Henry Hawk News

Week of May 31, 2021

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Henry Families,

Tuesday marks 16 days left until Summer!

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend and school will not be in session on Monday, May 31st to honor our heroes. To our Henry family who have served or are currently serving our country, we salute you! If you are going out of town, please be sure to follow the Chicago Travel Guidelines. You can find the travel guidelines at the link below:


Enjoy the weekend and have a great week!

Juan Gutierrez, Principal


Mary Ann Reynolds, Assistant Principal


Lora Abraham, Assistant Principal


What's New?

Parent Survey for Fall 2021 (NEW!)

ABC Countdown

LSC Special Meeting (Principal Evaluation) (NEW!)

CSI Summer Enrichment Program

Covid-19 Vaccines 12+

Preschool Registration Open

State Assessments: Testing Schedule This Week (NEW!)

Henry Hawks Weekly Update (NEW!)

Counselor's Corner (NEW!)

Parent Survey for Fall 2021

To help Henry School support our families in transitioning back to school for the fall, please complete the survey below.

ABC Countdown This Week!

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LSC Special Meeting: Principal Evaluation

LSC Special Meeting: Principal Evaluation

Tuesday, June 1st, 4:30pm

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CSI Summer Enrichment Program

With the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15, thousands more CPS students can now be protected from COVID-19. Vaccinations are the key to returning to normalcy, and we want to help make that process as easy as possible.

CPS is working with the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Chicago Teachers Union to bring vaccination events to schools throughout the city. These events will be held in each school’s parking lot from 10 a.m. - noon and are open to CPS students, families, and community members. No appointments are necessary. If you and your family have not yet been vaccinated, we encourage you to take advantage of the following events at our schools:

  • June 5th: Westinghouse, Nash, Marshall, Juarez and CVCA
  • June 12th: Ray, Bouchet, Simeon, Southside Occupational, and Brunson
  • June 19th: Englewood STEM, King HS, Carver Military HS, Fenger, and Michele Clark HS

COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge to everyone, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status. For more information on these vaccines, talk with your healthcare provider or visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.You can also call the Chicago Department of Public Health at (312)746-4835.

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: 2nd and 3rd Grades on Thursday June 3, 2021 and Friday June 4, 2021

Questions, please email Ms. Tania Figueroa (tjfigueroa1@cps.edu )

Henry Hawks Weekly Update

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

Henry Hawk Update May 24, 2021

Counselor's Corner

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Hello Everyone,

This is the last week of Mental Health Awareness month and I wanted to share a simple practice that can improve your mood and reduce your stress level. Every day this week (or longer),list three things you're grateful for. This can be a great activity to do as a family, maybe at the dinner table or before going to bed. You can use these sentence starters too:

  1. I’m most grateful for ___________________.
  2. I’m so thankful that___________________.
  3. I love when ___________________.

Regardless if the things are big or small that you're grateful for, people who are grateful are happier and healthier. Studies have shown being grateful increases your positive mood and decreases negative emotion. It also helps with an overall positive outlook on life and satisfaction.

8th Grade Parents

I want to remind you that signup for this summer’s Freshman Connection opens this week!

This free program is offered from July 6 to August 13 at high schools district-wide and is a great way to learn about high school, get to know your guidance team, teachers, and meet new classmates. Freshman Connection will give you the opportunity to:

• Get to know your school counselor, teachers, and other support staff

• Learn school expectations and graduation requirements

• Practice skills that will help you be successful freshman year

• Learn study skills and organizational strategies

• Experience fun and educational field trips

• Participate in games and activities

• Learn strategies for coping with stress

As a reminder, Freshman Connection programs will run from July 6 – Aug 13, 2021, but schedules vary by school. You can register at go.cps.edu/high-school/freshman-sophomore-connections. The deadline to apply is June 4, 2021.

Elementary school and academic decisions are being posted on GoCPS Friday, May 28th.

As a reminder, I want to make sure this information is meeting your needs, so please complete this survey as soon as you can: https://forms.gle/prcQxhWfVn8Kojqi6

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

Enjoy the long weekend,

Mrs. Garfinkel

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Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

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