Freaky Friday ticket sales begin Oct 20!!! Send your chid with $12 – tickets will be sold at lunch Monday – Thursday. The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 24 from 7:30-9:00pm. Volunteers are asked to sign in at 7pm.
HMS will be participating again this year in “Make a Difference Day” a national day of service sponsored locally by the Volunteer Center of New Trier Township. All HMS students are encouraged to collect items to be donated to participating social service agencies. Read on for details and to help out. We need volunteers to help supervise sorting on Friday and deliver on Saturday.
Support the Book Fair by reserving your copy of Wimpy Kid 9. Order Form due on Wednesday, October 29th. Books will be delivered to homerooms within 5-7 days of the November 9th release date. Cost is $9.71 per book including tax. Checks should be made payable to: Highcrest PTO. Learn more about the Book Fair.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Come see your middle schooler and get to know the school by volunteering in the Library Media Center and Outdoor Classroom, among other opportunities.
Please sign up for Freaky Friday – the first all school, chaperoned party of the year. We need as many parent volunteers as possible to make this a fun and safe event.
So much to do at the beginning of the school year. We’ve made it easy for you with this handy checklist!
- Complete your verification email from our Directory Chair to join the PTO and gain access to the A to Z online directory and class lists. For your convenience, you may make your Kids are Key donation, sign up for Birthday Books and Junior Great Books all through the A to Z checkout!
- Donate to our Kids Are Key fundraiser
- Purchase a Birthday Book
- Purchase your Yearbook
- Order HMS Spiritwear
- Register for Junior Great Books
- Sign-up for all the great volunteer opportunities
- Check the School Supplies Lists for 5th Grade and 6th Grade