Welcome to the Proud Home of the Hawks

Welcome to the home of the Hawks, here on the Internet site for J. Robert Hendricks Elementary school. Our highly performing campus of nearly 500 students is located in the strong community of Tucson. You'll find us in the central, southern part of Arizona, which offers bright and sunny skies and warm weather all year long.

Hendricks Elementary serves kindergarten to 6th grade. We take great pride and care in teaching your children every day. Our teachers and staff know that encouragement and challenging work build great minds and character. We are proud to be an "A" school!


Reading Literacy
We encourage our students to practice reading at home. Please watch our reading literacy training video for tips on how to read with your student. Enjoy this special time with your student; reading is fun!

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Hawk Families,

Registration forms will go home with your child in April. Please fill out these forms and return them to your child’s teacher as soon as possible. If you know your child will not be returning for the 2015-2016 school year, please fill in the bottom portion of the letter attached to the registration form. This helps us better prepare for next year’s registration and class lists.

The month of April is an important time-period for schools statewide. There is an increased focus on standardized assessments that measure our students’ academic performance. Hendricks will administer the AzMERIT test for third-sixth grade students during the week of April 13. On April 17, students in fourth grade will take the AIMS Science portion of the test. Hendricks has high academic expectations and goals. Throughout the course of the school year, students and staff work very hard to prepare children for the upcoming tests. Below are a few strategies that parents may use to support the testing process:

  • Attitude is the key! Encourage your child to do his/her best.
  • Make sure your child gets plenty of rest.
  • Ensure your child eats a healthy breakfast and that he/she brings a healthy snack to school.
  • Attendance during testing is critical. Please make sure your student is on time and attends school on all testing days.  
  • Talk to your children each morning and encourage them to write clearly, answer all of the test questions, take their time, and check their work.

Please be aware that we will soon start the process of determining classroom placements for the 2015-2016 school year. When making class lists, our teachers make every effort to be sure that the classes are balanced. If you would like, you may submit a letter describing what type of educational experience will best suit your child. We will make every effort to honor and respect your perspective. Our goal is to do what is best for our students. Please submit these letters to the current classroom teacher and/or me by Friday, April 24, as we will start creating class lists for next year in early May.

There are few staffing updates for the 2015-2016 school year. Ms. Diane Harper, fourth grade, has submitted paperwork to retire. Mr. Jungbluth will return to sixth grade next year, and Ms. Angela Mammen (Vargas) will transfer to EMELCC. Please help us welcome Ms. Alina Valencia to the resource team and Mrs. Jessica Wendt to the fourth grade team.

Thank you for all of your support with the HueRun. It was a spectacular PTO fundraising event and a lot of fun for our students and teachers.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, I encourage your open communication with our school.

Read Principal Wells's full letter in our April newsletter, found on our News & Events page.

Respectfully,                      

Peter Wells

Peter M. Wells
Principal
(520) 696-8401

Peter Wells

What's New
Throwback Thursday

Do you know who this Hawk is? If so, write your answer down on a piece of paper located in the front hallway. We will choose five winners on Friday, and announce them on the announcements. Good luck, Hawks!

Throw Back Thursday
  Read more >>>


 
Throwback Thursday Winners

Here are the "Throwback Thursday" winners for week 27! The staff member was Mrs. Antista. Take a look at our new posting and keep guessing. Read more >>>


 
Hue Run Sponsors

A big Hendricks Hawk thank you to our Hue Run sponsors! Read more >>>


 
Trey Weidner

Trey Weidner competed in the optimist district level oratorical contest on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at St. Cyril's Church. Read more >>>


 
Hue Run

Our students had a wonderful time at our 1st Annual Hendricks Hue Run. Read more >>>


 
Wellness Week with Sentinel Peak

Sentinel Peak High School and Hendricks Elementary School teamed up together to make "Healthy Food Choices" to celebrate Wellness Week. Read more >>>


 
Kindergarten Hosts a Wedding

Our kindergartners hosted a wedding on March 25 in the library. The letters Q and U were married, and now Q and U can make all kinds of words like quick, quiz, quiet and many more! Read more >>>


 
Chess Club Recognition

Our chess club recently received recognition. Read more >>>


 
April Building Block of Character

We want to congratulate our April Building Block of Character student, Erik Castillo!  Read more >>>


 
Monthly Hawks with Honor

Congratulations to our Monthly Hawks with Honor!

  Read more >>>


 
Credit for Caring

Did you know that Arizona law allows taxpayers to receive a tax credit of up to $400 for donations that benefit students in our public schools? Read more >>>


 
Throwback Thursday

Do you know who this Hawk is? If so, write your answer down on a piece of paper located in the front hallway. We will choose five winners on Friday, and announce them on the announcements. Good luck, Hawks!

Throw Back Thursday
  Read more >>>


 
Throwback Thursday Winners

Here are the "Throwback Thursday" winners for week 27! The staff member was Mrs. Antista. Take a look at our new posting and keep guessing. Read more >>>


 
Hue Run Sponsors

A big Hendricks Hawk thank you to our Hue Run sponsors! Read more >>>


 
Trey Weidner

Trey Weidner competed in the optimist district level oratorical contest on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at St. Cyril's Church. Read more >>>


 
Hue Run

Our students had a wonderful time at our 1st Annual Hendricks Hue Run. Read more >>>


 
Wellness Week with Sentinel Peak

Sentinel Peak High School and Hendricks Elementary School teamed up together to make "Healthy Food Choices" to celebrate Wellness Week. Read more >>>


 
Kindergarten Hosts a Wedding

Our kindergartners hosted a wedding on March 25 in the library. The letters Q and U were married, and now Q and U can make all kinds of words like quick, quiz, quiet and many more! Read more >>>


 
Chess Club Recognition

Our chess club recently received recognition. Read more >>>


 
April Building Block of Character

We want to congratulate our April Building Block of Character student, Erik Castillo!  Read more >>>


 
Monthly Hawks with Honor

Congratulations to our Monthly Hawks with Honor!

