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Byrd HSA Committees

SUPPORT YOUR CHILD’S CLASS!

The Byrd HSA is a terrific way to become more involved in your child’s elementary school experience and become part of the Byrd School Community. We have opportunities for people who want to be actively involved, at all levels of time commitment. 

Byrd HSA President(s)

Chair:   Jen Lota and Sharon Tishco
Description:  

The Co-Presidents oversee the HSA Board and ensure that HSA activities have the resources and tools necessary to run smoothly. They conduct monthly board meetings and several general meetings throughout the year. The Co-Presidents also meet with school administration on a regular basis to stay in touch with school happenings and needs. Each Co-President serves a two-year-term.

 

Secretary

Chair:   Sara MacDonald
Description:  

The Secretary attends all HSA general and Board meetings and keeps an accurate record of happenings at these meetings, including attendance records. She maintains all HSA records except for financial records, which are maintained by the Treasurer. In an effort to strengthen communication amongst the Byrd community, the secretary will provide HSA meeting highlights for class parents to distribute to their individual classes. 

 

Treasurer

Chair:   Amy Mortko
Description:  

The Treasurer manages HSA bank deposits and checks monthly bank statements. She collects and deposits cash and checks for all school events and manages Paperless PTO deposits. The Treasurer also prepares budget reports for all HSA meetings.

 

VP Administration/Community

Chair:   Alixandra Schafer
Description:  

The 1st VP of Administration/Community oversees the following student enrichment committees & programs, listed below. Chiars and volunteers for each committee are listed individually.

Author Days

Art Docent/TIC TOC

Byrd Beautification

Caring & Sharing 

Class Parent Coordinators

Learning Center Coordinator

HSA Membership

Playground Committee

School Safety Committee

Teacher Appreciation

Welcome Back Coffee

Welcome Back Staff Luncheon

 

Author Days

Chair:   Dina Jacobs
Description:  

Assists Mrs. Jakobsen with preparation and welcoming of notable authors who visit Byrd School.

 

Art Docent/TIC TOC

Chair:   Open
Description:  

Parent volunteers visit their child’s classroom to teach about an artist or artistic style. No artistic expertise needed.

Creative ideas and training are provided by the TIC TOC organization.

For more information about this organization, visit www.tictoc.org.

 

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Art Docents
  Chairperson

Byrd Beautification Team

Chair:   Open
Description:  

New commitee with lots of opportunities to share a love of gardening, nature, and the environment through plantings and clean up of Byrd school grounds.

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Chairperson
  Team Members

Great Book Give-Away

Chair:   Roseanna Smith
Description:  

Manage a gently used book drive for a local charity of your choice.

Time frame: 3-4 hours

Commitment: flexible, can be done after school hours

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Committee Members

Caring & Sharing Initiative

Chair:   Mary Castenada
Description:  

Activities include:

1) Distributing toys/books/needed items to local hospital for children in need

2) Collecting Halloween candy for donation

3) Coordinating and publicizing other charitable efforts

Time frame: 3-4 hours for each activity

Commitment: flexible, can be done after school hours

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Committee Members

Class Parent Coordinators

Chair:   Leslie Schraer and Sharon Scarpelli
Description:  

Duties include:

1) Serving as the liaison between the HSA Board and the class parents

2) Coordinating class parent assignments and explaining responsibilities

 

 

Learning Center (Library) Volunteer Coordinator

Chair:   Monica Lauro
Description:  

Prepares the Learning Center volunteer schedule for Mrs. Jakobsen.


A library volunteer assists the children with checking out library books at the Byrd School library and putting books away on th shelves.  By volunteering in the library, you have an opportunity to work with your child's class as well as allow Mrs. Jakobsen 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.

 

Playground Committee

Chair:   Liz Tullo and Megan Jolin
Description:  

Duties include:

1) Researching and recommending new equipment Byrd School needs for the playground

2) Reporting on equipment and pricing for HSA Exec Board

3) As needed, purchasing supplies for playground

4) Communicating with parents/students about their wish lists

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Committee Members

School Safety Committee

Chair:   Jen Collins, Stacia Klui, Keara Kumler
Description:  

This new committee is helping keep parents informed of traffic patterns around Byrd School and promoting school safety.

