The Eagle’s Nest

                      Weekly Newsletter - Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Tomorrow is an Early Release Day-1:10 pm Dismissal

Students will be coming home early tomorrow. We called this an Early Release Day.  The purpose of the Early Release Day is to give teachers time to prepare report cards and for parent-teacher conferences.  A separate letter will go home to each family regarding conference dates and times. Please remind your child tonight what mode of transportation they are taking home tomorrow, especially if it is different than their normal routine.  Thanks for your help with this. – Dr. Barker

 

Classroom Meetings & Bathroom Expectations

Every day at Henderson Elementary your child attends a class meeting with the classroom.  The purpose of the class meeting is to build the teacher-child relationship and the class unit as a whole community. Students are able to share celebrations and topics that interest them.  They also talk about our focus matrix expectation of the week.  This week our focus is on being respectful in the bathroom.  Our two expectations to be respectful in the bathroom are to give others privacy and to put toilet paper and paper towels in their proper place

 

Read, Right and Run First Training Session

It is Read, Right, Run time again!  A letter with more information is coming home today.  They are encouraging online registration this year and the directions are included on the back of the informational letter.  If your child receives free or reduced lunches, they also qualify or a reduced registration fee.  Registration is a little confusing this year so feel free to go to the following link for some screen shots to make it a little easier: http://gostlouis.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/RRRM-Registration-Tutorial.pdf

 

Our ACCESS CODE is “henderson”

 

Our first Training Session will be held Thursday, October 2nd from 6-6:45 PM.  Everyone is invited, even if you are not yet registered.  The night will run in an Open House format.  You can come and go anytime within the given time.  The gym will be open to work on your running.  There will be a place set up to relax and get some reading in and our “right” thing will be making placemats for our Veteran’s day assembly.  Donations will be collected that night for the Honor Flight to count as one of your “right” things also.  Registration can also be set up that night.   

 

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 5.  That will be our next Training Session.

 

Once you are registered be sure to log your reading, right deeds in the community, and running until the journals arrive.

If you have any questions or would like to help contact Heather Bitter at heather.bitter@fhsdschsools.org.

 

FHSD Earns High Marks on State Report Card

The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) earned a 96.8 percent overall score on the Annual Performance Report (APR) recently released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). FHSD’s score is the highest in St. Charles County and one of the top ten scores in the St. Louis area.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences Survey

The Calendar Task Force (CTF) is currently meeting, and would like to have input regarding parent/teacher conferences. Currently, the District has conferences in both the fall and spring (two evenings in the fall/two evening in the spring), and your opinion is sought as to whether both conferences should be retained.  Click here to take the survey. Please submit your survey by Oct. 6.

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Sept 26                  1:10pm                  Early Release

Oct 1                                                      Market Day

Oct. 2                   6-6:45 pm            Read, Right, Run Training

Oct. 3-9                                                  Book Fair

Oct. 7 & 8                                              Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct 10-17                                              Fall Break

Oct. 21                                                   Picture ReTake Day

 

The following students led the entire school in the Pledge of Allegiance this past week:  Jackson Cutlan, Stephanie Lichtenegger, Jacob Dupre, Jack Stover

,Friday 9-26-13 Day 0  Monday 9-29-13  Day 2 Tuesday 9-30-13 Day 3 Wednesday 10-1-13 Day 1 Thursday 10-2-13 Day 2

 

 

 

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Henderson’s book fair is right around the corner!  The book fair will be in the library October 3-9.  We are in need of volunteers to work in the evening during conferences October 7 & 8.  If you are available to work either 4-6 or 6-7:30, please contact Mrs. Moats at malinda.moats@fhsdschools.org.

 

Learning Commons Book Collection Guidelines

FHSD Learning Commons have a broad selection of books, in print and online, available for checkout.  You may see what we have to offer by clicking on the ‘Learning Commons’ tab on your school’s web page and then select ‘Find a Book’. Destiny, our library management system, will allow you to search the collection by entering specific book titles, authors, or subjects. You may see the E-book collection by clicking the ‘Follett Shelf’ tab, log in with your student’s login credentials:

(Login: firstinitiallastnamelast3digitsofID# and password: student created)

You may then search the E-book collection by searching in the same manner.  We hope you will find that Henderson’s collection offers engaging choices that will foster a love of reading in your child.  If you have questions or concerns regarding specific items in the collection, feel free to contact Malinda.moats@fhsdschools.org

 

Attendance

Today, regular school attendance from bell to bell is an important factor in school success.  Research has shown a direct correlation between good attendance and student achievement.  We understand and know students will get sick and /or have doctor’s appointments.  If this happens we would like for you to call and report to the office at 636-851-5200 that  your child will be late or absent.  Thanks for helping us make attendance a priority.

 

TAKE CHARGE OF EDUCATION PROGRAM

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.

 

FHSD to Host Parent Seminar on Technology for Young Learners

The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is excited to host a parent seminar presented by author and lecturer Dr. Gail Lovely on October 9, 2014, at 7:00 PM. The event will be held in the auditorium of Saeger Middle School, which is located at 5201 Highway N in Cottleville. It is free and open to all FHSD parents of young learners.

 

FHSD Earns High Marks on State Report Card

The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) earned a 96.8 percent overall score on the Annual Performance Report (APR) recently released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). FHSD’s score is the highest in St. Charles County and one of the top ten scores in the St. Louis area.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences Survey

The Calendar Task Force (CTF) is currently meeting, and would like to have input regarding parent/teacher conferences. Currently, the District has conferences in both the fall and spring (two evenings in the fall/two evening in the spring), and your opinion is sought as to whether both conferences should be retained.  Click here to take the survey. Please submit your survey by Oct. 6.

 

PTO NEWS!!!

It’s that time of year again!!  Henderson PTO will be feeding our teachers dinner on one night during Parent Teacher Conferences.  Please go to the following link to sign up to bring a dish.   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094AACA92BA2FA7-parentteacher

 

Freddy’s Steakburgers

Mark your calendar!!! PTO will be hosting an evening at Freddy’s Steakburgers on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:00-10:00 pm.  We will be at the Freddy’s Steakburger @ 1365 Jungermann Rd.  Can’t wait to see you there!!!  You must bring the flyer that can be found at http://fhsdhe.sharpschool.net/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=20555477

With the start of the school year and fundraising beginning to support our teachers and students some people have asked if they can donate money to Henderson PTO, PTO is a non-profit organization, any donations we receive are indeed tax deductions for the individual who makes the contribution. Those who donate by check would have their cancelled check as receipt for their records and those who pay by cash we can give you a receipt.  If you wish to make a donation to Henderson Elementary PTO at any time please contact Tiffany Smith @ tiffhessel@sbcglobal.net or Wendy Taylor @ kazkhmomwt@gmail.com.

Calling all Dirty Cars!!!
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!!

 

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