The Book Fair Is Coming: Nov 10-13

Support our Book Fair through volunteering and purchasing books.  Read on for hours and opportunities. Can’t make it to the book fair?  Shop online beginning 11/2!

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PTO Enrichment Presents Bullying Assemblies on Oct 31

Multiple-award-winning author of “Bullied” and speaker, Carrie Goldman, will come to HMS to speak to our 5th grade class the morning of Fri., Oct. 31st on various kinds of bullying and what our children can do to help break the cycle.

The 6th graders will see the play “Gifted”  which examines the many social issues children this age can face. It focuses on finding a sense of self, and also explores the theme of bullying.


Encore Evening of Theater: Nov 7 & 8

One fun evening, two thumbs up for these family friendly, funny shows about the making of theater.  HMS students in “Stagecraft: The Videogame” and WJHS students in “The Rehearsal.”  November 7 at 4:30 and November 8 at 7:30 on the WJHS stage. Tickets $5 at lunch Nov.3-7, $7 at the door.

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PTO General Board Meeting with WJHS: Nov 12

Join us on Wednesday, November 12th at 7pm in the WJHS auditorium for the joint meeting of the PTO General Boards of HMS.  In addition to learning exciting news from the Board and school updates from Dr. Palzet, you will not want to miss our featured speaker, Karen Cassiday, Ph. D., who will speak on the topic, “Sucker-punched by Puberty? How to Put the Fun Back in Parenting.”

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Junior Great Books

Join Junior Great Books

Looking for something different during your child’s lunch period?  The Junior Great Books program runs once a week starting on January 12th and goes for 8 weeks.  Click here for more details and to register.  Want to eat with your child? Volunteer!


Don’t forget your Kids are Key donation!

Our kids love PTO enrichment programs and it’s your donations that fund them. All families that donate receive a ticket for the Kids Are Key Raffle, with autographed Blackhawks gear, a Cubs Dream Day Package, Disney on Ice tickets, gift cards for Lettuce Entertain You and The Rock House and more! Donate today!

Cafeteria Art Beautification Volunteers Needed

Do you like art? The HMS art department is looking for 2 volunteers to hang student art in the cafeteria about 4 times during the school year, starting the 1st week of Nov. Qualifications needed? Adhering velcro and climbing a ladder. Please email if you can assist.

Garden Butterfly

Volunteer in the Outdoor Classroom

We are in need of parent volunteers to help supervise the Outdoor Classroom during recess. Please sign up for a shift (or shifts!) by visiting our SignUp Genius List. No gardening experience necessary!

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Upcoming FAN Speakers

Mark your calendars, for two world class speakers brought to you by FAN. Andrew  Solomon PH.D  will speak on Depression on Oct 23 at NT West and Lawrence Steinberg PH. D  will discuss Adolescence on Nov 3 @ ETHS. Please go to FAN’s web site for more details.