News from the CHMS PTO

CHMS Climate Survey – We need your input!

We’re excited to share that District 181’s 2019-20 climate survey will be open to D181 parents, staff and students starting Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. You will receive the link to complete the parent survey by email on Dec. 2. For more info and our FAQ, visit

Shop for the Holidays. Amazon GIVES!

Register to earn money for the PTO while you do your holiday shopping. When you shop Amazon through AmazonSmile choose us as your charity, and 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 at That’s it!

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 If you begin your shopping session by going directly to instead of AmazonSmile, your purchases will NOT be tracked through AmazonSmile and we will not receive the donation.

Thank you for your support!

Toy Drive for Hinsdale Hospital

7th grader Kate Clopton and her sister Grace (CHMS ‘17) are once again collecting art supplies, books, crafts and small toys for the inpatient pediatric unit at Hinsdale Hospital. Anything from $1-20 is greatly appreciated as the hospital is right here in our community and they don’t have a playroom or receive any major fundraising efforts. The nursing staff love to give the kids something to do or something to take home.  Must be new!  Please bring to the collection box at CHMS.  The Clopton sisters and Hinsdale Hospital wish you many thanks.

Gift of the Season Due 12/3 or 12/4

Thank you to everyone who selected wish list items for our twenty adopted families this year! Please bring the gifts to school on Dec. 3 or Dec. 4 before school with the neon index card attached.

*we recommend spending no more than $30 per card,  but it is at your discretion.

*please don’t wrap the gifts and include a gift receipt whenever possible.

If your child didn’t bring home a card,  but you would still like to participate please consider purchasing a gift card to Target, Walmart or anywhere the families can buy groceries.

Thank you all for making the holidays so much merrier for 20 families in need.

Eat Pizza and Raise Money! 12/4

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, WoodGrain Neapolitan Pizzeria (19 W. Ogden, Westmont) will donate 20% of your purchases to the CHMS PTO. Get a great meal and support your PTO at the same time! The fundraiser will run from 11:00am – 9:00pm. Please mention the CHMS PTO when you order!

8th Grade Coding Workshop 1/9

Hinsdale High School District 86 is inviting all interested 8th graders to a coding workshop here at CHMS!  It will be presented by Hinsdale Central math and computer science teacher Mr. Kevin Wiland and HCHS student helpers.  Eighth grade students will be exposed to high school instruction through a variety of coding activities.

When: Thursday, January 9, 2020 (3:20-4:35 PM)
Where: CHMS (room to be determined)
Why: To see how fun coding can be!!!

Click HERE to register by December 9, 2019

Don’t delay! Space is limited!
Click HERE to email questions to Mr. Wiland.

Endless Appreciation

The PTO would like to extend a very big thank you to the following people that have given their time & talents to enrich our school community.

  • Staff Appreciation: Thank you Marcie Purcell & Laura Morris for treating the CHMS staff to coffee this month. These ladies & many other helpers hand-delivered over 60 cups a coffee. Thanks A Latte to our wonderful teachers and staff!
  • Book Fair: Thank you to Lauren Inabnit & her team of parent volunteers along with Ashley Rasmussen (MRC Director) for planning our annual Fall Book Fair.
  • Cow Eye Dissection (7th grade): Thank you to all our 7th grade parent volunteers who assisted the Science classes with the cow eye dissection. What a great learning experience for our kiddos!
  • Veteran’s Day: A big thank you to all our Veterans that participated in the Veterans Day Assembly. Thanks also to the Executive Board who assisted with the breakfast following the assembly.
  • Real World Day (8th grade): Thank you to all the volunteers that helped with Real World Day. This day is the culminating experience of lessons regarding real world topics like finding a job, interviewing, and financial budgeting. Several members of our community participated by offering insight into their personal careers. A special thank you to Meghan Carey for leading this experience.
  • Willie Wonka Junior: Thank you to all that helped with Willie Wonka Jr., including volunteers, Carolyn Dobrinich (Music Educator) & Ashley Rasmussen (MRC Director). Bravo!

Thanks again to all of our volunteers!

A Look Ahead

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Boy’s Basketball game vs. Jackson

3:30-5:00 p.m. 7th AWAY  8th HOME

Wednesday, Dec. 4

CHMS Orchestra Concert  7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Boy’s Basketball vs. Bryan

3:30-5:00 p.m. 7th AWAY 8th HOME

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Boy’s basketball game vs. Sanburg

3:30-5:00 p.m. 7th AWAY 8th HOME

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