November 27, 2023
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Break with your family! It is nice to have some time down time to eat, play, and enjoy time with our closest family and friends.
We won the food drive! Thank you for donating 3,520 items to go to the Parkway Pantry. Your kindness was overwhelming to support our community!
Check out information below about STEAM nights, strings open houses, attendance emails, and more!
Dr. Jodi Oliver
November 28 - PTO STEAM Night #1 at MADE (5127 Delmar, 63108) 6 PM
November 29 - PTO STEAM Night #2 at MADE (5127 Delmar, 63108) 6 PM
December 5 - Tab Top Collection Day
December 5 - Talent Sharing Days during Music Class
December 6 - Talent Sharing Days during Music Class
December 6 - PTO's Parent's Afternoon Out 4:30 PM (see flyer below)
December 8 - Last Day for the Jared Box Project Donation Drive
December 8 - Talent Sharing Days during Music Class
December 11 - Strings Open Houses (Grades 3 and 4)
December 12 - Reader in Me Turn-In Deadline 9:30 AM
December 13 - Early Release, 2:05 PM Dismissal at Henry
December 15 - Strings Open Houses (Grades 3 and 4)
December 15 - Reader in Me Prize Distribution 9:05 AM
December 17 - Before-School 5th Grade Choir Performs at Ambush Game (Family Arena) 3:05 PM
December 21 - Half Day, 1:05 PM Dismissal at Henry
Attendance Emails this Monday
The attendance emails will be sent to ALL Henry parents/guardians. Receiving an attendance email is informational and does not necessarily mean there is an attendance concern for your child.
We understand that illnesses happen and some appointments can only be made during school hours, but we appreciate your support toward your child achieving 95% or higher school attendance for the school year!
Pick-ups from After School Activities
Henry hosts many after school groups such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and we are glad to partner with these groups! When arriving to pick-up your child from these activities, please wait outside the front entrance (or in your car during the colder weather) until the group leader brings the children to the entrance. The office administrative assistants leave at 4:30 pm, and generally, no one is available after that time to answer the front door bell. Ringing the door bell after school hours may interrupt meetings or phone calls in progress. If you need to enter while a group meeting is in process, please use the contact information you have for the group leader.
Reminder: Holiday Assistance Available
Henry is once again organizing some help around the holidays by providing gift cards to local
stores. If your family could use assistance this year, please contact one of our school
counselors. Contact information is below.
★ Julie Herrmann at 314-415-6359 or firstname.lastname@example.org
★ Lauren Turner 314-415-6358 or email@example.com
3rd and 4th Grade Strings Open Houses 12/11 & 12/15
3rd Grade Parents: Save the date! Your child has been working hard to learn how to play the violin this year. We would love to celebrate all of our learning by having you join us for a Violin Class in December. This informal open house performance is great fun and the kids always love having a special person come and watch. If you cannot attend, please feel free to invite an extended family member or other special person in your child's life to come instead. Non-school age children are welcome to come too! Dates and times below.
- Mrs. O'Connor's Class - Monday, December 11th, 1:40-2:10
- Mr. Bunsick's Class - Monday, December 11th, 2:45-3:15
- Mrs. Barthelmass's Class - Friday, December 15th 1:40-2:10
- Mrs. Meyer's Class - Friday, December 15th, 2:45-3:15
All classes will be in the orchestra room. Please remember to bring your ID as all guests will need to sign in at the office. We hope you can join us!
4th Grade Parents: Save the date! Your children have been working hard on their stringed instruments this year, and we want you to get a chance to peek in on the fun, the hard work, and the progress. You are invited to attend one of the Fourth Grade Strings classes in December!
This informal open house is a fun chance for the fourth graders to showcase their violin, viola, cello and bass playing to more than just their teacher! If you are unable to attend, feel free to have another important person to see your fourth grader instead. Younger siblings are also welcome! Dates and times below.
- Ms. Ayers’ Class – Mon, Dec. 11, 9:40 - 10:10
- Mrs. Simon’s Class - Mon, Dec. 11, 10:10 - 10:40
- Mrs. Kaliyaperumal's Class – Fri, Dec. 15, 9:40 - 10:10
- Ms. Zinselmeier’s Class – Fri, Dec. 15, 11:50 - 12:20
All classes will be in the orchestra room. Please remember to bring your ID as all guests will need to sign in at the office. Plan to come about 5-10 minutes early to park and get signed in. We hope you can join us!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Contest Entries Due by 12/18
The Missouri NEA Human Rights Committee is sponsoring the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay-Poster Contest for K-12 public school students. The theme for the 2024 contest is "Leadership and Service." Students are being asked to reflect on the qualities of leadership and service that were exemplified by Dr. King, and how they can apply those qualities to their own lives. Grades K-2 and 3-5 can submit a written essay with a poster.
