Sparty Bites on Thursday, November 21st!

This is a friendly reminder that Sparty Bites will be available this Thursday, November 21st at lunch. Donut holes will be offered for $3. Thank you for supporting your HMS PTO.

An ingredient list can be found HERE

Beginning a Successful Transition to Hinsdale Central

Calling all 8th Grade Parents!

Hinsdale Central High School will be hosting an informational session for parents of students considering attendance at Hinsdale Central as freshmen in the 2020-2021 school year. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 PM in the Hinsdale Central Auditorium.

Principal Bill Walsh, Director of Guidance Jennifer Regnier, and Assistant Principal Jessica Hurt will discuss placement and registration timelines, and share best practices for a successful transition.

All potential future freshman parents welcome!


HMS Printed Directories Delivered

The HMS Printed Directory was distributed to your child’s home base teacher on Wednesday. Each family who are members of HMS PTO will receive one printed directory. If you ordered any extra directories, it was included in your order. The directory will be sent home with your oldest child at HMS.

If your child is an 8th grader, he/she will receive the directory next week, after the DC field trip.

Please contact if you have any questions.


Missed the PTO Meeting? Here’s the Presentation

If you were unable to attend the PTO meeting on Friday and missed D181 Assistive Technologist Randy Wooten’s presentation on IRL: Parenting Supports and Strategies in the Age of Technology. You can access it at It includes a wealth of information as well as various tips and links to parenting resources.

Please Donate – Shoe Drive for the O’Brien School in Tanzania

HMS is collecting shoes for the O’Brien School in Tanzania for one more week. The O’Brien School is dedicated to helping the children of the Masai, a community that is impoverished with few resources. Many students walk several miles each way to school over very hard terrain. At times they are forced to fashion shoes out of old car tires and strap them to their feet. To help these students, we are accepting shoes of all sizes to donate to their school. Closed-toed shoes, please – no sandals. All shoes need to be dropped off by November 13th.


A collection box will be in the foyer of the school for any shoes you would like to drop off. Thank you!

Parent Teacher Conference Dinner Sign up

Dear HMS parents! The PTO provides dinner for the teachers and staff during the evening of parent-teacher conferences. Please sign up for anything that you would like to provide for the dinner. There will be a cart between the outer and inner doors at the main entrance on East 3rd St. for you to place your items. Please have all of your items to the school by noon Monday, November 25th. Thank you so much for your help in making this a memorable evening for our teachers and staff. If you would like to donate items but will not be around on Monday please contact the staff appreciation committee at to arrange another dropoff time and location. Thanks in advance for your help!

Parent-Teacher Conference Dinner Sign up


Get Your Holiday Cards and Support HMS PTO

Shop through December 31st and YOU save 20% off your order and the HMS PTO receives 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 11/1/19 through 12/31/19.


Share the Spirit Holiday Gift Drive for People’s Resource Center November 13-December 4

Please donate a new unwrapped toy to a child in need! Donated toys will benefit children through People’s Resource Center Share the Spirit Holiday Gift Drive. Students may drop the gift into the donation box located in the vestibule at the front door entry. Parents may drop gifts during Parent Teacher Conferences as well. Toys, along with items for older children, such as tween/teen novels, basketballs, soccer balls, etc., are appreciated.




Attention HMS 6th Grade Moms!!

Calling all 6th-grade moms!
Let’s gather for a moms’ night out on Tuesday, December 3rd at Fullers House in Hinsdale at 7 pm.
This fun, casual gathering is not sponsored by PTO.
Please RSVP before November 25th through this link.

HMS Social Committee

If you have any questions please contact Donna Abourass Attassi at