Protecting Your Family
Against the Flu
Cold and flu season is
here. Please consult with your child’s physician to find out when flu shots
will be available for your family. Students with chronic health conditions,
including asthma, and those who are immunocompromised are highly encouraged to
obtain a flu shot early. Click here to review
more information about how to tackle the flu.
Parent Teacher Conferences
3 and Thursday, March 5 are conferences and we look forward to seeing you
there. You should have received
confirmation from your child’s classroom teacher on your conference day and
time you signed up for. If not, please
contact your child’s teacher. We strive for 100% attendance and appreciate the
open communication this allows between you and your child’s teacher. Mrs. Hall,
Mrs. Russ and I may be dropping in on a conference or two or you can catch us
in the hallways or lobby if you would like to visit with us! We look forward to
seeing everyone. Dr. Barker
Each year we practice two intruder drills and have plans and
procedures in place for this drill. We had our second intruder drill today.
Your child may come home and talk about this drill. This can be scary for
some children; however we try to reassure them these drills will help keep us
safe in the event of an emergency.
– Dr. Barker, Mrs.
Hall and Mrs. Russ
Honor Flight Thank
Flight program sent us a thank-you letter! Henderson did a great job in
collecting donations for the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight. Henderson collected $891.50, this program
enables veterans to go to Washington DC, so they can visit the Memorials built
in their honor. GREAT JOB HENDERSON!!!!!
The deadline for Yearbook
orders was February 20th. The online order form is
closed. However, we will continue to accept paper order forms until TOMORROW.
Extra yearbook order forms are available in the office.
Henderson Elementary will have Kindergarten Registration in
February and March. Packets will be
available in the school office before and during registration. If you know of a family with a child who will
be Kindergarten age next school year, please pass this information on to
them. The dates and times are as
Tuesday, March 3,
2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 5,
2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Your Input is Welcome! - NEXT YEAR’S CLASS LISTS
As we begin to think about
the spring season (even though we have snow and messy conditions predicted) we
will be busy working on class lists for the 2015-16 school year. Your
input is valuable to us. If you would like to provide some important
insight about your child’s education and/or social-emotional needs for next
year I encourage you to write a letter to me about specific needs your child
may have. While I do not accept requests for specific teachers for your
child, any information that you feel is pertinent about him/her should be in
writing to me. I will use this information when making the decision on class
lists for the 2015-16 school year. The deadline to submit a letter
is Friday, March 6. Thanks for your partnership. Dr. Barker
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February 27 1:10pm Early
February 28 EagleFest
March 2-6 Book
March 3 & 5 Parent
March 3 & 5 5pm-7pm Kindergarten
March 4 6:15-8:15 Great Skate (PTO Family Night)
March 9 Spring
March 23 Students
return from Spring Break
following students led the entire school in the Pledge of Allegiance this Mallory
Schmid, Zoe Politte, Christopher Brickner, Trenton Leuthauser, Leilani Green
Friday 2-27-15 Day 0 Monday
3-2-15 Day 2 Tuesday
3-3-15 Day 3 Wednesday
3-4-15 Day 1 Thursday
3-5-15 Day 2
Book Fair March 2-6
Book fair is right around the
corner. We are in need of parent
volunteers to work the evenings of conferences to help make our book fair run
smoothly. If you are able to volunteer,
please e-mail Mrs. Moats at firstname.lastname@example.org. The hours
needed are from 4:00-6:00 and 6:00-7:30 on Tuesday, March 3.
Poster Winners- Overall- Manisha 4th grade, 5th
winner- Natalie Legg, 4th - Braedan Spellman,
3rd- Mallory Schmid, 2nd- Jacob Silvinski, 1st - Kori Hathcock, KDG- Lucy
Thank you to all who have already volunteered. The PTO is
still in need of a few volunteers for Eagle Fest. We CANNOT
do this without your help. Please go to
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094aaca92ba2fa7-2015 to sign up or contact
Beth Jameson at email@example.com, Tiffany Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In place of a Cake Walk we will be having a Sweet Walk, donations will be needed at
the end of the next week. Please bring in small store bought sweet items for
our “sweet” walk on Saturday. They may be brought to school on Friday or
We are looking forward to a fun day of family fun on Saturday. Don’t forget Eagle fest is from 11am-4pm.
Ongoing ways to
there's a new way to help your PTO at Henderson Eagles! You can enter the
codes on coke products and help us earn points. Go to www.MyCokeRewards.com/schools to enter your
to all who have participated in Shoparoo!.
Henderson Elementary is on their way to 200,000 points. All you need to do is take pictures of ANY receipt with the Shoparoo app made
for your smartphone. It doesn’t matter where you shop or what you buy -
every receipt submitted results in a donation to our school! So, what are you
waiting for? Simply download the free
app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching ‘shoparoo’
and then select our school as your chosen cause. Since there is no limit to how much money we
can raise with Shoparoo, be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to join
in – every receipt counts! We can’t wait
to see Henderson Elementary reach 150,000 points!!!!
Inclement Weather and School Closure Procedures
Francis Howell School District (FHSD) strives to hold school according to the
school calendar adopted by the Board of Education; however, to ensure the
safety of the students and staff, there may be times when school will be
canceled due to inclement weather. Please make sure you are familiar with
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. Order your copy for the
special holiday price of $10.
Save the Date for FHSD’s
Appliance and Recycling Event
The Francis Howell School
District (FHSD), in partnership with the Midwest Recycling Center, will be
hosting a free community-wide appliance and electronics recycling event on
Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the FHSD Burbes Service
Center located at 4606 Central School Road in St. Charles.
Needs Your Input!
Francis Howell School
District invites all parents and community members to participate in a district
survey to solicit feedback from residents about Francis Howell’s strengths,
challenges, and priorities. Beginning on Feb. 20, Patron Insight, a Kansas
City-based market research organization, will initiate a comprehensive patron
opinion phone survey to 400 district households. The households will represent
a cross-section of our residents representing all geographic parts of the
district, people of all different ages, and everyone from newcomers to
long-term residents. The 10- to 15- minute phone survey will touch on a wide
variety of topics, and will include “pick one”-type questions, along with
opportunities for residents to share their comments.
Community members who
do not receive a phone call, but would like to share their input and
participate in the survey can take the survey online.
Survey responses will
be anonymous and reporting will not identify individuals.
completion of the survey the district will share the findings with the Board of
Education and community.
Howell School District Trivia Night
Remember that school spirit? It’s time to rekindle that feeling, rally a
team together and celebrate the distinctive personality of our community and
district. On Friday, April 10, 2015, join the FHSD Alumni Association for 1st
Annual “Howell of a Good Time” Trivia Night. Bring your thinking cap, wear
school spirit wear or jersey, and enjoy a great time while you help raise money
for a good cause. Proceeds will benefit Early Childhood Education scholarships
and the FHSD Alumni Association. The trivia night will be held at the Knights
of Columbus Hall (Pezold Banquet Center) at 5701 Highway N in Cottleville.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Trivia begins at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $160 for a table