The Hoffman Hum

Our Official Newsletter

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

Dear Hoffman Families,

Halloween is coming on Monday, October 31st, and I wanted to share our guidelines for this year:

  • Students may bring costumes to school, to change into at a time designated by their teacher.
  • Costumes are of course optional. Students may wear spirit wear or simply regular clothes if they/you choose.
  • Costumes should not include weapons, masks, or gore.
  • There will NOT be a Halloween parade - this was listed in error on the last HUM - my apologies!
  • Teachers will select a time for their classroom party that day based on their schedule.
  • Only room parents may attend the classroom party.
  • We will offer an alternate activity for students whose families do not want them at the Halloween party.

I hope this helps in your planning! I'm looking forward to a safe and fun day for all!


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

Oct 31- Halloween

Nov 1-4 - Candy for Soldiers Collection

Nov 4 - Smile Illinois Dentist at Hoffman

Nov 8 - Election Day, no school

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Parent Connect

Español 한국어 Монгол

Empowering Parents for Today’s World: Mindsets and Skills for a Successful School Year

Dear District 34 Families,

Please join us on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00pm in the Springman Wildcat Commons for “Empowering 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.

Cathy Kedjidjian, APR

Executive Director of Communications & Strategic Planning

Glenview School District 34

1401 Greenwood Road | Glenview, IL 60026

(847) 486-7861

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.

From the Health Office

New students to District 34 must submit a Child Health Exam within 30 days of starting school. All health information as well as requirements for all grade levels can be found on

All forms and documents for the health office can be found on our Glenview District 34 website under Forms and Documents .

Student Attendance

Whenever your child is going to be absent you are required to call the Health Office 847-657-2594 to report that absence by 9:00am. You may also email Munhi Sohn, our school nurse: The school needs notification of every day your child will be absent.

Munhi Sohn BSN RN

Hoffman School Nurse

Hoffman Elementary School

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Smile Illinois Mobile Dentists

SHINE YOUR SMILE DAY! Hoffman School is hosting Smile Illinois Mobile Dentists on Friday, November 4th, 2022. 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, November 4th, 2022, please complete and return the dental form no later than Friday, October 28th, 2022. 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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Thank You!

A HUGE thank you to the community for your enthusiastic support of our 2022 Scholastic Book Fair at Henking! 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! Stay tuned for details on the Spring Book Fair which will be held in April at Hoffman.

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% off 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

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.

Hearing/Vision and Smile Dental Volunteer Opportunities

We're looking for volunteers to help assist with Vision/Hearing Screenings at Henking and a visit from Smile Dental for both Henking and Hoffman.

Click here to sign up for Smile Dental at Hoffman.

Kristen Dallman

Lindsay Colbert

HE/HO PTA Co-Presidents

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Dear Mongolian Families,

Join D34’s Mongolian BPAC for our first event on Sunday, October 23rd, 2-3:30pm at Crowley Park (next to Henking School)! Enjoy an afternoon of fun fall activities with other Mongolian families from District 34 – create colorful leaf art, enjoy a fall scavenger hunt, take home a pumpkin to carve, and meet other Mongolians! Wear your Halloween costume if you’d like!

Эрхэм Монгол эцэг эхчүүдээ,

34-р дүүргийн Монгол гэр бүлүүдийн эхний өдөрлөг 10 сарын 23д 14.00-15.30 цагийн хооронд Crowley паркт( Henking сургуулийн хажуу дахь) зохиогдох ба 34-р дүүргийнхээ монгол эцэг эх, хүүхдүүдтэй навчин урлал хийж нуусан юм олох, хулуу чимэглэл хийж гэр бүлээрээ цагийг цугтаа өнгөрүүлцгээe! Халлөүвиний хувцсаа өмсөөд ирж болно шүү.


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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 3 - 5 students may participate in the Hoffman 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 space.

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 09,2023. The judging will take place a few days later. Faculty from the school will be judging the artwork to ensure impartiality.

The overall winner will have his/her artwork as the front cover of our 2022-2023 Hoffman 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!

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Character Counts Annual Food Drive

Food Drive October 17-21st.

we are collecting the following items for families in need


2.Pasta/Pasta sauce canned please

3.Breakfast cereal

4. Pancake mix & maple syrup

** Please no glass jars or expired items**

Colección de Alimentos de comida- Lunes 10-31 Octubre

1: Pasta y salsa de pasta enlatada

2: Cereal de desayuno saludable

3: Mezcla para panqueques y jarabe para panqueques

4: Bolsa/caja de Arroz

**Por favor, no envíe productos caducados, envases abiertos o frascos de vidrio**

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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.