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 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,

Welcome back to the start of another great year. I hope this letter finds you doing well in spirit and health.

It is with great pride that I write this letter to inform you and your families that through the combined efforts of families, students, and all staff that Hendricks Elementary School has moved from a “B” school to an “A” rating under the State of Arizona AZ Learns A-F labeling. This AZ Learns label is representative of the quality education your student receives daily at Hendricks. We won’t sit back as a staff and rest on our laurels. Instead we will continue to pull together even closer as a team to raise the levels of rigor and relevance in all areas of the curriculum.

It is through team effort that students succeed. We need your support at home in order to provide your child the best chance to be college and career ready in the future. We expect each family to attend their student’s “Back to School Parent Orientation/Curriculum Night” on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Back to School Parent Orientation/Curriculum Night Schedule:

  • 5:00-5:45 p.m. for Kindergarten
  • 6:00-6:45 p.m. for Grades 1-3
  • 7:00-7:45 p.m. for Grades 4-6

As a nation, we understand the importance of a child learning to become literate at an early age. There is a strong correlation between a child’s ability to read and success in school. This year we are raising the expectation for “at home” support of literacy. We would like each family to support our Title I Reading goal by following through at home with the following weekly assignments. Ideally parents/families will do the following a minimum of one time a week. 

  • Parents of K-1 students will read to their child at home, ask questions about the text, and retell the story.
  • Parents of 2-3 students will read a fluency passage/or book with their child to retell at least one time per week.
  • Parents of 4-6 students will read the same text silently/separately from their child and will discuss the text.

As we begin this new year we encourage all families to be involved and connected to your child’s learning. Whenever you have a question or a concern, I encourage you to contact your child’s teacher or me in the front office. It is only through teamwork that we can provide your child the top notch education he/she deserves.

#Teamwork  #TheEssentialPiece


Peter Wells

Peter M. Wells
(520) 696-8401

Peter Wells


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