Item Newsletter, Issue #5, October 17, 2021
Happy Fall! Those hot, first few days of school feel like a long time ago now that the leaves are falling and cooler weather has arrived. We hope the beginning of the school year has gone smoothly for your family and that everyone is feeling positive about the year ahead! 

There are a variety of events coming up! Look for information below about World Travelers, New Parent Coffee, Fall Clean Up, Ghost Walk, and Yoga. Some are old favorites, some are new ideas, some are informative and some are just for fun but we hope ALL will help provide a sense of community for everyone at Hubbard Woods. We look forward to sharing these experiences with you. Hope you will join us!

Hubbard Woods School PTO
News and Notes
Looking Ahead
Travel to Colombia with World Travelers!

Join us this week as World Travelers takes us on a week long journey to Colombia. Students will learn about the country's rich traditions - from music and dance to food and FUTBOL!

There is no need to sign up for World Travelers this time, as all students will be able to experience Colombia! The Hubbard Woods entryway will be transformed, immersing students in local wildlife, art and more. Throughout the week, our very own Maria Shideler will be stopping by Spanish classes to share a travelogue presentation on Colombia. Using Schoology, students can submit any questions on Colombia on Flipgrid and check Nearpod for a quiz to see what you've learned. We'll pick one winner from each grade to receive a World Travelers Prize Pack!

Want to join in on the fun at home? Check Schoology where you'll find everything you need to dance along to a playlist of Colombian music, check out a map of local Colombian businesses or learn how to make Colombian arepas for a tasty treat! We're making it easy by providing the main ingredient. Click here to request the ingredient by this Wednesday, October 20. Have trouble accessing Schoology? No problem! Keep your eyes peeled for an email later this week with links. 

We look forward to traveling with you and your children!
World Travelers Week
October 18-22

New Parent Coffee
Wednesday, October 20 8:30-9:30AM

HW Family Fall Clean Up
Saturday, October 23

Picture Retake Day
Tuesday, October 26

Ghost Walk
Friday, October 29
Grades K-1 1:40-2:10PM
Grades 2-4 2:15-2:40PM

No School- Staff In-Service
Monday, November 1

Fall Event-Yoga Sculpt
Friday, November 12

Book Fair
Wednesday, November 17 2:00-8:00PM
Thursday, November 18
HW New Parent Coffee

Are you a new family to Hubbard Woods school? Now that the school year is in full swing, maybe you have some questions or feel ready to meet some other new families.

The PTO and New Family Welcome Committee are hosting a New Parent Coffee for families that started in the 2020-21 or 2021-22 School Years on Wednesday, October 20 from 8:30-9:30 AM at Mann Park, the triangle park across from the school at the Burr/Laurel/Vine intersection.
Come for coffee and conversation with Principal Beth Carmody and other HW Parents. Hope you can join us! Contact Hubbard Woods PTO with questions.
Hubbard Woods School Fall Clean Up is Saturday, October 23 from 9AM - 3PM!

Join us in sprucing up our beautiful school during the Annual Hubbard Woods Fall Clean Up on Saturday, October 23 from 9AM - 3PM. Click HERE to sign up for a time and area to clean up and get it on your calendar.

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!
School Picture Reminders!
Just a reminder to order your child's school pictures online from Stuart-Rodgers Photography by Tuesday, October 19 to take advantage of free shipping! You should have received an email with your child's school pictures directly from Stuart-Rodgers Photography.

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.
Hubbard Woods Halloween Celebrations!

The beloved HW tradition of the Ghost Walk is back this year! The Ghost Walk is a parade of HW students around the school dressed in their Halloween costumes, with parents watching from the sidelines. The Ghost Walk will be Friday, October 29 with schedule of: Grades K-1 will parade from 1:40-2:10PM and Grades 2-4 will parade from 2:15-2:45PM.

Stay tuned for details from teachers and room parents for specific classroom celebrations.
Join the PTO for Yoga Sculpt!

In lieu of the annual Fall Luncheon, the PTO is planning an outdoor Yoga Sculpt class on Friday, November 12 at 8:45AM on the turf at Skokie Playfields. Everyone from our Hubbard Woods parent community is welcome and the class is free! We will enjoy coffee and treats after class for a chance to socialize.

Yoga Sculpt is a total mind-body workout for ALL fitness levels. The class will be set to energizing music and designed to tone and sculpt every major muscle group by combining plyometrics, strength training and Vinyasa-style yoga. This class will get your mind focused and your heart pumping!

Bring your own yoga mat, optional hand weights (one or two sets of 3-10 pound weights are recommended), water, and a towel. Please contact Gina Gooden with any questions. To RSVP, contact
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
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. The District is looking for applicants who can commit daily.

Please Click here see the job posting on the District's website for additional information.
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 Lunch will be Friday, November 5. FYI-There is NO PFL on 10/22 or 10/29.

Click here for Pizza Fun Lunch Info and dates.
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,
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