Welcome to the home of the Hawks, here on the Internet site for J. Robert Hendricks Elementary school. Our highly performing campus of nearly 450 students is located in the strong community of Tucson. You'll find us at 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!
Please take time to read our site in detail. This is a great way to keep informed and involved with our school. We'd love your partnership with us throughout your children's education. Our calendar and News page will keep you updated with our many activities. We also have your basic questions answered in the FAQ and you'll notice the Helpful Links page has some terrific links to enhance your child's education. Please contact us for anything you need. Our staff and teachers are glad you and your children are here with us this year!
Dear Hawk's Family and Friends,
Happy Holidays! Please join us this coming Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the MPR for our annual Hendricks Holiday. This fun event will include photos with Santa Claus, the Hendricks choir, holiday shopping opportunities, and goodies to enjoy. Thank you to our fantastic PTO for sponsoring this wonderful Hendricks tradition. I would also like to thank all of you for your ongoing support of our PTO and teachers that will be working this fundraising effort to benefit our school.
Mrs. Agraan and the PTO are gearing up to celebrate our Grandparents Week Monday, December 9 through Thursday, December 12. Remember to meet in the MPR at 11:00 a.m. on the day you signed up. Please enter from Orange Grove Road.
PTO is sponsoring a Gum License Day fundraiser on Friday, December 6. Students can purchase a gum license for $1.00 and may purchase gum for $0.25 or five for $1.00 extra to chew if he/she has a license. Students will need to chew appropriately and dispose of gum in a trash receptacle.
First graders have worked hard to get ready for their performance on December 19 at 1:00 p.m. Congratulations Ms. Tucker and the first grade team.
The J. Robert Hendricks Donor Library is now successfully finishing its fourth year. As to date, we have collected over approximately 8,000 books and have given away over 3, 600 books. Our students love to go and pick out books to take home as their own. We continue to collect new and gently used books for our library. Donations may be dropped off Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the green bins in the main hall. We absolutely love giving books to our students. Thank you for your continued support of this fun and important literacy project.
Students are starting our second round of DAP testing. These important tests are used by staff to analyze student progress and are predictions for performance on the AIMS tests. K-3 students are finishing up the DIBELS assessments. We thank all parents for their support.
In January, our medical assistant Tiffany Brown will be resigning her position in order to pursue her dreams as a teacher. She begins student teaching on January 24, 2014. Thanks for all your love and care over the past three plus years of service.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our families who support our school with their generous tax credit donations. Tax credit dollars are used for field trips, extra-curricular activities, and school wide assemblies. Call Pete Wells or Darlene Jones at 696-8401 if you have any questions. Arizona law allows taxpayers to receive a tax credit of up to $400 for donations made to public schools. Tax credit donations may still be made for 2013. You may drop off your tax credit donation at Hendricks through December 20, at the district office until December 30, or donations can be made online for a small fee with a credit card at Flowing Wells School District website. It if is mailed, it needs to be postmarked by December 31, 2013. Thank you again for your continued support!
As 2013 draws to a close, I am continually honored to serve the Hendricks community and hope you have a joyous holiday season filled with special times with family and friends.