North Haledon PTO Committees

2016-2017 NH PTO Executive Board
Chair:   Heather LaCognata, President 2016-2017
Description:  
 
4th Grade Move Up
Chair:   Heather LaCognata & Tammy Longo, Co-Chairpersons Karen Girgenti & Jennifer Olsen
Description:  

This is an annual event for Memorial Schools 4th grade students in recognition of their graduating or "moving up" to middle school. This event takes place each June.

The committee is responsible for organizing student gifts, class gift to the school, coordinating refreshments and clean up for the event, keeping 4th grade parents informed, and working with the 4th grade teachers and music teacher on whatever else is needed.

 
5th Grade Ice Cream Social
Chair:   Michele Manning & Jacki Roscio
Description:  

This event takes place the first week of school in September.  It is a time we welcome the incoming 5th grade students to High Mountain School.

The committee is in charge of ordering the ice cream, organizing what needs to be done that day, serving the students and clean up.

 
5th Grade L.E.A.D. Graduation
Chair:   Kristina Stipelkovich, Co-Chairperson Michele Manning
Description:  

This is an annual event at which time the 5th grade class celebrates completion of the L.E.A.D. program (formerly D.A.R.E. program, whish is run by NH D.A.R.E./L.E.A.D. officers). 

This committee organizes refreshments and whatever else is needed the evening of the ceremony.

 
8th Grade Activities Committee 2016-2017
Chair:   Michele Manning & Karen Nurminem; Cyndi Cavagnaro & Jacki Roscio, Co-Treasurer
Description:  

This committee is made up of all the 8th grade parents who wish to participate in the organzation of all the fun things planned for their child's 8th grade year. The committee is lead by 2 8th grade parent chairs and 1 treasurer; these individuals will organize subcommittees and are the liaisons between the parents and administration.  The committee as a whole is responsible for organizing fundraisiers and collecting parent contributions for all that goes on during 8th grade (bus and meals for overnight trip, graduating class photo, "The Dance", graduation flowers, post-graduation breakfast, student gifts, teacher gifts, legacy gift, and more.)

 
Book Fair at High Mountain School
Chair:   Julie Granatell & Elisabeth House
Description:  

This is an annual fundraiser at High Mountain School which takes place one week in January (1/26-1/30).  This fundraiser raises Scholastic Dollars to be used for books for our school.

This committee chairperson(s) will work with Scholastic Books and school administration on scheduling the date of the sale and organizing Volunteers to set up the books, be present during the week-long sale to man the register(s), organizing orders and breaking down at the end.

 
Book Fair at Memorial School - FALL
Chair:   Jennifer Percelli, Co-Chairperson Giselle Micchio
Description:  

This is an annual fundraiser at Memorial School which takes place one week in the Fall (and in the Spring) this school year.  This fundraiser raises Scholastic Dollars to be used for books for our school.

This committee chairperson(s) will work with Scholastic Books and school administration on scheduling the date of the sale, assigning a classroom for the sale, setting up the books, organizing helpers for week-long sale, organizing orders and breaking down at the end.

 
Book Fair at Memorial School - SPRING
Chair:   Jennifer Percelli, Co-Chairperson Giselle Micchio
Description:  

This is an annual fundraiser at Memorial School which takes place one week in the Spring (and in the Fall).  This fundraiser raises Scholastic Dollars to be used for books for our school.

This committee chairperson(s) will work with Scholastic Books and school administration on scheduling the date of the sale, assigning a classroom, setting up the books, organizing helpers for week-long sale, organizing orders and breaking down at the end.

 
Book Store - The Curious Reader Program
Chair:   Connie Aginsky
Description:  

Book Store - The Curious Reader Program

 
Dining Out Nights
Chair:   Diane Kucera
Description:  

This committee organizes dining out events at local restaurants in order to raise money for the NHPTO.  Schedules the place(s) and gets the word out the the North Haledon School families.  Several "Dine Out" nights are held throughout the school year.

 
End of Year Ice Cream Party - MEMORIAL
Chair:   Trisha Febbo, Co-Chairperson Diane Kucera
Description:  

This committee is responsible for purchasing ice cream and organizing volunteers to help set-up, serve and clean up at Memorial School. This event usually takes place in June also depends on admistration...

 
Fall Fundraiser
Chair:   Jennifer Abatiello
Description:  

This is an annual fundraiser that usually takes place in the beginning of the school year, September/October in both schools. This has usually been a sale of knick knacks, gift items, gift wrap, candy, etc.

This committee is responsible for sourcing ideas for this fundraiser, sending out packets, collecting and tallying orders, and distributing orders when they come in.

 
Family Directory publication
Chair:   Tawnya Stojakovic, NHPTO Web Coordinator
Description:  

We need your help with the creation of the Annual NHPTO Family Directory.  It is a hard copy publication of North Haledon student families, plus calendar, committees and committee chair info, district administration, teachers and class lists.

