Item Newsletter, Issue #14
This week is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week! Our PTO committee is showering our teachers and staff with a week of extra treats thanks to your generous donations. 

Monday - Breakfast from Corner Bakery
Tuesday - Coffee/drinks/snacks, Hubbard Woods notepad with coffee card
Wednesday - Cookies with the Hubbard Woods raccoon from Lawrence Deans, lunch from Hometown
Thursday - Smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, teachers' doors will be decorated with student notes/grams.
Friday - Large Hubbard Woods heart donuts from DB3 with fruit and gift cards.

Please consider writing a note of appreciation to your child's teacher, associate and/or supportive staff (i.e. related arts, speech, custodians, administration and more). Our teachers and staff create the wonderful school environment that our children experience daily. They think and prepare for our children well beyond their school hours and support us, as parents, as well. 

Let's show them our appreciation!

Hubbard Woods School PTO
News and Notes
Looking Ahead
World Travelers "Trip" to the Netherlands!
If you missed the week of World Travelers to the Netherlands, be sure to check out the details on our website.
After School Programs Spring Sessions

MONDAYS - Hip Hop - 2:45PM-3:45PM from April 4 to May 22. Open to all grades. To register click here.

TUESDAYS - Taekwondo - 3:15PM-4:00PM from March 7 to May 30. Open to all grades. To register, click here.

WEDNESDAYS - Chess Wizards - 3:15PM-4:15PM from March 22 to May 24. Open to all grades. To register, click here. For more information, see the flyer.

THURSDAYS - Amazing Minds - 3:15PM-4:15PM from April 6 - June 8. Open to 1st and 2nd grade students. Register here.

For more information and updates on programs, please check our website.
We need your help!

As Hubbard Woods School gets ready for a summer of construction and improvements, teachers will need support in a variety of ways. Please use the Google form to sign up to volunteer. More details to follow in coming weeks.
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!
Green Team Tips

  • Stickers/labels are not generally compostable because of the adhesive on them. Remove stickers from all fruit, bags, and other before composting. Or recycle paper bags with stickers.
  • The realm of hard plastics that is recyclable is MUCH narrower than we used to think. Focus on recycling BOTTLES, JARS, JUGS, and TUBS. Most other hard plastics, like utensils, straws, sushi boxes, fruit/sandwich clamshells, etc. are not recyclable.
  • When in doubt, throw it out! Don’t wishcycle or try to compost anything that is not organic. If you’re not sure where something goes, play it safe, put it in landfill and ask our Green team!
WPSF Phone-A-Thon Fundraiser Is Coming Soon!

On March 12, Winnetka Public Schools Foundation (WPSF) Board members will be reaching out to D36 parents and community members by phone, text, and email in order to secure donations for the coming year. Every donation can make a difference in our schools and for our community! Donate online by March 11 to “Beat the Call!” With your support, WPSF can continue to provide our teachers with the resources they need to bring creativity to the curriculum while enhancing the learning experience for all Winnetka D36 students.
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 Marlijn, Julius and Reinier van Vilsteren for creating an exciting and informative World Traveler video about the Netherlands!

Thank you to the World Travelers Committee, including Maria Shideler and Karly Matthews, for organizing a great week of learning all about the Netherlands. 

An extra thank you to Shale Horstmann for coordinating the Dutch pancake lunch with Marlas!

Thank you to Jenni Healy and Lisa Farrell and the Teacher & Staff Appreciation committee for all of the planning that has gone into the week of appreciation!
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
March 6-10

Kindergarten Moms' Night Out
Wednesday, March 8

Pizza Fun Lunch
Friday, March 24

Spring Break
March 25 - March 31

School reopens
Monday, April 3

No School - religious holiday
Friday, April 7

Pizza Fun Lunch
Friday, April 14
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, March 24.
Click here for Pizza Fun Lunch Info and dates.
District News
Next D36 School Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 21, at 7:15 PM at Carlton Washburne School Resource Center.

To visit D36, Click Here

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

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to come anytime during school hours to check the lost and found rack in the front lobby, or remind your student to check.
The Hubbard Woods School PTO is on Instagram!

Follow us @hubbardwoodspto for the latest school activities!

Please note the account is private, so please request to follow.
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,
Hubbard Woods PTO |