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Principal's Corner

Dear Students, Staff and Parents,

Thanks for a great start to the school year!  These first two weeks have been very busy, but the students and staff have done a tremendous job starting the year off right.  I have been particularly struck by how well the 6th grade students have adjusted, how confident the 7th grade students are on the 2nd floor, and how mature the 8th graders have returned after a summer of much growth both physically and mentally.  CHMS is poised to have another fantastic year this year!  Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you at the first PTO meeting of the year on Wednesday morning.
Griffin Sonntag, Principal

Homework Websites

New 8th Grade Homework Website-Bookmark it today!
The new 8th grade homework website is

New 7th Grade Homework Website-Bookmark it today!
The new 7th grade homework website is:

6th Grade Homework Website

Register as a student and select your teachers’ websites—This is a third party website that we have been using for many years.  Recently, it has lost some of its functionality and we are hoping it will be back running correctly soon.

Grade 6 Curriculum Night-Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm

Don't forget! This Tuesday, September 9th is the 6th Grade Curriculum Night, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Meet your child's teachers and follow their daily schedule.

PTO First General Meeting- Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PTO First General Meeting – Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Please mark your calendars to join us for the first general PTO meeting of the school year, this Wednesday, September 10th at 9:00 am in the MRC . Stay for 'Conversations' at 9:30 am immediately following the PTO meeting. Our speaker is Principal Griffin Sonntag on "Middle School 101."

Be sure to save the dates of future PTO meetings:

October 8, 2014 - " What Students Learn in Sex Education Class," speaker Robert Crown Center
November 12, 2014 - "Nurturing Persistence," Amanda Vogel, Nurturing Wisdom Academy
No December PTO meeting
January 14, 2015 - "Life Skills, Esteem, Handling Stress," Downers Grove Township
February 11, 2015 - "Heroin, A Mother's Story," Laura Rybka
March 11 , 2015 - "Healthy Relationships," Amplify Youth Development
April 15, 2015 -  "Parenting Teens," Cara Lanza Hurley
May 13, 2015 - "10 Things to Know Before HCHS" and Teen Volunteering Opportunities

Sign Up to Become a Parent Volunteer!

CHMS offers so many great opportunities for our children, but the teachers and staff can't do it alone. We need YOU! If you'd like to help with field trips, cultural days, graduation, and other in-house events at CHMS, please log on to the grade specific SignUp Genius below. Thank you so much for volunteering!

To register to be a 6th grade parent volunteer, go to:

To register to be a 7th grade parent volunteer, go to:

To register to be an 8th grade parent volunteer, go to

8th Grade Immigration Day: Wednesday, September 24th

8th grade Immigration Day is set for Wednesday, September 24th, 7:30 - 10:30am in the cafeteria.

Time to start getting your costumes together!


Dates to Remember...


September 9-6th Grade Curriculum Night 6:30-8:30 pm

September 10-PTO Meeting - Speaker Griffin Sonntag, “Middle School 101” 9:00am, MRC

September 16-Chipotle Fundraiser 4:00 – 8:00pm, 300 East Ogden Avenue, Westmont

September 18-Magazine Sale Kickoff, 8 – 11am

September 19-Reach Out Book Turn in Day for Magazine Sale 

September 23-First Turn in Day for Magazine Sale

September 24-8th Grade Immigration Day, 7:30-10:30 am, CHMS cafeteria

September 26-2nd Turn in Day for Magazine Sale

October 2-Final Turn in Day for Magazine Sale

October 2-CHMS Clubs & Activities Fair, 3 -4 pm, CHMS cafeteria



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PTO Text Messages
Sign up for important PTO text messages with our NEW reminder service!
Subscribe on your phone to receive tips and reminders that will help keep you on top of things.

PTO Website
Visit the CHMS PTO website for regular updates and the latest news!

PTO Eagle E-News
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Friend or neighbor missing out? Help them sign up on the website.




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