The Hoffman HUM

Our Official Newsletter

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

Upcoming Safety Drills

All District 34 schools will meet the state requirements to hold fire, weather and lockdown drills this year. We work with the Glenview Police and Fire Departments to run these drills.

As a reminder, District 34 uses the “Lockdown with Options: Run, Hide, Fight” approach to school safety, which identifies options to be considered when responding to a school threat. This approach to an active intruder is endorsed by Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This year, lockdown drills will include both actual “run, hide, fight” exercises, as well as discussions with students about what would happen in possible scenarios, presented in an age-appropriate way to ensure students understand the options available in responding to an intruder. In both situations, teachers will emphasize two key points:

  • Hiding remains the primary response in a lockdown

  • Students’ most important task is to follow directions from the trusted adults in their building

Our next round of drills will be held in the coming days.

Per state law, parents can opt their children out of participating in lockdown drills. If you do not wish your child to participate in the upcoming drill, please email me.

Entry Doors

Please note our entry doors for morning arrival:

Door A - By the car line: for breakfast, Grade 3, Buhler, Apajalahti, and Hagist. Also for students arriving late after 7:45am (8:45 Wednesdays).

Door G - Past the bus lanes: for the rest of Grade 4

Door F - Near the bike racks: for Grade 5

Thank you to PTA for our Beautiful Playground Shades!

If you've been to our playground this year, you've seen the amazing sun shade that now covers all of the playground equipment! This was funded by our amazing PTA and will benefit every Hoffman student for years to come. These are your PTA donation dollars at work! Thank you!

Take care,

Selene Stewart

Hoffman Principal

#BeWell34 News From Our Health Office

As we get closer to flu season, we want to remind families about our health and safety protocols. It is difficult for a child who is not feeling well to learn. It's best for them to stay home until they are well enough to have a positive, productive and healthy school experience. Please keep your child at home if they have:

  • Fever (temperature of 100.4°F or greater)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Undiagnosed rash
  • Communicable diseases
  • Pink eye
  • Head lice infestation (live head lice)
There are many reasons your child could be sick, from cold and flu to COVID-19, strep throat to RSV, and oh, so much more.We encourage you to have your child evaluated by a healthcare provider to determine the cause of and best treatment for their illness.

Before a student may return to school, he/she must be free of fever, vomiting and/or diarrhea (without fever-reducing medication) for 24 hours. If a student has been prescribed antibiotic medication for a rash, communicable diseases and/or pink eye they may return to school after completing 24 hours of prescribed medication.

You can find the full attendance policies and absence reporting information on the District 34 website.

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Notes from the PTA

Why Join the PTA?

Our Students Benefit: As an active participant in our community, your presence is felt and seen by our students. Our children perform better knowing they have the support of parent and family volunteers.

Our Schools Benefit: Help create a positive, caring, and engaging community by
supporting the hard work of the teachers and administrators.

You Benefit: Volunteering your time and talents, while socializing with other
parents is fun, healthy, and rewarding.

Click here to fill out the PTA Interest Form and click here to Pay PTA Membership Dues


First PTA Meeting: Friday, September 15th

The first PTA meeting of the year will take place on Friday, September 15th from 9:30 am - 10:00 a.m. Meet in person at Henking LRC or join via Zoom.

Remember to give yourself time to check in at the office if you plan on attending in person. You will need to provide an ID/drivers license to enter. We hope you're able to make it and help us kick-off the new school year!

Purchase your yearbook! before September 8th and receive 10% off

Click the purchase link below to set-up a Treering account (or log into your current account)!

Henking Treering Purchase Link

Hoffman Treering Purchase Link


PTA Calendar and Important Dates

Don't forget, you can always click here to check out the HE/HO PTA Calendar for upcoming events.

No School (Institute Day): September 22nd
No School: September 25th

Important Dates

Friday, September 22 and Monday, September 25

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News from Food Service

We’re looking forward to welcoming our students back to school for the 23-24 school year. Please see some helpful tips below:

  • Breakfast will cost $2.00 and lunch will cost $3.25 in our K-5 schools and $3.50 in our Middle Schools.

  • Please check your child’s lunch balance in PowerSchool before the first day of school.

  • Add funds to your child’s lunch account (via e~Funds or check/cash at any school).

  • Fall menus will be available on our website by early August.

  • If you require financial assistance, complete a 23-24 free & reduced meal application online here or scan the QR code .

  • If you need a paper application, please contact the Food Service Department.

  • Please reach out to our Food Service department with any question or concerns,

School Hours

M, T, Th, F

Doors Open @ 7:30

Arrival Begins: 7:35am

Classes Begin: 7:45am

Dismissal: 2:40pm


Arrival Begins: 8:35am

Classes Begin: 8:45am

Dismissal: 2:40pm

District 34 Important Forms and Information

2023-2024 District 34 Calendar

Calendario 2023-2024 del Distrito 34

Click Here for the following forms:

Authorization And Permission For Administration Of Medication

Bus Rider Reminders

Cell Phone Use Agreement and Permission Form

Dental Exam Form (completed for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades)

Dental Exam Waiver

District Policies/Handbook Info

Eye Exam Form

Eye Exam Waiver

Food Guidelines

Health Examination Form