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.
DisABILITIES Awareness Week
Henderson Elementary will
be honoring National DisABILITIES Awareness in November. It is designed to
bring awareness and understanding to our school about the day to day challenges
of those who have a disability. We have many activities planned in PE for November
20, 21 & 24 where the students will be able to learn and experience the
abilities of people with various disabilities. We will also have a guest
speaker for each grade level to discuss a disability and to talk to the
students about what it is like to have a disability and how that impacts their
lives on a daily basis.
- November 12 4th Grade Shriner’s Hospital
– November 14 First Grade Down Syndrome Association
Friday – November 21 2nd Grade Blind
- November 22 3rd Grade Physical
– November 24 Kindergarten Support Dogs
Tuesday – November 25 5th Grade Cerebral
We will be celebrating our different abilities
next week, November 17-21, through the Abilities Rainbow Color Dress Days:
Green to support children with Cerebral Palsy
Red to support children with Autism
Purple to support children with Cystic Fibrosis, Microcephaly and Epilepsy
Blue to support children with Angelman Syndrome, Down syndrome and Children’s
Grief Awareness Day
Yellow to support children with Learning Disabilities
Tomorrow, Friday, November 14th we will be wearing pajamas to support a 5th
grader from Harvest Ridge Elementary that was in an accident on Halloween down
on Main Street. He is still in the
hospital and we are taking CASH ONLY
donations to help out this fellow Francis Howell family.
A Big Thank yOU!!
We want to thank everyone for
making our Veteran’s Day Celebration a huge success. Thank you to the faculty and staff for all
the donations and participation. Also a
big thanks to Mrs. Goltz, Mrs. Frazier and Mrs. Moats for all the hard work of
organizing and to Starbucks for donating the coffee. And a special thanks to all the families and veterans that came to
celebrate with us.
JOB FROM OUR READ, RIGHT, RUN FAMILIES AND HENDERSON STAFF
Thank you to all the families and staff that donated items for our
Blessing Bags this year! We almost doubled our total from last year!! We will be bell ringing again this
year! Use the link below to sign up for a time. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040D45A8AD22A02-bell2/12332409
We have some great “right” opportunities coming up in December. December Meeting is December 2 from 6-6:45 and will be
an open house format
Our “right” thing will be having a warm fuzzy
drive. Students can bring in new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves that
night to donate to local families. We will also make and add notes to
Christmas cards to donate to local retirement communities.
You can count each letter or card you write as a “right”
What you need to know:
-We welcome cards of ALL faiths
-do NOT seal your envelopes (we read all cards)
-you may decorate envelope.
-You may use stickers
-no bigger than 8.5"x11"
Your cards MUST include
-Spend time making sure cards are
heartfelt and they are something you would want your loved one to receive.
-a MINIMUM of 5 sentences! This is a must! QUALITY over quantity! Pictures from young children are
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Nov. 21-25 Disability
Nov. 26-28 Thanksgiving
Dec. 2 6-6:45 Read, Right, Run
Dec. 3 6:15-8:15 PTO Skate Night at Great Skate –
see article below
Dec. 9 7 pm Choir Concert
Dec. 16 7 pm PTO Meeting- one week later than normal
following students led the entire school in the Pledge of Allegiance this past week: Gianna Grapenthin, Isaiah Rubio, Dior
Williams, Calen Lewis, John Jameson
11-14-13 Day 2 Monday 11-17-13 Day 3 Tuesday
11-18-13 Day 1 Wednesday 11-19-13 Day 2 Thursday 11-20-13 Day 3
Market Day - Thank you thank you
5th Grade would
like to thank all of the families that purchase Market Day every month and all
of the families that bought pies this year! We raised $1,224.51 this year
with our pie fundraiser and plan to purchase some more technology for our 5th
grade classrooms. We would also like to congratulate Alex Hayes, Emma
Mitchell, and Haley Hall. All three students sold over 20 pies and will
get to choose a 5th grade teacher to pie during an upcoming grade
PARENTS OF 1ST AND/OR 4TH GRADERS
The Child Center will be coming to Henderson the week of November 17th,
2014 to present a child sexual abuse prevention program in your child’s
classroom. This program helps teach your
child response skills that are age-appropriate in an effort to help prevent
them from ever becoming a victim of abuse.
You are invited to view an informational video online at http://www.thechildcenter.com/programs/kids-rights-parent-programs
so that you can preview what your child will see and be able to reinforce the
lesson at home. If you do not have
internet access but wish to view the program, please contact one of our
counselors about borrowing a DVD of the programs (Laura Stewart @ 851-5249 or
Sherri Brown @ 851-5447). Your
permission is required for your child to attend this program and a permission
slip will be coming home soon.
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
Join us at Great Skate on
December 3, 2014. Watch for details to
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!!
Thanks to all who participated in the
BoBo’s Pizza sales. Products will be available for pick-up on Wednesday
November 19th 4-6pm.
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 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!
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.