News from the CHMS PTO

Turnabout 2019/2020

Dear CHMS Families,

October will be the start of the annual CHMS PTO fundraiser, Turnabout 2019-2020.  This fundraiser is unique in that it is a non-event: you do not need to buy an outfit, hire a babysitter or go anywhere! All you need to do is click HERE to visit our Turnabout information.

Our overall goal is to raise $35K for the PTO. The initial $20K is needed to cover annual PTO operating expenses which include:

  • Teacher supplies and curriculum needs at each grade level
  • MRC needs
  • School speakers and assemblies
  • Teacher/staff appreciation events and more

Last year, with the additional funds, the PTO was able to complete the below special projects:

  • Replace bicycle racks – the need is greater with changes in bus service
  • Flexible seating in the classroom – allowing students to move furniture and give them opportunities to work separately or in groups
  • Finish teacher workroom update on first floor

More information will follow from the PTO in their weekly newsletters throughout the month of October.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to having another successful event!

Eagle Cafe Spirit Lunch order by Tomorrow 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? Please contact:

Mascot Meeting Monday 9/30

All students in grades 6th-8th who are interested in being the Echo the Eagle mascot are welcome to attend an informational meeting on Monday, 9/30, from 3:30-4pm in Room 120. Students can take the late bus home if needed.  All students need a signed permission slip from their parents in order to participate. If you are unable to attend the meeting, still fill out the form and the mascot chairperson will be in touch. Click HERE to access the form.

6th Grade Parent Social 10/16

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

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

Questions? Please contact:

Community Speaker Series 10/22

Mark your calendars! The Community Speaker Series 2019/20 season first event is just around the corner:

October 22, 2019
Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
The Self-Driven Child

A few years ago, clinical neuropsychologist William Stixrud, Ph.D. and teen motivational coach Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking motivation. They co-authored a book, The Self-Driven Child, combining cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from thousands of kids and teens. In this presentation, they will discuss today’s common stressors and describe compassionate, concrete solutions to help children of all ages move from feelings of powerlessness to pur- pose, ready to take on new challenges on the real road to success.

The program is free and open to all, but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please register in advance by using the registration links below:

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. The Community House to register click HERE

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The Community House to register click HERE

2019-2020 CHMS PTO Online Directory Update

Be on the lookout for an email from our NEW online PTO directory vendor, Membership Toolkit, this weekend.

PTO members will be sent a link to confirm your family’s personal data and instructions on how to access the directory and download the Membership Toolkit app to your cell phone.

If you also ordered a print PTO directory, it will be delivered to your student’s Advisory classroom by mid-October.

NOTE: access to the CHMS PTO online directory is available to all families who have paid their 2019-2020 PTO dues.

Questions? Please contact:

Building Healthy and Safe Internet Habits

Are you concerned about your children’s internet use? Do you worry they are spending too much time on the internet? Do you worry whether they are safe? Join us on Wednesday, October 9 at the Hinsdale Public Library for this important discussion on helping your children build healthy and safe internet habits. Licensed Counselor Susan Stutzman will provide useful information for parents to help guide you as you navigate the internet with your children. Parent-To-Parent: Building Healthy and Safe Internet Habits will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room. Register to attend at

Flu Information from School Nurse

As flu season is approaching Mary Youngman, our school nurse, would like to share some information about the flu with everyone.

Please click HERE to access the information.

A Look Ahead

Monday, Sept 30

Spirit Lunch orders due

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

Girls basketball vs. Blackhawk  3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

7th grade HOME  8th grade AWAY

Monday , Oct. 7

Girls basketball vs. Churchville  3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

7th grade AWAY 8th grade HOME

Tuesday Oct. 8

Girls basketball vs. HMS Hinsdale Central  6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 10

Girls basketball vs. Indian Trail 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

7th grade HOME 8th grade AWAY

Friday, Oct. 11 

PTO Eagle Cafe Spirit Lunch Brama La Pizza

Monday,  Oct. 14

NO SCHOOL Columbus Day




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