Henking School Newsletter

January 27, 2023

Guidelines for Success

Our students have been earning "good eggs" all week and the Hawk House is almost full! We love to see our Henking Hawks demonstrating our Guidelines for Success throughout the day. Thank you for encouraging this at home as well!

Safety Reminders

Drop off and Pick up Reminders

The number of families that opt to transport their children to and from school increases during these winter months. 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 please you do not attempt to enter the Linneman line at the four-way stop (Huber/Crowley) and instead proceed to the back of the line.


  • Do not drop your child off before 8:35, there is no supervision until 8:35.
  • Please have your child ready to disembark so as not to disrupt the flow upon arrival. Supervisors will support by opening the door if needed.
  • Do not park on Wedel as it makes it difficult for cars to pass through and causes jams.
  • Neighbors have complained about folks parking in their driveway to drop their children off at school, please do not park in a stranger's driveway.
  • Neighbors have also complained about folks not following the 20 mph speed limit on Wedel and Prarie Lawn.

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

Student Collaboration and Partnerships at Henking

Ms. McNally's one-way dual classroom and Ms. Amaden's students collaborating together on how to make the tallest structure!

Important Dates

Friday, January 27 - TONIGHT

Henking/Hoffman PTA International Night at Henking from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

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

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.

Student Survey
Students in grades 4-8 also will be given the opportunity to take this survey. Per Board Policy 7:15, you have the right to review the survey questions and decide if you do not wish your child to participate. Click here for the questions. The schools will be administering the survey to students starting at the end of this month. If you do not wish your child to take the survey, please email both me and your child's principal by January 31, 2023

Guiding Your Child Through Social Strife Recording

You can watch the recording at your convenience (Passcode: D34StrifeHelp!). You can choose to listen in Spanish or Mongolian. Select your language by clicking the globe icon at the bottom of the screen at any time (language_D-MN is Mongolian).
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Mother/Daughter Yoga at Yoga Six - February 19th

Join the PTA for a fun mother/daughter event at Yoga Six from 12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.! Cost is $15/pp. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one! The studio is available to loan a mat if needed.

Limited spots remain, so purchase your ticket today!

We need volunteers!!

We are looking for on site volunteers, one time volunteers, book fair volunteers, spring benefit volunteers for the remainder of the year. These events do not happen without your help. Please visit the site here to check out the opportunities!

Lost & Found

Check out our Lost and Found page, updated frequently to find your lost water bottle, mitten or shoe!
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Parent Program

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Glenview District 34

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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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