News from the CHMS PTO

Order Your 2020-21 Yearbook and/or 8TH Grade Graduation Robe

The deadline to order a 2020-21 Yearbook and/or 2021 8th grade Grad Robe is fast approaching.  The deadline to purchase these items online is Friday, November 20, 2020.

Please double-check your skyward account:, under the fee management tab to see if you have already purchased these items.  If you have not yet purchased a yearbook ($20.00) or Grad Robe ($19.75) (8th grade only), you can now log back into skyward:   Once you are logged in, go to the fee management tab.  To the right of the student’s name, click “add a fee.”  You will then see a list of fees to choose from.  After you have added all the items you want, click on “Purchase.”  This will take you to SchoolPay where you can pay and complete the transaction.

If you have any questions, please email

Wear Orange for Unity Day This Wednesday, 10/21

Encourage your child(ben) to put on something orange, whether it’s a shirt, headband, socks or even shoelaces to celebrate Unity Day this Wednesday, October 21. Doing so shows we are together against bullying, and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Learn more about Unity Day HERE.

We Have You Covered With CHMS Masks.

PTO is offering CHMS exclusive face masks for sale. Emblazoned with the logo, these masks are made with two layers of heavy cotton, triple pleated and designed with adjustable ear loops and a wired nose bridge. They meet D181 mask guidelines. To stay safe, stay covered and show your spirit place orders HERE.

Mark Your Calendar – General PTO Meeting 10/29 

Please join us for our first remote General PTO Meeting of the year on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.  The featured speaker will be Officer Jeff Bean who is the founder of SafeSchools4All.  Officer Bean is a 22 year veteran of a suburban police department in DuPage County.  He speaks nationally on various topics related to keeping kids safe online and for almost a decade has presented to thousands of kids, parents and faculty regarding Internet Safety.

Please note that the Zoom link for the PTO Meeting will be posted in next week’s Newsletter.  We hope you can join us.

Thank You For Stocking the Lounges

Thank you to all the families who donated snacks and drinks to “Stock the Staff Lounges.” We are so appreciative of you. We would also like to recognize the CHMS staff/teachers and volunteers who helped with this event. The CHMS teachers and staff are incredibly grateful for your kindness and generosity.

Our next Stock the Lounge will be in January.

Attention CHMS Parents: Check Out the PTO Website

It’s more important now than ever to stay connected and up-to-date. To help you do so we’ve added more resources to the CHMS PTO website. We’ve also updated the navigation so you can find what you’re looking for quickly.

– Skyward Login and Report an Absence in the header for easy access.
– The Revised 2020 – 2021 Calendar, Current Bell, Bus and ABCD Day Schedules in the sidebar.
– Our NEW Remote Learning Corner in the header.

Be sure to check out the Parent Resource page for this year’s presentations, like Middle School 101.

We are constantly updating our website to keep you informed, so check back often.

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