Closter PTO Committees

Please consider joining one or more of the below Closter PTO committees or signing up for our "Call as Needed" list.
We need your help to make these events and activites great for our kids, schools, and community! 

To join a committee:

  • Log into your account on the Closter PTO website
  • Navigate to the "Volunteer" menu, choose "Volunteer for Committees"
  • Scroll through the committee list and check the boxes for the committees that you would like to participate in, and submit your form
  • The committee chairs will reach out to you with next steps

For more information on any of the committees, feel free to contact the committee chairs directly at the emails listed. 

Thank you for your continued support!  

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Mathnasium Night
Chair:   TBD
Description:  
 
2020-2021 - CALL AS NEEDED
Chair:   Please contact any member of the PTO Board
Description:  

Not sure how you can help? No matter how little or how much time you have - WE ALWAYS NEED MORE PARENT VOLUNTEERS! Sign up for our volunteer opportunity list or Contact Us to discuss any open roles!

 
Fall Social
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED
Description:  

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

 
Halloween Fair
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED
Description:  

It’s a spooky and spectacular Halloween Fair at the Tenakill Gym after the Closter Boro Halloween parade!

Chair needed! To volunteer, please contact:

Liz Fanelli - elizabeth.fanelli@gmail.com

Jeanette Lee - jeanettelee429@gmail.com

 
School Spirit Wear
Chair:   Jill Lim
Description:  

Show your Hillside and Tenakill Schools pride with spirit clothing and items for sale in our school store!

 
Hillside Art to Remember
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED
Description:  

Look back at and treasure your child’s growth through artwork! Art to Remember is a creative fundraiser allowing parents to purchase keepsake products customized with their child’s art – each purchase captures a moment in time and raises funds for our school!

This year, we are bringing Art to Remember into your home with a new virtual program! Help us make sure families can keep the tradition going this year while supporting our schools! No artistic talent required! Just a helping hand to meet project guidelines.

 

 
Hillside Movie Night
Chair:   Freida Topalian and Lisa Tripodi
Description:  

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

 
Class Parents
Chair:   Lukshmi Puttanniah and Tamara Schwartz (Hillside) & Kristin Schwartz and Venessa Bokser (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.

To volunteer for class parent, update your child's grade, teacher, and session + tick the volunteer box here: Volunteer for Class Parent - Deadline is 9/18/20

 
Hillside Holiday Boutique
Chair:   Lindsay Chiat and Elys Vasquez-Iscan
Description:  

Shop for loved ones and friends at our annual Hillside Holiday Boutique! 

For more information, please contact:

Lindsay Chiat - lindsaychiat@gmail.com

Elys Vasquez-Iscan - ev2128@tc.columbia.edu

 
After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) Hillside
Chair:   Jill Herling, Eunice Grobler, Chen Kaufman, Tali Perel
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 at closterasep@gmail.com 
Jill Herling, Eunice Grobler, Chen Kaufman, Tali Perel

 
After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) Tenakill
Chair:   Felice Dhan
Description:  

The Closter PTO offers an After School Enrichment Program (ASEP), sponsored and administered by the Closter PTO. We offer an incredible variety of classes and activities, running from 3:20-4:20 PM for an 8-week session. 

Co-chair and volunteers needed

For more information please contact Felice Dhan -  felicecooper@aol.com

 
Hillside Fall & Spring Book Fairs
Chair:   Hagit Harlev and Monica Cho
Description:  

Help support Fall and Spring book fairs by setting up, managing payments, and organizing a diverse collection of Scholastic books for purchase for students, teachers, and parents alike!

For more information please contact:

Hagit Harlev - pazgalha@gmail.com

Monica Cho - chunsa428@msn.com

 

 
Trivia Night
Chair:   Tara Clark
Description:  

Please join us for our Annual Trivia Night Ultimate Brain Challenge "Live" TV Game Show for grades 1-6. Prizes for everyone!

For more information, please contact:

Tara Clark - tara.l.clark@gmail.com

 
Mother-Son Dance
Chair:   Lukshmi Puttanniah. Magaly Cross, Tamara Schwartz, Erika Srinivasan
Description:  

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

 
Tenakill Fall & Spring Book Fairs
Chair:   Tamara Schwartz
Description:  

Help support Fall and Spring book fairs by setting up, managing payments and organizing a diverse collection of Scholastic books for purchase for students, teachers, and parents alike!

