Weekly E-News November 13, 2014 CONTENTS

Weekly E-News
November 13, 2014
CONTENTS
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* American Education Week November 17 -21 ......................................................................................................................... 1
Construction .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
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8 Grade Parent Night Event ................................................................................................................................................................. 2
* Upcoming PTO Meeting/Conversations ..................................................................................................................................... 2
Parent Participation Day ........................................................................................................................................................................ 2
D181 Family Education Series Event Info............................................................................................................................................... 3
* Fasano Pies Now on Sale Through the Boosters ........................................................................................................................ 3
* Start your Seasonal Spiritwear Shopping Early this Year! .......................................................................................................... 4
* HC Boosters Club Welcomes Volunteers and New Members .................................................................................................... 4
*PTO Farm to Red Devils’ Fork....................................................................................................................................................... 4
Senior Ads for 2014-2015 Yearbook ...................................................................................................................................................... 4
Yearbook Page Sponsors ........................................................................................................................................................................ 5
Upcoming Events ................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
* AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK NOVEMBER 17 T H -21 ST
Next week, Hinsdale Central will celebrate American Education Week with several activities to honor all of the groups
that contribute to our success as a school and an educational community. Our outstanding educators, supportive
parents, highly motivated students, dedicated administrators, and wonderful support staff all create a dynamic
educational environment at Hinsdale Central.
Each day, we will recognize a different group:
Monday 11/17
Tuesday 11/18
Wednesday 11/19
Administrators
Teachers
Parents
and School Board
Thursday 11/20
Support Staff
Friday 11/21
Students
Thank you to our staff members, administrators, HHSTA, PTO, Breaking Down the Walls, Character Counts! Student
Life Committee, Varsity Club, Key Club, Ambassadors, German Club, Business Professionals of America, Senior Class
Board, Yearbook, Peer Leadership, SADD, International Club, Upper Room and the Athletic Department for
contributing to our planning and celebrations during the week. Thank you to everyone who works to make Hinsdale
Central a wonderful place to learn, to teach, and to work!
CONSTRUCTION
The east access road along the staff lot is currently closed. The access road is being used to house construction traffic
during the renovation of the softball field. We apologize for the inconvenience, but hope this construction project
provides a much needed facility upgrade for our softball teams. Staff, students and parents should drive with extreme
caution while navigating the limited drive space we have on our campus. Please plan extra travel time into your daily
commute to accommodate the closed access road on the eastern most point of the Hinsdale Central campus.
8 T H GRADE PARENT NIGHT EVENT
8th Grade Parent Night: A Conversation about Your Student’s 4-Year Hinsdale Central High School Academic Plan
Thursday, November 13th, 7:00pm
Clarendon Hills Middle School
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Wednesday, November 19th, 7:00pm
Hinsdale Middle School
This event, open to all Hinsdale Central feeder school 8th grade parents, will feature John Bruesch, Hinsdale
Central’s Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction and Mark Kolkman, Ed.D., Hinsdale Central’s Principal. Mr.
Bruesch and Dr. Kolkman will share insights and advice with parents about the Hinsdale Central curriculum,
registration process, and factors to consider when working with their student to compile his/her four-year high school
academic plan and to select freshman year classes in January 2015.
Please register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D8FBX3T
* UPCOMING PTO MEETING/CONVERSATIONS
Reminder: PTO Meeting Monday, November 17th at 8:45 a.m. in the Community Room at Hinsdale Central High
School. Don't miss "The Ins and Outs of AP and Honor Classes" presentation at our PTO Conversations at 10:00 a.m.
immediately following the meeting. Our very own assistant principal John Bruesch will present. Remember, you will
need a state-issued picture ID to enter the high school.
PARENT PARTICIPATION DAY
Our annual Parent Participation Day is on Wednesday, November 19. The purpose of this day is for parents to have an
opportunity to spend all, or part, of a regular school day attending their child’s classes. We believe that parents
benefit by knowing, as realistically as possible, what their student experiences each day. The day does present some
logistical problems for us, mostly due to “space,” we do not have much extra space in classrooms or
parking. Therefore, we ask that each family only have one parent participate at a time so that there is space in
classrooms. Parking is a more vexing issue. With the staff and student parking lots full, we do not have any parking
for parents. In addition to the circle drive parking on Grant Street and 55th Street, parking will be available on 57th
Street between Garfield & Madison (north side only). Please pay close attention to the signs that will be posted. We
recommend that parents arrange to be dropped-off and picked-up.
