The Hoffman Hum

Our Official Newsletter

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

Dear Hoffman Families,

Happy New Year and welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a restful and renewing break! We are already back in the swing of things this week as if we never left! In January each year, we re-teach our behavior expectations, re-do our safety drills, and assess where we are with the students' learning at this midpoint. I am so excited to see the growth our students have already made in their academics and in their maturity and responsibility!

I'm looking forward to our first orchestra concert of the year, coming up, and to another long weekend this weekend. I hope you all enjoy it!

Take Care,


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

Jan 16-2023- No school

Jan 25- 2023- Orchestra winter concert 7pm Hoffman School

Jan 27- International Night @ Henking School 6-8 pm

From the Health Office !

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

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Kids Heart Challenge

Thanks for all you have done so far to help with communications for KHC- we REALLY appreciate it

As you know, at the American Heart Association, we have a goal to help 1.8 MILLION families learn Hands Only CPR through Kids Heart Challenge and Finn’s mission this year. With the NFL current events, it is on our hearts to do MORE to help more families learn these lifesaving skills!

We are doing a fun WEEKEND challenge to help BRING more awareness around the importance of learning Hands only CPR at your school. All you must do is send out the communication below THIS FRIDAY (January 13th) to let your school know how they can participate. I also attached a pdf if that is easier for you. If your school has 13 students FULLY complete Finn’s mission- we will send all the students a special *surprise*.

Thank you for forwarding this along to your families, let me know what questions you have!

Ashley Meade Olson

Development Director,School Engagement

American Heart Association

300 South Riverside Suite 1200

Chicago | IL | 60606

M 847.209.9663

Hoffman LIFESAVER BaNaNzA weekend!

1. If you haven’t already, SCAN the QR code and search our

school's name to register for our school’s Kids Heart Challenge, then log into your head-

quarters to view Finn’s Mission!

If our school has 13 families fully

complete all 8 steps of Finn’s Mission

by Tuesday, January 17 @ 9AM CST The

American Heart Association will send

every student at our school a surprise

as a THANK YOU for helping create a

nation of lifesavers!

2. Click on the hands-only CPR badge to see instructions on how to complete

it. Keep it going and complete the other 7 missions while you’re at it!

3. Once you've completed all 8 missions, you'll receive your very own FINN'S

LIFESAVER to take home! Way to go, LIFESAVER!

HO Orchestra Winter Concert

Glenview School District 34

Hoffman Orchestra Winter Concert

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 7:00 pm

Hoffman Gym

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 7 pm,

the Hoffman Orchestra will perform an evening Concert of Orchestra favorites.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.

Dress will be white shirts/blouses, black/dark slacks/skirts, & black/dark shoes/socks.

Boys’ tie optional. Please, no sneakers, no jeans.

All Orchestra Students please report to Hoffman Gym by 6:15 to tune & prepare.

Please leave cases & coats at 3 rd grade hallway hooks.

Performance will conclude by 7:30 pm

Beginning & Advanced Orchestra

( Music Order Determined Later )

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Hot Cross Buns

Twinkle Twinkle

Ode To Joy

Advanced Orchestra

Starry Night

Circle Dance

Can Can

Alarm Clock

Henking / Hoffman International Night will be on January 27th at Henking School 2911 Linneman St. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m!

Please join us at our upcoming Henking/Hoffman International Night on Friday, January 27th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at Henking School. We are excited to announce that we will have 24 countries across 4 continents represented this year!! The evening will include touring the Henking halls to visit countries across the continents, and tasting cultural foods in the International Cafe, while watching cultural performances in the gym. This is a FREE event, with the option to purchase pizza in advance or at the door.

Countries represented this year include Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Ukraine, Italy, Germany, Canada, China, Turkey, South Korea, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Iran, Puerto Rico, Romania, Norway, Brazil, Greece, The Netherlands, Serbia, Mongolia, Egypt, and Northern Iraq.

We will have special performances including Irish dancers, Romanian performers, and Japanese martial arts.

Please note, there is NO CHARGE for attending the event or for the International Cafe. The International Cafe includes small samples of food from around the world, provided/prepared by Henking families. This is first come first served until it runs out. Food will be contained to the multi-purpose room if you are concerned about allergies.

If you would like to purchase pizza/water, please do so in advance using this link. The cost is $5 per person for Pizza and bottled water. You can purchase at the door until food runs out, cash only, small bills preferred.

Looking forward to a fun-filled family event!! See you all there.


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Mother/Daughter YOGA @ Yoga Six

Mother/daughter Yoga at Yoga Six - February 19th, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join the PTA for a fun mother/daughter event at Yoga Six! 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 and Found

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


February PTA Meeting - February 24th 9:15 a.m. Henking LRC

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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.