Henry Happenings

September 25, 2022

Principal Message

Dear Henry Families,

Your kids were so cute last Friday on picture day. I look forward seeing the final photos when they come in. If your child was absent on Friday, don't worry, we will have a retake day soon!

Thursday evening is our first musical of the year for our 4th grade students. Due to space constraints in the gym and the overcrowding we experienced at previous grade-level events (prior to Covid), we are requesting that families honor a two guest per child limit. For blended families, we understand that additional guest(s) might be needed to include step-parents and other parent figures. The event will be live-streamed for grandparents, siblings, and other family members. The live-stream link will be sent later this week.

As always, if you have any questions please let me know.


Dr. Jodi Oliver


Henry Elementary

Upcoming Dates

September 28 - PTO Restaurant Day - Papa John's Pizza - Valley Park @ 4 PM to 8 PM

September 29 - 4th Grade Concert @ 6:30 PM

September 30 - Custodian Appreciation Day

October 3 - Fire Prevention Week

October 4 - Tab Top Collection Day

October 5 - National Walk and Bike to School Day

October 6 - Early Release @ 2:00 PM

October 7 - No School - Fall Break

October 10 - No School - Fall Break

October 11 - Reader in Me Turn In Deadline @ 9:30 AM

October 13 - 3rd Grade Music Performance @ 6:30 PM

October 14 - National School Lunch Day

October 14 - 2nd Grade Field Trip

October 18 - Student Flu Shot Clinic (Optional)

October 19 - 3rd Grade Field Trip

October 21 - Kindergarten Field Trip

October 22 - Henry Shoe Drive Ends

October 22 - PTO Trunk or Treat

Quick Updates

  • If your child is arriving at school after 9:05 AM, please walk them to the front door to sign them in. Thank you!
  • Reader in Me has started. Please check with your child and/or in the backpack for the information packet that was distributed last week!

A Note From Nurse Lisa

Henry is hosting the VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) to administer flu shots to students on Tuesday, October 18th from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please see the information linked below regarding what insurances are accepted and read carefully through the consent form. Complete all information and remember to attach a copy of your insurance card (or a check) to the form. Consent forms need to be returned by Wednesday, October 12th.

Flu Shot Consent Form

Vaccine Information

Accepted Insurance

We are not providing flu shots to parents this year. If you would like to be present when your child receives a flu shot, please contact our School Nurse, Mrs. Lisa Munch, at lmunch@parkwayschools.net to let her know, and she will do her best to accommodate you. Also, please email Mrs. Munch if you need printed copies of the forms sent home with your child.

Food Truck Friday/Mascot Match

Join the West Community celebrating our Jr Longhorns for a family night filled with food trucks, entertainment and great prize drawings. Our school mascot will be competing and we need as many families to cheer on as possible! Head over to the West High School Football game right after!

Here are some additional marketing points of our event:

  • Don’t Miss the Mascot Match-off at 6 pm!
  • Jr Longhorn Parade to High School Football field
  • Prize drawings
    • Gift Cards to:
      • Mr. Beast Burgers
      • Amazon
      • Athleta
      • Apple
  • Spirit Wear sales – T-shirts, sweatshirts, foam fingers, etc.
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Volunteer Opportunities

We hope you have gotten back in the swing of things this school year. We are so excited to be able to get back into Henry and do more things to help out. That also means there are more volunteer opportunities than there have been the past several years. Volunteers are a critical element at Henry and there is something for everyone. We have weekend activities, evening activities, and items during the day. There are items for people who like to organize and plan and items for those who just like to show up and do. Please take a minute to look and see what you would like to be involved with. https://forms.gle/WZvxa4BkzxN29qmf9 And thank you to those who have already jumped in and volunteered. Our first 2 events (Breakfast for the teachers and Welcome Breakfast) were organized by volunteers who hadn't been in that position before and they did it flawlessly. Don't hesitate to jump into a volunteer slot. Thank you in advance!

Steps to become a Volunteer can be found here - https://www.parkwayschools.net/domain/783 You need to take this step if you plan on going on any field trips with your child, volunteer with Reader In Me during the day, Help out in the Library, do 5th grade activities in the Spring, or do any other activities that involve contact with students when you are unsupervised by teachers.

Student Activity Fees-Rycor Payment System

Each student at Henry Elementary will be charged an activity fee for items such as planners and field trips. Your child's classroom teacher will explain what is included specific to the grade level. Please see the directions below to access the online payment system.

* Log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal (if you need assistance with this, please contact the help desk at 314-415-8181, option 2 or via email at ic-parenthelp@parkwayschools.net )

* Select "More"

* Select "Online Payments"

* If you have more than one student in Parkway, please select your student's name (tab next to where it says "Summary")

* You will then see any fees assigned to your student. You may add items to your cart and proceed to pay as preferred.

* At the bottom of the page you will see a button "Adopt a Student for Activity Fees." If you would like to donate, please click on it, complete the form, add the amount you would like to donate, then click add to cart. You will then be prompted to pay online as well.

NOTE: If you are using an Apple product, please use either Chrome or Firefox when logging in to your account. Also, if you are using your mobile phone, please turn your phone to landscape mode so you can see the full screen properly.