PTO Membership – Please complete PTO 2016-17 registration by April 29, 2016 — Thanks!


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HMS Next Steps: Online Survey and Round-Table Discussion

D181 administration and BOE would like to hear from HMS staff, residents and local business employees to better understand why the March 2016 referendum was not successful.  We want to ensure that any future plan is one the community can support.  Everyone’s input is welcomed and encouraged.  You can provide feedback via an online survey through May 18.  All community members are also invited to attend one of the following Community Feedback Round-Table discussions to discuss long-term plans for HMS:   May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Prospect School or May 26 at 9:30 a.m. at the D181 Administration Center. Click here to R.S.V.P.  or call 630.861.4924.


Attention Elm School Families – Open House

Elm School families are invited to an open house on Wednesday, May 18 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. honoring teacher Stephanie Douglas, who is retiring at the end of this school year. The open house will be held at Elm School in Mrs. Douglas’ classroom (Room 24).


Vern Goers PTO Fundraiser

butterflyLooking for May flowers?  Find them at Vern Goers Greenhouse in Hinsdale during the month of May and 10% of your purchase will be donated back to HMS PTO when you use our flyer. Beautify your yard, purchase teacher appreciation and Mother’s Day gifts all while helping out the PTO!

Spartan Shack Needs Volunteers

spartan_smHMS students love The Spartan Shack where they can purchase snacks, school supplies and spirit wear. The Shack is open from 11am-1:30pm during lunch on days we have volunteers. Parents, we could really use your help! To volunteer for one or more shifts please click here. For more information contact the Spartan Shack Co-Chairs.

Please Turn In Your Box Tops!

boxtopsIt’s time to turn in those Box Tops you have been collecting! Each coupon is worth 10 cents back to our school, so they add up fast! Please put them in the collection jars in the main office. Thanks to everyone who has supported this program! This is the final collection for the 2015-2016 school year.

Annual PTO Registration, Graduation Fee & Directory Purchase

joinIt’s registration season! Please be sure to complete your HMS PTO registration by Friday, April 29 for the 2016-17 school year.  Click here to register, pay 8th grade graduation fee ($20 per student – 8th grade only) and purchase directories ($10 per hard copy.) PTO membership dues are $35 per household.  This fee includes access to our online directory.

PTO membership dues provide classroom support for all grade levels, encore classes and student services as well as help fund curriculum enrichment and extracurricular activities such as World War II Day, SELAS programs, Girls on the Run and the HMS Musical.  Thank you for supporting the HMS PTO!


Order School Supplies for 2016-2017

school-supplies-logoIn conjunction with D181 registration, you may now order school supplies for the upcoming school year online through EPI.

School supply kits are facilitated by the PTO as a convenience to parents. Supplies will be delivered to students home via UPS the week of August 12. The PTO hopes this will eliminate some of the delivery problems experienced by some families last year. You will receive communication from the school regarding when students will have access to their lockers.

Click here to order school supply kits. Please carefully read the ordering instructions as some procedures and delivery information may have changed. The instructions also include information for families of Fee Waiver students to receive supply kits. Families who choose not to order through EPI can find the supply lists by grade on the HMS PTO website.

Questions?  Contact the Committee Chair for School Supplies.

8th Grade Parents invited to HCHS Welcome Coffee

Hinsdale Central PTO cordially invites all parents of the Hinsdale Central Freshman Class of 2020 to a Red Devil Welcome Coffee Thursday, May 5th at 9:00 a.m. at HCHS.  Come meet the HCHS Leadership team and find out about academics, sports and activities that HCHS has to offer. Learn how PTO involvement can help make your transition easier. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early. Parking is limited and may be available on 57th Street. Carpooling is encouraged. Enter HCHS via main doors on 55th St. and be sure to bring a state issued lD or driver’s license. Tours will take place at the end of the presentation and spirit wear will be available for purchase. Click here to view flyer.

Updated – Open HMS Board and Committee Chair Positions for School Year 2016-2017

Looking to get more involved at HMS? The HMS PTO is looking for you too! Please review the list below for volunteer positions that might interest you for next year. Grab a friend and co-chair a committee together. If you are interested in a position or just want to know more about a position please contact PTO President Michelle Fischer.

Available Board Positions

  • Recording Secretary

Available Committee Chair Positions:

  • Activities Fair
  • Box Tops
  • Fundraising
  • Hospitality
  • MRC/Photocopying
  • Recycling/Re-Purposing
  • Restaurant Fundraising

Thank you for considering becoming a PTO Board member or Committee Chair. We can’t do it without you!

District 181 News

New Parent Event on May 10: Safe Schools in D181

All community members are invited to attend a special presentation on Tuesday, May 10 at the Administration Center (6:30-8pm) – “Safe Schools in District 181.” Members of the District’s Safety & Crisis Committee will discuss the roles of staff, parents, and emergency responders in incidents related to school safety, and will share a variety of resources for supporting safe schools. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet members of our local fire and police departments and leave with tips for keeping children safe in the summer months. To register, click here. View flyer here.

Save the Date for Community Events, Survey on HMS Facilities
The Board of Education and administration are interested in hearing community feedback on the failed HMS Referendum and thoughts about the next steps for the Hinsdale Middle School facility as we move forward. Community engagement events to share your input are being scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, May 24 and the morning of Thursday, May 26. All staff and residents will also be invited to share feedback via an online survey, as well. Please stay tuned for further information on these opportunities!