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!
Dear Hendricks Families,
March is rolling in and things are heating up at Hendricks. Students have just completed our 3rd round of DAP tests in 2-6 grades. These test results are used by teachers to help plan interventions for students on skills he/she has not quite mastered. The results are also a prediction for how students will perform on the AIMS tests, taken in early April.
Recently, the Sheriff's Department and Marana Police Department have started issuing tickets to our families who park along Orange Grove while picking up students at the end of the day. There are no parking signs posted along the dirt on Orange Grove. In an effort to provide more space for parents to pick up, please pull into the parking lot and park along the loop on the southern side of school during pick up. Staff have started parking further down between Y.E.S. and the gardent. District/School administration have been working with Pima County to try and plan for some lasting remedies for this frustrating problem.
Third quarter is drawing to a close on Thursday, March 6. There will be no school on Friday, March 7. This day is a Teacher Records Day used for the preparation of report cards. Join us for conferences on Thursday and Friday, March 13 and 14. These will be half days with a noon dismissal. Teachers will be contacting you to set up conferences. If you are interested in requesting a conference with your child's teacher, please call your child's teacher to schedule one.
Registration for our incoming kindergartners will take place on Friday, March 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the MPR. Please plan to attend if you have a new child joining us for Kindergarten next year. Please let neighbors with incoming children know as well. It is very helpful for us to know how many incoming students to expect in August. More information is in the newsletter.
The K-4 teachers have planned an exciting night full of activities to celebrate literacy and Dr. Seuss's birthday on Thursday, March 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The night is by RSVP for the first 300 people is grades K-4.
Do you have some gently used children's books that are collecting dust? Our Hendricks Donor Library continues to collect and give away hundreds of gently used and new books to our students. Students receive a book for a birthday and when recognized for special acts of kindness. Please feel free to drop off book donations in the green bins located in our main hall at any time.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, I welcome open communication.