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Jun 26
  • Board of Education Regular Business Meeting-

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Thank You!

We hope you are enjoying the start of summer vacation. We would like to take a minute to thank everyone who chaired or volunteered on a PTO committee this past year. We are grateful for your support and the time you dedicated to enhancing the middle school experience of our students. To those with children starting their first year at HMS in the fall, we extend a warm welcome.

This will be our last eblast until we start back up in August. In the meantime, please feel free to visit our website at www.hmspto.org for any information you might need. We look forward to seeing you at Back To School Day on Monday, August 14th. Until then, we wish you all a fun, relaxing and safe summer.

Best regards,
Mary Henneman & Alice Waverley
PTO Co-Presidents

PTO Recording Secretary Position Now Open

It is with mixed feelings that we announce that PTO Treasurer Holly Lopez will be moving out of the district and will not be able to serve on the Executive Board for the 2017-2018 school year. Holly has been an outstanding contributor to the HMS PTO, serving as Assistant Treasurer and Treasurer, and volunteering on many committees. While we are happy that she is able to move back to her home state, we will miss her and are very sorry to see her leave!

In response to Holly’s move,  Stephanie Geier and Kristin McDaniel will shift to the positions of Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer respectively.   In addition, the position of Recording Secretary has become available. The main responsibility of the Recording Secretary is to record the minutes at the PTO general meetings.   Anyone interested in this position should contact Mary Henneman and Alice Waverley at president@hmspto.org .

Last Chance for School Supplies

The final deadline to order school supplies for the 2017/18 school is June 25th. Don’t miss out! Go to www.epipacks.com and enter school code HIN022 to order your supply kit. Most questions can be answered by clicking on the Ordering Instructions link. If you have further questions please click here to send an email to the School Supply Chairperson.

Save the Date: HMS Back to School Day – August 14th 2017

During this open house event, middle schoolers and their parents will be able to pick up their class schedules and bus route information, as well as ‘walk’ their new schedules. Students can bring in their pre-ordered school supplies (which are being shipped directly to students’ homes) and set up their lockers. They can also pick up pre-ordered science goggles, hall/gym locks and P.E. uniforms. These items will also be available to purchase (cash or check only).

The school nurse will be available to collect medications and completed sports physical forms and 8th graders can turn in their Washington DC forms.

Returning 7th and 8th graders should bring the following items so they are ready for the first day of school; red hall lock, blue gym lock, gym uniform, calculator and French or Spanish dictionary.

The PTO will be there for last minute registration to the PTO, with volunteer opportunities you can explore, and will also be selling a brand new line of Spirit Wear!  The PTO accepts cash, check or credit card.  You can also skip the lines and REGISTER ONLINE today for the PTO 2017-18 school year!

Suggested time frames for each grade to visit HMS are below. Lines tend to be the longest at the beginning of each grade’s time frame slot, so feel free to arrive a bit later if your schedule allows. Students must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.

8:30am – 10:30am: 6th graders
10:30am – 12:30pm: 7th graders
1:00pm – 3:00pm: 8th graders

Volunteers are a critical part of making the day a success.  If you would like to help volunteer on that day, please use the Signup Genius link below.

Easy Ways to Support the PTO

We wanted to make you aware of several easy ways you can continue to support the PTO:

• Please consider purchasing through Amazon Smile and select HMS PTO as the charity you will support. Purchasing your items through Amazon Smile is EXACTLY the SAME as purchasing through the regular Amazon link, except that HMS gets a portion of the sales (at no extra cost to you!)

• Guaranteed Rate Mortgage Company is a supporter of the District 181 School System. Foundation board member and Monroe School parent, Dan Gjeldum, makes a personal contribution to the D181 PTO of your choice every time his team closes a mortgage for a District 181 family. Email Dan to get started at: dan.gjeldum@guaranteedrate.com

• Nordic Energy will donate $50 per year to the District 181 Foundation for every account that signs up to receive their electric energy using the promo code: DISTRICT181. Anyone with a ComEd account number can enroll, you do not have to live within District 181 boundaries. All you need to enroll is a ComEd account number (found on a recent bill), a valid email address and the promo code. Enroll today by going to the Nordic Energy website and clicking in “Get a Custom Quote.” All funds raised from this promotion will be split between the District 181 Foundation and the middle school PTOs.

Volunteers Needed to Help with Recycling School Supplies

We are still in need of volunteers to help collect and organize the recycling of school supplies on June 6 (6th grade) and June 7 (7th grade.)  Please join us for a fun activity for as much time as you can spare, and bring a friend before saying so long for the summer!


Hinsdale Central Spiritwear

Hinsdale Central Boosters will be selling Hinsdale Central Spiritwear in the Hinsdale Central cafeteria on Monday, June 5th from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Gift Wrap will be available. Please stop by to pick up the perfect gift for your 8th Grade graduate and friends. Boosters appreciates your help in supporting Hinsdale Central Activities, Arts and Athletics!

Vern Goers Success!

THANK YOU to all the HMS families and staff who participated in this year’s Vern Goers Shop and Share program. You spent over $5,000 to beautify your homes and gardens resulting in OVER $500 being donated back to the HMS PTO. Way to go!

Lost & Found

There is less than one week left of school! Please have your child check the Lost & Found for any missing items. It will be cleaned out the morning of June 8th. All items not claimed will be donated.

Volunteers Needed for 8th Grade Graduation Events

We need  6th, 7th and 8th grade HMS parents to help with 8th grade graduation rehearsal and breakfast on June 2nd and 8th grade graduation and dance on June 5th. Please consider donating food or volunteering your time to help with set up, decorations or clean up.  Go to Sign Up Genius to volunteer.

Questions?  Contact Grace Chaddha (203-848-8909) or Patty Pappas (630-901-4155).