Item Newsletter, Issue #12
Thank you for the incredible clothing donations to Cradles to Crayons for our Month of Service Learning! Over the next two weeks, students will be sorting the clothes and delivering them directly to Cradles to Crayons in the city. Thank you to those who have signed up to volunteer! Be sure to read the Month of Service Learning section below for Action Items and Volunteer Opportunities!

We had a fun-filled night of paddle action and socializing last Friday! Thank you to all who joined in the Parent Paddle Party, we hope you had a great time and met some new friends.

Hubbard Woods School PTO
Month of Service Learning at HWS

The Month of Service and Learning is off to a great start at Hubbard Woods! Read below for Action Items and Volunteer Opportunities. Click HERE for more detailed volunteer and registration information.

  • 2-4th grade parents need to REGISTER THEIR CHILD HERE for the on-site field trip (using the class codes below) AND SIGN THE PERMISSION SLIP HERE. Tomorrow is the deadline for registration!
  • 2-4th grade on-site parent volunteers needed - sign up to VOLUNTEER HERE AND REGISTER PARENT HERE
  • **All on-site volunteers (parents & students) need to be registered**
  • Chaperones are NOT riding the buses downtown and will need to provide their own transportation.
  • K & 1st grade in-school parent volunteers needed 2/13 - sign up to VOLUNTEER HERE
  • All-grades in-school sorting parent volunteers needed 2/6-2/8 - sign up to VOLUNTEER HERE 

Please use the class codes below when registering children and parent volunteers:
2/14 Rhyne: a0R3b00000aPDXE
2/15 AM Shull & Bulan: a0R3b00000aPDXJ
2/15 PM Ellis & Rosinski: a0R3b00000aPDXY
2/16 AM Spiekerman & Tropp: a0R3b00000aPDXT
2/16 PM Lee & Amaral: a0R3b00000aPDXd
2/17 Rorick & Affrunti: a0R3b00000aPDXi
News and Notes
Looking Ahead
World Travelers!

Get ready for your next trip with World Travelers as we visit the Netherlands!

Join us as we journey to the Netherlands with HW parent, Marlijn van Vilsteren. We’ll discover the unique and exciting culture as we learn about their customs, people, entertainment, and art. 

World Travelers will take place the week of February 27. Programming will take place during school hours and sign ups are not required for participation. Stay tuned for more details to come!
Join the PTO Nominating Committee!

The PTO needs 8-10 parents to help out ONE TIME at our Nominating Committee Zoom Meeting on Thursday, February 23 from 12:00-1:00pm.

We will discuss each role's responsibilities and brainstorm names to nominate for the open positions for the 2023-2024 Hubbard Woods PTO Executive Committee:

Vice President (commitment to become President following year)
Vice President Programs (new position - one year commitment)
Assistant Treasurer (commitment to become Treasurer following year)
Assistant Communications (commitment to become Communications Chair following year)
Secretary (one year commitment)

Please email Nissa Cox by February 17 to join the Nominating Committee Zoom Meeting on February 23, to nominate yourself for a position or with any questions.
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is March 6-10!

Our very own Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is coming up March 6-10. Throughout the week, we'll provide our teachers and staff with surprises of special treats, lunches and notes of appreciation.

We will need YOUR HELP to make this a success.

Be on the lookout for more information on how you can get involved and donate. Please email 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.
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.

Thank you to Michelle Cullen, Stephanie Wheat, Margaret Reynolds and our Social Committee for organizing a fantastic Parent Paddle Party!

Thank you to Jessalyn Garvey for working with our teachers/staff in organizing the wonderful Month of Service Learning!

Thank you to Nissa Cox and Jenni Healy for organizing and preparing the IdeaLab for clothes sorting!

Thank you to our Custodial team for keeping our school walkways clear of ice and snow!
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,
No School - Conferences
Thursday, February 9

No School - Conferences
Friday, February 10

Pizza Fun Lunch
Friday, February 17

No School - Teacher Institute Day
Monday, February 20
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.

New to Marlas ordering? Click here for instructions on how to sign up for Marla's lunches!
Our next Pizza Fun Lunch will be Friday, February 17.
Click here for Pizza Fun Lunch Info and dates.

*Please confirm your PFL orders for the second half of the year. We had several children who thought they were signed up, but are not on Marla's list.
Save the Date: Mayfest 2023

Please mark your calendars for Mayfest, scheduled for Sunday, May 21, 2023!

Mayfest is the biggest blacktop extravaganza of the school year and our annual carnival-themed fundraiser. Mayfest is a 40+ year tradition featuring rides, games, and an exciting raffle.

Our Mayfest Committee has started planning; stay tuned for more information as the date approaches!
Did you know?

  • Winnetka Public Schools now features Podcasts called: Winnetka Voices. Click here to check them out!

  • Hubbard Woods School's Town Hall meetings were featured during the last School Board meeting. Congrats to those who presented, well done! 

  • The WPSF sponsored Carlson Event was a fantastic event, which featured teacher panels on project based learning and the new literacy curriculum. If you couldn't attend this year, you should try next year!
District News
Next D36 School Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 21, at 7:15 PM at Carlton Washburne School Resource Center.

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.
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