The Hoffman Hum

Our Official Newsletter

... from the principal's desk ...

Dear Hoffman Families,

Thank you so much for participating in the 5Essentials survey for Hoffman! We have passed the 20% threshold to receive our scores! If you would still like to take it, the survey is open until 3/31:

Click here to take the survey!

When we return from Spring Break, we will begin our preparations for the whole-school construction that will take place this summer - every homeroom will be completely renovated for next fall! One thing this will mean, is that teachers will need to pack away everything in their entire classroom before the last day of school. So, please don't be surprised if classrooms begin to look bare this spring as things go into boxes. Teachers won't have any time to pack except during the school year - so forgive our appearance in advance! This will all be for the greater good of beautiful, modern classrooms next year!

I hope you and your children have a wonderful Spring Break and I look forward to coming back together, rested and refreshed, in April!

Take Care,







School Hours

M, T, Th, F

Arrival Begins: 7:35am

Classes Begin: 7:45am

Dismissal: 2:40pm


Arrival Begins: 8:35am

Classes Begin: 8:45am

Dismissal: 2:40pm

Important Dates

March 27- 31st Spring Break- School and Office Closed - Vacaciones de Primavera Oficina y Escuela Cerrados

April 03- Classes Resume / Clases resumen

April 7th - School and District Closed / Escuela y Distrito Cerrado

News from the Hoffman Nurse: Munhi Sohn

Some cases of strep throat have been reported. Strep throat is an infection in the throat and tonsils. Anyone can get strep throat; however it is more common in children 5-15 years of age. People can get strep throat more than once. Please check out the link below from IL Dept. of Public Health.

Absence reporting...

If your child will be absent or arrive late to school, it would be greatly appreciated if you can call 847-657-2594 or email the health office nurse at no later than 8:30am. It is for the safety of the students to receive notification of absences or late arrivals. Please check out the attendance policy on the district website by clicking the link below.


Math Placements

"Starting on March 1st, student math placements for rising 3rd through 8th graders in the 2023-2024 school year can be found in the parent portal of PowerSchool. Once you are logged into your child’s account, click on Math Placement. If you have any questions, please email the District Math Coach, Jennifer Bergeron, at . You can also visit the District 34 website to learn more about the math program and our math identification process."

Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect.

Mrs. Jennifer Bergeron

Math Coach for Teaching and Learning

Glenview School District 34

1401 Greenwood Road | Glenview, IL 60026

District 34 Math Program Information

@bergs_jennifer #d34math #WeAreD34

My advice to young mathematicians: Don't be afraid to make mistakes! Don't be afraid to struggle! Mistakes are important. The learning is in the struggle. The more you struggle, the more you grow.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month

The Child Welfare Information Gateway website, , states that this month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Earlier in the school year, your child received information on body safety which covered boundaries, body parts, safe vs. unsafe touch, what you should do if you have a body emergency and when it’s ok to keep secrets and when you should tell someone about an unsafe secret. Before the end of the school year, all students will have a brief review of what was learned in the Fall of 2022 in accordance with National Child Abuse Prevention month.

The Committee for Children (provider of the SEL program Second Step) has created information for parents on how to have ongoing conversations with your children about body safety. The Hot Chocolate Talk campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to help families navigate conversations about child sexual abuse. Our research-based how-to guides and free online resources teach simple, age-appropriate body safety rules and help families create a sense of warmth and comfort when talking about serious topics.Click on the links below for more information on how you can have a “Hot Chocolate Talk” with your child today.

Early, Open, Often

Abril es el mes nacional de prevención del abuso infantil.

Abril es el mes nacional de prevención del abuso infantil. El sitio web de Child Welfare Information Gateway, , afirma que este mes reconoce la importancia de que las familias y las comunidades trabajen juntas para fortalecer a las familias para prevenir el abuso y la negligencia infantil. A principios del año escolar, su hijo/a recibió información sobre la seguridad del cuerpo que cubría los límites, las partes del cuerpo, el contacto físico seguro frente al no seguro, lo que debe hacer si tiene una emergencia corporal y cuándo está bien guardar secretos y cuándo debe contárselo a alguien. un secreto inseguro. Antes de que finalice el año escolar, todos los estudiantes tendrán un breve repaso de lo aprendido en el otoño de 2022 de acuerdo con el mes nacional de prevención del abuso infantil.

