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Welcome to the December issue of the Hendricks Herald. It’s hard to believe that the Holidays are among us plus we are halfway into the school year.

During November, our Cultural Arts Committee whisked the students away to Brazil for the week. Cultural Arts week was filled with activities such as Samba Lessons, live Bossa Nova and Samba Music, Olympic Events and best of all the Carnivale Parade. Thank you to the Cultural Arts Committee consisting of Kathy Hartland, Megan Schutte, Paige Johnston and Mary Jane Hewes for planning this fun filled week. 

Next on the PTA Calendar are cookies & cocoa provided for the kids and faculty on Readathon/Pajama Day, December 22nd. What a fun way to head into the long Christmas/winter break!

As always thank you for volunteering and supporting the Hendricks Avenue PTA.

Happy Holidays,

Francine Shell
HAE PTA President


LOST & FOUND (located in the main hall by the door leading to the courtyard) is overflowing with coats, sweaters and water bottles. All items not retrieved will go to charity in December!
Francine Shell

Terri Nelson

Ways & Means
Carissa Hammel
Francine Shell

Heather Hodgett

Lindsey Lee

Jami B

Recording Secretary
Becky Newbill

Corresponding Secretary
Joy Hicks


The 2016-2017 school directory is now available for download at Email to request the password.



Come support our 5th-grade Ambassadors and purchase your Christmas tree from our lot. Ambassadors are working to earn their way to Washington D.C. and Busch Gardens. We also have wreaths, poinsettias and mistletoe for sale. Stop by for a great family photo at our festive photo booth! 
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. |  Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. |  Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Thank you for clipping those Box Tops! Each clip adds up to big money for our school. A big congratulations go to the following classes who have collected the most. 
1st Place - Ms. Mickler (Kindergarten)
2nd Place - Ms. Whitaker (3rd Grade)
3rd Place - Ms. Hale (2nd Grade)

Our next collection date is Friday, December 9th! Send box tops to your classroom and keep on clipping!


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

Once upon a time, there was a librarian who spent her days enjoying books and the magic places her students went when they read them. She loved libraries so much that when the king asked her to rule over another one…what could she say?
She entered the new library and gasped! The room was a mess, the shelves were covered in dust and the books were in no order at all. Sadness filled her heart as she realized that it would be a long time before her new students could enjoy all that the library had to offer. The job was too much for one small librarian to finish in a timely manner. She wished on a star that there was a way to make this new library as wonderful as her other one.
Suddenly, her wish was granted. A few  wonderful and kind-hearted fairy god moms heard her plea and came to the rescue. They waved their magic wands, sweated a lot, and went home covered in dirt…but the task was complete. Two school libraries in the kingdom are pristine. Over 1000 children are now enjoying the wonder of books and warming the heart of one little librarian.
Thank you to Leslie, Jane Courtney, Traci C. Tracey M, Robin, Dana, Libby, and Kristen W. Hendricks is lucky to have such dedicated, selfless and energetic moms!

You can find magic, wherever you look. Sit back and relax,
all you need is a book! 
Dr. Seuss
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, December 16th, at 2 pm.  The cost is $20 per child. For each party guest, a book in the library will be dedicated in honor of your child. He/she will also receive 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 December 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.

Walkathon 2017
The Walkathon will be February 25, 2017. Mark your calendar and get ready to raise money for our school! 

FOH 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
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