All entries should be turned in to Mrs. Herrmann by Monday, December 18th.
Notes from Nurse Munch
During cold and flu season a common question is: 'When is a child too sick for school?'
A child is too sick for school if:
- They have a fever of greater than 100.4 F or higher. Students need to stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without taking medication to reduce their fever.
- They have vomiting or diarrhea. They should stay home and rest until they are symptom free for 24 hours.
- Severe cough, persistent sinus or nasal congestion, persistent headache and body aches also usually indicate that a child needs to stay home until they are feeling better.
Directions for Using the Online Payment System for Field Trips
* Log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal (if you need assistance with this, please contact the help desk at 314-415-8181, option 2 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org )
* Select "More"
* Select "Online Payments"
* If you have more than one student in Parkway, please select your student's name (tab next to where it says "Summary")
* You will then see all fees/fines assigned to your student. You may then add items to your cart and proceed to pay as preferred.
*Please complete the form, click “Submit.”
NOTE: If you are using an Apple product, please use either Chrome or Firefox when logging in to your account. Also, if you are using your mobile phone, please turn your phone to landscape mode so you can see the full screen properly.
Final Reminder to Register for STEAM Activities
Mrs. Frazzle was a guest morning announcer last week at Henry Elementary! Your Henry Students learned about this year’s STEAM activities and hopefully reminded you to SIGN UP FOR STEAM NIGHTS this week (11/28 or 11/29) at MADE for Kids! There’s the link below! ⬇️ Mrs. Frazzle will keep the sign-up open TODAY to make sure all Henry Students get the chance to SIGN UP!
PTO Parents' Afternoon Out on December 6th (sign up required, limited spots)
Take advantage of a child-free few hours with PTO's upcoming Parents' Afternoon Out on Wednesday, December 6th, from 4:30-6:30 PM in the Henry Elementary Gym
Hosted by the Henry PTO and Mr. Curran & Mr. Pettus, the event is only open to Henry students grades K-5. Spots available for the first 50 kids registered (if registration is full, there will be a waitlist for cancellations and first on the list for future afternoon outs). Registered students should bring a water bottle and nut-free snack. Cost: 1st kid $15, 2nd kid $10, 3rd kid free.
See the flyer below or click here to sign up!
Cub Scout Pack 310 Collecting Small Toys/Art Supplies for the Jared Box Project Starting Tomorrow, Monday, November 27th through Friday, December 8th
Cub Scout Pack 310 is collecting items starting Monday, November 27th through Friday, December 8th to fill empty plastic shoe-box sized boxes that they collected and designed to donate to the Jared Box Project. The Jared Box Project puts a smile on the faces of children in the St Louis area who are in-patient and/or undergoing medical treatment at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital.
Recommended Supplies to Donate: Crayons, markers, colored pencils, pens, coloring books, word
searches, activity books, doodle pads, writing journals, reading books, joke books, brain
games, magazines, action figures, matchbox cars, stickers etc. See the flyer below for more ideas of what to donate, as well as items that they do not accept, such as very small toys that could pose a choking hazard , glass items, food items and more. Please also keep in mind, toys need to fit into a plastic shoe-box sized box.
Email Henry PTO’s Community Service Committee with any questions.
Visitor and Volunteer Information
A Parkway volunteer is an individual who has an opportunity to be alone with a student.
A Parkway visitor is an individual in a school for a limited period of time who does not have the opportunity to be alone with a student.
Parkway Volunteers must go through the background check process outlined below.
Parkway Visitors do not need to go through the background check process.
Per Missouri Statute 168.133, those who wish to volunteer must complete a fingerprint
background check through the Missouri State Highway Patrol and FBI. The cost for the
background check is $41.75 and is the responsibility of the volunteer. Please reach out if you
need assistance. The background check will remain current as long as a volunteer stays active.
If a year passes, the volunteer will need to complete and pay for another background check.
Volunteers may complete the App Garden/TransAct (Parkway volunteer tracking software) now. Use this link to start App Garden/TransAct Application. It can take volunteers anywhere from 4-6 weeks to be approved so please do not delay if you plan to assist in the coming months.