Item Newsletter, Issue #4, October 3, 2021
What a joy to see everyone having such a great time at our Parent and Staff Party! It was really nice to get together with old friends, meet new people and have a chance to socialize with our amazing staff. We are so grateful to Gina Gooden, Lisa Farrell, Meredith Mazur and their committee for creating such a wonderful opportunity for all of us to celebrate the Hubbard Woods School community. Many thanks to them and everyone who joined the festivities!
There will be many more events throughout the year to come together as a community. The next opportunity is coming up! Please join us for our second annual Hubbard Woods Fall Clean Up on Saturday, October 23. See details below and plan to come anytime that works for your family that day. We look forward to seeing you there!

Hubbard Woods School PTO
News and Notes
Looking Ahead
Hubbard Woods School Fall Clean Up is Saturday, October 23 from 9AM - 3PM!

Join us in sprucing up our beautiful school during the Hubbard Woods Fall Clean Up on Saturday, October 23 from 9AM - 3PM. Spend whatever amount of time your family has to help pull weeds, rake mulch, rake leaves and pick up any litter. BYOT (Bring Your Own Tools!) such as weeders, rakes, trowels, brooms and gloves for little and big hands alike - children are encouraged to help! Rain date is Sunday, October 24. See you there!
Half Day AM - 11:30AM Dismissal for Conferences
Thursday, October 14

No School - Conferences
Friday, October 15

D36 Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 19

Picture Retake Day
Tuesday, October 26

Modified Ghost Walk
Friday, October 29
It's Almost Time to Explore with World Travelers!

Get ready to have some fun learning about Colombia with the Shideler family! 

The World Travelers program is a special Hubbard Woods tradition which has taken on various forms over time. Our first World Travelers experience will be the week of October 18. We will not be serving lunches this year but have many special experiences in store! Students will have opportunities at school and through Schoology posts to learn about a particular country for a given week three times throughout the year. Parents will also be provided with optional activities to do at home with your family. Stay tuned for more details on our first "trip" to Colombia!
Crossing Guards Needed!

The Winnetka Public Schools is looking for additional Crossing Guards at key intersections to help our students safely get to and from school. This is a great opportunity for a community member interested in making a positive impact while earning some additional income. The District is looking for applicants who can commit daily as well as those who are interested in daily subbing as needed. Training will be provided in partnership with the Winnetka Police Department.

Please Click here see the job posting on the District's website for additional information.
Picture Retake Day
Picture Retake Day will be Tuesday, October 26 for any children who missed Picture Day or who are unhappy with their original photo.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Becky Sanderson at
Rah, Rah for Hubbard Woods!
Our fall spirit wear sale was a huge success! We raised over $1400 for our PTO. Thank you for your support! Spirit wear items will be arriving in mid-October and will be distributed by the teachers, directly to the students to take home.
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
District News
Next D36 School Board Meeting:
Tuesday, October 19, at 7:15 PM at the Carleton Washburne Resource Center

To visit D36, Click Here
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.
Our next pizza fun lunches will be Friday, October 8 and Friday, November 5.

Click here for Pizza Fun Lunch Info and dates.
A super HUGE thank you to Gina Gooden, Lisa Farrell, Meredith Mazur and the Parent/Staff Party Committee for creatively coming up with such a fantastic way for our parents and staff to enjoy a fun night out together to celebrate the Hubbard Woods School community!

Many thanks to Becky Sanderson and the Picture Day Committee for working with Stuart Rodgers and the school to facilitate a very successful Picture Day!
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 |