Committees & Chairpersons

Hawes School and Home Association

Hawes Volunteer Committees
Thank you in advance for choosing to help the Hawes Community. Your generosity with your time and energy is much appreciated by everyone. Without your help Hawes would not be able to offer so many wonderful things to its students.

Back to School Coffee Committee
Organize and set-up the Back to School coffee on the first day of school.
Chair people:  Erin Yates and Christine Ziobro
Beautification Committee
Coordinate and implement ways to make the school an even more inviting place both inside and out.
Chairperson: OJ Sikes
Bingo Night Committee
Coordinate a fun-filled family evening of Bingo with various chances to win prizes. 
Chair people:  Jamie Ng and Yamini Chinni
Book Fair Committee
Coordinate the annual Hawes Book Fair.
Chair people:  Erin Mack and Salomee Zaveri
Care Committee
Help those families who are in need of support while going through a difficult time.  Organize the program and volunteer list, set-up carpools,
cook a dinner, etc.
Chairperson:  Beth Karan 
Age-Friendly Ridgewood
Chairpeople:  Tom DeHaven and OJ Sikes

Club Committee 
Act as a liaison between Hawes and extracurricular clubs. Work on introducing interesting afterschool programs to Hawes students. 
Chairperson:  Erin Marrazzo
Community Outreach Committee
Represent Hawes School at the district's Community Outreach meetings. Report meeting highlights to the HSA Board.
Chairperson:  Laura McGrath
Development Committee 
Coordinate all off-site fundraising efforts on behalf of Hawes.  
Chairperson:  Deena Atlas and Jen Pisani
Directory Committee
Produce the Hawes Student Directory. 
Chairperson:  Marianne Griffith and Yamini Chinni
Drama Club
Lights! Camera! Action! Liaise with Backyard Players Theater Group to produce a Hawes Drama Club performance by 3rd, 4th and 5th grade actors and actresses.  
Chairperson:  Miho Grant and Marianne Griffith
Family Picnic Committee
Organize the end of the year picnic at Hawes. Coordinate food/refreshments and entertainment for this event.
Chairperson:  Erin Higgins and Kirsten Walsh
Field Day Committee
Organize a fun-filled day in June, which includes a morning outside playing games. 
Chairperson:  Christie Fitzgerald
Fifth Grade Memory Book Committee
Create the "memory book" for the 5th grade.  
Chairperson:  Grace You
Fifth Grade Activity Committee
Organize the fifth grade end of the year Memory Book Party and the fifth grade breakfast. Coordinate fundraisers, such as the monthly ice-cream day, to raise money for these events.
Chairperson:  Doris Chen
First Friends Committee
Coordinate Hawes parents to act as liaisons with new Hawes parents to help their families get acclimated to the events and happenings at Hawes.
Chairperson: Charmaine Randleman and Jamie Ng
Fourth of July 2017 Parade Float Committee
Be a part of the award-winning design and construction team for the
Hawes float.
Chairperson:  Erin Marrazzo
Friends of Music Liaison 
Act as a liaison between Hawes and the Friends of Music, which supports Ridgewood school music programs and teachers.   
Chairperson:  Meri Aderhold
Friends of Ridgewood Library Liaison
Act as liaison between the Ridgewood Library and Hawes School. Coordinate Hawes participation in the Reading Marathon.
Chairpeople:  Valerie Auyeung and Laura McGrath
Garage Sale Committee
Coordinate Hawes annual garage sale in the Spring.
Chairpeople:  Cara Lane and Maggie Saladino
Gardening Committee 
Coordinate gardening and planting around Hawes school grounds.
Chairperson: OJ Sikes
Holiday Gift Fair Committee
Coordinate annual holiday boutique sale for Hawes students. 
Chairperson:  Erin Mack
Gradeparent Coordinators
Coordinate all the grade parents.  Grade parents act as classroom liaisons by coordinating volunteers for fun events for their class and aiding their teachers as needed.
Chairpeople:  Kelly Ashford, Trisha Piotrowski, and Patricia Stappenbeck (LSHSA)
Grocery Give Back Program Committee
Our BIGGEST and EASIEST Fundraiser! Organize and promote selling grocery cards. Find volunteers to collect orders and deliver grocery cards.  
Chairperson:  Nancy Ng and Monica Skibo
Halloween Bash Committee
A "spooktacular" event for the entire family! Help organize the entertainment, decorations and food for this awesome "Monster Bash".
Chairpeople:  Laura Benner, Gina Vantuno, Erin Yates
Food:  Annmarie Loffredo, Erin Marrazzo
Games: Livia Lauro
Hawes Under The Stars Committee
A fun-filled evening for Hawes families...welcoming new ones and reconnecting with the old ones.
Chairperson:  Dana Feeney and Aimee DeSheplo
Haunted House Committee
A "spooktacular" event for the entire family! Transform the music room into a haunted house.
Chairperson:  Chris Kaufman
Health & Safety Committee
Attend quarterly meetings concerning local health and safety issues in our schools.  Report findings and information to the HSA Board. 
Chairperson:  Doug Olson
International Fair Committee
Plan the annual celebration and sharing of our international heritage and diverse cultures. Coordinate the daytime fair during which students learn about different countries followed by the evening festivities, which include a fashion show, food tasting and talent show.
Chairpeople:  Miho Grant, Reem Iqbal, Aruksha Patel, Hyobin Kim, Annmarie Loffredo and Erin Marrazzo
Kid's Night Committee
Organize dress rehearsals, gather music and prepare the program for the Hawes talent show.  
Chairpeople:  Sonia Aoun and Reem Iqbal 
5th Grade Chairpeople: Shweta Agarwal and Hemant Agarwal