  Read more >>>


 
Credit for Caring

Did you know that Arizona law allows taxpayers to receive a tax credit of up to $400 for donations that benefit students in our public schools? Read more >>>


 
Throwback Thursday

Do you know who this Hawk is? If so, write your answer down on a piece of paper located in the front hallway. We will choose five winners on Friday, and announce them on the announcements. Good luck, Hawks!

Throw Back Thursday
  Read more >>>


 
Throwback Thursday Winners

Here are the "Throwback Thursday" winners for week 27! The staff member was Mrs. Antista. Take a look at our new posting and keep guessing. Read more >>>


 
Hue Run Sponsors

A big Hendricks Hawk thank you to our Hue Run sponsors! Read more >>>


 
Trey Weidner

Trey Weidner competed in the optimist district level oratorical contest on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at St. Cyril's Church. Read more >>>


 
Hue Run

Our students had a wonderful time at our 1st Annual Hendricks Hue Run. Read more >>>


 
Wellness Week with Sentinel Peak

Sentinel Peak High School and Hendricks Elementary School teamed up together to make "Healthy Food Choices" to celebrate Wellness Week. Read more >>>


 
Kindergarten Hosts a Wedding

Our kindergartners hosted a wedding on March 25 in the library. The letters Q and U were married, and now Q and U can make all kinds of words like quick, quiz, quiet and many more! Read more >>>


 
Chess Club Recognition

Our chess club recently received recognition. Read more >>>


 
April Building Block of Character

We want to congratulate our April Building Block of Character student, Erik Castillo!  Read more >>>


 
Monthly Hawks with Honor

Congratulations to our Monthly Hawks with Honor!

  Read more >>>


 
Credit for Caring

Did you know that Arizona law allows taxpayers to receive a tax credit of up to $400 for donations that benefit students in our public schools? Read more >>>


 
Throwback Thursday

Do you know who this Hawk is? If so, write your answer down on a piece of paper located in the front hallway. We will choose five winners on Friday, and announce them on the announcements. Good luck, Hawks!

Throw Back Thursday
  Read more >>>


 
Throwback Thursday Winners

Here are the "Throwback Thursday" winners for week 27! The staff member was Mrs. Antista. Take a look at our new posting and keep guessing. Read more >>>


 
Hue Run Sponsors

A big Hendricks Hawk thank you to our Hue Run sponsors! Read more >>>


 
Trey Weidner

Trey Weidner competed in the optimist district level oratorical contest on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at St. Cyril's Church. Read more >>>


 
Hue Run

Our students had a wonderful time at our 1st Annual Hendricks Hue Run. Read more >>>


 
Wellness Week with Sentinel Peak

Sentinel Peak High School and Hendricks Elementary School teamed up together to make "Healthy Food Choices" to celebrate Wellness Week. Read more >>>


 
Kindergarten Hosts a Wedding

Our kindergartners hosted a wedding on March 25 in the library. The letters Q and U were married, and now Q and U can make all kinds of words like quick, quiz, quiet and many more! Read more >>>


 
Chess Club Recognition

Our chess club recently received recognition. Read more >>>


 
April Building Block of Character

We want to congratulate our April Building Block of Character student, Erik Castillo!  Read more >>>


 
Monthly Hawks with Honor

Congratulations to our Monthly Hawks with Honor!

  Read more >>>


 
Credit for Caring

Did you know that Arizona law allows taxpayers to receive a tax credit of up to $400 for donations that benefit students in our public schools? Read more >>>


 
Throwback Thursday

Do you know who this Hawk is? If so, write your answer down on a piece of paper located in the front hallway. We will choose five winners on Friday, and announce them on the announcements. Good luck, Hawks!

Throw Back Thursday
  Read more >>>


 
Throwback Thursday Winners

Here are the "Throwback Thursday" winners for week 27! The staff member was Mrs. Antista. Take a look at our new posting and keep guessing. Read more >>>


 
Hue Run Sponsors

A big Hendricks Hawk thank you to our Hue Run sponsors! Read more >>>


 
Trey Weidner

Trey Weidner competed in the optimist district level oratorical contest on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at St. Cyril's Church. Read more >>>


 
Hue Run

Our students had a wonderful time at our 1st Annual Hendricks Hue Run. Read more >>>


 
Wellness Week with Sentinel Peak

Sentinel Peak High School and Hendricks Elementary School teamed up together to make "Healthy Food Choices" to celebrate Wellness Week. Read more >>>


 
Kindergarten Hosts a Wedding

Our kindergartners hosted a wedding on March 25 in the library. The letters Q and U were married, and now Q and U can make all kinds of words like quick, quiz, quiet and many more! Read more >>>


 
Chess Club Recognition

Our chess club recently received recognition. Read more >>>


 
April Building Block of Character

We want to congratulate our April Building Block of Character student, Erik Castillo!  Read more >>>


 
Monthly Hawks with Honor

Congratulations to our Monthly Hawks with Honor!

  Read more >>>


 
Credit for Caring

Did you know that Arizona law allows taxpayers to receive a tax credit of up to $400 for donations that benefit students in our public schools? Read more >>>