El Comité para Niños (proveedor del programa SEL Second Step) ha creado información para padres sobre cómo tener conversaciones continuas con sus hijos sobre la seguridad del cuerpo. La campaña Hot Chocolate Talk es una campaña de concientización pública diseñada para ayudar a las familias a navegar las conversaciones sobre el abuso sexual infantil. Nuestras guías prácticas basadas en investigaciones y recursos gratuitos en línea enseñan reglas de seguridad corporal simples y apropiadas para la edad y ayudan a las familias a crear una sensación de calidez y comodidad cuando hablan de temas serios. Haga clic en los enlaces a continuación para obtener más información sobre cómo puede tener una “charla de chocolate caliente” con su hijo/a hoy.

Asian American & Pacific Islander Month in May

Music of the Mongolian Horse Fiddle
Saturday Apr 22, 2023 ⋅ 2pm – 3pm

Local students and teachers perform and speak about the rich history of the horse fiddle, or Morin Khuur, a traditional Mongolian stringed instrument carved in the shape of a horse's head.
For more information and to register go here:

Community Connections: An Asian American Conversation
Wednesday May 3, 2023 ⋅ 7pm – 8pm

Join our panelists of Chinese, Korean, Mongolian (a District 34 parent leader Nara Bazragch!), and Filipino American descent in a community building conversation to learn about our diverse population. Have a question(s) for our panelists? Please submit them here. For more information go here and to submit questions for the panelists go here:


SHINE YOUR SMILE DAY! Hoffman School is hosting Smile Illinois Mobile Dentists on Friday, May 5th, 2023. Smile Illinois is an on-site dental prevention services program. Its team will set up a mini-dental office in our building and will provide dental examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants (if needed) for all children- no child is turned away from Smile Illinois because of financial need. If you’re interested in having your child receive preventive dental care on our Shine Your Smile Day, May 5th, 2023, please complete and return the dental form no later than Friday, April 28th, 2023. You will be able to complete a paper form or can sign up online at:

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Guinan, Social Worker, at (847) 657-2533.

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Lost and Found

Check out our Lost and Found page, updated frequently to find your lost water bottle, mitten or shoe!

Volunteer Opportunities

We have a lot of activities coming up for the Spring (like Teacher Appreciation, the Spring Benefit and more!) If you would like to volunteer your time, please fill out the form below!

Smile Mobile Dentist

We are looking for several volunteers to assist with coordination of the Smile Mobile Dentist on April 20th at Henking and May 5th at Hoffman. Please use the sign up genius to volunteer!

Sign Up Parties are BACK!!!!

Guess what?? Parent Sign Up Parties are BACK!! If you like to have fun, this is the fundraiser opportunity for you! How it works: you (and your friends) come up with a fun party idea (ex: mom and daughter spa party) and sign up on this spreadsheet to claim your date and idea. The PTA will create an online platform for people to “purchase tickets” to your party! All proceeds from the sales of “tickets” go directly to the PTA!

Please sign up on the spreadsheet below by APRIL 14!! It’s first-come-first-served… so if you have an idea and want to secure your date before someone else — don’t delay!!! (Parties should be scheduled to be held any date from June-December)

If you have questions - please contact

Stock the Lounge
The PTA is hosting a Stock the Lounge event to show our teachers some extra love and support this month. Click the links below to make a donation to the respective school.



Purchase your Yearbook Now!

The end of the school year will be here before you know it!

Henking Yearbook Passcode: 1016299961933023

Hoffman Yearbook Passcode: 1013789364573593

Silent Auction Donations

We are currently seeking silent auction donations for the end of the year Spring Benefit (more details to come on this!)

If you have an item, tickets, gift card for your business etc that you would like to donate, please reach out to our Event Sponsorships Chair.

April PTA Meeting

Mark your calendars! The next PTA meeting will take place Friday, April 6th from 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Meet in person at the Hoffman LRC or join via Zoom.

Save the Date

Hoffman Book Fair: April 17th-19th

Spring Benefit: June 2nd, 6:30 p.m.

For an up-to-date listing of ALL upcoming events through the end of the school year, please visit:

Kristen Dallman

Lindsay Colbert

HE/HO PTA Co-Presidents

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All Visitors

Please have your photo ID

ready as all visitors must sign in

at the front office.

To help prevent unauthorized

entry please do not hold door

open for others.

Your help is greatly appreciated

to ensure the safety of our

students and staff.


If your child forgot their homework,

lunch, etc. you may drop off those

items (labeled with student name & grade) and place on cart by the main

office. Please email the classroom teacher as well. We

will do our best to have items

delivered in a timely fashion.