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 recognized by the Arizona Educational Foundation as a recipient of the A+ School of Excellence Award 2015.
Dear Hawk Families,
It is hard to believe that May is here and that the school year will draw to a close soon. Yet, Hendricks Skills for Success will be in full swing for six weeks this summer. Session I is May 23 through June 9, 2016, and Session II is June 13 through June 30, 2016. Contact Mrs. Butler with questions at 442-8921.
Registration packets have gone home. Please return all packets, so we can place your child on a class list for next year. Call the office for any registration information. If you know any new students from your neighborhood, have them register this summer. They can call 696-8405.
May is a busy month! We celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week the week of May 2-6. PTO has some wonderful things planned to celebrate our A+ staff. May 3 at 6:00 p.m. will be the band/orchestra concert. Mr. O’Keefe and Mrs. McCarthy have developed a wonderful program for the evening. Our kindergarten music show will be on May 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the MPR.
Optimist International Oratorical State Competition is May 7 at the Tucson Hilton Airport. Hawk sixth grader, Mason Rios, won the district seven contest and competes at the state level for a $2,500 scholarship. Best of luck, Mason!
Join us for our last PTO meeting of the year in the volunteer center on May 10 at 2:30 p.m. Come and meet the newly elected officers Jessica Devoy, president; Melinda Calhoun, vice president; Kristi Hammar, secretary; Lisa Denman, treasurer; and Brandi Marshall, communications coordinator.
Meet the Teacher is on Monday, May 16 at 1:15 p.m. in the afternoon. All students will get the chance to meet his/her teacher for the 2016-2017 school year.
Congratulations to Mr. Diaz who will move on to teach 8th grade science at Flowing Wells Junior High next year. Welcome to Kaitlyn Dennis our new 2nd grade teacher replacing Mrs. Jech who is leaving to live in New York City with her husband. We wish you the best!
Field days will be on Tuesday, May 17 for 3rd-6th graders and K-2nd students and 1st and 2nd base on Wednesday, May 18. Please be sure your child is dressed for a fun outside event. Please make sure students have sneakers on—no flip-flops. Do you want to volunteer? Contact the front office.
Mrs. Howell and Ms. Martin are teaming up with STUCO to put on our talent show the afternoon of May 18.
The last day of school will be a noon dismissal, May 19. Our 4th quarter awards assemblies will be K-3rd grades at 8:30 a.m. and 4th-6th grades at 9:30 a.m.
We close the office during the summer. Over the summer if you need to contact the school, please call Mr. Wells at 520-696-8405 or through e-mail. Remember to read, write, and participate in math activities with your children this summer in order to stay fresh.
We hope you have a wonderful summer, and we look forward to next year!
Peter M. Wells