The Committee Chairperson for this committee is responsible obtaining teacher/class/school information and organizing the project, working with printing company and distribution.

We need volunteers to do data entry and layout of the directory (a great chance to be creative!), proofreading and distributing it to those who purchased one.  Thank you.

 
Family Fun Night 1 - Volleyball Game
Chair:   Michele Manning, Co-Chairperson Jennifer Stuber
Description:  

This is an annual fundraiser that takes place mid-winter (Feb.).  It is a fun night for students and parents to come out and watch our teachers, members of the BOE, D.A.R.E. officers, the NHPD, NHFD and 8th grade students compete against each other.

The committee chairperson(s) is responsible for setting the date, getting the word out, selling tickets, organizing the teams, and organizing volunteers to sell tickets and refreshments, etc.

 
Family Fun Night 2 - Skating at the Ice Vault
Chair:   Jessica Matos
Description:  

This is a fun night for student and their families to have some fun together.  This event usually takes place just before Spring Break.

The committee chairperson(s) is in charge of the date, which usually is sometime before Spring break, getting the word out, organizing volunteers to sell tickets and organizing the evening's events.

 
Field Day - Memorial School
Chair:   Gini Panzera, Co-Chairperson Kim Checinski
Description:  

This event for the Memorial School students usually takes place in June and the Chair would work with administration on this event.

 
High Mountain School Spring Performance
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

This is an annual event for High Mountain School students that usually takes place spring.  This program gives students an opportunity entertain all those who attend...for several years kids performed "Lyp Sync", Spring 2013 they performed "Annie", then "Peter Pan", then "Willy Wonka", 2016 was "The Little Mermaid".  2016-17 may be a talent show.

The committee is responsible for selling tickets, organizing volunteers for hair and make-up, technical assistance, booster/ads in the program, "Kisses for the Cast", props & scenery, assistance with costumes and refreshments for that evening/s, and anything else that is needed.  The children and performances are organized by designated teachers.

 
Holiday Shop - Memorial School
Chair:   Elisabeth House, Co-Chairperson Jennifer Percelli & Nancy Zaengle
Description:  

The Holiday Shop, for Memorial School students, is set up each November. It gives children an opportunity to shop for holiday gifts for family and friends.

The committee chairperson(s) is responsible for working with vendor on booking date and ordering items, setting up items. organzing people to sell items and help children make purchases at week-long at the school, and break down at the end of the week.

 
Hospitality
Chair:   Elisabeth House
Description:  

The committee chairperson(s) is responsible for organizing volunteers to provide, set-up, serve and clean-up refreshments at various PTO events.  Hospitality for the PTO meetings is assigned to different grade (Class Captains/Parents) each month.

 
Kindergarten Carnival
Chair:   Michele Dockray, Co-Chairperson Lauren Freeman & Heather Grella
Description:  

This event is for Memorial School kindergarten students. It usually takes place in May/June.

The committee chairperson(s) is responsible for organizing fun and games, parent volunteers, water for the children, all that is needed for a fun day outside.

 
Kindergarten Screening and Orientation
Chair:   Debbie Liga, Co-Chairperson Jennifer Percelli
Description:  

The committee is responsible for providing small gifts for the children visiting Memorial School for kindergarten screening and orientation.  Teachers usually show the children around the school.

 
Memorial School Dance
Chair:   Evelyn Mannino, Jessica Matos & Melissa Daniels
Description:  

Memorial Elementary School dance for father/daughter & mother/son.  Dance to be held at MES gym and may include DJ, photo booth, decorations,  refreshments, and corsages or boutonnieres available for purchase.  More details to be worked out.

 
Move-A-Thon - Memorial School
Chair:   Maria Marano
Description:  

This event for Memorial School students takes place in the spring at the school. In 2014 the traditional Walk-A-Thon was changed to a "Move-A-Thon".  The “Move-A-Thon” is an alternate way of getting the kids up and moving to different stations in a form of “circuit" training that is fun for the kids.  The students also have the opportunity to be an active participant in raising money for special events and programs that the North Haledon PTO organizes at their school by collecting pledges for the circuits they complete.  

The committee chairperson(s) for this event is responsible for working the school administration on date, time, booking and organizing the days activities; as well as organizing volunteers to help out the day of the event.

 
North Haledon Day
Chair:   NHPTO Execturive Board
Description:  

North Haledon Day, a town event, usually takes place in September. The NHPTO, along with other town organizations, has a table/booth set up for the day selling NH School Items and making people aware of what we do. On this day we usually have a dunk tank.  The committee is responsible for orgazizing volunteers to sit in the dunk tank, sell tickets, man the table etc.

 
Parents' Night Out
Chair:   Lisa Angiulli & Jessica Tomasi
Description:  

If you have an idea for a fun night out for parents, and are willing and able to organize it...this event is for you.

 
Rock and Run for Education
Chair:   Michele Manning
Description:  

This is an independent organization that benefits NHPTO & NHEF; Not a PTO Function.  However, you may volunteer to help on the day of the event.

