News from the CHMS PTO

Best of the Nest Award November

Dear CHMS Families,
As you may recall from last year when this was initiated, 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 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 inspiring.

This month, Ms. Yvonne Honings,  (Speech Therapist/SPED Team Leader) was our lucky winner! A few comments shared about her were: You consistently go above and beyond to help others. Your dedication to your students is infectious! The insight you provide is extremely helpful!

Please congratulate her if you happen to run into her when you are visiting us at CHMS!

Dr. Levi Brown
Principal, Clarendon Hills Middle School

Turnabout Fundraiser Recap and Thank You

Thank you so much to our CHMS families for the generous donations to our Turnabout Fundraiser.  It’s so heartwarming to see what we can do when we pull together for a cause.  The event raised $25,892.50 and will allow us to fulfill our PTO general budget needs for next year as well as tick off a few of the staff wish-list items that were requested.

We will spend the next couple of weeks finalizing the budget expenses and income and will produce a suggested list of items to be voted on at our February PTO meeting.  Thank you again for all your efforts to make CHMS a wonderful place for our kids to go to school.

We also wanted to send a special shout-out to Melissa Wilczak who helped spearhead the fundraiser.


Your PTO Board

Tips to Successfully Transition to HC

Please come to our next PTO meeting this Thursday, November 14.  We will start at 9:00 a.m.  with our general PTO business. At approximately 9:25, a panel of Hinsdale Central parents will share their “Tips & Strategies for Hinsdale Central Class Section, Activities & More.” All parents are welcome and eighth grade parents are encouraged to come and learn form parents who have recently experienced the transition of their children from CHMS to HCHS.

CHMS Book Fair Volunteers Needed

CHMS will be hosting a Book Fair:

  • During school:  Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 20-22 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • During Parent Teacher Conferences, Monday, Nov 25 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and. Tuesday, Nov. 26 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

We are looking for parent volunteers.  Click HERE to sign up.

Questions? Please contact

CHMS PTO Fundraiser at Corner Bakery 11/14

Corner Bakery in Hinsdale will generously donate 15% of sales to Clarendon Hills Middle School PTO when you order and mention this fundraiser.

When: Thursday, November 14 from 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Corner Bakery 42 E. Hinsdale Ave.

Hope to see you there!

7th and 8th Grade Boy’s Basketball Tryouts 11/18 & 11/9

There will be boy’s basketball tryouts held for any interested 7th and 8th grade boys on Monday Nov. 18 and Tuesday Nov. 19 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. you need to have a current sports physical and have a signed Agreement to Participate on file with our school nurse Mrs. Youngman.  See Mr. Piper for info or if you missed the informational meeting.  If you have any questions, please click HERE to email Mr. Piper.

Attention 7th Grade Parents: Volunteers Needed 11/21

The sign up is now open for volunteers for the annual (and infamous) 7th grade science cow eye dissection on Thursday, Nov. 21.  Other than the prep slot, please only sign up for your child’s class.  Click HERE to sign up.

A Look Ahead

Thursday, Nov. 14

CHMS PTO meeting 9:00 a.m.

Monday, Nov 18 

7th and 8th grade boys basketball tryouts 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

CHMS Fall Band Concert 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

7th and 8th grade boys basketball tryouts 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Book Fair 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Orchestra Festival at HCHS  7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Book Fair 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 22

Book Fair 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 25

Parent Teacher conferences

Book Fair 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov.  26

Parent Teacher conferences

Book Fair 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Upcoming No Student Attendance Days

Monday, Nov. 25 Parent Teacher conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 26 Parent Teacher conferences

Wednesday Nov. 27-Friday Nov. 29 Thanksgiving Break







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