October 26, 2014

Eagle E-News

In This Issue...

  • Red Ribbon Week

  • Spirit Week and Halloween

  • National 'Mix it Up at Lunch' Day

  • Girls' Basketball Game

  • Chipotle Night Next Week

  • Spirit Club Mascot Try-outs

  • Make a Difference Day


Just A Heads Up...

Red Ribbon Week Starts Tomorrow 

CHMS will be participating in  Red Ribbon Week  from Monday, October 27th - Friday, October 31st. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention awareness campaign that is observed annually in schools across the country. CHMS will be recognizing this week by using some of our Advisory time to discuss the importance of committing to a drug-free and healthy lifestyle. CHMS will celebrate the week with spirited events and spend advisory time discussing the importance of committing to a drug-free and healthy lifestyle.
Spirit Week & Halloween Friday

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Monday, 27th: Wear Red Day

Tuesday, 28th: Pajama Day (no slippers, please)

Wednesday, 29th: Sports Day

Thursday, 30th: Epic Sweater Day

Friday, 31stHalloween - Blue and Gold Spirit Wear or Halloween Costumes 

*Costumes should adhere to dress code regulations.  In addition, students are not permitted to wear masks or bring weapons or look-alikes to school as part of their costume.  Any student who chooses to wear a costume to school should come fully in costume, as there is not an opportunity during the school day to apply make-up, hair spray, etc.

National 'Mix it up at Lunch' Day
Tuesday, October 28th
 Mix It Up at Lunch Day
A national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance a decade ago, "Mix It Up at Lunch" Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. students have identified the cafeteria as the place where divisions are most clearly drawn. So on one day—Tuesday, October 28th this school year, we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch.

CHMS Girls' Basketball Game is Monday

On Monday, October 27, all community members are encouraged to cheer on the CHMS and HMS girls basketball teams as they compete against one another at Hinsdale Central High School. The 7th grade game begins at 6pm; the 8th grade game begins at 7pm.

Support CHMS, Eat More

Mexican Wednesday, Nov. 5TH!

Reserve Wednesday, November 5th from 4-8 pm as the next CHMS Chipotle Fundraising Night (300 East Ogden Ave, Westmont location only)

Enjoy another night off from cooking and the great food at Chipotle. The restaurant donates an amazing 50% of all sales when CHMS is mentioned or the attached CHMS paper/mobile flyer is presented at the cash register. (Please note -- this time only in-person orders will be included, no phone or internet orders, but just a little time and patience in line at Chipotle will earn lots of money for CHMS!) So, plan to enjoy some Chipotle on Weds, Nov 5th from 4-8 pm. Thanks for your support!


New-Spirit Club-Get in on the Fun!

The Spirit Club will be hosting Eagle Mascot Tryouts on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in the CHMS Cafeteria from 3-3:40pm.  You will need to have a physical on file if you are selected as the Mascot prior to your first performance.
Please contact Tracey Head ( or Donna Mittlestadt ( with questions.  


Make a Difference Day

This week CHMS students recommitted to speaker Mark Brown's challenge to "Change A Life" as they put pen to paper on how they could participate in Saturday's national “Make A Difference Day” for community service.  A big thank you to CHMS leadership, social workers, and staff in engaging students to not only think about the impact they have on others, but to actually take action to improve the lives of others.  Student's pledges, which ranged from making goodwill donations, to cleaning up local neighborhoods and parks, to giving compliments or even simply smiling at others, were written on paper hearts.  The attached photo captures how these commitments blossomed into a full bodied tree of hearts in the CHMS cafeteria showing the great impact that all CHMS students can have in making a difference in their communities.  Be sure to ask your children how they pledged to make a difference.  Thank you to all who participated!

Dates to Remember...

October 27th-Box Tops due

October 28th-Choral Festival: 7-9pm, Hinsdale Central  

October 30th-Bandemonium: 7- 9pm, Hinsdale Central 

October 30th—Manna gift card pick up 2:30-3:30pm in lobby


CHMS Grade Events:

October 30th and 31st-7th grade field trip – Iron Oaks

October 30th-6th grade field trip – Brookfield Zoo 

October 31st-6th grade field trip – DIG 


November 3rd -2nd Manna campaign begins –orders begin online

December 3rd-2nd Manna campaign ends---orders/payments due

December 15th-Gift card pick-up 2:30-3:30pm in school lobby



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