News from the CHMS PTO

Pizza Wars is this Thursday!

Don’t have dinner plans Thursday?? No Problem! Come to Pizza Wars this Thursday from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Vote for your favorite slice from Brama La Pizza, Sarpino’s, Home Run Inn or Rosatti’s.

It’s not too late to purchase tickets for $12 each! They’ll be $15 (cash only) at the door. To purchase tickets, use this link: 2023 CHMS Pizza Wars | Clarendon Hills Middle School PTO (

Raffle tickets for an Oculus 2 headset or a Pizza Party for your student’s lunch table will be available at the event for $5 each (cash only).

We are also looking for parent volunteers! A parent must be present with their student, so why not enjoy the evening with fellow parents while helping out the PTO?


Doors open at 5:30, Talent Show begins at 6pm, and Teacher Band at 7pm. Event ends at 7:30 pm.

Thank you to all of our sponsors: CHT Orthodontics, Club Pilates Westmont, and County Line Properties!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week – May 1-5: Looking for local co-sponsors

May 1 kicks off Teacher Appreciation week at CHMS. We appreciate our teachers and staff every day, but this week gives us a special opportunity to say thank you for all our teachers and staff for what they do to support our students. We are finalizing plans for a teacher thank you each day and are looking for local sponsors who may be interested in partnering with the Teacher Appreciation Committee of the CHMS PTO to provide lunch or breakfast for the teachers during the week of May 1–5. Specifically, we are looking for local sponsors who would be willing to co-sponsor a food truck for the teachers or a catered breakfast. Your business will be included in the CHMS PTO newsletter so the community can recognize your donation.

If this is something you are interested in learning more about, please contact Melanie Barnes ( or Dorothy Foster ( by Wednesday, April 19.

Join the CHMS Wellness House Walk Team on May 7th

The Wellness House in Hinsdale provides support services to cancer patients and their families/friends/caregivers free of charge. This year, we’ve formed a team as part of their Walk to Wellness fundraiser in honor of our CHMS music teacher and musical director, who is battling a rare form of ovarian cancer. Elaine Bennington is passionate, supportive and one of the best teachers and mentors you could ever ask for.

If you would like to support our team, donations to the Wellness House in honor of Mrs. Bennington can be made here:

Katie Hurley: No More Mean Kids – April 25 & April 26

Presented by The Community Speaker Series, D181 and D86

Katie Hurley: No More Mean Kids. Strategies for increasing empathy, kindness and resilience in our children.

Date & Time:
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 7pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 9:30am-11am

Location: The Community House

Registration Links:
Evening Program:
Morning Program:

Katie Hurley LCSW discusses the critical role empathy development plays in improving a child’s relationships, mental health, and ability to work through difficult times.  She presents an overview of the impact of bullying and cyber bullying and then provides a proactive approach for empowering empathy and resilience in our children.  Barriers to both are discussed.  Parents will leave the program with concrete strategies for increasing empathy, kindness, and resilience.

This event is free and open to all. If you are interested in attending, please register in advance by using the registration links.

For more information, please visit


The 2nd Annual Summer Support Drive

We are all excited for school to get out for the summer, but what happens to those families that depend on our school’s breakfast and lunch programs for meals?  We can support our community with our second Annual Summer Support Drive that will help provide funds for these families during the summer.
Please consider donating a gift card(s) of any amount from the stores listed below for summer clothing and meals.  Please indicate the amount on the card. The collection will be from Monday, April 24 – May 8th.
  • Aldi, Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kohl’s
  • The gift cards can be dropped off by a parent or student in the CHMS Front Office or in the mailbox at 210 Holmes Avenue, Clarendon Hills
  • You may also make a donation directly to our Angel Fund by clicking the following link: Angel Fund Donation
Thank you for your amazing generosity!
Any questions or concerns can be directed to Priya Bhattacharyya at or CHMS Social Worker Jenny Steinhebel at

2023-24 PTO Registration Now Open!

To join the PTO for next school year, please click here. The PTO is 100% volunteer-run and provides all your favorite events like Back to School Day, Pizza Wars, 8th grade graduation dinner dance, engaging speakers, library books, teachers supplies, and much more. Thank you for joining!

Shop Spirit Wear Online (until 4/28)

Order School Supply Kits through EPI (until 6/25)

PTO Volunteer Sign-Up Genius

Looking Ahead

  • 4/20: SAVE THE DATE – Pizza Wars & Talent Show
  • 5/19: Final PTO General Meeting

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