Henry Hawk News

Week of September 21, 2020

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Principal Gutierrez's Message

Dear Henry Families,


We are entering the third week of school. Students should now be getting use to the schedule and how to log in to the computers and join the Google Meets and Google Classrooms. If you do experience any difficulties with the technology, please be sure to call the main office at 773-534-5060.


Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our curriculum night last week. If you didn't get a chance to attend, please be sure to click on the button in this bulletin that will bring you to a Google Drive folder with all of the links to the videos. Also, please reach out to your child's teacher(s) to get any further information about the curriculum your child will be learning this year.



Please reach out to us if you need any supports.


Stay well.


Principal Gutierrez

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

Important Beginning of the Year Forms to Return to School


Virtual Curriculum Night Video


CSI Fall Enrichment Virtual Programs Begin this week


Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Maggie Garfinkel


North River Commission Community Updates


Family Remote Learning Support

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Important Beginning of the Year Forms to Return to School

Please complete and return the following forms if you have not done so this school year. You can download and print a copy or pick a form up at the school.

Family Income Information Form: Due September 30, 2020

FY21 Family Income Information Form (electronically fillable version. Please download first). Email to vortega7@cps.edu

FY21 Family Income Information Form (Not fillable. Print and drop off at Main Office)

Emergency Forms

Request for Emergency and Health Information [ ENGLISH | SPANISH ]. (electronically fillable version. Please download first). Email form to vortega7@cps.edu and classroom teacher.
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Curriculum Night Videos

Check out our curriculum night videos where you will learn about what each of the teachers are teaching this quarter and their expectations. Be sure to also view the administration presentation that was recorded from curriculum night last week.

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CSI Fall Enrichment Virtual Programs

Hello parents and students, CSI will be hosting after school programs remotely this Fall 2020 semester. All programs will be held through remote learning from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm twice a week unless stated differently in this form. Programs will be held from September 21st 2020 to November 20th, 2020 unless otherwise stated on this sheet. Students and parents will be picked on a first come basis, and will be notified whether or not they were accepted to the program through email provided. Any questions/concerns please contact Ms. Padua at dvalentepadua@cps.edu.

Hola padres y estudiantes, CSI organizará programas extracurriculares de forma remota este semestre de otoño de 2020. Todos los programas se llevarán a cabo mediante aprendizaje remoto de 3:30 pm a 5:30 pm dos veces por semana a menos que se indique lo contrario en este formulario. Los programas se llevarán a cabo del 21 de septiembre de 2020 al 20 de noviembre de 2020, a menos que se indique lo contrario en esta hoja. Los estudiantes y los padres serán elegidos por orden de llegada y se les notificará si fueron aceptados o no en el programa a través del correo electrónico proporcionado. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con la Sra. Padua en dvalentepadua@cps.edu.
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Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Garfinkel

Hello Henry Families,


The beginning of the year is a great time to be setting goals with your students and thinking about what they want to accomplish this year. When discussing goals with students make sure they are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. For example, you don’t want a goal like: I want good grades this year. You want a goal like: By the end of first quarter I want As and Bs in math, reading, and science.


To learn more about setting SMART goals, watch this Brain Pop: https://www.brainpop.com/health/personalhealth/settinggoals/


This yoga video will also help you get in the right mindset: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCz72LUTc78


Also, please be sure to fill out this survey so I can make sure I am meeting your needs: https://forms.gle/prcQxhWfVn8Kojqi6


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


Maggie Garfinkel, LPC, NCC

School Counselor

Henry Elementary School

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Proposed Project (Playground)

Every year, each Alderman receives $1.3 million for ward infrastructure improvements. This is the sole source of funding made available to Aldermen to repave streets, resurface alleys, and make critically needed infrastructure improvements.

In the 35th Ward, Alderman Ramirez-Rosa empowers residents to decide how to spend $1 million in improving their neighborhood – whether it be fixing specific curbs, resurfacing certain streets, or installing bike lanes – through participatory budgeting (PB).


Through September 18, 2020, the 35th Ward Office collected infrastructure improvement ideas from residents via an online form, email, and phone. These ideas will be reviewed by the PB Leadership Committee, made up of volunteers and community leaders from every portion and neighborhood of the 35th Ward. The leadership committee will complete their review of projects and created a ballot of projects for residents to vote for their preferred infrastructure investments. Voting will occur in the final months of 2020.


A few Henry parents submitted a proposal for a new playground. We hope this project will be one of the proposed projects on the ballot. We will keep you updated.

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Community Meeting on Housing and Economic Development October 13th at 7:00 p.m.

Save the date! On Tuesday, October 13th at 7pm via Zoom, gather with NRC and community members to discuss current housing proposals and future development opportunities across Albany Park, North Park, and Irving Park areas. Work with us and fellow community stakeholders to ensure our neighborhoods and commercial corridors are developed with community voice at the forefront - bring your voice to the table. NRC will also provide brief updates on business development and small business pandemic support. All public welcome and encouraged to attend.


RSVP here: https://econandhousingoct13.eventbrite.com/

New Nationwide Eviction Moratorium Extends to December 2020

Noting that eviction increases the spread of Covid-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week issued a comprehensive, nationwide eviction moratorium that will last through the end of the year.

Most tenants are covered by this protection, which prohibits all evictions for non-payment of rent. You must present your landlord with a declaration that you have made your best efforts to pay rent. You can now find a sample declaration on the CDC's website.

Please review this FAQ from the National Housing Law Project for more information about the new moratorium at https://www.nhlp.org/campaign/protecting-renter-and-homeowner-rights-during-our-national-health-crisis-2/

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Family Remote Learning Support

How to Use Google (English)

Ms. Tania Figueroa, our Bilingual Lead Teacher, has recored a video on how to use Google. Be sure to check it out. The Spanish link is in the button below.

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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Patrick Henry School


Stay Well,

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