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)
Do you want to become a CMPTA
committee chairperson for the 2014-
2015 school year? Please contact us
if you are interested. We're looking to
fill to the Reflections committee. You
don't have to do it alone, so grab a
friend and join a committee!
I have been a Chesak and Martin parent since 2008, when my
oldest son Jackson walked through the kindergarten doors. Now,
my oldest is in 5th grade at Martin, my son Ben just started 3rd
grade at Martin, and my youngest, McKenna, is entering the doors
of Chesak for her first time this year. I can attest to how quickly the
time flies while you are here at Chesak and Martin. This is my last
year being a kindergarten parent ever. Sigh!

What I have learned from my time here at both schools is that
Chesak and Martin Elementary is a wonderful community made
up of amazing teachers, dedicated staff and caring parents. It is
through the Chesak/ Martin PTA that we can all help enhance our
children's education and provide our teachers with lots of support.
And, we welcome you to help us do just that! Our PTA is very
Check back soon for our
2014-2015 meeting schedule
Be sure to sign up for our emails to stay up to date with CMPTA, Chesak and Martin happenings. We never
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Check out our monthly garden tours below! Want to help in the garden this summer? See what dates are
available and sign up today.

Don't forget - the Martin Library is open select days this summer. Find out more here.

Bell times for the 2014-2015 school year are:
                       8:30am-3:25pm for Chesak
                       8:00am-2:55pm for Martin
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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
23rd & 24th ......

29th ...................

30th & 31st ......

5th .....................

Martin Library Open (all K-
5 students) 8am - 12pm

Martin Library Open (all K-
5 students)
8am - 12pm & 4pm-8pm

Martin Library Open (all K-
5 students) 8am - 12pm

Martin Library Open (all K-
5 students)
8am - 12pm & 4pm-8p

             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
Lunch menus
Haiku learning
active and involved at both schools. We provide assemblies, field trips, family events, spirit wear sales, a
vegetable garden to give back to our community, an award winning butterfly garden, school supply wrap
paks, the winter Variety Show, the annual Holiday Shoppe for kids, Staff Appreciation events...the list goes
on and we welcome you to be a part of it!

It takes many people coming together to get it all done. There will be plenty of chances to volunteer this year
and we hope you can join us for some of them, whether you can give an hour or a day. We have so many
opportunities for parents to help either at the school or from home. Keep checking our website often for up
to date information and happenings at our school! Also, feel free to contact the PTA anytime with questions
or comments at cmpta158@yahoo.com. We welcome new ideas and feedback.

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
Coming Soon:
Volunteer Opportunities:
Next Meeting:
Spirit Wear:
Watch for new Spirit
Wear soon...
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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.  

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Get Connected:
New this year: the CMPTA Beautification Committee will be holding  free events during the Garden Tours
(weather permitting) on the third Saturday of each summer month from 9:00 am until Noon. Make sure you
mark your calendars (and watch for the banners)!   We look forward to seeing you at the CMPTA Gardens (at
the East end of the Kindergarten wing of Chesak off of Reed Road).

Saturday, May 17th - Garden Tour/Birds of Prey (see photos)
9:00am - 12:00pm (free, all ages)
  • 9:00 am Vicki Weiland, of Kane Area Rehab and Education for Wildlife,  will kick off the morning with a  
    talk about QB, the red tail hawk, and the facilities’ resident Great Horned Owl
  • 10:30 am Cathy Blecker, a licensed falconer affiliated with International  Heritage Conservancy, will
    cover  details of training her red tail hawk, Cuma, and offer photo opportunities

Saturday June 21st - Garden Tour/Frogs & Reptiles (see photos)
9:00am - 12:00pm (free, all ages)
  • Stop by to see live frogs, a tortoise, lizards and snakes. Several different presentations with a Q & A
    after each.

Saturday July 19th - Garden Tour/Mad Science
9:00am - 12:00pm (free, all ages)
RSVP by July 14th (so we make sure to have enough supplies for everyone)
  • Stop by to conduct some individual experiments with household items.
  • Group experiments (times will be based on attendance)
  • 10:30am - butterfly release

Saturday August 16th - Garden Tour/Lemonade & Ladybugs
9:00am - 12:00pm (free, all ages)
RSVP by August 9th to reserve a seat.
  • You are cordially invited to join us for a spot of tea with lemon without the tea (lemonade) and crumpets
    (cookies) in the CMPTA garden.
  • 9:30 & 11:30am - flower origami
  • 10:30am - ladybug release