The Item Newsletter, Issue #10,  January 3, 2016
Math Chats At Hubbard Woods
Come learn more about what math 
looks like in your child's classroom. 
Gain a better understanding of the 
thinking behind it.

"What is Math Today in the Classroom?"
Friday, January 22nd, 9-10 am
Come learn more about what math looks like in the classroom today and understand why. Presented by Ms. Judith Campbell, our Hubbard Woods Math Facilitator

"Math Literacy at Home - How do I best support my child?"
Thursday, February 25th, 7-8 pm  
Our evening session will focus on providing math-rich environments at home and how to best support our children as growing, capable math students.

Please add these dates to your 2016 calendar!

This Week and Next
Spirit Day
Friday, January 8  
Wear your turquoise and white or HW gear!
News and Notes
Ordering Now Open Through Year End 
Kiddos is happily accepting hot lunch orders for next week through through the end of the school year. Click here to order today. Please place your child's order by 9AM EACH MONDAY for the following week of lunches. Or you can place your orders now all the way through May 26, 2016.
LAST CALL for 2015 Grand Receipts 
If all of your holiday shopping resulted in a pile of Grand Food receipts, the PTO would love to help you de-clutter! Please send in any remaining 2015 receipts with your child TOMORROWWe will tally and submit them to The Grand this week. Thanks!
The Annual Parent-Faculty Party 
Is One Month Away
February 5, 2016 6:30PM  
Great people, delicious food, fun music celebrating a school we love! Mark your calendar!
Congratulations to Gary Wendt, Carey Goldenberg, and the students of Hubbard Woods for an absolutely magical Winter Sing. Through talent and hard work you created a masterful presentation and inspired your audience immeasurably. What a wonderful way to kick off Winter Break! Thank you's also go to Julie McDonough for the beautiful carolers gracing the school's hallways and Todd Burleson for the technical support that made the Sing so sensational. Congratulations to all for a job well done.
District 36 - Upcoming Events for Parents

Mobile Learning Initiative (MLI): A Day in the Life
Learn more about your students' daily experience as part of the MLI as well as how technology can contribute to innovation, creativity, and collaboration in and out of the classroom.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Carleton Washburne School Resource Center
Maureen Chertow 
Miller, Director of Technology and Katie Nelson, Resource Center Director at Carleton Washburne School

Social Media @Winnetka36 #WE36
This primer on social media will give an overview of popular social media platforms, provide a "tour" of the recently revamped District website, and include recommendations on resources pertaining to Digital Citizenship. 
Thursday, January 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Mareen Chertow
 Miller, Director of Technology and Tony Venetico, Assistant Principal at Carleton Washburne School

Community News
"Presence: How to Bring Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges"
by Amy Cuddy, Associate Professor and Hellman Faculty Fellow, Negotiations, organization and Markets Unit, Harvard Business School. Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 7PM, New Trier High School, Northfields Campus. Click here for more information.

ScreenBreak Drawing Contest Entries Due
Monday, Jan. 18
Children in 8th grade and under are invited to submit drawings to the Alliance's annual ScreenBreak Drawing Contest. All winners are honored at the ScreenBreak Kick-off Event. Details and entry forms available at:

"Parenting in the 21st Century: What Research Tells Us Is Most Important"
Friday, January 22, 2016, 9:30-11AM. Click here for more information. 
Looking Ahead
Monday, January 18
No School in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 19
No School - Teacher Institute Day
District 36 School Board Meeting
7:15PM in the Skokie School Resource Center 
World Travelers Travelogue
Wednesday, January 27 
World Travelers Luncheon
Friday, January 29
Parent-Faculty Party
Friday, Feb 5, 2016 6:30PM  
Save The Date
100 Year Anniversary Open House
Tuesday, May 3, 2016     
Lunch Box
The next Pizza Fun Lunch will be Friday, January 8.
About the PTO
The Hubbard Woods PTO involves parents and teachers working together on behalf of the school and its students. To become involved please contact Jen Hayes at
Next Up
The deadline to submit content for the next issue of The Item is Monday, January 11. Submissions should be sent to