Operation Gratitude

The Kindness Club’s Character Trait for this month is: Gratitude


We would like to show our heroes our gratitude for their service by sending letters through Operation Gratitude!


“Operation Gratitude sends 250,000+ Care Packages each year to Deployed Troops, Veterans, New Recruits & First Responders Of all the items included in these Care Packages, the most cherished are the personal letters of appreciation.”


We would love to have all Huskies help us with our Operation J ! If you are interested in having your class participate, just simply keep in mind the letter writing tips (below).

There will be a box in the mailroom where you can place all of your letters.

We will be sending them off on December 7th!


All deserve to be thanked for their commitment and bravery!

  • Start with a generic salutation, such as “Dear Hero” or “Dear Brave One.”
  • Express your thanks for their selfless service.
  • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess; however, saying you will pray for them is wonderful.
  • Share a little about yourself: Family, Hobbies, Work, School, Pets, Travel, etc.
  • Talk about life and interests: : Your community, Sports, Weather, Music, Movies, Food, Books, etc.
  • Adults: Include your contact information (mail or email) so the letter recipient can reply.
    (Recipients may or may not write back; please do not be disappointed if you do not receive a response.)
  • Children’s Letters: Include first names only and do not include addresses (an adult’s address can be used).
  • Can’t find the words? Consider drawing or painting a picture instead; please add a note to kids’ drawings with their age.
  • No glitter or confetti please!
  • Do not put your individual cards or letters in envelopes—they are not needed and create a burden for our letter screeners.

Purposeful Parenting Workshop!

Dear Huskie Parent/Guardian:


We are excited to announce that Hendricks Elementary School will offer a parent support and skills workshop for parents of Pre-K through 2nd grade parents, with 3 sessions to include 3rd through 5th grade parents. Purposeful Parenting…Placing Your Child on the Path to Academic Success, is a 5-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. We believe that a child’s school success doesn’t just happen…that parents play an important and purposeful role in placing their child on the path to school success.


Program Schedule:

Session #1 (Nov. 7, 2018):      Parent-School Partnership/Developing a Culture of School Importance (PRE-K – 5TH)

Session #2 (Nov. 14, 2018):   Mental Health in Children (PRE-K – 5TH)

Session #3 (Dec. 5, 2018):      Encouraging Positive Behaviors/Social Skills Development (PRE-K – 2ND)

Session #4 (Dec. 12, 2018):   Developmental Milestones/Brain Development (PRE-K – 2ND)

Session #5 (Jan. 16, 2018):    Social Media and Children (PRE-K – 5TH)


Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast

Hello Hendricks families!

Student Council is excited to host our annual Public  Safety Appreciation Breakfast! This is an event to show Austell Police and Austell Fire Departments how grateful we are for their service.

In addition to a delicious hot breakfast from Chick-fil-A served at Hendricks, we would like to send them away with items that will fuel them up, and keep them full as they work to keep us and our community safe!

Please consider donating a nonperishable food item the week of Oct. 8th-12th to contribute to their appreciation baskets. Items might include: crackers, popcorn, nuts, fruit, granola bars, sweet treats, cans/bags of coffee or boxes of tea.

Just send in the item or items with your student during the week of Oct 8th-12th and Student Council will collect the food from the classrooms. We will also have bins located in the front lobby.

Thank You so much for helping us show our appreciation! Please contact the counseling team if you have questions. 770-819-2387( ext. 231 or 232)

MUST Ministries Christmas


  • Picture ID for the parent or guardian
  • Proof of residency in Cobb County (e.g. lease, recent utility bill in the applicants name)
  • Social Security Card OR Birth Certificate for each child
  • Current report card for ALL children aged 5-18 years
  • Current shot record for ALL children under 5 years of age


Where: MUST Cherokee Office at 111 Brown Industrial Parkway Canton, GA 30169

When: October 15-November 16 Mon-Fri: 10am-2pm *Includes Thanksgiving Box Registration


Where: MUST Donation Center  at1280 Field Parkway Marietta, GA 30066

When: October 22-27 Mon, Tues, Wed, Sat: 9am-2pm Thurs, Fri: 2pm-7pm



Where: Tillman House at 940 Concord Road Smyrna, GA 30080

When: October 29-November 3 Mon, Tues, Wed, Sat: 9am-2pm Thurs, Fri: 2pm-7pm



Where: Impact Worship Center  at 6925 Mabelton Pkwy SE Mabelton, GA 30126

When: November 7-10 Wed, Sat: 9am-2pm  Thurs, Fri: 2pm-7pm

Children and Family Programs (CFP)


The Children & Family Programs at the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development is now accepting registration for their Social Skills Program that begins 10/8/18. Social Skills is a fun prevention/intervention group that is open to all 5‐12 year‐olds who are struggling academically, emotionally, socially, and/or behaviorally, including those diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and HFASD. There is also a junior counselor option for middle school children.


Each 60 minute Social Skills Program will focus on developing skills to promote emotional regulation and positive peer relationships. Children will participate in games, art projects, life skills, and recreational sport activities. The program will focus on Communication, Participation, Cooperation, and Validation. It will meet Mondays at 3:30 at Logan Farm Park in Acworth. For more information please contact Dr. Garefino at agarefin@kennesaw.edu


Link: http://chss.kennesaw.edu/ccm/children-family-programs/about-cfp.php

Motivator of the Week

Hendricks Elementary wants to know who motivates you!

Is it a staff member who said something that made you smile, a student who has inspired you, a parent who has helped you ?

Nominate someone who has motivated you, to be Hendricks’ Motivator of the Week!

Nomination slips are located in the front office.  Anyone can submit a nomination.

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Thanks to the generosity of Austell Presbyterian Church and South Cobb Rotary Club, Hendricks is able to offer students and families Backpack Blessings, a weekend food program to assist in consistent and substantial nutrition.


Parent/Guardians complete registration form and return it to the school counselors. Backpack Blessings forms can be requested by students or families from counselors, teachers, or front office staff. Do not hesitate to ask!

Counselor and staff assist the student in putting at least 5 food items in their backpack to take home and enjoy over the weekend. The items will consist mostly of individual portions to supplement weekend meals and have “child- friendly” preparation methods.

The program lasts throughout the year.

Welcome Back!

We are excited to be your school counselors again this year!

Counselors help you with so many things like:

  • Improving self-concept
  • Improving peer relationships
  • Improving communication with adults
  • Learning problem solving models
  • Improving family relationships
  • Achieving academically
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Expressing feelings and emotions
  • Learning to become lifelong learners

We look forward to assisting you in achieving your goals!


Mrs. O’Shea & Mrs. Scott


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