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. 

For the official District 36 website pertaining to Hubbard Woods, please click here.

 

Composting


What began as a one-week program to highlight awareness of composting as part of Earth Week in April of 2012 has expanded into weekly pick-ups of 64 gallons of organics collected from the lunchroom, classrooms, and the faculty lounge at Hubbard Woods School at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.  Other District 36 schools are following our lead and instituting composting programs as well.

To compost most effectively and comprehensively, Hubbard Woods School uses a company called Collective Resource in Evanston, which offers a pick-up service for schools, organizations, and residents.  The list of what may be composted at Hubbard Woods School and otherwise through this service is astounding.


Ashes from fireplace or grill (cold, and contained)
Baked goods
BPI certified compostable bags (not plastic based, must have compost council logo)
BPI certified compostable products (click here for more details)
Bones
Boxes from refrigerated & frozen food
Breads
Butter & margarine
Cake
Candy
Cellulose sponges
Certified compostable knives and forks, look for "ASTM D-6400"
Certified compostable plates, cups, etc look for "ASTM D-6400"
Cereal
Cheese
Christmas/holiday wreaths and swags
Coffee filters
Coffee grounds
Condiment packets, paper - e.g. sugar, sugar substitutes, salt, etc.
Cookies
Cooking oils
Cork
Corn - cobs and husks
Cottage cheese
Cotton balls
100% cotton or wool clothing that cannot be repaired or donated
Cotton swabs
Dairy products
Dough
Dryer lint
Dust bunnies
Egg cartons
Egg shells
Fish & fish parts
Fondue
French fries
Frozen foods
Fruit
Fruit peelings
Fur - pet grooming, not coats
Garlic
Gift bags (remove sticky tape)
Gift wrap (remove sticky tape)
Grain products
Gravy & sauces
Hair -human and pet
Herbs & spices
Horse radish
Houseplant & flower trimmings
Ice cream
Indoor plants
Jams and jellies
Ketchup
Masking tape (paper type, not sticky tape)
Mayonnaise
Meat & meat products
Melon - including rinds
Microwave food packaging
Microwave popcorn bags
Mustard
Nail clippings
Newspaper - if used as a liner for a food waste container or to wrap wet food scraps, otherwise recycle
Noodles
Nuts & nut shells
Oatmeal
Oysters
Pancakes
Paper bags (flour and sugar)
Paper take-out containers (remove metal handles)
Paper plates & cups
Paper soiled with food
Paper towels & napkins
Pasta
Pastries and pies
Peanut butter
Pencils
Pencil shavings
Pickles
Pineapples and tops
Pitas
Pizza
Pizza boxes
PLA Natureworks items
Popcorn
Popsicle sticks (wooden only)
Potato chips
Potatoes
Potted indoor plants
Pretzels
Pumpkins
Q-tips with cardboard middles
Relishes
Rice
Salad dressing
Salads
Sandwiches
Sauces
Sauerkraut
Sawdust
Seafood
Shellfish, including shells
Shrimp, including shells
Snack foods
Soup – strain liquids down the drain first
Sour cream
Spices
Spoiled foods
Squash
Stuffing
Sugar
Syrup
Tea
Tea bags
Tissues & cotton balls
Tissue paper
Toast, tortillas, bread
Tomatoes
Toothpicks
Tuna
Vacuum cleaner bags (including contents)
Vegetables
Waxed paper (incl. butter wraps, pastry bags, fast food wraps)
Wreaths, swags and holiday greenery
Yogurt