Henking Family Newsletter

July 2021

Welcome to the New School Year!

Dear Henking families,

Welcome to the new school year! We appreciate the opportunity to partner with you on behalf of your child’s educational experience. We take great pride in creating a welcoming environment for all of our students, their families, and community members. Your child’s success is our success.

At Henking, we are dedicated to our district vision, to be an inclusive, equitable school system that provides comprehensive, authentic learning experiences to develop the whole child. We strive to meet our vision by supporting your child’s specific needs in a safe and happy environment. We understand that all students are unique and have implemented a strong Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for the academic and social-emotional growth of each child.

We know that this school year will not be a typical year and we are well-prepared to support the transition to school. To this end, we have worked diligently to ensure a smooth start to the school year. Please take note that in this newsletter we are providing you with information about some of the activities that we hope will support your child’s transition to school, such as the PTA-sponsored playdates in the park! Also, be on the lookout for our August newsletter for information on our upcoming Meet and Greets and more!

If you have visited the Henking area, you have most likely noticed the construction. The progress that has been made since June is truly amazing! This exciting enhancement to our building will continue throughout the school year and we will continue to be flexible as we adapt to the varying situations that result from it. Although throughout the year certain outdoor areas may be inaccessible, we plan on maintaining a typical schedule that includes outdoor time for our students to recharge! For more information on this project, please visit us at Building Future.

We look forward to meeting and getting to know you and your child and welcoming back returning families.


Patty Puetz


Natalie Szeles

Assistant Principal for Student Services

Important Henking School Dates

Wednesday, August 11

NEW Family Orientation with Mrs. Puetz and Ms. Szeles

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Wednesday, August 18

First day for Students in Grades 1st & 2nd

9:45 am to 3:40 pm

*Please see detailed information for Kindergarten below *

Thursday, August 19 -

First Day For Kindergarten - Last Names Beginning with A-L

Buses will run as usual.

Friday, August 20

First Day for Kindergarten - Last Names Beginning M-Z

Buses will run as usual.


Thursday, August 26

Curriculum Night at 6:30 pm -7:30 pm

Parents ONLY

Friday, October 1

Henking School Picture Day

Kindergarten First Week of School Schedule and Important Information

August 18, 2021 Kindergarteners will attend school with an adult (parent, guardian, grandparent, aunt, etc.) for 1 hour to see the classroom and to learn about arrival, dismissal, bus tags, and more!


AM Families

10:00 Last Names A- L

11:00 Last Names M - Z

PM Families

1:00 Last Names A- L

2:00 Last Names M- Z

August 19, 2021 Ease into Kindergarten - Last names A - L

Kindergarteners will attend school without an adult, please note only half the class attends each day.

Regular School Day

AM 8:45 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

PM 1:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

August 20, 2021 Ease into Kindergarten - Last names M - Z

Kindergartners will attend school without an adult, please note only half the class attends each day.

Regular School Day

AM 8:45 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

PM 1:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

August 23, 2021



Bus transportation for kindergarten students begins on Thursday, August 19. We encourage parents to use the bus service on Thursday or Friday so the children establish the routine in small groups. Please be patient during the first week or two of school as our bus routes always take a bit longer. We thank you in advance for your patience.


M, T, Th, F

Kindergarten (AM) 8:45 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

Kindergarten (PM) 1:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Late Start Wednesday

Kindergarten (AM) 9:45 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Kindergarten (PM) 1:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Important Food Service Information

Lunch is free for all students throughout the 21-22 school year AND milk purchased alone, without lunch, will cost sixty cents.

From The Health Office


Kindergarteners, NEW 1st and 2nd graders MUST have physicals (no more than year old), including all required immunizations on file before the first day of school. All kindergarten and new students to an Illinois school need to have their vision exam forms into the office by October 15.

Medication at School

If your child needs to take any medication at school during the school day, either prescriptions or over-the-counter medicine, doctor approval must be on file in the Health Office at school. Forms can be found on the District 34 website on our frequently used forms page. There will be no exceptions to this policy. This pertains to all daily medications and specific condition medications. Your child is NOT ALLOWED to carry any form of medication, including cough drops, in his/her backpacks. The parents of students who require the use of an inhaler due to an asthmatic condition must contact the school Health office. Further information can be obtained by the calling the Health Office at (847)657-2694.

Student Attendance

Whenever your child is going to be absent you are REQUIRED to call the Health Office 847-657-2694 to report that absence by 9:00am. You may also email Diana Luna: dluna@glenview34.org The school needs notification of every day your child will be absent.

Henking School Supply List

Click HERE for 2021-2022 Henking School Supply List.

Henking/Hoffman PTA News

2021-22 HE/HO PTA (Parent/Teacher Association) Memberships are now available!

The Henking/Hoffman PTA is a group of parents who act upon our belief that parent involvement in the schools greatly enhances the education that our children receive. To join the PTA click here hehopta.org

Once you have added your membership to your cart please click on the cart icon on the upper right-hand corner of the page in order to be re-directed to the payment page.

Your $20 membership includes access to the online directory, the opportunity to be a Room Parent for your child’s classroom, and so much more!

Your PTA Membership card will be automatically emailed to the address you provided along with your receipt.


  • Interested in volunteering your time this school year?

    Click here to submit your information We have lots of opportunities!

  • Interested in being a Room Parent this year?! Stay tuned for more information as teacher assignments become available!

**Please note PTA membership is required to serve as a Room Parent.**


Interested in meeting students and parents in your child’s upcoming grade? The PTA invites you to join us for Popsicles in the Park! Fill out this Interest Form to receive more detailed information.

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2021/2022 School Year Calendar

Click HERE for the 2021/2022 School Year Calendar
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Henking School

Front Office # (847)998-5035

Attendance/Health Office # (847)657-2694

Fax # (847)998-9938