C.W. Henry Newsletter--May 2013

Brought to you by the 8th grade

Mothers Honored with Annual Mother's Day Tea

Ms. Lee really outdid herself this year with the Mother's Day Tea hosted by the C.W. Henry cheerleaders and various 5th and 7th graders. The tea honored influential female family members of the 3rd grade class. Finger foods, desserts, and tea were served. This year there were about 30 mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters who attended. 2013 marked the 7th Annual Mother's Day Tea at C.W. Henry. Thanks, Ms. Lee!

Sports Teams Represent Henry!

Dragonboating, track, and softball dominated the sports scene in May! Our girls softball team made it to the playoffs but lost in the first round to Cook-Wissahickon. They ended the season with a 3 win-1 loss record. On May 18th, they will represent our school in the Phillies Softball Celebration at Citizen's Bank Park. The Healthy Dragonboating team rowed their way to success on the Schuylkill throughout May. On May 13th the boys and girls competed in the city-wide school regatta. They placed 1st and 2nd out of 5 schools! On June 1st they will row again against all teams in the City of Brotherly Love regatta. Go Dragonboaters! The track team represented C.W. Henry at the Penn Relays on April 26th and won 3rd place for Middle School Girls. Ciani Kensey won 1st place in the 800 meter in the meet against Jenks and AB Day. Way to represent, teams!

Students Write to City Council Urging them to Fund Public Schools

On Tuesday, May 14th, students from Kindergarten through 8th grade participated in a letter writing campaign to city council members encouraging them to fund the programs


necessary to a successful school. Students explained what Henry would be like without a counselor, secretary, Gifted Support program, sports, and extra-curricular clubs. Our PTA hand delivered the letters to our council members on Wednesday, May 15th as part of an organized Walk Out.

6th and 7th Graders Travel to Baltimore and 8th Graders go to DC!

Ms. Milligan will lead the 6th and 7th graders on a class trip to Baltimore Friday, May 17th. There, students will tour the National Great Blacks in Was Museum and Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture while enjoying InnerH Harbor. Ms. Cantarini will lead the 8th graders who are preparing for their trip to DC on June 3rd. Students will visit the WWII Memorial, MLK Memorial, Reflecting Pool and tour the Newseum.

Class of 2013 completes Service Learning Projects

The School District of Philadelphia requires all 8th graders to complete a Service Learning Project in order to graduate. Henry students have been working with Playworks, the autistic support classroom, Philabundance, local recreation centers, daycares, and various churches for the past 2 months. Projects and reflection papers will be presented at graduation. Students must complete 5 hours of service to comply.



Upper School Trip to Brandywine

Friday, May 24th, 8:45am-2pm

690 S Creek Rd

West Chester, Pennsylvania

6th, 7th, and 8th grade celebrate a successful school year with Mrs. Price and the upper school teachers at Brandywine Picnic Park! Fun, food, and games for all!

C.W. Henry Carnival

Friday, May 31st, 9am-2pm

C. W. Henry School, Philadelphia, PA

The Annual School-wide Carnival is almost here! Join Henry as we celebrate the opening of our Outdoor Classroom with green inspired games and prizes. Tickets are 5/$1 or .25 each. Hot dogs, drinks, and watermelon will be available free for everyone!

DanceFest

Thursday, Jun 13th, 12am

C. W. Henry School, Philadelphia, PA

Watch our kids dance, dance, dance! Exact time to be determined. Look out for more information coming home soon.

8th Grade Graduation

Thursday, Jun 20th, 9am-12pm

400 West Ellet Street

Philadelphia, PA

Goodbye Class of 2013! Specific information for families will be forthcoming.