Henking School Newsletter

January 13, 2023

Welcome back!

Our transition back from winter break has been incredibly smooth! Last week, we had a virtual assembly to welcome back our Henking Hawks and we introduced our new school-wide incentive plan! Students know that when they are caught following our Guidelines for Success, they can be given a "good egg" for our Hawk House. Once our Hawk House is full, we will celebrate with an all-school spirit day!

To further reinforce our schoolwide expectations and Guidelines for Success, classroom teachers took time to review how to be successful throughout the school day and on the bus! We also took some time to practice our Guidelines for Success in the hallways, bathrooms, at arrival and dismissal, and during lunch and recess!

Reinforcing our Guidelines for Success at home will help us achieve our goals. Below, find a poster that we use at school for you to use at home.

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Note from the Nurse

Henking families,

This winter, we have been seeing students with flu, ear infections, and stomach bugs. Thank you for keeping kids home when they are sick. Giving them time to rest and recuperate creates the best learning environment. When you keep sick kids home they aren’t spreading germs and helping keep classrooms healthy. Informing me of symptoms and illness helps us keep track of what is spreading in the classrooms.

As a reminder, children with fever, vomiting, or diarrhea need to stay home until they are symptom free for a full 24 hours, without medication.

An estimated 6 to 12 million lice infestations occur each year in the United States, most commonly among children ages 3 to 11. Check your child’s head for lice if you see them scratching or if they mention an itchy head. If you have any concerns feel free to reach out and I can also do a lice check for your child. As always, remind your child not to share any hats or clothing.

If live lice are detected at school, the child does not need to be sent home. They must be treated before returning to school. The child must be checked in the health office upon return to school. If there are live lice, the child must go home. If there are nits, the child may stay in school. Let me know if you need any assistance or have questions about lice. Diana Luna (847)657-2694 or dluna@glenview34.org

Important Dates

Monday, January 16

No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 17

School Board Meeting, 7:30 location TBD

Tuesday, January 24

D34 ParentConnect Program at 7:00 pm on Zoom

Friday, January 27

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

January 24 - D34 ParentConnect Virtual Event

The Next D34 ParentConnect Program: January 24 at 7pm on Zoom

Guiding Your Child Through Social Strife: A Playbook for Families will provide parents with invaluable resources to help their children navigate the complex social landscape of today's world. Our social workers and psychologists, along with Family Service Center counseling staff, will provide practical tips and strategies to help families understand and address the issues their children may face in the social (and social media) arena.

The panel will answer YOUR questions. You can submit questions in advance, and ask questions of the panel during the program.

Registration Required

Click here to register for this webinar. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Interpretation will be available in Spanish, Korean and Mongolian. Please let us know if you will use interpretation services.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insight into helping your child success in the social world. Register today!

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International Night - Friday, January 27th

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.

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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Mascot & Logo Survey for Henking Students

You may have seen the parent survey from the District on updating the logos for our schools. Of course, student input is very important too -- especially from those students with a long future ahead in D34! Please open this link and ask your child to give their input. If you have more than one child at Henking, go back and do it again! Students in grades 3-8 received an email directly to take the survey. The survey will be open until January 20.

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Glenview, IL 60025

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

Absence Calls/Health Office (847)657-2694

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