Item Newsletter, Issue #6, November 1, 2021
The last two weeks of October have included a fantastic World Travelers experience, a welcoming New Parent Coffee, a very productive Fall Clean Up and a fun day of Halloween festivities! Thank you to everyone who assisted and participated.

November, here we come! Please join us for an outdoor Yoga Sculpt class on Friday, November 12 with a chance to socialize a bit afterwards and for our annual Book Fair on November 17-18. We are excited to be offering both in person and online shopping experiences this year. Looking forward to seeing you at these events!

Hubbard Woods School PTO
News and Notes
Looking Ahead
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 HW PTO.
Navigating Difficult Conversations
Thursday, November 4 9:30-10:30

Spirit Day- Show your HW Pride by wearing spirit wear or blue!
Friday, November 5

Fall Event-Yoga Sculpt
Friday, November 12
8:45AM

Book Fair
Wednesday, November 17 2:00-8:00PM
Thursday, November 18
8:00-10:00AM

No School-Thanksgiving Holiday
November 22-26
Pumpkin Composting

In a continuing effort to expand environmental initiatives, the Village of Winnetka is hosting a one-day pumpkin collection on Wednesday, November 3 from 9:00AM-1:00PM. Residents are encouraged to bring in pumpkins for the Village to properly dispose of, limiting the amount brought to landfills. Drop off at the Municipal Yards Facility at 1390 Willow Road. Please remove any solid waste (candles, bags, etc.). Click HERE for more information.
Family Education Opportunities

Please join in the following events from the Winnetka Parents Institute and district partner, the Alliance for Early Childhood.

The Navigating Difficult Conversations webinar is on Thursday, November 4 at 9:30AM. Join for an interactive experience that will provide attendees with strategies and reflections meant to support productive communication practices. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Kelly Tess (Asst. Superintendent) and our own Principal, Beth Carmody. Click here for more information and to RSVP to this Winnetka Parents Institute Event.

The Alliance for Early Childhood’s Let's Play! At the Farm, Saturday, November 13, 10:00AM, at Historic Wagner Farm. Bring your family, and Let’s Play! Learn more and register here. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public. Visit www.theallianceforec.org to learn more.
The Hubbard Woods Book Fair is Coming Soon!

The Hubbard Woods Book Fair will be held November 17 and 18. It's a wonderful opportunity to purchase books and gifts to raise money for our Resource Center. Opportunities will be available to shop online and in person this year.

We will also be holding a Book Drive to benefit Bernie's Book Bank. Please start collecting your new and gently used children’s books (birth-6th grade reading level). More information coming soon!
Kudos

A huge thank you to Maria Shideler and the World Travelers committee for providing such special opportunities for us to learn about Colombia!

Many thanks to Anne Babick for coordinating the Fall Clean Up and to all the families who came out to help!

We're grateful for the Room Parents and classroom parent volunteers who assisted the teachers in creating fun classroom Halloween celebrations!
District News
Next D36 School Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 16, at 7:15 PM at the Carleton Washburne Resource Center

To visit D36, Click Here
From District Partner Family Action Network (FAN)

For upcoming events, access FAN’s website here.
Click HERE for district partner the Alliance's Fall/Winter 2021 Newsletter to learn more about the organization’s offerings to families.
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.
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,
Hubbard Woods PTO | www.hubbardwoods36pto.org