Welcome to the CHMS PTO!

This is a great portal of information to find news about upcoming events, access to the family directory, and a listing of important district links. You will also be able to visit the forms section to register for the PTO, purchase spirit lunch, request a PTO check reimbursement or buy a family brick to place in our school entryway.  


The PTO sends a weekly update email with important dates and upcoming events each Sunday, to make sure you are receiving that newsletter, be sure to verify your information here.


Be sure to download the Membership Toolkit Mobile App.


Pizza Wars was a huge success and we could not have done it without the support of our families, students, sponsors, and staff! 


Special Thanks to our Vendors - Al's Pizza, Brama la Pizza, Home Run Inn, Sarpino's, Domino's and Little Caesar's!


Thank you to our volunteers:

Amy Barnum, Vonda Castro, Susan Danial, Jenny Driscoll, Kristina Gaffney, Elaine Gilman, Anupam Goel, Joseline Jiang, Mini Kaushal, Katheryn Mansell, Rochene McLinn, Heena Musabji, Mistie Psaledas, Charity Richardson, Lindsey Stark, Susie Thorpe, Bridgette White


Thank you to our incredible student performers and emcees:

Iris Crisan, Zahra Musabji, Smith Barnum, Jayden Bhattacharyya, Sachin Bhattacharyya, Ethan Brubaker, Aslan Choi, Abby Cooper, Tanvi Desai, Isabella Feng, Jack Gerrard, Natalie Jiang, Sophia Jiang, Arjun Kaushal-Goel, Henry Konar, Jack Ordway, Augest Richardson, Keane Schmeltz, Tyler Shuster, Liam Will


Thank You to Mr. Morong and our amazingly talented Jazz Band!


Thank You to Mr. Cantrell for organizing the entertainment!


Thank You to our awesome teacher band After School Special!


Thank You to our event chairs: Corri Natarelli, Megan Mannor and Genia Rackos


As always Thank You CHMS Community for all your wonderful support!


We served over 400 guests and voted for our favorite pizza!


Here are the winners:

Best Pizza: Sarpino's

Best Crust: Sarpino's

Best Sauce: Brama la Pizza


Back-to-School Supply Shopping Made Easy

Supplies will be delivered to your home before the first day of school. Please list your home address and not the school's address.

Last day to order is June 2, 2024.

Enter the school ID – CLA217


>> Click here to order today! <<

5th Grade Parent Info Night Presentation

If you were unable to come to last night's 5th Grade Parent Information Night, we have attached a copy of the presentation here.

Also, don’t forget we have our CHMS 5th Grade Student Step Up Day on Thursday, May 9th. One aspect of this event is the opportunity to have hot lunch in our cafeteria!

CHMS Multicultural Night


We are so excited to host a Multicultural Night at CHMS on Friday, May 17th from 4:30-6:00pm. Please see the attached flyer for more information and complete the Google Form to get involved! Can't wait to see you there!

HCHS 8th Grade Parent Welcome Event

HCHS 8th Grade Parent Welcome Event

Thursday, May 2nd
Doors open at 8:30am

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the many ways you and your child can get involved during their time at Hinsdale Central. Arrive early to browse around the Spirit Wear and committee tables. You will be able to sign-up for PTO/committees and purchase Red Devil swag for your future Red Devil. Afterwards, please join us for a presentation from Principal Walsh and the Leadership Team at Hinsdale Central High School auditorium at 9:15am.

Questions? Please contact Gopi Ahuja or Lauren Brunell at 8welcome@hcpto.org

Youth Running Opportunities

Click to view flyer from the Hinsdale Central Track & Field coaches for upcoming meets and camps available for 4-8th graders!

CHMS Best of the Nest – Mrs. Angie Dimitriou

As you may recall, our amazing PTO sponsors our staff appreciation award, the “Best of the Nest” with a premium parking spot for the winner!

Staff members nominate each other based on:
Who has inspired you?
Who is making you a better staff member?
Who is making your day more enjoyable?
Who is doing great things for kids?
Who is consistently in your corner?
Who is implementing innovative strategies in the building?
This award continues to demonstrate the inspiring, kind, and giving staff we have here at CHMS. The incredible words that are written toward each other in response to the thoughtful actions taken are inspirational.

This month, Mrs. Angie Dimitriou (CHMS Resource Teacher) was our lucky winner! A few comments shared about her were:

  • Angie is a very dedicated teacher!
  • She wants to see the best from her students and make sure that they are learning to the fullest extent possible.
  • Angie goes above and beyond to show that she cares for her students - she works hard, and she always tries to be positive.
  • It's a pleasure working with Angie!

Congratulations again to Mrs. Dimitriou and all of our nominated staff members!

Dr. Levi Brown
Principal, Clarendon Hills Middle School

Community Speaker Series Presentation by Jeff Selingo: Who Gets Into College and Why - 4/24 @ 7pm


Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm
In Person at the Hinsdale Central Auditorium
Register: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/CSSSelingo

It’s the question on the minds of teenagers and their parents everywhere: how do colleges select their freshman class? For an entire admissions cycle, Selingo was embedded in three admissions offices and followed a group of high-school seniors through the process as well as players behind the scenes, including the marketers, the financial aid consultants, and the rankers.

Selingo dispels the entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions game, reveals why families have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good” college, and explains how the Covid-19 pandemic will impact admissions in the long run.

Help us fill our Angel Fund

The CHMS PTO is asking for donations to our Angel Fund.


The Angel Fund helps support students and their families during times of financial difficulties. These donations are ONLY used to help these students and families.

Please donate here or reach out if you prefer to donate via check.

Thank you for your support!

8th Grade Fees Are Due

As we return for the second half of the school year, the 8th Grade Celebration Committee has already started planning and coordinating events for our students to send them off with some final memories from CHMS. 

We need each 8th grade parent to log in and pay their 8th grade fees.

Continue here for payment

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Important Dates


Fri, 5/17 - Multicultural Night

2023/24 PTO Executive Board


Megan Mannor & Corri Natarelli

Co-Vice Presidents:
Elaine Gilman & Susie Thorpe

Treasurer: Margie Jeffords

Asst. Treasurer: Julie Prieto
Communications: Genia Rackos
Recording Secretary:
Julie Kauffman