Does your child need help with emotional, learning, developmental or health issues?

Check out The Parent List, a Hinsdale Central High School PTO resource that streamlines the process by featuring nearly 60 positive reviews from parents on area health care providers that have already helped D63, D86 and D181 children with issues that include: anxiety; depression; school avoidance; insomnia; peer relations; stress; autism spectrum; eating disorders; migraines; concussions and more.

Parent reviewed providers include local doctors, therapists, support groups, in-patient, and out-patient programs, tutors, nutritionists, and holistic medical approaches.

To read existing The Parent List reviews, go to hcpto.org/parent-list/ or click HERE

To leave a new anonymous review for a provider that has made a positive impact on your child’s wellbeing, click HERE

Questions can be directed to the parentlist@hcpto.org

In no way does the Hinsdale Middle School or Hinsdale Central PTOs, Hinsdale Middle School or Hinsdale Central High School staff, or school districts 63, 86, or 181 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 district 63, district 86, district 181, and the Hinsdale Middle School and Hinsdale Central PTOs 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.

Calling all Eighth Graders: TIME TO REGISTER FOR FORTNIGHTLY!

All eighth graders should have received an official invitation to Fortnightly. This is a wonderful opportunity, all students are strongly encouraged to participate!

Fortnightly classes are held at:
The Community House 415 West Eighth Street Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
Fortnightly Dance Class in Hinsdale ~ Since 1958

PLEASE REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 24th! Classes start on March 4th.

Interested in more details? See the flyer from The Community House.

Questions?
Contact The Community House at bhahn@thecommunityhouse.org

If you have an eighth-grader and have not received an invitation please contact The Community House!

WWII Days (Reimagined)

The WWII Day Committee is looking for your personal, family artifacts from WWII. Letters, clothing, newspaper clippings, small equipment, photographs, gear … or whatever you have that will give the 8th graders more insight into what it was like to be a part of WWII (whether on the Homefront or abroad). All artifacts will be on display in the locked Cafetorium for an in-school field trip. Along with the artifact, we would also love a written “story” to accompany the item so they can understand more about what it is, who it came from, and why it is significant.

Please contact Stephanie Konieczka with questions, comments, or to organize dropping off your artifact. All artifacts to be received by February 15, 2021.
steph.konie@yahoo.com

Your help is greatly appreciated as we reimagine our beloved WWII Day Event in new, safer ways.

Yearbook Pictures! Submit Your Pictures Now!

We need your help! Since it has definitely been a different year-to-date, we want the HMS yearbook to reflect how the students are living and learning during these unprecedented times. In order to do that, the Yearbook Club is soliciting pictures from parents.

If you would like to submit pictures for consideration to the yearbook staff:

Download the Yearbook Snap mobile app from the App Store or Google Play, and enter our access code: 21_HMS_spartans
Go to yearbookforever.com, enter our school name, click on Community Upload and enter our access code: 21_HMS_spartans

The categories listed in the program were not able to be changed to meet our needs so we had to get creative! In order to upload pictures, you will need to select a category from a list generated by the yearbook company. Therefore, below is a list of pictures we are planning to include in the yearbook, the category to select/upload for the specified pictures, and due dates.  For example, if you would like to upload a picture of your HMS student(s) with the new puppy, you would select “Softball” as the category.  This week is the last week to submit pictures!

Requested Pictures to Upload

 

Please note we would like to represent the entire student body so please choose 3-4 categories and only upload 2-3 pictures for each of those categories. Additionally, when selecting pictures to upload, please be sure they only include HMS students.

As the yearbook is being assembled, additional picture requests may be added to the list above.

Thank you in advance for your assistance,

The HMS Yearbook Club

Early Voting District 86 Candidate Forum-February 21st

Hello,

Independent Voters for D86 would like to invite the Hinsdale Middle School community to the Early Voting District 86 Board of Education Candidate Forum on Sunday, February 21 from 3:30 pm to 5:45 pm that will be held live and via Zoom.

This event has been organized to provide an opportunity for all D86 voters to hear the BOE candidates discuss issues of importance in D86. Written questions may be submitted until February 16, 2021, via private message on Facebook or to independentvotersford86@gmail.com. Prevalent themes in community submissions will provide the basis for moderator questions to all the candidates during this Q&A session.

This event is free and open to the public. It is a non-partisan, unbiased, impartial forum.

More information can be found on the attached digital flyer. In addition, please view the Facebook page and event page for further details.

Link to D86 BOE Candidate Forum Page

Link to D86 Candidate Event Page

Sincerely,

Independent Voters for D86

Welcome Sparty!

We are so excited to debut our new Sparty!! Be on the lookout on the HMS PTO Facebook page as we feature Sparty partaking in many of the activities that our students are doing each day.

Don’t miss Dr. Madeline Levine this Wednesday, 2/10

Presented by The Community Speaker Series, D181 and D86.

Madeline Levine, Ph.D.: Ready or Not – Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World

In the wake of uncertainty and rapid change, many adults are doubling down on the pressure-filled parenting style that pushed children to excel. Dr. Levine identifies the skills that children need to succeed in a tumultuous future and offers day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are ready to face the challenge.

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Time: 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Format: Zoom Webinar

Register: Click here or visit www.d181foundation.org

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.

For more information, please see attached flyer.

 

WWII Day (Reimagined)

The WWII Day Committee is looking for your personal, family artifacts from WWII. Letters, clothing, newspaper clippings, small equipment, photographs, gear … or whatever you have that will give the 8th graders more insight into what it was like to be a part of WWII (whether on the Homefront or abroad). All artifacts will be on display in the locked Cafetorium for an in-school field trip. Along with the artifact, we would also love a written “story” to accompany the item so they can understand more about what it is, who it came from, and why it is significant.

Please contact Stephanie Konieczka with questions, comments, or to organize dropping off your artifact. All artifacts to be received by February 15, 2021.
steph.konie@yahoo.com

Your help is greatly appreciated as we reimagine our beloved WWII Day Event in new, safer ways.

 

Yearbook Picture Request: 3rd Deadline 1/31

We need your help! Since it has definitely been a different year-to-date, we want the HMS yearbook to reflect how the students are living and learning during these unprecedented times. In order to do that, the Yearbook Club is soliciting pictures from parents.

If you would like to submit pictures for consideration to the yearbook staff:

Download the Yearbook Snap mobile app from the App Store or Google Play, and enter our access code: 21_HMS_spartans
Go to yearbookforever.com, enter our school name, click on Community Upload and enter our access code: 21_HMS_spartans

The categories listed in the program were not able to be changed to meet our needs so we had to get creative! In order to upload pictures, you will need to select a category from a list generated by the yearbook company. Therefore, below is a list of pictures we are planning to include in the yearbook, the category to select/upload for the specified pictures, and due dates.  For example, if you would like to upload a picture of your HMS student(s) with the new puppy, you would select “Softball” as the category.  The third due date is 1/31/21

Requested Pictures to Upload

 

Please note we would like to represent the entire student body so please choose 3-4 categories and only upload 2-3 pictures for each of those categories. Additionally, when selecting pictures to upload, please be sure they only include HMS students.

As the yearbook is being assembled, additional picture requests may be added to the list above.

Thank you in advance for your assistance,

The HMS Yearbook Club