Henry Hawk News

Week of January 11, 2021

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Principal Gutierrez's Message

Dear Henry Families,

Tomorrow our preschool families who have chosen the hybrid model will be attending school. We are excited to have students back in the classroom and look forward to meeting each one of them as this is their first time in school. Thank you Mrs. Canetti, Ms. Garfias, and Ms. Flores for preparing for the return.

Here are some important upcoming dates:

Friday, January 8, 2021:

  • Preschool teachers will share with family the overview of student daily schedules and communication plan

Monday, January 11, 2021:

  • Current Return Date for Preschool Hybrid Students

Tuesday, January 12, 2021:

  • LSC Organizational Meeting at 4:30 p.m.

Monday, January 18, 2021:

  • No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Share homeroom assignments and in-person instruction days with families

Monday, January 25, 2021:

  • K-8 Staff Return to work in preparation for February 1st return date for students

Friday, January 29, 2021:

  • K-8 teachers share with families: an introductory letter, overview of student daily schedules, and communication plan for in-person and remote students

February 1, 2021: Current Return Date for K-8 Hybrid Students

Please note that January 25th through the 29th will have shortened remote learning hours. This was put in place by CPS to facilitate staff planning for students returning on February 1st.

Stay Well,

Principal Gutierrez

What's In This Week's Henry Hawk News?

Counselor's Corner

Henry Attendance Update

Henry Hawk Weekly Update Video

Family Remote Learning Support

North River Commission Resources

Counselor's Corner

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Hello Henry Families,

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a nice break and were able to relax and spend time with family.

As I have said before, I know these are stressful and anxious times. The number of cases is rising and there is a new strain of the virus that is more contagious spreading. Also, some of our students will be returning to the building next week. Even though you have made what you think is the best choice for your child and family, you may still be feeling stress and anxiety about that decision.

Here is an article that can help you deal with those anxious feelings: https://www.sswaa.org/post/finding-power-in-anxious-feelings?postId=5fbbf38fe2ac4a0017220348

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 weekend,

Mrs. Garfinkel

Henry Attendance Update

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Henry School Overall Attendance: 94.05%. (Goal is to be above 95%)

Attendance by Grades as of 1/9/20

Kindergarten: 92.16%

1st Grade: 93.45%

2nd Grade: 93.91%

3rd Grade: 95.57%

4th Grade: 96.36%

5th Grade: 91.2%

6th Grade: 96.11%

7th Grade: 93.73%

8th Grade: 93.06%

Congratulations to our 4th Grade Students who have the highest attendance percentage to date!

Attendance for the Week 15: Overall 92.86%

Kindergarten: 93.89%

1st Grade: 90.44%

2nd Grade: 92.50%

3rd Grade: 95.09%

4th Grade: 92.70%

5th Grade: 93.27%

6th Grade: 94.91%

7th Grade: 93.24%

8th Grade: 99.20%

Congratulations to our 3rd Grade Students who have the highest attendance percentage for week 15!

Please remember to be online everyday during Remote Learning.

Henry Hawk Weekly Update Videos

Each week we are broadcasting to our students on Monday mornings our Henry Hawk Weekly Update Video. Check out the Henry Hawk Weekly Update from last week!
Henry Hawk Weekly Update: Week of January 4, 2020
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Family Remote Learning Support

Remote Learning Page on Henry Website

Learn how to get on Parent Portal, Google Email, Google Meets, Google Classroom. Click the link above.

CPS Family Tech Support Link

Need Technology support? CPS’ Information Technology Services team has created a single source online system for parents and students to get support for their technology devices or other technology related questions. Click the button above.

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North River Youth Council Necessity Drive

The North River Youth Council is hosting a Necessity Drive in partnership with local non-profit Care for Real to provide personal hygiene and other items for neighbors in need. The Necessity Drive runs through January 16th. Items can be dropped off at the 33rd and 39th Ward Offices:

33rd Ward Office: 3001 Irving Park Rd. Drop off donations Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am - 5pm.

39th Ward Office: 4200 W. Lawrence Ave. Drop off donations Mondays and Fridays between 10am - 2pm.

Questions? Contact us at northriveryouthcouncil@gmail.com or check out our Facebook and Instagram.

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World Relief FREE Adult English Language Classes

World Relief Chicago provides online English language classes for immigrants and refugees in Chicagoland. These classes involve a combination of video lessons, virtual classroom meetings, and independent homework.

  • Please Note: typically, virtual class meetings range from 1 to 2 hours between 9 AM - 1 PM on Mondays - Thursdays.
  • Learn more about the days, times, and how to register here.
  • For more information about adult education programs contact Rachel Hasdak, Adult Education Program Coordinator at 331.308.0291, rhasdak@wr.org

City's Shared Sidewalk Program

2021 Program Opens to New Applicants on
Monday, January 11th from 6:00am to 10:00pm

From City of Chicago: The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular voluntary program in which property owners share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. Thousands of Chicagoans have been a part of this popular program, taking advantage of the low cost, exceptional value, and ease of participation.

