The Item Newsletter, Issue #3, September 21, 2014
Our Grand Receipts Sure Add Up!
THANK YOU to all of the families who shopped at The Grand and submitted their receipts! Last week, the General Manager of The Grand presented Hubbard Woods with a generous check from the receipts submitted earlier this year. These proceeds go to fund PTO initiatives (like new iPads for the school). So, PLEASE SHOP AT THE GRAND AND SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS! Just drop off any 2014 receipts from The Grand in the box next to Joan Kuzel's desk.
This Week and Next
Thursday, September 25 
No School in observance of Rosh Hashanah. School will reopen on Friday, September 26. 
Wednesday, October 1, 9 AM in the Auditorium. 
Dr. Ryan will articulate his vision for the school year, talk about the iPad roll-out, new assessments and other exciting developments happening this year. There will be time for questions and answers at the end. Please join us for this important discussion!
News and Notes
By now your child should have brought home the Genevieve's gift wrapping paper and gifts brochure. Please consider ordering high quality gift wrapping and/or gifts and get a jump on the holidays. This annual sale helps the PTO fund many wonderful programs and activities at Hubbard Woods. For more information, or if you have not received a catalogue, please contact Gwen Oelerich (
Have You Downloaded DIRECTORY SPOT Yet?
Everyone should now have access to the mobile directory app, Directory Spot. Be sure to check out the new features. You can find the school calendar at the bottom of the screen. Next time you're not sure if it is a Pizza Fun Lunch day, check here! The School number is now listed under "Hubbard Woods". The school nurse is under "Nurse". Questions? Email Lori Miralles at
Save The Date! 
Mark your calendars now to walk, bike or use other forms of active, non-motorized transportation to get to and from school on Wednesday, October 8th. 
And remember - every Wednesday is Walk-to-School Wednesday! Please contact Liz Kunkle ( for more information or to become a member of the HWS Environmental PTO Committee.
Community Events
"The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn From Each Other"
The Family Action Network Fall Speaker Series features Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Ed.D.
Tuesday, September 30, 7 PM 
Evanston Township High School, 
1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL. 
Click here for more information.
NEW TRIER REFERENDUM - Vote on November 4
On November 4, New Trier Township residents will vote on an $89 million bond referendum that would replace three adjacent sections of New Trier High School's Winnetka Campus with one new building. For more information about this proposed project click here.
A special thanks to Cheryl O'Brien for her diligence and hard work leading up to the successful launch of the Kiddos lunch program. Thanks also go to all the members of last year's Lunch Advisory Program whose tireless efforts led to the successful program being enjoyed by all now. Thank you Liz Kunkle and all of the members of our school's Green Team. Your presence during the lunch hour has helped our children dramatically reduce the amount of material sent to landfills from our school. Thank you Pizza Fun Lunch co-chairs Jackie Gibbons and Meredith Lovell, along with the whole Pizza Fun Lunch Team for running such a well-oiled operation. Lastly, smiles all around for Becky Sanderson and her team for making sure Picture Day was a success!
Looking Ahead
Wednesday, October 8 International Walk To School Day 
Monday, October 13
No School in observance of Columbus Day
Thursday, October 16
Early Release Day 
School will dismiss at 11:25 for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Friday, October 17 
No School Parent-Teacher Conference Day
Lunch Box

Did you miss the ordering deadline? Do you want to order more meals, or change/cancel part of your order? No Worries! You are able access your account to make changes at any time. Simply go to where you can find detailed ordering instructions and FAQ.
The next Pizza Fun Lunch will be served on Friday, September 26.
REMINDER: Please send your child to school with a beverage or an extra water bottle for lunch.

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