Welcome to the Closter Parent Teacher Organization Website!
Our website is constantly updated with useful information and upcoming events

How to easily navigate the website
- Information about current events and programs can be found on our Homepage, some PTO programs have a dedicated page under "Programs: Info"
- Items available for purchase appear under the "Programs: Order" menu (viewable after you SIGN IN)

Quick Links:
Join the PTO + Update grade and teacher on My Students + Verify information and directory selections on your Profile
Check out your Dashboard to see all your PTO information in one place! Including: profile, studetns, available items for sale, and recent orders
Get Involved! Check out the PTO Calendar and related Committees for the coming year - Sign Up to volunteer

Military Bridge Night
Thu, May 19, 2022
Start: 7:00 PM
Join us for this wonderful Closter PTO tradition - a fun night for adults only, filled with a lot of socializing, some fun card playing, and the opportunity to bid on wonderful raffle baskets which help support our schools. It's always a fun and memorable night for all who attend.
Doors open at 7 PM, Card playing begins at 8 PM
Check out some of the fabulous raffle baskets - CLICK HERE
Build a team of 4 players and purchase your table ticket by May 17th - ticket is $40 for a table of 4 CLICK HERE
Please include names of team members in the checkout notes. 
(Sorry, we cannot accept "at the door" sales on the night of the event) 

parents only - please contribute to the class funds which will go towards your grade’s military bridge basket ($5 per student) CLICK HERE
Frequently asked Questions

Is Military Bridge a fundraiser for the Military? 
No, Military Bridge is a version of the card game Bridge. It's a fundraiser for the Closter PTO.
Do I need to know how to play to attend? 
No, no one remembers how to play. We have to re-learn each year and this adds a bit of fun. No card playing experience is necessary. 
Do you need to dress up? 
People are encouraged to wear their favorite "camo" or "military themed" outfit OR an original team themed outfit. 
Do I need to bring my own refreshments? 
This year, we are asking people to bring a potluck appetizer or dessert to share. You can also get into the spirit with tablecloths, or "table themes." Food and beverages are allowed, but no alcoholic beverages.
For questions, please contact our Co-Chairs Jeannie Ross jeanniewross@gmail.com and Michele Bhagat michele.bhagat@gmail.com
For questions about baskets, please contact Liz Fanelli at elizabeth.fanelli@gmail.com

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The Closter PTO Spring Fair 6/4
Sat, Jun 04, 2022
Start: 11:00 AM - End: 4:00 PM
Tenakill Middle School

The Closter PTO Spring Fair is BACK - Saturday, June 4th 11am-4pm at Tenakill Middle School
Come join us for a day of family fun with inflatables, games, entertainment, food, and vendors

Calling all volunteers:
Please join our terrific team of parent and teacher volunteers and help make this day an amazing experience for all. Sign up here: Spring Fair Volunteers

Ms. Capparelli and Mr. Potkulski for 3-day, end of the year PE games, gaga and sports camp at Hillside School, on June 21, 22, and 23. Early bird registration ends on May 22. A percentage of all camp registrations goes to the Closter PTO. Spots are limited - CLICK TO REGISTER

Code Ninjas will be at the fair and they are contributing 10% of Summer Camp sales to the Closter PTO. CLICK HERE for more details and come see them at the fair.

Click here to volunteer for The Closter PTO Spring Fair 6/4
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Hillside Celebration Book Club
Hillside Elementary School


Honor a special event or loved one by donating a book to the library. You can celebrate your child’s birthday, honor a favorite teacher or staff member, thank veteran, or celebrate life’s special people and events.

Your $25 donation will buy a new library book or books for our school. 

  • We will attempt to deliver the book during the child’s celebration month, whenever possible. Please be sure to order at least two weeks in advance of the occasion if you can. However, orders can be placed any time and delivery will occur as soon as possible or when indicated.
  • Your child will be the first person to check out the selected book and then the book will be added to the library collection to benefit all students.
  • The selected book will include a Celebration Book Club name plate inside the front cover. Your child’s name will on the plate honoring your child for years to come.
  • Your child’s name will also appear on the library Celebration Book Club bulletin board during his/her celebration month (if possible).
  • Your child will also receive a special Celebration Book Club bookmark and/or card to celebrate their special day when they check out their book.
  • Summer celebrations or orders will be celebrated in September, unless otherwise requested.

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

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8th Grade Graduation Fund and PJ pants
Wed, Jun 15, 2022
Closter PTO

Attention all 8th graders - Graduation will be here before you know it

There are exciting things being planned for the 8th graders this year as we celebrate them graduating on to high school. 
The 8th grade graduation events typically include an awards ceremony, yearbook signing, and end of the year celebration party with gifts for all the students. 
To help fund these events and items we are asking all 8th grade families to contribute dues of $35 per child.

You can make a contribution up until June.
One of the traditional gifts given to the students are Tenakill pajama pants. 
The deadline to choose pajama pants sizing was 2/12. If you didn't choose a size your child will get an adult medium.
We can’t wait to celebrate this amazing class of 2022.
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2022 Summer Rec Program
Closter Recreation will once again be offering a Full Day Summer Rec program and a FREE Half Day Summer Rec program.
This program is for Closter Residents only.
Visit this link for more details: https://www.closterrec.com/full-day-summer-rec.html
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*Join the PTO: 2021-2022 Membership*
Closter PTO

Support our schools and PTO programs by becoming a member, learn more HERE

Click here to register for *Join the PTO: 2021-2022 Membership*
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Support Closter Students and Schools
Closter PTO

Donations to support the Closter PTO are always appreciated and benefit our children.  

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Wait! Before you place your next Amazon order!
Please consider supporting the Closter PTO by using Amazon Smile :)

When you shop through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of eligible purchases will go to the Closter PTO at no cost to you. Select the "Closter PTO" as your charity, and you will help us to continue providing high quality enrichment programs, supplies, technology, and more to Closter students - all while you shop!

CLICK HERE for the AmazonSmile Closter PTO Link