Henry Hawk News

Week of June 7, 2021

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Henry Families,

Tuesday marks 12 days left until Summer!

We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather this past weekend. This week our students will be completing the state required assessments as well our end of the year assessments. Here are some upcoming important dates:

  • Monday, June 7th: Algebra Exit Exam
  • Tuesday, June 8th: LSC Meeting @ 4:30
  • Wednesday, June 9th: High School Informational Meeting for 6th and 7th grade families (10:00 am and 5:30 pm)
  • Thursday, June 10th: Red Carpet Day (Virtual Oscar Celebration @ 2:00 for Perfect Attendance and Principal's Honor Roll all year)
  • Thursday, June 17th: 8th Grade Picnic
  • Friday June 18th: 8th Grade Graduation
  • Tuesday, June 22nd: Field Day and Last Day of School
  • Tuesday, July 6th-July 30th: Summer School @ Henry (Summer Bridge+, CSI, OLCE, Summer Gains, KOTK)
  • Monday, August 30th: 1st Day of School 2021-2022 school year

Have a great week!

Juan Gutierrez, Principal


Mary Ann Reynolds, Assistant Principal


Lora Abraham, Assistant Principal


What's New?

Henry Parent Survey for Fall 2021

CPS Parent Survey for Fall 2021 (NEW!)

ABC Countdown

LSC Meeting (NEW!)

6th and 7th Grade Parent Workshop @ 10:00 am: High School Information Session (NEW!)

6th and 7th Grade Parent Workshop @ 5:30 pm: High School Information Session (NEW!)

CSI Summer Enrichment Program

Covid-19 Vaccines 12+

Preschool Registration Open

State Assessments: Testing Schedule This Week (NEW!)

Counselor's Corner (NEW!)

Henry Parent Survey for Fall 2021

If you didn't get a chance to complete the Henry Parent Survey last week, we would appreciate it if you can take some time to complete it this week. This survey will help our school support our families in transitioning back to school for the fall. Thank you for your time.

CPS Parent Survey For Fall 2021


Dear Colleagues, Families, and Supporters,

As our current school year winds down, we are already busy planning for the fall. We will be welcoming students back to the classroom five days a week, and we need feedback from our families to help shape what next school year will look like.

CPS has created the Fall 2021 Survey as a way to connect with families around planning for the new school year. This anonymous survey is also available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Urdu, and Polish, and responses need to be received by Friday, June 18.

The Fall 2021 Survey will help us better understand how you are feeling about the upcoming school year; it is not an opt-in form for in-person learning. Consistent with state guidance, nearly all students will be learning in person next year. We are working on a virtual option for the relatively small number of students who cannot return due to medical reasons, and more information on this plan will be shared with families in the near future.

Participating in the survey will help the district better understand what you need for a successful school year ahead, and we strongly encourage you to take a few minutes to complete it. Our teachers and school leaders cannot wait to have students back in classrooms every day next fall, and it’s our mission to ensure the new school year provides you and your children with the best possible experience.

Estimado padre de familia:

A medida que nuestro año escolar llega a su fin, ya estamos ocupados con la planificación del año escolar del otoño. Recibiremos nuevamente a los estudiantes en las aulas cinco días a la semana, por lo que le pedimos que nos dé sus comentarios sobre cómo desea que sea la reapertura.

CPS ha creado la Encuesta para el otoño de 2021 (en español) para conectar con las familias sobre asuntos relacionados a esta planificación. Las respuestas serán anónimas y deberá enviar la encuesta antes del viernes 18 de junio.

La misma nos ayudará a entender de mejor manera cómo usted se siente sobre el próximo año escolar; no es un formulario para optar por las clases presenciales. De acuerdo con la guía estatal, casi todos los estudiantes aprenderán en persona el próximo año escolar. Estamos trabajando para también ofrecer una opción virtual para un número relativamente pequeño de estudiantes que no pueden volver a las aulas por razones médicas. Compartiremos próximamente más información sobre ello con las familias.

Participar en la encuesta ayudará al distrito conocer más sobre sus necesidades para un año escolar exitoso por delante, por lo que le recomendamos encarecidamente que se tome unos minutos para completarla. Nuestros maestros y líderes escolares esperan ansiosamente tener a los estudiantes de vuelta en las aulas todos los días, y es nuestra misión proporcionar a usted y a sus hijos la mejor experiencia posible durante el nuevo año escolar

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LSC Meeting

LSC Meeting

Tuesday, June 8th, 4:30pm

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RSVPs are enabled for this event.

6th and 7th Grade Parent Workshop @ 10:00 am: High School Information Session

Wednesday, June 9th, 10am

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6th and 7th Grade Parent Workshop @ 5:30 pm: High School Information Session

Wednesday, June 9th, 5:30pm

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‪(US) +1 929-277-9845‬ PIN: ‪497 737 810‬#

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

CSI Summer Enrichment Program

Vaccines 12+

With the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15, thousands more CPS students can now be protected from COVID-19. Vaccinations are the key to returning to normalcy, and we want to help make that process as easy as possible.

CPS is working with the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Chicago Teachers Union to bring vaccination events to schools throughout the city. These events will be held in each school’s parking lot from 10 a.m. - noon and are open to CPS students, families, and community members. No appointments are necessary. If you and your family have not yet been vaccinated, we encourage you to take advantage of the following events at our schools:

  • June 5th: Westinghouse, Nash, Marshall, Juarez and CVCA
  • June 12th: Ray, Bouchet, Simeon, Southside Occupational, and Brunson
  • June 19th: Englewood STEM, King HS, Carver Military HS, Fenger, and Michele Clark HS

COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge to everyone, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status. For more information on these vaccines, talk with your healthcare provider or visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.You can also call the Chicago Department of Public Health at (312)746-4835.

Preschool Applications Open

CPS Pre-K Applications Now Open for the 2021–22 School Year

The pre-k application for the 2021–22 school year is open now. There are more than 600 CPS and community-based preschool programs located throughout the city; choose the program that is best for your family. To learn more about applying for pre-k, visit chicagoearlylearning.org, call (312) 229-1690, or make an appointment with one of the city’s family resource centers.

State Assessments: Testing Schedule This Week

8th and 3rd Graders this week

Questions, please email Ms. Tania Figueroa (tjfigueroa1@cps.edu )

Counselor's Corner

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Hello Everyone,

June is Pride Month! There are many ways to celebrate this month and the rights of the LGBTQ community. Celebrating this month is important because it reminds us to be inclusive of people of all backgrounds and the importance of advocating for those who are in minority groups. While many communities and cities have over-the-top celebrations, there are ways to celebrate in your home. One way is to diversify your home library. Here are some books you can add to your collection

Whether or not you are part of the LGBTQ community, we can all be allies to support this community and their rights. If you have any questions or need additional suggestions, let me know. I'm always here for you!

As a reminder, I want to make sure this information is meeting your needs, so please complete this survey as soon as you can:


If you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. The best way to reach me is by email: mgarfinkel@cps.edu


Mrs. Garfinkel

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Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

Mr. Gutierrez, Ms. Reynolds, and Mrs. Abraham