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!  

Image result for thank you volunteer clipart

 

Hillside Library
Chair:   Kelly Martins
Description:  
 
2022-2023 - CALL AS NEEDED
Chair:   Please register or email closterpto@gmail.com
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!

 
After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) Hillside
Chair:   Emily Becker-Weidman & Claire Lloyd
Description:  

The Closter PTO offers an After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) 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 is posted ahead of registration periods (September and January). For any questions, please contact the ASEP Co-Chairs at closterasep@gmail.com 

 
After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) Tenakill
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED - email closterpto@gmail.com
Description:  

The Closter PTO offers an After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) in the Fall and Winter. ASEP is sponsored and administered by the Closter PTO. It is not a school program. Classes run for 1 hour after school, for 2 8-week sessions (fall and winter). More information is posted ahead of registration periods (September and January).

 
Hillside Art to Remember (Sep-Oct)
Chair:   Erica Grindley & Mor Edri
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! No artistic talent required! Just a helping hand to meet project guidelines.

 
Hillside Fall & Spring Book Fairs
Chair:   Fundraising
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!

 

 
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

 
Fall Social (Oct)
Chair:   Fundraising
Description:  

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

 
Halloween Fair (Oct)
Chair:   Angelica Segui & Nia McGovern
Description:  

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

 
Hillside Holiday Boutique (Dec)
Chair:   Fundraising
Description:  

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

 
Tenakill Holiday Boutique (Dec)
Chair:   Fundraising
Description:  

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

 
Porch Light Studios (January-March)
Chair:   Tamara Schwartz
Description:  

Porch Light and the Closter PTO present one yearly muscial production. Open to grades 3-5, 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.

Porch Light Studio, Stage & Schools - Home | Facebook

 
Daddy-Daughter Dance (Feb)
Chair:   Student Activities
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!

 
Mother-Son Dance (Feb)
Chair:   Student Activities
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!

 
Hillside Read-A-Thon (March)
Chair:   Jill Lim
Description:  

Read-A-Thon is a fun program that brings students together with friends and family to encourage reading and building literacy skills, while raising money for our schools

 
Tenakill Read-A-Thon (March)
Chair:   Lukshmi Puttanniah & Magaly Cross
Description:  

Read-A-Thon is a fun program that brings students together with friends and family to encourage reading and building literacy skills, while raising money for our schools

 
Spring Social (April)
Chair:   Fundraising
Description:  

Stay tuned information coming soon

 
Mother's Day Plant Sale (May)
Chair:   Freida Topalian & Juana Trejo-Reyes
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.

 
Spring Fair (June)
Chair:   closterpto@gmail.com
Description:  

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

 
8th Grade Graduation Events (June)
Chair:   8th Grade Parents
Description:  

Make the 8th Grade Graudation a memorable experience for all! Including the graduation dance, traditional gift items, and more!

 
4th Grade Graduation Events (June)
Chair:   4th Grade Class Parents
Description:  

Make the 4th Grade Graudation a memorable experience for all!

 
KinderCamp (Summer)
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED for Summer 2023 - contact closterpto@gmail.com
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. 
Welcome to Kindergarten! – Kindergarten – Meridian School

 
School Supply Packs (August)
Chair:   Limor Moshkovich
Description:  

Make back-to-school shopping easier and more convenient while supporting the Closter PTO by ordering one of our grade-specific school supply kits, with all items confirmed on the Hillside and Tenakill teacher lists!
Ward's 5 & 10

 
Assemblies & Author Visits
Chair:   Erica Grindley, Sarah Ritter Chung, Claire Lloyd
Description:  

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

 
Hillside Celebration Book Club
Chair:   Kelly Martins
Description:  

The Celebration Book Club provides a special opportunity to honor your child’s birthday, special event staff members or loved ones with a book donation to the Hillside School Library. What a wonderful, memorable way to support our school library!

Click Here for the Hillside Celebration Book Club

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

 
Family Matters
Chair:   Emily Becker-Weidman & Leslie Correa
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

 
Class Parents
Chair:   Liz Fanelli and Jeanette Lee
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 TBD

 
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!

 
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

 
Movie Night (TBD)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

 
Yankees Game
Chair:   Fundraising
Description:  
 
Lunch HES Monday
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
Lunch HES Tuesday
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
Lunch HES Wednesday
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
Lunch HES Thursday
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
Lunch HES Friday
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
Lunch TMS Monday
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
Lunch TMS Tuesday
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
Lunch TMS Wednesday
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
Lunch TMS Thursday
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
Lunch TMS Friday
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
*PTO Lunch Program*
Chair:   Libby Choron & Yeseniya Lee
Description:  

It takes a village to operate the lunch program for both our schools, contact us today and join the village! lunchpto@gmail.com

Your SFS Team / Department Overview

 

Closter Public Schools Calendar

Closter PTO Calendar


Realtime Parent Portal
www.fridayparentportal.com


Follow The Closter PTO on Facebook

follow us on ig

Follow The Closter PTO on Instagram


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