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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:   TBD
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:   Sara MacDonald
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

Board of Ed Rep

The Byrd Environmental Committee

Caring & Sharing 

Class Parent Coordinators

Front Door Planters

Learning Center Coordinator

Lost and Found

New Family Welcome Committee

Playground Committee

School Safety Committee

Teacher Appreciation

Welcome Back Coffee

Welcome Back Staff Luncheon

Byrd Website/Highlights/Byrd Blasts

Communications Chair

 

Author Days

Chair:   Dina Jacobs
Description:  

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

 
Board of Ed Rep
Chair:   Rotate amongst the HSA board
Description:  

Attend BOE Meetings and report back at Byrd HSA meetings

 

The Byrd Environmental Committee

Chair:   Candace Lynch and Laura Occhipinti
Description:  

The Byrd Environmental Committee works to empower the Byrd School community by providing volunteering opportunities and educational programs relating to the environment.

 
 

Caring & Sharing

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

 

Class Parent Coordinators

Chair:   Sharon Scarpelli and Laura Beit-Zuri
Description:  

Duties include:

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

2) Coordinating class parent assignments and explaining responsibilities

 

 
Front Door Planters
Chair:   Laura Beit-Zuri, Silvia Snell
Description:  

Planting seasonal flowers in front door planters

 

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.

 

New Family Welcome

Chair:   Elaine Wade
Description:  

Welcome new families and incoming K to Byrd through outreach and events!

 

Playground Committee

Chair:   Liz Tullo and Sara MacDonald
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

 

School Safety Committee

Chair:   Jen Collins, Keara Kumler and Megan Jolin
Description:  

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

 

Teacher Appreciation 

Chair:   Libby Deely, Laura Beit-Zuri, Christa Folco
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

 

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:   Keara Kumler
Description:  

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

 

Communications Chair

Chair:   Adelina Bader
Description:  

This person will serve as the key link from school to home for all HSA supported communication tools.

 

Byrd Website/Highlights (Email)/Byrd Blasts

Chair:   Lauren Munshower
Description:  

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

 

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:

4th of July Parade

Art Show 

Welcome Back / Family Fun Day

BINGO Night

Byrd Broadway

Byrd Dance

Fall/Spring Parent Socials

Field Day

All School Pool Party

Read Across America

Science Fair

Health Fair

5th Grade Activities

Diwali Assembly

Talent Show

 

All School Pool Party

Chair:   Monika Balaguer, Elaine Wade and Danielle Plant
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

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 Night

Chair:   Sharon Scarpelli and Elaine Wade
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.

 

 

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.

 
Diwali Assembly
Chair:   TBD
Description:  
 

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 closer to the date.

Appetizer home: Jen Chiang

Host homes: Jen Lota, Libby Deely, Supriya Kapur, Gena Incantalupo, Laura Beit-Zuri, Andrea Ryan

 

 

Field Day

Chair:   Nicole Hayward, Susan Lee, Nikki Fuller, Monika Balaguer
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.

 
  Roles/Sub Committees:
  3rd-5th Grade Parent Volunteer- Afternoon
  K-2 Parent Volunteer - Morning Session
  Set-up

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.

 

Talent Show

Chair:   Kim McCloskey and Julie Finkel
Description:  
 

Science Fair

Chair:   Monika Balaguer, Carolina Acero
Description:  

Help plan the Byrd School Science Fair.

 

 

Welcome Back / Family Fun Day

Chair:   Jeanne Albanese and Jeannie Ahn
Description:  

Plan a back to school welcome event for the Byrd school community

 

5th Grade Chairs

Chair:   Sharon Scarpelli & Brigid Nonas
Description:  

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

Hot Chocolate Day:

Memory Book:

Pool Party:

Service Project: 

Class Breakfast: 

Treasurer:

Class T-Shirts:

Clap-Out:

 

VP Fundraising

Chair:   Jennifer Chiang
Description:  

3rd VP

The 3rd VP of Fundraising oversees the following fundraising activities for Byrd, listed below. Chairs and volunteers for each committee are listed individually.

Bagel Days

Box Tops

Cards for A Cause

Family Carnival Night

Harlem Wizards

Holiday Shop

Ice Cream Days

KidStuff Coupon Book

Pizza Day

Book Fair

School Supply Boxes

Spirit Wear

New Family Liaison

Public LibraryLiaison

Communications & Webmaster

Byrd Highlights

 

Bagel Days

Chair:   Laura Haley
Description:  

Take bagel orders and distriute bagels on half days.

 

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

 

Cards for a Cause

Chair:   OPEN
Description:  
 

Family Carnival Night

Chair:   Elaine Wade, Monika Balaguer, Kim McCloskey
Description:  

Play some of you favorite carnival games with your Byrd School friends.

 

Harlem Wizards Fundraiser

Chair:   David Lauro, Tom Lehr, Jeanne Albanese, Christa Folco, Joseph Donovan
Description:  
 

Holiday Shop

Chair:   Carolina Acero, Krisitn Bond, Suzanne Nathanson
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:   Susan Lee and Lisa Lynch
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:   Monica Lauro, Joe Garrett and Monica Algor
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.

 

Book Fair

Chair:   Sharon Scarpelli, Libby Deely, Sophia Chang, Dina Jacobs
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:   Katie Manning, Kellie St. Laurent, Susan McNair, Susan Lee
Description:  

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

 

Public Library Liason

Chair:   Laura Occhipinti
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.

 

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.

 

Communications & Webmaster

Chair:   Lauren Munshower
Description:  

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

 

Byrd HSA

Chair:   HSA Member
Description:  
 

 

  Earn money back for 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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