The Hoffman HUM

Our Official Newsletter

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

Dear Hoffman Families,

We are busy preparing for the end of the year now! We are excited to watch our final concerts and performances, and to enjoy a 5th-grade Picnic and an all-school Field Day!

We are also getting ready for major construction in every classroom this summer. Please excuse our mess, as we have to pack every single thing in the school by June 9th at 3pm. Classrooms will start to look a bit bare, and there will be boxes around!

Please help us remind all of the students that our expectations remain the same, so that we have a safe and peaceful end to the school year.


Selene Stewart

Hoffman Principal

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


School Calendar

2022-2023 District 34 Calendar

Calendario 2022-2023 del Distrito 34

Important Dates

May 1-5 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4 - Band Concert 7:00pm

May 10 - Orchestra Concert 7:00pm

District Tardy Policy

News From The School Nurse Munhi Sohn

Absence reporting...

If your child will be absent or arrive late to school, it would be greatly appreciated if you can call 847-657-2594 or email the health office nurse at no later than 8:30am. It is for the safety of the students to receive notification of absences or late arrivals. Please check out the attendance policy on the district website by clicking the link below.


Teacher Appreciation Week: May 1st - 5th

    • Please join the PTA and parent volunteers as we plan a very special week to honor our teachers and staff at Henking and Hoffman, May 1st - 5th. There will be special events each day including a catered luncheon at each school. There are many ways you can help out and we need your participation to make this week a success!

    • Sponsor a Teacher/Staff Member: This will be used for raffle prizes for the luncheons--each staff member will get a gift card of some sort! Questions? Contact Nicole Carlson:
    • You can also Provide Food/Drinks or Help at the Luncheons. For questions about the luncheons, contact Gillian Mathews
    NOTE: When dropping off your items, please include where they need to be delivered and by what day/time. It would be VERY helpful if you label your contribution with your name so we know who has completed drop off. Thank you!

    Spring Benefit: Parent's Night Out!
    Join other Henking/Hoffman parents for a fun night with Jori Rose & The Thorns at Hangar Two on June 2nd! Heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and a Silent Auction (featuring class baskets) will round out the evening. We anticipate that this event will sell out quickly, so get your tickets now.

    Volunteers are also needed to help secure donations for the silent auction and help with day-of set up. Our goal is to organize 30-50 items that will be offered as a stand alone offering or paired with a couple of other items to form a package. If you are interested in joining the PTA silent auction committee (even an hour or so a week would help!), please email Michelle Greenhaw at

    Smile Dental Volunteers Needed
    We are still looking for several volunteers to assist with coordination of the Smile Mobile Dentist on May 5th at Hoffman. Click here to volunteer!

    Donuts and Grown Ups

    Second grade families are invited to stop by Crowley Park for donuts and conversation on Wednesday, May 24 from 9:00 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. (Crowley Park is located by the car drop off line). Children must be accompanied by an adult until 9:35 a.m. at which point you can escort your child to the building. Henking Staff is not responsible for supervision until school hours.

  • Lost and Found at Henking and Hoffman

  • Collect all your lost winter accessories from the for Henking and Hoffman Lost and Founds today!

Catherine Day

HE/HO PTA Marketing and Communications

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Month in May

Music of the Mongolian Horse Fiddle
Saturday Apr 22, 2023 ⋅ 2pm – 3pm

Local students and teachers perform and speak about the rich history of the horse fiddle, or Morin Khuur, a traditional Mongolian stringed instrument carved in the shape of a horse's head.
For more information and to register go here:

Community Connections: An Asian American Conversation
Wednesday May 3, 2023 ⋅ 7pm – 8pm

Join our panelists of Chinese, Korean, Mongolian (a District 34 parent leader Nara Bazragch!), and Filipino American descent in a community building conversation to learn about our diverse population. Have a question(s) for our panelists? Please submit them here. For more information go here and to submit questions for the panelists go here: