Henry Elementary Patriot Post

September 2021

Important Info/Dates


Friday September 3rd - Tie Dye Day

Monday September 6th - Labor Day (Schools/District Closed)

Thursday September 9th- PTO Meeting @ 7:45am

Monday September 13th - 4th Grade Field Trip to Library21c 9:30am - 1:30 pm

Monday September 13th - Girl Scouts Troop #42045 meeting 4 -5 pm

Tuesday September 14th - Begin School Catalog & Cookie Dough Fundraiser (online ordering online-NO CASH/CHECK payments)

*Friday September 17th - Talk Like A Pirate Day (Ahoy Matey! Dress in your best Pirate gear!)

Monday September 20th - Professional Development Day (No School)

Sick Child Guidelines

Henry Families,

I would just like to remind everyone to err on the side of caution and if your child is exhibiting ANY symptoms please keep them home. This will help us to maintain the sense of normalcy we have right now. Please adhere to the following guidelines:

If your child has any of the following symptoms: a runny nose, fever, cough, fatigue, headache, nausea/diarrhea, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches keep them home. Please note that COVID-19 is not the only reason that a sick child needs to stay home. Children that are sick with any symptomatic and/or possibly infectious illness do not need to be at school.

• If your student has been sick and the symptoms have not resolved within 48 hours they must have a doctor's note to return.

• If your student receives a Covid test they may NOT return until we have received the results.

• For all the information pertaining to Covid-19 please check out the District 11 website. www.D11.org/returntolearn.

• If you know that your child will be absent or late please call the attendance line 328-7212. You can call this number 24 hours a day

Thank you!

Ginger Ernst, Principal

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Good Afternoon Henry Parents!

If you have not already done so, please fill out the Free & Reduced price lunch form online.

Even if you do not believe you will qualify, the amount of families that fill out this form directly impacts our school's funding.

We really appreciate your help in making sure that our school has the funds necessary to provide our students with the tools they need to succeed!


Friday Sept. 3rd is Tie Dye Day!

Wear your tie dye gear to school!

PTO Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 9th, 7:45-8:45am

1310 Lehmberg Boulevard

Colorado Springs, CO

Hello Henry Parents!

  • Please join us at the first Parent Teacher Organization meeting of the 21/22 school year.
  • Come learn what PTO is all about
  • Find out what the PTO has planned for this school year
  • Sign up for volunteer opportunities
  • You don't have to be a 'member' of the PTO to attend (open to all parents of Henry students)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Girl Scouts Meeting Troop #42045 (2nd Grade Girls

Monday, Sep. 13th, 4-6pm

1310 Lehmberg Boulevard

Colorado Springs, CO

For info about this girl scouts troop contact girlscouts42045@gmail.com.

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Henry Elementary Fall Fundraiser! September 14th - 28th

Support our school and shop our fundraiser online! www.shopfund.com

Parents: Make sure to register your students online to get their student code. You can then share the code with family and friends so that they may also shop online! We are not accepting any cash, check or money order payments for this fundraiser. All orders must be made ONLINE ONLY Most items can be shipped directly to the purchaser's home (excluding cookie dough and other frozen items)!

Once the student is registered, shoppers can also use TTP (Text to Pay) to pay for their orders by texting the word "PAY" to 833-858-8585.

The money raised helps us to fund class activities & field trips. It is also used for student, staff & volunteer incentives and awards as well as to help pay for school and office supplies and equipment that the district budget does not cover.

Were Celebrating Talk Like A Pirate Day on Sept 17th!

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  • Taking action to engage students and families is essential for addressing the absenteeism, enrollment declines and educational inequities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Join the Attendance Awareness Campaign and address chronic absence today! http://bit.ly/1oqfID7. Healthy students should be in school everyday.


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School to Home Communication

Please make sure that your contact info is always up to date so that you do not miss any important school communications!

Set up your Parent PowerSchool Account:

Parents, you will need information from the email sent to you by D11 to create your account and add your students.

D11 Parent Portal Assistance Line
If you need assistance Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 4:00pm, call 719-520-2487.

PowerSchool App - Use the activation code XWBH.
-Google Play Store
-Apple Store

Social Emotional Learning

Did you know that Henry Elementary is a Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase School? As part of our CKH model, we will have Lisa Hartman joining the Henry Elementary family next year as our full-time counselor. Lisa will be working with all students and implementing a Social Emotional Learning Curriculum called Random Acts of Kindness.


Studies show it just takes one caring adult in a child’s life to have a positive impact on them and their journey to success. In D11, we know our staff members are beloved, from our support team, to our educators, our volunteers, to our administrators! Share your stories of how a D11 staff member positively impacted you or your child(ren)’s life on social media by using #D11PowerOfOne. You may also tag the District @cssd11 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Pikes Peak Library District POWER PASS!

District 11 has partnered with Pikes Peak Library District to provide

every student with access to PPLD resources!

Click here for info and resources!

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D11 Preschool Program

Do you have a child that will be 3 or 4 on or before October 1st, and lives with the D11 boundaries?

You may qualify for FREE preschool at a local D11 elementary school!

Click here to learn more https://www.d11.org/preschool

or call the D11 preschool office at (719) 520-2540

Patrick Henry Elementary School

ATTENDANCE LINE: 719-328-7212

**Please do not use Class Dojo to communicate absences for your child. Teachers do not have the ability to excuse an absence - Please always call the attendance line to excuse absences.** Vacation absences must be prearranged and approved through the Attendance Secretary and Principal.**