Mendham Borough HSA Committees

Back to School Coffee
Chair:   open for 2020-2021 school year
Description:  

This committee will arrange a welcome coffee at Hilltop Elementary on the first day of school right after drop off is complete.  The volunteer will need to put together a committee that will set up tables for coffee, OJ, donuts, bagels, etc.  There should also be an HSA presence to solicit volunteers, answer questions and sell spirit wear.

 
Trunk or Treat
Chair:   open for 2020-2021
Description:  

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Trunk or Treat is an afternoon of Halloween fun where the kids can dress up and trick or treat in a safe parking lot. There is a trunk decorating contest, a DJ, food, and a costume parade.

This committee helps collect registrations for the event and assists in checking-in the day of the event.  We also need volunteers to plan, prepare and run fun games for kids.  We will be soliciting food vendors and will need people to run the concessions during the event.

 
Book Fair
Chair:   Vanessa Cerchio, Renee Manno
Description:  

The book fair committee raises funds through a one week book fair at Hilltop in the fall. Volunteers are needed at the book fair, during set-up & take-down.

 
Snow Much Fun
Chair:   2020-2021 school year: 3rd grade room parents
Description:  

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Event is held in January for 3rd & 4th graders.  Volunteers will need to organize the event, including snacks, DJ, photo booth, decorations, etc and provide chaperones.  Date for the event is TBD for 2020.

 
Hilltop Bingo Night
Chair:   2020-2021 school year: 2nd grade room parents
Description:  

This committee coordinates this fun family event at Hilltop.  Time is spent organizing the event, including marketing, items for concession stand, theme (if desired) and running the event.  Event to be held February 7, 2020.

 
Hilltop Fourth Grade Movie Night
Chair:   Marie Simonsen & Meredith Pit
Description:  

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This committee coordinates a fun event at Hilltop for the fourth grade class.  Time is spent organizing the event, including marketing, items for concession stand, theme (if desired) and running the event.

 
Boro Bash
Chair:   OPEN
Description:  

Coordinate end of year Boro Bash which will be our biggest fundraiser of the year. Event includes games, inflatables, food and DJ. Solicitations are helpful to offset the cost. We need volunteers to help plan end execute the event. 

 
Hilltop Memory Book
Chair:   Dawn McDonough
Description:  

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This committee is responsible for taking pictures of the students at Hilltop throughout the school year at various events.  The chair will coordinate the organization of the book and the committee will assist in helping to identify the names of all the students in the book.  It would be helpful to have at least one volunteer from each grade represented on this committee. Digital camera experience a plus.

 
Hilltop Kids Care
Chair:   Meredith Arena
Description:  

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This committee provides our children with hands-on projects that help foster volunteerism and community spirit.  It helps our children recognize that they have the power to make a difference locally and globally.  Volunteers will be asked to coordinate various volunteer/ fund-raising opportunities for the students.  Students give up their recess time time to work on these projects.  As projects run throughout the school year, please feel free to donate your time on a month that suits you!  

All volunteers will be required to attend mandatory training and education supplied by the administration.

 
Green Initiatives
Chair:   Amy Golier
Description:  

This committee coordinates recycling opportunities for the school including ink cartridges, yogurt cups, crayons, glue bottles, CDs and DVDs.  The Committee encourages all things green to be given a second life.

 
After School Enrichment
Chair:   Stephanie Kilcullen & Amy Nosta
Description:  

The enrichment chair works with the Hilltop & Mountain View principals to create club lists, organize schedules, update the HSA website, collect payment, and communicate with parents.

 
Box Tops for Education
Chair:   Wendy Hoch
Description:  

This committee encourages collection of box tops through informations, contests, etc.  All box tops will be collected from school, edited, counted and submitted to BTFE.  The committee member will keep track of funds earned for the school and collect the money.

OPEN FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR!

 
Hilltop Lunchroom Helpers
Chair:   Kelly Gillard
Description:  

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This committee provides the Hilltop cafeteria with a few extra helping hands. Volunteers assist in the lunchroom during K-3 scheduled lunches. Siblings may not attend. Volunteers would be scheduled 1-2 days a month, 11AM—12:50 PM. Chair is responsible for setting up schedule.

