The Hoffman Hum

Our Official Newsletter

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

Dear Hoffman Families,

Another weekend, another record-breaking snowfall! I hope everyone stayed safe and warm!

With the winter weather here, we came up with a new solution for students scanning in as they enter the school. Each student now has a tag attached to his/her backpack that we can scan at arrival. So, kids no longer need to take out their iPads to enter the building! This will hopefully keep those important learning tools out of the snow, rain, and cold this season!

We still have students arriving to school without masks - please double-check that your child is wearing a mask when you say goodbye to him/her before school each day.

Finally, we look forward to welcoming some new friends back from GOAL for the third trimester!

That's all for now,

Take care and stay safe,


Upcoming Dates

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February 15-Presidents Day (District Closed)

February 16-Parenting through Challenging Times Free Workshop Zoom Presentation, 7:00 pm (more information below)

View the full calendar at the District website


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Ms. Guinan and Ms Schmidt are holding office hours for parents/guardians of students in order to problem solve student concerns. The tentative dates are every Tuesday from 1:15 - 2:15pm based on who signs up (through SignUp Genius).

All links to the above resources are listed below

For option 2 Resources Click here Link to scripts to express Empathy

For option 4 Resources Click here #BeWell34

For option 7 Resources Click here Sign up Sheet

Additional link to a Google Form for parents to complete before the meeting Click here

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Kids Heart Challenge™ is here!

Calling all Heart Heroes! Our Kids Heart Challenge is in full swing! If you would still like to participate, there is plenty of time! We have until February 26 to sign up to take the challenge at and raise donations for the American Heart Association! Our original school goal was to raise $5,000 this year and get 266 students registered to take the heart healthy challenge at! We have surpassed all of our goals and have raised $13,370!!!! WAY TO GO HOFFMAN!!!!

We can't to SLIME Mr. Russell and throw a PIE in the faces of Mrs. Bosco and Mrs. Verachtert!!

If you have not signed up or donated there is still time! There are so many people that are affected by cardiovascular disease and need our help!

Here’s what you can do:

Register at and find out how you can earn ALL of our heart heroes today!

  1. Go to or search, “Kids Heart Challenge” in your app store and take the challenge! We want you to be heart healthy!
  2. Send Emails and Ecards to friends and family to collect donations to help those affected by cardiovascular disease.
  3. Have Fun knowing you are helping others with special hearts!

We appreciate all your support in our efforts to help save lives.

Thank YOU!

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