Item Newsletter, Issue #3, September 19, 2021
We're off to a great start, Hubbard Woods! Now let's CELEBRATE!

Please join us for our Parent & Staff Party on Friday, October 1st! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with other HW parents and our amazing teachers and staff. It's been awhile since we've been able to socialize as a community, so we're looking forward to this chance for a fun night out together. We will enjoy a casual Oktoberfest themed evening under an outdoor tent at Westmoreland Country Club with great food and music. So book a sitter, buy your tickets and don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate our Hubbard Woods School Community!

Hubbard Woods School PTO
News and Notes
Looking Ahead
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW to Celebrate Oktoberfest with HWS Parents and Staff!

Join us for a night of fun and celebrating the Hubbard Woods community! This event is an opportunity to meet and mingle with other HW Parents and HW Staff members.

The 2021 Parent & Staff Party will be Friday, October 1 from 6:30-10:30PM. The event will be held in an outdoor tent at Westmoreland Country Club. Come in your casual attire (jeans are permitted) and enjoy great food and music.

Cost is $75 per person (includes two drink tickets). Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $10. Check out the FLYER for more information and CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS. Prost!
Picture Day
Tuesday, September 21

D36 School Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 21

Pizza Fun Lunch
Friday, September 24

Spirit Day
Friday, October 1

HW Parent Staff Party
Friday, October 1

Half Day AM (Conferences)
Thursday, October 14

No School (Conferences)
Friday, October 15
Smile! Picture Day is Tuesday, September 21  
We can’t wait to see your children’s smiling faces this September! 
Just like last year, all photos will be taken outside by a Stuart Rodgers photographer, maintaining appropriate physical distancing. There will be no classroom photos but Stuart Rodgers will be creating a classroom composite for those who order them. If the weather does not cooperate, we will reschedule for another date.  
A new change for this year! In years past, parents have received order forms ahead of Picture Day to be returned to the school. This year, there will be no order forms. Every child will have their photo taken. Then after Picture Day, Stuart Rodgers will email you a photo gallery from which you can pick your child’s photo and place an order. 
A Picture Retake Day is scheduled for October 26 for any children who miss Picture Day or who are unhappy with their original photo.  
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Becky Sanderson at

Click HERE for picture day info from Stuart Rodgers Photography.
Winnetka Parent Institute Zoom Workshop!

On Thursday, September 23 at 9:30AM the Winnetka Parent Institute will offer a zoom workshop focusing on social emotional well-being/learning. This is an interactive experience designed to provide parents and caregivers with the hands-on tools and experiences to help you get a taste of the full 12-hour program the District 36 faculty and staff will experience this fall. Learn introductory tools to reduce stress and experience greater overall well-being; develop the resilience needed to sustain high performance; and improve communication, collaboration and team performance.

Click HERE to RSVP to this Winnetka Parent Institute Event.
Hip Hop Class on Mondays After School!

Does your child love to dance? Chicago Loves Dance is proud to bring the art of dance directly to Hubbard Woods! The program is taught by Chicago Loves Dance Instructors and is open to students in Kindergarten through 4th grade. For more information, please see the program flyer.

Class runs Mondays from 2:45 - 3:45PM from Monday, September 27 through December 13. To register, email Cindy Leske at with your student's name, grade and teacher.
Register NOW for Session 1 of Chess-Ed’s Chess Enrichment Program

Registration for Session 1 of the after-school chess program is underway! The 12-week program takes place on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15PM starting Wednesday, September 22 through December 15.

The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to all Hubbard Woods students of all chess abilities.

To register, please visit For more information about the program, please see the program flyer. Chess-Ed is looking forward to seeing your CHESS ENTHUSIAST this Fall!
District News
Get to Know the Plans for the 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

Directory Spot is updated and available now! 

Directions for accessing Directory Spot can be found on the District 36 Central PTO website:

New and existing users login to Directory Spot with the email address provided during registration. Existing users may need to logout and re-login to see updated 2021-2022 school year information. New users should receive a welcome email so check your junk folder if nothing is received. New users will click “reset password” and follow the prompts. 

For questions regarding Directory Spot, please contact Leigh Sears at
Lunch Box
Kiddos lunches are underway and the kids are enjoying lunch. Click here to order today through December 16!

The deadline to add, change or cancel lunches is 12pm each Wednesday for the following week.
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.
Many thanks to Lindy Kelly, Meghan McKinney Miller and the Pizza Fun Lunch Committee for launching our PFL program and coordinating a new delivery system!

Thank you to Jessica Newell for picking some awesome new Spirit Wear items and organizing our sale. Thanks in advance to the Spirit Wear Committee for their distribution efforts when the gear is delivered! 
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 |