For more information please contact Tamara Schwartz - Tmcschwartz@verizon.net

 
Daddy-Daughter Dance
Chair:   Avishag Ravid, Lital Shahrabany, Liat Hasin
Description:  

Please join us for the Daddy-Daughter Dance - a special evening for girls to celebrate with their father or another special adult in their lives!

 
Spelling Bee
Chair:   Rose Frasco and Inbar Yodfat
Description:  

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

For more information, please contact:

Rose Fracco - eyeball2001@yahoo.com

Inbar Yodfat- inbarr@gmail.com

 
Tenakill Cultural Arts
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED
Description:  

This committee helps to plan various cultural activities and assemblies at Tenakill over the course of the school year. 

Chair needed! To volunteer, please contact:

Liz Fanelli - elizabeth.fanelli@gmail.com

Jeanette Lee - jeanettelee429@gmail.com

 
Annual Dinner Dance
Chair:   Libby Choron
Description:  

Join fellow Closter parents, teachers, and community members for a fun evening of dinner and dancing while supporting our schools. A large number of volunteers are needed in various roles to make this event a success!

 
Hillside Author Visits
Chair:   Janice Yeoh & Ann Kang
Description:  

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

 
Tenakill Author Visits
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED
Description:  

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

Chair needed! Please contact:

Liz Fanelli - elizabeth.fanelli@gmail.com

Jeanette Lee - jeanettelee429@gmail.com

 
Tenakill Talent Show
Chair:   Kristin Schwartz and Tamara Schwartz
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!

For more information, please contact:

Kristin Schwartz - kschwanderson@hotmail.com

Tamara Schwartz - tmcschwartz@verizon.net

 
Hillside Birthday Book Club
Chair:   Kelly Martins
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!!

For more information, please contact Kelly Martins - drrenatamartins@gmail.com

 
Hillside Talent Show
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED
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!

 
Family Matters
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED
Description:  

“Family Matters” is a program designed to provide Closter Public Schools families with current, professional, and relevant content for everyday family life.

For questions, suggestions, or if you would like to volunteer for upcoming events, please contact closterpto@gmail.com

Chair needed! Please contact:

Liz Fanelli - elizabeth.fanelli@gmail.com

Jeanette Lee - jeanettelee429@gmail.com

 
Military Bridge Night
Chair:   Jeannie Ross
Description:  

An annual tradition and always a memorable night out filled with fun, laughter, fair play and wonderful raffle baskets to support our schools! We are looking for energetic and committed chair persons.

 
CLO Magnets
Chair:   Queenie Pae
Description:  

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

To purchase magents, please contact Queenie Pae - queenielaiki@hotmail.com

 
Mother's Day Plant Sale
Chair:   Kristin Schwartz and Jamie Stella
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.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact:

Kristin Schwartz - kschwanderson@hotmail.com

Jaime Stella - jstella122@aol.com

 
Box Top Collection
Chair:   Ahram Foo
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.

Chair needed! Please contact: Ahram Foo - k.ahram@gmail.com

 
Spring Fair
Chair:   Jiah (Jessica) Park
Description:  

A day of family fun, which includes sporting activities, demonstrations, crafts, vendors, music, and food! This event requires many volunteers tobe a success!

For more information, please contact Jessica Park - jessicaparktalk@hotmail.com

 
Recess Equipment
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

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

 
8th Grade Graduation Events
Chair:   Kristin Schwartz
Description:  

Dear 8th Grade families: There are some exciting things being planned for our 8th graders this year as we celebrate them graduating on to high school. Traditional gift items will be purchased for EACH student and are given to them at year end. 

To help fund these events and items, we are asking each family for 8th Grade Dues of $35 per child. To learn more and order click HERE.

Chair needed! Please contact:

Liz Fanelli - elizabeth.fanelli@gmail.com

Jeanette Lee - jeanettelee429@gmail.com

 
School Supply Kits
Chair:   Tara Clark
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!

For questions regarding school supplies, please contact Tara Clark - tara.l.clark@gmail.com

 
KinderCamp
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED
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. 

 
Porch Light Studios
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED
Description:  

Porch Light and the Closter PTO present one yearly muscial production. Open to grades 2-5, students have an opportunity to display their talents by acting, dancing, and singing, or work behind the scene as a member of the tech crew.

Chair needed! To volunteer, please contact:

Melissa Morrison - melissalindemorrison@gmail.com

 
Closter PTO Lunch Program
Chair:   Inbar Yodfat, Libby Choron
Description:  
 

    



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