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H.S.A. Membership Drive 2014-15

The focus of Byrd School’s Home & School Association is to contribute to the maintenance of high quality education at the Richard E. Byrd School. The H.S.A. assists by providing funding for activities that enrich our children’s elementary school experience but are not funded by the school district’s budget. In 2014, the H.S.A. provided tablets for each grade and a bottle filler station to replace the water fountain.

As part of your $15 membership, each family will receive a copy of the invaluable H.S.A. Handbook, which includes important school district info as well as the names, addresses and phone numbers of all the families in the entire Glen Rock District. 

Return this form, along with a check to the H.S.A. box at the Byrd main office. Envelopes should be marked “H.S.A. MEMBERSHIP.” NEW THIS YEAR, you can also pay through the Community Pass website for Glen Rock Byrd School HSA! Go to If you have any questions, please contact Lisette Carrillo, e-mail



Library volunteers are an important part of the Byrd Media Center Program. They help check the books in and out, shelve and organize books, assist students when needed, and perform a variety of other tasks. This year, we are hoping to have three volunteers per class who will come in on a rotating basis. A lottery will be held if more than three people volunteer for a class. We will hold on to all names in case there is an opening during the school year. A one-time training session will be mandatory for all new volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering, please check available times and return the required form to the school by September 11.


Byrd Dance 2014-15 Registration  *Ends Sept. 12

Welcome to Byrd Dance! 

Registration is open for ballet and Jazz and Tap ONLY. 
Hip Hop registration will take place in early January.* 

SPACES ARE LIMITED --  Registration ENDS Sept. 12

*There will be two HIP HOP classes for boys (grades 2 & 3 and grades 4 & 5) and one HIP HOP class for girls (Grades 2 thru 5). These classes will be limited and there is NO GUARANTEE your child will get into the class. The girls’ class will be determined first by seniority (older girls get preference) and then by lottery. HIP HOP will take place on Wednesdays.  

Community Pass for HSA
You may have used Community Pass for Glen Rock Sports and/or Community School classes. Now you can register and pay for many Byrd HSA activities using your credit card on Community Pass.  Registration is now open for HSA Membership and Byrd Dance. Registration for Pizza and Bagel Days will open Sept. 1. Keep in mind that a 5.5% convenience fee is included in your costs when using Community Pass.  

If you already have a family account on Community Pass, there is nothing to do except choose Byrd HSA on the pulldown menu when you get to the site. If you would like to set up an account on Community Pass and get started registering, follow these directions: 

  1. Go to to begin.
  2. Click on "Create an Account for Your Family Now".  Complete the form by filling your info and clicking "continue" until you finish your account setup.  Your Family account will now be set up.  Clicking "finish" will return you to the Community Pass Homepage.
  3. From the drop down box under "Register Now" select Byrd HSA and click "Go".  A second drop down box will appear.
  4. In the second drop down box, select the activity and click "Register Now".


New Fall Story Times and Programs at the Library
Check the Community page for info on the Library's exciting fall line-up.


New to Byrd? Read This!
Click here for info on where to line up, dismissal times, staff, websites, and more.

2014-2015 School Supply Lists
Back to School shopping can begin!

Happy Reading! 

Dr. Weber continues her tradition of publishing the list of books that she has read during the school. Maybe there’s one or two that you and your child would like to read?  Check out the Principal's Notes to view the reading list.

Check out the Community Page on the Byrd HSA Web Site for:
The Glen Rock Public Library Summer Reading Programs are around the corner.  Check out the Community Page for additional information.

Web Site 411
Confused about which website to use to find the information you are looking for about school and district activities?  Check out the Cheat Sheet for School and District Websites.

BYRD ID # C16871FD3L847




Dates to Remember
 Sept 3First Day for Students--Early Dismissal 
Sept 16 Picture Day  --Rain Date, 9/22 
 Sept 17Back to School Night  7pm 
Rosh Hashanah - District Closed
 Oct 1Pizza Day
Oct 2 Ice Cream Day 
Oct 3 Second Cup of Coffee K-1
 SEPAC Meeting Schedule
 May 27
 Hamilton Media Center, 7:30 PM

Volunteer Information

Learning Center 

Contact: Michelle Cosimano

Pizza - Volunteer Schedule

Contact: Jen Wexler or Arlene Santaella

Ice Cream  -   Volunteer Schedule

Contact: Jill Orlich 

All items are $1 - $1 bills are appreciated

HSA Event Chairperson List

 Helpful Byrd Information
Bell Schedule/Late Policy
Class Line-Up Assignments
Drop-off/Pick-up procedures
New Byrd Family Information
School Supply List
School Lunch Order Forms
Peanut Guidelines for lunch and snack 
Parent Student Handbook 2013-2014
Visiting Byrd School ?
Paying a visit?
Sign IN,

All visitors during school hours must sign in and out of the office and have a visitor badge displayed at all times while in the building.

 Line-Up assignments/building guide

In case you forgot:

We love our four-legged friends, but when it comes to bringing them onto Byrd School grounds... DON'T


Delivery available
in Glen Rock and surrounding area.

Jay & Effie Lebet

A gourmet and affordable weekday dinner service for the busy family


Offering complete meals, a la carte, family-size and children's meals.

Satisfy your cravings for comfort foods
sophisticated meals!


Say you saw it on our HSA website!