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.
Happy Thanksgiving- No Eagle’s Nest
Newsletter Next Week
are wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving next week. We have school on Monday and Tuesday. Safe travels for those of you who will be on
the road. There will not be an Eagle’s
Nest newsletter next week. – Dr. Barker
Boundary Change for 2015-16 School Year
Yesterday, the District notified families in the following
subdivisions that their residence was affected for a boundary change to
Fairmount Elementary for next year and beyond: Wilshire Valley, Sun River
Village, Sugarwood, McClay Village, McClay Meadows, McClay Gardens, Heather
Ridge, Tanglewood, Hi Point Acres, Celtic, Waterside Crossing and Bella Vista.
Why the change
in boundaries to attend Fairmount Elementary ? We have reached our maximum
classroom capacity at Henderson. We do
not have enough classrooms to support the students we currently have. We have seven kindergarten classrooms this
year. One of those rooms is in our old
computer lab (so we have no computer lab).
Those 7 classrooms of kids will be going to first grade and we do not
have classroom space to accommodate this many students.
going to Fairmount next year? Any
current kindergartner and pre-schooler who does not have an older sibling at
Henderson (currently) will be moved to Fairmount Elementary. We know this is not an ideal situation and
are going to be sad to say good-bye to these students and families L.
Current kindergartners and pre-schoolers in the above mentioned
subdivisions with siblings currently attending Henderson have the choice to
stay at Henderson, so as not to split a family.
These students will have bus transportation through the 2019-2020 school
year. After the 2019-2020 school year there will be no Henderson buses
transporting kids in those subdivisions.
By the time your current kindergartner is in 5th grade they
will not have bus transportation to Henderson.
Current 1st-4th grade students in the
identified subdivisions have the option to stay at Henderson or go to
Fairmount. Bus transportation will be
provided to these students through the 2019-2020 school year. So, if you have a current 1st
grader who stays at Henderson they will have the option to ride the bus every
year they are attending school at Henderson.
There is a meeting at Fairmount to introduce our
kindergarten families to their new building, principal, etc in December. This is noted on the letter that went
home. There is a sign off form at the
bottom or 2nd page of each letter and we are asking that the forms
be completed by parents and turned in to the office by December 1.
There is contact information on the letter as well, if you
have other questions about the boundary change.
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” thing!!
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
Your cards MUST include
the following:*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 acceptable.
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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: Daniel Soar, Kainoa Cabrera, Katherine
Woodrow-Frister, Ethan Simerda, Lauren Jones,
Friday 11-21-13 Day 1 Monday
11-24-13 Day 2 Tuesday 11-25-13 Day 3 Wednesday
11-26-13 No School Thursday
11-27-13 No School
What’s Happening in Art…
The majority of 1st
Quarter we focused on rules, expectations, effort and proper technique. Now
that we have a firm foundation, we are off to a great start and are ready to
rock and roll this Quarter. Our Kindergartners have just finished making clay
leaf prints and will soon be starting an animal project using shapes. First
grade just finished making clay pinch pot pumpkins and are now traveling into
the Land of Oz. We are linking our art project with First Grade Units of Study.
Second graders will begin drawing their Native American pottery project this
week. This too coincides with the Unit of Study they are learning in the
classroom. Ask your Third and Fourth graders about Risk Pods!!!! As for our
Fifth graders- they have just finished diving deep into the beautiful world of
color. Next up is their Unit on Architecture and then if time and weather
permits we may be able to squeeze in clay cupcakes before break.
We encourage you to like our
facebook page facebook.com/hendersonelementaryart as
we post pictures and updates almost daily. Please continue to encourage your
child (ren) to explore, imagine and create.
Honor Flight Update
We want to say a big
thank you to our Henderson families, we have collected $900 for Honor Flight.
Pajama Day A Huge Success
The Henderson family out did
themselves as we wore pajamas last Friday to help support a 5th
grade student from Harvest Ridge that was in a car accident on Halloween. We raised over $2600 in one day to help this
family with their medical expenses and the expenses of going back and forth to
the hospital. Thanks to all who made
at Great Skate on December 3, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 pm!
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!!
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 200,000 points!!!!
We are excited to introduce the Script Gift Card program! The flyer was sent home this week. As we enter the holiday season, please
consider purchasing any gift cards from Henderson Elementary! Orders are due to Henderson by December 5th. Please make all checks (no cash) payable to
Henderson PTO. Cards will be available
for pick up on December 16th, 6-8pm in the Henderson lobby. Please note cards WILL NOT be sent home with students. Please contact Wendy Taylor @
636-922-0593 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit yes we do! PTO has Spirit, how ‘bout you? Look for Henderson Spirit Wear order forms to
come home this week!
Now there's a new
way to help your PTO at Henderson. You can enter the codes on your Coke
products and the PTO will earn points. Go to www.MyCokeRewards.com/schools
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.