Henry Hawk News

Week of May 10, 2021: Happy Mother's Day

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Henry Families,

We wish every one of our Henry Moms a wonderful and Happy Mother's Day! We hope you enjoy your special day.

This week we will begin IAR testing (grades 3-8) and continue ACCESS testing. Remote students who wish to test for IAR will need to come to the building and wait in the auditorium. When coming to Henry please be sure to complete the health screener. Here is the link for the health screener:


Have a great week!

Juan Gutierrez, Principal


Mary Ann Reynolds, Assistant Principal


Lora Abraham, Assistant Principal


What's New?

LSC Meeting: Tuesday, May 11th @ 4:30 pm (NEW!)

Preschool Registration Open

State Assessments: Testing Schedule This Week (NEW!)

Henry Hawks Weekly Update (NEW!)

Counselor's Corner (NEW!)

LSC Meeting

Tuesday, May 11th, 4:30pm

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Preschool Applications Open

CPS Pre-K Applications Now Open for the 2021–22 School Year

The pre-k application for the 2021–22 school year is open now. There are more than 600 CPS and community-based preschool programs located throughout the city; choose the program that is best for your family. To learn more about applying for pre-k, visit chicagoearlylearning.org, call (312) 229-1690, or make an appointment with one of the city’s family resource centers.

State Assessments: Testing Schedule This Week

ACCESS: 1st and 2nd Grade EL Students Monday and Tuesday. Questions, please email Ms. Tania Figueroa (tjfigueroa1@cps.edu )

IAR Testing: Grades 3-8 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Questions, please email Ms. Garfinkel (mgarfinkel@cps.edu) and your child's homeroom teacher.

Henry Hawks Weekly Update

Here is the Henry Hawks Weekly Update from this past week.

Henry Hawk Weekly Update May 3, 2021

Counselor's Corner

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Hello Everyone,

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Besides supporting your child’s mental health, it is so important to remember to take care of your own mental health too. You cannot be your best self unless you take of yourself. Here are some resources if you need outside support:

NAMI-Mental health hotline: (833) NAMI-CHI / (833) 626-4244

Illinois Warm Line- Helpline for anyone in Illinois needing emotional support, recovery education, referrals, or self-advocacy support: 1-866-359-7953

Elyssa’s Mission- Parent support groups: email Jodie Segal at jodiesegal@elyssasmission.org

Erickson Institute: Center for Children and Families- Virtual Therapy Services for Parents and Caregivers of Children Ages 0-5 (English and Spanish): https://www.erikson.edu/center-children-families/

National Child Traumatic Stress Network- Parent/Caregiver Guide to helping families cope with the Coronavirus disease: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/all-nctsn-resources?search=covid+19&resource_type=All&trauma_type=All&language=All&audience=All&other=All

TMH Behavioral Health Services- Telehealth counseling: https://www.tmhbehavioralservices.com/

Willow House- Grief support: Grief Support email, GriefSupport@willowhouse.org for families to contact us during this time for extra support.

Additionally, our team is available by phone at 847-236-9300 during our normal office hours, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

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 and Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers,

Mrs. Garfinkel

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Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

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