All volunteers will be required to attend mandatory training and education supplied by the administration.  

 
Cultural Arts
Chair:   Mountain View: Melanie Smith Hilltop: Carrie Skuraton, Lee Ann Vandeventer, Jackie St. Germaine, Alex Zawadiwsky, Pam Diaz
Description:  

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This committee helps coordinate all cultural arts programs provided at both Mountain View and Hilltop.

 
Buddy Family
Chair:   open for 2020-2021
Description:  

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This committee was established to ease the transition for new families into the district. Buddy families are expected to reach out to their assigned family, welcome them to town, host a playdate and provide tips that would be helpful for a new family in our district. The Committee Chair will work to pair buddy families with incoming families & host a get together with buddy families and new families.

OPEN FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR!

 
School Garden
Chair:   Brianne Tuthill
Description:  

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This committee helps to maintain seasonal plantings and the landscape. No gardening experience necessary, but you have to be willing to get your hands dirty.

 
Display My Art
Chair:   Wendy Hoch
Description:  

This committee coordinates with the art teachers at Hilltop to create an art project per grade level that can be ordered on various items such as mugs, magnets, etc. The committee collects orders and helps to distribute them.

 
Mountain View Staff Appreciation
Chair:   Beth Ann Paone
Description:  

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Chairs help to coordinate luncheons to honor the teachers for their hard work. The chairs organize the sign up sheets and distribute these to solicit volunteers to supply food and set-up/clean-up help during one week in May.

 
Hilltop Staff Appreciation
Chair:   Marie Simonsen
Description:  

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Chairs help to coordinate luncheons to honor the teachers for their hard work. The chairs organize the sign up sheets and distribute these to solicit volunteers to supply food and set-up/clean-up throughout the year on various teacher in service days. Various luncheons set up over the first week in May

 
Mountain View Room Parents
Chair:   Beth Ann Paone
Description:  

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The room parents are asked to help coordinate activities for the class/teacher, communicate class information to the parents and coordinate various class events throughout the school year.

 
Hilltop Room Parents
Chair:   Marie Simonsen
Description:  

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The room parents are asked to help coordinate activities for the class/teacher, communicate class information to the parents and coordinate various class events throughout the school year.

*Please note that if there are more volunteers than needed, the room parents will be chosen by committee chair by picking names from a hat.

 
School Supply Kits
Chair:   Julianna Korunovski
Description:  

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This committee helps to coordinate with teaching staff, the school supply company and the school community to organize and plan the selling and distribution of school supply kits.

 
Hilltop Library Helpers
Chair:   Rachael Morton
Description:  

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Volunteers for this committee are asked to help in the Hilltop library. They assist children with checking out books and shelving returned books. Training provided. Chair is responsible for setting up schedule.

All volunteers will be required to attend mandatory training and education supplied by the administration.  Schedules for this training will be published in the coming weeks.

After discussions with Mrs. LeMay, we are going to try a different method this year. Instead of a sign-up form online, I will post the Master Library Schedule here and Mrs. LeMay will add to her website.  ANYTIME you are able to go, you can refer to the schedule and just go! She welcomes the spontaneous help greatly; even 15 minutes here or there to keep on top of shelving books. Please see other info below and let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your help! 
 
 
1) If you weren't able to attend the training Mrs. LeMay hosted, she will walk you through the first time you go to the library to volunteer. Also, there is a binder on her desk that covers all the info you need. It outlines where and how books are filed, how to check in/out books, and other helpful information. You can also contact me with specific questions. 
 
2) Thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding when related arts schedules change due to delayed openings or early dismissal days. There might be a time you come to the library hoping to volunteer, and the door is locked! Ms. Katie in the from office is always willing to help if you call her to check the schedule for a particular time or day.
 
3) There is no need to tell Mrs. LeMay if you are going. All help is welcome!!