The Latest News: September 26, 2022

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Message from Ms. Aiello

Dear Hutchison Families,

We had a wonderful Family Fun Night event! Almost 175 families connected, laughed, danced, and dined! Thank you Edwin the Eagle and all of our staff volunteers for supporting Friday's event.

Ms. Aiello


In this update you will find the following information

  • October Community Connections
  • Healthcare Enrollment
  • Attendance Matters
  • Tutor.com

Sarah C. Aiello


October Community Connection Topics

October 3rd: Advanced Academic Programming

October 17th: Health & Wellness: Meet our Team!

9:15 Hutchison or 7:00 PM Virtual

2022-23 Hutchison Community Calendar

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Hot Chip Challenge

Families, please be aware of this hot/one chip challenge that could be circulating in our community. Students should not bring these chips into school or distribute them to classmates. There are health risks if digested. Thank you for your support and keeping our students and community safe.
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🚗 Do you drive your student to and from school? Please register for Kiss-and-Ride below!

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack

Here is the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable schedule for this week:

Tuesday, September 27th: Carrots

Wednesday, September 28th: Celery

Thursday, September 29th: Yellow Squash

Healthcare Enrollment--September 29

Healthcare Enrollment at Hutchison through Partnership for Healthier Communities

Thursday, September 29th 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Does your child or family need healthcare? Partnership for Healthier Communities will visit Hutchison Elementary to connect parents with affordable source of healthcare services through programs like Medicaid, CHIP, and local safety net providers. There are healthcare options available for most children, including those new to the country. Please contact Maria Michlik at 703-925-8329 or Mary Specht at 703-709-3159 for an appointment.

Good health, school attendance, and academic success are closely linked. Thank you for partnering with Hutchison Elementary for a successful school year.

Attendance: When Should I Keep My Child Home?

When students miss too many days of school, they fall behind and struggle to keep up with their classmates. Whether the days missed are due to illness, truancy, or for any other reason, the end result for the student is the same — learning time is lost. Children and adolescents will get sick at times and may need to stay at home, but we want to work with you to help minimize the number of days your student misses school. Please click here for additional guidance: https://www.fcps.edu/about-fcps/policies-regulations-and-notices/attendance-policies/attendance-when-should-i-keep-my?utm_campaign+=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Attendance Today & Achieve Tomorrow!

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Some of the ways parents can help their children create healthy routines and a habit of getting to school on time every day include:

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. (Need help? View this morning checklist, available in English or Spanish.)

  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.

  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.

  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.

  • When possible, avoid medical appointments or extended trips when school is in session.

Visit our website for more attendance resources. Attend today, Achieve Tomorrow!


FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to onlinetutoring@fcps.edu.

Parent-Child Playgroup--Wee Play


For children birth thru 5 years old

Moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome!

Children play and have fun while learning school readiness skills

Play Games Read Books Sing Songs Parent Discussion Explore Toys

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 9:30 AM-11:00 AM OR 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

WHERE: Hutchison Elementary

Classes start October 12th

Registration forms available in the office or

contact Family Liaisons Maria Michlik (703-925-8329) or Mary Specht (703-709-3159)

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