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.

Clubs & Activities Fair

Activities Fair was a huge success! Students can still join – reach out to the teachers listed for more info.

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Best of the Nest

Dear wonderful CHMS Families,

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, Ms. Mandy Knicker (Health/PE) was our lucky parking spot winner! 

A few comments shared about her were:

Thank you for being the BEST lunch buddy ever! I'm so grateful that I get to hang out with you each day during lunch, and that you take the lead in the lunchroom.

I always enjoy our chats and time together!

Mandy gives solid TV recommendations. I have yet to be disappointed by one of her recommendations! She also has access to a wide variety of streaming services, so if she recommends one that you don't currently have, she's always prepared with another choice. Well done, Mandy! Also, I'm done with "The Bear," so what's your next suggestion?

Congratulations again to Ms. Knicker and all of our nominated staff members!

Dr. Levi Brown
Principal, Clarendon Hills Middle School

The D181 Foundation SELAS Sticker Contest

Calling all artists! Please help The D181 Foundation create water bottle stickers that celebrate the District's monthly SELAS program. See the flyer for more details or check out out the Foundation's Sticker Art Contest webpage.

Visit Sticker Art Contest Page

Important Message

We have been experiencing a problem with our PTO emails. Our Board has been working on correcting the problem. If you have sent an email to our Board or any of our Committee Chairs, please re-send your message to our temporary email chmspto301@gmail.com.

We appreciate your patience as we correct this problem.

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