The Stinger

Parent Newsletter - October 2022

September Recap

Hutchison Hornets

The month of September kicked off a great start to an incredible school year. Our Hornets are working hard daily. We welcomed students for our first round of parent events including Open House, Grandparent's Day, and Fall Picture Day. Continue reading for activities that will give you more strategies to support your students at home and more opportunities to support the campus.

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Campus Reminders

Parent Conferences will NOT be held during morning arrival or dismissal. Staff members are responsible to ensure student safety and welcoming all Hornets to begin a productive day of learning. Please email your child's teacher or call the front office at 832-223-1700 to request a return phone call or schedule a conference.
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Campfire Night

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 5:30-7:30pm

3602 Williams Way Boulevard

Richmond, TX

Hornet families are welcome to attend our annual Campfire Night from 5:30-7:30pm. You will be offered a variety of engaging activities and sessions to help assist your students with grade level curriculum at home. All guests are asked to RSVP so we can prepare the snack bags. Food will be served on a 1st come, 1st served basis and 1 per guest. Student drop off is not allowed. Parents are responsible for supervising their students during the event. We are also looking for volunteers to bring a grill and cook hotdogs for this event.

Please contact if you are interested.

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Thank you to the September Parent Volunteers that came to make copies, fill teacher boxes, cut out laminating, and help in the morning car line. Please complete the sign up sheet if you are interested in volunteering for October. Volunteer opportunities will be communicated monthly.

Veteran's Day request

Dear Hornet Families,

In observance of Veteran’s Day this year, our music teacher, Doc, and students will put on a program to honor the heroes who served in our country’s military.

To properly celebrate and pay tribute to those who served, we need your help! We know many of you have family members who have served or are currently serving in the military and we humbly request a copy of their picture to include in a slideshow tribute.

Along with the picture, please include your heroes name, which branch of military they served in, and if known, their rank. Please send pictures to no later than October 28, 2022 by 2 p.m. to ensure your hero makes it on our Veteran’s Day presentation slideshow.

Due to time constraints and the number of participants we will only accept digital copies at this time.

Thank you for helping us honor those who fought for our freedoms!

Hutchison Elementary

School Information

Breakfast & Lunch visits: Parents may visit breakfast but may not interact with other students Please sit at the designated parent table for breakfast. Lunch visits with parents will begin September 6, 2022. This ensures that we have time to teach our Hornets all the proper procedures to ensure a safe and efficient school environment. All Hutchison students will receive free breakfast and lunch this school year.

Smart Tags: All students will receive a Smart Tag with their picture on a lanyard. Smart Tag Information. Students are required to wear their Smart Tag daily regardless of their grade or method of transportation. Hutchison has provided Smart Tags for each student. Any replacement Smart Tags can be purchased for $5 from the front office. We encourage all parents, mandatory for bus riders of students in PK/K, to sign up for the Smart Tag Parent Portal. Smart Tag Login

Car riders: Our doors open at 7:00am. Please do not drop your child off before this time. There is no adult supervision before 7:00am. Arrival prior to 7:15 is encouraged. We appreciate your patience.

Bus riders: LCISD Transportation is highly recommended for all students who are eligible. The buses are the first mode of transportation to leave each day. PK and K students will only be released to an authorized adult listed in the SMART Tag System. (see the link above)

Daycares: We have the Gingerbread after school program on campus this year. Registration is available by emailing or visiting the website at

Transportation changes: Transportation changes MUST be made before 2:00 PM. Please call the office to indicate a change for the way your child normally goes home. These are delivered to the classrooms at 2:00pm. Therefore, we cannot accept changes after 2:00 pm. If you want to check your child out early for appointments, it must be done by 2:00 pm. We will not release students for early pick up after 2:00 pm. This information is in the LCISD Student Handbook. Please try and keep the way your child goes home as consistent as possible. This decreases the likelihood of a mistake occurring.

Walkers/Bikers: PK/K students will be released to a parent/guardian only. Parents are not allowed to walk up to the school to meet your children. If your child is a walker, you are saying that they are responsible enough to get home on their own without adult assistance. If you do not want your child to walk home without an adult, please make sure to communicate that with the teacher prior to the first day of school. If they have older/younger siblings that they will walk home with, please communicate that information to the teachers as well. Rainy Days - We will be making some adjustments to the rainy day dismissal - STAY TUNED.

Dress Code

Hutchison Elementary has a dress code policy which should be adhered to daily. Please ensure that your student is following the policy. Reminder letters will be sent home with students who do not meet the policy.

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October Dates

Beginning Oct 3: Every Monday in October wear pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October 4: Kinder Field Trip

October 6: Books Alive (during Specials; wear green)

October 13: Campfire Night (5:30-7:30pm)

October 14: 2nd Grade Field Trip

October 17-20: Character Counts Week

October 20: End of 1st 9 weeks

October 21: Student Holiday

October 24: Begins 2nd Nine Weeks

October 24-28: Red Ribbon Week

October 27: 4th Grade Field Trip

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