The Teacher Training Room, 124B will be available as a coatroom for parents where the PTO will provide coffee, water,
and treats. We do ask that parents follow their child’s schedule, attend the whole class - not enter late or leave early.
In addition, we ask that all electronic devices are silenced or powered-down to respect the learning environment.
D181 FAMILY EDUCATION SERIES EVENT INFO.
* FASANO PIES NOW ON SALE THROUGH THE BOOSTERS
The Hinsdale Central Boosters Club is once again selling Fasano Pies in time for Thanksgiving. Peter Fasano, a HCHS
grad, is again partnering with the Booster Club to offer a choice of Thanksgiving pie favorites (Pecan, Cherry, Apple &
Pumpkin) for $16 each.
Place your orders directly through the Booster website at http://www.theboosters.com/#!pie/cv59. Pick-up will occur
on Wednesday, November 26 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the front entry circle of the high school. You won’t even have to
get out of your car, as runners will deliver your order directly to your car. Your generosity will help the Boosters fund
enhancement programs throughout HCHS.
* START YOUR SEASONAL SPIRITWEAR SHOPPING EARLY THIS YEAR!
Get your Hinsdale Central spiritwear in time for the holidays! HC Boosters will be selling spiritwear inside the school's
front entrance on the following days and times:
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Monday, November 17th - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come to the PTO Meeting and stop by to pick up your spirit
wear!
Thursday, December 11th - 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 16th - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 17th - 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Last day to pick up and buy spiritwear until school reopens on
January 5th.
Please note: All December spiritwear orders will need to be picked up. There will not be ANY December deliveries. All
orders must be received by December 16th and picked up by 5:00 p.m. on December 17th.
* HC BOOSTERS CLUB WELCOMES VOLUNTEERS AND NEW MEMBERS
The HC Boosters Club is pleased to welcome Mike Gurka as its new vice president. Gurka will join Scott Fuller,
president; Sheryl Kern, treasurer; and Linda Hyland, secretary on the board. The board also welcomed Carol Labun and
Natasha Scarpiniti as the new Advancing the Arts liaisons. The Boosters Club is still looking for a volunteer to fill the
Scholarship position. If you are interested, please email [email protected]
*PTO FARM TO RED DEVILS’ FORK
Support healthier eating by purchasing an assortment of organic fruits and vegetables.
November orders benefit: Habitat for Humanity and Friendship Bracelet Club
Deadline to order: November 20, 2014 at 2pm
Pick-up November 22, 2014 at 10am –Pool side entrance
For more information and to order, please click HERE
Questions? [email protected]
SENIOR ADS FOR 2014-2015 YEARBOOK
ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS!
SENIOR ADS for 2014-2015 YEARBOOK
What to include:
 A non-returnable color photo: You may scan a photo of any size or send a digital image via e-mail, or mail one
to the address below. It is recommended that parents send a picture of their child between the ages of one
and eight. Any size photo will work.
 A message to your senior: Please attach a message on a separate sheet of paper. Keep the word limit
to seventy-five (75) words or less.
 Include the following information: full name of senior, purchaser’s name, and purchaser’s phone number
Prices:
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 $50 if paid by November 28 , 2014
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 FINAL DEADLINE: $60 if paid by December 12 , 2014
Please make check payable to HCHS, write Yearbook in memo.
Send completed order to:
Hinsdale Central High School
Attn: Erin Palmer
El Diablo- c/o Senior Ads
55th and Grant Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Email message & photo to [email protected] Thank you!
YEARBOOK PAGE SPONSORS
Want to be a page sponsor?
 A page sponsor is someone who sponsors two consecutive pages (a spread) in the yearbook. If you sponsor a
spread, your name will appear on the page that you sponsored.
 The money goes toward the production of the 2014-2015 yearbooks and allows us to make the book better,
such as having all color pages.
 Please include:
o How you would like your name to appear
o Which spread you would like to sponsor
Prices:
 $30 if paid by November 28th, 2014
 FINAL DEADLINE: $40 if paid by December 12th, 2014
Please make check payable to HCHS, write Yearbook in memo.
Send completed order to:
Hinsdale Central High School
Attn: Erin Palmer
El Diablo- c/o Senior Ads
55th and Grant Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
UPCOMING EVENTS
You can stay in the know about these coming events and future programs on campus by linking to the online school
calendar. The calendar will operate best using Microsoft Internet Explorer.
November 13-15
November 17
November 19
Fall Play – Vietnam 101: The War on Campus
PTO Meeting and Conversations
American Education Week, Parent Participation Day
November 20
November 26
November 27-28
Jazz Concert
11:30 a.m. Early Release Day
Thanksgiving Holiday