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This holiday season we are looking
for volunteers to assist our PTA Staff
Appreciation committee with
wrapping gifts for our staff. Please
email us at if
you are able to help 12/8, 12/9, 12/10,
12/11 during the following shifts
10am-11am, 11am-12pm, 12pm-
1pm or 1pm-2pm.

The Chesak / Martin PTA is hosting
our 4th annual Holiday Shoppe and
we're looking for volunteers. Friday
December 12th, (3:30pm - 5:00pm to
set-up, 5:00pm - 6:30pm for shopping
help/ gym oversight for waiting room,
6:30pm - 8:00pm for shopping help/
gym oversight for waiting room,           
8:00pm - 9:00pm for tear down and
clean up). Please let us know by
December 5th if you are able to help
during any of these times.
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
additional supplies at Chesak for the roll out of tablets and
Thursday, January 8
7pm at Chesak
more info
*there will be no meeting in
The Holiday Shoppe is back! Friday, December 12th from 5pm-8pm at Chesak. Get all of the details.
Please see our volunteer opportunities on the right of this page.

The District 158 Preschool is having a Dine N' Share at Rookies on Wednesday, December 17th (all day).
Come out, share a meal and support District 158 Preschool. 15% of your dine-in or carry-out purchase
goes back to the preschool (*must present flyer). See you there!

Staff Appreciation will once again be providing a gift wrap service for the Chesak and Martin staff this
Holiday season. Please see our volunteer opportunities on the right of this page.

Show us your school spirit! Send us photos of your student wearing their Chesak or Martin spirit wear. We
may post it on our website! Please email photos to *By sending us your photo, you attest
that you are the parent or legal guardian of the child or children in the photograph and that you have full authority to
consent and authorize CMPTA to use their likenesses
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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:

Teacher Recognition
Male Teacher Engagement
Teacher Resource Tools
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Staff Appreciation Gift

Martin Book Fair

Holiday Shoppe 5pm-8pm
at Chesak

Drive for $5 ends

Martin Book Swap & 3rd
grade Literacy Night

Chesak Book Swap

             view full calendar
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
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
The National PTA has a parent page with great resources for parents, including getting involved, family
engagement and health and safety. The Illinois PTA also offers a parent page with resources including
Helping Your Child to Achieve More", "Ten Truths About Parent Involvement", and much more.

Chesak absentee/tardy line:  (847) 659-5711
Martin absentee/tardy line:  (847) 659-5311
Preschool absentee/tardy line: (847)-659-5310
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Haiku learning
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
can help.

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!

Dana Wiley
President, Chesak/ Martin PTA
(read entire message from the President here)
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Volunteer Opportunities:
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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
Chesak/Martin PTA!
We hope you enjoyed the Garden Tours
the CMPTA Beautification Committee
offered this summer.

Saturday, May 17th - Garden Tour/Birds
of Prey
(see photos)

Saturday June 21st - Garden Tour/Frogs
& Reptiles
(see photos)

Saturday July 19th - Garden Tour/Mad
Science (
see photos)

Saturday August 16th - Garden
Tour/Lemonade & Ladybugs (
see photos)
Garden Tours:
Upcoming Dine N' Share dates:
  • January 29th & 30th - Papa John's Dine' Share (benefits Martin)

  • February 18th - Lou Malnati's Dine N' Share (benefits Chesak)
The CMPTA and the Chesak/ Martin social worker staff are coordinating the annual Holiday "Drive for $5".  Last
year, the effort proudly collected over $650 to benefit several of our Chesak and Martin families.  Help us collect
even more this year!

How can you help?  Purchase gift cards (in increments of $5) from local area stores to help families in need in
our school community.  Gift cards can be dropped off at either the Chesak or Martin offices
Now-December 12,
or sent with your student in an envelope marked "Drive for $5". The gift cards are passed out by the social
workers to families in need to help cover costs for the holiday season and to make this time of year a little
brighter for those families.
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 moved.
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.

Some suggested stores are: drug stores (Walgreens or
grocery stores (Jewel, Meijer, Woodmans, Caputos,
retailers (Target, Walmart, Kohls, JCPenneys,
gas stations (to help cover local travel to visit
with loved ones).