schools

 
Fall Parent Social - Thursday, October 8th
Chair:   Pam Bern
Description:  

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

 
Family Portrait Night - Thursday, Oct. 15th
Chair:   Bridget Grant
Description:  

Say cheese! Colleen Kirk Photography will be joining us for our 3rd annual Family Portrait Night fundraiser. For $33, you are supporting our schools, having a photo session, and receiving a 10x13 color portrait of your choice. 

 
Halloween Costume Exchange, Oct 5th-9th
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, Oct. 25th
Chair:   Angela Ferullo
Description:  

It’s a spooky and spectacular Halloween Fair at the Tenakill Gym after the Closter Boro Halloween parade! Please contact Angela Ferullo at angeladedonato@aol.com if you are interested in volunteering to help.

 
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:   Melissa Lawin
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 Melissa Lawin
Description:  

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

 
Hillside Grade T-Shirts
Chair:   Dorhee Youn 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 Dorhee Youn at dekimyoung@gmail.com or Michele Wong at pinkshade@gmail.com 

 
Hillside Monday ASEP (After-School Enrichment Program)
Chair:   Xia Yuan, Changhui Sun, Lyndsay Lucious, and Melissa Lawin
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:   Nancy Sapper and Yun Su Park
Description:  

Please contact Nancy Sapper at nancydsapper@gmail.com or Yun Su Park at yunsu1973@yahoo.com if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch on Mondays at Hillside.

 
Hillside Spirit Clothing
Chair:   Dorhee Youn 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 Tuesday ASEP (After-School Enrichment Program)
Chair:   Xia Yuan, Changhui Sun, Lyndsay Lucious, and Melissa Lawin
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 ASEP (After-School Enrichment Program)
Chair:   Xia Yuan, Changhui Sun, Lyndsay Lucious, and Melissa Lawin
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.

 
KidsStuff Coupon Books, Sept 15-25th
Chair:   Katia Hervieu
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.

 
Mothers Day Plant Sale - Fri, May 6th
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 11th
Chair:   AnnMarie Colwell
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!

 
Talent Show at Hillside - Friday, March 11th
Chair:   Angela Ferullo
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 - Jan 11th-15th
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 Spirit Clothing
Chair:   Deirdre Connell
Description:  

Show your Tenakill Middle School pride with spirit clothing which is available for purchase. Please contact Deirdre Connell at deconl@aol.com for more information. 

 
Trivia Night - Friday, January 22nd
Chair:   Niti Agarwal and Ruchi Kothari
Description:  

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

 
Hillside Tuesday Lunches
Chair:   Conway Wong and Kara Yako
Description:  

Please contact Conway Wong at conwayw@gmail.com or Kara Yako at karayako@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch on Tuesdays at Hillside.

 
Hillside Wednesday Lunches
Chair:   George Yako
Description:  

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

 
Hillside Thursday Lunches
Chair:   Teresa Davis and Michele Wong
Description:  

Please contact Teresa Davis at tmdavis314@verizon.net or Michele Wong at pinkshade@gmail.com  if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch on Thursdays at Hillside.

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

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

 
Tenakill Monday Lunches
Chair:   Yooie Yun and Stephanie Lee
Description:  

Please contact Yooie Yun at yooie@yahoo.com or Stephanie Lee at ssl310@yahoo.com if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch at Tenakill on Monday.

 
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. 

 
Tenakill Thursday Lunches
Chair:   Vida Notariacola
Description:  

Please contact Vida Notariacola at veestees@hotmail.com if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch at Tenakill on Thursdays. 

 
Tenakill Friday Lunches
Chair:   Deirdre Connell and Marie Lee
Description:  

Please contact Deirdre Connell at deconl@aol.com or Marie Lee at mycl168@aol.com if you would like to volunteer to serve lunch on Friday at Tenakill

 

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