Hendricks Elementary School

Patrick O'Connell, Principal

Kahliah Rachel, Assistant Principal  |  Jelyne Jenkins, SSS Admin

5243 Meadows Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Phone: 770-819-2387
Fax: 770-819-2389

Welcome to Hendricks Elementary

Home of the Happy Huskies!

Coffee 'n Conversation
with Mr. O'Connell

Thursday, March 2, 2017  8:00AM

Our principal, Patrick O'Connell, would like to invite parents to "Meet the Georgia Milestone."  There will be a short presentation about this assessment used in Georgia's schools, along with chat and coffee!

Please join us on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8:00AM in room 215.  RSVP encouraged. Please download this form and return it to school by Feb. 27 (after the winter break).

School-wide Parent Involvement Plan Meeting
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hendricks is a great school. When parents are involved in the shaping and planning of our school, we become even greater!

If you have ideas and opinions you would like to share as we revise our 2017-2018 School Wide Plan, Parent Involvement Policy and School-Parent Compact for Hendricks Elementary, please join the meeting on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Interested parents will be gathering at 7:30-8:30 AM in room 215.

Please download this form for complete details. Do you have ideas, yet aren't able to attend? You also may use the form to express your opinions; just fill it out and send it back to Hendricks.

We always appreciate the support of our parents and are looking forward to collaborating to make Hendricks the best it can be!

Read Across Hendricks Week
Feb. 27 - March 3, 2017

Read Across Hendricks Week will be a fun time for students and staff as we celebrate the love of reading!

Each day of the week will be a Spirit Day on which students and staff may participate by dressing up.

Our Spirit Day Schedule is:
Monday - "Mustache" You a Question Monday
               Wear a mustache in honor of The Lorax.
Tuesday - Future Day
               Dress as the job/career you want to have in the future.
Wednesday - Dress for Success Day
Dress in your best attire!
Thursday - The Places You’ll Go!
                Students wear the t-shirt of the college they hope to attend.
Friday - Read Across Hendricks Day
Students bring their favorite book and book buddy to school. This may include a favorite stuffed animal.

**You may download a flyer with details for each Spirt Day.

Munch & Math  and  Bites & Books
 These one hour sessions are designed to keep parents in the know about math and reading standards our students are working on each quarter.    

munch and mathMunch & Math - Quarter 4 Friday, March 10, 2017   11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Plan to meet with our Academic Coaches for discussions on helping your child at home with the 4th quarter math standards
Refreshments will be served!      Download a Munch & Math flyer for details.

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Bites & Books - Quarter 3  Friday, Feb. 10, 2017  8:00-9:00 AM
Plan to meet with our Academic Coaches for discussions on helping your child at home with the 3rd quarter reading standards. 
Refreshments will be served!      Download a Bites & Books flyer for details.

Cobb County 2017-18 School Choice
Deadline Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2017 on the District website.
 For more information, please see our 2017-18 School Choice webpage.
Deadline for applying is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Kindergarten registration will be on
March 29, 2017 from 8-11:30 AM

Listed below are items needed
for each child registering.

To register for school, you will need:

  • The child's birth certificate
  • Hearing-Dental-Vision Form (form #3300)*
  • Immunization Form (form #3200)*
  • Social Security Card
  • 2 Proofs of residency - for example, current utility bill, current mortgage papers, current driver's license, etc.

* medical forms are available from a doctor's office

For more information, please contact our front office staff at 770-819-2387.

How Are We Doing?
Your Voice Counts in the Parent Survey

Each year, the state of Georgia conducts a survey of parents to get a better idea about our School Climate.  We need all our parents to join in and let the voices of our community be heard!

Please take time to answer the survey by clicking on the link below.  Responses are anonymous.

Georgia Parent Survey

Thank you.  The Hendricks staff strives to make our school the best possible one for our students.   We listen to parents and consider their opinions as we shape our school for our community's needs.

Phenomenal Friday!
Mrs. Dutton Named Cobb Teacher of the Week

duttonHendricks Elementary was surprised on Friday, August 26, 2016 with a visit from the Cobb County Phenomenal Friday team. Students were greeted upon arrival by the Chick-fil-A Cow and some very sweet dogs from the Mostly Mutts rescue organization. It was an exciting way to start our morning!

One fifth grade student, Haley Gregory, was selected to name the teacher who had inspired her the most during her years at Hendricks. Haley named our Target teacher, Rachel Dutton, who was then honored as the Cobb Teacher of the Week.

To read the full article on the CCSD website as well as to enjoy some great photos of the day, please follow this link or checkout the CCSD homepage.

Thanks go out to all our friends at the Cobb County School District who gave us this honor and made the day so much fun!

Order Your Yearbook Today!

Hold on to school days memories by purchasing a yearbook.

We will be using the Lifetouch company this year for a wonderful yearbook filled with photos of the people and events that will make the 2016-2017 year a great one!
Prices:  Standard cover $20,  Standard Hard Cover $25 (only 50 copies available)

Go to the Lifetouch Yearbook order site and enter code: 12895817
Logo: Lifetouch Script (Blue)

Welcome new students!

