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News from the CHMS PTO

Turnabout “MASK-ERADE” Fundraiser Needs You

Turnabout Mask-erade 2020 fundraiser is fast approaching! This unique CHMS “non-event” happens November 20th.

If the waiting game of Election 2020 has you feeling blue, focus instead on the glorious BLUE & GOLD of CHMS. Family donations are steadily coming in, and PTO couldn’t be more grateful for your support. You have already made an IMMEDIATE IMPACT toward learning enhancement at CHMS! Because of YOU, the PTO is already moving forward with an immediate need, to provide each and every student with a high quality stylus for use with their Chromebook. In a landslide and unanimous vote, our CHMS community ROCKS!

Yet our work is far from over. In fact, it has only just begun. With an operating budget of $20,000, we have raised $9,045 so far. Please thoughtfully consider donating toward our fundraiser by clicking HERE.

You have from now until November 20! As always, any contribution you make is 100% appreciated!


Community Speaker Series presents David Epstein on 11/17

David Epstein

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • 7:00pm – 8:15pm
  • Zoom Webinar

New York Times best-selling author and science writer David Epstein has made it his mission to uncover the keys to achieving high performance in any domain, and to debunk popular myths along the way.

Epstein shows that at every stage of life, from the development of children in math, music, and sports, to students fresh out of college trying to find their way, to mid career professionals in need of change, to retirees looking for a new vocation—generalists triumph as the world around them becomes increasingly specialized.

The presentation is free and open to all. Registration is required as each viewer receives a unique link. This event will be recorded and will be available ONLY to those who register for the event.  If you are unable to attend the live-stream, but will want to view the recording, please register. Register here.


Save the Dates: Book Fair 11/30 – 12/11

The CHMS book fair will soon be back and better than ever! From Monday, November 30 to Friday, December 11, you’ll be able to shop online for all your reading needs. Need to send gifts to out-of-town family or friends? Stock up on books to keep your kids occupied over the winter break? A treat for yourself? Please plan to buy them through the book fair, which benefits CHMS PTO.

There are several options to receive the books you order.

1. You can pay a little extra to ship books directly to your home.

2. At no additional cost, you can pick up your orders at Anderson’s Bookshop in Downers Grove or Naperville.

3. Also at no additional cost, you can have them delivered to your children  at school.

4. For remote families and families who do not want your children to see their special gifts, the PTO Book Fair Committee would be happy to arrange contact-free delivery to your home.

Please stay tuned make those gift lists.


Missed Your Picture?

If your student was unable to make Picture Day for any reason, don’t worry. Look for more information about re-takes coming soon.


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