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!

Conference Week
Oct. 17 - 21, 2016

Our teachers look forward to this once a year face-to-face meeting with our students' parents, guardians, and care givers.

Please be sure that you have scheduled a time with your child's teacher during Conference Week, Oct. 17-21, 2016. Conferences begin at 12:50 each day.

During Conference week our students finish school at 12:20 daily. Please be sure you have arrangements for your child's transportation or afternoon care.

If you are looking for afternoon care, consider the Hendricks ASP program which is open until 6:00pm each day. There is a one time $10 registration fee, then a cost of $7 per day for each child staying in ASP.

Book Fair
Oct. 17 - 21, 2016

Arrrgh!  It's the Bookaneer Book Fair!
What treasures abound in the Hendricks Media Center!  Fantastic tales of adventure!  Stories to make you laugh out loud!  Facts and information to make you smarter than the most worldly of pirates!

The book fair will come into port at the Hendricks Media center from 8:30 - 2:30, Monday - Friday, Oct. 17 -21, 2016.  Special extra hours on Wednesday, Oct. 19 - until 5:30.

Don't miss it!

Title I Meeting
Oct. 27, 2016

Our Annual Title I Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016,
from 5 pm - 6 pm in Room 215.

We appreciate all of your hard work and support of your students. We invite you to learn more about our Schoolwide Title I Parent Involvement Program.

Curriculum Night
Oct. 27, 2016

Hendricks is known for our outstanding teachers and students. Come for a first hand look at the curriculum our students will be engaged with during the coming months.

Curriculum Night will be on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 from 6:15 - 7:30 PM. Students perform better in school when parents are well informed and play an active part in their studies. We hope to see you on Curriculum Night!

Husky Hero 5K Run
Nov. 5, 2016

Husky Clip Art   Cliparts CoPlease join us for our first ever Husky Hero 5K run, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.  The run will be held at 9:00 AM on campus and benefits our Hero Boys Running Club.

There is a registration form and a fee needed for participation.  Download the form for all the details!  Register by October 18th to guarantee a shirt.

This should be a fun event for everyone and sure to be a new tradition for Hendricks Huskies!

2017 Chick-fil-A Calendars
Now on Sale

Chick-fil-A Calendars for 2017 are now on sale at Hendricks. No need to wait in line at the store!  Simply download the order form and return it with the payment to school.  Order by Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

The calendars are $8 each and our school benefits from each sale.

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 2   Friday, Oct. 21, 2016   11:30-12:30
Plan to meet with our Academic Coaches for discussions about how to help your child at home with the 1st quarter math standards. 
Refreshments will be served!      Download a Munch & Math flyer for details.

Image result for coffee and books clipartBites & Books - Quarter 2   Friday, Nov. 4, 2016   11:30-12:30
Plan to meet with our Academic Coaches for discussions about how to help your child at home with the 1st quarter reading standards. 
Refreshments will be served!        Download a Bites & Books flyer for details.

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