Henry Hawk News

Week of June 14, 2021

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Henry Families,

7 school days left until Summer!

We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather even with the short storm on Saturday. This week is our last full week of school. Here are some upcoming important dates (Please note the date change for the 8th grade picnic. There was an error in the last Henry Hawk News):

  • Monday June 14th - Friday June 18th: Award Pickup for students who received 100% Attendance and/or Principal's Honor Roll for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Wednesday, June 16th: 8th Grade Picnic 10:00 am-1:00 pm @ Independence Park
  • Friday June 18th: 8th Grade Graduation
  • Tuesday, June 22nd: Last Day of School: Field Day and Technology Return
  • Tuesday, July 6th-July 30th: Summer School @ Henry (Summer Bridge+, CSI, OLCE, Summer Gains, KOTK)
  • Monday, August 30th: 1st Day of School 2021-2022 school year

Have a great week!

Juan Gutierrez, Principal


Mary Ann Reynolds, Assistant Principal


Lora Abraham, Assistant Principal


What's New?

Technology Return: Tuesday, June 22nd (NEW!)

School Fee and Uniform Update (NEW!)

2021-2022 School Supply List Update (NEW!)

8th Grade Graduation Activities (NEW!)

Field Day: Tuesday, June 22nd (NEW!)

Summer Meal Distribution Site (NEW!)

Henry Parent Survey for Fall 2021

CPS Parent Survey for Fall 2021

ABC Countdown

CSI Summer Enrichment Program

Covid-19 Vaccines 12+

Counselor's Corner (NEW!)

Technology Return: Tuesday, June 22nd

Chromebook Return (grades PK-7):

Families are asked to return their child’s chromebook or iPad on 6/22/21 between 9am and 1pm at door #3. Please help spread the word. Thank you!

School Fee and Uniform Update

During the last LSC Meeting that was held on Tuesday, June 8th, the 2021-2022 school fee has changed. The 2021-2022 uniform policy will remain the same.

Henry School Fee
$25 school fee for 1 child

$50 per family

Payments may be made on Henry EPAY, found on the school website at patrickhenryes.cps.edu

Henry Uniform Policy

Maroon top and dark bottoms

2021-2022 School Supply List Update

School Supply Lists will be updated and posted on the website by the end of this week. We will also post them in next week's Henry Hawk News.

8th Grade Graduation Activities

  • Monday, June 14th at 1:15pm: Class of 2021 student meeting (virtual)

  • Wednesday, June 16th 10am-1pm: class picnic at Independence Park

  • Thursday, June 17th 9am & 11am: graduation practice & chromebook return

  • Friday, June 18th 9am & 11am: graduation ceremony

Field Day: Tuesday, June 22nd

Field Day will be on 6/22/21. The Culture & Climate team has partnered with Mr. Tomsheck to design a day of fun that follows covid protocols.

  • Grades PK-4: Your students will enjoy Field Day from 8:30am to 10:30am. Schedule will be sent next week. Please tell students to bring a change of clothes in case they get wet at our water station.

  • Grades 5-8: Your students will enjoy Field Day from 1:15pm to 3:15pm. 5th grade teachers will receive a schedule. 6th thru 8th graders will be allowed to choose their own Field Day activities. More information to follow.

Summer Meal Distribution Site

Henry will be a meal distribution site this summer. Meal distribution will be from June 21st through August 20th from 9:00-1:00. No meal distribution will occur on July 5th.

Henry Parent Survey for Fall 2021

If you didn't get a chance to complete the Henry Parent Survey last week, we would appreciate it if you can take some time to complete it this week. This survey will help our school support our families in transitioning back to school for the fall. Thank you for your time.

CPS Parent Survey For Fall 2021


Dear Colleagues, Families, and Supporters,

As our current school year winds down, we are already busy planning for the fall. We will be welcoming students back to the classroom five days a week, and we need feedback from our families to help shape what next school year will look like.

CPS has created the Fall 2021 Survey as a way to connect with families around planning for the new school year. This anonymous survey is also available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Urdu, and Polish, and responses need to be received by Friday, June 18.

The Fall 2021 Survey will help us better understand how you are feeling about the upcoming school year; it is not an opt-in form for in-person learning. Consistent with state guidance, nearly all students will be learning in person next year. We are working on a virtual option for the relatively small number of students who cannot return due to medical reasons, and more information on this plan will be shared with families in the near future.

Participating in the survey will help the district better understand what you need for a successful school year ahead, and we strongly encourage you to take a few minutes to complete it. Our teachers and school leaders cannot wait to have students back in classrooms every day next fall, and it’s our mission to ensure the new school year provides you and your children with the best possible experience.

Estimado padre de familia:

A medida que nuestro año escolar llega a su fin, ya estamos ocupados con la planificación del año escolar del otoño. Recibiremos nuevamente a los estudiantes en las aulas cinco días a la semana, por lo que le pedimos que nos dé sus comentarios sobre cómo desea que sea la reapertura.

CPS ha creado la Encuesta para el otoño de 2021 (en español) para conectar con las familias sobre asuntos relacionados a esta planificación. Las respuestas serán anónimas y deberá enviar la encuesta antes del viernes 18 de junio.

La misma nos ayudará a entender de mejor manera cómo usted se siente sobre el próximo año escolar; no es un formulario para optar por las clases presenciales. De acuerdo con la guía estatal, casi todos los estudiantes aprenderán en persona el próximo año escolar. Estamos trabajando para también ofrecer una opción virtual para un número relativamente pequeño de estudiantes que no pueden volver a las aulas por razones médicas. Compartiremos próximamente más información sobre ello con las familias.

Participar en la encuesta ayudará al distrito conocer más sobre sus necesidades para un año escolar exitoso por delante, por lo que le recomendamos encarecidamente que se tome unos minutos para completarla. Nuestros maestros y líderes escolares esperan ansiosamente tener a los estudiantes de vuelta en las aulas todos los días, y es nuestra misión proporcionar a usted y a sus hijos la mejor experiencia posible durante el nuevo año escolar

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CSI Summer Enrichment Program

Vaccines 12+

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 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.

Counselor's Corner

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Counselor’s Corner

Hello Everyone,

Summer is approaching quickly!

It is so important for you and your student to find time to relax and recharge yourselves for the upcoming year, especially after a year like we just had. At the same time, research has shown that students lose learning over the summer too. These articles share some ways to have fun while continuing your student’s learning:




Also, if you’re looking for some summer programs for your student, this article includes affordable (and sometimes free!) activities in Chicago or virtually:


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

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Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

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