Volunteer applications can be obtained by going to the Francis Howell District Page and clicking on the tab for Community, then click on volunteers.  This will walk you through the steps to become a volunteer.  Please print off the pages 8, 9 and 11 fill out and turn into the office and we will send over to our District Office for processing.  This processing can take several weeks to complete.  We encourage all parents who think they might go on a field trip or who wish to volunteer for our many activities to complete the background check process.   Only approved volunteers are eligible to go on field trips.  Volunteers need to go through this process every four year.

 Recess information from the P.E. Department, Principals and Recess Paras

I am sure your child has come home and tried to describe how recess looks this year.  The physical education department has teamed up with the recess paras and while recess is going to look different we are excited about the change and I am sure your children will love it once we get into the full swing of our program.  Our hope is to expand our resources and knowledge of playground games and provide a recess experience that is safe and reduces behavior problems and unmotivated students. 

 We have divided the playground into four zones and have hired a fourth recess para so each para will be focused on one zone.  The students will be allowed to choose a zone to go to each recess.  Each zone will offer different things for the students to do.  Zone 4 is the track and students are welcome to walk and talk, jog or even run on the track.  Zone 3 is the mulch area.  This area is where the swings and the playground equipment are located now.  Zone 2 will be the basketball court and Zone 1 will be one of the kickball fields.  Up until today we are practicing with three zones. At times, students in primary grades may be assigned to the smaller playground where there is additional equipment.

 The physical education department has already taught 5 games that can be played on the basketball and kickball fields.  By the middle of next week the students will have at least 15 games that will be available in these two zones.  No game will be played until it is first taught in PE.  In the list of games will be kickball, four square, and tetherball.  Each day the recess teachers will list the available games in zones 1 and 2.  Some days we will offer kickball on the field, but not every day and certainly not until it is taught in PE. 

 Kindergarten students are being assigned zones at each recess.  Since they are learning school and everything is new this is the best way for us to ensure each child’s safety.  The kindergartners are in different zones at each recess.

Picture Day at Henderson for Students, Parents and Staff

This is a reminder that your child’s school picture day at Henderson Elementary is on

Friday, August 15th.  Inter-State Studios will be at Henderson on Friday, August 15th to photograph our students.  They have offered to photograph our parent volunteers from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Photo ID badges will be made and sent back to Henderson.  Please contact the office at 851-5200 if you have any questions and if you plan on getting your picture taken so the photographers have allowed ample time.

Health Forms

Each year we are required to get new updated Health forms to make sure we have the most recent emergency numbers and health information on your child, these will be coming home tomorrow.  If you have already filled one out THIS YEAR, you do not need to fill it out again.  Thank you for your cooperation. – Nurse Jackie

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August 15                                              Picture Day

August 19              7:00 pm                 PTO Meeting

August 20                                              Girl Scout Night

           August 29                                              No School –Teacher’s Professional                                                                              Development Day
Sept. 9                    7:00 pm                 PTO Meeting

               Sept. 12                                                 PTO Family Movie Night


The following students led the entire school in the Pledge of Allegiance this past week: : Gabe Kasper, Josiah Couch, SkylerVogel, Alexis Kimball, Anna Berthold, Brady Lane, Macy Cronin

Friday 8-15-13  Day 2   Monday 8-18-13  Day 3 Tuesday 8-19-13, Day 1 Wednesday 8-20-13 Day 2 Thursday 8-21-13 Day 3 





FHSD Seeks Volunteers for the Calendar Task Force

The Francis Howell School District is looking for volunteers to serve on the Calendar Task Force. The goal of the Calendar Task Force will be to plan the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school year calendars and to take a recommendation to the Board of Education.


FHSD Adopts New Elementary Math Program

Thanks to all the parents who attended the Math Night Tuesday night.   There are two more as listed below:

·         August 14     Castlio Elementary New Gymnasium     6:00 – 7:00 PM

·         August 19     Independence Elementary Gymnasium   6:00 – 7:00 PM


  TO NEWS!!!

The Henderson PTO is looking forward to an exciting school year.  We have many exciting things planned this year!!!

The first PTO meeting is on August 19, 2014 at 7pm in the Library. Any one is welcome to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Henderson Night at McAlister’s Deli   Join us on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 4pm-9pm please join us for dinner with your Henderson family!! Bring a copy of the flyer that will be coming home with your student or go to the following link to download a copy for yourself.  We look forward to seeing you all there!!! 

http://fhsdhe.sharpschool.net/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=19830257ust 20



This year we are participating in a hassle-free fundraiser called Shoparoo. Nationwide, 7,000+ schools are already fundraising through Shoparoo and we see it as great opportunity for us to make a difference this year. All you need to do is take pictures of your grocery receipts 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!





Black and Gold Day is Saturday, August 16 from 3pm-8:30pm in the FHN Stadium. We will have Food, Games and Fun for the entire family.

 Schedule of Events

 3:00pm Stadium Opens -All Activities Begin

 3:30pm Athletes Assemble

 4:00pm Opening Ceremonies/National Anthem by KnightSound

 4:10pm Parade of Athletes

 4:45pm Welcome Speech/Mr. Downs

 5:00pm Knightpride Marching Band Performance

 5:30pm Cheerleaders Performance

 5:45pm Knightline Performance

 6:30pm Soccer Scrimmage

 7:30pm Football Scrimmage



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  August 2014  
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   Teacher Professional Development - No School
   Aug 29 2014
   PTO Meeting
   Sep 09 2014 at 07:00 PM
   Family Movie Night
   Sep 12 2014 at 06:30 PM
   Teacher Professional Development - No School
   Sep 19 2014
   Henderson Choir Sings at Cardinals Game
   Sep 21 2014
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