PTA banners3THANK YOU to everyone who made Staff Appreciation Week a success!!! Barbara Putrino, Christine Smith, Sue McCallum and Trisha Lovett did an amazing job making our Teachers and Staff feel appreciated!  And to all of our wonderful volunteers THANK YOU, we could not do it without YOU! Here is a special note from the Appreciation Team:

Dear, Antoinette, Laura, Cindy, Nancy, Luanne, Wendy, Julie, Joanna, Jenn, Renata, Agnes, Lucy, Vanessa, Sue V., Sue T., Tracy, Nicki, Ria, Chris, Trisha, Kellie and the PTA Board,

Thank you everyone for giving our teachers and staff a great appreciation week! They were all so very appreciative of YOU!

They were pleased and surprised by all the donations and the amount of everything that you so very generously sent in. They complimented you on a daily basis and loved each days special breakfast, lunch, gifts, gift cards, treats and desserts.

Thank you all for signing up to help me. I could not have done this week without your support. I too, appreciate all of you!

Thank you PTA and to the appreciation team, Sue McCallum, Chris Smith and Trisha Lovett. Thank you for organizing, shopping, setting up, cleaning up and all the coffee. Thank you to our Creative/Artistic Director, Kellie Garfunkle, for wrapping, crafting, decorating and for all your fantastic ideas and assistance. Thank you all for simply being wonderful ladies.

Wishing you all a fabulous summer!

With great appreciation,

Barbara Putrino


THANK YOU to Amie Ficacci and Nancy Capriglione for an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL evening for our Daddies and their daughters at the Father/Daughter Dance!  It was such a tremendous success, the Mardi Gras theme was just beautiful and so much fun!  Also a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our amazing volunteers!  Once again…. THANK YOU! We could not provide our children with such wonderful events without the help of our dedicated volunteers!!!!! And I was complimented at the end of the night by one of the custodians, Andy Tully, he said that whenever there are PTA events the clean up is so much easier than when it’s a school run event!  I said “that’s because we have the most terrific, helpful volunteers anyone could ask for!  So once again THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!


THANK YOU to Kellie Garfunkel for an AMAZINGLY FUN Winter Social “A Night in Candyland”!!!! It was a huge success, everyone had a terrific time! I would also like to say THANK YOU to her co-chairs Dana Thompson, Ria Mastenbrook and Monica Pelusio. And a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated items and volunteered their time to help out before, during and after the event. Barbara and Anthony Putrino, Nancy Capriglione (and adorable Dante Capriglione), Luanne Georgevich, Christine Smith, Jared Frazer, Kelly Tamboer, Sue McCallum, Lourdes Hernandez, Anna Marie Jensen and SO many others!  THANK YOU! We could not provide our children with such wonderful events without the help of our dedicated volunteers!!!!!

THANK YOU to Amy Beck and Erica Lamphear for the wonderful job they did organizing the Mother/Son Event on October 3, 2014! Moms and Sons had so much fun playing sports together at the Sparta Fieldhouse. It was a great bonding experience!

THANK YOU to Amy Beck for a successful and super fun TGIF for our 3rd and 4th graders on October 24, 2014.  Games, Crafts, Basketball, Volleyball, Dancing and PIZZA!  What more could you ask for!  A good time was had by all! (Kids AND volunteers!)

THANK YOU to Cindy Cunha for chairing the Glo-Stick Sale October 29-31, 2014. It was a great success, we sold every glo-stick we had and the kids loved shopping for them!  The presentation of the glo-sticks was so festive and fun!

THANK YOU to Sue Testino for coordinating WENDY’s NIGHT on November 12, 2014. It was with her efforts and the support of all the Hardyston families who attended, whether dining inside the restaurant or using the drive-thru, that helped make this fundraiser successful!

THANK YOU to Sue Ploch for chairing the MS Book Fair November 18-20, 2014 during the MS conferences. The children enjoyed the wonderful selections that were provided from Scholastic. And thank you to all the families who shopped on our family night!

THANK YOU to Amy Beck and Heide Coscia for the hard work they put in organizing the Holiday Bazaar December 9-11, 2014. There were so many lovely gifts for the children to purchase and they all had a blast picking out special gifts for their friends and loved ones.

THANK YOU to Amy Beck for running yet another fun TGIF for our 3rd and 4th graders on January 16, 2015!  This safe night out for our 3rd and 4th graders is so much fun and I know the kids really appreciate the time and effort you put into running this event.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to ALL of the volunteers who gave their time, effort and generous donations to each and every one of these events. None of this would be possible without our wonderful volunteers!

Every Child, One Voice