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.

Come Support CHMS Volleyball!

Join us to support Boys and Girls Volleyball this week!

2/27 - 7th grade Girls at Home hosting Blackhawk at 4pm


Join Us! A Family Volunteer Opportunity - 3/14

The PTO is excited to announce a very special collaborative event between Feeding Children Worldwide (FCW) and our CHMS families! Please join us Thursday, March 14th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the CHMS school cafeteria to pack meals for FCW.

FCW is a not-for-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid to children around the world. During this special CHMS community service opportunity staff, students, and family members of all ages will help prepare and package meals to support hungry children in the United States and abroad.

Our goal for 2024 is to prepare food packages totaling over 10,000 meals! The donation for participation is $25 per individual or $80 for a group and/or family of 4 or more. The entire donation goes directly to FCW to cover costs associated with preparing and shipping meals to areas around the world with children in need.

For financial assistance to participate, please contact Jenny Steinhebel, CHMS Social Worker, at jsteinhebel@d181.org.

To participate, register by March 5th. Contact Julie Kauffman at jrgoier@gmail.com with questions.

Click HERE to Register

Learn more at www.feedingchildrenworldwide.org

Save the Date – Pizza Wars 2024!

This well loved, delicious Community Event will be held
Wednesday, April 17th 6:00-7:30pm in the CHMS Gym.


More details to come!

If you are interested in helping sponsor Pizza Wars please fill out this Form: Sponsorship Form

The D181 Foundation Summer Camp Expo - March 7th


Mark your calendar for the D181 Foundation Summer Camp Expo on Thursday, March 7th, 6-8pm in the HMS Cafetorium.

This "one-stop shopping" opportunity to learn about a variety of summer activities for students is free and open to the whole community. It's a great opportunity to talk with representatives from various organizations. Bring your kids. There are lots of fun giveaways and interactive activities.

Pre-Season Track Practices

CHMS parent and longtime competitive runner Jeannie Sullivan is putting together some pre-season track practices for any 7th or 8th grade students interested in CHMS track who would like to get started on some conditioning ahead of the short season that starts after spring break. These informal practices will begin in March — please see the below link to sign up or reach out to Jeannie with any questions jeannie_spink@yahoo.com


*This is a voluntary practice run by a parent volunteer and is not affiliated with CHMS.



ISBE Those Who Excel & Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Jenny Steinhebel (8th grade Social Worker) and Mr. Eric Morong (7th & 8th grade Band)! 

They were selected as part of the ISBE Those Who Excel & Teacher of the Year! 

Click here is the full list (see pages 10 & 11).

We are so proud of you!!!! 

Buy a CHMS Brick!

Pave the way to the future by purchasing a 4” x 8” red brick engraved with your child’s name or family name and placed in the CHMS entrance.

The PTO’s budget supports special events and speakers, technology, as well as classroom, artistic, musical, and athletic events. Your generosity is greatly appreciated AND $65 is tax deductible! Please save a copy of your receipt for your tax records. 

Purchasing a brick is a great way to leave a lasting legacy at CHMS for your child! $100 for an Individual or Family Brick Inscriptions are limited to 13 characters per line, including spaces between words, with a total of 3 lines per brick. Each line is centered. Bricks are installed in the spring before graduation.

Click here to order your brick now!

Remember how helpless you felt? Pass along your hard-earned insights….

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

Please share your hard-earned insight with another local parent by adding to our list of 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, 181 and 63 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 does the Hinsdale Central High School or Clarendon Hills Middle School (CHMS) 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 and CHMS PTOs, 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.


A Message from Nurse Youngman

With the cold and flu season upon us, please remember to keep your child home if they are sick. If your child is recovering from illness and would benefit from having cough drops in the nurse's office, please send them in with their name on the package. Below are a few helpful links about common illnesses.

Thank you and please reach out if I can be of any assistance,
Mary Youngman
CHMS Nurse





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!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Important Dates


Fri, 3/1 - No School
Weds, 4/17 - Pizza Wars


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