Newsletter from the Parent Teacher Association - November 2016
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Dear Hendricks Families:October was a busy month for HAE.  Family Fitness Night kicked started a fun year of PTA events.  Despite the rain everyone came out and joined in the fun!  The PTA Fall Fundraiser wrapped up in October and brought in an excess of $20,000 to support PTA.  I'd like to congratulate our top two sellers, Eliza Shea and Miller Pickett!!  Eliza and Miller enjoyed a special MVP day lunch with Ms. Mc Clain.  Thank you for supporting this fundraising event. October also concluded the PTA membership drive.  With your support Hendricks Avenue Elementary PTA has achieved 100% membership for the 44th year!!  GO EAGLES!!!!

As you're walking around campus this month please take the time to look at the new fencing PTA recently had installed along the Kindergarten Playground. This will help to keep our little ones more secure during recess.   In addition to the new fencing PTA is working to have concrete pads poured in the location of the former sand box.  These pads can be used for 4 square, jump rope and other activities. Also take note of the Butterfly Garden, outside the 1st and 2nd grade building.  Lots of clean up has taking place here and soon the picnic tables will have a fresh coat of paint.

Please read on and mark your calendars for other PTA events.

Thank you for your continued support and to all the volunteers that bring these projects to life.Enjoy your fall,

Francine Shell
PTA President 

Francine Shell
Heather Hodgett
Terri Nelson
Ways & Means
Francine Shell
Carissa Hammel
Lindsey Lee
Jami Bueker
Recording Secretary
Becky Newbill
Corresponding Secretary
Joy Hicks
Check out the new HAE PTA website at!
The redesign has allowed us to add an events calendar that you can download to your personal calendar, a link to pay your membership dues online and the opportunity to subscribe to our email updates.
We are excited to announce that the school directory will now be going green, making it easier for you to stay connected! This year the school directory will be available as a password-protected PDF that you download from the PTA website. Sign up online at or fill out the form and return to the teacher to be included in this year's directory.
Notes from the Front Office...
Lost and found located in main hall at the door to the courtyard under PTA bulletin board.  Lots of water bottles and jackets already.
Look for information soon regarding the canned / boxed food drive to give others a helping hand. 
Parents - Please remember to cross only at crosswalks, even when you are in a hurry.   All adults should  model safe choices for our students.  Never put your child out of car in a parking lot.   Students should exit cars only where the patrols are opening doors or with a parent after parking in an appropriate parking space.  Remember, if your child is tardy you should park, walk  with them to the office for a tardy slip and then escort little ones to classroom.  Thank you for helping keep all our students safe!
The Friends of Hendricks Board approved over $2,000 in grants for the first quarter of this school year.  These grants benefit students and teachers in K - 5th grade for classroom and school-wide needs!  
Tijuana Flats Spirit Night
The Friends of Hendricks will be hosting the second Spirit Night on Monday, November 7th, from 5 - 8 pm at Tijuana Flats located at 5635 San Jose Blvd. Come enjoy a delicious meal and help support our school! Henry the Eagle will also be making an appearance from 5-6 PM and he would love to see your family!  20% of your purchase will go to The Friends of Hendricks fund. Be sure to bring your flyer to show you are there supporting Hendricks!  Online and call-in orders will also support our school; simply mention "The Friends of Hendricks" when you phone in to the restaurant, or type it in the comments section for online orders. 

Hugs from Henry
It's not too late to enroll your child in the “Hugs from Henry” Birthday Club! This month's party will be held on Friday, November 18th, at 2 pm. The cost is $20 per child. Each party guest will receive a book will be dedicated to the library in honor of your child, a special hug from Henry the Eagle, a keepsake photo with Henry, and a cupcake and a juice box. Enrollment forms were sent home in your student’s planner.  Additional forms are available in the main office or online at "RSVPs" are appreciated by November 10th.

The Friends of Hendricks is now participating in AmazonSmile -- a simple and automatic way for you to support FOH every time you shop! To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to, select "The Friends of Hendricks" as the charitable organization you want to support, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a 0.5% donation to The Friends of Hendricks fund.

The Friends of Hendricks Business Partner Program 
The Friends of Hendricks is actively recruiting business partners. If you own a business or work at a business that may be interested in becoming a business partner of The Friends of Hendricks, please let us know. Last year, business partners accounted for more than half of what we raised from the Walkathon 2016!  Business Partner enrollments for the 2016-2017 school year are due by December 16 to receive the benefits!  Please contact Amy Maloney ( for more information on packages.  
Friends of Hendricks Business Partners

Legacy Circle:
Matt Carlucci, State Farm Agency 

Investors Circle:
Hendricks Dental Salon

Builders Circle:
Miramar Animal Hospital

Friends Circle:
Camden and Son Tree Service

Make sure to check out the HAE Library webpage so you can see what our students are doing in the media center. Their enthusiasm for reading is amazing!

You can find magic, wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!
Dr. Seuss

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