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Central School HSA Committees


The Central School HSA is a terrific way to become more involved in your child’s elementary school experience and become part of the Central School Community. We have opportunities for people who want to be actively involved, at all levels of time commitment. Even if you’ve never “chaired” a committee, the HSA will help! 

5th Grade Coordinators
Chair:   Sinead Rundell, Christine Murphy, Maureen Lacey

These parents are responsible for organizing the events for the 5th Grade including the Haunted House, Pool Party, Graduation, the yearbook and other graduation events.

Autumn Fun Day
Chair:   Lauren Kap, Carol Cuttita

Build scarecrows, eat cider donuts, drink apple cider... celebrate Autumn!

Bagel Day
Chair:   Melanie Santlofer, Jennifer Cosgrove

Organize monthly bagel lunch days and half-day bagel days with local bagel shop. This includes collecting money, placing orders and organizing distribution.

Bells and Whistles Fundraising
Chair:   Helpdesk
Description:   This committee is responsible for tracking the sales of the Paperless PTO Bells and Whistles fundraising program.
Book Fair
Chair:   Dawn Malizia and Helen Ammerman

These two volunteers organize this event with local bookstore. Usually held in the late Fall.

Class Parent Liaison
Chair:   Marissa Storinge

This parent serves as the liaison between the H.S.A. Board and the class moms. For example, they communicate information that needs to be passed to the classes.

Class Pictures
Chair:   Katie Fanelli

This person distributes and collects order forms and works with photographer.

Chair:   Melanie Santlofer, Marissa Storange, Rebecca LoBello

The Dance Committee is made up of three parents who coordinate the Dance Program

Fall Social
Chair:   Jordan Rotker, Alyse Meltzer, Rachel Weiss

This is an annual Central School parent and teacher social, usually held in October or November. This committee organizes the food, decorations and entertainment.

Family Fun Fair
Chair:   Sharyn Miskovitz

This event takes place in June and is an evening all-school event. Volunteers organize activities, food and special booths. There is also a movie under the stars or music and dancing!

Family Game Night
Chair:   Jordan Rotker and Alyse Meltzer

This person organizes a fun night for Central families. Examples of past events are puzzle night and bingo night. Event usually is held in January and includes prizes and refreshments.

Field Day (t-shirts and ice pops)
Chair:   Board
Francesca Night
Chair:   Kathleen Short and Jessica Natalizio

Work with Francesca’s Pizza to offer special meal pricing for Central School families once per month.

Chair:   Kara McGrinder
Haunted House (5th Grade)
Chair:   Julie Maxwell Allen and Maria Dolan
Holiday Shop
Chair:   Michele Schassberger, Tara Alvino

This event, usually held during school hours, gives students the chance to do their holiday shopping. Coordinators shop and inventory items to sell, coordinate volunteers, set up, and  clean up

Chair:   Board
Ice Cream Day
Chair:   Luna Newton, Alison Lasher

Keep track of customers, purchase product, organize parent volunteers to serve ice cream in lunch room, and maintain process month-to-month.

Kid Stuff
Chair:   Katie Gibs

Work with Kids Stuff to coordinate receiving books and order forms. Send one book home per family with an order form.  Collect and tally order forms and any books not wanted.

Learning Center/Library Volunteers
Chair:   Erika Cafarella

There are two volunteers who chair this committee: Media Center Trainer, who trains the library volunteers on the library's computer system, and Media Center Scheduler who prepares the volunteer schedule.
A library volunteer assists the children with checking out library books at the Central School library. The check-out process is all computerized. By volunteering in the library, you have an opportunity to work with your child's class as well as allow Mrs. Kaiser to do some enriching activities with the children and/or to help them find an interesting book. Your volunteer time is 50 minutes and, depending on the number of volunteers for your child's class, generally once a month.

Lunchtime Enrichment
Chair:   Jocelyn Reiman

Coordinate lunchtime program for a six week period in the winter months. Select activities, assign & schedule parents and work with school staff.

Movie Night
Chair:   Gwen Calvez

Organize and procure a movie to be shown in the Central School playground with snacks for the crowds. Event usually takes place in the Fall.

Chair:   TBD

This committee runs all aspects of the Central School Musical.

New Family Welcome
Chair:   Nicole Dougall

This committee contacts families new to Central and organizes 1-2 get-togethers during the summer to give parents the chance to learn more about Central and ask questions and to give new students the opportunity to meet a few friends before the school year begins.  This committee also helps the HSA Co-Presidents organize and run the Ice Cream Social for new Kindergartners.

Pizza Day (5th Grade)
Chair:   Katie Machera, Samara Ripps, Melanie Santlofer

5th Grade Parents. Keep track of customers, work with pizza vendor to make/deliver pizzas to school on proper days, organize parent volunteers to serve pizzas in each classroom, and maintain process month-to-month.

Read-a-thon/Friends of the Library Liaison
Chair:   Caroline Lederer

The Read-a-thon is a partnership between the Glen Rock Public Library and elementary schools to encourage and incentivize reading.  This person works with the school librarian, Mrs. Kaiser, to organize, publicize and execute this initiative, where students are asked to register for the read-a-thon, collect pledges, and track the number of books they read during the month of March.  Top readers receive awards at a school assembly in the spring, and the school whose students read the most books are recognized by the Friends of the Library, who receive any money raised.

Sandwich Day
Chair:   Mary Winner and Brian Davis

Keep track of Sandwich Day orders, record customers, work with provider to make/deliver sandwich orders on proper days, organize parent volunteers when necessary to deliver products to classrooms, and maintain process month-to-month.

School Supplies
Chair:   Erika Cafarella

Email Central teachers so they update their supply lists for the next school year.  Coordinate with School Supply company to post correct lists with pricing and school code on website.  Draft email blast (and reminders) to parents with order information and deadlines.  Coordinate delivery of supply kits to Central in August to ensure correct quantities.  Deliver kits to classrooms (can employ Middle School National Honor Society student(s) to help.

Science Fair
Chair:   Michele Cohen

Coordinate event and set up, maintain list of students participating, organize parent volunteers, work with teachers to schedule class visits and purchase and distribute tri-fold displays.

Chair:   Tom and Janice McCarthy

Helps organize and attends S.E.P.A.C. meetings and reports back to the HSA.

Spirit Wear
Chair:   Kristen Morley

Plan slate of Central School clothing and fun items that will be available for order; coordinate sales of these items through the year, ideally once in the fall before holiday and once in the spring.

Spring Social
Chair:   Kelly Davis, Nicole Dougall

Like the Fall Social, but in the Spring!

Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Chair:   Christine Murphy

This catered luncheon is for approximately 35 teachers and staff to show our appreciation for all that they do for our children and usually takes place in early May.

Staff Welcome Back Luncheon
Chair:   Linda Kitz

This catered luncheon welcomes back the staff to school and takes place the first week of school.

Talent Show
Chair:   Stephanie Beaudoin
Tic Toc
Chair:   Mayra Schappert

TIC TOC: To Introduce Culture To Our Children.TIC TOC Theater & Art is a local volunteer organization founded in 1960 that makes fine and performing arts experiences available to students.
The Chair organizes the schedule and collections to bring TIC TOC into Central School classrooms

Visiting Author
Chair:   Anna Kang

Responsible for assisting Mrs. Kaiser to prepare for and welcome notable authors who visit Central.

Volunteer Thank You Breakfast
Chair:   Board
Walk to School Day
Chair:   Jessica Natalizio

This event occurs in October. Volunteer organizes bus stops, banners, and small snack. Communicates with the principal to get teachers to meet at bus stops.

Welcome Back Coffee
Chair:   Board