Henry Hawk News

Week of June 15, 2020

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Principal's Message

Dear Henry Families and Henry 8th Graders,

A graduation ceremony is always a special occasion and I am honored to celebrate with our Henry students on your 8th grade graduation. Graduates, you have encountered here at Henry memories that will be fondly remembered in the years ahead. As we look back at your years here at Henry, we fondly remember your beginnings, we celebrate your progress and yes - undeniably we honor all your success.

Some of you entered Henry 11 years ago as preschoolers at the age of 3, as I started my principalship here at Henry. It makes it even more special to me that I have played a small part in your journey as we have seen the growth, progress and success for all of you and our school. I have seen many of you grow up into amazing individuals that I know will make positive change in the future. We never expected in our wildest dreams that our last few months would end this way, but remember when things are impossible, guide your future through our Henry motto, “Everything is possible, nothing is unimaginable.”

Congratulations Henry Class of 2020!

Principal Gutierrez

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Class of 2020 Graduation Plan

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Pre-recorded ceremony will be posted to the Henry Middle School Youtube channel, Facebook, and on our Henry website on June 15th at 9am.

Drive-thru Graduation

On Monday, June 15th, Graduates and immediate family members are invited to drive to Henry and line up on Cullom avenue (west of drive way) to receive their diploma cover and take a picture with their cap and gown on. Time to arrive depends on their last name:

-A-G at 9:30am

- H-N at 10:15am

- O-R at 11:00am

- S-Z at 11:45am

Report Cards: Mailed

Report Cards will be generated by CPS and mailed to the homes. If you have moved, please be sure to contact the school at 773-534-5060 to update or address.

4th Quarter Virtual Awards/Kindergarten Certificates

4th Quarter Virtual Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, June 17th:

Awards will be given for A/B Honor Roll and Principal Honor Roll. Please note, we will not be giving a perfect attendance award for 4th Quarter.

  • Live Google Meet: 1st - 4th June 17th 1:00 pm (Invite sent to families by homeroom teachers.)
  • 2:00 pm (Video posted for 5-8 on the Website)

  • 2:30 Henry Hawk of the Month (Invite sent to the families by homeroom teacher)

Kindergarten Certificates: Thursday, June 18th:

Kindergarten families will be able to pick up their child's Kindergarten Certificate on Thursday, June 18th between 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Kindergarten teachers will be on the turf with a table for each homeroom with Kindergarten certificates. Please practice social distancing by wearing a mask, being 6 feet apart, and no pictures.

3rd and 4th Quarter Award Medals:

If your child received an award for 3rd and/or 4th Quarters, families can pick up the award medals on the school turf on Thursday, June 18th between 10:00 am to 11:00 am. This will be at the same time as the Kindergarten Certificates will be distributed. Please practice social distancing by wearing a mask, being 6 feet apart, and no pictures.

Applications for SY 20-21 are NOW OPEN! Families can apply at www.chicagoearlylearning.org/

Please see the flyer below from the Office of Early Childhood about the Pre-K Enrollment process in CPS. As a reminder, all Pre-K enrollment is handled by the Office of Early Childhood. Henry School does not have a say in who is admitted to our Pre-K program. That being said, we are happy to answer questions and provide support as much as we are able.

Applications for SY 20-21 are NOW OPEN! Families can apply at www.chicagoearlylearning.org/

K-8th Grade Enrollment

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Patrick Henry Elementary school is a proud neighborhood school focused on personalized learning. All students living within the Henry Attendance Boundary Area can enroll at any time during the school year. (See neighborhood boundary area above.) Students who live outside of Henry's Attendance Boundary Area, please visit go.cps.edu for application process.

We encourage all incoming kindergarteners and new transfers to register starting Tuesday, June 16th. The Henry Main Office will be open between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday through Friday during the summer.

Please stop by at the school to pick up a registration packet or visit our Henry website at patrickhenryes.cps.edu to download the registration packet located on the home page.

For all required documents, please visit the CPS Registration Checklist. (Link provided below.)

If you have any questions, please contact the Henry Main Office at 773-534-5060.

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Returning Chromebooks (Graduates and Transferring Students)

8th grade students and those students who will be transferring will need to return chromebooks. Students who will be attending Henry for the 2020-2021 school year will not need to return their Chromebooks until the next school year.

Henry Office Hours

Office Hours: 773-534-5060 (Spanish and English Available) We will have a staff member available by phone Monday through Friday during the hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Students or parents can call the school number to ask any questions they have for the school staff.

Food Distribution

Henry School will continue being a food distribution site for our community.

Please see the list of other sites across the city in the link below.

This week Monday through Friday

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Main Door #2 on St. Louis Ave.

If you are unable to pick up food from your child's school, you can fill out the home delivery form here. Please note one form submission equals one delivery.

Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

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