Item Newsletter, Issue #10
Winter Showcase
Food drive
Dads serving pizza fun lunch
Happy New Year!

The Winter Showcase was such a special treat for our school community. We are incredibly grateful to our students, staff and parent volunteers for the creativity, time, ingenuity, work, and energy that was dedicated to this project. It was a wonderful example of progressive education and the meaningful learning experiences that our children benefit from at Hubbard Woods School. 

We hope everyone is feeling rejuvenated after Winter Break and excited to return to school tomorrow. We have fun events scheduled for January, including a month-long service project and a parent paddle party, so mark your calendars!

Hubbard Woods School PTO
News and Notes
Looking Ahead
Month of Service-Learning at HWS

Kicked off by Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Hubbard Woods students will engage in a month of service-learning, focusing on community and dignity. In conjunction with this school-wide curriculum, all students will take part in service projects benefiting Cradles to Crayons. In school, students will create “well-wish notes” — notes and drawings of encouragement that accompany each clothing pack distributed by Cradles to Crayons. Secondly, students will sort and quality-check donations. Lastly, grades 2-4 will volunteer in person at the organization’s Giving Factory in Chicago. Please expect more details from Beth Carmody and your student’s teacher in the coming weeks. 

Jan 17- Feb 3: Cradles to Crayons Donation Drive at HWS
Week of Jan 30: Students create well-wish notes at HWS
Week of Feb 6: Students sort and quality check donated items at HWS
Feb 14-17: Grades 2-4 volunteer at Cradles to Crayons (*Volunteers needed, sign up HERE)

We need your help!! DONATE new and like-new clothing, newborn thru 12yrs, details here: Click HERE for items that are accepted. Donations can be dropped in marked bins in the entrance lobby starting January 17.

VOLUNTEER in-person with students at Cradles to Crayons. We need a lot of parent volunteers to support this effort! Dates, times, classroom assignments, and volunteer openings can be found HERE.
Hubbard Woods
Parent Paddle Party!

Join us for this fun outdoor social event from 6:30PM-9:30PM on Friday, January 27 at Skokie Country Club. $50/person includes paddle tennis, dinner and 2 drinks (wine or beer). You can purchase additional drink tickets with cash the night of the event ($10 per additional drink ticket).

This event is limited to 80 people, so purchase tickets now and we will send additional details later! Feel free to come out even if you don't play paddle - with indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pit, it's sure to be a fun night of socializing!

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Email with any questions.
The Hubbard Woods School PTO is on Instagram! We are very excited to offer an additional resource to our Hubbard Woods School community for school events.

Follow us @hubbardwoodspto for the latest school activities!

Please note the account is private, so please request to follow.
School Resumes
Monday, January 9

Pizza Fun Lunch & Spirit Day
Friday, January 13

No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 16

PTO Social Event - Parent Paddle Party
Friday, January 27 @
Skokie Country Club
The Book Fair is still
open online!

Thank you to all who visited and purchased books at our Book Fair! With your help, we raised over $4,750 for the HW Resource Center which will go towards refreshing RC furniture and books!!

If you missed the fair, you can shop online and support Hubbard Woods School all year long. Simply shop at, and list Hubbard Woods School at checkout.
After School Programs Winter Sessions

TUESDAYS - After School Sports (3rd Grade) 3:15PM-4PM from January 10 to March 14. To register, click here.

WEDNESDAYS - Chess Wizards - 3:15PM-4:15PM from January 11 to March 15. To register, click here. For more information, see flyer.

WEDNESDAYS - After School Sports (4th Grade) 3:15PM-4PM from January 11 to March 15. To register, click here.

THURSDAYS - Amazing Minds - 3:15PM-4:15PM from January 12 to March 23. Register here.

More information is on our website.
The Green Team Presents...the TREX Plastic Film Challenge 

Each year Go Green Winnetka and all District 36 schools participate in this program, which enlists schools to collect plastic bags and wrap, which are then recycled and made into alternate wood products. The Challenge runs now through April 15, with winners announced on Earth Day. 

During this time, bins are placed at D36 schools to collect the *plastics listed below. 
Grocery bags; bread bags; case overwrap (e.g. water, soda and juice bottles); dry cleaning bags; newspaper sleeves; ice bags; wood pellet bags; Ziplock and other reclosable bags; produce bags; bubble wrap; salt bags; and cereal bags

*Please note, all plastics must be clean, dry, and free of food residue. 

More information about the program can be found here and here.

Contact with any questions.
Online Registration Open for Incoming Kindergarteners & New Students for the 2023-2024 School Year

Registration for incoming kindergarteners and students new to The Winnetka Public Schools in 2023-2024 is now open on the District website. Children who will be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2023, are eligible to enroll.

Children will not be considered enrolled until both the online and paper portion of registration has been completed and residency documentation is verified. If you have any questions, please contact the District Office at 847-446-9400.

Thank you to Jessalyn Garvey for organizing the New Trier Food Pantry drive and for all our families' generous donations!

Thank you to all of the dads who served Pizza Fun Lunch!

Thank you to Katie King for organizing and preparing our school's Lost & Found items for donation!

Thank you to the parent volunteers who assisted with Winter Showcase set up!
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 - Anne Babick
Vice President - Jessalyn Garvey

To learn more about the Central PTO, which supports all three elementary schools and Skokie-Washburne,
District News
Next D36 School Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 31, at 7:15 PM at Crow Island School

To visit D36, Click Here
District Partners
Click here to access district partner Family Action Network's (FAN) website for information about events to provide the latest insights on education and more.
Click here for district partner the Alliance's Fall/Winter 2022 Newsletter and to learn more about the organization’s offerings for families.
Lunch Box
Marlas Brown Bag lunches are underway and the kids are enjoying lunch. Click here to order!

The deadline to add, change or cancel lunches is 12pm each Wednesday for the following week.
Our next Pizza Fun Lunch will be Friday, January 13.
Click here for Pizza Fun Lunch Info and dates.
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