December 14, 2014

Eagle E-News

In This Issue...

  • Eighth Grade Field Trips

  • Treats Needed for Staff 

  • Manna Card Pick-up Monday

  • Band Recitals & Spirit Sale Tuesday

  • 8th Grade Chipotle Lunch Friday

  • Spirit Lunch Orders Due Friday

  • GREAT Gift Ideas

    - Magazines

    - Chicago Bulls Tickets

  • Book Fair Thank You

  • Father-Son Book Discussion

  • Vern Goers Holiday Shop ‘n Share

  • Fundinco for Amazon Shoppers


Just A Heads Up...

Eighth Grade Field Trips Monday & Tuesday

Tomorrow (12/15), half of the 8th grade will go to Drury Lane and the other half will go to Fermilab.  Then on Tuesday (12/16) they will switch so that all students will attend both field trips.  Students need to dress appropriately for both field trips (no athletic wear on the Drury Lane trip).  Students need to bring a sack lunch on the day they go to Fermilab.  When they go to Drury Lane, they will be going to Papa Passero’s for lunch. 

Treats Needed for Staff This Week


We know it’s a busy time of year, but we want to make sure CHMS teachers and staff feel loved and appreciated this holiday season.  The PTO is setting out treats for staff on Thursday, December 18th.  If you can drop off some treats anytime Wednesday or Thursday morning this week, please click on the Sign Up Genius link below to sign up.  
Thank you very much sweet elves! 

 Manna Gift Card Pickup Monday
CHMS PTO Manna Program Updates: Gift Card Delivery, Dec. 15th

If you placed an order during the 2nd Manna campaign, your gift card order will be ready for pick up on Monday, December 15th from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in the CHMS lobby. Your student may pick up your gift card order with a signed note from a parent.

Next Manna Campaign Begins Soon

The next Manna campaign begins on Monday, January 5th with order and payments due by Wednesday, February 18th. This will be the final campaign for the 8th grade students to accumulate the vendor discounts in their CHMS Manna accounts for their Washington D.C. trip. The gift card pick up will be Thursday, February 26th from 2:30 to 3:30pm in the school lobby.

CHMS Band Recitals Tuesday


This Tuesday, December 16th CHMS 7th & 8th grade concert band students will play mini recitals for family and friends.  The concerts will be held 3-3:30pm in various rooms at CHMS.  There will be a list posted in the lobby so parents know which room their child will be performing in. 

Spirit Wear Sale Tuesday
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The PTO will hold a spirit wear sale on Tuesday, December 16th from 2:45–3:45pm in the CHMS lobby.  Hot off the presses, we have new grey hooded sweatshirts!  We also have t-shirts for boys and girls, winter hats, flannel pants AND gift certificates that make awesome stocking stuffers.  Stop by and finish your holiday shopping!
Eighth Grade Chipotle Lunch Friday

Just a reminder that 8th grade students who signed up for the Chipotle lunch will enjoy their Mexican meal on Friday, December 19th.

Last Chance to Order Eagle Café Spirit Lunches

Eagle Café Spirit Lunch orders for the remaining three lunches are due this Friday.  The quarterly lunches are $7.00 each. Just print the order form here and turn in the form and payment to the CHMS office by Friday, December 19thNo lunch orders for the rest of the school year will be accepted after December 19th. 

Magazines Make Awesome Holiday Gifts!

HO HO HO!!!  Quick reminder that magazines could be the solution to all your holiday shopping!  Magazines make great gifts for grandparents, college students, babysitters, coaches or just about anyone on your shopping list. Use the link below to place your order! Please click on "Skip this Step" to go straight to the CHMS page.

Remember, a portion of your sale will go to support the CHMS PTO and all of its programs!

Buy Your Sports Fan Bulls Tickets!

If you’re looking for a terrific gift for your basketball fan, look no further!  Once again The Chicago Bulls are holding a CHMS Night, Monday January 12th.  The Bulls play the Orlando Magic at 7 pm.  The CHMS girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will play a mini game on the United Center Court at 6:30 pm.  It’s going to be an awesome CHMS Eagle night!  A limited number of tickets are available for just $46 each for CHMS families and friends.  Just print out the order form here.  Please make your check out to:  CHMS and turn in to the CHMS office. Orders are due Friday, December 19th. 

Thank YOU for an AWESOME Book Fair


A huge THANK YOU to all of the students, parents, staff, and volunteers who supported the CHMS Fall Book Fair and made it one of the MOST successful fall sales to date!  While we are still reconciling the final numbers with the Anderson Book Fair Company, our preliminary tallies show sales of $5,134.25 of which 20 percent will go directly to benefit our MRC.  Our sales results for this fall are approximately $2,000 higher than last fall and we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support and generosity.  A special thank you also to our fantastic MRC Director, Sally Duffy, who helped us organize and manage the sale!

-Joanna Brinckerhoff and Cathy Klink, CHMS Book Fair Co-Chairs

Father-Son Book Discussion Coming in January!

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Join Principal Sonntag on Sunday January 25th from 1:00-3:00pm in the MRC for his annual father-son book discussion. This year’s book is Peak by Roland Smith. It’s a thrilling read and makes a great holiday present too!
Vern Goers “Deck the Halls” Shop ‘n Share


Every item you buy at Vern Goers Greenhouse for the holidays 10% comes back to CHMS!  The promotion runs now through December 23rd. Present the Shop ‘n Share coupon, available on the PTO website, every time you shop or just mention you’re a CHMS supporter! Thank you for your support!!

Vern Goers Greenhouse, 5620 South Oak Street, Hinsdale   (630) 323-1085

AMAZON Shoppers – Please Use Fundinco!

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CHMS earns 3% of EVERY Amazon purchase you make if you click the Fundinco tab on the front page of the CHMS PTOwebsite,  It costs you nothing and can really add up for CHMS. As always, thank you for your support!


Dates to Remember...


December 12th-Chipotle lunch order form due for 8th graders

December 15th-Gift card pick-up 2:30-3:30pm in school lobby

December 19th-Eagle Cafe forms due/Winter break begins

January 9th-Eagle Cafe Spirit Lunch


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