News from the CHMS PTO

Clubs and Activities Fair 9/26

The PTO welcomes all students to attend the Clubs and Activities Fair on Thursday, Sept. 26. Students will attend the fair during their long advisory period.  There are over 40 different clubs, activities, and sports available for students to be involved in at CHMS. Come get information on all of the wonderful club and activities offered by talking to the teacher supervisors and students in the club.  Be sure to ask your child about what club and/or activity they are interested in joining this year at CHMS.

CHMS Student Handbook Sign by 9/27

Dear CHMS parents/guardians,

In an effort to be environmentally friendly and increase efficiency, we will be collecting electronic signatures for acknowledgment of the 2019-20 Student Handbook and have posted the handbook online. The handbook is available for review at the link below.

The required sign-off form is available in your Skyward portal click HERE.  To access: click on the Online Forms tab and then select “CHMS Student Handbook Form.” A copy of these instructions are attached below.

The due date for signing this form is Friday, Sept. 27. Please note that parents and students will need to sign off on receiving the handbook. Students will be provided the opportunity to login to Skyward and sign the form at some point this week. Some teachers may have already collected a signature on paper, unaware of this move to an online system. We apologize for any inconvenience but the online signature will still be the expectation from all students and parents.

Click HERE to view the Student Handbook.

Click HERE to view instructions on how to sign the Student Handbook.

Thank you for completing this important task,

Erick Jones

CHMS Assistant Principal

Be Echo the Eagle! Meeting 9/30

Do you want to run and jump and cheer on CHMS? Our school mascot, Echo the Eagle, makes appearances throughout the school year at school events, including the Rotary Run, athletic events, student/teacher assemblies and Pizza Wars! All students in grades 6-8 are eligible to be Echo. MANY students can share the role of the mascot over the school year. Make 5 appearances or just 1, it’s up to you. There are no try outs, but students must turn in a signed permission slip from their parents in order to participate. There will be an informational meeting on MondaySept. 30 in Room 120 from 3:30 – 4:00pm. Students can take the late bus home if needed. Click HERE to access the form.

Eagle Cafe Spirit Lunch Order by 9/30

The CHMS PTO is sponsoring seven Eagle Cafe Spirit Lunches this year. Pizza War Vendors and local restaurants will provide lunch for students. Pick only the lunches you want and pay with credit card or Paypal. Cash and checks are not accepted. This will be the only time to order so please order ALL your lunches. Orders must be received by Monday, Sept. 30.

Click HERE to order. Check ingredient lists HERE. All lunches are $8.00 each

Questions? Contact:

Transition into High School with a 504/IEP Plan 10/2

The Parent Network is a support and resource group for parents of D86 students who use the special education department and/or have learning disabilities. Do you have a child in 7th or 8th grade that struggles in certain areas? Please join us on WednesdayOct. 2  7:00-8:30 pm. and understand better what a 504 or IEP can do for your student. The presentation is targeted for 7th & 8th grade parents but parents of any aged student are welcome.  Please Note: this will take place in the Hinsdale South small auditorium. For printable flyer click HERE.

View the Documentary LIKE 10/3 or 10/4

During the school day on October 2,  all CHMS students will be watching the documentary film LIKE. LIKE is an IndieFlix Original Documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of the film is to inspire and help equip us to honestly evaluate and self-regulate our screen time. The documentary is appropriate for adults and children. D181 Foundation is sponsoring the student viewing (during the school day) and two additional screenings for adults and families.

These programs are free of charge but please register for the events.

Register to view LIKE at CHMS Thursday, Oct. 3  from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Click HERE.

Register to view LIKE at the Community House Friday, Oct. 4 from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Click HERE.

Rotary Run 10/6

The Rotary Run Charity Classic, Hinsdale’s Family Run, has been RUNNING STRONG for 25 years! The race will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6 and all family members are invited to participate. Choose the distance and pace: 3K, 5K, 10K – Run or Walk. The race will take place at the Community House of Hinsdale. For more information or to sign up, please click HERE.

Here are some other ways you can show your support:

All of Sept. – Order the Charity Burger of the month at Fuller House.

Sept. 29 – Oct. 15 – Dine at Country House and 15% of your purchase supports the Rotary Run. Mention the Rotary Run when you order.

6th Grade Parent Social 10/16

The 6th Grade Parent Social is on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. at Bakersfield Wood-Fired Grill.

Please click HERE to view the flyer and to RSVP to this 6th Grade Parent event!

If you have any questions please contact

We hope to see many of you there!

CHMS PTO speakers and the Community Speaker Series

Are you interested in learning about current topics affecting your children?

Save the dates for the upcoming CHMS PTO Speakers and Community Speaker Series. Topics include: Self-Driven Child, Tips & Strategies for Hinsdale Central Class Selection, Activities, Screenagers: Next Chapter, Mindfulness, Top Middle School Tips for a Successful Transition to College, Raising Joyful and Resilient Children in Stressful Times, and Social Media.

Click HERE to view the 2019/20 Speaker Line Up. We hope you can attend!

A Look Ahead

Monday,  Sept. 23

Cross Country Conference meet @ Blackhawk 4:00-7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 25/Thursday Sept. 26

Girls basketball tryouts 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept 26

Clubs and Activities Fair during long advisory

Thursday, Sept 26/Friday, Sept. 27

8th grade Real World Day

Monday, Sept 30

Spirit Lunch orders due

Monday, Sept 30

Echo The Eagle interest meeting 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Room 120

Tuesday, Oct. 1

School Picture re-takes

Thursday, Oct. 3

Screening of LIKE 7:00-8:30 p.m. CHMS

Friday, Oct. 4

Screening of LIKE 9:30-11:00 a.m. Community House Hinsdale



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