The Patrick Henry Post

March 10th, 2023

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Highlights from 3rd Quarter

Can you believe it? Today is our last day of 3rd quarter! We are already 75% through this school year, and we only have one quarter left to go. Let's look back at some of the best things that happened this quarter and celebrate our victories.

Welcome to 4th Quarter

Finishing Strong in 4th Quarter

With just one more quarter left in this school year, let's make it count and finish strong! Here are a few suggestions for our students, staff, and families to finish this year well:

  • Think about school attendance and make sure your child is here every day, on time. Missing even just a few minutes of the morning routine can change your child's day, so making sure they get here on time keeps them in routine and sets them up for success every day!
  • For students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, talk to them about the MAP assessment that will take place in April. Give them encouragement that they have been preparing for this test all year, and that if they do their best, they will show off all that they have learned!
  • Talk to your child about how to finish this school year strong academically: every quarter counts and it is important that they know we keep teaching and they keep learning!
  • Talk to your child about how to finish strong behaviorally. We have so many fun celebrations at the end of the school year, and we want to celebrate every single child! Remind them that every teacher has expectations that must be met in their classrooms, the hallways, the cafeteria, the playground, and the bus.
  • For students in 5th grade, remind them that they must have excellent grades, attendance, and behavior record in order to keep their placement in their Magnet Middle School for next year.

Take a look ahead at our amazing 4th quarter events that will happen over the next few months:

  • March 17-24: Spring Break
  • March 31: Book Party for Kindergarten and 1st Grade
  • March 31: Field Trip for 2nd-5th Grade to the Gateway Arch
  • April 29: Saturday event for all families at Patrick Henry with free resources
  • May 1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 9: Kindergarten-1st Grade field trip to Forest Park Nature Playscape
  • May 10: 2nd-3rd Grade field trip to Forest Park Nature Playscape
  • May 22: Whole School Field Trip to St. Louis Zoo
  • May 23: Field Day
  • May 24: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • May 25: Awards Ceremony for PreK-4th Grade

Thank you, Humane Society!

5th Grade Field Trip

This week, our 5th graders were able to go to the St. Louis County Humane Society to learn about animal care and community partnerships for animals without a permanent home. Students interacted with animals at the shelter and learned from the Humane Society staff how to care for all types of animals in need. Later this month, the rest of the Patrick Henry students will enjoy a school-wide assembly from the Humane Society to continue learning about animal care. Thank you to School Counselor, Ms. Gregory, for setting up this field trip and to our chaperones, Ms. Gregory, Ms. Webb, and Ms. Brown!
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Congrats, STAR Winners!

Upcoming Events at Patrick Henry

March 13th - March 16th: Afterschool Cancelled

Afterschool Parents, please note that we do not have Afterschool the week of March 13th because of Parent-Teacher Conferences. Please plan to pick your child up at normal dismissal time, 2:52pm-3:07pm. All students must be picked up by 3:07pm.

March 13th - March 16th: Parent-Teacher Conferences

Please contact your child's teacher to schedule your conference for the following days/times:

  • Monday, March 13th, 3:15-5:15pm
  • Tuesday, March 14th, 3:15-5:15pm
  • Wednesday, March 15th, 3:15-5:15pm
  • Thursday, March 16th, 3:15-3:45pm

March 17th: No School

There will be no school on Friday, March 17th. All SLPS schools will be closed.

March 20th - March 24th: Spring Break

All SLPS schools will be closed for Spring Break on March 20th - March 24th. School will reopen on Monday, March 27th.

March 31st: Field Trip for 2nd - 5th Grade

All 2nd-5th graders will go on a walking field trip to the Gateway Arch. Students will not only get a tour of the new grounds and museum, but they will also travel all the way to the top of the Arch for a view of our beautiful city! Students will end the day with a Riverboat Cruise and they even get a free lunch while they are on the Mighty Mississippi. Parents! Please make sure you turn in your child's field trip permission slip and get your child to school on time so they do not miss out on this opportunity!

March 31st: Book Party for Kindergarten - 1st Grade

All Kindergarten and First Graders will attend a Book Party at Patrick Henry where they will receive books to take home with them and keep! We will have healthy snacks as well as a fun, large, furry friend!