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Just a Heads Up... 

Calling All 7th Grade Parents:
The 8th Grade Graduation Dinner and Dance will be held the evening of Wednesday, June 4th. The 7th grade parents traditionally decorate for the dance and staff the buffet-style dinner. Next year, it will be our own students' special time and we will benefit from the support of the 7th grade parents. 
We still need help on the following dates:
1) Tuesday, June 3 (Need 6 more volunteers) from 7-9 pm to help decorate the gym (This is a great one for the dads to help with!)
2) Wednesday, June 4--Day (We need 10 additional volunteers) from 1:30-4 pm—Finish decorating gym after PE classes are finished for day. It's fine to come for part of the time (preferably earlier). The more people we have, the quicker this will go
3) Wednesday, June 4--Evening (We need 4 more) 5:45-7:30 pm --Serving Dinner (Tons of fun to see the graduates dressed up and excited about the dance!)
Please follow this link to SignUpGenius to volunteer: 
If you have any problems signing up or questions, please don't hesitate to contact Angela Crews at or by phone at (630)734-3397.  Thank you for making this a special night for our 8th graders!!!
Vern Goers Shop & Share
This is your FINAL week to take advantage of the great selection at Vern Goers Greenhouse and help out the PTO.  Remember VG will donate 10% from every purchase May 1st - May 31st to CHMS!  Print out the VG Shop N Share flyer from the PTO website or just mention you’re a CHMS supporter.  It seems like spring is finally here to stay, so get those flowers planted!  Vern Goers - 5620 South Oak Street, Hinsdale.  Hours: M – F 8 am – 8 pm, Saturday 8 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.  Thank you for your support
CHMS Summer Reading Orders
If you missed the summer reading order deadline you can order the books online at Anderson Book Fair’s website (, click on the tab labeled “School Reading Lists” then CHMS to select your books.  Anderson also offers over 6,000 other titles and CHMS will receive 20% of all online sales YEAR ROUND, so order ALL of your books 24/7/365 from Anderson and please remember to reference CHMS at the checkout.  Spring Book Fair flyer books can also be found on the Anderson website under the title “Spring 2014 Categories”.
Note: Hinsdale Central’s summer reading list for incoming freshman has been added to the CHMS PTO website under the 8th grade tab, as well as the right margin under “School News”.
Back to School Day--Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for CHMS Back to School Day, Wednesday, August 13th. It's a special day for students to get their schedules, pick up purchased school kits, move in to lockers, get their school picture taken and more! Watch for more details coming this summer.
Save Locker Shelves
If you purchased a locker shelf last fall, remind your child to bring it home so it can be used again next year.  The 9” locker shelves in use by most 6th graders can be converted to use in the 18” lockers given to most 7th and 8th graders.  To convert the shelf to the larger locker you will need to purchase an extender piece at Back to School Day in August for roughly $6.  If you are graduating and no longer want your locker shelf the PTO will have bins in the halls at locker cleanout time to collect your gently used shelves for those in need.
CHMS Box Tops for 2014-15

Starting next year, the PTO Box Tops Committee will start collecting coupons from participating products to supplement our fundraising efforts. Why not start saving them during the summer months? Whether you will be a returning family or a family that is leaving but still wants to support our school, please save those coupons starting now. We will be collecting them in the fall. Thanks for your support!Starting next year, the PTO Box Tops Committee will start collecting coupons from participating products to supplement our fundraising efforts. Why not start saving them during the summer months? Whether you will be a returning family or a family that is leaving but still wants to support our school, please save those coupons starting now. We will be collecting them in the fall. Thanks for your support!

Final Eagle Cafe Spirit Lunch
Many thanks to all the students and staff that participated in our 4th quarter Eagle Cafe lunch with Home Run Inn last Friday.  It was a huge success and the PTO looks forward to offering this fun lunch alternative once each quarter next year too. 
Attention HCHS Bound Parents:
If your 8th grader is headed to HCHS, check out the details for their inaugural Book Swap Event.  Save the information for this summer when you receive your child’s schedule (around July 14th).  Sounds like a great way to get books for a fraction of the original price or rental cost.  Here are the details:
Are you looking to sell this year's Central textbooks? Are you looking to buy next year's books from a current student?  If so, check out our new Google docs spreadsheet
Here's how it works:
1)    Use the tabs at the bottom of the page to find the subject.
2)   For Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages use the drop down tabs (click on the triangles in the right hand corner of the cell) to choose the class and the book that you are looking to sell. Only books that will be used again next year are listed in the drop down menu
3)   If you have a book in a subject other than those listed on the tabs, you may list them in the OTHER sheet.
4)   Use the drop down tab to choose the condition of the book (poor, fair, good, excellent or NEW.
5)   List the price you are asking for
6)   Enter your email address so that buyers can contact you
1) Look through the list to find the books you are interested in
2)   Double check the 2014-15 textbook list found at to make sure the book that is being sold is the book your child needs next year
3)   Contact the email address associated with the books you'd like and work out a deal.
Email with questions.



CHMS Upcoming Events

PTO-Vern Goers Shop & Share
All Day
V.G. will give 10% of all CHMS sales back to the school
CHMS Parent Night/Band Sign-Up
May 27th,3:00-8pm

BOE @ Prospect-Retiree Celebration 

Ambassadors of Excellence Honored prior to Board Meeting at Prospect, 6:45-7:15pm

BLT meeting, May 28th, 7-7:45am

Student of the Month Photos, 8:00-8:10am

CHMS Orchestra Sign Up Night & Art Display- cafe/band room/lobby, 3:30-7:30pm

8th Grade Graduation Practice/Lunch/Class Photo/Yearbook Signing, June 4th, 11:45am - 1:30pm

8th Grade Graduation Date, June 4th, 5:30pm, Hinsdale Central, doors open at 4:30pm


Eagles' Nest Clearance Sale This Week

The CHMS PTO Eagles' Nest School Store will hold an end of the school year clearance sale this week on Wednesday and Friday. Many snacks and school supplies will be marked down. Come shop at the Nest! 



THE HCHS BOOSTER CLUB will be selling Spiritwear
in the Community Room on
Wednesday, May 28th
10:00am – 4:00pm
Enter through the Main Entrance off 55th Street
Can’t make it???
Download a spiritwear form at
Mail by May 20th for Graduation Delivery!
Spiritwear also makes a great Father’s Day Gift!

Reception, Ambassadors Program, and Board Meeting Preview

Please join us for a reception to celebrate and recognize our D181 retirees and to share our thanks to Dr. Schuster on Tuesday, May 27 at Prospect beginning at 6:15 p.m. We look forward to welcoming all community members to this event, and we thank our PTOs for their contributions of treats and refreshments! The reception will be followed by our final Ambassadors of Excellence program of the year at 6:45 p.m. Honorees are being recognized for their success in track and field, the Special Olympics, chess, the National French Contest, and the SAT test. The Board Business meeting will immediately follow the Ambassadors program. Among other items, the tentative agenda includes: retiree resolutions, an elementary math update, the technology replacement cycle, an updated staffing and enrollment report, and a proposal for a community engagement and research partner to help conduct long-term facility planning for HMS.

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