2023-2024 HMS PTO Membership and Annual Appeal

On behalf of the entire Hinsdale Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization, I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and high spirits as we begin the school year! As a proud member of the HMS PTO, I am reaching out to you today to invite you to join the PTO and contribute to our ongoing efforts to enhance the educational experience of our students.

At Hinsdale Middle School, we firmly believe in fostering a supportive and enriching environment for our students to thrive academically and socially. The PTO plays a crucial role in this mission by organizing various events, programs, and initiatives throughout the year. These activities are aimed at providing our children with opportunities for personal growth, promoting their well-being, and building a strong sense of community.

I am writing to you specifically because we are currently seeking members and financial assistance to continue supporting these valuable endeavors. Our PTO website,, serves as a hub of information, allowing parents, teachers, and students to stay connected, access important updates, and participate in our community-driven initiatives. By joining and making a donation to the PTO, you directly contribute to the betterment of our school community and the education of our children.

This year, we have a fundraising goal of $30,000 and your generous support will enable us to:

  1. Support extracurricular activities: From music and arts programs to student council, we strive to provide our students with a wide range of extracurricular opportunities. Your donation will help cover equipment and other essential resources necessary for these activities.

  2. Enhance educational resources: We aim to ensure that our students have access to the latest educational tools and technologies. Your contribution will help us invest in books, educational software, and classroom supplies that will directly benefit our children's learning experience.

  3. Organize community events: The PTO hosts a variety of community-building events such as back to school day, 6th grade Spartan celebration, 8th grade graduation, educational workshops, and guest speaker presentations. These events encourage family involvement and create a vibrant, inclusive atmosphere for everyone. Your donation will help us organize and finance these events, making them accessible to all.

  4. Provide scholarships: We are committed to supporting students who may face financial barriers to fully engage in school activities. Your contribution will help us establish scholarships that enable deserving students to participate in field trips, summer programs, and other enriching experiences through our Angel Fund.

No donation is too small, and every contribution makes a difference. We understand that everyone's financial situation is unique, so please know that any amount you can give is greatly appreciated and will be used wisely.

There are two ways to make your donation, as follows:

                           (1) Zelle to;
                           (2) Send or drop off a check payable to HMS PTO to HMS at 100 South Garfield, Hinsdale, IL 60521.

The HMS PTO is a 501c3 and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for your contribution. We ask that if you wish to donate, you do so by October 31st.

We plan to acknowledge our generous sponsors in the Hinsdalean and on our social media sites, however if you wish to remain anonymous, please send an email to

Donation Levels: 

  • Friend of HMS $50
  • Bronze Level $100
  • Silver Level $250
  • Gold Level $500
  • Platinum Level $1000
  • Diamond Level $2500
  • HMS Champion $5000
  • Other

In addition to our Annual Appeal, we will host a small number of events where a generous portion of the sales proceeds will be donated back to the PTO, so please be on the lookout for invitations to the following events:

  • September 26th - Dine at Fuller House
  • November 8th - Evereve Friendsgiving Shop and Sip
  • Week of November 13th - Nothing Bundt Cakes Thanksgiving Orders
  • Alixandra Blue/Collections for Mother’s Day and Graduation Event
  • Mrs. Fields Valentine’s Day Cookie Orders
  • Minted Year-Round Giveback – Use our special code FUNDRAISEHMSPTO - Perfect for Holiday Card Orders!

On behalf of the entire Hinsdale Middle School PTO, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your consideration and support. By coming together as a community, we can empower our children with the tools and opportunities they need to succeed. Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for being an invaluable part of our community, and we look forward to your positive response.

Warm regards,

Heather Gustafson, Vice President of Fundraising