Wheels for Williamsburg Fundraiser – NEW DATE!   Recently updated !

Due to the conflict of the Women’s March on January 21st, we are rescheduling this event so more folks can participate.  We hope you can come join the fun, get a great workout AND help the 4th Graders at Patrick Henry Elementary.

Join us on March 4th for a spin class at the Cyclebar on Columbia Pike to support the 4th Grade Williamsburg trip!  There is no set price, but we have recommended donation amounts that will be applied to the cost of the 4th Grade trip. You can follow the links below to sign up for the class and donate funds for the trip.  Can’t make the class but still want to donate? No problem, you can use the “donation only” links.
Any questions?  Contact Janet Million at million_janet@yahoo.com.

WHAT: Wheels for Williamsburg
WHEN: March 4th, 2017 @ 5pm
 REGISTER NOW!  http://bit.ly/2iE0e0h
Please consider making a $25, $35, or $50 Donation!

Sign up for Winter Enrichment – Registration Closes on Wednesday, January 4th!

The Patrick Henry PTA is pleased to announce the Winter Enrichment schedule and our new partnership with Baroody Camps. Baroody Camps will process all registrations and provide an onsite coordinator to work with instructors and students to ensure that the enrichment program runs smoothly. Many things will remain the same and we will continue to have some of the great class offerings that we currently have.

Online registration began on Thursday December 8th at 4 pm and will continue through Wednesday January 4th (with classes beginning January 9th).

To enroll online, go to: https://bc-arl-patrickhenry.jumbula.com. To view the catalog of course offerings, go to:http://www.baroodycamps.com/patrick-henry-elementary-schoolnew/.  Paper registration forms went home on December 8th and can be returned to school via backpack mail or directly to the main office.

Please contact our Enrichment Program Coordinator, Nicole Holohan at henryptaenrichment@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Thank you Nicole for your on-going and many efforts in bringing amazing enrichment opportunities to the kids of Patrick Henry!


Volunteer at our school store!!

If you would like to get involved in the Patrick Henry community with an easy job involving a small time commitment, the school store is the job for you! Volunteers are needed to run the store one day a week from 8:30-8:50 AM in 2 month increments (and if you can’t make it to one of your sessions, no problem!). Duties include: asking the nice ladies in the front office for the key to the store, keeping track of the purchases made and then locking up.

The following slots have openings:

Jan/Feb: Mondays
Jan/Feb: Thursdays

Mar/Apr: Mondays
Mar/Apr: Tuesdays
Mar/Apr: Thursdays

May/Jun: Mondays
May/Jun: Tuesdays
May/Jun: Wednesdays
May/Jun: Thursdays

Please reach out if you are able to help out the school store!

Contact Kelly Mitzen at: kellymitzen [at] gmail [dot] com.

Let’s Talk: Homework

Save the Dates to Come Talk to Us About Homework!

We want your input! Patrick Henry is reviewing homework across all grade levels. The PTA, in partnership with Principal Turner and Assistant Principal Snyder, would like to provide parent input to this process through facilitated small group discussion sessions. We hope you can attend one of the sessions. The sessions will be for parents only and will be facilitated by Patrick Henry parent Christine Brittle, PhD, a trained facilitator. Parents will have an opportunity to freely and confidentially discuss homework. Summaries of the meeting will be prepared and provided to Mrs. Turner and Ms. Snyder to help provide the parent perspective.

Sessions will be held at the school on the following dates and times:
  • Mon Jan 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 for K-1st grade parents
  • Wed Jan 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 for 2nd-3rd grade parents
  • Thurs Jan 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 for 4th-5th grade parents
  • Fri Jan 13 from 9:30 to 10:30 for parents with kids in all K-5th grades who can’t make the evening sessions

Please RSVP to attend here: https://goo.gl/forms/qZv1qwFnzG7bnGNo2.

Discussion questions will include questions like

  • Tell us about homework in your household, including how long it takes, when it’s done, how much help is needed, etc.
  • What impact, if any, do you see homework having on your child?
  • What do you like about homework? What do you dislike?

We hope you will attend one of the sessions above. The sessions are for parents only and, unfortunately, childcare cannot be provided. We ask you to RSVP so we know how many people to expect.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/qZv1qwFnzG7bnGNo2

Hope to see you there!

Congratulations Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Feeney and Ms. Barbour!!

Big congratulations to Patrick Henry’s Teacher of the Year Mrs. Keenan Hall and Service Employees of the Year Mrs. Jill Feeney & Ms. Robin Barbour!

Much deserved and very exciting honors. Thank you all for everything you do for the Patrick Henry students and community!! YOU ROCK!!!