News from the CHMS PTO

Pizza Wars – Final Week Final Contestant

Our next and final contestant in the 2021 Pizza Wars is … Sarpino’s in Downers Grove! Order from Sarpino’s anytime Sunday through Thursday,  March 21 – 25, and Sarpino’s will generously donate 20% of their proceeds to the CHMS PTO! Order your delicious pizza one of three ways:
• In-store: Bring in this flyer
• Online: Go here and enter coupon code “CHMS”
• Phone: Mention “CHMS”
After Thursday, a link will be sent to all CHMS students to vote for their favorite pizza, and a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Take The CSCI Climate Survey – Let’s Reach 40% Participation

Hello CHMS Parents/Guardians! The 2020-21 CSCI climate survey is open to all D181 families through Friday, March 26. The annual climate survey is not only a requirement for all school districts in the state, it’s an opportunity for you to share how our school is performing with audiences near and far. Our goal is to reach at least 40% parent participation. Please take the survey today by clicking here.

CHMS PTO Board Positions Open for 2021-2022

Explore your inner volunteer. Consider the possibilities of serving on the CHMS PTO Board (Pizza Wars, Book Fair, Eagle Cafe, Coffee) If you are ready to get involved, nominate yourself or friend for the CHMS PTO Board here.

We are looking for two Vice Presidents (2-year term), an Assistant Treasurer (2-year term), a Vice President of Communications (1-year term) and a Secretary (1-year term).  If you are interested and would like more information, please email Anastasia Nystedt or Becky Bewley Rush at We look forward to hearing from you. Board member descriptions can be read here.


The Blahs are Busted!

Thanks to all who participated in our winter blah-busters, and congratulations to all of our winners! If you’re interested, you can find our trivia answers here.

Lunch Survey For In-Person Students Due Tuesday, 3/23

As we inch closer to the start of the fourth quarter and return to full in-person learning with lunch, we have an update about lunch time procedures and processes.

  • Each student will be eating lunch in a sanitized, individual desk which is at least six feet apart from peers. A survey was already sent to your child(ren) asking their preference of peers to hopefully sit near if possible.

  • A single daily lunch at no charge will be available to all students and a menu will be posted on the D181 CHMS website. No other lunches will be available for purchase.

  • Each student in attendance at CHMS will be assigned a permanent grouping location in the cafeteria or the gym areas for lunch, regardless if they plan to leave for lunch (see below).

  • If you wish to give permission to your student(s) to leave the school building and grounds during their 30 minute  lunch period on any day, you may do so by completing this Lunch Survey by next Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (one survey per child please).If you prefer your child to stay and eat their lunch at school every day, there is no need to fill out the lunch survey.

Ongoing Surveillance Testing Sign-Up (In-Person Students Only)

As we return to full in-person school on Monday, April 5, one of the components that will add another layer of safety for our students and staff is our voluntary surveillance testing program.

As you know, asymptomatic children can spread the virus. Some children do not have symptoms when infected with SARS-CoV-2, and outbreaks occur when the coronavirus spreads silently through the community. Therefore, please consider signing up for testing and taking advantage of our school’s quick and easy collection process. To sign up, simply log in to your Skyward account and click on “Forms.” We hope that this additional layer of safety, along with our other mitigation efforts, will help your child and our entire school community stay safe.

More information on Surveillance Testing can be found on the reopening page here and in the Surveillance Testing Information Booklet. Please note that only students who are currently in-person or will be in-person starting April 5 are eligible to sign up for Surveillance Testing. Thank you.


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