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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:   Michelle Torpey
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:   Ella Vuernick
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.

 

Treasurer

Chair:   Sara Mazin
Description:  

The Treasurer manages HSA bank deposits and checks monthly bank statements. She/he 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:   Libby Deely - VP
Description:  

1st VP

Oversees the student enrichment committees & programs

 

Author Days

Chair:   Dina Jacobs
Description:  

Responsible for assisting Mrs. Jakobsenn to prepare for and welcome notable authors who visit Byrd School

 

Art Docent/TIC TOC

Chair:   Libby Deely and Jen Collins
Description:  

Parents volunteer as art docents and visit their child’s classroom to teach about an artist or artistic style.  Creative ideas can be supplied by the TIC TOC organization and no expertise is needed. TIC TOC trains docents. For more information about this organization, visit www.tictoc.org.

 

Board of Ed (BOE) Rep

Chair:   Open
Description:  

Attend B.O.E. meetings and reports back to the H.S.A.

 

Beautification Byrd

Chair:   TBD
Description:  

help to keep grounds of school clean of garbage. Planting of flowers or plants in potted plants in front of school.

 

Great Book Give-Away

Chair:   Roseanna Smith
Description:  

Manage a book drive for a local charity

 
Caring & Sharing
Chair:   Sophia Chang and Mary Castenada
Description:  

Distribute toys and mittens to Hackensack Hospital

 

Class Parent Coordinator

Chair:   Leslie Schraer and Sharon Scarpelli
Description:  

Serves as the liaison between the H.S.A. Board and the class moms by communicating information that needs to be passed to the classes.

 

Lawn Sign

Chair:   Nancy Bermack
Description:  

Update Byrd School sign at front of school with current events

 

Learning Center

Chair:   Michelle Cosimano
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.

 

Membership

Chair:   TBD
Description:  

Organize and set up parents/teachers to be HSA members

 

Nominating

Chair:   Nicole Hayward
Description:  

Responsible for recruiting volunteers for the Byrd HSA committtes

 

Playground Committee

Chair:   OPEN
Description:  

Help decide what new equipment Byrd School needs for the playground. Research equipment and pricing.  Survey students to hear what is on their wish list

 

School Safety Committee

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

This is a new committee.  Keeps parents informed of traffic patterns around Byrd School and helps to promote school safety.

 

Scouts

Chair:   TBD
Description:  

Work with scouts for community service and activities

 

Teacher Appreciation

Chair:   Libby Deely
Description:  

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

 

Welcome Back Coffee

Chair:   Andrea Ryan and Jessica Arrighi
Description:  

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

 

Welcome Back Staff Luncheon

Chair:   TBD
Description:  

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

 

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:   Hong Tang, Sara Mazin, Jackie Leitner
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.

 
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.

 

VP Activities

Chair:   Lauren Munshower
Description:  

The Vice President Activities will calendar and coordinate the family activities of the HSA .  The VP Activities will present these activities to the Executive Board for their approval and will present monthly reports concerning the status of the activities at the Executive Board meeting. 

 

4th of July Parade

Chair:   Open
Description:  

Gather Byrd kids to make a float for the annual Glen Rock 4th of July Parade

 

Art Show

Chair:   Brigid Nonas
Description:  

Help coordinate help for Mrs. Cipolli in set up and take down  of the art show. (May)

 

BINGO Night

Chair:   Elaine Wade and Sharon Scarpelli
Description:  

This is an annual event, held on a Friday evening in February/March. Families play Bingo together and hang out with Byrd friends in the school gym.

 

 

Byrd Big Top Circus - 4th Grade Parents

Chair:   Michelle Torpey
Description:  

Point of contact with circus vendor.  Purchase (on behalf of HSA) snacks and circus gear for Friday event sales.  Coordinate volunteers for Circus event. 

 

Byrd Broadway

Chair:   Open
Description:  

Byrd School parents volunteer to help produce a 'Broadway' show.  Students K-5 invited to perform.

 

 
Byrd Dance
Chair:   Sharon Scarpelli, Eileen Cordasco, Susan Ring, Emily Lehr
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, Jackie Lietner, Hong Zhang
Description:  

This committee organizes a fun night for Byrd families.  Supervise event, organize game and food, and distribute and collect registrations for annual event.  Event usually is held in January/February.

 

Fall Parent Social

Chair:   Nicole Hayward
Description:  

The socials provide parents a wonderful way to get to know new Byrd families and reconnect with old friends.  This year the Fall social will be at The Escape Room in Waldwick, NJ.

Child-care provided a The Gagasphere

 

Family Movie Night/ Picnic

Chair:   Nancy Bermack and Michelle Cosimano
Description:  

Held annually at the beginning of the school year, families can pack a picnic dinner and head over to the Byrd School grounds for a family friendly movie on the big screen.  This is a great way to meet new families.

 

 

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.

 

Hospitality

Chair:   Shira Hochman
Description:  

Bring refreshments to HSA meeting

 

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.

 

Mother / Son Dance

Chair:   Supriya Kapur and Nadine Crago
Description:  

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

 

Picture Day

Chair:   Sophia Chang
Description:  

Help the photographer cooordinte classes for their pictures.  Picture day usually takes place in early September. A form is sent home prior to the event for you to place an order.  Re-takes are offered later in the fall

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Lost and Found

Chair:   TBD
Description:  

Organize,communicate twice a year. 

Bring lost items to front of school and set up on tables for easy viewing. 

 Eventually donate items not picked up

 

 

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.

 

Ice Cream Day Ingredients & Allergens


 
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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