Hutsell Elementary News

Volume 1, Issue 3 - April 20, 2020

A Message from Dr. Blount

Hutsell Families:

Governor Abbott issued orders for Texas schools to stay closed for the rest of the school year. As a result, Katy ISD and Hutsell Elementary will continue to deliver student instruction for the remainder of this school year using the current online teaching and learning model.


Dr. Margie Blount

Hutsell Elementary Principal

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

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.

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 5

Content Boards for this week:

The most important pieces will be the mini-lessons from teachers. 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 or click on the image 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 them when to pick up their copy. Thank you!

Reading Tips from our Reading Specialists

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

This is National Library Week and April is Poetry Month!

The Library would like to celebrate library week and poetry month by collecting poems from students... What kind of poems? Why, library poems!

Send them to Mrs. Mion throughout the week.

Are you Moving for the Next School Year?

Please fill out this form if you're moving to another school next year.

A Note from Mrs. Benavides, our School Counselor:

Mrs. Benavides' lessons are now part of the learning board. They are located in the Specials classes' slide. Please take your time to look over the video and learn about resilience.


If you're experiencing anxiety or stress due to the school closure, please use these links:

Tips for anxiety

How to juggle work and online learning


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 April is Humility. You can use this newsletter to discuss this topic at home.