Chippewa Corner

News and Information for CMS Families

September 16, 2022

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on

Thursday, October 6 from 12-8pm and

on Friday, October 7 from 7am-noon.

Conferences this year will be back in person at Chippewa this year and we hope to see you there. If you are unable to attend in person, a Zoom option is still available.

We would love to see your child attend conferences with you.

To sign up for conferences, please go online to The link will go live to sign up on Monday, September 12 at 9am and will close on Monday, September 30 at 9am. Your child was sent home with a letter on Friday with all of this information.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the main office at (847) 824-1503.

Learning Look In

Our 8th grade students are studying the factors that lead to World War I.

Below are some pictures of a Jot Thought activity they did in Ms. Abraham's class

to investigate why various countries joined the fight.

Parent Resource Night - September 27, 6:30pm

Want to learn more about the ins and outs of Chippewa as we return to a new school year? Topics include: grading, report cards, student supports, clubs and activities.

September 27 from 6:30-7:30pm

Chippewa Cafeteria

Hosted by Ms. Brookhart and Ms.McAvoy.

Email to register for this free event.


Lesson 4 Advisory Topics and Family Conversation Starters

  • 6th: Making Goals

    - In this week’s lesson, your child will learn how to identify and set achievable goals by making them specific.

    - Ask your child to tell you about a specific goal they’re interested in working toward and what makes it specific.

  • 7th: Identifying Roadblocks

    - In this week’s lesson, your child will identify and distinguish between internal and external obstacles (or “roadblocks”) that can get in their way when working toward goals.

    - Tell your child about a roadblock you encountered when you were working toward a goal, and if you had control over the roadblock.

  • 8th: Harnessing My Strengths

    - In this week’s lesson, your child will choose something they’d like to get better at and think about how they could apply their unique strengths to do that.

    - Help your child make a list of strengths they have. Ask your child about how they could use these to get better at a new skill.

McKinney-Vento Fact Sheet for Families

McKinney-Vento eligible children are those who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime abode. In general, children or youth living in motels, transitional housing, shelters, the street, cars, abandoned buildings, and other inadequate accommodations may be considered eligible for McKinney-Vento services. Included below is additional information for your reference.

McKinney Vento Fact Sheet- English

McKinney Vento Fact Sheet- Spanish

Buy Your 2022-2023 Yearbook!

Visit the online store to place your order.

Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic Book Clubs

With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book
(use code: READS).

Class Order Due Date: 09/30/22

Shop Our Class Page:

Shop Digital Flyers for Our Grade with Your Child:

Please share the Class Page link to extended family and friends. All orders also earn FREE Books for our school.

Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Conti

Community Events

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Classes for Adults

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Upcoming Dates

9/20 - Girls Basketball at Emerson Middle School

9/22 - Girls Basketball at Algonquin Middle School

- Cross Country at Lincoln Middle School

9/27 - Girls Basketball (home game)

- Cross Country Meet at Grove Middle School
- Parent Resource Night 6:30pm

9/29 - Girls Basketball at Friendship Jr. High

9/30 - Parent Teacher Conference SIGN UP ENDS at 9am

10/3-7 - Book Fair

10/4 - D62 Marching Band Night at Maine West

10/6 and 10/7 - Parent Teacher Conferences (No classes for students)

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