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News from the CHMS PTO

Welcome to the 2021-22 CHMS School Year

I am excited to welcome everyone to Clarendon Hills Middle School for the start of the 2021-2022 school year! We are happy to have CHMS students for full in-person learning at this time with all students and staff fully masked for safety.

To start, I must share that I am honored, humbled, and excited to continue to lead CHMS again this year!  We have an incredible staff who always put our learners first, are experts in their content areas, and go above and beyond on a daily basis.

A continued thank you to our amazing PTO for their help this past year in all of their efforts to provide extension opportunities for our learners, updating the look of CHMS, and showing appreciation for our fantastic staff!

Again, I look forward to the start of another excellent school year! The exemplary staff, student body, parents and whole CHMS school community make Clarendon Hills Middle School a top-tier educational institution. Enjoy these last days of the summer and we will see you very soon!

Sincerely,

Dr. Levi Brown

Principal, Clarendon Hills Middle School


Back To School Day

Back to School Day is Monday, August 16! This year, each family will sign up for a 30 minute time slot, so that you may attend at a time that is convenient for you.

At BTS Day you can,

  • Turn in your health forms
  • Get your yearbook picture made
  • Pick up Chromebooks/Turn in iPads (New and 6th grade students)
  • Walk your schedule and find your locker
  • Purchase a CHMS car magnet for $5

Please remember that students’ schedules need to be printed at home before arriving for BTS Day!

Click HERE to sign up for your time to attend Back to School Day.


Welcome Back Eagles!

Welcome 2021/22 CHMS families! Your PTO Presidents and Executive Board team would like you to know how much we are looking forward to connecting with you this school year. What a privilege if it happens to be in real life! No matter how we connect, please know we have great things in store for our students, staff and parents alike.

The fun starts tomorrow, August 16, at Back to School Day! Thank you Co-Chairs Lauren Inabnit and Kristina Cesca for spending many summer hours planning the best way to get our students off to a great start. And thanks to School Supply Co-Chairs Anne Prasse and Amy Phillips, many of you already have supply kits in hand, delivered conveniently to your doorstep.

One of the best ways the PTO Team can serve you this school year is to facilitate open communication between our school and our parents. It’s at the crux of the PTO “Purpose Statement”. It is an honor for us to be a community liaison. This, along with a mega-dose of patience, adaptability and positive thinking, is essential to the success and educational enrichment of our kids this year. We are on it!

Faithfully yours,

Anastasia Nystedt
Becky Bewley Rush

CHMS PTO Presidents


School Supplies Update

Pre-ordered School Supply Kit were delivered to homes the week of August 2nd. If you believe you ordered a kit and haven’t received one, please check your emails for a purchase confirmation from Carlson School Kits. If you need assistance with a missing order, contact Amy and Anne at schoolsupplykits@chmspto.org

If you missed the ordering window and still want to purchase a school supply kit, there will be 8 kits available per grade at Back to School Day on August 16. The kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be purchased by check (made out to CMHS PTO) or exact change.

6th grade – $94.44
7th grade – $72.64
8th grade – $67.36

If there are any leftover kits after Back to School Day, they will be available for purchase by contacting Carmen in the front office at cbeltran@d181.org.

For all families that plan to purchase school supplies on their own, please visit the  CHMS PTO website to find grade specific lists of what teachers have requested for the school year.

***REMINDERS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL DAY 8/16***

NO NEED TO BRING SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR BACK TO SCHOOL DAY. LOCKERS WILL ONLY BE USED FOR STORING JACKETS, LUNCHES, ETC.

GRADE 7 AND 8 STUDENTS WHO PURCHASED A CALCULATOR MAY PICK IT UP AT THE SCHOOL SUPPLY TABLE.

Thanks for working with us and we wish you and your students a healthy and successful year at CHMS!

Amy and Anne


Introducing Eaglets Playgroup

Join us for our first Eaglets Playgroup at Prospect Park. 

The PTO is hosting a new playgroup aimed at parents with young children.

It’s a chance to meet parents in the CHMS community and for your children to make some new friends! Find details here.

Come along on August 18 at 2pm.

Masks are not mandatory but are strongly encouraged.

Contact Laura Bashir at playgroup@chmspto.org  for more information.


CHMS School Spirit Wear

Grab the CHMS School Spirit with some spirit wear. Our very own online store is now open – check out new logos, old favorites and this year’s must haves!

Be sure to look for the display at BTSD on Monday, August 16.

Open now through September 12. Click HERE to check it out today!

Questions: spiritwear@chmspto.org


Parent Volunteer Sign Up

Make an impact on your student’s middle school experience! There’s something for every parent’s talents and interest to assist with the various committees and PTO sponsored events throughout the school year. We are still actively looking for Chairs to head our PTO Speakers, Publicity,Pizza Wars Talent Show and Fortnightly. Please click HERE to see the full list and sign up.


CHMS Directory

We will use the My School Anywhere system for our CHMS PTO online school directory again this year. You will receive an email in the near future to review and confirm your family’s personal contact information. Please be on the lookout for that email and reply ASAP to ensure the accuracy of your data. This information is also what will appear in the print edition.


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