Week of October 30, 2017
Dear Henry Community,
Be sure to join us for our Halloween Hustle Monday, October 30th from 4:00 - 5:00.
This Tuesday, October 31st, students will be allowed to wear Halloween costumes with parent approval. However, it is important to remember the following: 1. No face paint. 2. No masks 3. No toy weapons of any kind. If your child would like to bring a treat to share, the candy has to be store-bought (No peanuts please). We can only have 2 events where non-nutritional store-bought items can be distributed to students If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the office.
The end of the 1st Quarter is this Thursday. There will be no school on Friday, November 3rd. Parent teacher conferences will be November 15th.
Due to our great work Personalized Learning, our partner, LEAP Innovations, will be bring some educators interested in learning about our systems and structures that we have implemented so far as part of our Breakthrough Grant Program. They will be coming on November 8th. The Office of Teaching & Learning is sponsoring a program called "PL In Depth" for schools who are interested in piloting Personalized Learning. The PL department will bring educators from other CPS schools to visit Henry. The purpose is for other CPS colleagues to learn about the Henry journey and model. Thanks to the hard work of our students and teachers, they want to showcase and
highlight all the progress we’ve made with PL since we started piloting a few years ago. The PL department will be sponsoring these school visits throughout the year. The first of these visits will be the weeks of November 13th and 27th.
Our school is one of 80 Chicago Public Schools taking part in a program called Vision for Chicago. As part of Vision for Chicago, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is partnering with Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health to study how school-based eye care impacts academic performance and to help make sure that students who need eyeglasses receive them and wear. As part of the project, JHU researchers will visit Henry up to four times this year to observe how many students are wearing glasses. There will be no names recorded during the observations; researchers will simply scan the classroom to count how many students are wearing glasses out of how many students present.
We are communicating all the wonderful things happening at Henry School through the following:
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Follow us on Twitter: @PatrickHenrySc1
○ 2 - End of Quarter
○ 3 - School Improvement Day (No Classes)
○ 4 - Chicago Run Fall Run
○ 7 - BAC 2:00
○ 9 - PAC 2:00
○ 13-17 - Scholastic Book Fair
○ 15 - State of the School Address 11:30 a.m.
○ 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences
○ 17 - Quarter 1 Awards Assembly
○ 18 - Girls on the Run 5K
○ 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break
○ 28 - LSC 4:30 p.m.
Updates for this week:
Congratulations to Room 101 with the highest attendance for the week of October 23rd!
Overall Attendance: 96.31% (We have decreased by 0.2% this past week.)
Week of October 23rd 96.34%
Classrooms Above 96% 111, 114, 108, 102, 104, 101, 103, 302, 307, 301, 303, 305
Classrooms with 100% No classrooms had 100%
Hawk of the Month:
Congratulations to our Hawks of the Month who were celebrated last week!
For the Month of November, we will be focusing on Habit 3: Put First Things First: Work First Then Play
● “I do the things I have to do before I do the things I want to do. I stay focused on what I am doing. I try to minimize
distractions and regroup if I get off task. I spend my time on the things that are most important.”
Girls on the Run Halloween Hustle: Monday, October 30th
PRESENTED BY GIRLS ON THE RUN AT PATRICK HENRY
We will be hosting a Halloween run/walk/crawl around the school. All staff, students, parents, and pets are welcome! Please dress in your costumes. We will be handing out raffle tickets for every lap completed for your chance to win a prize. The girls will be hosting a hot chocolate table, and a coloring table of Halloween pictures.
Where: Patrick Henry Elementary (gather near the annex and main building entrances)
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
If you’re interested in volunteering or donating for the event, please contact Mrs. Lisa Garner by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 773-534-5060
Chicago Run Fall Fun Run: Saturday, November 4th.
On Saturday, November 4th, you and you child will have the opportunity to participate in a free 1-mil Fun Run sponsored by Chicago Run Program. The event will be held at Washington Park. The bus will be at Henry by 8:30 a.m. and dropped off by 12:00 p.m. Questions, please contact Mr. Tomsheck at email@example.com or call the office at 773-534-5060
Girls’ Volleyball: Practice every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. with Ms. Jaffe
Games: (All located at Steinmetz High School 3030 N Mobile Ave. Door Entry: 7 Parking: Off of Barry St.
■ November 4th Locke Blue vs. Henry 10:00 A.M. Court 2
■ November 11th Henry vs. Thorpe Red 10:00 A.M. Court 1
Boys’ Soccer: Practice every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with Mr. Stuart (Volunteer)
Games: (All games will be at Eugene Field 5100 N. Ridgeway Ave- Field 1)
■ November 4th Murphy vs. Henry 4:00 P.M.
■ November 11th Palmer Fire vs. Henry 1:00 P.M.