Kid's Stuff Sale Committee
Organize the sale of the Kid's Stuff coupon books in the Fall. 
Chairpeople:  Deena Atlas, Sora Torres, and Erin Yates
Ladies' Night Out Committee
Mark your calendars for Ladies Night Out Spring 2017. This fundraiser needs volunteers to solicit prizes, wrap baskets, send out invitations, organize ticket sales/tables, set-up on the day of the event, transport baskets to the event, organize basket runners at the event, and much more. Please come out and make this a spectacular
fundraising event for Hawes.  
Chairpeople:  Cinthya Herrerra, Richa Nepal, Jennifer Van Wageningen 
Learning Service Home & School Association Representatives (LSHSA)
Act as a liaison between the Special Education Community and the District Special Programs Staff.  
Representative: Patricia Stappenbeck
Library Committee 
Coordinate the scheduling of library volunteers. Volunteers are needed to reshelve books and check-out books during school hours. 
Chairpeople:  Katie McCourt and George Younan
Mix and Mingle Committee
Coordinate a fun-filled adult evening out in downtown Ridgewood.
Chairpeople:  Crystal and Chris Kaufman
Money-for-Nothing Committees: Amazon Smiles Chairperson: Valerie Auyeung
 Box Tops for Education Chairperson: Tasha Oh
Regent Cleaners Program Chairperson: Diane Michaelson
Photo Day Committee
Prepare and tallying orders.  Help photographer on Photo Day.
Chairpeople:  Toni Munsod, Daryl Sudol and Kelly Westdijk
Plant Sale Committee
Organize the sale of plants as a fundraising event that requires order taking, tallying and distribution. Volunteers
are needed to distribute the plants.
Chairpeople: Lisa Faris, Maria Karantonis, and Terry Shore
Public Relations Committee
Responsible for contacting the local news media to publicize Hawes events and taking photos at Hawes events.
Chairperson:  Summer Foerch
School Supplies Program Committee
Coordinate pre-orders of school supplies.
Chairpeople: Jamie Ng, Colleen Tansey, and Jenn Tozzi
Scooper Night Committee
Coordinate a delicious night of ice cream at Ben & Jerry's scooped out by Hawes staff. 
Chairpeople:  Reem Iqbal and Aimee DeSheplo
Sportswear Committee
Organize HAWES logo sportswear sale.
Chairperson: Jennifer Giammarella
Super "Bowl" Night Committee 
Coordinate a family evening of bowling, with prizes and a lot of fun for the whole family.
Chairpeople: Deena Atlas, Olga Burton, and Jenn Tozzi
Teacher Appreciation Committee
Plan and implement teacher appreciation week. 
Chairpeople: Colleen Tansey and Jenn Tozzi
TIC-TOC Committee
Help To Introduce Culture To Our Children by becoming an Art Docent.  Organize Art Docents to present art in
classrooms and display art around Hawes.
Chairpeople:  Maggie Saladino and Anastasia Sirotkin

Usborne Card Sale Committee
Organize card fundraiser.
Chairpeople:  Erin Mack, Lisa Faris, and Kerry Olson 

Last Updated: 9/25/17