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Hello Chesak, Martin and Early Learning Center Families!
I am excited to be your new PTA president for the 2015-2016
school year.  Three of my sons attend school on the
Chesak/Martin campus.  My oldest will in 4th grade this year at
Martin.  I also have an incoming 1st grader at Chesak and a
preschooler starting his first full year at the Early Learning Center.
I look forward to helping the staff, students, and families at my
children’s schools and getting to know many new faces.

The PTA officers and I want to welcome both new and returning
families. We are extremely excited about the plans for this year.  
The CMPTA welcomes the participation of all parents,
grandparents, aunts/uncles, and guardians! We would love to
see as many families at meetings to get input and new ideas.  
This year we will be holding our meetings at Martin and will be
Wednesday, January 13th
7pm at Martin
more info
Thanks to everyone who came out to our November PTA meeting. We had a great turnout! Thank you to
everyone who participated in our membership drive and thank you to the Boy Scouts for all of your hard
work  with the gardens. See pictures from the meeting.

The Staff Appreciation committee is looking for donations of snack items (fruit, granola bars, pretzels rods,
popcorn, crackers, chips, cookies, candy, etc.) to treat the staff during conferences. Items can be store
bought or homemade (just remember, we can't return any dishes, so please use disposable). Please drop
your donations off to the front office at Chesak and/or Martin between 11/16 - 11/20. We greatly appreciate
your donation!

The Chesak/Martin PTA invites you to become a member for the 2015-2016 school year.  Our
membership year runs July 1 through June 30, so it's a great time to get your membership started. You can
even join online!

Book Swap days are back at Chesak & Martin! Bring in a gently used book and swap it out for a 'new' used
book. Dates can be found on our calendar page or on Chesak and Martin websites.
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2nd - 19th .......

16th-20th ........

19th .................

20th ................

21st-Dec 11th .

23rd & 24th .....

MAP testing

Staff Appreciation snack
donations accepted for

Martin Book Swap

Chesak Book Swap

Martin Online Book Fair

no school (afternoon &
evening conferences)

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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
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
Coming Soon:
Volunteer Opportunities:
Next Meeting:
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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!
Upcoming Dine N' Share dates:

  • December 2nd - Chesak Dine N' Share at Culver's of Huntley
  • February 24th - District 158 Early Childhood Center Dine N' Share
    at Lou Malnati's
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 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)
Preschool absentee/tardy line:
Lunch menus
Haiku learning
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?   
To help our teachers through
Parent/Teacher Conferences, our
Staff Appreciation committee would
like to provide the staff with some
salty and sweet snacks. We are
looking for donations of non-
perishable items such as; fruit,
granola bars, pretzels rods, popcorn,
crackers, chips, cookies, candy, etc.
Items can be store bought or
homemade (just remember, we can't
return any dishes, so please use
disposable). Please drop your
donations off to the front office at
Chesak and/or Martin between 11/16
- 11/20. We greatly appreciate your
holding our meetings at Martin and will be starting the year off having our meetings on Wednesday evenings.
The hope is to accommodate as many families in our schools as possible.

Please make sure to check back on our website for the many resources that are available to you.  The site lists
up-coming events, what’s new, volunteer opportunities, and the school calendar. If you are interested in
helping out with PTA or a committee, have suggestions, or questions, please let myself, a PTA officer or
chairperson know.

I want to thank you for letting me have the opportunity to work with you this year.  Also thank you to the teachers,
families, and volunteers that take their time to help out the CMPTA and make it a success!

Kristen McVeen
President, Chesak/ Martin PTA