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Bullying:
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)
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
Check back for 2015-2016
meeting dates
more info
Wrap Pak (school supply kits) are on sale now. It's simple - visit EPI's website and enter code HAN058.
Then select the kit(s) you need.  All kits will be shipped directly to your address (tax applied at checkout
along with one shipping fee per household). More information. Orders are due June 12th. 5th grade
parents, click here for Marlowe kits and enter code HEN067.

Thanks to everyone who came to our last meeting of the 2014-2015 school year. We voted on officers for
next school year. (Our new secretary elect (Juana Rodriguez) will be voted on at the first meeting of 2015-
2016).

In June 2015, MyLunchMoney will be upgrading to MySchoolBucks. You will receive a welcome email   
from MySchoolBucks when your account is ready to use. All students, account balances, meal histories,
SmartPay (automatic payments) settings and profile details will transfer over to MySchoolBucks.

We are a proud recipient of this year's Outstanding Website Award (awarded at the Illinois PTA
Convention). See what other awards we have won and learn more about what we do on our About Us page.

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Martin Reading Week

Martin Book Swap

D.A.R.E. Graduation (5th
grade) 9:30am

Last day of school

     
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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
60156.
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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
2014-2015
(read entire message from the President here)
Coming Soon:
Volunteer Opportunities:
Next Meeting:
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ABOUT US

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.  
CONTACT US

10910 Reed Road
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

847-659-5831

cmpta158@yahoo.com
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!
Upcoming Dine N' Share dates:

  • check back Fall 2015 for the 2015-2016 Dine N' Shares
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.

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 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
Lunch menus
Haiku learning
PowerSchool
Resources:
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
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
new questions:

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?   
read more...
Thank you to all of our 2014-2015
volunteers! We couldn't have done it
without you.