Pascack Hills HS PFA Committees

Spring Fashion Show featuring the Senior Class of 2021
Chair:   Jennifer Petrosino

Organizes the PFA's largest fundraiser - The Annual Fashion Show. Invitations will be mailed to all Hills families in March. Hills Parents from all grades are welcome and encouraged to attend! If you need to get in touch with us regarding the Fashion Show please email:

Career Day May 2021
Chair:   Claire Traub and Penny Michelis

Help our students explore and learn about different career options during Career Day

This biennial event in which all 4 grades participate will be held in the Spring 2021. Please contact either PFA co-Presidents, Michelle Scholze or Terry Winograd If you are interested in presenting, know of a great speaker or would just like to help plan this program.

Class Liaisons
Chair:   Chairs by Class Level Listed Below

Leverage the class SGA Student Advisor for their grade and the Faculty Advisor(s) to promote the class activities and enhance the fund raising opportunities.

9th Grade- Debbie Giammanco (M) & Jennifer Mandler (WCL)

10th Grade - Jill Sailer (M) & Kristan Saks (WCL)

11th Grade –Jodi Cohen (WCL) & Meredith Stewart (M)

12th Grade –Nancy Goldman (WCL) & Judi Catherwood (M)


Education / Curriculum Liaison
Chair:   Kristan Saks

The Liaison(s) works in conjunction with the PHHS Curriculum team to provide parental insight and PFA support on District academic initiatives, participating in district wide sessions. Examples of such discussions include but not limited to Core Curriculum, new testing and the Pascack Period.

Chair:   Michael Kerin

Chair:   Helen Lynch, Beth Fullam, Tara Hill and Melanie Ellman

Plan, host and prepare for refreshments and support of various PFA and PHHS events throughout the school year.

Marketing Communications
Chair:   Michelle Nadel

This chairperson promotes the activities and events taking place at PHHS and helps to build awareness of the PFA accomplishments and its support of the district. 

Membership / Directory
Chair:   Tara McCarty and Debbie Giammanco

Drive PFA membership throughout the school year and manage the release of the smartphone Paperless PTO Directory APP to members.


Membership Newsletter
Chair:   Michelle Nadel and Lisa Kerin

This Chairperson posts relevant, current and newsworthy content in the PFA's newsletter email to membership

Nominating Committee
Chair:   Terry Winograd and Michelle Scholze

The Nominating Committee is formed in February and is comprised of Woodcliff Lake and Montvale PFA Members.  The team establishes the PFA Executive Board and Chair position roster for the upcoming school year.  Nominations are submitted and approved by members at the June PFA Meeting.  The PFA Board calendar year runs from July 1 to June 30.

PFA Liaison - Woodcliff Lake
Chair:   Lee Ann Schwartz

This chairperson keeps both the PHHS PFA and Woodcliff Lake lower schools informed of each other's activities.

PFA Meetings
Chair:   Terry Winograd and Michelle Scholze

PFA General Meetings - All Hills Families Welcome to Attend

PFA General Meetings –Tentatively Virtual

September 21, 2020

November 16, 2020

January 11, 2021

March 15, 2021

June 1, 2021

PFA Scholarships & Financial Need Grants
Chair:   Geri Litt and Lee Ann Schwartz

This Chairperson(s) plans the annual Spring PFA Scholarship Fund Drive. The PFA funds over 10 Scholarships, awarded to senior students who demonstrate leadership qualities throughout their high school years and dedication to community service. Beginning with the Class of 2020, four year family PFA membership will be a required criteria for all PFA scholarship awards.

The PFA also awards financial need grants, which are based on separate criteria

PTO Liaison Montvale
Chair:   Laurie Frezza

This chairperson keeps the PHHS PFA and the Montvale PTO informed on each other's activities.

Regional BOE Liaison
Chair:   Janet Bissinger

Represent the Pascack Hills PFA and act as the contact for the Pascack Valley School District BOE.  The chairperson will attend BOE meetings and present PFA points of view.

Safe Graduation
Chair:   Lisa Adler and Rachel Diamond

This committee is responsible for planning a safe, memorable and fun graduation event immediately following the June PHHS Senior Graduation Ceremony. Invitations are mailed to all senior families in May.

Senior Awards
Chair:   Hospitality and Junior Class Liaisions

Senior Awards Night is a PHHS special event, by invitation only, for senior students and their families. Seniors selected to receive an award and their families will be served hors d' oeuvres or lite fare before the PHHS Senior Awards Ceremony.

Senior Seminar
Chair:   Jodi Cohen and Lauren Cooper

PHHS seniors will attend Senior Seminar hosted by the PFA and the PHHS Guidance Office. This event features invited guests who will discuss life after high school. The Class of 2021 is dismissed from school at noon so they have plenty of time to prepare for the PHHS Senior Prom.

Chair:   OPEN

This chairperson interfaces with the district to ensure support of the PHHS technology efforts.

Ways and Means
Chair:   Kelly Mashini and Kristan Saks

This chairperson(s) oversees all PHHS PFA fundraising projects, reports on the progress and leads the thought process to create new ways of generating revenue for the PFA and PHHS.

Chair:   Michelle Nadel and Lisa Kerin
These chairpersons are responsible for maintaining a relevant, current and exciting PFA website, ensuring all PFA committee's and PHHS organizations advertise their respective activities and provide appropriate content to support their initiatives.