News from the CHMS PTO

Be Kind Tip of the Week

When your child comes home from school (or during dinner), ask your child to list one way that she or he saw kindness being displayed by others and how she or he displayed kindness toward others during the school day.

Gift of the Season: Gifts Due Dec. 4

Thank you to everyone who picked up wish list items for Gift of the Season. We still have some wish list items that weren’t claimed  so please click here to help out. All gifts are due back to school on Dec. 3 or Dec. 4.

Thank you everyone for your participation!

Parita Singla and Stephanie Hamman

Crunching Numbers Just Got Easier

The PTO recently approved the purchased of $3,300 in new TI-84 graphing calculators for 8th grade math classes. These are the same calculators that students will use during math classes at Hinsdale Central.

Care for Carolina a Big Success

Thank you to all the students and families that helped make the Care for Carolina event a big success. As a community, we collected 3,000 notebooks and rallied the help of many students and parents to pack the truck. Your support and generosity was invaluable! 


Our Endless Appreciation

The PTO wants to extend a very big thank you to the following people that have given of the time and talents to enrich our school community.

  • 6th Grade Parent Social: Thank you to Wendy Phillips for planning a fun parents’ night out at Bakersfield on Nov. 1 for 6th grade parents.
  • Care for Carolina: Thank you to Kim Anderson and Elaine Gilman for their assistance with recruiting volunteers to help pack the truck tomorrow.
  • Veteran’s Day Assembly: Thank you to Kim Anderson, Elaine Gilman and Amy McCurry for their assistance with planning the Veteran’s Day Assembly on Friday, Nov. 9 and for hosting the brunch offered to our guest Veterans.
  • Book Fair: Thank you to Marie Strimaitis and her team of parent volunteers, along with Ashley Rasmussen (our new MRC Director), for planning our annual Fall Book Fair.
  • Gift of the Season 2018: Thank you to Stephanie Hamman and Parita Singla for coordinating our annual gift drive for needy families in our local area.

A Helpful Resource: The Parent List

Does your child need help for a learning, emotional, behavioral or developmental issue?

Check out The Parent List, an anonymous platform containing nearly 80 positive reviews on health care providers that have helped local school district 86 and 181 children with issues that include: ADD/ADHD; dyslexia; peer relations; autism spectrum; anxiety; depression; school avoidance; grief and more.

Symptoms of anxiety and depression can present differently in younger children than in older children. Younger children experiencing anxiety may report recurring stomach aches, headaches or other physical complaints. Children experiencing depression may be irritable for a prolonged manner or have more frequent bouts of crying/sadness or recurring physical complaints.

Reviewed support services on The Parent List include doctors, therapists, support groups, in-patient and out-patient programs, tutors, nutritionists, books, and holistic medical approaches.

To read The Parent List reviews, click HERE

To leave an anonymous review click HERE

Questions can be directed to:

In no way does the Hinsdale Central High or Clarendon Hills Middle School PTOs, Hinsdale Central High or Clarendon Hills Middle School staff, school districts 86 or 181 endorse or recommend any specific provider reviewed on The Parent List. The Parent List is a subjective forum set up by the Hinsdale Central PTO for your convenience. Parents and guardians are solely responsible for deciding to use any of the service providers on The Parent List in any capacity, and district 86, district 181 and the Hinsdale Central and Clarendon Hills Middle School PTO disclaim all liability for any damages, injuries, losses, expenses, or claims of any kind arising out of the provision of services by anyone or any agency appearing on The Parent List.

A Look Ahead

Monday, Nov. 26
Boys basketball tryouts 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 27
Boys basketball tryouts 4 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 3
Gift of the Season gift collection

Tuesday, Dec. 4
Gift of the Season gift collection
CHMS and feeder elementary schools orchestra concert, CHMS Gym 7 p.m.

Winter Break
Monday, Dec. 24 – Friday, Jan. 4

View “Upcoming Events” on the PTO website for more details and updates.

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