PTO Seeking Committee Chairs for 2018-19 School Year

There are several PTO Committee chair positions that are opening up for next year. Some of these require only a minimal time commitment. If you are interested in leading one of the committees below or have any questions, please contact Alice Waverley at president@hmspto.org.

8th Grade Year End Activities – work with HMS administration to plan graduation, organize the graduation dance and 8th grade breakfast. We have 2 chairs and are looking for 1 more co-chair. Ideally these chairs will have an 8th grade student next year.

Activities Fair – Looking for 1-2 chairs to support this event, which allows students to learn about the various extracurricular clubs and activities available. Coordinate a small gift for each club sponsor and assist on the day of the event. Typically held in September.

Back To School Day – Scheduled for Friday, August 17, 2018. Looking for 1-2 co-chairs to organize stations and volunteers for this day when students pick up their schedules, buy locks and spiritwear, set up their lockers, etc

Book Fair – Organize the book fair, which is held in March. Work closely with the MRC Director and staff the event. We currently have 1 chair and are looking for 1-2 more co-chairs.

Future Funds – Evaluate funding requests submitted by teachers and staff twice a year. Looking for one chair and several individuals to join this committee.

Gardening – Take care of planting/decorating seasonal pots and/or planters at the new HMS building.

Hospitality – Provide refreshments a few times a year for events such as: Back to School Day, Curriculum Night, 5th Grade Parent Night and 1-2 PTO meetings. All expenses will be reimbursed.

Lost and Found – Sort, organize and donate items left at school.

SELAS/Service – Looking for one Service chair to organize 1-2 service project opportunities for students, often coordinated with Student Council. We already have a chairperson coordinating the SELAS portion with Student Support Services.

 

Register Now for 2018-19 D181 and the PTO

D181 Registration Has Begun

New This Year: Registration process will allow you to complete your HMS PTO registration at the same time!   You will have the option to register for the HMS PTO and order additional copies of the directory if desired (PTO Dues include 1 complementary printed copy of the directory).  Before completing payment of your D181 dues, click on the Non-Profits Tab on School Pay and register for the HMS PTO for next year!

If you have any questions about D181 registration, please contact your child’s school secretary or the Administration Center.

To register for the 2018-19 HMS PTO please use the District’s online fee payment site www.schoolpay.com and click on the Non-Profit Tab.   If you log in to School Pay and do not see the HMS PTO option, then you may use the form below.  We highly recommend you first try the School Pay website.

For questions about HMS PTO registration, contact Mary at membership@hmspto.org

We look forward to getting your child enrolled for 2018-19!

Online Ordering For School Supplies

Online ordering for school supplies for the 2018/19 school year is now open. Online supply ordering is provided as a convenience to parents and students through the PTO. Orders may be placed until June 8. Supplies will be delivered to students homes prior to Back To School Day so that they may be brought to school and put in lockers on that day.

Please note that the PTO will not have any kits available after the order deadline expires. Students who do not order by the June 8 deadline will need to purchase their supplies independently.

* Fee Waiver Students – if your student is eligible for for tuition assistance through D181 you may be able to apply for a free supply kit to be provided for you. Please contact Sally Cuchna in the school office to discuss eligibility.

Each kit includes some items that teachers request be brought to school and given to your child’s advisory teacher. These items are different for each grade but typically include such items as tissues, wet wipes etc. These items are listed on the school website in the school supplies list by grade.

Instructions for placing orders:

Go to the Educational Products link provided and enter the school ID HIN022. You will be taken to a webpage where you can purchase supply kits by grade and some other items that your child may need depending on their class assignments. Please review these items below and which classes they are required for.

Spanish or French Dictionary – order if you have an incoming 6th grader or your child needs to replace a dictionary.

Calculator (TI30XIIS) – 7th and 8th graders in Common Core math only who need to replace a lost calculator. 6th graders have a calculator already included in their supply kit.

Graphing Calculator (TI 84) – 7th or 8th graders enrolled in Algebra I. This would be 7th graders who are enrolled in Accelerated math or 8th graders enrolled in Advanced math.

Reading Lab Kit – Only students who will be enrolled in Reading Lab need purchase this kit.

