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Dear Parents and Friends of the Henking and Hoffman PTA, 

We are very excited about “Casino Night”, the upcoming PTA Benefit on November 10th, 2018! It will be a night to put the “fun” back in fundraising! 

 Why “Casino Night” is important

The PTA has decided to conduct two major fundraisers this year, rather than doing multiple smaller fundraisers throughout the school year.  “Casino Night” is our second major fundraiser for the year, and it is a parent only night out that helps raise money for our schools.

Last year, our fundraising efforts helped build a new Hoffman playground!  This year, the PTA hopes to partner with District 34 to begin a redesign of the LRCs (Learning Resource Centers) at both schools.  The addition of flexible seating and furniture will allow these spaces to adapt and facilitate collaborative learning between all students. Your generosity enables us to raise the funds needed to support these efforts. 

 “Casino Night” Event and Ticket Details

On November 10th, 2018, please join us and fellow HE/HO parents for a night of socializing, shopping, gambling (fundraising style), and dancing! See attached invite and buy your tickets now at

Attire is dressy casual.

Please consider sponsoring a teacher by purchasing them a staff ticket so they can attend too!  

Donations Needed

We rely on donations for our auction items.  Some of the exciting auction items included this year are Cubs and White Sox tickets, a spa day, birthday party packages and summer camps, fitness studios, restaurants, and even diamonds!

For those interested in donating to our auction, we are looking for additional parent donations to help make our event successful.  Donations can be anything you think other parents would be interested in bidding on.  Some ideas include tickets to one of our beloved Chicago teams, a talent or service you or your company provides, gift cards to local spots or activities, or even your favorite bottle of wine.  Please use the links below if you’re interested in donating or contact me directly.

Auction Donation

Wine Donation 

Every donation helps and the funds raised go to our schools!

Host a Sign Up Party!

You can also participate by hosting a Sign Up Party!  In the past these events have been one of the most successful ways we have raised money.  Sign Up Parties are parent hosted parties (at parent homes or venues) and a limited number of tickets are sold for the event, with the ticket sales going back to our schools.  Trivia Night, Cinco De Mayo, Tailgating, Dodgeball. . .you can be creative and come up with any theme/idea you choose! Grab friends/neighbors and consider hosting together.  Please see link below for more information and to sign up for hosting a Sign Up Party.

Sign Up Parties

The teachers are generously donating Teacher Sign Up Parties too. . . stay tuned for more info!

All Sign Up Party tickets are only sold at the Benefit.

Contact Carrie Matthis for more information @

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Promote your business at “Casino Night” by sponsoring a deck of cards at the casino tables, flowers, raffle items, and more.   Please contact me for more information!

Thank you in advance for your support of the Henking and Hoffman PTA School Benefit and in helping make this an extraordinary event. If you have any questions about “Casino Night” or the PTA, please email me @  

I look forward to having a lot of fun with you at “Casino Night” on November 10th!

Warm Regards, 

Megan Trigg

Benefit Chair

The Henking/Hoffman PTA is a local unit of the Illinois PTA and part of the National PTA.

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