HMS Online Directory: atoz Connect

Hello Everyone,

The HMS Directory is now online and available at https://atozconnect.com. Please use the email that you registered with the district as your username.

You will be able to verify and update your family’s information. If you have new updates to your family’s account, please also update the new information with the district office too. The two systems are not related.

If you decided to opt-out, your information will be deleted from the online directory.

There will be no hard copy of the directory printed this year.

If you have any questions/concerns, please email directory@hmspto.org.

Thank you.

Buy Your Holiday Cards & Support the PTO

Shop Minted.com from now through December 31st and YOU save 20% off your order and the HMS PTO gets 15% back from your order! Minted has unique designs that are fully customizable using luxe paper and printing. Take one stress off your holiday list knowing your cards are ordered and will be beautiful.

Use promo code: FUNDRAISEHMSPTO at check out. Code valid on holiday cards and holiday gifts and active from now through 12/31/2020.

After School Math Assistance

A math homework assistance program is available outside of the school day beginning November 10th. Sessions will be virtual and are not intended to be a private tutoring session. Sessions will be available two weeks in advance and are for students who may be struggling with asynchronous work or daily homework in math. This program is being paid for by the D181 DOL budget and the D181 Foundation. You can click on the links in this email to view information for your grade level. If you have a student who may need additional assistance, please suggest he/she sign up for a session.

  • First, please make sure your student is signed in to their D181 student email before clicking the links below. That way, the meeting information and links will show up on the student’s Google Calendar.
  • Next, your student should click the link of the course they are in:
Big Ideas Green, Red, & Blue Books 6CC, 7CC, 8CC
Algebra 1
Geometry & Algebra 2/Trig
Thank you, The Department of Learning

Donate to Share the Spirit 2020

Join the HMS SELAS Committee in supporting local families this holiday season through the People’s Resource Center “Share the Spirit” program. A straight monetary donation can be made or you may purchase items from a wish list to be delivered directly to PRC from Amazon, Target, or Walmart. Please click here for further details. The program runs through November 30th. Thank you for your support!

Hinsdale Library Tween/Teen Program

Virtual JackBox Party Games
Friday, December 18, 4:00-5:00 pm
Looking for a socially distanced and entertaining activity? Sixth through twelfth graders can join HPL on Zoom for an action-packed afternoon of JackBox Party Games! Please provide an email address at registration and an online meeting invitation will be sent before the session. Register online HERE.

 

DON’T FOREGET: Join the D181 Virtual Turkey Trot, 11/21-11/29

Celebrate the start of the school year with a District 181 Virtual 5K! Although the start of the school year looks a little different, we still want our students to be able to stay active by taking part in this virtual event. So, whether you run on a treadmill, jog around the neighborhood or walk around the block, this is an ideal way to show some Spartan Spirit for the start of the 2020-2021 school year! Here are the details.

HMS SPARTANS Virtual 5K Fun Run

Take off and Run/Walk a 3.1 Mile course!

Completion Timeframe​: ​November 21 – November 29

Get ready to Run/Walk through 3.1 miles of fun! Put on your running shoes and set off on a course of your choosing. You’ll receive a commemorative race bib, and of course, a sense of pride and accomplishment in knowing you completed a 5K. Optional Turkey Trot T-shirt: ​If you would like to purchase an optional t-shirt, please complete the  ​T-shirt order form​. The shirt will be $5 and the payment will be made through Skyward as we approach the Turkey Trot dates.

Fill in ​Turkey Trot run time form (may need to be logged in from a D181 device to access)

Participants Receive:

Please contact Mr. Powers or Mr. Klayum with questions. ​

dpowers@d181.org

tklayum@d181.org

And take pictures and send them to vpcomm@hmspto.org or socialmedia@hmspto.org and tag any pics with #hmspto

Don’t Miss David Epstein – Tuesday at 7:00 PM

The Community Speaker Series, D181 and D86 present David Epstein – Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
7:00pm – 8:15pm
Zoom Webinar

New York Times best-selling author and science writer David Epstein has made it his mission to uncover the keys to achieving high performance in any domain, and to debunk popular myths along the way.

Epstein shows that at every stage of life, from the development of children in math, music, and sports, to students fresh out of college trying to find their way, to mid-career professionals in need of change, to retirees looking for a new vocation—generalists triumph as the world around them becomes increasingly specialized.

The presentation is free and open to all. Registration is required as each viewer receives a unique link. This event will be recorded and will be available ONLY to those who register for the event.  If you are unable to attend the live-stream, but will want to view the recording, please register. Register HERE

 

Hinsdale Library Tween/Teen Program

Virtual JackBox Party Games
Friday, December 18, 4:00-5:00 pm
Looking for a socially distanced and entertaining activity? Sixth through twelfth graders can join HPL on Zoom for an action-packed afternoon of JackBox Party Games! Please provide an email address at registration and an online meeting invitation will be sent before the session. Register online HERE.

 

Send in Your Questions!: PTO Meeting on 11/13 w/Dr. Garcia

The next PTO meeting is on Friday, 11/13 at 9 a.m. We will have a special guest, Dr. Garcia, who will be able to discuss what is going on at the district level as well as to answer any questions that are on your mind. To submit a question please fill out the form HERE.

To Join Zoom Meeting Click Here or enter Meeting ID: 976 5539 5215 Passcode: Sparty1

We hope to see you there!