What's Happened at Henking?

Vote for Books

Three Book Fair ‘candidates’ Pig the StarBear Can't Sleep The Three Little Superpigs were nominated as being the Best of the Book Fair and we need our Henking Hawks to select the best Book for the job.  Please click here to bring up the voting ballot and may the best book win!

D34 Connects The Dots

Join Henking, Lyon and Westbrook families at the Glenview Public Library, September 26th! We will create, imagine, and problem-solve with Peter Reynold's class book "The Dot" inspired challenges. RSVP here to attend this great event at the Glenview Public Library for our students and their families!

Weather Procedures

Arrival time- if it is raining or the “feels like/wind chill” temperature is below 20° (at 19° or lower) the children come directly into the building.
Recess- if it is raining or the “feels like/wind chill” temperature is below 10° (at 9° or lower) children remain indoors. Please remember children must have snow pants, boots, and gloves to play in the snow.
3:30 Dismissal- if the temperature is below 20° (at 19° or lower) we will have indoor dismissal from the West Gym.

Fritzle and Quitzel’s Magnificent Mess

Watch our 2nd-grade play about an absent-minded Professor at Character Counts College. Our play is loosely based on the poem, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This storyline is also featured in Disney's Fantasia. Students helped to stage the play, add details to the plot and created their own dialog! Check out your child's class:

HE/HO International Night @ Henking

We hope you can join us on Friday, February 3rd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for an evening celebrating cultures from around the world. Learn about Colombia, Italy, Romania, Sweden, Mexico, Ireland, Greece, China, Korea and Mongolia and enjoy performances such as Karate demonstrations, Armenian, Greek and Irish Dancers.

Second Grade Fine Arts Showcase

On Thursday, December 15th, the 2nd grade students performed five acts of Aesop's Fables.  Their amazing performances can be viewed here.

Waste-Free School Lunch Week

Let’s teach kids how to cut the waste and help the earth! Each day during the week of September26 th -30, we will weigh the lunch garbage for 1st and 2nd grades, and we will track our progress over the week. Kids will learn about the importance of reusing, recycling, and not wasting. What can you do?
*pack reusable items in school lunches
*recycle at home and talk about recycling with your child
*talk to your child about eating lunch and not throwing out large amounts of food, serve your child realistic meal portions.  To volunteer and help during lunch, please contact jenmilw@hotmail.com

CHAMPS Corner

Thanks for demonstrating "CHAMP" behavior all year long!

iWonder Lab: Henking's Makerspace

Have you seen our iWonder Lab in the LRC? This is a place for students to foster a disposition to creatively solve problems by making and inventing.  Students are introduced to the engineering design process that involves asking questions, imagining possible solutions, planning, creating and improving on a their plan.  The maker movement is all about teaching our kids to think for themselves, to think creatively, and to look for do-it-yourself solutions.  We would love your help in gathering the following items. Please send any donations to school with your child.

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