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Committee Members

Teacher Appreciation 

Chair:   Libby Deely
Description:  

Duties include:

1) Planning a catered luncheon for teachers and staff in early May

2) Coordinating donations from parents for small, needed teacher appreciation gifts during the teacher appreciation week

3) Implementing another teacher appreciation initiatives

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Committee Members

Welcome Back Coffee

Chair:   Andrea Ryan and Joe Garrett
Description:  

Set up a table outside on the lawn with coffee and donuts for parents to enjoy after drop-off the first day of school.

 

Welcome Back Staff Luncheon

Chair:   Open
Description:  

Plans a catered luncheon to welcome back the staff to school during the the first week of school.

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Chairperson
  Committee Members

VP Activities

Chair:   Susan McNair
Description:  

2nd VP

The Vice President - Activities coordinates family activities of the Byrd HSA, as listed below. Committees responsible include:

- 2019 July 4th Parade Float

- Art Show

- Back to School Family Fun Day

- Bingo Nights

- Byrd Big Top Circus

- Byrd Broadway

- Byrd Dance

- Family Fun Night

- Family Liaison Committee

- Fall/Spring Parent Socials

- Field Day Coordinators

- Lunchtime Activities Coordinators

- Fall Father/Daughter Dance

- Spring Mother/Son Dance

- End of Year Pool Party

- Read Across America

- Science Fair

- Health Fair

- 5th Grade Activities

- Diwali Assembly

- Dances of India

 

2019 July 4th Parade Float Committee

Chair:   Open
Description:  

Coordinate creation of float for the annual Glen Rock 4th of July Parade.

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Chairperson
  Committee Members

Art Show Coordinator

Chair:   Brigid Nonas
Description:  

Help coordinate volunteers to assist Mrs. Cipolli in set up and take down  of the art show held in May.

 

Bingo Nights

Chair:   Sharon Scarpelli
Description:  

Plan the popular Bingo Nights for Byrd families, twice a year! Families play Bingo together and hang out with Byrd friends in the school gym.

 

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Committee Members

Byrd Big Top Circus  (4th Grade Parents)

Chair:   Open
Description:  

Fourth grade parents, we need you to help plan the fun and popular fourth grade Circus that takes place in the Spring.

 

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Chairpersons

Byrd Dance

Chair:   Emily Lehr and Kate Thompson
Description:  

Classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop are offered from preschool-age to fifth grade and held in Byrd School.

 

Family Fun Night

Chair:   Keara Kumler
Description:  

Plan and supervise a fun nighttime event for Byrd families in January/February! 

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Committee Members

Fall/Spring Parent Socials

Chair:   Michelle Hallajian and Gena Incantalupo
Description:  

The socials provide parents a wonderful way to get to know new Byrd families and reconnect with old friends. 

This 2018 fall social is a Progressive Party scheduled for October 13, 2018. More details to come.  Please volunteer to host!

 

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Fall Appetizer House
  Host Dinner Houses (8 Needed)

Field Day

Chair:   Nicole Hayward and Susan Lee
Description:  

This is a fun-filled day of sports and games.  Held outside at Faber Field in late spring, parents volunteer to help our P.E. teacher run a variety of activities including providing a cookout lunch for the school.

 

Lunchtime Activities Coordinator(s)

Chair:   Nicole Reicher and Hong Zhang
Description:  

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

 

Father / Daughter Dance

Chair:   Supriya Kapur and Nadine Crago
Description:  

Learn some dance moves with your Dad. A fun filled evening with a DJ and dancing!

 

Pool Party

Chair:   Supriya Kapur and Elaine Wade
Description:  

The Glen Rock Pool is reserved just for Byrd students and their families--held in June every year.

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Clean-Up
  Set-Up
  Snack Stand

Read Across America

Chair:   Samantha Lachenauer
Description:  

Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.  Coordinate guest readers for each class.

 

Science Fair /Health Fair

Chair:   Heather McDermott
Description:  

Alternate coordinating Science Fair and Health Fair every other year.

Science Fair 2018

Health Fair 2019

Science Fair 2020

Health Fair 2021

 

Spring Social - Progressive Dinner

Chair:   TBD
Description:  

Plan a round-robin dinner for Byrd parents

 

5th Grade Activities

Chair:   Connie Hoza and Elaine Wade
Description:  

These parents are responsible for organizing the events for the 5th Grade including fundraising, service projects, pool Party, Graduation and the Memory Book.

