Item Newsletter, Issue #1, August 22, 2021
Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

We hope your family had a wonderful summer with all sorts of fun and relaxing times together. Now it's that time of year to put away the beach bags and get out the backpacks! 

There are a lot of special events and instructions for this week, so please take note of the information below. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are happy to help!

Wishing you all a smooth week ahead! We look forward to meeting new families and reconnecting with friends in the coming days. See you soon!   

Hubbard Woods School PTO

P.S. If you would like another email address added to our PTO email distribution list, please email us at hwitemeditor@gmail.com. This "Item" newsletter comes out every other Sunday to the email address of the parent listed as the primary contact at registration. The same goes for email blast reminders sent out as needed.
News and Notes
Looking Ahead
Back-to-School Schedule
 
Grades K-4 - SHORTENED FIRST DAY
Wednesday, August 25
Doors Open 8:30am - 11:25am

Regular School Hours will begin on Thursday, August 26.The schedule is as follows:

Kindergarten:
Monday - Early Release Day
8:37 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
2:10 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Mondays (Extended Play hours for families that have enrolled)
Tuesdays through Fridays:
8:37 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
2:10 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (Extended Play hours for families that have enrolled)

Grades 1-4:
Monday - Early Release Day
8:37 a.m. - 2:45pm
Tuesdays through Fridays:
8:37 a.m. - 3:15pm
It's Not Too Late to make your Back to School Payments!

The deadline to pay for School Supplies, Pizza Fun Lunch and to contribute to the Staff Gifts is Friday, September 3! See the Hubbard Woods PTO Website for detailed information about each Back to School purchase and to make payments.

*Please note, Yearbook orders have been moved to the spring.*
New Family/Buddy Family Popsicle Play Date
Tuesday, August 24
10:00-10:45 AM

Teacher Meet and Greets Tuesday, August 24
10:45-11:30AM

D36 Welcome Back to School Concert Event
Tuesday, August 24
4:00-6:00PM

First Day of School, 1/2 Day
Wednesday, August 25
8:37-11:25AM

Parent Welcome Coffee
Wednesday, August 25 8:30-9:30AM

First Full Day of School
Thursday, August 26 8:37AM-3:15PM

Sprit Day
Friday, September 3

SpiritWear Sale Begins
Friday, September 3

No School
Monday, September 6 and Tuesday, September 7

HW Parent Staff Party
Friday, October 1
Don't Miss these fun Back to School events with the PTO!

Be sure to pop in for these fun opportunities to meet other HWS parents and celebrate the start of a new school year!

The 2021 New Family/Buddy Family Popsicle Play Date, Tuesday, August 24, from 10:00-10:45 AM at the Hubbard Woods School Playground. We invite all new to the school families and their buddy families to meet at the playground for popsicles and fun before the teacher meet and greets.

After seeing the children off on their first day, you are invited enjoy a cup of coffee and a chance to say hello to other HW parents. Meet in front of the school on Wednesday, August 25 from 8:30-9:30AM.
Smile for the First Day of School!

Yearbook will be outside photographing on the first day of school! If you are interested in joining us as your child’s classroom photographer, please let your room parent know! Classroom photographers simply snap photos during regularly scheduled visits to school and submit them to Yearbook. It is a fun way to make and preserve memories for your child’s class!

Yearbook questions? Please contact editors, Alicia Rosauer at alicia@unisonhome.com or Nicole Roberts at nicole.danielle.roberts@gmail.com. Thank you!
World Travelers Help Needed!

Do you love international travel? The PTO needs your help! The beloved HWS tradition of World Travelers needs volunteers to continue the program.

We need volunteers to help plan and coordinate 3 international travelogues that take our students on adventures to worldly destinations. Travelogues are presented to students over a week in October, January and April.

Have questions, or want to become involved? Please email Nissa Cox.
Hubbard Woods Spirit Day!

The First Hubbard Woods Spirit Day is Friday, September 3! Spirit Day is the first Friday of every month, and an opportunity for all students and staff to rock their Hubbard Woods pride by wearing the school colors of blue and white, or wear Hubbard Woods SpiritWear!

If you need to purchase SpiritWear, the sale begins on Friday, September 3. Watch for an email blast with link in your inbox.
Rah, Rah, Rah For Our Volunteers!

A huge thank you to all the families who cared for Aunt Ruth's Garden this summer. Take a look at the bountiful harvest when you are at the school this week!

Many thanks to the parents and students who volunteered to serve as tour guides for new families. Our new families appreciated the opportunity to see Hubbard Woods on the inside!
Mark your Calendars for Octoberfest!

Save the date for the Hubbard Woods Parent & Staff Party on Friday, October 1. The event will be at Westmoreland Country Club in an outdoor tent. More details to follow!
School Directory Information

Wondering about how you can get contact info for your child's classroom families or D36 families? There is one D36 online directory for all District 36 schools.

Your access will be available in mid to late September -- watch for updates and instructions! Until the new directory is updated, last year's information will be in Directory Spot.

Due to parent privacy rules, the PTO (including room parents) cannot share class lists or parent information prior to the directory being made available.
District News
Get to Know the Plans for the New School Year!

In order to prepare for the return to school this year, the district created a planning guide. Please review the guide carefully. Find the District guide here.
Next D36 School Board Meeting:
Tuesday, 9/21, at 7:15 PM at the Carleton Washburne Resource Center

To visit D36, Click Here
Lunch Info
Kiddos Lunch program  begins on Monday, August 30, for those who placed their orders by Noon on August 25. The deadline to add, change or cancel lunches is 12pm each Wednesday for the following week. Click here to order today!
The first Pizza Fun Lunch will be on Friday, September 10. Pizza Fun Lunch is a PTO fundraiser that allows students to enjoy Domino's cheese pizza and a side on select Fridays throughout the school year.

Click here for Pizza Fun Lunch Info and dates.
Community News
Calling all 1st and 2nd Graders! Amazing Minds is an afterschool activity on Thursdays that is back at HWS! See the attached FLYER for details about the program.
About the PTO
The HW PTO involves parents and teachers working together on behalf of the school and students. To become involved please contact: the Hubbard Woods PTO or visit the PTO Sign Up Genius.

You can also reach out to:
President - Nissa Cox
Vice President - Anne Babick

To learn more about the Central PTO, which supports all three elementary schools and Skokie-Washburne,
Hubbard Woods PTO | www.hubbardwoods36pto.org