Henking School Newsletter

March 24, 2023

Message from the principal

It is hard to believe that we are approaching spring break and the final part of our school year! This is the time of year for many fun learning activities, such as field trips and our Spring Show! This year for the first time SMILE, a student-created show will include first and second-graders. See below for additional information!
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Spring Sing - - SMILE!

We are excited to have the Spring Sing at Henking School! Please mark your calendar with the following date and time!

  • Thursday, May 18th, 10:30-11:15: Brown, Kim, Orman, Halperin

  • Thursday, May 18th, 2:30-3:15: Schack, Carroll, Obediah, Richards

  • Friday, May 19th, 10:30-11:15: Rothschild/Koob, McNally, Swinney, Grady

  • Friday, May 19th, 2:30-3:15: 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 of.

Thank you,

Henking Front Office Staff

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Important Dates

Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31

Spring Break - No School

Monday, April 3

2023 - 2024 Registration Opens

Thursday, April 6

PTA Meeting at 9:15 A.M. at Hoffman

Friday, April 7

District Closed - No School

Tuesday, April 18

Family Connect Night at Henking for Henking/Hoffman Students & Families at 6:00 P.M.

Wednesday, April 26

Incoming Henking Kindergarten Information Night at 6pm at Henking

Join Us for Family Connect Nights!

Please sign up now if you plan to attend! We will send order forms for dinner to those who register as we get closer to the event.

Dear D34 Families,

We are excited to invite you to the second annual Family Connect Night! Last year’s events were so popular – and so fun – and we can’t wait to bring families together again. Thank you to The Debra Gelfand Children’s Foundation for sponsoring these events.

They will be held on the following dates; please attend the event for your cluster(s)!

  • Tuesday, April 18 at Henking for HE/HO students and families
  • Thursday, April 20 at Lyon for LY/PR students and families
  • Monday, April 24 at Westbrook for WB/GG students and families
  • Tuesday, April 25 at Springman for SP/AT students and families

Family Connect Night is an opportunity for children and adults to connect with old friends and make new ones! There will be crafts, games and an engaging presentation on belonging, kindness and anti-bullying from Chris Falcon. Boxed meals from North Branch will be provided.

Please RSVP to let us know which event(s) you will attend, and how many members of your household are coming along for the fun. We have space for 125 at each event. We hope we can accommodate all families who wish to attend!

Interpretation in Spanish, Mongolian and Korean will be offered (but please let us know in advance if you wish to have this service). We will follow up before the event to confirm your attendance and get your family’s dinner order.

RSVP at tinyurl.com/FamilyConnect2023 today to let us know you’re coming, and share it with your friends!

Drama Update from Mr. Turner

Now that trimester 2 has come to a close, Mr. Turner would like to recap what your students have accomplished in drama: Drama Update from Mr. Turner

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Explore D34 as a Great Place to Work!

Schools are the heart of a community. In Glenview, that 💙 beats strong thanks to the care, dedication and incredible talents of all D34 staff members, working together. Whatever their role, they make our schools the best they can be for students. In the process, they discover their own paths, build friendships – and have fun.

District 34 always seeks new staff members to join in on that fun. Here’s a look into the many reasons to Explore D34 as a great place to work.

If you or someone you know is looking for meaningful work in a supportive environment, please visit glenview34.org/explore. We currently have full- and part-time openings for:

  • Teacher associates
  • Substitute teachers
  • Custodians
  • Food service staff

Later in the spring, we will begin our search to fill any classroom teaching and other certified staff roles that are open for the 2023-2024 school year. Please share glenview34.org/explore (and #ExploreD34 on our social media channels) with anyone you know who should Explore D34!

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.

Please click here to take the parent survey. We ask that you take the survey for each school in which you have a child by March 31, 2023.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We have a lot of activities coming up for the Spring (like Teacher Appreciation, the Spring Benefit and more!) If you would like to volunteer your time, please fill out the form below!


Smile Mobile Dentist

We are looking for several volunteers to assist with coordination of the Smile Mobile Dentist on April 20th at Henking and May 5th at Hoffman. Please use the sign up genius to volunteer!


Sign Up Parties are BACK!!!!

Guess what?? Parent Sign Up Parties are BACK!! If you like to have fun, this is the fundraiser opportunity for you! How it works: you (and your friends) come up with a fun party idea (ex: mom and daughter spa party) and sign up on this spreadsheet to claim your date and idea. The PTA will create an online platform for people to “purchase tickets” to your party! All proceeds from the sales of “tickets” go directly to the PTA!

Please sign up on the spreadsheet below by APRIL 14!! It’s first-come-first-served… so if you have an idea and want to secure your date before someone else — don’t delay!!! (Parties should be scheduled to be held any date from June-December)

If you have questions - please contact Mathews.gillian@gmail.com


Stock the Lounge

The PTA is hosting a Stock the Lounge event to show our teachers some extra love and support this month. Click the links below to make a donation to the respective school.

Henking: https://amzn.to/3XUyq8s

Hoffman: https://amzn.to/3Sp3agu

Purchase Your Yearbook Now!

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

Henking Yearbook Passcode: 1016299961933023

Hoffman Yearbook Passcode: 1013789364573593

Silent Auction Donations

We are currently seeking silent auction donations for the end of the year Spring Benefit (more details to come on this!)

If you have an item, tickets, gift card for your business etc that you would like to donate, please reach out to our Event Sponsorships Chair.

Save The Date

Hoffman Book Fair: April 17th-19th

Spring Benefit: June 2nd 6:30 P.M.

** For an up-to-date listing of ALL upcoming events through the end of the school year, please visit: https://hehopta.org/events-listing/

Lost & Found

Our Lost and Founds and both Henking and Hoffman are OVERFLOWING! Please visit the links here to view photos of many of the items.


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Henking School

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Glenview, IL 60025

Phone (847)998-5035 /Fax (847)998-9938

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Website: https://he.glenview34.org

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