Henry Hawk News

Week of October 26, 2020

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Principal Gutierrez's Message

Dear Henry Families,

Please join us for our "Chat with the Principal" this Wednesday at 4:30 pm. We will discuss the reopening plan for our Preschool students and are open to any questions you have regarding remote learning. Link to our meet can be found in our newsletter below.

See everyone this Wednesday!

Stay well.

Principal Gutierrez

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

Chat With The Principal

Chicago Public Schools Announces Updates to 2020 LSC Elections

CPS Second Quarter Reopening Plan

Family Income Forms

Virtual Haunted Halloween Assembly

GoCPS Support

Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Maggie Garfinkel

Family Remote Learning Support

Chat With The Principal

Chat With The Principal

Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 4:30pm

Google Meet

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Chicago Public Schools Announces Updates to 2020 LSC Elections

LSC Elections

Please see the attached information below about upcoming LSC elections. The school building will be open on November 18th from 7am to 7pm to accommodate the voting options for various stakeholders below. Parent and Staff will receive a prepaid return envelope should they choose to mail in their vote. Staff and Parents may also drop off the ballot at school at any time once it is completed in our secure drop box or vote in-person.

Community Members Voting: In-Person

Parent Voting: Mail-In, Drop-Off, or In-Person

Staff: Mail-In, Drop-Off, or In-Person

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While we will begin the second quarter learning at home, our goal is to reopen school buildings for pre-k and students enrolled in moderate and intensive cluster programs later in the second quarter.

The availability of safe, in-person instruction for our most vulnerable students is an issue of equity, and that means we must address the challenges of COVID-19 head-on and provide our highest-need students with a safe and supportive learning environment. Read the full letter from the district to understand what this means for your family.

Please click on the CPS Reopening Plan here for further information.

Please complete the intent form (which will be emailed) by October 28 if you have a child in pre-k at Henry.

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Family Income Forms

Parents, please turn in your Family Income Form by November 18th. Ms. Vanessa Ortega will reach out regarding any forms that still need to be returned.

Family Income and Information Form [ ENGLISH/SPANISH ]

Virtual Haunted Halloween Assembly

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Go CPS Support

Counselor Help with GoCPS for 8th grade students: Ms. Garfinkel will be on campus October 26th and November 5th from 8:15am to 3:15pm to assist parents in logging into their students’ GoCPS accounts.
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Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Garfinkel

Hello Henry Families,

Hello Henry Families,

October is Bullying Awareness Month. To help commemorate this, I wanted to share some resources to use if your child is being bullied or to help them be an upstander and stand up to bullying:

For education:

A great resource for parents to learn about bullying signs and ways they can help prevent or help their child if they are being bullied. This website also looks at each type of bullying individually.

A creative, innovative and educational website designed for elementary school students to learn about bullying prevention, engage in activities and be inspired to take action.

Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause

For standing up against bullying:
This website will help you stand up against bullying and be an upstander.

About one in five teens reports being bullied, which is harmful but preventable. Anyone can stand up and speak out and be someone’s hero by safely intervening to stop bullying.

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,

Mrs. Garfinkel

Maggie Garfinkel, LPC, NCC

School Counselor

Henry Elementary School

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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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Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

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