Family Events for the 2021-2022 School Year
May 25, 9:00-11:00
We invite all parents to join us for an in-person celebration of our 5th grade students at their 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony. More details will be emailed to parents at the beginning of May.
April 18-May 6
As we prepare for our state standardized test, we know that many students have test anxiety and stress associated with the MAP exam. We will work hard in our classrooms to prepare our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders for this assessment. We ask for parent support in ensuring that all students get a good night's sleep, eat healthy, get exercise, and receive encouragement to focus and do their very best. We know our students will show their knowledge and growth!
Join us in congratulating our two Patrick Henry artists who will be honored at the St. Louis Symphony on April 6th. Jaleah and Jayla were both chosen for the SLSO Art Contest honorees out of 11,000 entries. We are so proud of them and cannot wait to celebrate them!
All SLPS schools will be closed for Spring Break. We wish you a relaxing and healthy week off, and we are excited to welcome you back for our final quarter of the year!
All teachers will be hosting virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences this year on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of March 15-17. All conferences must be scheduled ahead of time between the hours of 3:15 and 5:15pm. Please reach out directly to your child's classroom teacher, Related Arts teachers, or Special Education teachers to schedule a conference. Teachers will then send out a calendar invitation with a link to their meeting.
A reminder that we have no school on Friday, March 18.
Please join us on Microsoft Teams for our virtual Black History Month Talent Show. This is our third year performing in celebration of Black History Month. Our students have been preparing for the last four weeks, and researching for much longer than that! They are excited to share not only their knowledge but also their talents. Please join us from 1:00-2:45pm!
Please join us for a virtual meeting of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)! We will meet at 7:00pm on Zoom.
The entire month of December is a SPIRIT MONTH! We have a different theme every single day and we invite all students to participate in as many days as they want. See below for the dates and descriptions:
- Wed, Dec 1: Pajama Day
- Thurs, Dec 2: How the Grinch Stole Winter Break - wear your Grinch attire or dress in green!
- Fri, Dec 3: Jeans + Holiday Sweater
- Mon, Dec 6: Dress like a reindeer
- Tues, Dec 7: Wear all white and/or your favorite winter hat
- Wed, Dec 8: Twin Day (bonus points for winter themes!)
- Thurs, Dec 9: Channel your flannel (plaid or checkered shirts)
- Fri, Dec 10: Jeans + holiday sweater
- Mon, Dec 13: Dress like a candy cane
- Tues, Dec 14: Dress like Santa or one of his helpers
- Wed, Dec 15: Holiday socks or slippers
- Thurs, Dec 16: Jeans + holiday sweater
- Fri, Dec 17: Dress up in your holiday best
- Mon, Dec 20: Winter Vacation - wear your vacation attire to celebrate the end of the semester (hula skirts? sunglasses? straw hats?)
- Tues, Dec 21: Ugly Sweater Contest
This year's Thanksgiving Break is unusual because it is the full week of November 22nd. We encourage all families to spend time together and stay healthy! We are excited to give our staff a full week off, but we cannot wait to welcome our students back for a fun-filled month of December. Stay safe, and have a fabulous Thanksgiving Break!
On Friday, October 29th, we will celebrate Halloween with our students by sending them through an epic series of stations where they will trick-or-treat, play games, participate in some friendly competitions, and find a lot of candy along the way! We invite all students to wear a costume or bring a costume to change into for the event.
We will celebrate our final week of October with a school Spirit Week! Students and staff are invited to participate in as many or as few days as they choose!
Monday, October 25: Rep your college day! Wear a shirt from your favorite college or university, or the colors of your favorite school.
Tuesday, October 26: Rep your favorite sports team! Wear a shirt or the colors of your favorite sports team.
Wednesday, October 27: Wacky Tacky Wednesday! Wear your most outrageous outfit that celebrates your wacky tacky spirit!
Thursday, October 28: Pajama Day! Wear your comfiest pajamas all day long.
Friday, October 29: Costume Day! Wear your Halloween costume.
All teachers will be hosting virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences this year on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of October 19-21. All conferences must be scheduled ahead of time between the hours of 3:15 and 5:15pm. Please reach out directly to your child's classroom teacher, Related Arts teachers, or Special Education teachers to schedule a conference. Teachers will then send out a calendar invitation with a link to their meeting.
A reminder that we have no school on Friday, October 22nd.
You're invited to join our October PTO meeting on Thursday, October 7th, from 7:00-8:30pm. The meeting is virtual, and you can access the Zoom meeting by clicking the link below. All families who join will be entered to win a gift card. We hope to see everyone online!
September 15-October 15
Help us celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! From September 15th to October 15th, we are recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Help us integrate learning from Latin America into our classrooms and homes at Patrick Henry this month! Click below for more resources and information.
On Friday, September 17th, the annual Balloon Glow will take place in Forest Park. Hundreds of hot air balloons gather on the fields in Forest Park to practice their take-offs. There will be carnival foods, games, and even the opportunity to walk right up to the hot air balloons!
On Saturday, September 18th, the annual Balloon Race will lift off from Forest Park. The hot air balloons will be in a race to catch the lead Energizer Bunny balloon. It is an incredible site to see all of the balloons in the sky! Dr. Rogers and her whole family will be there along with many Patrick Henry staff members. We hope to see you in the crowds! Click the links below for more information.
September 1st, 4:00-4:30
On September 1st, we hosted our first virtual Meet the Teacher night! Staff members invited their students and families to a virtual meeting on Teams so they could have a meet-and-greet. We reviewed our class expectations and structure for the school year, answered questions from parents, and even got to see students in their own homes through the power of Microsoft Teams! Thank you to all who participated!
August 26th, 3:30-4:30
On Thursday, Augst 26th, 3:30-4:30, we hosted our first virtual parent meeting of the school year. Shanice Webb presented Title I information and Dr. Rogers held a Question & Answer session about the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us!
CLICK HERE to watch the recording of our virtual parent information meeting.