The Patrick Henry Post

December 9th, 2022

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December Reading Growth

Congratulations, Patrick Henry Students!

This month, we are assessing our students on their reading and math growth through the STAR Assessment program. We are THRILLED to see so much student growth in just the first semester of the school year! Many of our classrooms had every single student show growth since the beginning of the school year and we want to celebrate their successes! Take a look at some highlights from Ms. Versen's class party celebrating every student's STAR Reading growth and give them a high five when you see them next!

Concrete Project at Patrick Henry

Garden Improvement Updates

This week, we allowed our improvements to our garden area to settle before the concrete pour to make it more accessible to all of our students, staff, volunteers, neighbors, and partners. You can click here for Part 1 of this renovation project to see what the first phase entailed. On Monday, December 12th, we will watch as our partners pour brand new concrete in between each of the garden beds and create an accessible ramp into the garden. Our students will learn so much as the team of apprentices work through our grounds with some pretty awesome equipment.

Resources to Keep Teaching Your Child about The Patrick Henry Garden Project

This project at Patrick Henry's garden is an incredible opportunity to teach our students about many different things. Take a look below for some great resources to keep their learning going at home or in the classroom!

Thank you, Little Bit Foundation and KPMG!

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Book Fair at Patrick Henry

This week, The Little Bit Foundation partnered with KPMG to host a Book Fair at Patrick Henry, but this book fair was quite different from the old school fairs where books cost money - all of these books were completely FREE to our Patrick Henry students! Students were able to "shop" their way through the fair to find books that were most interesting to them, and they went home with a brand new book for the holiday break. Thank you to our community partners for providing an amazing experience for our students and a great new resource for our families!

December Spirit Month Highlights

Pajama Day and Picture Day!

We didn't mean to schedule it on the same day, but on Monday, we had both Picture Day and Pajama Day! Our students came dressed up and dressed down, and it was a great day to see both outfits shine!

Grinch Day

Tuesday was "Dress like a Grinch" and our students and staff were never naughty and always nice!

Reindeer Day

Wednesday was "Dress Like a Reindeer" day and our staff found their inner animals all on the outside! Staff had the outfits, the makeup, and the headpieces to make their outfits all the more authentic!

Plaid Day

On Thursday, we invited staff to wear their favorite plaid, checker patterns, or stripes! We looked like a mini Scottish family!

Patrick Henry Holiday Sweaters

Teachers were gifted with a new holiday sweater this year to make the month a little easier to dress for. We rarely get to take staff pictures together, but when we do, we usually like to match!

Upcoming December Spirit Days

Join us for our remaining Spirit Days!

  • Monday, December 12th: Dress like a Candy Cane (red and white!)
  • Tuesday, December 13th: Celebrate Snow (dress in all your winter whites!)
  • Wednesday, December 14th: Any holiday sweater
  • Thursday, December 15th: Dress like an Elf
  • Friday, December 16th: Holiday Best (dress up for our Family Dance!)
  • Monday, December 19th: Wear your favorite winter vacation attire
  • Tuesday, December 20th: Any holiday sweater

Upcoming Events

No Afterschool: December 9th, 16th, 19th, and 20th

Afterschool programming has been cancelled on the days listed below. Please plan ahead and pick your child up by 3:07pm.

  • Friday, December 9th
  • Friday, December 16th
  • Monday, December 19th
  • Tuesday, December 20th

December 16th: Family Dance at Patrick Henry

On Friday, December 16th, all Patrick Henry students and their families are invited to attend our first ever Patrick Henry Family Dance! We will have our gym set up with decorations, food, and a DJ ready to get the party going! This dance can be as formal or informal as you want it to be - come dressed up in your holiday best, or just come as you are! We just want to have fun and dance the night away!

The dance will open at 6:00pm and the evening will end at 7:30pm. Full dinner will be provided.

Please click here to RSVP so we order enough food!

December 21st - January 3rd: Winter Break

All SLPS schools and offices will be closed during Winter Break. Our last day of school will be on Tuesday, December 20th, and our first day of school will be on Wednesday, January 4th.