Hutsell Elementary News

Volume 1, Issue 2 - April 13, 2020

A Message from Dr. Blount

Hutsell Families:

The Hutsell online learning is off to a great start. Thank you for collaborating with teachers to make sure our students are engaged and learning. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions or require support using the new platform.

For Week 4 of Online Learning, we are continuing the transition to campus created content boards. Our teachers have been working hard to create engaging activities for your children. Students should focus on completing the Hutsell Content Boards first and if time permits, students may work on the district choice board activities. Enjoy the week!


Dr. Margie Blount

Hutsell Elementary Principal

We may not be in school, but... the learning doesn't stop! This week's theme is KINDNESS

Participate in Our District's Kindness Challenge!

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted us all in a variety of ways. In a time where physical distancing is required, social and emotional connectedness is even more vital to a person’s well-being. To combat this challenging time, we are encouraging students and staff to participate in Character Strong’s 30 Days of Kindness. Kindness will not stop the spread of the virus, but the hope is to brighten someone’s day and add some positivity to our lives and community.

You can e-mail our counselor, Mrs. Benavides if you'd like more information or if you'd like to share how your family is participating in this challenge.

Online Learning Week 4

This week your child’s homeroom teacher will send a Content Board (note the change in name from Choice Board to Content Board). The most important pieces will be the mini-lessons from teachers. Again, if any assignment is frustrating in nature after your child has tried completion for approximately 10-15 minutes, please stop and let your child’s teacher know.

Please use the guide below to use Canvas from MyKaty Cloud.

Guide to log-in to Canvas

Order a Yearbook Online!

If you'd like to order a yearbook, please go to the Balfour website and place your order through May 1st. Our yearbooks are $20 each and will be ready during the month of May. We will communicate with parents that placed their orders to inform you how to get your copy. Thank you!

Reading Tips from our Reading Specialists

Click on this article from our Reading Specialists to be more successful when reading at home with your child(ren).

Find More Resources in the Library Page

Our building might be closed but the online library is open 24/7! You can check out eBooks from our library by using the library catalog, Sora or MackinVia. Go to our Hutsell Elementary Library page to access online encyclopedias, eBooks and other interactive books.

A Message From Our Nurse

Hello Hornets!

Just a few reminders to stay healthy!

  • Wash hands for 20 seconds ( Sing the birthday song twice)
  • Wash hands as often as possible, especially after using restroom, before and after eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Cover cough and sneeze into a tissue, throw tissue in trash and wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home as much as possible, if you have to go out in public wash hands or use hand sanitizer after touching door handles, tables, shopping carts, and any other surface.
  • Once you have returned home wash hands with soap and water.


Mrs. Moran

Information About Special Education

The 86th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 139 (SB 139), here is the update for parents:

Senate Bill 139 Updates

A Lesson From Mrs. Benavides, Our School Counselor:

Mrs. Benavides sends you a message and included a lesson on things you can and can't control. Check it out!

This Month's Core Essential

The Core Essential for the month of April is Humility. You can use this newsletter to discuss this topic at home.

Crime Stoppers of Houston presents: Social Discussions while Social Distancing

Browse their calendar of presentation offerings on the following page:

Virtual Presentation Calendar