The Item Newsletter, Preview Issue, August 17, 2014
Dear Hubbard Woods Families,
Welcome to the preview issue of the Item e-newsletter, your primary source of information for PTO-related information at Hubbard Woods. Beginning August 24th, the Item will arrive in your inbox every other week. There is no need to subscribe. The Item is designed to provide important information about everything from school lunches to special events to important dates in a succinct, easy to read format. This year the Item has been redesigned to feature the new school colors which were selected by Hubbard Woods students last year. Each issue of the Item will be similar in format to allow you to find key information with minimal effort. 
We have also redesigned the Hubbard Woods PTO website. While the Item should be your primary source for timely information, the website is a wonderful resource for Hubbard Woods families with links to community organizations, detailed information about school policies and procedures, and contact information and descriptions for all PTO programs. Check out the website by clicking

Please do enjoy the remaining days of summer vacation. We look forward to seeing everyone next week!
Georgie Geraghty, PTO President
Erin Donaldson, PTO Programs/Communications
This Week and Next
New Family Playdate
Monday, August 18th
All new families and their buddy families are invited to the New Family Playdate this Monday from 3:30-5:30 PM on the Hubbard Woods playground. 
Siblings welcome! 
School Tour for New Families, 
Friday, August 22, 9:00 AM in the Auditorium
Tours for new families will be held on Friday morning starting in the auditorium, followed by a playdate on the playground. Please note, tours will not include visits to the teachers or inside the kindergarten classrooms as the staff is busy preparing surprises for the first day of school. Questions? Contact Courtney Mathy ( or Greta O'Keef (
Welcome Coffee, Monday, August 25, 
8:30-9:30 AM in the Front Foyer
After seeing the children off on their first day swing by to enjoy a cup of coffee and a chance to say hello to other HW parents.
Popsicles on the Playground, 
Monday, August 25, 2:45-3:15 PM
Parents and children - let's celebrate the start of a new school year with popsicles on the playground! Join us right after the first day of school. Siblings welcome.

News and Notes
Complete the Online School Directory Form 
THIS WEEK to be included In This Year's Directory
Please CLICK HERE to complete the online form for the School Directory. Your family information must be submitted online before Monday, August 25th to be included in the directory. It only takes a few minutes and using the online form helps us ensure accuracy and makes the task of putting the directory together much more efficient for our hard working volunteers. Information provided will be used solely for the purpose of the directory. 
Birthday Books!
The PTO is excited to introduce its new Birthday Book Program, a special way to celebrate your child's birthday while supporting the school's library at the same time. Please compete the form included in your child's placement packet and return it on the first day of school. Contact Linda O'Toole ( with any questions. 
Rah, Rah, Rah for Hubbard Woods!
It has become a fun annual tradition to show our school spirit by displaying colorful Hubbard Woods yard signs in the days leading up to the first day of school. Volunteers will be placing a HW sign in your front yard next week. If you do not wish to have a sign please contact Laurie Cahill 
( Signs will be collected from yards by volunteers during the first week of school.       
School Supplies and Yearbook Orders

As a convenience to parents, the Hubbard Woods PTO arranges for every child to receive a school supply kit on the first day of school. Details and payment information were sent home in your child's placement packet. As it did last year, the PTO has added each child's yearbook fee to their supply kit fee in order to eliminate the need for a separate order form/check. Questions about school supply kits can be directed to Abby Burtelow ( Questions about yearbooks should be directed to Jennie Ely ( or Anne Albrecht Juliusson (  

About the PTO
The Hubbard Woods PTO involves parents and teachers working together on behalf of the school and its students.  Parent volunteers help create a strong sense of community, provide support to our teachers and staff, and sponsor programs and activities that enrich our chidren's educational experience. To become involved please contact Georgie Geraghty at
Looking Ahead
New Parent Orientation Evening, Tuesday, September 2, 
7:00-8:15 PM presentation in the Resource Center.
Go-to-School Night, Thursday, September 11,
Grades 1-2 at 7:00-7:50 PM, Grades 3-4 at 8:00-8:50 PM 
Go-to-School Night, Thursday, September 18,
from 7:00-8:00 PM
PTO Program: Daniel Ryan's Views and Visions, Wednesday, September 10, 9:00-10:30 AM
in the Auditorium
Lunch Box
Reminder to Order Kiddos Hot Lunch BEFORE 
August 31st.
Kiddos hot lunch program is available for students in Grades 1-4. Click here to order lunches for the period of September 8 - November 28th. Lunches must be ordered by August 31st. 
Pizza Fun Lunch 
is a school fundraiser that allows students to enjoy delicious Viccino's pizza on select Fridays throughout the school year. To participate please complete the form in your child's placement packet and return it with payment on Monday, August 25th.