News from the CHMS PTO

You Shop & Amazon Gives to Our PTO

Many of our CHMS families are already shopping on But did you know that every time you shop on Amazon, you could be benefiting the CHMS PTO? When you shop Amazon through AmazonSmile and choose us as your charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the CHMS PTO.

To begin shopping for CHMS PTO, simply enter Amazon through our unique link HERE.

Once you have chosen your charity, Amazon will remember this for future visits; you do not need to select your charity each time you shop. However, you DO need to begin your shopping session by entering Amazon through entering AmazonSmile in your browser.

Look for the AmazonSmile logo and the Clarendon Hills Middle School Parent Teacher Organization on the top left of your screen to check that you’re shopping for CHMS PTO. You will also see a confirmation on your Order Summary screen. The rest of your shopping experience is the same.

AmazonSmile is an excellent way for CHMS PTO families to contribute to our school and our students without having to give up any extra time or money.  Thank you for your support!

Deadline This Friday Nov. 12 for 8th Grade D.C. Trip

The registration deadline for the 8th grade Washington D.C. Trip is this Friday, November 12!

Visit the Washington D.C. Trip Information Page to find links to the necessary registration materials.

If you have any questions, please contact our Washington D.C. Coordinators:

Jenny Steinhebel

Ryan Cantrell

CHMS Food Drive

The CHMS Food Drive
to benefit People’s Resource Center is on now!

Donations may be dropped off in the CHMS lobby through FridayNov. 12.

Click HERE for a list of requested items.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

Our CHMS Book Fair returns to an in-person experience complete with parent volunteers!

The book fair will run from November 16 – 19 in the front lobby of  the school. If you are interested in helping our teacher-librarian extraordinaire, Ashley Rasmussen, please visit the SignUp Genius.

Volunteer guidelines:

  • Volunteers must sign in with the office
  • Maintain proper social distancing with all students and staff while in the building
  • Wear a mask at all times while in the building

Save the Date – Shop & Share at Vintage Charm Nov. 16

Get a jump on your holiday shopping with a Shop and Share at Vintage Charm!

Stop into Vintage Charm in Hinsdale or Clarendon Hills on Tuesday, November 16. When you mention CHMS, Vintage Charm will generously donate 10% of your purchase to the PTO. You can support the CHMS PTO and find some great gifts from a local favorite.


Vintage Charm Clarendon Hills – 22 S. Prospect Ave.

Vintage Charm Hinsdale – 52 S. Washington Ave.

Hours : 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

November is Native American Heritage Month

Since 1990 the USA has celebrated Native American Heritage Month in the month of November.

Native American Heritage Month offers us the opportunity to celebrate Native/Indigenous people, history, culture, traditions, and contributions to society. It is also a time to raise awareness about the challenges Native/Indigenous people have faced, both historically and in the present.

If your child is interested in helping CHMS highlight this special month, please reach out to Mrs. Santini in Student Services at

Click HERE to learn more about #nativeamericanheritagemonth #NAHM

Homework Help

The Hinsdale Central Student Tutoring Association is providing “Homework Help” at the Hinsdale Public Library Community Room on the following dates:

November 17 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm

December 1  from 4:00 – 5:30 pm

The Homework Help Labs are run by students from the HCHS Student Tutoring Association and are open to any students who may need a little extra help with  homework or school projects.

Walk-ins are welcome but please fill out the this form if you are interested in signing up.

Contact with any questions.

A Look Ahead

Sunday, Nov. 7

  • Daylight Saving Time Ends. Clocks “fall back” one hour!

Monday, Nov. 8

  • Beginning Orchestra Parent Meeting (virtual) 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Beginning Band Parent Meeting (virtual) 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 9

  • Badminton Club – CHMS Cafeteria 3:15 – 4:00 pm
  • GBB vs Churchill – 7th Home, 8th Away 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 10

  • Cheerleading practice – CHMS Cafeteria 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 11

  • GBB vs. Jefferson – 7th Away, 8th Home 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 12

  • Registration deadline for 8th grade Washington DC Trip
  • Last day for food drive donations at CHMS

Monday, Nov. 15

  • GBB Play-in Game (TBD)

Tuesday, Nov. 16

  • CHMS Book Fair Begins
  • Shop and Share at Vintage Charm – Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills locations

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