The Patrick Henry Post

October 2, 2020

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Patrick Henry Staff Professional Development

Last week, our students had their first half day of virtual learning of the school year so that our staff could participate in professional development in the afternoon. If you've ever wondered what exactly professional development is, here's a little insight: it's a time for our staff to come together, reconnect, rejuvenate, and learn! We used our time together to reflect on the positive successes of the past few weeks, and to reflect on what needed to change for our upcoming lessons. Our staff got to encourage one another and spend some much needed time collaborating with each other to prepare for the second half of first quarter. As you can see, we also took a moment out of our afternoon together to giggle (see the picture below). We thank all of our families for their patience with our half day so that we could reconnect as a staff. Hopefully the second half of this quarter is even stronger than the first half! Keep reading below for some amazing things that happened this week!
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Highlights from around the community

This week, we had staff in the building, we saw students in person during some neighborhood home visits, and we spent time in our virtual classrooms. The results were fun fun fun. It was great to see everyone (both virtual and in person!) and we cannot wait to see even more fun next week.

Congrats to SLPS Counselor, Amaris Triplett!

Ms. Triplett, School Counselor at Mann Elementary in St. Louis Public Schools, recently published a beautiful children's book called "I Love Being Brown." This incredible book includes affirmations for brown skinned girls and boys to feel confident, loved, happy, and beautiful. We are really proud of Ms. Triplett for publishing such a positive story of love and acceptance. Click on the photo above to go to Amazon to purchase your own copy, or borrow Dr. Rogers' copy in her office!
Staff and Student Shout Outs!

Click the Shout out title above to nominate a staff member or a student for a highlight this week. This can be used anytime you "catch" someone doing something great! Let's keep the positive vibes going even if we can't see each other in person!

Check out our shoutouts from this week!