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

Tuesday, March 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

Intruder Drill

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 You

The Honor 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.


Kindergarten Registration

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 follows:

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 Release

February 28                                          EagleFest (School Carnival)

March 2-6                                             Book Fair

March 3 & 5                                         Parent Teacher Conferences

March 3 & 5         5pm-7pm              Kindergarten Registration

March 4                 6:15-8:15              Great Skate (PTO Family Night)

March 9                                                 Spring Break Begins

March 23                                              Students return from Spring Break   


The 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  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 Schmid


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 to sign up or contact Beth Jameson at, Tiffany Smith at

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 Saturday morning.

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 support  PTO

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.


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.


FHSD 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.

Following the completion of the survey the district will share the findings with the Board of Education and community.


Francis 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 of eight.




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