Committees

Standing Committees

Box Tops for Education

Promote the collection of Box Tops by all students; collect and manage the box tops; track funds; execute contests within the school.

Committee Chairs: Daisy Medina and Karen Lu
Email: boxtops@demaresthsa.org


Class Parent Coordinators

Ensure all classrooms have adequate class parent coverage; update emergency phone chain details for Demarest-specific emergencies; educate volunteers on school food safety rules and current approved foods list as provided by the school nurse as well as school policy regarding holiday parties.

Committee Chairs:  LuAnn Mugnone and Raqia Randall-Bouchard
Email: classparents@demaresthsa.org


Fundraising

Plan, coordinate staff and implement activities and events to generate revenues for the HSA.

Committee Chairs:  Luann Mugnone and Eileen Marri
Email: fundraising@demaresthsa.org


Hospitality

Coordinate and serve coffee and donated refreshments at monthly association meetings and at Back to School Night; host a luncheon and provide Teacher Appreciation acknowledgements.

Committee Chairs:  Daisy Medina and Angie Dela Cruz
Email: hospitality@demaresthsa.org


Library

Aid the faculty in staffing and operating the school library with volunteer parents.

Committee Chairs:  Anna Thorne
Email: library@demaresthsa.org


Membership

Promote interest and membership in the association; establish and maintain membership database; collect dues and coordinate with treasurer and faculty for field trip fee breakdowns for each class.

Committee Chairs:  Tracy Pitynger

Email: membership@demaresthsa.org


Mini Fundraisers

Solicit, coordinate and promote monthly (or less) events at local businesses wherein the Demarest community shops on a specific day and the business donates a percentage of the Demarest purchases back to the HSA.

Committee Chair:  Christina Davis
Email: minifundraisers@demaresthsa.org


Newsletter/Publicity

Gather and publish notices and articles of interest to the administration, faculty, parents students and members of the community; solicit nominations to executive offices.

Committee Chair:  Amy Deputato 
Email: newsletter@demaresthsa.org


Nominations (Immediate, Past & Present)

Solicit candidates to executive offices and determine their eligibility; present nominations to the membership. Committee must be chaired by a past-president of the HSA.


Programs

Arrange, in coordination with the Principal, Guidance Counselor and other faculty, suitable educational assembly programs for the students of Demarest School.

Committee Chairs:  Dawn Pekar and Raqia Randall-Bouchard
Email: programs@demaresthsa.org


 School Spirit

Organize and oversee the production and sale of assignment pads and folders, school logo apparel, and other items; coordinate with faculty regarding specific activity shirts.

Committee Chair:  Tylene Longyhore and Tracy Pitynger
Email: schoolspirit@demaresthsa.org


Special Services

Attend meetings of Bloomfield’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) and report back to the association membership.

Committee Chair:  Nicole Dyer Foncello and Raqia Randall-Bouchard
Email: specialservices@demaresthsa.org


 Website/Email/Social Media

Maintain and update the Demarest Home and School Association website, email database and social media presence.

Committee Chairs:  Karen Lu
Email: webmaster@demaresthsa.org


Special Committees

Basketball – 4th – 6th grades

Committee Chair:  Kevin Clifford and Tina Gargiulo
Email: basketball4-6@demaresthsa.org


Basketball Clinic – 2nd & 3rd 6th grades

Recruit participants, coordinate volunteers, collect fees and plan curriculum to teach basketball skills to interested Demarest students in a non-competitive environment.

Committee Chair:  Amy Deputato
Email: basketballclinic@demaresthsa.org


 Birthday Pencils

Committee Chair:  Lyn Goldsworthy
Email: birthdays@demaresthsa.org


Book Fair

Coordinate with Scholastic Book Fairs and the administration to create a bookstore inside the school; promote the event to the school and community at large; execute contests and other promotions; recruit volunteers to staff the store in various capacities.

Committee Chairs:  Angie Dela Cruz, Luann Mugnone and Eileen Marri
Email: bookfair@demaresthsa.org


Fall Social

Plan, promote and execute an all-grades party, including events and activities appropriate for different ages and developmental stages (DJ, craft area, costume contest, photo booth, others); recruit volunteers to staff a food station in addition to each other activity.

Committee Chair:  Adrienne Dubinin and Janell Garced
Email: fallsocial@demaresthsa.org


Holiday Shoppe

Plan inventory of small gifts for students to buy for their families in time for the winter break; help students shop.

Committee Chair:  Open

Email: holidayshoppe@demaresthsa.org


Kindergarten Playdate

Welcome incoming kindergarten students and families before the start of the school year; promote membership in the HSA; introduce the Demarest community and give advice.

Committee Chairs:  Angie Koeneker and Gloria Guzzo
Email: kindergarten-playdate@demaresthsa.org


Kids Paint Night (winter/spring)

Committee Chairs:  Dena Miller and and Raqia Randall-Bouchard
Email: kidspaint@demaresthsa.org


Kids Tricky Tray

Committee Chairs:  Dena Miller and and Luann Mugnone

Email: kidstrickytray@demaresthsa.org


Plant Sale

Plan inventory of flowers, plants and other small gifts for students to buy for their parents in time for Mothers Day and Fathers Day; help students shop.

Committee Chair:  Nicole Dyer-Foncello and Janell Garced
Email: plantsale@demaresthsa.org


Pumpkin Patch

Committee Chairs:  Dena Miller and and Luann Mugnone

Email: pumpkinpatch@demaresthsa.org


Purse Bingo

Committee Chairs:  Dena Miller and and Luann Mugnone

Email: pursebingo@demaresthsa.org


Recess Activity

Committee Chair:  Laurie Kessler

Email: recess@demaresthsa.org


Refreshments (2nd-5th Grade)

Committee Chairs:  Amy Deputato & Raqia Randall-Bouchard

Email: refreshments@demaresthsa.org


Scholarship

Identify and encourage former Demarest students currently graduating from Bloomfield High School with scholarship funds for their college career.

Committee Chair:  Lyn Goldsworthy
Email: scholarship@demaresthsa.org


School Beautification

Plan, staff, and execute events and projects to enhance the school’s physical environment (gardening, painting, furnishing, etc.).

Committee Chair:  Nicole Dyer-Foncello
Email: beautification@demaresthsa.org


Tricky Tray

Plan and execute contracts, meal planning, shopping, donations, volunteers, ticket sales, promotion and other details for silent auction event.

Committee Chairs:  Luann Mugnone and Eileen Marri
Email: trickytray@demaresthsa.org


Sixth Grade Committees

Plan and execute graduation events and gifts for 6th graders moving up to Bloomfield Middle School; including fundraising, budgeting, procurement and staffing.

Graduation

Committee Chairs:  Dena Miller, Luann Mugnone & Allyson Chalet
Email: 6thgradegrad@demaresthsa.org

Breakfast & Dance

Committee Chairs:  Dena Miller, Luann Mugnone & Allyson Chalet
Email: 6thgradeBreakfast@demaresthsa.org

Yearbook

Committee Chairs:  Dena Miller, Luann Mugnone & Allyson Chalet
Email: yearbook@demaresthsa.org

DVD

Committee Chairs:  Dena Miller, Luann Mugnone & Allyson Chalet
Email: DVD@demaresthsa.org

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