Hutsell Elementary News

Volume 1, Issue 5 - May 4, 2020

A Message from Dr. Blount

Hutsell Families:

May is already here! The end of the school year will be different, but we have a plan that allows you to receive students’ personal belongings and return school items while maintaining social distancing for everyone's safety. You have received a letter explaining the schedule and procedures for picking up and dropping off items. If you missed the letter, please see a copy below. Classroom teachers will provide you a Family Number and pick-up date by May 8th. I'd like to encourage our 5th grade parents to make sure to come pick-up students' materials as there will be an added surprise for our 5th graders!

This is teacher appreciation week. We're so grateful for all the hard work that our staff has done and would like to invite you to join us in celebrating our teachers by sending your child's teacher a note using the link in the Teacher Appreciation section below.

Have a great week!


Dr. Margie Blount

Hutsell Elementary Principal

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation Week begins today. Please fill out this form if you'd like to send a message to our teachers or other staff members in appreciation for their hard work throughout the year. The form will be open until Friday, May 8 at 4:00 pm.


Click on the image below to read the letter to collect belongings and return items to school:

Write information for the school staff on a sheet of paper. Item collection begins on May 11.

Yearbook Distribution!

The yearbooks are in and we'd like to sincerely thank you for purchasing one! If you ordered a yearbook earlier this year or online, we will distribute them along with student items during the week of May 11.

Any yearbook that is not picked up will be available for pick-up at a later time. Stay tuned for news on how to order a book if you missed the deadline!

Library News

The Library continues to support online learning by providing additional free online resources.

We have added one more resource for students in PreK - 2nd grade that will be available until the end of the month.

Bookflix is a great resource with thematically paired fiction and nonfiction titles that are designed to bridge learning-to-read and reading-to-learn. Animated classic storybooks introduce early learners to the delights of reading while sparking curiosity, creating a natural springboard into the paired nonfiction text for deeper discovery. For information on how to access it, please use your grade level's learning board and look in the Library activities slide located in the Specials page.

Keep reading!

Mrs. Mion

Click for the Parent & Student Tech Support Center Form

Have technical questions? Use the form at this link for technology-related issues such as: PowerSchool Enrollment, Snapcodes, Katy OnTheGo, Passwords & Canvas. You will receive a response via email or phone within 24-48 hours.

Reading Tips from our Reading Specialists

This article from our Reading Specialists discusses a method that combines seeing/ hearing/speaking for simultaneous learning.

5th Grade Celebration

To all our 5th graders and their parents: please remember to complete the information for your slide show. Contact your teacher if you need more information or assistance.

We'd like to encourage parents of 5th graders to stop by the school on your scheduled date / time, there's an added surprise for all 5th grade students. Recorders and art work will be returned to you as well (5th grade).

Online Learning Week 7

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

Guide to log-in to Canvas

Are you Moving for the Next School Year?

Are you moving or have you already moved? Please complete this form if you're planning to move or have already moved.

A Note from Mrs. Benavides, our School Counselor:

Students Experiencing Homelessness: If you have lost housing due to economic hardship, complete the Student Residency Questionnaire to determine if you are eligible for services through the McKinney-Vento Act. Email the completed form to and the District Homeless Liaison will contact you to discuss eligibility. More information on this act is available here and on the District webpage at

This Month's Core Essential

The Core Essential for the month of May is Determination. Determination is deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started. So, let's finish the school year with the determination to continue to learn and succeed!

Please review this newsletter to find various resources to emphasize determination at home.

Face Covering

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed a new mandate that everyone over the age of 10 must wear a face covering when outside their home. This order will be in effect at 12:01 AM on Monday, April 27, 2020 and will continue until May 26, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

To find more information about this order, please visit the Harris County site.