Item Newsletter, Issue #7, November 14, 2021
We are so excited to be hosting the Hubbard Woods School Book Fair IN PERSON this week! Please join us in our school's library, called the Resource Center (RC), on Wednesday 2-8PM or Thursday 8-10AM where you will find a wonderful selection of children's books and gifts. Keep in mind that we will need to limit the number of people in the RC at one time. So please consider shopping at off peak times (such as Wednesday evening and Thursday morning) to avoid waiting in line. We will try to keep it running smoothly but appreciate your patience and understanding. Also, please consider volunteering to help at the Book Fair. There are both day and evening opportunities, and it's a fun way to meet other parents and offer your support. All funds raised go directly to our Hubbard Woods Resource Center for new books and materials to benefit every student!

Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for our staff and families who make up this special Hubbard Woods School community and feel fortunate to benefit from such a strong partnership. Hope everyone enjoys the week off with some opportunities for fun and relaxation!

Hubbard Woods School PTO
News and Notes
Looking Ahead
The Hubbard Woods Book Fair is THIS WEEK!

The Hubbard Woods Book Fair will be held Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18. 25% of the sales will come back to the RC- past book fairs have enabled the RC to purchase new books, refreshing the RC collection for all students to check out and enjoy!

Books make great gifts, so plan to cross some holiday shopping off your list at the fair. HW students will have a sneak peek of the fair on Tuesday and Wednesday, and will be bringing their wish lists home for more ideas. HW staff will also be creating wish lists, so consider purchasing a gift for a classroom library.

JOIN US to SHOP TILL YOU DROP Wednesday, November 17 from 2:00PM-8:00PM and Thursday, November 18 from 8:00AM-10:00AM. Please note: while we are so excited to be back holding the Book Fair in -person, we still have to make some changes due to the pandemic. In order to maintain adequate social distancing, we may have to limit the number of shoppers at the Book Fair. Please be patient with us! The after school hours on Wednesday are usually the busiest times, so consider planning to visit later in the day if time is an issue. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

If you would prefer to do your book fair shopping online, please CLICK HERE to visit Anderson's Book Fairs. At checkout, you list Hubbard Woods School, and we will receive the profit from your purchase. You can have books sent to HWS for delivery to your child's classroom, or mailed directly to your home.

In order to have a successful Book Fair, we rely on the help of volunteers, and we really need your help! If you are interested in helping, please CLICK HERE to sign up. We are especially in need of volunteers in the afterschool hours on Wednesday.

And finally, we are holding a Book Drive to benefit Bernie's Book Bank. Please consider making room for new books by donating gently used children’s books (birth-6th grade reading level). Bins are located in the school lobby for collection from Monday, November 15- Friday, November 19.

Any questions? Contact Amy Kay.
Readers' Spirit Week
November 15-19

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

Pizza Fun Lunch
Friday, November 19

No School-Thanksgiving Holiday
November 22-26

School Resumes
Monday, November 29

Pizza Fun Lunch & Spirit Day
Friday, December 3

PJ Day
Friday, December 17

Winter Break
December 18-January 2

School Resumes
Monday, January 3
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
Join Another Session of Amazing Minds!

Amazing Minds is offering another session for 1st and 2nd graders at Hubbard Woods! The winter session runs on Thursdays, January 6 - March 24 from 3:15-4:15PM. The registration deadline is December 13. For more information and to register, please check out this flyer.
Family Education Opportunities

On November 4, Beth Carmody and Dr. Kelly Tess hosted a Winnetka Parents Institute webinar entitled "Navigating Difficult Conversations." As the pandemic continues, many have found that communication has been the first to suffer. The webinar provided attendees with strategies and reflections meant to support productive communication practices. For a recording of the webinar, click here.
Missing anything? Check out the Lost and Found!

Please come check the Hubbard Woods lost and found. Any unclaimed items not picked up by Friday, December 17 will be donated. Parents and caregivers can come in anytime during school hours and check the lost and found rack in the front lobby (or remind your student to check).
Looking for a Fun Holiday Event? Check out Winter Wanderland!

The Community House Junior Board has planned a fun holiday event on Saturday, December 4 from 3-7PM! Follow the indoor Winter Wanderland trail at the Community House through a series of holiday scenes. There are lots of great photo opportunities, including Santa! For more details and to purchase tickets, click here.

A big shout out to our custodians who do so much behind the scenes to keep our school clean, safe and running efficiently. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our school! 
District Partners
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 19.
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 |