October 5, 2014

Eagle E-News

In This Issue...

  • Principal's Corner 
  • Post-Magazine Sale Update
  • Eighth Grade Field Trip 
  • Eagles' Cafe Lunches
  • Manna Program
  • CHMS Directory
  • CHMS Clubs and Activities
  • PTO Thank You

Principal's Corner

Student Cell Phones Off During the School Day

This message is a reminder that students are not permitted to use their cell phones at school except when given specific permission by a staff member.  Unless a teacher has asked students to bring their phone for a specific purpose to class, cell phones should be off throughout the school day.  
This means that students are not allowed to use their cell phones to get in touch with parents during the school day.  We have a phone in our main lobby that students can use during lunch if they need to call a parent.  If your child gets sick during the school day, he/she needs to visit the school nurse who will call to notify you if your child has a medical need.  If you text your child during the school day, he/she will be able to retrieve the message at the end of the day when it is time to go home.  I have had parents say this has been effective when a change in plans occurs such as when they are going to pick their child up instead of having him/her ride the bus home.
As we are starting to use phones more as a technological tool in class, we need to ensure that allowing cell phones for educational purposes does not distract from our overall learning environment.  We appreciate your help in supporting our limiting the use of cell phones during the school day so the students can focus on learning. 
CHMS Takes the Floor at the United Center Prior to the Bulls on January 12th, 2015. This is a save the date message as more information will be forthcoming in the future. 

The Clarendon Hills Middle School 8th grade girls’ and boys’ basketball teams have been given an exciting opportunity to play on the United Center court prior to the Chicago Bulls' Game on Monday, January 12th, 2015.  The students will be playing a fifteen-minute game at 6:30pm before the Bulls and the Orlando Magic take the court at 7pm.  In conjunction with this, we are selling tickets to the game at the face value cost of $40 each to any members of the CHMS community and their family and friends.  Please mark your calendars now and more information will be coming in November!
Family Education Series Presentation October 22-23rd: “Taming the Homework Beast”

The next event in the family Education Series is “Taming the Homework Beast” with The Reading Ladies.  Parents are invited to join this two-hour session on either Wednesday, October 22nd at The Lane School from 7-9 pm or Thursday, October 23rd at CHMS from 9-11am.  The presentation will provide parents with tips for helping their children with time and materials management, goal setting and study skills.  Registration is online at > Learning > Family Education Series.

Just A Heads Up...

Post-Magazine Sale Update

We still have some great events planned this week:

October 7th-
World renowned, anti-bullying speaker Mark Brown will present to students.  This event is sponsored by Great American Fundraising as a bonus for CHMS partnering with them in this fundraiser.

October 8th-Gym/health classes that collected all 12 ducks compete in a "pig race" 

October 10th-
Class with the winning pig earns "breakfast for lunch" today
Thank you again for your support!  Don't forget you can order magazines all year long and 40% comes back to CHMS!
Lisa Deering & Kim Shean
Eighth Grade Field Trip

On Friday, October 10th, all 8th graders will be attending a Latin American  instrumental and dance performance by Arts and Dance Company.  They will leave after advisory and return after 7th period. After the performance the group will eat at Las Palmas in Westmont. The students should wear clothes appropriate for school.  They do not need to bring a lunch that day.  
Eagles' Cafe Lunches

Order forms and payment due date has been extended to Friday, October 10th.

This year’s vendors include: Home Run Inn Pizza, Pot Belly Sandwich Shop and Dips & Dogs. The spirit lunches cost $7.00 each. Students may choose one, two, three or all four options. Click here for form.
CHMS Manna Program

Manna Program is under way. Please click here for a list of Commonly Asked Questions. Happy shopping!

CHMS PTO Student Directory

The printed 2014 CHMS PTO Student Directory will come home with your student later this week.  Please watch for it.  For the online version, please go here for instructions and a guide on how to install the directory on your smart phone:
CHMS Clubs & Activities

CHMS offers students dozens of opportunities to participate in clubs, activities and sports.  Most clubs are open to all students and kids may drop in whenever they have time to attend throughout the year.  Just in case you missed the clubs fair last week, click here for a link to the CHMS clubs and activities (also listed on the PTO website). 

PTO Thank you

Thank you to the many CHMS PTO volunteers who helped make September so spectacular!

• Magazine Sale co-chairs Lisa Deering and Kim Shean for organizing a very successful and team building campaign
• Clubs & Activities Fair for coordinating a fun and informative event – co-chairs Gail Crannell, Jackie Lynch & committee volunteers
• Directory chair Melinda Haggard for producing a beautiful student directory and creating our new online directory
MRC Coordinator Jennifer Beringer for working with the MRC and organizing volunteers for the year

Dates to Remember...

October 7th and 8th-D181 "Queen Bees" speaker, at 7pm at Hinsdale Central; 10am at The Community House, respectively

October 10th-Eagles' Café Spirit Lunch orders due

October 15th- PTO Meeting, 9am, MRC: Robert Crown presents, "What your child will learn in sex ed class"

October 17th-Eagles' Café Spirit Lunch

October 22nd-Manna orders & payments due

October 23-Washington D.C. Parent Night, 6:30 pm, CHMS

October 30th—Manna gift card pick up 2:30-3:30pm in lobby



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