Questions may be directed to schoolsupplies@hmspto.org

 

News from the District

School Registration now open for 2018-19 school year
Please make sure to register your child soon for the 2018-19 school year. If you have a child currently in preschool (ECE) through Grade 7, you will need to complete the District registration and fee payment process online. Registration will consist of an online application, fee payments, PTO registration and other PTO items, D181 Foundation information, and residency documentation. All families will also be asked to complete a new Affidavit of Residency form in the online application. Registration will be held from April 16-May 6.

Core classes, enrichment and camps offered this summer in the D181 2018 Summer Learning Program
Registration has begun for the D181 2018 Summer Learning Program. It runs from Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 29 at Prospect School, 100 N. Prospect, Clarendon Hills. The deadline for registering is May 25. Registration for current D181 residents must be made online at www.d181.org > Schools > Summer Learning Program. Registration for anyone living outside of D181 boundaries begins May 11. Fees are $175 for a one-hour class and $350 for a two-hour class.

Mandatory Washington D.C. Meeting for 7th Grade Parents

There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30 pm in the HMS Commons for all parents of 7th grade students who will be attending the Washington D.C. trip next fall. The trip will be Wednesday, November 7th through Saturday, November 10th. This meeting is required for all parents as important information will be provided about the trip and registration materials will be distributed.

Please email Jane Fetty or Julie Williams  with questions.

 

Hinsdale Central Soccer Clinic

Julie K. Heidecke 20th Annual Tribute soccer clinic for boys & girls k-8th grade presented by Hinsdale Central girls soccer staff & players to benefit the Julie K. Heidecke tribute Awards Foundation would like to invite you on Saturday, May 12, 2018 3:00-5:00 pm Hinsdale Central Dickinson field.  There is no cost to attend the event though donations will be accepted at the door.  For more information, please view attached flyer Hinsdale Central Soccer Clinic Flyer

 

D181 and PTO Registration

School registration for 2018-19 is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 16! If you have a child currently in Grades K-7, you will need to complete the District registration and fee payment process to enroll your child for next school year.

On Monday, you will receive an email with a direct link to the District 181 Skyward Family Access system. With that link, you can log in, then follow the directions that will guide you in the steps to complete online registration.

At this time, please make sure you can log into Skyward Family Access. Only the primary guardian will have access to the D181 online registration. You should use your Login ID, first name last name, all lowercase, and one word like stephaniegardner, and your password to login. If your password does not work, please use the “Forgot your Login ID/Password” link on the login page to reset the password. Click here to test your login.

NEW THIS YEAR

Registration process will allow you to complete your HMS PTO registration at the same time!   You will have the option to register for the HMS PTO and order additional copies of the directory if desired (PTO Dues include 1 complementary printed copy of the directory).  Before completing payment of your D181 dues, click on the Non-Profits Tab on School Pay and register for the HMS PTO for next year!

If you have any questions about D181 registration, please contact your child’s school secretary or the Administration Center.

To register for the 2018-19 HMS PTO please use the District’s online fee payment site www.schoolpay.com and click on the Non-Profit Tab.   If you log in to School Pay and do not see the HMS PTO option, then you may use the form below.  We highly recommend you first try the School Pay website.

For questions about HMS PTO registration, contact Mary at membership@hmspto.org

We look forward to getting your child enrolled for 2018-19!

April PTO Lunch Spring Sundaes

There are a few time slots remaining to help make and distribute our Spring Sundaes in the cafeteria during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please click here to sign up.
In compliance with the D181 food distribution regulations an updated ingredient list of the new items offered each month will be posted on the HMS PTO Website.

Thanks for your support!

Walk The Walk For Autism is April 22nd

April is Autism Awareness Month. We are stepping out to raise awareness and funding for Charlie’s Gift Center For Autism and Related Disorders, a program of The Community House.  Go Blue and support local families affected by autism!

Please join Team “HMS Spartans” and Walk the Walk For Autism on April 22nd at 8:30 am.  The 3 mile walk starts and ends at The Community House.

FUN CONTESTS!!

  • Weekly Raffles for walk registrants
  • The D181 school with the most participants wins the Big Blue Shoe Trophy
  • The D181 school that raises the most money wins a donut breakfast at their school
  • Top student fundraiser wins an Amazon gift card

Click here to register and join Team HMS Spartans!