Henking Family Newsletter

August 11, 2021

From Principal Puetz and AP Szeles

Dear Henking families,

The time to welcome your children to Henking for their first day of school is almost upon us and we are extremely happy and excited! We take pride in providing our students with an exceptional educational experience that takes into account the whole child and the uniqueness they bring to our school.

This newsletter contains information regarding opportunities for you and your child to meet their teachers. Here I am listing the answers to some questions that we have received that I hope you will find helpful. Additionally, you will be receiving several emails in the following days leading to the start of the school year from our District Office. As always, if you still have questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact me and/or our fabulous school office!


You will receive an email from our District Office with your child's teacher on

Friday, August 13.


You will receive an email from our District Office with your child's bus information on

Friday, August 13. If your child will not be going home on the bus on any given day, please send a note with them or call the front office by 2:30. Buses typically will drop off a little later than usual on the first few days as drivers acclimate themselves to their routes. If buses are going to be very late, the district will inform families. We thank you in advance for your patience.


School supplies can be dropped off in the classroom during the Meet and Greets (August 17) and the Kindergarten Kickoff day (August 18). See below for details. School supplies ordered through the PTA will be delivered to the classroom. Please click here for a link to our school supplies list.


Thank you to those who have completed the registration process. Please note that we will need physical and immunization records for all kindergarteners and new first and second-grade students before the first day of school. If you have an appointment set up with your pediatrician, please provide this information to us as soon as possible. Students missing physicals and immunization records without a pediatrician appointment will be held out of school.


Our District will be sending a parent newsletter in the next couple of days that will contain important information from the Food Service Department, SHIELD Covid Testing, and much more! Please make sure to read it!

New Family Orientation

We enjoyed meeting with our new Henking families yesterday. For those who were unable to attend we have included the presentation we shared. Please continue reading this newsletter for additional planned opportunities to acclimate yourselves with Henking next week!

Click Here for our slideshow

First and Second Grade Meet and Greets

Attention ALL First and Second Grade Students!

Come to Henking to say "Hi!" to your teacher and see your classroom during our First and Second Grade Meet and Greets! We are looking forward to seeing all of you!

WHEN: Tuesday, August 17

First Grade - 10:30-11:00 a.m. (Last names A-L) & 11:00-11:30 (Last Name M-Z

Second Grade - 10:00 - 10:30a.m. (Last names A-L) 10:30-11:00 (Last Name M-Z)

Kindergarten's First Week

Hi, Kindergarten families!

We are so excited about our first week together! We hope next week's schedule will help ease our youngest learners' transition to Kindergarten!

August 18, 2021

Kindergarten Kickoff

Kindergarteners will attend school with an adult (parent, guardian, grandparent, aunt, etc.) for 1 hour to see the classroom and to learn about arrival, dismissal, bus tags, and more! Feel free to bring school supplies. School supplies ordered through our PTA will be delivered to the classrooms.


AM Families

10:00 Last Names A- L

11:00 Last Names M - Z

PM Families

1:00 Last Names A- L

2:00 Last Names M- Z

August 19, 2021

Ease into Kindergarten - Last names A - L only

Kindergarteners will attend school without an adult, please note only half the class attends each day.

Regular School Day

AM 8:45 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

PM 1:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

August 20, 2021

Ease into Kindergarten - Last names M - Z only

Kindergartners will attend school without an adult, please note only half the class attends each day.

Regular School Day

AM 8:45 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

PM 1:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

August 23, 2021


Arrival and Dismissal Information

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School Hours

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Lunch, Breakfast, and Snack Information

Water Bottles

Please send your child to school with a water bottle as water fountains will not be used. Bottle filling stations are available to refill the water bottles.


Lunch will be free of charge for all students throughout the 21-22 school year, however, milk purchased alone, without lunch, will cost sixty cents. Please note that students are allowed to bring their own lunches as well.


Breakfast will be served in our Multipurpose Room beginning at 8:40 free of charge for any student who needs it. Please encourage your child to go to the Multipurpose Room if they were unable to have breakfast at home before going to their classrooms.


We will not be having snack breaks for students, however, school snacks will be available for students as an accommodation and/or based on need. Please encourage your child to let their teacher know if they are hungry during the day.

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PTA is looking for Room Parents!

Interested in becoming a Room Parent in your child's classroom this year?! You can submit this interest form on Friday, August 13 when class assignments are posted in Powerschool. You can also find more information about Room Parents on the PTA website at www.hehopta.org/roomparents.

Board of Education

We at Henking are thankful for the members of the Board who volunteer their time to serve on behalf of our staff, students, and community! Board Briefs is a newsletter-style overview of the highlights of the Board of Education's discussion and action. You can find the meeting agenda online here, and look for minutes of the meeting to be posted after they are approved at the next BOE meeting (September 20, 2021).