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program cost per square foot charged to property owners is well below what a private contractor would charge. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may qualify for a further discounted rate.
Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of participants is based on availability of funds. The program typically reaches capacity quickly, so you are encouraged to apply early. Please note that if you applied for the program in previous years, you must apply again in 2021 if you wish to be considered for the 2021 program. Applications will only be accepted through the City’s 311 system by calling 311, through the City’s service request website https://311.chicago.gov, or through the free CHI311 mobile apps on iOS Apple and Android. The property owner’s contact information and the property address are required at the time of request.


Emergency Heating Repair (EHR) is a Department of Housing grant program available to income-eligible Chicago homeowners for service to repair or replace their furnace or boiler heating system. Limited funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is open to Chicagoans who own and occupy a 1-to-4 unit residential property within the city limits. The property must be inhabitable condition and not at risk of foreclosure. Commercial and mixed-use properties do not qualify.

Open Enrollment Period is Nov. 16, 2020, to April 1, 2021. Application packages are available by calling 311, by request through the CHI311 app, or visiting www.chicago.gov/housing. Call 312-744-3653 for more information.
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Utility Billing Relief (UBR) Program

Utility Billing Relief (UBR) provides low-income City of Chicago residents with a reduced rate on their water, sewer, and water-sewer tax as well as debt relief for those who demonstrate they can manage the reduced rate bills for one year.

Benefits for UBR participants include:

  • A reduced rate on water, sewer, and water-sewer tax.
  • No late payment penalties or debt collection activity including water shut-off.
  • Debt forgiveness after successfully completing one year with no past-due balance.
Learn more at: https://chicago.docugateway.com/main/guest/billing_relief/

Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt

Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) helps residents resolve eviction, foreclosure, debt, and tax deed issues. Call the Early Resolution Program (ERP) to speak with a lawyer and get connected to other resources. This program is available to all residents of Cook County free of charge and provides free legal assistance, counseling, pre-court mediation, and case management for residents and landlords dealing with evictions or delinquent property taxes, and creditors and debtors with issues related to consumer debt.

The services are provided on a pro-bono basis for residents of Cook County without legal representation and are being offered to:

  • tenants facing eviction,
  • landlords dealing with an eviction,
  • debtors being sued for unpaid debts,
  • creditors wishing to sue on the basis of unpaid debts, and
  • residents who have defaulted on property tax payments or mortgage foreclosure payments.

Visit www.cookcountylegalaid.org or call (855) 956-5763 to find out more information and get help.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Tree Recycling and Mulch Pickup: Chicago's 2021 Tree Recycling Program runs from January 9th through the 23rd at dozens of parks across the City.

Trees can be dropped off anytime during normal business hours. Six locations (starred on the map) will also provide free mulch on a first-come, first-served basis, starting January 12th.


Chicago Alternative Policing Strategies (CAPS) Meetings

Join your community and local police officers for their monthly public safety CAPS meetings. For our area (North Park, Albany Park, Irving Park), the police district is #17.

Mental Health Resources

NAMI Chicago is offering free support groups virtually during this crisis for:

  • Health care and front line workers
  • People having mental health symptoms (“peer support”)
  • Families and friends supporting those that they love

The Kedzie Center has dedicated its home page on their website to COVID-19 resources for families and individuals, which includes food assistance, mental health suggestions for children, and activities.

Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare is accepting new clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Children/adolescents & adults can access services via our telehealth platform. Medicaid is accepted!

InTouch & Motion has telehealth services; learn more here.

COVID-19 Testing

Swedish Hospital's drive-through testing tent is in the parking lot at Galter LifeCenter: Call: 773-907-7700

Pharmacy One Plus COVID nasal swab test and antibody testing is free for uninsured clients and covered by those with insurance at 4751 N. Kedzie Ave, 2nd Floor. Schedule an appointment via email: pharmacyone@curishealthcare.org.

Heartland Health Centers is offering FREE COVID-19 testing for those that are uninsured, regardless of immigration status. Call 773-751-7800 for an appointment. They will then do a TeleHealth appointment (phone or video) to see if they recommend testing and schedule a test at 1300 W. Devon.For the most up-to-date information, please go here: www.heartlandhealthcenters.org/coronavirus/

Physicians Immediate Care, Six Corners at 4211 N Cicero Ave. Curbside COVID-19 testing for anyone with symptoms. Website.

City of Chicago Community Testing The City of Chicago operates testing sites and partners with community-based organizations to operate mobile testing sites deployed throughout Chicago each week. Please review the scheduled hours of operation. All tests at City testing sites are offered at no cost to all people regardless of citizenship status and ability to pay.


Testing volume is high. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to ensure same-day testing. Book your appointment at chicagocovidtesting.com
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Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

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