News from the CHMS PTO

Best of the Nest Award

Dear CHMS Families,

As you may recall, our amazing PTO sponsors our staff appreciation award, the Best of the Nest with a premium parking spot for the winner! Staff members nominate each other based on:

  • Who has inspired you?
  • Who is making you a better staff member?
  • Who is making your day more enjoyable?
  • Who is doing great things for kids?
  • Who is consistently in your corner?
  • Who is implementing innovative strategies in the building?

This award continues to demonstrate the inspiring, kind, and giving staff we have here at CHMS. The incredible words that are written toward each other in response to the thoughtful actions taken are inspirational.

This month, Mrs. Sarah Adams (Family Consumer Science) is our lucky winner! These colleague comments tell why.

“She is thoughtful, kind, cares for students, and is an INCREDIBLE educator and friend.”

“Sarah has been so kind and a stress reliever this year during all the challenges – she takes it all in stride and with a smile.”

“I am thankful for Sarah every single day, especially when she has delicious goodies for us after her amazing demos.”

Congratulations again to Mrs. Adams and all of our nominated staff members.

Dr. Levi Brown
Principal, Clarendon Hills Middle School

Turnabout MASK-ERADE Fundraiser NEEDS YOU

CHMS PTO’s main fundraising opportunity and unique “non-event,” Turnabout MASK-ERADE 2020, happens next week! Click here to donate today. As always, any amount donated is 100% appreciated and pertinent to our cause.

CHMS PTO currently functions on an annual operating budget of $20,000. Thanks to our CHMS community, we have raised $11,045 so far. Approximately 25% of CHMS families have donated to this important cause, helping us make an immediate impact toward learning enhancement at CHMS. Families, keep showing that Eagle spirit!

Please thoughtfully consider making a donation today. We cannot thank you enough for supporting the school in this way.


Don’t Be A Turkey – Please Mask Up

Please consider purchasing our PTO fundraising masks before heading out for your Thanksgiving break.  These masks are made with two layers of heavy cotton with a vinyl logo and are triple-pleated with adjustable ear loops and a wired nose bridge. They wash and wear very well.

Masks will be distributed to students in school the Tuesday after they’re ordered. Remote families are welcome to pick their masks up in the front office during school hours.

Purchase your limited-edition masks here.

Important Safety Message

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday and see increased travel and college students returning home, please continue to be diligent in protecting yourself and others.  Here are simple steps we can take to keep everyone safe and our school open:

  1. Remind students to always wear a mask when they’re with friends, even in the fields around campus and walking home.
  2. Avoid high-risk activities like sports and celebrations.
  3. Continue taking temperatures, checking for symptoms, and following D181 and state protocols.

Thank you for taking care of our CHMS Community.

Don’t Miss Author David Epstein Tuesday Evening

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.

Shop Amazon and Support Your PTO

We’re all shopping online now more than ever. Whether you are restocking essentials or taking advantage of epic Cyber Monday deals on November 30, you can support the PTO when shopping on Amazon.

Just follow the link on the right-hand side of the CHMS PTO website and a portion of the sale will be donated. Thank you and happy shopping!


Toy Collection For Patients at Hinsdale Hospital

From now until Thursday, December 10, 8th grader Kate Clopton and sister Grace (CHMS ‘17) are once again collecting art supplies, crafts and small toys for the pediatric inpatient unit at Hinsdale Hospital. The nursing staff and the kids fighting illness over the holidays are so appreciative. If you’d like to contribute something for the pediatric patients to play with during their stay or when they go home look for the collection box at CHMS.

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