October 31- Professional Development Day

Students will not be in attendance on Friday, October 31st.  Teachers will engage in professional development with their grade level colleagues from around the district.  K-3 teachers will focus on specific strategies to use with mathematical operations and algebraic thinking.  Fourth and fifth grade teachers will learn specific strategies to use during units of study.  Special area teachers will have a guest speaker and focus on various strategies to support their students.  Special education staff members will participate in an afternoon focusing on guidelines and strategies to support the students they serve.  Our staff members continue to learn and evolve as we look for new ways to provide the best education possible for Francis Howell students.   

Veteran's Day

For those who sent in an R.S.V.P for the Veteran's Day celebration on November 11th, please make sure to send in a recent or military picture of the Veteran we are honoring to malinda.moats@fhsdschools.org no later Monday, November 3rd. Make sure to include the Veteran's name, branch of service and the Henderson's student name and grade level. 

We will be hosting a "Hats for Heros" day on Monday, November 10th. We encourage all students to wear a hat to school that day and make a donation to honor flight. More details will be coming home with your child soon!



Henderson will celebrate RED RIBBON WEEK from October 27-30!  This is a nationally observed week that promotes a safe and drug-free lifestyle.  Our school-wide theme this year is “Friends Don’t Let Friends Bully or Use Drugs!”  All students will be given a red ribbon on Monday – please encourage your child to wear this every day to be eligible for special prizes throughout the week!  Here is a list of our daily themes:                                                                                                                                                        


MondayTeam Up Against Bullying & Drugs! – wear your favorite St. Louis team shirt – Blues, Cardinals, or Rams!                                                                                                                                                               TuesdayBand Together Against Bullying & Drugs! – come dressed as a “Rock Star!”                         WednesdayCatch the Wave of a Bully & Drug Free Life! – wear Hawaiian clothes!                                    ThursdayOrange You Glad You’re Bully & Drug Free? – wear orange colored clothes!                             Friday – No School



Thank you to our Henderson Community for using your Target credit/debit card.  As a result of our family and friends taking the time to register in the Take Charge of Education program that Target offers, our school was presented with a check for $1,900.  We will be using this money to help with all of our School-Wide Positive Behavior Support costs (signage, positive rewards for Soaring Eagles –Prize Wheel incentives, popcorn for the year, Conversation Calendar Special Treat, Bus Slot Popsicle parties, paper for Soaring Eagle drivers licenses, training for teachers etc.) Thank you again for your support. If you’re not already taking part, please consider doing so—grandparents, alumni, friends and neighbors can help too.  To participate, please visit target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142.



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Oct. 28                   6-7:30pm              Trunk or Treat

Oct. 31                                                   Professional Development Day-No School

Nov. 5                    6-6:45pm              Read, Right, Run

Nov. 11                                                  Veteran’s Day Assembly

Nov. 11                  7 pm                       PTO Meeting



The following students led the entire school in the Pledge of Allegiance this past week:  Kaylee Lohnes,  Natalie Gould,  Ashlyn Castello,

,Friday 10-24-13 Day 3  Monday 10-27-13  Day 1 Tuesday 10-28-13 Day 2  Wednesday 10-29-13 Day 3  Thursday 10-30-13 Day 1







FHSD Centennial Book Available for Purchase

Get your copy of the Francis Howell School District book, Centennial: A Magnificent Journey. This book presents the 2014-2015, here and now, Francis Howell School District as a direct outcome of the efforts, and struggles of successive generations and key individuals committed to building something ever-better for children and youth. And, because great things don’t happen in a vacuum, the context of each historical era is provided.



From now until Memorial Day you can use the code 1772 at any of the 3 Auto Spa Car Washes (Old Muegge Rd & both Mexico Road locations) and Henderson will receive $4 for each Super Clean car wash. Share the code with your family and friends.  It's that easy!!

Thanks to all who participated in the BoBo’s Pizza sales.  Products will be available for pick-up on Wednesday November 19th 4-6pm.  Please contact Stephanie Huffaker 314-359-1920 or snhuffaker@gmail.com with questions.

Send in your Labels for Education!  During the month of October Henderson can earn double points.

Join us at Trunk or Treat Tuesday October 28th, 6-7:30 pm.  If you are decorating a car please be on the school lot by 5:30pm and you will not be able to leave until the event is over, please bring enough candy for 300 kids.  Admission is one canned food item per each trick or treater. The 5th grade will be selling Pizza and other goodies for Camp Wyman.  We can’t wait to see everyone’s costumes!!!

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Freddy’s Steakburger on Tuesday!!  We set a new record over $450!!!  It was great to see everyone!!!!

Trick or Treat Street

Francis Howell North High School is hosting their annual Trick or Treat Street on October 30, 2014 from 5 to 7:30 at Francis Howell North High School. Kids are invited to trick-or-treat through the hallways at North, and clubs and activities will be sponsoring rooms where they can decorate cookies and cupcakes, get candy, play games, see plays and have stories read to them. There are also refreshments served. It's sure to be a fun night for your kids! Doors open at 5, and cost is $2.00 per child, which all goes to charity. We hope to see you there!



  October 2014  
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Upcoming Events
   Red Ribbon Week
   Oct 27 2014
   Trunk or Treat
   Oct 28 2014 at 06:00 PM
   Market Day Pickup
   Oct 29 2014 at 05:00 PM
   Fall Parties
   Oct 30 2014
   No School
   Oct 31 2014