What We Do

The HE/HO PTA is a vibrant, volunteer-based organization that offers fun and fulfilling ways for parents to become more involved in the Henking-Hoffman Community.

Raising Funds

In order to enrich and compliment the education our students receive and help build a sense of community, the HE/HO PTA funds a variety of programs and plans a wide range of activities throughout the year. In addition to these experiences, the PTA strives to make a meaningful and lasting impact on the learning environments at our schools by helping to fund equipment and capital improvements like the new playgrounds built at Henking in 2017 and Hoffman in 2018. With your support we can continue to do this and so much more!!

Planning and Supporting Activities

The HE/HO PTA plans a wide variety of activities throughout the school year to compliment and enrich the excellent education our students receive here in District 34. The Character Counts Food Drive and Holiday Helper program inspires compassion and teaches our kids to think about others all while helping local families in need. Visiting authors, cultural arts assemblies, the artist in residence program and events like International Night give our students a new perspective. Family friendly activities including Movie Nights, Pancake Breakfast, Havinia and the Hoffman City Carnival strengthen our sense of community and encourages us to get to know our neighbors.

Over the years, generous Henking/Hoffman parents like you have helped fund:


New Henking and Hoffman playgrounds

Special Education

I Care Cat, reproducible books, and sendory items


IXL Math, IXL English, Raz Kids and Learning A-Z software, wireless sound system/microphones in the gymnasium, portable sound system in the Learning Resource Center, and SMART Boards

The Arts

Artist in Residency programs, choral risers, music class flip forms, African drum sets, digital cameras, mural paper dispenser, poster printer, sound equipment, props, Garage Band Composition Days consultant, musical instruments, and a kiln

Reading and Math

Books and novel sets for the Learning Resource Center, SRA reading labs, reading intervention program novel sets, math assessment resource books for teachers, and math puzzles and books

Physical Education

Tumbling mats, BOSU balls, Step Aerobics sets, bowling balls, Zip line ropes, mini trampolines, rock climbing wall, life skills DVDs, bicycle maintenance, jump rope racks, box hockey games, golf targets, and hockey sticks


Preschool light table, book bins, kidney table, storage bins, and ELL store items

So Much More...

With your continued support we can make a difference in every child’s life!