The Patrick Henry Post
October 9th, 2020
Take a look at the things that have happened this week in our amazing school community!
Somebody Wanted But So....
Ms. Hammock's Estimation Lesson
"This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting to taking classes from home, with little contact with teachers and friends, and anxious about their futures; for workers whose livelihoods are threatened; for the vast number of people caught in poverty or in fragile humanitarian settings with extremely limited protection from COVID-19; and for people with mental health conditions, many experiencing even greater social isolation than before. And this is to say nothing of managing the grief of losing a loved one, sometimes without being able to say goodbye. This is why the goal of this year’s World Mental Health Day campaign is increased investment in mental health. On World Mental Health Day, 10 October, the World Health Organization will, for the first time ever, host a global online advocacy event on mental health. At this event—the Big Event for Mental Health—world leaders, mental health experts and celebrity guests will join WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to tell the world what we can all do to improve our mental health and how we can help make sure that quality mental health care is available to everyone who needs it."
More information on the event: https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/10/10/default-calendar/the-big-event-for-mental-health
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!
Buildings and Grounds
Big shoutout to our district Buildings and Grounds crews, who have been tirelessly repairing our school over the past six months! This week's project was installing a working sink in the main office so that our new nurse's office will have access to running water!
Did you know that Dr. Rogers, Ms. Smith, and Mrs. Ayeni were all born in the same week?! It was so fun celebrating with our Patrick Henry family. Thank you for all of the fun birthday shoutouts and treats!!
Tyris received a shoutout this week for engaging in his learning in Ms. Ivory's class. I can't really explain how much joy it brings a teacher to see a child learn and grow academically. We are excited to see him in class, ready to learn!
Buildings and Grounds
The Student Support Team received the following shoutout this week from an anonymous fan: "These ladies follow up on every little detail I give them! I am really impressed with their strength and courage and love for our students!" Excellent job, SST!!
This week, an anonymous shoutout came in that said, "I rely on Pat to be the calm in the storm. I know it's hard to always do that, but this week she really pulled through in difficult circumstances and stayed so calm. WOW!" Great job, Mrs. O'Shea!
Ms. Griffin and Ms. Jones got a shoutout this week! Ms. Griffin's shoutout said, "She asks great questions and doesn't stop until she gets the resources she needs for her students! Keep it up - I know it's tough to be the new kid!" Ms. Jones' shoutout said, "She's friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to help. It's really awesome to watch her take on a new role!" Well done, both of you!!