News from the CHMS PTO

Our 5th Annual Turnabout is Here!

Turnabout is CHMS’s unique fundraising non-event: no indoor celebrations, no large gatherings…no problem.

Simply support the PTO, our children and our school by donating online.

Turnabout 2020 “Mask-erade” continues through November 20.

Our goal is to exceed the PTO’s operating budget of $20,000.  Your past donations have purchased bike racks, flexible classroom seating, sound panels for the cafeteria, exercise equipment for the gym…and so much more. Thank you for your generous support!

General PTO Meeting 10/29 7:00 p.m.

Don’t forget to Zoom on in for our first virtual PTO meeting this Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting ID: 884 8046 2533
Passcode: 750930

The featured speaker is Officer Jeff Bean, founder of SafeSchools4All. Officer Bean is a 22-year veteran of a suburban police department in DuPage County. He speaks nationally on various topics related to keeping kids safe online. He has presented to thousands of kids, parents and faculty on Internet Safety over nearly a decade.

We will also approve February’s minutes and review the budget. Both documents can also be found on our PTO website.

Hope to see you there!

Let’s Celebrate Spirit Week 10/26 – 10/30

Super heroes and rock stars, your moment is here. Spirit Week will be celebrated the week of October 26th. It will be a celebration of our students’ incredible efforts this school year. Our teachers and staff are amazed by how resilient, flexible, and conscientious our students have been during this unexpected journey. Everyone at CHMS is so proud of them! Find the theme for each day here.

We Have You Covered With CHMS Masks

PTO is offering CHMS exclusive face masks for sale. Emblazoned with the logo, these masks are made with two layers of heavy cotton, triple pleated and designed with adjustable ear loops and a wired nose bridge. They meet D181 mask guidelines. To stay safe, stay covered and show your spirit, place orders HERE.

Enjoy 15% Off From Zazzo’s 10/27

It’s trick-or-treat time, and the PTO has a TREAT for you!  On Tuesday, October 27, we’re proud to partner with an Eagle Cafe favorite, Zazzo’s Pizza, for a special 15% off for CHMS families.  This offer is good for any order (patio, pick-up or delivery), just mention CHMS.  It’s the PTO’s way of saying thank you to our great families and supporting a community partner.

Thank You Turnabout Gold Sponsors

Genius Tutors

This incredible team of Tutors specializes in advanced and accelerated and CC 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math. They are also skilled in test preparation and preparing students for the rigors of honors high school science and math classes for success at Hinsdale Central (Biology Honors, Physics In The Universe Honors, Chemistry Honors, Algebra 2 Trig Honors, Algebra 1, and more.) Read a little about Genius Tutors and message the team HERE.

Hinsdale Bank & Trust and Clarendon Hills Bank

These friendly local banks are members of the Wintrust Community Bank family. Each has invested in and really gotten to know the people who make our towns so special. They support the area through sponsorships like this one and solutions that work for the whole family including Little Savers and Student Checking accounts to help kids learn financial skills. Banking with Hinsdale Bank and Trust and Clarendon Hills Bank helps money stay local and continue to benefit all of us.


Save the Date: School Pictures 11/4 and 11/5

Yes…there WILL be school pictures this year!  Students will take their photos on either Wednesday, November 4 or Thursday, November 5 with their advisory class (1st and 5th periods.)  Your student’s picture day will be communicated by the advisory teacher.  Remote students will set up appointments (more details to come.)  Pictures will be taken outdoors in 3-sided tents.  Thank you to Dr. Brown and the CHMS staff for making this happen.

Order Your 2020-21 Yearbook and/or 8TH Grade Graduation Robe

The deadline to order a 2020-21 Yearbook and/or 2021 8th grade Grad Robe is fast approaching.  The deadline to purchase these items online is Friday, November 20, 2020.

Please double-check your skyward account:, under the fee management tab to see if you have already purchased these items.  If you have not yet purchased a yearbook ($20.00) or Grad Robe ($19.75) (8th grade only), you can now log back into skyward:   Once you are logged in, go to the fee management tab.  To the right of the student’s name, click “add a fee.”  You will then see a list of fees to choose from.  After you have added all the items you want, click on “Purchase.”  This will take you to SchoolPay where you can pay and complete the transaction.

If you have any questions, please email

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