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The PTO is open to all Hubbard Woods families. Members of the Executive Board are slated and elected in the spring. Committee chairs are appointed prior to the start of the next school year. Parents interested in becoming involved and volunteering on any the committees can do so at any time by contacting the PTO via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART ROOM: Assistants help the art teacher with various tasks and projects throughout the year. The Art Volunteer Coordinator organizes volunteers to assist with various art-related efforts.
BACK TO SCHOOL: The committee welcomes families to the start of a new school year by placing HW yard signs as well as hosting a welcome coffee and popsicles on the playground the first day of school. Another committee organizes a Back to School Faculty Lunch for teachers and staff.
BEAUTIFICATION: Volunteers help keep the school looking great by maintaining flower beds and filing containers with seasonal floral displays.
BIKE SAFETY WEEK: Coordinated by PTO volunteers in the spring, this safety-focused afternoon for outgoing second graders prepares students for safe bike riding.
BOOK FAIR: In November, volunteers organize the book fair so families have the opportunity to shop the latest titles just in time for the holidays. All of the proceeds earned from the fair go to the Resource Center to purchase books and other materials.
BUDDY FAMILIES: Hubbard Woods families welcome new families to the school by assigning each family a buddy family. The committee also organizes a playground play date before the start of school and checks in with their assigned family throughout the year.
CULTURAL ARTS: The committee works with the Principal and teachers to consider different types of cultural opportunities to share with HW students.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: The chair works with the Principal to create student opportunities for civic engagement. Volunteers work with the students and help organize the projects like MLK Jr. Day of Service and other projects.
COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES: Hubbard Woods PTO has representatives attend meetings for Winnetka Public Schools Foundation, Family Action Network and the Alliance.
ENVIRONMENTAL: Members of the committee promote environmental stewardship, especially in the lunch room, and plan educational projects to reduce, reuse and recycle throughout our school.
FACULTY FUN LUNCH: Several times throughout the school year, the committee organizes a lunch buffet for the fantastic HW teachers and staff, building community among the faculty.
FALL LUNCHEON: In November, the PTO hosts a lunch which is attended by parents, teachers and HW alums. For entertainment, renowned book dramatist Barbara Rinella shares one of her recent book reviews.
FIELD DAY: In late May/early June, parent volunteers work with our Kinetic Wellness teachers to put on a fun day of games that promote teamwork, sportsmanship and school spirit.
FOURTH GRADE FAREWELL: Fourth grade parents plan a celebration of their fourth graders’ time at HW with a special breakfast and video presentation.
GRAND FOOD RECEIPTS: Did you know the Grand Food Center donates 3% of pre-tax sales on all receipts collected by our school? This committee collects and keeps track of this easy fundraiser for our school. Put your receipts in the collection box next to the receptionist’s desk.
IDEA LAB: Volunteers help coordinate projects and donations for the Idea Lab.
ITEM EDITORS: Volunteers help the communications chair edit the PTO newsletter, The Item.
KIDDOS: The chair works with our food service providers to bring healthy hot lunches to HW students.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: Volunteers help assemble registration packets and welcome incoming Kindergarten families on the first Friday in December.
LOST AND FOUND: Volunteers periodically check the Lost and Found, return labeled items to children’s cubbies and donate unclaimed items.
MAYFEST: The school’s largest fundraiser takes place on the blacktop in Mid-May. At the family carnival, everyone takes turns working a shift at a game, ride or food booths. A fun annual tradition!
MUSIC ROOM: Assistants help our fabulous music teacher prepare for our winter and spring sing-a-longs.
PARENT FACULTY PARTY: Parents plan one of the social highlights of the year. Faculty and parents mingle over dinner, drinks and lively conversation.
PICTURE DAY: Volunteers work with our photographers to ensure every child is photographed.
PIONEER ROOM: The committee prepares the Pioneer Room for our third graders’ much anticipated visit.
PIZZA FUN LUNCH: On select Fridays throughout the school year, the committee helps serve up delicious pizza. The kids love it and it is a great fundraiser for the school.
RESOURCE CENTER: Parent volunteers help our wonderful head of the resource center with various tasks and projects.
SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: The committee makes back to school shopping easy by coordinating class-specific school supply kits for every student. Kits are available for purchase in August and are delivered to classrooms by parent volunteers in late August.
SPIRIT WEAR: Parents help put together and sell a fun selection of apparel to show off your school spirit.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: Parents plan a week-long celebration of our teachers and staff in late March. There are daily treats and a luncheon and raffle on the final day.
WORLD TRAVELERS: Three times a year this committee creates a two-part virtual travel experience for students in Grades 1-4. In the Travelogue session, students learn about the culture and history of a particular country. Later in the week, students enjoy a catered lunch featuring food from selected country.
YEARBOOK: This committee works throughout the school year to capture pictures of school memories. They design and create a yearbook for the school year. Students in Grades Kindergarten thru 4th are featured in the yearbook.