Item Newsletter, Issue #7
The PTO is excited to host the Hubbard Woods School Book Fair this week! Please join us in our school's library, 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. Please consider volunteering to help at the Book Fair (click here). 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 and benefit every student!

As you have likely heard, the 2022 Referendum Downsized Capital Improvement Plan passed on Tuesday. This means that Hubbard Woods School will be getting a new secure entryway, AC throughout the classrooms and a new multi-purpose space, among other improvements! Construction is expected to begin this summer. 

While we have a busy week of school ahead, the PTO wishes all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and relaxing week off next week! We are so grateful for our staff and families who make up this special Hubbard Woods School community and we feel fortunate to benefit from such a strong partnership. 

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

The Hubbard Woods Book Fair will be held Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17. 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 and will bring their wish lists home for more ideas. HW staff will create wish lists, so consider purchasing a gift for a classroom library.

JOIN US to SHOP TILL YOU DROP Wednesday, November 16 from 2:00PM-8:00PM and Thursday, November 17 from 8:00AM-10:00AM. 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!

In addition to the Book Fair, 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 through Friday, November 18.

Any questions? Contact Amy Kay.
The Social Committee Presents...HWS Candy Cane Hunt!
Save the date for a Candy Cane Hunt on Thursday, December 1 from 3:30PM-4:30PM. More details to come, but we hope you can join us for this fun social event - a candy cane hunt on the HW school playground, followed by hot cocoa. 
HW Spiritwear!

The Hubbard Woods School holiday sale has begun! Save 20% all November (through November 30) on everything in the store! Choose from hundreds of spirit wear designs and garments, including gift ideas for parents and grandparents. Guaranteed delivery by December 23 if items are ordered by November 30!

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!
What's Happening at School
Hubbard Woods SEL Spotlight

For the SEL Spotlight, Coach Kemnitz and Coach Klipowicz wanted to share some ideas to help encourage healthy competition at home and around our community. See flyer for more on healthy competition versus unhealthy competition.
November All School Expectations

You might remember that in September our HW School expectations were to raise a zero and turn off our voices for group quiet and use safe walking feet to move around. In October, our expectations were to respect our entire school building and keep each other safe. Now in November our school expectations are to keep our spaces neat and clean.
Looking Ahead
Book Fair
Wednesday, November 16 2:00-8:00PM
Thursday, November 17

Pizza Fun Lunch
Friday, November 18

No School-Thanksgiving Holiday
November 21-25

School Resumes
Monday, November 28

Hubbard Woods Candy Cane Hunt
Thursday, December 1

Pizza Fun Lunch & Spirit Day
Friday, December 2

Winter Break
December 23 - January 6

School Resumes
Monday, January 9
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 Friday, November 18.
Click here for Pizza Fun Lunch Info and dates.

After School Programs Winter sessions

Register now for Winter Sessions for HW after school programs

MONDAYS - Hip Hop - more details to come

TUESDAYS - Taekwondo - Winter registration is available now. Classes are 3:15PM-4:15PM from November 29 to February 23. No class on December 27 and January 3. All experiences/levels welcome (K-4th grade). Class is limited to first 20 students. To register please complete this online form with payment. For more information, please see flyer.

WEDNESDAYS - Chess Wizards - The 10-week program runs from January 11 to March 15 from 3:15PM-4:15PM. To register, click here. For more information about the program, please see the flyer HERE.

THURSDAYS - Amazing Minds is back. Sessions will run January 12 through March 23 from 3:15PM-4:15PM (no class on February 9) . Register here. Registration deadline is December 23.

More information is on our website.
The Green Team Presents...the TREX Plastic Film Challenge

Each year Go Green Winnetka and all District 36 schools participate in this program, which enlists schools to collect plastic bags and wrap, which are then recycled and made into alternate wood products. The Challenge runs from November 15 - April 15, with winners announced on Earth Day.

During this time, bins are placed at D36 schools to collect the *plastics listed below. 
Grocery bags; bread bags; case overwrap (e.g. water, soda and juice bottles); dry cleaning bags; newspaper sleeves; ice bags; wood pellet bags; Ziplock and other reclosable bags; produce bags; bubble wrap; salt bags; and cereal bags

*Please note, all plastics must be clean, dry, and free of food residue. 

More information about the program can be found here and here.

Contact with any questions.

Thank you to the Room Parents and parent volunteers who assisted the teachers in creating fun classroom Halloween celebrations!
Missing anything? Check out the Lost and Found!

Be sure to check out the Lost and Found when you come to school for the Book Fair!
The Hubbard Woods School PTO is 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.
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,
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