 
Safety Town
Chair:   Heather LaCognata, Coordinator/Teacher 2016
Description:  

This is a weeklong PTO sponsored program, held in July for incoming kindergarteners. With the help of our local fire department, and police department, the program teaches the children about safey in, around and outside the home.

Student volunteers (current 7th & 8th grade) are asked to help out the day of the event.

 
School Coordinator - HMS
Chair:   Jacki Roscio
Description:  

The school coordinators organize the class captains and class parents for each school. They are rsponsible for organizing the annual "tea" that takes place in the very beginning of each school year; at which time they will review all that the class captains and parents need to know for the upcoming school year (committee chairs also attend the tea).

 
School Coordinator - Memorial
Chair:   Giselle Micchio
Description:  

The school coordinators organize the class captains and class parents for each school. They are rsponsible for organizing the annual "tea" that takes place in the very beginning of each school year; at which time they will review all the class captains and parents need to know for the upcoming school year (committee chairs also attend the tea).

 
School Kidz Supply Kits
Chair:   Giselle Micchio
Description:  

School Kidz Supply Kits - Help the NH PTO provide a convenient service by organizing the sale of school supplies.  The School Kidz kits are custom made by the compnay for our school system and each grade.

 
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY - High Mountain School
Chair:   Maree Padula
Description:  

Two parent volunteers needed to help organize students.  Same parents can help the length of picture day or different pairs of parents can be scheduled in shifts.

 
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY - Memorial School
Chair:   Elisabeth House & Gini Panzera
Description:  

Two parent volunteers needed to help organize students.  Same parents can help the length of picture day or different pairs of parents can be scheduled in shifts.

 
Spirit Wear
Chair:   Angela Bua, Co-Chairperson Cherie Van Zile
Description:  

Responsible for distributing order forms for current School Spirit Wear sale, collecting completed forms and monies, and distributing orders when they come in.

 
Sunshine
Chair:   Gini Panzera (HMS) & Cherie Van Zile (Memorial)
Description:  

The committee is responsible for sending a note and small gift from the PTO to students who may be out of school for a period of time due to injury, illness or other.

 
Sweetheart Dance
Chair:   Evelyn Mannino & Chris Crawford
Description:  
 
Talent Show at Memorial School
Chair:   Trisha Febbo, Co-Chairperson Kim Checinski
Description:  

This event is for Memorial School students and usually takes place in the Spring. The program gives students an opportunity to show off their talents and entertain family, friends and their piers.

The committee chairperon(s) is responsible for selling tickets, oranizing refreshments that evening and anything else needed. The students and performances are coordinated by designated teachers.

 
Teacher Appreciation Week - HIGH MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

This is a time we put aside to appreciate our teachers and staff. Special appreciation is shown one week during May.

The committee is responsible for doing a "little" something to recognize our teachers and staff each day during this week-long event (each day can be a little different...a small breakfast, a light lunch, a hand-made gift left on the desk, etc.)

 
Teacher Appreciation Week - MEMORIAL SCHOOL
Chair:   Evelyn Mannino, Co-Chairperson Chris Crawford
Description:  

This is a time we put aside to appreciate our teachers and staff. Special appreciation is shown one week during May.

The committee is responsible for doing a "little" something to recognize our teachers and staff each day during this week-long event (each day can be a little different...a small breakfast, a light lunch, a hand-made gift left on the desk, etc.)

 
TREP$ at High Mountain School...Fall
Chair:   Teacher(s) TBD and Karen Nurminen
Description:  

Parent Volunteers (from 6th, 7th, 8th grade) needed to assist Teachers prior to and the night of TREP$ Marketplace. A limited number of children are able to participate, so if you are interested in volunteering you may want to wait to see if your child is a participant.

Some suggestions in the past have been to have music piped in and decorate the entrance.  Superintendent approval is required for PR.

 
Tricky Tray
Chair:   Allison Winkler, Co-Chairperson Heather Davidson
Description:  

This is the North Haledon PTO's BIGGEST fundraiser of the year. It usually takes place in April each school year.

The committee chair and co-chair are responsible for all aspects of this main event from finding a venue; booking a date; choosing the food; soliitation of baskets from businesses, family, friends and the school community to basket coordination; set up; clean up; and thank yous....did I miss anything?!?!

 
Trunk or Treat Halloween Party - Memorial School
Chair:   Nadyne Averso, Co-Chairperson Maria Marano
Description:  

This committee is rsponsible for organizing all that is involved in Memorial School's Annual "Trunk or Treat" Halloween Party. It is for MES students and their siblings and take place at HMS.

 
Wine Tasting Event
Chair:   Evelyn Mannino & Chris Crawford
Description:  

Help organize this elegant evening: arrange venue, workout food sampling menu, arrange wine and spirit tasting vendors, help with ticket sales, be a greeter at event or help where needed.

 




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