It All Started With a Track!
Years ago, The Friends of Hendricks came together to help build a track for our school. Because of the generous support of Hendricks families and Business Partners, The Friends of Hendricks has grown and been able to provide so much more. The Friends of Hendricks was able to award $52,245 to Hendricks Avenue Elementary School during the 2015-16 school year. Our five main funding sources are the Walkathon, the Business Partner Program, Hugs from Henry, Spirit Nights, and Chance Drawings. Through a quarterly grant process, The Friends of Hendricks awards funds to faculty for academic enhancement projects.
This year, The Friends of Hendricks hosted its fourth Walkathon on the track. The primary initiative of Walkathon 2016 was new climbing equipment for the 3rd – 5th grade playground to replace older equipment that was removed this year. Principal Healy recognizes the importance of climbing to help children build physical strength, hand-eye coordination, problem solving skills, confidence, focus and concentration. The new climbing equipment is just one of the many ways that your donation has helped The Friends of Hendricks enhance learning at Hendricks Avenue Elementary School.