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.

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! <<

Teacher Appreciation Week



We are so lucky to have our teachers and staff at CHMS! In appreciation, we celebrated last week with the following events. Huge thank you to the organizations that co-sponsored the week with us: Just Lift Fitness, Kelly Kirchheimer @Properties, Chicago Empire FC Soccer Club, and Barre3.

Monday, May 6: A sign to honor our teachers in front of the school and Great American Bagels and coffee for breakfast.

Tuesday, May 7: Lotto tickets for a chance to win it big!

Wednesday, May 8: Acai bowl food truck for breakfast and complimentary Just Lift Fitness class passes.

Thursday, May 9: Cookies in the mailboxes for a sweet treat.

Friday, May 10: Taco Grill for lunch.

Our sponsors:

Barre3 is an efficient and effective workout that combines strength, cardio and mindfulness. We help our clients feel balanced in body and empowered from within. The first class is FREE at Barre3 but we'd like to extend a special offer to the hardworking educators at District 181 this summer: 2 free weeks of unlimited classes at our studio. Interested or would like to learn more? Send us an email (clarendonhills@barre3.com) or give us a ring at 630-819-5112. We can't wait to meet you!

Just Lift Fitness is an intimate, luxury personal training studio located in downtown Clarendon Hills, IL. We offer personal training, small group private training, nutrition coaching, and online services through our mobile app. To all the dedicated and hardworking teachers at District 181, we welcome you in for a FREE 60 min assessment. Join us at our 2nd location at 200 Park Ave., Clarendon Hills. We can't wait to meet you!

Chicago Empire FC Soccer Club is thrilled to support Clarendon Hills Middle School, the PTO, and teacher appreciation week. CHMS stands out as an exceptional institution, fostering academic excellence and cultivating a vibrant community spirit. We commend the outstanding work of the PTO, whose dedication enhances the school experience for students and families alike. At Chicago Empire FC, we're not just about soccer—we're about community. As a full-service soccer club for boys and girls, we're proud to offer top-notch training and development opportunities. Located at the picturesque Oak Brook Polo Fields, we provide a dynamic environment for young athletes to thrive both on and off the field. Together, CHMS Middle School and Chicago Empire FC Soccer Club embody the spirit of excellence and community engagement. Here's to continued success and collaboration for the benefit of our students and families.

Kelly Kirchheimer is a passionate and experienced local Realtor and grateful sponsor again this year of our celebration of the CHMS teachers! As a resident of the western suburbs for nearly two decades, she is deeply knowledgeable about all things in the area and is also one of our proud CHMS parents. She provides the highest level of customer support and satisfaction which leads to her being in the Top 1% of Realtors in Chicagoland. She is known for her blend of patience, efficiency, creativity, integrity, and market expertise to provide her clients with a great experience when buying or selling real estate. You can connect with her at 773-960-2745, or online at www.kellykhomes.com

Green Ribbon Awarded to CHMS!

We are excited to be one of two schools in Illinois to be recognized!

The Department of Education (ED) selected 41 schools, 10 districts, three postsecondary institutions, and one early learning center as 2024 Green Ribbon Schools. Honorees have demonstrated innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.


“The entire D181 School District is thrilled that Clarendon Hills Middle School has been awarded the Green Ribbon School distinction. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, students, parents, and faculty," said Clarendon Hills Middle School Principal Dr. Levi Brown. “Our stakeholders are committed to innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and offer effective sustainability education throughout our school. We are excited to continue our efforts within Clarendon Hills Middle School to promote environmental stewardship and inspire future generations. Big thanks to everyone who has been a part of this journey – together, we're making a difference!" 

Clarendon Hills Middle School's commitment to sustainability includes initiatives like the development of a Demand-Response contract, which is used to manage energy consumption effectively and ensure grid stability, onsite solar and wind power, and efficient building systems. The school offers environmental education programs and engages students in activities, such as composting. Additionally, the school fosters community involvement through partnerships and initiatives like the Clarendon Living Classroom, which offers opportunities for outdoor learning and lab experiences. 


Click HERE for the News Release

Extra Spirit Wear Available

Thank you to all the families that supported our Spring spirit wear sale. Items should arrive the week of May 6 and delivered to your child's advisory. If you missed out on ordering, we still have a few extra items available! 

Please email Elaine Gilman at ecgilmanpto@gmail.com to check availability.

Girls Basketball Summer Camp at Hinsdale Central

Sign up today for Hinsdale Central Girls Basketball Summer Clinic.

Hinsdale Central Girls Head Basketball Coach, his staff, and players will lead an impactful and fun summer camp. Be part of the Hinsdale Central Girls Basketball community and learn basketball the Red Devil way!

Instruction for all levels - beginner to advanced. 

Learn. Be Challenged. Have Fun!

June 3rd-7th from 2:00-4:00pm at Hinsdale Central

Register ASAP as spots are filling up:

Download Flyer

Walk The Walk for Mental Health - Sunday 5/19!

The 18th Annual Walk the Walk for Mental Health is May 19th at The Community House! The Big Blue Shoe trophy and a $500 donation to our school is up for grabs! CLICK HERE to register and join the CHMS team!

Let's Go Eagles!!

The Walk the Walk for Mental Health is not your average walk, it is a one-mile Color Walk that celebrates mental and physical wellness, access to mental health services, and ending the stigma associated with discussing mental health with friends, family and community.

CLICK HERE to sign up today!

Youth Running Opportunities

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

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


Weds, 5/15 - General PTO Meeting @ 1:30pm

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