The Patrick Henry Post

May 12th, 2023

Hands-On Educational Field Trips

Patrick Henry Invades Forest Park

In the last 8 days, Patrick Henry has had three field trips to Forest Park! Our kindergarteners, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders have all experienced the magic of a beautiful spring day in the Forest Park Nature Playscape - first as a dance flash mob, then as explorers of our natural world! We are so thankful for the ways Forest Park extends our academic studies into practical, hands on learning and fun, and we had an awesome time running through the park discovering the joys of nature. We even got to visit with the World Bird Sanctuary and meet several flying friends! Thank you, Forest Park!
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Highlights around Patrick Henry

We have had an incredible number of events over the last four weeks, but there have also been many special moments right here at Patrick Henry. Take a look below for some of our highlights over the last few weeks!

Please Enroll Your Child for the 2023-2024 School Year!

Intent to Return to Patrick Henry

Dear Patrick Henry Parents and Families,

It is time to enroll your child for the 2023-2024 school year. There are three ways to let us know if you are coming back next year or if you are moving on to a new school:

(1) Scan the QR code to the right and submit the form online

(2) Click here to submit the form online

(3) Fill out the paper form on the back of the letter and return it to the school (letters were sent home this week in your child's backpack)

You must include your current phone number, address, and emergency contact in order to enroll for next school year. If you do not complete your Intent to Return Form, we will give your child's spot to a child on our waiting list, so please complete this form as soon as possible. If you have any trouble with the online form, please call the school at 314-231-7284 and we will assist you in enrolling and confirming your child's spot at Patrick Henry.

Upcoming Events at Patrick Henry

May 22 - May 25, No Afterschool

Patrick Henry will not have Afterschool the last week of school. Parents, please make sure your child is picked up between 2:52pm and 3:07pm. If students are picked up late the last week of school, they will not be able to be a part of the Afterschool program next school year.

May 22, Field Trip to the St. Louis Zoo

Make sure your child is on time on Monday, May 22nd for our whole school field trip to the Zoo! Students will be with their homeroom teacher at all times, but we always need chaperones! If you're able to chaperone this field trip, please contact your child's teacher. All chaperones need to provide their own transportation to and from the Zoo. We will be there from 9:30am - 1:00pm.

May 23, Field Day

All classes are invited to attend Field Day on May 23rd from 1:00-2:30pm. Parents are welcome to come and help at this event - please email or contact your child's teacher if you are able to come and help the class move through their stations!

May 24, 5th Grade Promotion

On Wednesday, May 24th, Patrick Henry will host a Promotion Ceremony for our 5th grade students. Only family members of 5th graders are invited to attend, and we will also live stream our ceremony on Microsoft Teams. The link will be emailed out to all 5th grade parents and can be shared with other family members by forwarding the email. The Promotion Ceremony will begin at 9:00am in the Patrick Henry gym.

May 25, End of Year Awards Ceremony for PreK-4th Grade

On Thursday, May 25th, Patrick Henry will host an End of Year Awards Ceremony for our Preschool - 4th Grade students. Family members of PreK-4th graders are invited to attend in person, and we will also live stream our ceremony on Microsoft Teams. The link will be emailed out to all families and can be shared with other family members by forwarding the email. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 9:00am in the Patrick Henry gym, and will include the following class times:

  • 9:00-9:10, Welcoming Remarks
  • 9:10-9:40, PreK (Ms. Smith, Ms. Munnelly, Ms. Womack, Ms. Young)
  • 9:40-10:10, KG + 1st + 2nd Grade (Ms. Willard, Ms. Versen, Ms. Ivory)
  • 10:10-10:40, 3rd + 4th Grade (Ms. Ivory, Ms. Fales, Ms. Hammock)
  • 10:40-10:45, Closing Remarks

May 25, Last Day of School

All SLPS schools will have their last day of school on Thursday, May 25th. All SLPS schools are closed on Friday, May 26th. Have a wonderful and safe summer vacation!