Item Newsletter, Issue #6
30+ Families, 30+ Refuse Bags and a 17.8lb pumpkin! Thank you to all of the families who came out to help clean up our school and put Aunt Ruth's Garden to bed. We grew a 17.8lb pumpkin and Patrick Buckley, HW Kindergartener, made the closest guess of 17lb in our pumpkin weighing contest, congrats! 

Don't miss the Chung family's beautiful presentation on South Korea! You can find a link to the presentation here. We are grateful that our children can learn more about the South Korean culture through our World Traveler's Program. Thank you to the World Travelers Committee and the Chung Family!
News and Notes
Looking Ahead
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 1:15PM. 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. If you would like to donate any leftover Halloween candy, there will be a donation box in the lobby!
The Hubbard Woods School PTO is now on Instagram! We are very excited to offer an additional resource to our Hubbard Woods School community for school events.

Follow us @hubbardwoodspto for the latest school activities!

Please note the account is private, so please request to follow.
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.

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

Please remember there is no school on November 8, Election Day!

Ghost Walk
Monday, October 31
9:00AM Kindergarten
1:15PM 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)

Pizza Fun Lunch
Friday, November 18
Missing Anything? Check out the Lost and Found in the school lobby!
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. Sign up here for a volunteer slot!

To clear your shelves for new books from the Hubbard Woods Book Fair, the Book Fair Committee has arranged for a Children's Book Drive benefiting Bernie's Book Bank. From November 7-18, bring in your gently used children's books (birth-6th grade reading level) for donation during our book drive. Books can be placed in the collection bins located in the front lobby until November 19. Click here for more information on the book drive.
Fall Winnetka Parents Institute Schedule

The District is offering an array of upcoming educational sessions for families and community members. Click here for session dates and more information. Fall sessions include SEL-related topics and technology tips for parents regarding maneuvering the ever-changing landscape of technology, social media, and phones. Up next:

Technology Survival Skills for Parents 

Maneuvering the ever-changing landscape of technology, social media, and phones for students is a daunting task for any parents. This session will increase parent awareness and provide basic skills of how to maneuver through platforms, identify warning signs to look for, and hopefully reduce the stress of parenting students online in addition to in-person.

November 14, 2022
1:00 PM-2:00 PM 
Resource Center at Washburne School
Please RSVP here.
HW Spirit wear!

We have seen tremendous success fundraising with our new spirit wear vendor 1st Place Spirit Wear - thank you for your support!

We are aware that there was some frustration with orders being delayed. The vendor was not prepared for the "tidal wave of sales" they received (close to 5 times the sales amount projected!). They have made numerous improvements to help meet the demand of our school community for the remainder of the year.

We will be offering a HOLIDAY spirit wear sale that kicks off on November 7. Be sure to get your orders in early - shipping time averages 20 days - to get your Hubbard Woods gear delivered in time for the holiday season. Spirit wear makes fun and exciting gifts for family members and teachers/staff! We appreciate your support. Click here to shop the HW Spirit wear shop!
District News
Next D36 School Board Meeting:
Tuesday, November 15, 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 November 4.

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,
Thank you to Shihwan Chung for sharing about South Korean culture! 

Thank you to Maria Shideler and Karly Matthews for organizing the week of World Travelers activities!

Thank you to Bridget Hawkinson and Jenny Kerns for our New Family Coffee!

Thank you to Sara Kinnebrew and the Grounds committee for organizing the Fall Clean Up!

Thank you to Meghan McKinney, Lindy Kelly and the Pizza Fun Lunch volunteers who continue to serve hot Dominos pizza on PFL days!

Thank you to Emily Schnaper and Lynne Frank for organizing another fabulous Faculty Fun Lunch!
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