Henking School Newsletter

February 10, 2023

Family Reminders


A reminder to families that if smartwatches can not be kept at home, they will need to be off and in student backpacks during the school day. We appreciate your understanding that these devices can be distracting to the learning environment. Students may put them back on at dismissal if they do have them at school. Watches that are pedometers only, and do not have phone/data capabilities, may be worn. Please call our office with any questions you may have.

Safety Reminders

Neighbors have called to complain that folks are not abiding by the 20 mph speed limit during arrival and dismissal. For the safety of our students, staff, and neighbors, please follow the speed limit rules on Linneman, Wedel, Prarie Lawn etc.

A big THANK YOU to our supervisors who continue to make sure that our students transition safely on a daily basis!

Thank you for your support!

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Parties this Week

We are looking forward to welcoming our room parents into the building this week for our Valentine's Day parties. Please remember not to send in any food or candy with your children. Teachers should have shared specifics with you!

Kindness Abounds @ Henking

Henking students continue to learn how making good choices helps make a difference!

President Lincoln and Mary Todd Visit Henking!

We hope students enjoyed learning about an important time in our country's history during their time with President Lincoln and Mary Todd this Friday at Henking! A BIG THANK YOU to Mr. Nudelman and Mrs. Davidson for bringing this fun learning experience back to Henking.

Important Dates

Tuesday, February 14

Valentine's Day Classroom Parties

Sunday, February 19

Mother/Daughter Yoga at Yoga Six from 12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Monday, February 20

No School - Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 21

Board of Education Meeting at 7:30 P.M. @ Attea Middle School

Friday, February 24

HE/HO PTA meeting at 9:15 A.M. in the Henking LRC or join via Zoom

Friday, March 3

NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Your Input on Your Child’s School: 5Essentials Survey

Dear District 34 Parents,

Have you taken the 5Essentials Parent Survey yet?

Your input on this statewide survey -- given to parents of all students throughout the state of Illinois -- allows us to help us improve our schools for our students. As a parent, taking the survey will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered for the Illinois State Board of Education by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools shows that schools strong on at least 3 of the 5Essentials are 10 times more likely to improve student outcomes.​​

Please click here to take the parent survey. We ask that you take the survey for each school in which you have a child. We will be pleasantly persistent in the coming weeks as we hope to reach 100% participation before the survey closes on March 31, 2023. We plan to use the results of this year's survey to give us a clear picture of our schools' climate and culture. If at least 20% of parents participate in the survey, a parent supplement report will be generated and we will share these results with the community.

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HUGE - Thank You

A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make International Night a success, including event chair Loretta Barsamian, all of the families who hosted cultural classrooms, our GBS volunteers, the talented students who performed, Henking staff, and of course our sponsors!

Share the Love Food Drive

The Northfield Food Pantry is in need of our assistance. Please "Share the Love" on February 14th by sending your child to school with a canned food or pantry item. The most needed items are included on the list below.

Stock the Lounge at Henking and Hoffman

Help show our teacher's some much deserved love and appreciation!

Families are invited to purchase one or more items from the Henking lounge wish list.

Link to Henking list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3299J57Y7RQ0E?ref_=wl_share

The end of the school year will be here before you know it. Order yours before March 21st to get two free custom pages!


Henking Passcode: 1016299961933023

Lost & Found

Has a coat, mitten, or water bottle gone missing? Be sure to check out the online Lost and Found page for Henking. There are quite a few items that would love to go back home!

Next PTA Meeting: Friday, February 24th

Mark your calendars! The next PTA meeting will take place Friday, February 24th from 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Meet in person at the Henking LRC or join via Zoom.

Remember to give yourself time to check in at the office if you plan on attending in person. You will need to provide an ID/drivers license to enter. Hope you're able to make it!

Parent Program

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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

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