The Patrick Henry Post

August 26th, 2022

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Welcome to Patrick Henry!

This week, we welcomed back 243 elementary students ranging from Preschoolers to 5th graders. We greeted them with smiles, hugs, laughter, games, activities, and lessons. We introduced them to our incredible staff. We toured the school. We practiced fire drills and safety measures. We made sure our students ate a healthy breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. We sent home welcome gifts for every student that includes supplies, a brand new backpack, and books on their grade level so they can start their own home library. We brought them into the gym, the art room, the music room, the cafeteria, the garden, the Reading Room, and even our beautiful interactive hallways. We learned about our students and began the most important job we have - building safe, loving relationships with our students. We made every student feel like this was their new home away from home.

It was AMAZING! Take a look below for some of our highlights from the first week of school.

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Open House at Patrick Henry

On Wednesday evening, we welcomed our most important stakeholders into our school for an in-person Open House: our families! Parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and siblings were able to come and see their child's classroom, meet the teacher, and hear a little bit of what their child will experience this year at Patrick Henry. Our staff loved every minute of meeting our families and welcoming them back in person! We have lots of in person events this school year, and we hope to see you at Patrick Henry!

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 5th: No school in honor of Labor Day

All SLPS schools will be closed on Monday, September 5th in honor of Labor Day. You can read more about Labor Day by clicking here. We will take today to remember and honor those Americans who came before us to create a fair, equal, and safe working environment for all laborers in all fields across the country.

Monday, September 12th: Grandparents' Day

We invite all grandparents to come into Patrick Henry for a special celebration with their grandchild in honor of Grandparents' Day. You can read more about Grandparents' Day by clicking here. At Patrick Henry, we would like grandparents to join their grandchild starting at 8:30am and ending at 9:30am. They will enjoy a special breakfast treat, a reading session, and a sample of class time.

Friday, September 16th: Progress Reports

On Friday, September 16th, families will receive their child's 1st quarter Progress Report Card via email. Please make sure you have updated your contact information if you do not have a current email address or phone number. You can update your contact information by calling the school at 314.231.7284 or by clicking here.

Friday, September 23rd: No School for Students

All SLPS will be closed on Friday, September 23rd so that staff can have an in-service day of professional development. Enjoy your three-day weekend!