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  5th Grade Pool Party
  5th Grade Service Projects
  Hot Chocolate Day
  Memory Book
  Treasurer

VP Fundraising

Chair:   Eliza Yohana
Description:  

3rd VP

The VP of Fundraising is responsible for overseeing any fundraising activities for Byrd School. She/He develops fundraising activities, events or programs for the HSA with the input and assistance from the Executive Board.

 

Bagel Days

Chair:   Laura Haley and Julia Kogan
Description:  

Take bagel orders and distriute bagels on half days

 

Byrd School Store

Chair:   Sharon Tischo
Description:  

Coordinate volunteers to set up our school store items at various events

 

Box Tops for Education

Chair:   Teresa Garguilo
Description:  

This person organizes the collection and submission of Box Tops for Education. This includes providing collection boxes to classes, collecting and counting the box tops, and communicating totals

 

Harlem Wizards Fundraiser

Chair:   Sara Mazin, Jesse Lipson, Brenna Garrett, Laura Vitelli
Description:  
 

Half Day Alternative Snack Fundraiser

Chair:   Kally Cox
Description:  

Coordinate sales of snack from local shop on half session school day

 

Holiday Shop

Chair:   Eliza Yohana, Shira Hochman, Supriya Kapur, Julie Finkel, Nicole Hayward, Nitu Sawney
Description:  

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

 

Ice Cream Days

Chair:   Open
Description:  

Manage ice cream sales and inventory.  Ice cream sold 1x per week, usually on Thursday during lunch.

 

KidStuff Coupon Book

Chair:   Brigid Nonas
Description:  

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.

 

Pizza Day

Chair:   Katie DeSantis and Monica Lauro
Description:  

The Pizza Day Coordinators keep track of customers, work with pizza vendor to make/deliver pizzas to school on proper days, organize parent volunteers to serve pizza, and maintain process month-to-month.  Pizza served 2x a month on Wednesdays.

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  Pizza Day Volunteer
Scholastic Book Fair
Chair:   Sharon Scarpelli, Libby Deely, Elaine Wade, Sofia Chang
Description:  

Coordinate delivery, inventory books, set up and run event.

 

School Supply Boxes

Chair:   Open
Description:  

Coordinate the sale of School Supply boxes in May and June.  Help distribute boxes to classrooms before school starts.

 

Spirit Wear

Chair:   Eliza Yohanna and Jen Collins
Description:  

Plan and design Byrd School clothing and fun items that will be available for order and coordinate sales of these items.

 

Communications Chair

Chair:   TBD
Description:  

Run by the Co-Presidents. This person will serve as the key link from school to home for all PTA supported communication tools working closely with Dr. Weber to ensure proper dissemination of information; providing timely and accurate distribution via the newsletter (Byrd Highlights) and the HSA website.

 

Byrd Highlights (Email)

Chair:   Lauren Munshower
Description:  

Manages content of weekly Byrd HSA Highlights and sends out email.

 

New Family Liason

Chair:   Michelle Torpey
Description:  

This committee contacts families new to Byrd School and organizes 1-2 get-togethers during the summer to give parents the chance to learn more about Byrd and ask questions and to give new students the opportunity to meet a few friends before the school year begins

 

SEPAC Liason

Chair:   Open
Description:  

Helps organize and attends S.E.P.A.C. (Special Education Parent Advisory Councils) meetings and reports back to the HSA.

 

Public Library Liason

Chair:   Sharon Tischo
Description:  

Attend Friends of the Library meetings and be Point of Contact for them.

Work with the school librarian, Mrs. Jakobsen, to organize, publicize and execute The Read-a-thon.  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.  The Read-a-thon is a partnership between the Glen Rock Public Library and elementary schools to encourage and incentivize reading. 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.

 

Webmaster

Chair:   Lauren Munshower
Description:  

Update Byrd HSA website with daily activities and events.  Generate reports for all committees.

 

New Jersey School Performance Report for Richard E. Byrd School

 

 


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School lunches can be ordered online from the Pomptonian website
A printable monthly menu can be found here

Pomptonian is pleased to be Glen Rock School District's food service provider, and we appreciate your comments and suggestions. You can reach us at cafeteria@glenrocknj.org or 201-445-7700 ext. 8965.


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