Item Newsletter, Issue #5
Thank you to all of the parents and staff who were able to join the Parent & Staff Party on Friday! It was a beautiful evening to get together to celebrate our Hubbard Woods School community. The ambiance was great, food was delicious and company was the best! We are so grateful to Carolyn Withey, Julie McCauley, Lyn Aleshire and their committee for creating such a wonderful opportunity for all of us to get together. There are a variety of events coming up. Look for information below about World Travelers, a New Family Coffee, Fall Clean Up and our annual Ghost Walk. We look forward to sharing these experiences with you!
News and Notes
Looking Ahead
Principal Appreciation Week is October 16-22!

Please join the PTO in celebrating MRS. CARMODY! We are grateful for Principal Carmody's commitment and dedication to our school community. She puts our children and the HW Staff at the forefront of every decision and works hard to create a happy, safe and loving school environment. Let's show her our appreciation!

There will be a decorated box in the school's front lobby all week to drop notes, pictures, etc. from you and your children. Students can bring anything with them to school and place it in the box and/or you are welcome to drop off anything during school hours. Or perhaps you'd like to send an email ( to show your gratitude. Thank you for showing Principal Carmody your appreciation, in any form, this week!
It's Almost Time to Explore with World Travelers!

Get ready to have some fun learning about South Korea with the Chung 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 24. World Travelers programming will take place during school hours and sign ups are not required for participation. Stay tuned for more details on our first "trip" to South Korea!
Hubbard Woods Halloween Celebrations!

The annual Ghost Walk will be held on Monday, October 31 with the Kindergarten parade at 9:00AM and Grades 1-4 at 1:00PM. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join on the blacktop around the track for this school tradition. Be on the lookout for more details from Beth Carmody and stay tuned for details from teachers and room parents for specific classroom celebrations.
Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day will be Tuesday, October 25 for any children who missed Picture Day or who are unhappy with their original photo.
D36 School Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 18

Pizza Fun Lunch
Friday, October 21

New Family Coffee
Friday, October 21

Fall Clean Up
Saturday, October 22

World Travelers
Monday, October 24

Picture Retake Day
Tuesday, October 25

Ghost Walk
Monday, October 31
9:00AM Kindergarten
1:00PM 1st-4th Grades

No School, Teacher Institute Day
Tuesday, November 1

Pizza Fun Lunch
Friday, November 4

No School, Election Day
Tuesday, November 8

Bernie's Book Drive
November 7-18

Hubbard Woods Book Fair
Wednesday, November 16 (2-8PM)
Thursday, November 17 (8-10AM)
Missing Anything? Check out the Lost and Found in the school lobby!
Unity Spirit Week!

All five Winnetka schools will be participating in Unity Spirit Week, starting on Monday, October 17.

As part of Winnetka Public Schools' ongoing anti-bullying efforts and in observance of National Bullying Prevention Month, students and staff of Hubbard Woods School will engage in shared experiences around themes of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Check out the flyer here. Each day, we encourage your child to partake in our district-wide Unity Spirit Week:

October 17 - Meet and Greet Monday: Wear your Hubbard Woods spirit wear or colors (turquoise and white)
October 18 - Peace, Love and Tie Dye Tuesday: Celebrate peace, love, and unity and show off some tie dye or peace inspired clothing!
October 19 - Wear Orange Wednesday: Wear orange in solidarity with National Unity Day.
October 20 - Be an Upstander Thursday: Dress in your pajamas and put bullying to bed!
October 21 - Fan Friday: Rep your favorite sports team jersey, apparel or uniform to show we are a team.
Are You a New Hubbard Woods School Family?

Please join us for a New Family coffee on Friday, October 21 from 8:30AM-10:00AM in Mann Park. We will have time to chat casually and ask a School Board member any questions you may have about the upcoming Referendum. If you have not been paired with a Buddy Family, please reach out to
Hubbard Woods Book Fair Coming Soon! 
The Hubbard Woods Book Fair will be held  November 16-17. It's a wonderful opportunity to purchase books and gifts to raise money for our Resource Center. Last year's Book Fair proceeds were used to purchase many new non-fiction books for the RC.

In conjunction with the Book Fair, we are also holding a Bernie's Book Drive from November 7-18. Make room for new books by donating no longer needed picture books, board books, recent non-fiction and chapter books for ages birth through 6th grade. See the flyer for more info!

Stay tuned for more details!
Directory Spot is updated and available now! 

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

For questions regarding Directory Spot, please contact Sarah Sims at
HW Spiritwear!

The weather is getting chilly - buy your cozy Spiritwear now! Remember our spiritwear shop is open all year, click here to shop!
Many thanks to Carolyn Withey, Julie McCauley, Lyn Aleshire and their committee for organizing a beautiful evening for our Parent & Staff Party!
District News
2022 Downsized Capital Improvement Plan: Referendum

Interested in learning more about how Hubbard Woods will be impacted by the upcoming referendum on the November 8 vote? Please visit here for more information and see below for upcoming informational sessions.

In person:Monday, October 17 at 9:30AM (Crow Island School); Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30PM (Hubbard Woods School); and Wednesday October 26 at 6:30PM (Crow Island School).

Virtual: Tuesday, November 1 at 12PM - Zoom link here

To request a mail-in ballot for the upcoming November 8 election, please Click Here.
Next D36 School Board Meeting:
Tuesday, October 18, at 7:15 PM at Crow Island School.

To visit D36, Click Here
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.
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. The next Pizza Fun Lunch is October 21.

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 - 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 |