Henry Hawk News

Week of September 28, 2020

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Principal Gutierrez's Message

Dear Henry Families,

We are entering the fourth week of school. Progress reports will be coming up soon. If you are not currently signing into Aspen Parent Portal, please be sure to call the main office so we can support you. Aspen Parent Portal is where you will be able to see your child's grades.

This week we have two virtual meetings for parents on Wednesday, September 30th:

  • Coffee with the Principal at 8:00 am
  • Bilingual Advisory Committee (BAC) at 3:30 pm

I hope you will join us for these two virtual meetings (details below in the Henry Hawk News).

Stay well.

Principal Gutierrez

What's In This Week's Henry Hawk News?

Coffee with Mr. Gutierrez

Bilingual Advisory Committee Meeting

Important Beginning of the Year Forms to Return to School

CSI Fall Enrichment Virtual Programs: Dates Changed

Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Maggie Garfinkel

Family Remote Learning Support

Coffee with the Principal

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 8-8:30am

Google Meet

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Join by phone

‪(US) +1 502-518-3433‬ PIN: ‪920 261 361‬#

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BAC Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 3:30-4:15pm

Google Meet

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Important Beginning of the Year Forms to Return to School

Please complete and return the following forms if you have not done so this school year. You can download and print a copy or pick a form up at the school.

Family Income Information Form: Due September 30, 2020

FY21 Family Income Information Form (electronically fillable version. Please download first). Email to vortega7@cps.edu

FY21 Family Income Information Form (Not fillable. Print and drop off at Main Office)

Emergency Forms

Request for Emergency and Health Information [ ENGLISH | SPANISH ]. (electronically fillable version. Please download first). Email form to vortega7@cps.edu and classroom teacher.
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CSI Fall Enrichment Virtual Programs

Program Date Change: October 5th - December 4th

Hello parents and students, CSI will be hosting after school programs remotely this Fall 2020 semester. All programs will be held through remote learning from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm twice a week unless stated differently in this form. Programs will be held from October 5, 2020 to December 4, 2020 unless otherwise stated on this sheet. Students and parents will be picked on a first come basis, and will be notified whether or not they were accepted to the program through email provided. Any questions/concerns please contact Ms. Padua at dvalentepadua@cps.edu.

Hola padres y estudiantes, CSI organizará programas extracurriculares de forma remota este semestre de otoño de 2020. Todos los programas se llevarán a cabo mediante aprendizaje remoto de 3:30 pm a 5:30 pm dos veces por semana a menos que se indique lo contrario en este formulario. Los programas se llevarán a cabo del 21 de octubre de 2020 el 4 de diciembre de 2020, a menos que se indique lo contrario en esta hoja. Los estudiantes y los padres serán elegidos por orden de llegada y se les notificará si fueron aceptados o no en el programa a través del correo electrónico proporcionado. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con la Sra. Padua en dvalentepadua@cps.edu.
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Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Garfinkel

Counselor’s Corner

Hello Henry Families,

It can be very challenging to motivate students sometimes, especially during remote learning. The best way to approach this problem is to determine what is at the root of the problem. Talk to your student. Ask the student if they can’t do the work because because it is:

  • Too Much
  • Too Hard
  • Too Boring
  • Too Distracted
  • Too Pointless

Once you’ve figured this out use the strategies from this article to help the student:


Also, please be sure to fill out this survey so I can make sure I am meeting your needs: https://forms.gle/prcQxhWfVn8Kojqi6

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

Have a great week,

Mrs. Garfinkel

Maggie Garfinkel, LPC, NCC

School Counselor

Henry Elementary School

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Family Remote Learning Support

How to Use Google (English)

Ms. Tania Figueroa, our Bilingual Lead Teacher, has recored a video on how to use Google. Be sure to check it out. The Spanish link is in the button below.

Remote Learning Page on Henry Website

Learn how to get on Parent Portal, Google Email, Google Meets, Google Classroom. Click the link above.

CPS Family Tech Support Link

Need Technology support? CPS’ Information Technology Services team has created a single source online system for parents and students to get support for their technology devices or other technology related questions. Click the button above.

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Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

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