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.

Reminder: Spirit Lunch 5/23

Reminder that Thursday, 5/23 is the last Spirit Lunch of the year! Enjoy!

Reminder: PTO Expense Reimbursement

We kindly ask that all PTO related expenses due for reimbursement are submitted no later than Friday, May 31st. 

PTO Check Request Form

8th Grade Graduation Signs

Graduation signs will be going out early the week of 5/20. Please do not discard. Signs will be picked back up in the weeks following graduation.

If you don't get one and need one, please email meganmannor@yahoo.com

Register for PTO for the 2024-2025 School Year!

Please make sure you register for the PTO and pay your dues. This ensures that you get our weekly emails, and gives you access to our online directory. 


Click HERE to Register for the PTO

Help Support the CHMS Angel Fund

The CHMS Angel Fund helps support CHMS Families in need during the summer. We are asking for donations to help fund these requests.


Click HERE to Donate to Angel Fund

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! <<

Thank you!


The CHMS PTO Co-Presidents are incredibly grateful for all the help and support our Executive Board and Committee Chairs have given us this year!

Thank you to our amazing Executive Board:
Elaine Gilman
Susie Thorpe
Julie Kauffman
Margie Jeffords
Julia Prieto
Genia Rackos
Lindsey Patel

We would also like to thank our Committe Chairs - you were amazing and we couldn't have been successful this year without you!
Amy Sauer
Dorothy Foster
Geegee Kan
Genia Rackos
Heidi Lauerman
Jen Forcash
Katheryn Mansell
Kelly Kirchheimer
Kim Lowe
Kristina Gaffney
Marige Jeffords
Melanie Barnes
Michelle Hamman
Padmini "Mini" Kaushal
Samantha Lindenmeyer
Sara Clary

Thank you!

Corri Natarelli and Megan Mannor
PTO Co-Presidents

Best of the Nest! Mrs. Kathy Cox

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. Kathy Cox (6th Grade Science) was our lucky winner! A few comments shared about her were:

  • Kathy, thank you for spearheading the 6th grade field trip each spring. Also, great work this year with Eco club, getting kids excited about science, and helping our school achieve Green Ribbon status! I appreciate your contributions to our 6th grade team. :-)
  • Kathy goes above and beyond not only to support her students but also her coworkers and our entire building. Thank you, Kathy, for planning such an amazing field trip for the 6th graders. & thank you for always being willing to answer my questions no matter how small. You are the best!!
  • Kathy is such an amazing human! She not only is a true environmentalist but is a wonderful teacher and co-worker. Kathy you are very much appreciated and your hard work and positive attitude do not go unnoticed! Thank you for all that you do for our students, community, and mother earth.
  • Kathy, you are amazing! Besides all the engaging activities you do with your students in science class you successfully juggle multiple other tasks, from leading the eco club to organizing the field trip and helping the school win the green ribbon. Your dedication and energy are truly inspiring!

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

Dr. Levi Brown
Principal, Clarendon Hills Middle School

Athletic Summer Camps at Hinsdale Central

Check out the list of athletic camps offered at Hinsdale Central this summer!


Click HERE for Summer Camp info

Parent List

When suddenly faced with your child’s emotional, developmental, learning or health problem, where did you turn to find treatment that worked?

As we wrap up the school year, please add to our list of health care reviews on The Parent List. It takes less than 5 minutes and is anonymous. Click HERE

The Parent List contains first-hand insights from district 86 and 181 parents about providers that helped address their child’s anxiety, depression, school avoidance, eating disorders, insomnia, peer relations, grief, stress, ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum, and more.

Doctors, therapists, support groups, in- and out-patient programs, nutritionists, books, and holistic medical approaches may all be reviewed on The Parent List.

To read the existing reviews of providers, go to hcpto.org/parent-list/

Questions can be emailed to: parentlist@hcpto.org

In no way do the Hinsdale Central High School or Clarendon Hills Middle School PTOs or staff, school districts 86, 181 or 63 endorse or recommend any specific provider reviewed on The Parent List. The Parent List is a subjective forum set up by the Hinsdale Central PTO for your convenience. Parents and guardians are solely responsible for deciding to use any of the service providers on The Parent List in any capacity, and the Hinsdale Central PTO, Clarendon Hills PTO, as well as school districts 86,181 and 63, disclaim all liability for any damages, injuries, losses, expenses, or claims of any kind arising out of the provision of services by anyone or any agency appearing on The Parent List.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Important Dates


Last Day (8th Grade) - Thurs, 5/30
Last Day (6th/7th Grade) - Fri, 5/31

8th Grade Graduation - Fri, 5/31

School Calendar


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