Listed below are items needed for each child registering.

To register for school, you will need:

  • The child's birth certificate
  • Hearing-Dental-Vision Form (form #3300)*
  • Immunization Form (form #3200)*
  • Social Security Card
  • 2 Proofs of residency - for example, current utility bill, current mortgage papers, current driver's license, etc.

* medical forms are available from a doctor's office

For more information, please contact our front office staff at 770-819-2387.

school backpackNew Supply Lists 2016-2017

The supply lists for the 2016-2017 school year are now available. Download one with the button below and be ready for summer bargain sales!

2016 Supply List

What to Wear to School?
students dressed for school
Hendricks does not require uniforms for school, but we do have rules for how students must dress.

Are you wondering what you can or can't wear to school? Please read the Dress Code information!

Office 365 Available for  Cobb County Students

Microsoft Office 365 is a valuable tool and it is available at no cost to Cobb County Students. Our students are able to store files and other resources as well as view and retrieve them using any computer anywhere. Students also have use of Microsoft software; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive and OneNote.

For information regarding getting Office 365 set up for your child, please follow these links:

-- Office 365 Support Page for Parents

-- Video explaining how a parent can give consent via email for their child to use Office 365 in the Cobb County School District

-- Video explaining how a parent can give consent via Synergy ParentVue

Please take advantage of this very helpful resource!

Georgia Parent Survey

At Hendricks, we strive to serve our community to the best of our ability.  Would you please answer a few questions about how we're doing?

The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. 

All parents are  encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. 

 Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online

Triumph Learning

Hendricks families! Triumph Learning is an online digital program to provide your child with meaningful, standards-based practice in Mathematics.

Click on the icon below to provide practice for your child.
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*This site is best supported in Google Chrome.

Your child’s teacher has sent home username and password log-in information. 

If you need further information or assistance with Triumph Online, please contact the Hendricks Elementary Academic Coach, Jennifer Shiers.

Steve Holman
Voice of the Atlanta Hawks
Supports Hendricks Summer Reading!

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Listen to a special message for Hendricks Readers!

If you need any help with logging-in or logging minutes, please contact Cynthia Coker, our school media specialist.

Are you reading, Huskies?
Be sure to Log Your Minutes every week at Schlastic.com/summer!
Summer Reading Challenge 2016
Can we reach 1 Million Minutes?

Online Resources for Families from the Ga. Department of Education

The Ga. DoE has made a flyer full of great educational websites and apps which will be of great help to families and students.

The flyers are 'clickable' when viewed online.  To download your copy, please click the links below.

Ga. Department of Education - Educational Websites for Families

Ga. Department of Education - Educational Apps for Families

love volunteersWe Love Volunteers

The work our teachers, support staff, front office and administrators do is important to our school. It is a full time job keeping a great school great!

We wouldn't have a lot of the special 'extras' that sets Hendricks apart if it weren't for the hours that our volunteers give to our school.

If you would like to be a Hendricks volunteer, please check out all the ways you can help on our Parent Involvement page.

We hope to see you around!

Visit Our Parent Resource Room

The Hendricks Elementary Parent Resource Room, located in room 202, is open weekly from Monday - Friday, 8AM - 1PM

This valuable area of our school is a place where parents can borrow materials to supplement students' lessons and even find self-help materials addressing all things about being a better parent. Please feel free to browse around!

You may contact our parent liaison, Stephanie Jackson, for more information.

school busYellow Tags for Bus Riders

If your child is 8 years old and under, regardless of their grade, they should come home with a yellow tag on their backpack for safety reasons. The bus driver will give you a letter with further details about the yellow tag.

car ridersAttention Car Riders

If your child will be a car rider in the afternoons at any time during the school year, you must request a car rider sign.

visitor at the doorBuzz-In System Now in Place

Our school has a new system for entering the building through the front doors. With this new system, visitors need to "Buzz-In" after 8:10am. We know everyone will have many questions about the new system, so our principal has written a letter to fill you in.

View the letter from Mr. O'Connell for more details.

National Blue Ribbon School 2012Hendricks Named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School!

Hendricks Elementary - formerly Austell Intermediate - was named one of only 219 schools to be awarded the National Blue Ribbon for 2012. We were one of seven public schools in the state of Georgia to receive the award that year.

We are so very proud of our students, teachers and community for being recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Congratulations Hendricks Elementary students and Staff!

Safety First in the Fire Lanes

Reminder from the CCSD Department of Public Safety

Per the Fire Marshall's Office, no one is allowed to park in a Fire Lane, whether there is a driver in the vehicle or not, at any time other than the following:

  • 30 minutes prior to the end of the school day and 30 minutes after the end of the school day (this does not include the After School Program nor any other activity at the school)
  • passengers actively loading or unloading during the day (this would cover students unloading in the morning at the beginning of the school day)

Hendricks Calendar

District Calendar