The Patrick Henry Post

November 13th, 2020

November Gratitude

This week, the gratitude continues. As I sit and reflect back on this second week of November, I find myself feeling so incredibly thankful for our families who work with us tirelessly to make sure their child is learning and growing here at Patrick Henry. Last week, I was feeling thankful for our kiddos - for their laughs, smiles, curiosity, kindness. This week, I am thinking more and more about the incredible parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and siblings who make our students as magical as they are. I feel so much love and gratitude for our Patrick Henry families, and the way they surround their child or children with support throughout the school year. 2020 may have been the most challenging year in the history of our nation for parents of young children, and our families not only rose to the occasion, they rose above our challenging circumstances. I am really proud of our Patrick Henry families, and for all those who take such care of our students.

Each week this month, I am reflecting on what makes me feel thankful. Share your thoughts with me and I'll include them in the newsletter! This past week, some of our staff commented on what they are grateful for:

"I'm grateful to see the smiles through the students' eyes and their joy of learning." -Ms. Tolbert

Highlights from Virtual and In-Person Learning

Highlight on Staying Active

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This week, our students got a magical delivery from the recess Santa: new kickballs, jumpropes, skip-bos, ring tosses, and even a parachute! During this time of the pandemic, it is so important to get outside into the fresh air and let students run free. Check out some of the highlights from the new equipment from Ms. Willard's class!

Treats with the Treasurer

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This week, several of our classes got to visit with Treasurer Tishaura Jones! She read them a story and provided treats that they all got to take home! Best of all, they got to take home information to their families about savings accounts and how to protect an investment from the city of St. Louis for school-aged children to save for college.

Staff Shoutout to our Custodial Team

Mr. Mike, Ms. Annette, and Mr. Eric received a shoutout this week for their dedication to keeping Patrick Henry clean and safe for our students and staff. We all owe our custodians a huge thank you for their hard work the last month to keep our building sanitized as our students came back in person. Awesome job, team!