Henry Hawk News

Week of May 24, 2021

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Henry Families,

Monday marks 21 days left until Summer! To countdown. Each day students and teachers will celebrate with something fun to count the days until the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Check out the ABC Countdown activities below!

Progress Reports were completed last Friday, May 21st. They will be mailed by the district this week. You can always view your child's progress in Aspen. Questions, please reach out to the main office.

Please remember that next week is Memorial Day Weekend. If you are going out of town, please be sure to follow the Chicago Travel Guidelines. You can find the travel guidelines at the link below:


Have a great week!

Juan Gutierrez, Principal


Mary Ann Reynolds, Assistant Principal


Lora Abraham, Assistant Principal


What's New?

ABC Countdown

Coffee With The Principal May 26th @ 8:00 am (NEW!)

CSI Summer Enrichment Program (NEW!)

Expanding Vaccine Access for Students 12 and Up

Chicago’s Fastest… The Race To Gately

Preschool Registration Open

State Assessments: Testing Schedule This Week (NEW!)

Henry Hawks Weekly Update (NEW!)

Rush School Based Health Center Parent Workshop (NEW!)

Counselor's Corner (NEW!)

ABC Countdown This Week!

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Coffee With The Principal

Wednesday, May 26th, 8am

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CSI Summer Enrichment Program

Expanding Vaccine Access for Students 12 and Up

With the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15, thousands more CPS students can now be protected from COVID-19. Vaccinations are the key to returning to normalcy, and we want to help make that process as easy as possible.

CPS is working with the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Chicago Teachers Union to bring vaccination events to schools throughout the city. These events will be held in each school’s parking lot from 10 a.m. - noon and are open to CPS students, families, and community members. No appointments are necessary. If you and your family have not yet been vaccinated, we encourage you to take advantage of the following events at our schools:

  • June 5th: Westinghouse, Nash, Marshall, Juarez and CVCA
  • June 12th: Ray, Bouchet, Simeon, Southside Occupational, and Brunson
  • May 29th and June 19th: Englewood STEM, King HS, Carver Military HS, Fenger, and Michele Clark HS

COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge to everyone, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status. For more information on these vaccines, talk with your healthcare provider or visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.You can also call the Chicago Department of Public Health at (312)746-4835.

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Does your child have what it takes to be crowned ‘Chicago’s Fastest’ kid?

We are proud to announce the ‘Chicago’s Fastest… The Race To Gately’ initiative in partnership with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., and the Chicago Park District! This exciting event features a city-wide track and field experience for 1st-4th graders and a city-wide 60-meter qualifying competition with the finals taking place at Gately Indoor Track Facility for 5th-12th graders! For more information please review this program overview letter and register your child today!

Preschool Applications Open

CPS Pre-K Applications Now Open for the 2021–22 School Year

The pre-k application for the 2021–22 school year is open now. There are more than 600 CPS and community-based preschool programs located throughout the city; choose the program that is best for your family. To learn more about applying for pre-k, visit chicagoearlylearning.org, call (312) 229-1690, or make an appointment with one of the city’s family resource centers.

State Assessments: Testing Schedule This Week

ACCESS: No Testing This Week.

Questions, please email Ms. Tania Figueroa (tjfigueroa1@cps.edu )

IAR Testing: Make-up Testing This Week.

Questions, please email Ms. Garfinkel (mgarfinkel@cps.edu) and your child's homeroom teacher.

Henry Hawks Weekly Update

Here is the Henry Hawks Weekly Update from this past week.

Henry Weekly Update 5:17:21

Counselor's Corner

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Hello Everyone,

Since May is Mental Health Awareness month I wanted to share a fun activity you can do with your students at home. Creating a relaxation jar can be a strategy you can encourage your child to use if they are feeling upset or need to calm down. This is what you do:

1. Take an empty water bottle

2. Fill the water bottle with water

3. Add desired color of food coloring

4. Add glitter, sequins, or other decorations that are waterproof and float

5. Close the top and tape top shut

6. Shake it up and watch the glitter settle. Use as needed to calm down.

As a reminder, I want to make sure this information is meeting your needs, so please complete this survey as soon as you can:


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

Rush School Based Health Center Parent Workshop

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Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

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