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Bullying is a form of harassment which
is unacceptable behavior. Bullying is
defined as harassment verbally,
physically, and/or emotionally which is
repetitive in nature (similar behavior
which occurs more than once), creates
a power imbalance (by size, age, or
numbers), and is intended to hurt the
victim socially, emotionally, or physically.
Students and parents can report
incidences of bullying by completing the
Bullying/Harassment Report Form on
the District website. You can also get to
a report tool by going to "my school
sites" on your tablet or your teacher's
Haiku page. (See the Prezi presentation)
|Interested in being our secretary for |
|the 2015-2016 school year? Contact |
|We need volunteers to help set up for |
|Staff Appreciation Week. Let us know |
if you can help out on Thursday, April
30th or Friday May 1st from 5:30p until
Welcome back to all returning families and a big WELCOME to all
new families. I am so proud and honored to work with an
amazing group of parents and staff this year on the Chesak/
Martin PTA as President.
As the new school year begins, we would once again ask for your
support so that we can continue making resources and learning
opportunities available to our students and staff. Your
membership allows CMPTA to raise funds to provide a wide
range of educational enrichment programs for the students.
Money raised through PTA membership, fundraisers helps to
fund some great i nitiatives. This year our dollars will be revenue
will be focused to help fund the new STEM lab at Martin, and to
fund additional supplies at Chesak for the roll out of tablets and
Thursday, April 9
6:30pm Reflections Ceremony
7pm Meeting at Martin
|Like to plan ahead? So do we! We're planning ahead for next year's PTA. If you are interested in being our |
|secretary or heading up a committee, please let us know! Our organization cannot exist without |
volunteers like you!
|The Flower Sale begins soon! Check back for details.|
|Participants in our Reflections Art Contest will be recognized before our April meeting (6:30pm on April 9th |
|District 158 Preschool Yearbooks are still on sale. Order forms are available from your teacher or you can |
|order online at www.YBPAY.lifetouch.com Yearbook Code: 12275515|
District 158 Preschool
Dine N' Share at Culver's
of Huntley 4pm-8pm
Martin Book Swap
5th grade Robert Crown
Flower sale begins
view full calender
Your generous gift will directly benefit the students at both Chesak and
Martin schools. We support over 2200 students and 350 staff between
both schools and rely on donations such as yours to run our
organization (we are 100% run by volunteers and
donations/fundraisers). Learn more about what we do.
Please consider donating to the Chesak/Martin PTA. The
Chesak/Martin PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your
donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
If you prefer to mail your donation, please print our donation form and
mail to: Chesak/Martin PTA, 10910 Reed Road, Lake in the Hills, IL
electronic curriculum. Over the years, theCMPTA has provided learning opportunities and social activities
that may have otherwise been unavailable to our students and families.
For any PTA to be effective and truly representative of the school, everyone’s participation is essential.
Many parents feel that they cannot participate in PTA because they cannot come to meetings or be at
school during the day. We want everyone to feel that they are part of the Chesak and Martin
community, and PTA is one of the best ways to get involved. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple
of hours a month, your ideas, your time, your talents and simply your VOICE is truly needed. We can
match your time constraints and interests to needed tasks. There are endless possibilities in ways you
We have a strong community at Chesak and Martin and we are so glad you and your family are a part of it.
We look forward to seeing you really soon!
President, Chesak/ Martin PTA
(read entire message from the President here)
Unless otherwise noted PTA members may reproduce and distribute materials from the Chesak/Martin PTA web site without written permission.
The Chesak/Martin PTA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We are
one of the largest local chapters of the National PTA, headquartered in
Chicago. We support over 2200 students and 350 staff between both
schools and are a diverse organization made up of moms, dads, caregivers,
teachers and administrators.
10910 Reed Road
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Dine N' Shares are a great way to spend time together as a family and help
out our schools at the same time. When you eat out during our Dine N'
Shares, a portion of your purchase goes back to Chesak or Martin. Bring
the whole family and bring your appetite to help raise funds for the
Upcoming Dine N' Share dates:
- April 13th - District 158 Preschool Dine N' Share at McDonald's
- April 27th - Culver's Dine N' Share (benefits Chesak)
- May 7th & 8th - Papa John's Dine' Share (benefits Martin)
Teams were given the job of designing a
rover that could move space rocks to the
space lab for further study. Teams of 3 or 4
students then had to design the robot from
scratch, build it, make sure the motor
actually made the robot move, drive it, and
then actually complete the tasks of moving
the rocks. Points were given for the various
sizes of rocks that were moved. Extra points
were given for rocks that were lifted and
More about STEM Lab
Check out this Animoto made by the students in Ms. Bueche's class. We are proud to sponsor the Martin
S.T.E.M. Lab! (S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Thank you to everyone who has
participated in our fundraisers. You helped make this possible! See STEM Lab photos.
The National PTA has a web page
dedicated to teachers: Focusing on the
"T" in PTA. On this page, you will find
resources such as:
Can third grade students really do
engineering? That was a question Martin
Elementary School teacher Lauren Lesak
asked herself after the school created two
STEM Robotics Labs within existing
computer labs in 2014. Now, well into a
year that has seen several Martin classes
work within the labs, teachers are asking
How do we keep them in STEM through
high school and beyond? How can we
apply the skills learned in the lab across
the curriculum? What can’t these kids do?