Holiday Breakfast for Teachers & Staff

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An annual event at Central is the Holiday Breakfast for Faculty & Staff to thank them for another year of dedication to the education and success of our children. This year’s event will take place December 12th. 

This event depends on volunteer efforts on from parents like you!  Please sign up as you are available to help in the Signup Genius link below.  There are plenty of slots available for your participation so hurry and don’t miss out!

Sign Up!


Sharing Connections


Do you have furniture or household goods to donate? Are you looking for a way to give back? There is a wonderful organization, Sharing Connections, that is in need of donations and volunteers. Sharing Connections plays an important role in helping the Hinsdale Central Social Work Department and the Hinsdale Central Families Helping Families committee meet the needs of some of our own Central families needing assistance.

Please consider donating to Sharing Connections or volunteering your time. To learn more about their mission, donation procedures, or volunteer opportunities, go to

Aren’t familiar with HC PTO’s Families Helping Families? Check us out at

The FHF Committee

Spirit Wear Sale for November

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Get an early start on your holiday shopping while supporting HC Boosters.  On Friday November 22nd, we will be holding a spiritwear sale from 7:30-10:30am in the front hallway of the school.  We will have our full offering of merchandise including old favorites as well as our new offerings.  We have restocked two styes of winter hats.

We accept cash, check, credit and HC Booster gift certificates.

Illinois 5Essentials Survey

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A note from Hinsdale Central Administration:

We Need Your Feedback!!!

Parents, students and teachers across Illinois will once again have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school as it relates to the important elements of school effectiveness.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by the University of Chicago. All survey responses will be kept confidential. The state will provide survey results for individual schools only if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey.

To take this short survey:

1.    Visit

2. Type and select “DuPage” as “County.”

3. Start typing “Hinsdale Central” into the “School” field and select your school from the drop-down menu that appears

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are ten times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators that effect school success are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction.

Parents will have until February 14, 2020 to participate in the survey. 

Thank you!

Dancing and Donuts


HC students will be treated to donuts and dancing on 11/6/19 in the cafeteria from 7-8am. Please remind your Red Devils to swing by the cafeteria for a donut.

It’s Time to Pay Your PTO Dues!


Thank you to everyone who has paid their PTO dues!

PTO dues are used to support speakers, enrichment activities, scholarships for students in need, and teacher appreciation events. PTO dues also pay for the online family directory.

Currently, every family has access to the online directory. However, beginning November 1st, only families who have paid their dues will have access to the online directory. All families who have not paid their dues received an email in October.

If you have not paid your dues, but would like to continue receiving access to the directory, please pay your dues by clicking here.

Thank you for your support!

Habits for Successful Students!


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Learn firsthand from the executive skills coaches at Wanzenberg & Associates the
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independence and success.  Tuesday November 19th, 7 PM 

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