Item Newsletter, Issue #9
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Candy Cane Hunt & Hot Cocoa event! It was great to get our Hubbard Woods School families together for a fun social gathering. We hope you can attend the Winter Showcase on December 20 and we wish you a wonderful Winter Break!

Hubbard Woods School PTO
News and Notes
Looking Ahead
Donate to the Food Drive!

During this season of giving, Hubbard Woods School is participating in a food drive to benefit the New Trier Food Pantry. Students and parents can drop off items in boxes located in the lobby. We are asking each grade level to donate specific items:

Kindergarten: canned tuna and salmon
1st grade: brown and white rice
2nd grade: aluminimum foil, baggies and sponges
3rd grade: cookies and crackers
4th grade: juice - 64 ounce size

Items can be dropped off until December 16. Thank you for your generosity!
Winter Showcase - December 20

The Hubbard Woods School Winter Showcase is Tuesday, December 20. See the flyer for more details. We will divide into groups so that we can fit in the auditorium.

Families with last names beginning:
O-Z will attend the 9:00AM performance
H-N will attend the 10:30AM performance
A-G will attend the 1:00PM performance

Please note that ALL adults attending the event will need to be screened by presenting a valid ID. If you have recently been screened, your pass can be printed ahead of time and you can pick it up at a table in the foyer. If you need to be screened, please note that on the day of the event there will be a line as this process takes time. We will start the performance at the times listed above and cannot wait for everyone to get through the system. Come early if you are needing to screen the day of the event. You may come earlier in the week to be screened as well. This is strongly recommended to avoid any disappointment of missing the beginning of the show. 
Dads serving Pizza Fun Lunch!
Calling all dads! Sign up to serve Pizza Fun Lunch at school this Friday, December 16! Please note there are two sign up times, one for first/second grade and another for 3rd/4th grade. Sign up here!
After School Programs Winter Sessions

MONDAYS - Hip Hop - 2:45PM-3:45PM from December 5 to March 6. For more information and to register, see flyer.

TUESDAYS - Taekwondo - 3:15PM-4:15PM from November 29 to February 23. To register, click here. For more details, see flyer.

TUESDAYS - After School Sports (3rd Grade) 3:15PM-4PM from January 10 to March 14. To register, click here.

WEDNESDAYS - Chess Wizards - 3:15PM-4:15PM from January 11 to March 15. To register, click here. For more information, see flyer.

WEDNESDAYS - After School Sports (4th Grade) 3:15PM-4PM from January 11 to March 15. To register, click here.

THURSDAYS - Amazing Minds - 3:15PM-4:15PM from January 12 to March 23. Register here.

More information is on our website.
Pizza Fun Lunch & Spirit Day
Friday, December 16

Winter Showcase
Tuesday, December 20

No School
Friday, December 23 (Winter Break
December 23-January 6)

School Resumes
Monday, January 9

Pizza Fun Lunch & Spirit Day
Friday, January 13

No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 16

PTO Social Event - Parent Paddle Party
Friday, January 27 @
Skokie Country Club
Save the Date!
HW Parent Paddle Tennis Party on Friday, January 27 at Skokie Country Club!

This PTO sponsored social event will be a fun night out for everyone, even if you don't play paddle! We will sell tickets to cover the cost of food, drinks and the court/hut rental. Be on the lookout for more details and ticket sales in January!
The Book Fair is still
open online!

Thank you to all who visited and purchased books at our Book Fair! With your help, we raised over $4,750 for the HW Resource Center which will go towards refreshing RC furniture and books!!

If you missed the fair, you can shop online and support Hubbard Woods School all year long. Simply shop at, and list Hubbard Woods School at checkout.
Missing Anything? Last Call for Lost and Found Items!

Please check the Lost and Found. Any unclaimed items not picked up by Friday, December 16 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).
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 now through 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.
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.
Online Registration Open for Incoming Kindergarteners & New Students for the 2023-2024 School Year

Registration for incoming kindergarteners and students new to The Winnetka Public Schools in 2023-2024 is now open on the District website. Children who will be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2023, are eligible to enroll.

Children will not be considered enrolled until both the online and paper portion of registration has been completed and residency documentation is verified. If you have any questions, please contact the District Office at 847-446-9400.

Thank you to Michelle Cullen, Margaret Reynolds, Stephanie Wheat and the Social Committee for organizing the fun Candy Cane Hunt & Hot Cocoa event!

Thank you to Lynne Frank and Emily Schnaper for providing another beautiful Faculty Lunch.

Thank you to Katie King for sorting, cleaning and preparing our Lost & Found for donation.
District News
Next D36 School Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 13, at 7:15 PM at Crow Island School

To visit D36, Click Here
District Partners
Click here to access district partner Family Action Network's (FAN) website for information about events to provide the latest insights on education and more.
Click here for district partner the Alliance's Fall/Winter 2022 Newsletter and to learn more about the organization’s offerings for families.
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. Ordering opens for 2023 on Monday, December 12! Don't forget to order so you're all set for lunches when school resumes in January!
Our next Pizza Fun Lunch will be Friday, December 16.
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 |