PTA News (Week of September 26th, 2016)

Be sure to check out this week’s Patrick Henry Bulldog Blast, which is chock-full of useful information, dates, and updates from PTA President Michelle Gentry.  The newsletter is available at this link:

Bulldog Blast – September 25, 2016

Also, please join us for our second PTA meeting of the year on Tues Oct 4. Arrive at the school by 6:30 PM to join us for free pizza and a chance to socialize before the PTA meeting. The PTA meeting will be in the gym from 7-8:00 pm. Spanish and Amharic interpretation and free babysitting will be provided. This meeting will highlight Patrick Henry’s Habitat, Spirit Wear, Silent Auction and more!

After School Enrichment   Recently updated !

Enrollment for after school enrichment is here! The enrichment program gives Henry students a chance to exercise intellectual, physical, and creative energies through hands-on and participatory classes. We aim to provide a safe, engaging environment that motivates and inspires learning outside of the regular school day. You should be receiving reminders in your students’ folder. Please contact the coordinator, Nicole Holohan at if you have any questions.
Registration ends October 3rd and classes begin October 11th.  As you register, please read every question carefully and check your answers for accuracy as your registration will not be processed if it is incorrect.

Sign up here:

Sept 20 Presentation by Megan Haydasz to the Patrick Henry PTA   Recently updated !

Megan Haydasz, BLPC Chair and Patrick Henry Representative to the BLPC, updated PTA members on the design process for the new Henry building at Thomas Jefferson and provided visuals of its interior and exterior. Click HERE to view the presentation. 

First PTA Meeting of the 2016-2017 School Year

What: First PTA Meeting of the Year

Who: Michelle Gentry (PTA President), the PTA Executive Team, and YOU!

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 7-8 pm.  Pizza will be served at 6:30 pm, and Spanish and Amharic interpretation and free babysitting will be provided!

Why: To learn about the PTA and how you can get involved.  We will have representatives on hand to enroll and answer questions on the grocery store programs (which give the PTA free and much needed funds for important school activities) and the enrichment programs.

We hope to see you there!

Back to School Picnic at Patrick Henry!

Wishing everyone a very happy, exciting, and fun-filled day back to school.  The energy at drop-off this morning was electric.  What a wonderful school and community!

After making it through these busy next few days of getting back into the school year routine, please join us for our Back-to-School Picnic, the PTA’s first event of the school year! This popular school-wide event is a great chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.  It will be AWESOME!  Meet us on the playground on Friday,  September 9th from 5-7 pm.

This event is possible thanks to parents, who volunteer to make this event a huge success. We hope you will sign up to help! Click below for more information and to sign up to volunteer.