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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2021-2022 - 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!

 
Annual Dinner Dance (March)
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!

Please contact Libby Choron: livnatacu@gmail.com

 
After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) Hillside
Chair:   Bruna Spoto, Marnie Alon, Anna Novick
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 coordinators 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). For any questions, please contact the ASEP coordinators at closterasep@gmail.com 

 
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:   Liz Fanelli, Lisa Posner, Michal Francis
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:   Nicole Rothbaum & Amy Goldstein
Description:  

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

 
Family Portrait
Chair:   Jill Herling
Description:  

Say cheese! Support our schools by taking a nice family portrait, preserving great memories and getting a jump start on preparing your holiday card! 

 
Halloween Fair (Oct)
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED - email closterpto@gmail.com
Description:  

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

 
K-4 Halloween Movie Night (Oct)
Chair:   Amy Bentzig & Jenny Karnovsky
Description:  

 
Mathnasium Night (Jan)
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED - email closterpto@gmail.com
Description:  

Top Math Tutors in Virginia Beach - Mathnasium - The Math Learning Center

 
Mother-Son Dance (Jan)
Chair:   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!

 
Daddy-Daughter Dance (Feb)
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED - email closterpto@gmail.com
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 (Feb)
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED - email closterpto@gmail.com
Description:  

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

 
Tenakill Talent Show (March)
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED - email closterpto@gmail.com
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!

 
Hillside Talent Show (April)
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED - email closterpto@gmail.com
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!

 
Military Bridge Night (May)
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED - email closterpto@gmail.com
Description:  

An annual tradition and always a memorable night out filled with fun, laughter, fair play and wonderful raffle baskets to support our schools!

 
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 (May)
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED - email 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!

 
Hillside Read-A-Thon (TBD)
Chair:   Jill Herling & 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 (TBD)
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED - email closterpto@gmail.com
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

 
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 TBD

 
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

 
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

 
Porch Light Studios
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED - email closterpto@gmail.com
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.

 
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

 
8th Grade Graduation Events
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED - email closterpto@gmail.com
Description:  

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

 
4th Grade Graduation Events
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED - email closterpto@gmail.com
Description:  

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

 
School Supply Kits
Chair:   Limor Moshkovich & Tara Clark
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!

 
KinderCamp
Chair:   CHAIR NEEDED for Summer 2022 - 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. 

 
HES Monday Lunch
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
HES Tuesday Lunch
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
HES Wednesday Lunch
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
HES Thursday Lunch
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
HES Friday Lunch
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
TMS Monday Lunch
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
TMS Tuesday Lunch
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
TMS Wednesday Lunch
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
TMS Thursday Lunch
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
TMS Friday Lunch
Chair:   PTO
Description:  
 
Hillside ASEP Monday
Chair:   HES ASEP
Description:  
 
Hillside ASEP Tuesday
Chair:   HES ASEP
Description:  
 
Hillside ASEP Wednesday
Chair:   HES ASEP
Description:  

Hillside ASEP Wednesday

 
Family Fun Night
Chair:   Jill Herling & Danit Schwartz
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!

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