Welcome back to school!  Please check the website often for upcoming events and deadlines!  

Remember to Purchase your 2017-2018 PTO Membership Dues. Membership gives access to the PTO Student Directory, School Lunch Program, After School Enrichment Program (ASEP), and PTO email and text notifications.  Please make sure to update your students' grade and teacher info for 2017-2018.


HES Fall Book Fair
HES Big Gym

Please join us Tuesday, September 26th to Thursday, September 28th for our Fall Scholastic Book Fair in the Hillside Gym.   More information is available on the book fair flyer, don't miss the fun early and evening sessions below, or review the full class schedule.

Books & Bites with Mom & Dad

• September 27th 8am- 8:30am K- 2nd
• September 28th 8am- 8:30am 3rd - 4th

PJ & Books with Mom & Dad

• September 27th 5pm- 7pm

We rely on a wonderful group of parent volunteers to keep the book fair running smoothly. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Mor Gil-Hefetz and Sharon Perelman at  hillsidebookfair@gmail.com or sign up directly here.  Look forward to seeing you there.

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Tenakill Author Visit - Sarah Weeks
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
TMS Auditorium

Sarah Weeks, a popular author whose books rarely spend time on the shelf, is spending the day at TMS.  She has written more than fifty picture books and novels for children and young adults including the best selling novels, Pie, Save Me a Seat and So B. It – which is now a feature length film. 

See our flyer for more information about Sarah and her books or please visit her at www.sarahweeks.com and on Twitter @authorweeks.

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7th & 8th Grades Back-to-School Night
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Tenakill Middle School
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ASEP FALL 2017 - MONDAY CLASSES BEGIN
Mon, Oct 02, 2017
Closter PTO
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Kevin Wanzer "Celebrating Ohana" parent assembly
Mon, Oct 02, 2017
Start: 7:00 PM
Tenakill Middle School

As part of Hillside and Tenakill's Week of Respect, the Closter Schools invite you to join us October 2nd for a parent assembly with comedian and inspirational speaker Kevin Wanzer. Kevin has spent many years, energizing and inspiring audiences of all ages through comedic storytelling. Kevin will be speaking to Hillside and Tenakill students that day about the importance of living with authenticity, making positive choices, embracing and celebrating diversity, and much more.  Kevin's assembly is a great jumping off point to share a conversation with your children about the challenges that face them everyday. Click here for Kevin Wanzer flyer or visit kevinwanzer.com for more information. 

 

 

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Hillside School Picture Day
Tue, Oct 03, 2017
Hillside Elementary School

Ready, set, smile.  Hillside School Picture day is here.  Please remember to bring in your forms, or order online at mylifetouch.com. 

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3rd & 4th Grades Back-to-School Night
Tue, Oct 03, 2017
HES Big Gym
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Halloween Costume Exchange - 8:10-8:40 AM & 3:10-3:40 PM
Hillside Elementary School

Drop off dates October 2nd and 3rd, pick up dates October 5th and 6th

Get your trick or treaters ready for Halloween with the annual Costume Exchange. Bring your old and outgrown costumes to the Hillside School on Monday, October 2nd or Tuesday, October 3, either before school (from 8:10-8:40 AM) or after school (from 3:10-3:40 PM). You will receive a ticket for each costume which can then be used towards other costumes (1 costume = 1 ticket) which will be displayed and available for "purchase" on Thursday, October 5th, and Friday, October 6th, from 8:10-8:40 AM or 3:10-3:40 PM. Don't have any costumes to exchange but want to shop for new costumes for your goblins and ghouls? Costumes will also be available for purchase on Friday, October 6th, for $5 each. Please contact Sue Lerant at frasue36@gmail.com, Kristin Schwartz at kschwanderson@hotmail.com or Tamara Schwartz at tmcshwartz@verizon.net  with questions or if you'd like to volunteer to help with the Costume Exchange. 

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Porch Light Theatre @ Closter PTO
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Start: 6:00 PM
TMS Auditorium

Porch Light Studio and Stage and The Closter PTO present a production of "Annie"  which will be performed on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. Come show off your talents and act, sing,and dance down "Easy Street" or work behind the scenes as a member of the tech crew. Cast is open to Hillside and Tenakill students in grades 2-5. Only students in grades 4-5 can join tech crew.

An informational meeting for parents & students will be held on October 16th, at 6:00pm at the Tenakill Auditorium.

Fees:$200 per child to perform in the cast (All registered students will be accepted into the production. Auditions will be held for casting purposes only.) and $65 per child for tech crew. Click here for registration flyer

Registration: To register you must complete two steps:

Step 1: Visit http://porchlightproductions.org and fill out registrations forms. 

Step 2: Visit  Closter PTO page to complete registration and submit fees. 

For questions, please contact Melissa Morrison at melissalindemorrison@gmail.com 

 


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Fall Social
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Start: 7:00 PM
SearHouse, Closter

Save the Date for the Closter PTO 2017 Fall Parent Social

More info coming soon...

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Hillside Author and Illustrator Visit: Annica Mrose Rissi and Zachariah Ohora
Tue, Oct 24, 2017
Hillside Elementary School

We are delighted to announce that author, Anica Mrose Rissi and illustrator, Zachariah Ohora will visit Hillside Elementary School grades K-2 on Tuesday, October 24th to discuss their book, "The Teacher's Pet."This hilarious tale by debut picture book author Anica Mrose Rissi, brilliantly illustrated by Zachariah OHora, will keep kids giggling page after page as the class comes together to solve one BIG problem.

Our Author Visits are a wonderful opportunity for young readers to meet the creators and illustrators of the books they read. We have arranged for both students and teachers to purchase autographed copies of their books. Please consider extending your child's learning experience through the purchase of an autographed book.

Books can be ordered online by clicking the "For Sale" button below or by submitting the paper order form with payment to your child's teacher.

CLICK HERE for more information about "The Teacher's Pet"

CLICK HERE for "Teacher's Pet" order form

The deadline to order books is Thursday, October 5. 

Questions? Please contact Venessa Bokser at venessabokser@hotmail.com and Pam Bern at pammibitt@gmail.com 


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Halloween Fair
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
Start: 1:30 PM - End: 3:30 PM
Tenakill Middle School

The annual Closter PTO Halloween Fair will take place at the Tenakill Middle School Gym on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 following the Borough of Closter Ragamuffin Parade. Please come in costume and be sure not to miss this afternoon filled with fun activities, including games, crafts, food, DJ and more... Click HERE to view Halloween flyer

We need enthusiastic volunteers to help make this event a success. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Jenn Stern at jenniferhoen@yahoo.com

If you would like more information regarding the Borough of Closter parade, please check out the Closter Recreation website , or contact Jim Oettinger, the Director of Closter Recreation, at closterrecjim@aol.com

 

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