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.

Calling all Readers!

Books and Blankets is coming to Henderson!

Please join us Wednesday February 11 from 6:00 to 7:45 for some cozy family fun!

Adults and children, come in your p.j.’s!

Bring a book & a blanket.

Join us for pizza and reading in the gym.

There will be some literacy activities plus some special guest readers and prizes.

Look for the flyer coming home on Friday to RSVP.

Hope to see everyone at Henderson’s celebration of reading!



Thank you to everyone who donated shoes!  I have a thank you note that I will share at the February meeting.  February meeting is February 2 from 6-6:45.  Our “right” thing will be collecting items for Churches on the Streets.  The guidelines are at the following link:!ministries/c1jxp

If you can’t make it to the meeting on the 2nd you can bring your items to Mrs. Bitter’s room (room 23).  You will also have the chance to make Valentine decorations to donate to local nursing homes.





The 2015 Missouri Tri-County Regional Science and Engineering Fair is Saturday, February 21, 2015.  It will be held at St. Charles Community College.  You can pick up a handbook for the Fair in the office.  This is open for all students K-8th grade.



Our Eaglefest packet will go out this week. There will be extras in the office.  Look for opportunities to volunteer, preorder your carnival tickets and gather all the info you need about Eagle Fest.

You may also go to to volunteer.  You can also go to the PTO link on the Henderson website for the volunteer link as well.  WE  CANNOT have Eaglefest without a lot of parent volunteers.


We also continue to collect Class Theme Basket donations until Friday, February 6th.

Our Eaglefest volunteers have been busy visiting local businesses asking for donations to add to the raffle baskets.  If you have a home business or work for a company that would like to make a donation please contact Amy Prinster at



Poster contest forms have been sent home. Posters are due to Mrs. Taplin, Room 4 by Friday, February 6thRules:  Must be completed by a Henderson student on a ½ sheet of poster board.  Poster should include: Eaglefest 2015, Henderson Elementary, Sat, Feb 28, 2015, 11am-4pm.  Remember to put your name, grade level and teacher’s name on the back of your poster.  A winner from every grade level and a GRAND PRIZE winner will be announced February 12th.


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February 10          7:00pm                  PTO

February 11          6pm-8pm              Family Reading Night

February 21          9:30-11:30            Saturday School for Incoming Kindergartners

February 25          10am-2pm            Kindergarten Registration

February 28                                          EagleFest (School Carnival)

March 3 & 5                                         Parent Teacher Conferences

March 3 & 5         5pm-7pm              Kindergarten Registration                                                  


The following students led the entire school in the Pledge of Allegiance this Rachel Trapf, Ayden Rogers, Sam Jones,  Madilyn Shrum,  Kayla Clark


Friday 1-30-15 Day 2  Monday 2-2-15 Day 3 Tuesday 2-3-15 Day 1 Wednesday 2-4-15 Day 2 Thursday 2-5-15 Day 3



PTO News (continued)                          

EAGLEFEST THEME BASKETS - Eaglefest is a PTO sponsored carnival held at Henderson on Saturday, February 28th. Can you believe this will be our 21st year!! Themes for the baskets have been chosen and you can find your class basket theme below. Please donate new items only and things your child would enjoy to help build your classroom basket. If you would prefer to send in money (cash only) instead of an actual item, it will be used to purchase items for your class basket. Please put cash money in a sealed envelope labeled with Eagle Fest Basket, teachers name and students name. If you have any questions or would like to help with baskets, please contact Amy Prinster at 314-606-9846 (text) or




Kindergarten                      Brawley                                   The One That Got Away (fishing)       

                                                                Doherty                                  Frosty the Snowman

                                                                Frazier                                     Family Game Night

                                                                Goltz                                       Family Movie Night (Rated G or PG)

                                                                Hackmann                              Mizzou Fan           

                                                                Happe                                     Puzzles Galore

                                                                How                                        Backyard Bonfire

            1st                                           Bratsch & Hermann               Tons of Fun for Boys

                                                                                                                Tons of Fun for Girls

                                                                Carter                                      SuperHero

                                                                Knickmeyer                            Date Night/Dinner and a Movie

                                                                Rasch                                       All Wrapped Up

                                                                Wittenauer                             FROZEN

            2nd                                        Bradt                                        Santa's Workshop

                                                                McKay                                    Let's Dine In

                                                                Ransom                                   Taste of Italy                          

                                                                Sestric                                      Outdoor Fun

                                                                Taplin                                      Nerf Basket

                                                                Wylie                                      I Scream U Scream

            3rd                                          Dault                                       Books, Books, Books...

                                                                Mullins   & Viehman            Little Baker's Basket                               

                                                                Pope & Schlereth                   Doggie Delight

            4th                                         Emery                                     Baking up a Storm

                                                                Hendricks                               LEGOS are AWESOME!!

                                                                Haberberger                           BBQ Blitz

                                                                Sebring                                    Time for School

            5th                                         Bengtson                                                Chocoholic                           

                                                                Bitter                                       Root, Root for the Home Team!!

                                                                Johnson                                 Gift Cards Galore

                                                                Schmitz                                   Coffee Break

                                                                Zerr                                         Candyland

(Please note that if you are a business owner and you would like to donate a basket or items, please contact me so we can get that arranged.  Also, I will be in need of large baskets or laundry basket donations to assemble the baskets.  If you have any to donate please contact me also.)              


Wednesday, March 4th, 6:15-8:15, GREAT SKATE


Now 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 to enter your points.


Thanks 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!!!!


District News

FHSD’s Inclement Weather and School Closure Procedures

The 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 procedures.

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. Order your copy for the special holiday price of $10.         



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