Hendricks Elementary School

Patrick O'Connell, Principal

Kahliah Rachel, Assistant Principal  |  Jelyne Jenkins, SSA 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!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018   The Media Center will be Open!

Schools are on break which means it is a great time to be reading something you enjoy!  What?!  Finished all your books?  Don't have anything to read at home? Need new ideas for what to read?  We have news for you!

The Hendricks media center will be open from 9:00am - Noon on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.
  -- Teachers on hand for Book Talks and Recommendations
  --  Stories for readers of all ages
  -- Checkout media center books to read over the break
  -- Representatives from Powder Springs Public Library with more great information!
  -- Get help with LibraryMr. O'Connell's Reading Challenge (see below!)
Download a flyer here.   We are waiting to read with you. Come on in!

Mr. O'Connell's February Break
Reading Challenge

Read, Huskies, Read!!

Our principal, Mr. Patrick O'Connell, has issued a challenge to all Hendricks Huskies - Read 30 minutes a day, every day, during the February Break. That's a total of 270 minutes!

How will Mr. O'Connell know if our Huskies are reading? All students need to log their reading minutes at Biblionasium!  Our Destiny library software has made a connection with Biblionasium to provide our students and staff a great tool to guide reading habits and motivate students to read what they like.

Log into Biblionasium today and start those minutes piling up!

Two ways to get there:
The Hendricks Website and Destiny Discover -

Or.. the Biblionnasium Website:   https://www.biblionasium.com

For Step-by-Step directions on using Biblionasium, download this flyer.

2018-19 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251) transfers for the 2018-2019 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 5, 2018 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2018-19 School Choice webpage. Deadline for applying is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Purposeful Parenting Workshop
Still Time to Join!

Hendricks will host a series of workshops for parents of Pre-K and Kindergarten students. The workshops will begin in the new semester starting in January of 2018. "Purposeful Parenting…Placing Your Child on the Path to Academic Success," is a 4-session interactive skills enhancement workshop designed to aid parents in helping their child develop a healthy and strong start to their school career and beyond.

Revised Dates (due to cancellation during the snow week) for the Workshops are as follows:
Wednesdays -  Jan. 24, Jan. 31, and Feb. 7, 2018

Those interested in attending the workshops should download this flyer and return the RSVP portion to the school.

Bus Route Change
Effective Wednesday, Nov. 29

Starting Wednesday, Nov. 29, bus number 1838 (also known as the Green Bus) will have two loads each morning and afternoon. Schedules available below list morning pickup times and afternoon drop off times as well as detailed route information.

To view the new time schedule and routes, please use these links:
Bus 1838 - First Load
Bus 1838 - Second Load

If you have further questions about these or any other bus schedules, please see the CCSD Transportation website.

Munch & Math and Bites & Books

The Hendricks Academic Coaches sponsor informational get togethers that we call, "Munch & Math" and "Bites & Books."  Parents are invited to join us for some informal talk about math and reading standards. Sessions are focused on r grades K-5 and what those students will be studying in up coming quarters.
Meet other parents and learn from our expert staff!

       Please check the information below for dates, times, and topics. Download information and dates for the 2017-2018 year with the Munch & Math Flyer or the Bites & Books Flyer.

Munch & Math   Thursday, March 15, 2018
Our next Munch & Math session will be on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 PM in Room 201.  Our Academic Coaches are excited to share information about K-5 Math Standards for the 4th Quarter.
          Refreshments will be served.

Bites & Books   Friday, March 23, 2018
Our first Bites & Books session will be on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8:00-9:00 AM in Room 201.  Our Academic Coaches are excited to share information about K-5 Reading standards for the 4th Quarter.
        Refreshments will be served.

Backpack Blessings

Backpack Blessings is a weekend food program for children attending Hendricks Elementary School. Each Friday, students will go to the Backpack Blessings Room to receive five food items. The program will last throughout the school year and is free of charge.

If you are interested in your child participating in this program, please let your child's teacher know. You will receive an application that will need to be completed and signed by a parent or guardian, then returned to the school counselors.

Congratulations, Coach Brooks!

CCSD Elementary Level CEOTY 2017

Matt Brooks, our PE Paraprofessional, has been named Cobb County's Elementary Level Classified Employee of the Year (CEOTY)!  He was named our school's CEOTY in May of 2017, so we are very proud that he has been recognized by the district with this top honor.

The Cobb County School District website has a great feature article about him as well as other district honorees. Checkout the article with this link.

Congratulations, Coach Brooks!

New to Parent-Vue?

Parents can use Parent Vue for viewing student information as well as registering for Parent Events at our school.

To get started, please look in the blue bar to the left of this page and click the link for ParentVue/StudentVue.

New to the Hendricks Community?
Please read the New Student Registration Information below.

You may register your child Monday - Friday.
Hours for registration are 8:30-11:30 AM

New Student Registration Information

Welcome new students!
If you will be attending Hendricks, please check the list below for items you will need to register.

  • 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.

bookbag 2018New Supply Lists

The supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year are now available. Download one with the button below and be ready for summer bargain sales!

Supply List 2017

Picture Your Child at Hendricks in Pre-K
Lottery Registration Now Open!

Interested in Pre-K at Hendricks Elementary School? You may now apply for the Pre-K Lottery.
Registration will be necessary. Please open this 'Pre-K at Hendricks' flyer.
-- Scroll to the bottom of the page
-- Click the box to show that you have read the instructions
-- Click the NEXT button on the right.  You will be taken to the lottery registration form.

Hendricks School Council
Looking for Committee Members

What is a School Council?  It is a group of parents and Hendricks staff who meet to discuss ideas for improving our school. We value our school council members and we appreciate the time they give in the two-year terms they serve.

We will need three new parents to replace those whose terms are ending this year. For complete information, please read this letter from our Principal, Patrick O'Connell.  Also available is this document outlining details of what a School Council is all about as well as a list of our current members.

Have you heard about the awards and achievements Hendricks has earned lately? We are a great school, and much credit goes to those who serve on committees such as the School Council.  Please consider adding your voice to our advisory board!

Hendricks Named Title I Reward School

The Georgia Department of Education has named Hendricks Elementary as a Title I Reward School.  As a Title I Reward School, Hendricks was in the High-Progress category which means that we were in the 10% of Georgia's Title I schools which made high progess on statewide assessments over three years.

This is an extremely high achievement and we are very proud to receive this honor.   To read the full details of this award and view a list of other schools being honored, please download this flyer.

We Beat the Odds!

In addition to the prestigious "Title I Reward School" status, Hendricks Elementary has also earned recognition as a "Beat the Odds" school.

This was given for the accomplishments our students have made in spite of economic hardships in our area.  We are proud of our staff's great effort and the support of parents and community as a whole for their support!

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)

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!

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.
triumph online icon

*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.

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)

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