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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 a PTA officer
(president, vice president or
secretary) for the 2015-2016 school
year? Contact us to find out more.
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, March 12
7pm at Chesak
more info
Like to plan ahead? So do we! We're planning ahead for next year's PTA. If you are interested in being an
officer (president, vice president, secretary) please let us know! Our organization cannot exist without
volunteers like you filling positions on our executive board. (Really! There will be no PTA without our
officers) Please don't think someone else will do it. Contact us to find out more about each position.

It's Read Across America Week at Chesak!
                   March 2nd - Wear a tie to school
                   March 3rd - Wear all green to school
                   March 4th - Wear a hat to school      
                   March 5th - Wear a shirt from a vacation (a shirt with the name of a place)
                   March 6th - Wear pockets and bring your Wocket (stuffed animal)

The District 158 Preschool presents "Under the Big Top Fun Fair Fundraiser". Saturday, March 7th from     
10:00am-12:00pm at Martin Elementary School. Raffle prizes, games, arts & crafts, book fair, magic show
and more. See the flier for more information.

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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2nd-20th ........

2nd .................

3rd .................

4th ...................

Read Across America Day

PARCC testing

Wear a tie to school

Wear all green to school

Wear a hat to school

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
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
Lunch menus
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)
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:
  • March 9th - Culver's Dine N' Share (benefits Martin)

  • March 18th & 19th - Papa John's Dine N' Share (benefits Chesak)

  • April 13th - District 158 Preschool Dine N' Share at McDonald's

  • April 27th - Culver's Dine N' Share (benefits Chesak)
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.