The Stinger

Parent Newsletter - August 2022


Hello Hutchison Elementary parents and community! My name is Rachel Patterson and I am excited to serve as the Principal of Hutchison Elementary for the 22-23 school year. We are planning an exciting year of academic success and community building for our Hornets.

The parent newsletter will be sent monthly with reminders sent through text or email of upcoming events. Please be sure to review the important information included below for information on dress code, school supplies, upcoming events, and first week of school reminders.

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Meet the Teacher 2022

Friday, Aug. 19th, 5-8pm

3602 Williams Way Boulevard

Richmond, TX

We are excited to see all our Hornets at Meet the Teacher on Friday, August 19 from 5-8pm. Beginning of Year Forms must be complete in order to receive a teacher name. Meet the Teacher is a "come and go" event. This is an opportunity to meet your chid's teacher, drop off labeled school supplies, and sign up for PTA. Parent conferences will not be held at this time. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Here is the link for school supply lists for each grade. (Please add plug in headphones)

Elementary School Supply List

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Complete the form if you are interested in volunteering to help Hutchison Teachers on August 17 and 18 or participating on Chalk the Sidewalks on August 21 Hutchison Volunteer Form.

Beginning of Year Forms 2022

This is a reminder that for the 2022-23 school year, all required Lamar Consolidated ISD beginning-of-year forms must be completed online through the Skyward Family Access Center.

Online forms are available through the Family Access Center starting Aug. 1st and all forms need to be submitted no later than Sept. 16th. Your student’s schedule will not be available online through the Family Access Center until all of the beginning-of-year forms are completed for your student and after the campus has released schedules. Student schedules will be available online on Wednesday, Aug. 17th if all online forms have been completed.

Instructions, important dates, a username/password reset button, and technical assistance regarding the online forms can be found by clicking here.

For those who need access to a computer or the Internet, computers will be available on campus Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3:30p.m.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact the school front office at 832-223-1700.

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First Week of School Information

We anticipate a very busy front office during the first week of school and appreciate your patience as we work to serve every family as efficiently as possible. Parents will be asked to sign in to receive assistance. Registration will not take place on the first day of school. It will resume on August 23, 2022.

Visiting Classes: Parents must enter the front office and be scanned in to enter the building. Please do not block other cars or park in the car rider line. All visitors must enter through the front doors. Parents will be allowed to walk their child to the classroom door for the first 3 days of school only. We will not allow parents to the classroom after Wednesday, August 24.

Breakfast & Lunch visits: Parents may visit breakfast beginning the first day of school. 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.

Name Tags: Please place a name tag on your student with name, grade level, and teacher name. This is especially helpful for students who are hesistant to speak. Students will be assisted by staff throughout the building at all times.

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 will provide Smart Tags during the 1st week of school. 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. The car line during the first week of school will be long. 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. The buses will load and leave early the first 4 days of school. Parents are advised to arrive at the bus stops early on these days. Give your child’s bus a 15-minute window before and after the published time as drivers work to ensure everyone is accounted for and dropped off at the correct stop. PK and K students will only be released to an authorized adult listed in the SMART Tag System. (see the link above) Please bring your ID to the bus stop on the first day for verification.

Daycares: We will have the Gingerbread after school program on campus this year. Registration is available by emailing or visiting the website at Please ensure that your child's teacher knows the daycare name at Meet the Teacher. This will also be confirmed on the first day of school.

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.

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September Dates

September 5 - School Holiday

September 6 - Parents may begin visiting for lunch.

September 13 - 5:00-8:00 Title 1 Parent Meeting/PTA Kickoff & Open House

September 14 - 9am Title 1 Parent Meeting (Virtual)

September 22 - Early Release at 11:30am

September 23 - School Holiday

September 28 - Fall Picture Day (free dress)

September 29 - Progress Report 1 Sent Home

September 30 - PTA Fun Run/House Color Day