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Welcome to the Closter Parent Teacher Organization Website!  Please check the website often for upcoming events and deadlines!  

Reminder: PTO Membership Dues for the 2018/2019 school year are now avaible for purchase.  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 2018-2019.

Family Portrait Night
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
Start: 5:00 PM
Hillside Elementary School

Join us for Family Portrait Night.  Support our schools while having a family photo session and receiving a 8x10 color print, all in time for the holidays.  Photos will be taken at Hillside Elementary, on Friday, October 26th. 

Click here for the 2018 Family Portrait Flyer

Please following the steps below to be part of this wonderful family event. 

1. Click the link below to purchase your portrait.  $40 covers sitting fee, one 8x10 portrait and shipping and handling. *Fee is nonrefundable* 

2. Once you purchse your portrait, you will be sent an email with a signup link for a time slot between 5pm-8pm on Friday, October 26th. 

3. After your shoot, you will be able to view and order your 8x10 portrait online and order any additional prints, holiday cards, novelty items, etc.

Questions??? Please contact Victoria Dahms at or Amy Glaberman at


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Halloween Fair
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
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 28th, 2018 following the Borough of Closter Ragamuffin Parade.  Please wear your costume and join us for our annual Halloween Fair...IF YOU DARE. Activities will include our very own Hallway of Horror that is sure to scare you silly. Other fun will be: pumpkin painting, bounce house and obstacle course, DJ, snacks, crafts, games and more.  

We need lots of enthusiastic volunteers to make this spooky fun happen.  To sign up for Saturday 10/27 set up or to help with the fair on 10/28 please visit:    

Contact Tamara or Kristin Schwartz with any questions or for more info on how to get involved. 



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NVD Trunk Or Treat
Tue, Oct 30, 2018
Start: 5:00 PM
Northern Valley Demarest

Northern Valley Coalition and Northern Valley Demarest PTSO present their annual TRUNK or TREAT at Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest, on Tuesday October 30th, from 5-7 PM. This trunk or treat is for ALL ages. All trunk or treaters must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Please bring a flashlight.

Thank you in advance for your support.  This event is always a lot of fun for the entire community.  All are invited.


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SupportACircle Coupon Books
Closter PTO

We are excited to launch this year's SupportACircle coupon book fundraiser on Friday, September 28, 2018.  Please look out for the coupon books to be in your child's backpack starting with Hillside.  The books are $25.00 each and can be paid through the links below or by returning the envelope to your child's teacher. The book offers many great discounts to restaurants, retailers and fun play places for you to use with family and friends. The deadline to order books is Friday, November 2nd, 2018. We welcome your continued support of this fundraiser and if you have any questions, please contact Lauren Bottieri at

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No School - Teacher's Convention
Thu, Nov 08, 2018

School will be closed Thursday, November 8th and Friday, November 9th for Teachers' Convention.

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HES Art to Remember
Hillside Elementary School

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. Please Click here for Art to Remember parent flyer which includes more information about the types of images/pictures that your child can bring in.

Need picture ideas? Click HERE

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

 Click HERE to sign up (check your child’s Art Class schedule HERE)

Any questions? Do you wish to volunteer via email?

Please contact the Art to Remember Co-Chairs:

Limor Moshkovich -

Helen Kim -


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Half Day - Hillside and Tenakill Parent/Teacher Fall Conferences - 12:40PM Dismissal
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
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HES Author Visit- Jenna Gavigan
Fri, Nov 16, 2018
HES Big Gym

We are delighted to announce that author, Jenna Gavigan will be visiting 3rd and 4th grade students on Friday, November 16th.  She will be touring for her debut novel, LULU the Broadway Mouse.  Order your personalized and autographed copies of the book today. Your child does NOT need to be in 3rd and 4th grade to purchase a copy of the book.   This is a charming new middle grade novel about a little mouse with big Dreams.  It is being described as Ratatouille meets Broadway. All copies can be purchased through the link below. Deadline to order is Thursday, November 2nd. 

Click here for Jenna Gavigan information flyer

Click here for more information

Questions? Please contact Venessa Bokser at

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Porch Light Theatre @ Closter Production of Alice in Wonderland- Parent Information Session
TMS Auditorium
Porch Light Studio and Stage and The Closter PTO present a production of "Alice in Wonderland " which will be performed on Saturday, February 2nd.  
There will be an parent information session on Tuesday, October 16th at 6pm at Tenakill Middle School. Find out more about this year's production. There will be representatives there to answer any questions. You do not need to register to come to the information session, but pre-registered students will receive the welcome email and audition information early.
Cast is open to 2nd-4th grade Hillside students and 5th grade Tenakill students. 
Fees: $200 per child for performers in the cast. 

Registration: To register you must complete two steps:

Step 1: Visit and fill out registrations forms. 

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

Auditions: November 20th from 6-8pm at TMS Auditorium
Auditions are for casting purposes only. All registered students will be accepted into the production. 
Rehearsals: will be twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 PM,
Rehearsals start Novemebr 20th. Extra rehearsals may be added. 
Questions? Contact Melissa Morrison at or Sheryl Wagner at 
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Half day - Thanksgiving 12:40 Dismissal
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
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No School-Thanksgiving

Closter schools will be closed Thursday, November 22rd and Friday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving break. Wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. 

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Movie Night
Fri, Nov 30, 2018
Hillside Elementary School

Wear your PJs, bring your sleeping bag, and join us for a movie screening in the Hillside Gym with friends.

4:30 PM - Incredibles 2- for Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd Grade

6:30 PM - Hotel Transylvania 3 -Summer Vacation - for 3rd & 4th grade


This fun event is FREE but you must register in advance by clicking on the button below. Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 28th.

Parents of Kindergarten and 1st Grade students must remain with their child for the entire movie. 2nd graders may be dropped off and picked up promptly at 6 when the movie ends; however, we ask that you provide an emergency contact number when registering.

3rd and 4th Grade students may be dropped off at 6:30 PM and picked up promptly at 8 PM when the movie ends; however, we ask that you provide an emergency contact number when registering.

If you'd like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Freida at or Keren at 


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Make a purchase at Metropolitan Farm or Metropolitan Plant & Flower Exchange valued at $50 or more and Metropolitan will donate $10 to Closter PTO.  Just complete this form and present at time of purchase.