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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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Hillside Fall & Spring Book Fairs
Chair:   Hagit Harlev
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 or to volunteer, please contact Hagit Harlev - pazgalha@gmail.com

 

 
Art to Remember
Chair:   Limor Moshkovich and Helen Kim
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!

Join in and become part of the experience in the Art Room where you can help students with their projects -- No artistic talent required! Just a helping hand to meet project guidelines.

To learn more and join the team, please contact:

Helen Kim - helenkim817@gmail.com

Limor Moshkovich - limor.moshkovich@gmail.com

 
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 or to volunteer, please contact Tamara Schwartz - Tmcschwartz@verizon.net

 
Fall Social
Chair:   Jaime Stella, Jill Herling, Amy Goldstein
Description:  

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

For more information, please contact:

Jamie Stella - jstella122@aol.com

Jill Herling - jillherling@gmail.com

Amy Goldstein - amynickgoldstein@gmail.com

 
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

 
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!

For more information, please contact:
Freida Topalian - freidarn@gmail.com
Lisa Tripodi - LMA32016@gmail.com

 
Hillside Holiday Boutique
Chair:   Sara Yarkon and Lindsay Chiat
Description:  

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

For more information, please contact:

Sara Yarkon - sara.yarkon@gmail.com

Lindsay Chiat - lindsaychiat@gmail.com

 
After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) Tenakill
Chair:   Ellen Lutvak
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 any questions, please contact the ASEP coordinator, Ellen Lutvak - ellenlutvak@yahoo.com

 
Mathnasium Night
Chair:   Nazreen Jamal and Carla Genena
Description:  

If you would like to volunteer, please contact: 

Nazreen Jamal - nazreen.karim@gmail.com

Carla Genena - cgenena@gmail.com

 
Hillside Trivia Night
Chair:   Katerina Nikolov and Tara Clark DeMaria
Description:  

Please join us for our Annual Trivia Night Ultimate Brain Challenge "Live" TV Game Show for grades 1-4. Prizes for everyone!

For more information, please contact:

Katerina Nikolov - cat7510@hotmail.com

Tara Clark DeMaria - 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!

For more information or to volunteer, please contact:

Lukshmi Puttanniah - lputtanniah@gmail.com

Magaly Cross - magalycross@yahoo.com

Tamara Schwartz - tmcschwartz@verizon.net

Erika Srinivasan - erikattt@yahoo.com

 
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!

For more information or to voluntter, please contact:

Avishag Ravid - avishagravid14@gmail.com

Lital Shahrabany - plital@hotmail.com

Liat Hasin - liathasin@gmail.com

 
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

 
Annual Dinner Dance
Chair:   Andrea Messinger and Erica Garipian
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!

For more information, please contact: 

Andrea Messinger - abreisman@gmail.com

Erica Garipian - ecumans@aol.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 Talent Show
Chair:   Angela Ferullo, Alison Kenny, 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!

For more information, please contact:

Angela Ferullo - angeladedonato@aol.com

Alison Kenny - alisondkenny@gmail.com

Jeanette Watters - jeanetteandtom@hotmail.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.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact:

Jeannie Ross - jeannieross@optonline.net

 
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

 
Spring Fair
Chair:   Jannie Chung
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 Jannie Chung - Jannie.chung@gmail.com

Co-Chair needed! To volunteer, please contact:
Liz Fanelli - elizabeth.fanelli@gmail.com
Jeanette Lee - jeanettelee429@gmail.com

 
8th Grade Graduation Events
Chair:   Venessa Bokser and Deb Rudin
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.

For more information, please contact:
Venessa Bokser - venessabokser@hotmail.com
Deb Rudin - dberneyrudin@yahoo.com

 
Hillside Cultural Arts
Chair:   Jiah Park, Li Zhang, Helen Kim
Description:  

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

For more information, contact:

Jiah Park - jessicaparktalk@hotmail.com

Li Zhang - guai77@hotmail.com

Helen Kim - helenkim817@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

 
Hillside Author Visits
Chair:   Janice Yeoh and 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!

For more information, please contact:
Janice Yeoh - yeohjanice@gmail.com
Ann Kang - ohsmskim@hotmail.com

 
Tenakill Author Visits
Chair:   Venessa Bokser
Description:  

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

For inquiries, please contact Venessa Bokser - venessabokser@hotmail.com

 
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

 
2019-2020 - 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 reach out to any PTO board member to discuss any open roles!

 
Class Parents
Chair:   Lukshmi Puttanniah and Rosemary Tristani (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 and teacher + tick the volunteer box here: Volunteer for Class Parent - Deadline is 9/13/19

 
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

 
Family Matters
Chair:   Limor Moshkovich
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 Limor Moshkovich - limor.moshkovich@gmail.com

 
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

 
Hillside Spirit T-Shirt
Chair:   Andrea Messinger
Description:  

Wear your t-shirt throughout the year and during school activities, such as class trips.
Adults sizes are also available.

 
Spirit Wear
Chair:   Angela Ferullo
Description:  

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

For more information contact:

Angela Ferullo - angeladedonato@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.

For more information contact: Ahram Foo

k.ahram@gmail.com

 
Coupon Books Fundraiser
Chair:   Lauren Bottieri
Description:  

Raise money for Closter Schools while saving money on food, activities, clothing, shoes, and so much more at local merchants. Support-A-Circle Coupon Books are filled with great coupons to your favorite local merchants. You also receive a unique online access code to unlock more than 80+ digital coupons.

For more information, and to get a starter kit for selling coupon books, please contact Lauren Bottieri - lbottieri914@hotmail.com

 
Recess Equipment
Chair:   Tamara Schwartz, Kristin Schwartz, Jera Randesi
Description:  

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

For more information, please contact:

Tamara Schwartz - tmcschwartz@verizon.net

Kristin Schwartz - kschwanderson@hotmail.com

Jera Randesi - jerande6@aol.com

 
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!

For questions regarding school supplies, please contact Ellen Lutvak - ellenlutvak@yahoo.com

 
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

 

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