Hubbard Woods PTO                                                            For the latest Item Newlsetter, click here.

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 children’s educational experience.

This website highlights the work of the PTO with the aim of helping parents navigate their time at the school and feel connected to the school community. 

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PTO Committees


For a current list of committee volunteers, including Chairs, please click here.


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 hubbardwoodspto@gmail.com.


ART ROOM: Assistants help the art teacher with various tasks and projects throughout the year. The Art Room Volunteer Coordinator organizes volunteers to assist in the art room during their child's scheduled art class.


ART SMART: Twice a year Art Smart volunteers visit classrooms with an interactive presentation and student project based on the work of a famous artist.


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 a PTO volunteer in the spring.


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: Current Hubbard Woods families welcome new families to the school by becoming their buddy family. The committee also leads the New Family School Tour and organizes a playground play date before the start of school.


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.


DIRECTORY: Volunteers work throughout the summer and into the first weeks of school to put together our essential school directory in the from of DirectoySpot App.


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.


GIFT WRAP: The committee organizes a gift wrap sale in early October with delivery in mid-November. It's a great way to stock up for the holidays and help support the PTO!


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.


HISTORIAN: Volunteers collect pictures of students from every class year at Hubbard Woods. They organize and store them electronically to use for the Fourth grade video and yearbook memory pages.


IDEA LAB: Volunteers help coordinate projects and donations for the new idea lab and large project space.


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 in early February. 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 Viccino's Pizza. The kids love it and it is a great fundraiser for the school.


RESOURCE CENTER: Assistants 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.


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 lunch and raffle on the final day.


WEBSITE: Parents maintain and updates the PTO website.


WGST (WORLD'S GREATEST STUDENT TELEVISION): Volunteers work with the head of the resource center to create DVDs of each fourth grade child's appearances on WGST. The DVDs are available for purchase.


WORLD TRAVELERS: Three times a year this committee creates a two-part virtual travel experience for participating students. In the Travelogue session, students learn about the culture and history of a particular country. Later in the week, students may enjoy a catered lunch featuring food from that 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.