Clarendon Hills Middle School

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Just a Heads Up... 



Dear CHMS Parents,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 CHMS school year!  We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing summer. 
The teachers and staff have been hard at work and are ready to make this year the best ever at CHMS.  There are a lot of new and exciting things happening this year!  The biggest addition you’ll see is the new, hardwood gym floor.  Parents, please take a peek inside – it is gorgeous!  Thank you again to all the parents and companies who generously supported this lovely and functional addition to CHMS, especially Mike Loughlin and Principal Griffin Sonntag for heading up the fundraising.

Other NEW happenings this year:
  • Students have 90 new Chrome books to use purchased with PTO fundraising dollars.
  • Text Messaging System – Never miss an event again!
    Just text to:  630-626-4178 and enter the message specific for your child’s grade, @chms6, @chms7 or @chms8.
  • Spirit Club to spark more spirit at our school, including a new Eagle mascot.
  • Additional leadership and community service opportunities for students to gain valuable life
  • Manna Gift Card sales for all CHMS students to accumulate money toward their own
     8th Grade Washington D.C. trip.
  • Local business ads added to CHMS School Directory to help relieve some of the PTO’s
     fundraising pressure.
  • Box Tops - please start saving!  Every Box Top earns 10 cents for our school.
  • Lots of exciting events coming up – please check out list below.

    The CHMS PTO is only as strong as its volunteers, and thankfully our PTO is made up of hundreds of amazing and talented people!  Join us and help make a difference at CHMS.  Just click on this link to sign up:
    Speaking of volunteers, thank you very much to committee chairs Dianne Friedman, Jackie Lynch, Cristina Tamas, Jill Loughlin, Robin Callahan, Niema Qureshi, JoMarie Ferro and all of our parent volunteers for making Back to School Day a huge success!
    Please don’t hesitate to contact us any time. 
    We wish you and your children a spectacular school year!  

    Your CHMS PTO Exec Board,
    President, Susan Charlier (, 630-487-8676)
    Vice President, Kathy Schilder (, 630-853-0251)
    Vice President, Elizabeth Sharer (, 630-242-0728)
    Treasurer, Marnie Joy (, 630-222-5410)
    VP Finance, Sandy Brugge (, 708-533-1648)
    VP Communications, Nerida Thomas (, 630-445-3828)
    Secretary, Jill Cecchini (, 630-728-1939)



CHMS Upcoming Events


Wednesday, August 27th               
Eagles’ Nest School Store Opens,
Wednesdays & Fridays at
lunch, 11 am – 1 pm

Thursday, September 4th               
7th & 8th Grade Curriculum Night, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday, September 9th                 
6th Grade Curriculum Night, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, September 10th        
PTO Meeting, 9 am, “Middle School 101”,
speaker Principal Griffin Sonntag

Tuesday, September 16th             
CHMS Chipotle Fundraiser, 4 – 9 pm,
300 East Ogden, Westmont

Thursday, September 18th             
Magazine Kickoff

Friday, September 19th                   
Magazine Sale – Reach Out Book Due

Wednesday, September 24th        
Magazine Sale – 1st Turn in Day

Friday, September 26th                   
Magazine Sale – 2nd Turn in Day

Thursday, October 2nd                    
Magazine Sale Ends





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