Henking School Newsletter

October 21, 2022

Glenview District 34

Our Mission


Henking School

2941 Linneman

Glenview, IL 60025

Phone (847)998-5035 /Fax (847)998-9938

Absence Calls/Health Office (847)657-2694

Website: https://he.glenview34.org

School Hours

Traffic Control at Henking - Please Read -

In order to maintain safety, I am resending our arrival and dismissal procedures. Please take note of the items that have been highlighted. Some families have commented that there are cars that are “cutting” the line that forms on Linneman from Huber. In order to avoid conflict, we ask that you PLEASE do not attempt to enter the Linneman line at the four-way stop (Huber/Crowley) and instead proceed to the back of the line.

We are also receiving complaints from our Henking families that cars are speeding down Huber Lane, creating an unsafe situation for all, but especially for those who walk to school. Please abide by the 20 mph signs.

Additionally, please have your child ready to disembark so as not to disrupt the flow at arrival. Supervisors will support by opening the door if needed. A big THANK YOU to our supervisors who continue to make sure that our students enter the buildings quickly and safely on a daily basis!

Thank you for your support!

Patty Puetz

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Please review and reinforce our bus behavior expectations below with your children, thank you!

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Important Dates

Wednesday, October 26

D34 ParentConnect - Empowering Parents for Today's World: Mindsets and Skills for a Successful School Year @ Springman School 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Sunday, October 23

Mongolian BPAC Event @ Crowley Park from 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Monday, October 31

Halloween/Fall Celebrations

Tuesday, November 1 - Friday, November 4

Candy For Soldiers

Tuesday, November 8

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Fall/Halloween Classroom Parties

One of the many things that make Henking so special is our diversity! This Halloween season, we want to make sure we honor and respect everyone's beliefs.

Please email the principal, Patty Puetz at ppuetz@glenview34.org if you would like your child involved in an alternative activity during the classroom party.


Halloween is quickly approaching! This year we will celebrate with fabulous Fall/Halloween classroom parties. Our wonderful PTA will provide a nut-free snack (orange sherbert) for all students. Our Room Parents will plan exciting fall-themed activities for each classroom. We will not have a parade as students will show off their costumes to each other throughout the day! Please note if your child is not wearing a costume, they can wear their Henking Spirit Wear!

While dressing up and celebrating the holiday provide opportunities for fun and community building, they can also create stressful situations for students. In order to be sensitive to all please know that COSTUMES ARE OPTIONAL. Our goal is to create a positive learning environment where all students, staff, and families feel a sense of belonging. In that spirit, we ask that you take care to ensure that your child’s costume choice does not portray a stereotypical image of any group of people or culture, or be offensive to any one racial, ethnic or religious group. We appreciate you being proactive with your child in making thoughtful costume choices.

Other costume reminders:

  • Masks are NOT allowed for safety reasons.

  • Props should be limited to no more than one.

  • Please note that toy weapons are NOT allowed.

  • Remember that violent or bloody costumes are not allowed.

Thank you for your cooperation!

PE News

We are off to a great start in PE! Students have been able to enjoy both the West Gym and our new space (Multi Purpose South) in addition to being outside. We are thrilled that all grades now have daily PE! Our main goal is to provide a fun and active experience each day. We usually begin each class period with a cardio warmup. As far as physical skills, students have been learning the correct form and practicing locomotor movements such as galloping, skipping, sliding, and leaping. Students have also been demonstrating foot control when dribbling a soccer ball. Each student did an amazing job trying to use both feet while keeping the soccer ball close to them. Finally, throughout all of our units and lessons, we continually work on social emotional skills such as sharing, taking turns and teamwork. Thank you for helping your child remember to wear gym shoes to school or bring a pair of gym shoes to change into so that they can fully participate during class each day!

Lost & Found

Are you looking for missing water bottle, jacket, or sweatshirt? Stop by Henking's lost and found area before or after school.
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Food & Nutrition Service in D34: Supporting Student Health & Wellness

The District 34 Food & Nutrition Services team is dedicated to making sure every D34 student has a positive and nutritious lunch experience. We follow the the guidelines of of the federal government’s National School Lunch Program, which allows us to provide meals to all children, including providing assistance to low-income families through the free/reduced breakfast/lunch program.

We want to hear your ideas and experiences as families of our customers, District 34 students! Your input will help us make the best choices in food options and in programming to make a positive impact on the health and wellness of your children.


October 26: D34 ParentConnect In-Person Event

Please join us on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00pm (new date, changed from 9/28) in the Springman Wildcat Commons for “Empower Parents for Today’s World,” our first in-person D34 ParentConnect program since March 2020! You’ll leave with actions that you can put into place immediately to make a difference for you and your child.

Professional counseling staff from Family Service Center and members of the D34 student services team will guide parents in supporting their children’s academic and social emotional success. Through quotes and clips, D34 teachers will share their perspective on the student experience and offer thoughts on how teachers and parents can work together.

Interpretation in Spanish, Korean and Mongolian will be available upon request; please fill out this form.

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Book Fair Thank you!

A HUGE thank you to the Henking community for your enthusiastic support of our 2022 Scholastic Book Fair! We enjoyed seeing everyone for a fun family night and successful fair. Your contributions helped us raise an amazing amount of money for the Henking/Hoffman libraries!

Fall Benefit Thank you!

Our Fall Parent's Night Out event at Pinstripes was a huge success and really fun! Thanks to everyone who joined us in person and everyone who bid on silent auction items!

Yearbook Sales Have Begun!

Be sure to purchase your yearbook now. Click below to read information on purchasing your yearbook for each school, and get your 10% discount through October 31.

Character Counts
Thank you to everyone who has donated items for the Character Counts food drive! You can still donate directly to the Northfield Food Pantry as they work to collect much-needed items in advance of the holiday season.

November PTA meeting
Our November PTA meeting will be held at the Henking LRC at 9:00 a.m. on November 18th.

Zoom link available at hehopta.org/calendar

If you are joining us via zoom, we would love to see your face! Please consider using your camera!

Candy Collection for Soldiers - November 1 - 4

We will again be collecting candy at both entrances to Henking and Hoffman after Halloween.

Yearbook Cover Contest

Are you CREATIVE, have SCHOOL SPIRIT, and want to win a chance to HAVE YOUR
WORK DISPLAYED in our next yearbook?

Enter our PTA Yearbook Cover Contest! The rules (below) are simple and easy to
follow. All K - 2 students may participate in the Henking yearbook cover design contest.

2. Artwork must be done vertical, not horizontal.
3. All work should be submitted on a blank 8 ½ x 11 inch piece of copy paper. No paper
with lines. Only blank pieces of paper.
4. The design should include “Hoffman” and “2022-2023”.
5. Any medium can be used, but light colors may not show up as well.
6. Use the space on the paper effectively. Don’t waste space or leave a lot of white
7. Please use appropriate words and images (NO inappropriate symbols or language).
Please make sure all words are spelled correctly.
8. All work MUST be student produced.
9. Not following directions may cause you to be disqualified.

ARTWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JANUARY 9th , 2023. The judging will take
place a few days later. Faculty from the school will be judging the artwork to ensure

The overall winner will have his/her artwork as the front cover of our 2022-2023 Henking
Yearbook. A few runner up winners will have their artwork showcased on the back cover
of the yearbook. Winners will be announced in February.

Good luck to all students!