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 mark the end of the winter and the start of spring! Please see our upcoming events and deadlines below.


3rd Session Lunch Orders Due
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
HES & TMS

3rd Session lunch orders go on sale starting on Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

The last day to place 3rd Session lunch orders is Sunday, March 26th, 2017. Late orders will not be processed. Please get your orders in on time.

The 2nd Lunch Session ends Friday, March 31st, and the 3rd Lunch Session begins Monday, April 3rd. 

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

PLEASE NOTE a few updated policies for the 3rd Lunch Session:

1. Due to the short session, there will be NO LUNCH CHANGES for Session 3. Please plan and order accordingly. We encourage everyone to visit our vendors prior to placing your children's lunch orders, to sample food items before you order them.

2. Please make sure you have NO outstanding substitute lunch balance from previous sessions. Orders will not be accepted until that balance being paid.

3. Starting April 1st, substitute lunches will all be priced at $5 PER ITEM.

Questions? For Hillside, email HillsideLunchVP@gmail.com and for Tenakill, email TenakillLunchVP@gmail.com

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Closter PTO Dinner Dance - "The Grand Affair" Silent Auction
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
HES & TMS

SILENT AUCTION IS OPEN FOR BIDDING 

The Grand Affair was that and so much more.  And the fun isn't over yet.  The Silent Auction items are still available for bidding.  Don't miss out on these amazing experiences and items.

CLICK HERE for The Grand Affair Silent Auction Site, where you will find a number of exceptional experiences and unique luxury items that you, your children and others are sure to enjoy.
Please note: this online auction will close on Sunday, March 26th at 8 PM.

Each time you bid, you support our schools. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. We encourage you to have your family and friends bid on items as well. Please join us in thanking our donors for these amazing offerings and start bidding. Good Luck.

If you have other questions, please contact Stefani Greenspan (stefgreenspan@gmail.com) or Judy Terner(ternerj@verizon.net).
  
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Half Day-Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thu, Mar 30, 2017
End: 12:40 PM
HES & TMS
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Thursday Theater Day at Westwood Cinemas - BOSS BABY
Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Start: 2:00 PM
Westwood Theaters

Trying to figure out what to do on Thursday, March 30th, when Closter Schools have a half day for Parent-Teacher Conferences? Bring your kids for a fun afternoon at the movies at Westwood Theaters, located at 182 Center Avenue, Westwood, NJ.

There will be a private screening for Closter PTO members and their guests of BOSS BABY at 2 PM. Doors open at 1:45 PM.

 

Tickets will be $15 per person and include your movie ticket along with unlimited popcorn and a drink, which will be hand delivered to you.

Purchase your tickets in advance by clicking on the "For Sale" button below. We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance, so that we have enough snacks and drinks prepared for everyone. That way, you just check in and go right into the theater to get your seats.


Click here to order for Thursday Theater Day at Westwood Cinemas - BOSS BABY
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2nd Session Lunch Ends
Fri, Mar 31, 2017
HES & TMS
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Porch Light Theatre @ Closter Production of The Wizard of Oz
Sat, Apr 01, 2017
TMS Auditorium

Come follow the yellow brick road. You are invited to join us for the first Porch Light Theatre @ Closter musical theatre production of The Wizard of Oz, on Saturday, April 1st, at the TMS Auditorium. There will be 2 performances, starting at 11 AM and 3 PM. Come see our talented 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade performers and tech crew put on a fun and entertaining performance. Directed by Porch Light Studio & Stage, Glen Rock, NJ - www.porchlightproductions.org

Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased below. 

For Closter PTO Members, please click on the ORANGE button ("Parents Sign In Or Create An Account") below to purchase your tickets.

For Closter PTO Non-Members, please click on the BLUE button ("Continue As A Guest") below to purchase your tickets.

CLICK HERE for the Porch Light Theatre @ Closter Wizard of Oz FLYER

Questions? Contact Melissa Morrison at melissalindemorrison@gmail.com

  
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3rd Session Lunch Begins
Mon, Apr 03, 2017
HES & TMS
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No School - Spring Break
HES & TMS

Spring Break is from Monday, April 10th, through Friday, April 14th, 2017. Have a wonderful break.

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Hillside Authors Visit: Sergio Ruzzier, Rowboat Watkins, and Brendan Wenzel
Tue, May 02, 2017
Start: 10:30 AM - End: 11:15 AM
HES Big Gym

We are delighted to announce a Hillside Authors Visit on Tuesday, May 2nd, from 10:30-11:15 AM, for grades K-2, featuring 3 wonderful, award-winning children's authors:

  • Sergio Ruzzier, reading from his book, "This Is Not A Picture Book"

  • Rowboat Watkins, reading from his book, "Pete With No Pants"

  • Brendan Wenzel, reading from his book, "They All Saw A Cat," which was a 2017 Caldecott Honor Book

An author visit is a wonderful opportunity for young readers to meet the creators of the books they read, and we have arranged for both students and teachers to purchase autographed copies of their books. Please consider extending this learning experience by purchasing an autographed book. Autographed books make great gifts for family and friends as well. 

Books can be purchased ONLINE using the "For Sale" button below

OR you can CLICK HERE for the Ruzzier, Watkins, & Wenzel Authors Visit Order Form, which you can print, complete, and submit with payment (by check made payable to "Closter PTO") to your child's teacher.

The Order Deadline is Thursday, April 6th

CLICK HERE for the Hillside Authors Visit: Ruzzier, Watkins, and Wenzel INFORMATIONAL FLYER for more details


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