Henking School Newsletter
April 28, 2023
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Dismissal and Arrival Followup
One book, One School
Our One Book, One School initiative at Henking School, is just one way our staff members work hard each day to make our learning environment one that is friendly, safe, and inclusive for all our students. Being intentional about the language we use, the texts we select to share, and how our own attitudes set the tone for our building is a priority. We continue to provide students ‘windows and mirrors’ so students are able to learn about others and see themselves reflected in the work we do.
During the week of April 17th, we asked the question,
“What makes you, YOU?”
All that week we discovered more by doing a whole-school read-aloud that explored the topic of our identity for reflection and discussion with our students and connected with our parents and the community. We welcomed you into the conversation and invited you to engage with your children in the discussion of “What makes you, YOU?” You may have, Listened to the book, “Why Am I ME?” and completed the Identity Map using the checklist to guide your conversations.
Our students play an important role in ensuring our vision is one we realize together, creating a learning environment that is friendly, safe, and inclusive for all our students. We loved exploring and learning more about the diversity in our school, and hope you felt the same. Our school goal is to continue to embed these learning opportunities throughout our students' Henking experience.
Spring Sing - - SMILE!
The 2023 Henking School Fine Arts Show, “Smile: What makes you smile?" is coming up on Thursday, May 18th and Friday, May 19th. This show includes 1st and 2nd Grade Henking students. They use what they are learning in their Fine Arts classes to share what makes them smile with the audience. The classes will perform in the Multi-Purpose Room South (new addition) according to the following schedule:
Thursday May 18th
10:30–Brown, Kim, Orman, Halperin
2:30–Schack, Carroll, Obediah, Richards
Friday May 19th
10:30–Rothschild/Koob, McNally, Swinney, Grady
2:30–Nudelman, Amaden, Sweazy, Kubit
Please note that the office will need to scan each adult visitor’s driver’s license in our Raptor Security System to print each visitor a badge.
***To expedite the check-in process on the day of the performance Please fill out the attached Form. Please forward or fill this form out for grandparents or other family members over the age of 18. If you are in our system we will print your tag and give it to you on the day of the performance.
***If you are not in our system you will be contacted to stop in before the day of the performance with your driver’s license so we are able to print your badge. If you are not able to stop in we will scan your license on the day off.
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 1st - 5th
Please join the PTA and parent volunteers as we plan a very special week to honor our teachers and staff at Henking and Hoffman, May 1st - 5th. There will be special events each day including a catered luncheon at each school. There are many ways you can help out and we need your participation to make this week a success!
- Sponsor a Teacher/Staff Member: This will be used for raffle prizes for the luncheons--each staff member will get a gift card of some sort! Questions? Contact Nicole Carlson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can also Provide Food/Drinks or Help at the Luncheons. For questions about the luncheons, contact Gillian Mathews email@example.com.
NOTE: When dropping off your items, please include where they need to be delivered and by what day/time. It would be VERY helpful if you label your contribution with your name so we know who has completed drop off. Thank you!
Spring Benefit: Parent's Night Out!
Join other Henking/Hoffman parents for a fun night with Jori Rose & The Thorns at Hangar Two on June 2nd! Heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and a Silent Auction (featuring class baskets) will round out the evening. We anticipate that this event will sell out quickly, so get your tickets now.
Volunteers are also needed to help secure donations for the silent auction and help with day-of set up. Our goal is to organize 30-50 items that will be offered as a stand alone offering or paired with a couple of other items to form a package. If you are interested in joining the PTA silent auction committee (even an hour or so a week would help!), please email Michelle Greenhaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donuts & Grown Ups
Second grade families are invited to stop by Crowley Park for donuts and conversation on Wednesday, May 24 from 9:00 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. (Crowley Park is located by the car drop off line). Children must be accompanied by an adult until 9:35 a.m. at which point you can escort your child to the building. Henking Staff is not responsible for supervision until school hours.