It’s Time for our Annual Read-a-Thon!   Recently updated !

Save the Date!!!  Our Read-A-Thon Pep Rally will be on November 4th at 3:00pm!!!
Reading Period Begins: November 7, 2016
Reading Period Ends: November 18, 2016
Fundraising Ends: November 30, 2016

The Patrick Henry PTA is sponsoring the Annual Read-A-Thon. Through the Read-A-Thon students are not only encouraged to fundraise but also to read as much as possible and enjoy a variety of books.

The 2016 Read-A-Thon will kick off on Monday, November 7, 2016, with a school-wide “Bulldogs Love to Read” classroom reading event and end on November 18, 2016, with a school-wide “Celebrate Reading” classroom reading event.  During the Read-A-Thon, students will ask friends and family to support their reading with online donations.

This year we are using the website to improve PTA administration and better accommodate online donations.  While fundraising is strongly encouraged, students do not have to fundraise to participate in the Read-A-Thon. Every student that participates will receive a prize and students who fundraise will be able to select their own fundraising prizes through an online store.

Mrs. Turner and Ms. Snyder will continue to challenge Patrick Henry students to reach a school-wide total number of minutes read. In return for reaching this goal, they’ll reward students with a special school-wide celebration!

The official reading period is November 7-18, 2016.  All donations must be received and fundraising prizes selected by November 30, 2016.

Detailed information will be sent home with students during the Read-A-Thon and posted on the PTA website.

For information or to volunteer, please contact Jennifer Goldblatt at

Get Your 2016 White House Ornaments!

The Patrick Henry PTA has White House Ornaments for sale again this year and the cost is still only $20.00 for this keepsake ornament!

The 2016 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Herbert Hoover, who served as the thirty-first president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. It is inspired by the fire engines that responded to the 1929 Christmas Eve fire at the White House and the toy trucks presented to children by the Hoovers the following Christmas. The ornament is crafted from shiny brass plated with nickel and 24-karat gold, and the engine carries a Christmas tree for delivery to the White House.

Quantities are limited, so don’t delay and get yours today! Proceeds go to the PTA to support Patrick Henry Elementary activities. We have these beautiful keepsake s available now (yes, now!). Payment is due upon receipt of the ornament. If you are interested in purchasing an ornament, please send an email to peterson3112 [at] verizon [dot] net with your contact information (phone and email) and quantity you wish to purchase.


Join Us for a PH Fundraiser at Silver Diner (Thursday, October 20th 5-8PM)   Recently updated !

Don’t miss our Patrick Henry Fundraiser at the Silver Diner in Clarendon (3200 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201) this Thursday night from 5:00 – 8:00 PM! Some of our wonderful teachers will be hosting and 20% of all sales will go to the PTA for future events and activities. Take a night off from cooking and join us…it’s going to be a blast!




A Letter from Patrick Henry 4th Graders

Dear Patrick Henry Friends and Families,

THANK YOU for supporting our trip to colonial Williamsburg by eating at Chipotle on October 11th! Together, we raised $1,400!!!!!!!


Your 2016-2017 4th graders