Henry Hawk News

Week of November 30, 2020

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Principal Gutierrez's Message

Dear Henry Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday. We have three weeks before we go on winter break. We will continue to send information through our newsletter to keep you informed of any information we receive regarding the school reopening plan.

Have a great week and stay safe.

Principal Gutierrez

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

Student Email Issue

Henry Attendance Update

CPS Reopening Plan Update

LSC Elections Update

Virtual Awards Assembly Videos

Henry Hawk Weekly Update Video

Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Maggie Garfinkel

Family Remote Learning Support

North River Commission: Housing Assistance & Covid-19 Health and Testing Resources

Student Email Issue

Dear CPS Parents,

Providing your children with a safe and supportive online experience is a high priority for the district, and we are reaching out to make you aware of a situation that occurred earlier today.

Between approximately 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m today, district elementary school students received a series of inappropriate messages sent from CPS email accounts.

Following a review of the situation, we determined that a CPS email group that includes all elementary school students accidentally allowed group members to reply all to messages and reach the entire group.

This created a situation in which a series of replies earlier today were sent and distributed to all elementary students. We have corrected this issue to ensure additional messages cannot be sent, and we are working to remove any unread messages to the extent possible.

While this issue did not pose an information security risk or permit access to anyone outside the CPS network, we understand it may have been concerning for you and your children. We apologize for any issues this error may have created, and we have taken measures to ensure it does not happen again.


Phillip DiBartolo
Chief Information Officer
Chicago Public Schools

Henry Attendance Update

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Henry School Overall Attendance: 94.28%. (Goal is to be above 95%)

Attendance by Grades as of 11/29/20

Kindergarten: 91.84%

1st Grade: 94.26%

2nd Grade: 94.08%

3rd Grade: 95.49%

4th Grade: 96.94%

5th Grade: 91.17%

6th Grade: 95.74%

7th Grade: 94.13%

8th Grade: 93.87%

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

Attendance for the Week 12: Overall 94.85%

Kindergarten: 92.55%

1st Grade: 90.91%

2nd Grade: 93.75%

3rd Grade: 98.08%

4th Grade: 95.24%

5th Grade: 91.15%

6th Grade: 98.15%

7th Grade: 98.53%

8th Grade: 92.86%

Congratulations to our 7th Grade Students who have the highest attendance percentage for week 12!

Please remember to be online everyday during Remote Learning.

Phased Reopening

Last week all CPS families of students in Pre-K - 8 should of received an Opt-in Form via email or text per child. Please note that families who responded to the survey in October do not need to re-submit if their preference has not changed.

For more information please visit https://www.cps.edu/school-reopening-2020/

Letter from District English and Spanish

LSC Elections Update

Thank you to all who voted in the LSC election. All mailed in ballots with a postmark of 11-18-20 will be accepted until 11-30-2020. On 12-1-2020 election judges will count all eligible ballots and we will post results on our school website and send an email by 5:00 pm on 12-1-2020.

Q1 Virtual Awards Assemblies

Q1 5th 8th Virtual Awards Assembly 2020 11 24 at 09 35 GMT 8 1

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 November 23, 2020
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Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Garfinkel

If you haven't read last week's Counselor's Corner, be sure to read the one below and check out the Henry Hawk Weekly Update video for more tips.

Hello Henry Families,

It may be challenging at times, especially with the holidays looking different this year, but it’s important to find time to express gratitude and share what you are thankful for this year. Showing gratitude has many benefits too. A few are:

1. Improved sleep

2. Higher energy levels

3. Lower levels of stress or sadness

4. Longer life

Here are some questions you can ask your children, or think about for yourself, to have a conversation about thankfulness and gratitude:

· Who is someone you could say “thank you” to today? And why?

· If you had to give anyone in the world your piggy bank, who would you give it to and why?

· If you had to leave your house for a long time, what three things would you grab on your way out?

· What is something you’d like someone to tell YOU “thank you” for?

· How can you be thankful even when we’re upset?

· When is a good time to tell someone “thank you”?

· How does it make you feel when someone does something really nice for you?

· How does it make you feel when you do something really nice for someone else

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

Mrs. Garfinkel

Maggie Garfinkel, LPC, NCC

School Counselor

Henry Elementary School

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Family Remote Learning Support

Illinois State University College of Education: Remote Learning Resources for Families and Educators

Remote Learning Resources for Families and Educators

Illinois State University's College of Education has put together a series of resources and webinars to support educators, parents, and caregivers in remote learning. Their site is broken down into 10 considerations:

  1. Learning at Home
  2. Fostering Relationships
  3. Care & Caring Remotely
  4. Collaborating Online
  5. Supporting Emergent Bilinguals
  6. Grading Remotely
  7. Accessibly Learning
  8. Teaching Anti-Racist Pedagogy
  9. Leadership for Equity
  10. Students as Creators & Contributors

Check out their website for their schedule of webinars and to learn more: https://experienceliteracy.wixsite.com/remotelearning
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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Tuesday, December 1st @ 7pm • Community Resilience: Safety and Violence Prevention Meeting

Build a holistic understanding of violence to create action and employ community-based preventative strategies to combat this issue. Open to all. Please share with your networks.

Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00pm on Zoom
RSVP here by Tuesday, December 1st at 3:00pm
Co-Hosted by North River Commission & The Kedzie Center

Violence is a symptom of systemic issues in the community, and we need to employ a range of community-based strategies to create a safer community. Join your fellow community members for a robust discussion on an issue facing our neighborhoods. This meeting brings together people engaged in this effort and is open to all public.


  • John Friedmann - North River Commission
  • Dr. Angela Sedeño - The Kedzie Center
  • Jose Rodriguez - Dean of Restorative Practice at Roosevelt High School
  • Alexander Fernández - Dean of School Culture and Climate at Bateman Elementary School
  • Commander Ronald Pontecore Jr. - 17th Chicago Police District
  • Misha Mann - Northwest Safety Coalition
  • Jorge Matos - ALSO Safe Streets
  • Annette Aragon - Israel's Gifts of Hope
The meeting will be on Zoom, and the login information will be sent to all RSVP's at 4:00pm. Join your neighbors in discussing our work together to build a safer and more resilient community. Attendees are invited to bring questions for the speakers.

RSVP here by Tuesday, December 1st at 3:00pm
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Help Us and Help Your Neighbors

Tuesday, December 1st is Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of generosity in support of the work of so many wonderful nonprofits. In this year of tremendous hardship in our communities, if you can, we ask for your donation to help North River Commission make 2021 a year of recovery and resilience. Make a donation in an amount that is significant to you at our Support page.

North River Commission has served the Northwest Side of Chicago for over 58 years, and we work with you to improve the quality of life for all. Your generous support enables us to create affordable housing, quality education, arts & cultural endeavors, open spaces, environmental sustainability, and thriving neighborhood businesses. Our work together is only possible through a diverse mix of funding, including individuals, organizations, institutions, businesses, government, and foundations. Thank you for your donation and being part of our success together.

You can learn more about the impact of your donation at North River Commission's website: https://northrivercommission.org/support/
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Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

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

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.