Hutsell Elementary News

Volume 1, Issue 7 - May 18, 2020

A Message from Dr. Blount

Hutsell Families:


This is our last week of school for the 2019/2020 School Year. Thank you for your cooperation in picking up student belongings and returning district resources. We enjoyed exchanging waves and smiles as students and families drove around the bus ramp last week. If you did not pick up student belongings, there will be a final opportunity in August.


Nutrition & Food Service Department Updates

Thursday, May 21 is the last instructional day meal service so Thursday’s distribution will include Friday, May 22 meals too. The first week of summer food service, meals will be distributed Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29. Beginning on Monday, June 1 through June 30, Katy ISD “Grab and Go” meals will be served Monday through Thursday from 9:00 -11:30 a.m. Meals that would have been distributed on Fridays will now be distributed on Thursday. This means that individuals picking up meals on Thursday will receive a two-day supply of meals that will include both Thursday and Friday food items.


Katy ISD’s “Grab and Go” meals distribution will discontinue at the following sites after May 21: Hutsell Elementary, Williams Elementary, Cinco Ranch High School, and Tompkins High School. A new Katy ISD distribution site will open up at the Opportunity Awareness Center (OAC) on Tuesday, May 26.


Be A Champion (BAC) curbside meal service will continue from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Morton Ranch High School. The organization will also begin providing free breakfast and lunch meal service at Bear Creek Elementary on May 26 through June 30 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. BAC will follow the same Monday through Thursday meal service schedule as Katy ISD’s “Grab and Go” service and will include Friday meals with the Thursday meal distribution.



Have a great week and a safe summer!


Sincerely,

Dr. Margie Blount

Hutsell Elementary Principal

Yearbook Distribution!

Thank you to all the parents that purchased and picked-up yearbooks last week.

Any yearbook that is not picked up will be available for pick-up at a later time. We will announce how you can purchase yearbooks at a later date. Have a safe summer!


Mrs. Mion

Library News

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


The wonderful district librarians have put together this Summer Reading Program. All you have to do is keep track of at least 12 activities and turn in your paper when we return to school for a surprise from the library!


Use the link here or invite your child to see the activities in this week's learning board.


Keep reading!


Mrs. Mion

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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

In this last article from our Reading Specialists, we suggest to focus on prompts to support reading without pointing, fluency, and coaching or modeling. Thank you for reading and supporting your child and keep reading during the summer!

Online Learning Week 9

It's the last week of online learning, we did it!! Our teachers are still available this week until Thursday. They will also be packing all their items to close the school year.

Thank you for your support and feedback, remember to stay active and healthy and we will see you next school year!

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

Guide to log-in to Canvas

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 21 - Last Instructional Day for Students

Friday, May 22 - Parents can access Student Report Cards in HAC

Friday, May 22 - Last day to sign up for KSAT

Friday, May 29 - Student Report Cards mailed home

June 1-18 Virtual Summer School

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 SRQ@katyisd.org 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 http://www.katyisd.org/dept/fpef/Pages/Homeless.aspx.

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.