4-18-24 Happening at Hutchison

For Parents
April 18, 2024

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ابحث عن زر الترجمة في أعلى يمين الشاشة. 

Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

Earth Day is a global celebration dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of protecting our planet! 

Our planet provides us with everything we need to thrive – clean air to breathe, fresh water to drink, fertile land to grow food, and breathtaking natural beauty. Earth Day serves as a reminder of our responsibility to care for this incredible planet, not just on Earth Day, but every day.

This Sunday, April 21 (1-3PM) we will celebrate Earth Day as a community.  Families and staff will be able to plant flowers around the perimeter of our school building!  Location: Door 1.

Earth Day is a reminder that we all share the responsibility to protect our planet. By working together, we can create a more sustainable future for generations to come.

See you Sunday!

Sarah C. Aiello 


Sarah Aiello


Community Calendar

Open the calendar in a larger view by clicking here.


Maureen Griffin



April Community Connections–Wednesday, April 24th

This month only–Wednesday!

Please join us at 9:30 AM in person or 7 PM virtual Wednesday, April 24–End of Year Assessments & Online Programming

The link to the virtual connection will be provided at 6:45 PM on 4/24.


Sarah Aiello


Hutchison Planting Day–Sunday April 21 1-3 PM

Come celebrate earth day with us! Join this Sunday, April 21 from 1-3 PM

Meet at Door 1.


Sarah Aiello



Lion King Performance!

Families are welcome to join our theater program’s production of The Lion King!  Please join us  Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 PM.


Cathy Kirschner




Kindergarten Registration for 2024-25 School Year

Will your child turn 5 years old by September 30, 2024?  If so, It is time to register your child to start kindergarten on August 19, 2024.  Please contact Hutchison’s registrar, Magda Calancha Vargas at [email protected] or 703-925-8305.


Magda Calancha Vargas



Kindergarten Orientation–May 2, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

The 2024-25 school year will be here soon.  We are looking forward to meeting our new kindergarten students and their parents on May 2.  Please join us for an opportunity for your child to see a kinder garten classroom and participate in some fun.  Parents, this is a chance for you to learn about Hutchison’s staff, hear what a typical day, and ask any questions.



Jackie Wilson



Bridge To Kindergarten

  • 7/8/24 - 7/26/24
  • 9:40 AM - 1:40 PM
  • Location: Herndon ES

Bridge to Kindergarten is a FREE opportunity for upcoming kindergartners to experience the daily kindergarten school routine, build relationships with teachers and students, participate in games and activities, and become familiar with the school environment.


Jackie Wilson



How can I support my child with Math Fluency?

Here is another fun online math game to help support your child in building fluency. 

This week we are highlighting “Numtanga”. In this game students look for numbers represented in different ways. For example both of these show the number one. There are many different levels to support students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. We hope you enjoy.


Abbey Falkey



SOL Testing Dates - Grades 3-6


Wendy West



Hanh Bui, Author, Visiting Hutchison Library on Thursday, April 23

The 2nd grade students will have the honor to meet Hahn Bui, author of The Yellow AO DAI.  She will read the story to each 2nd grade class and every student will receive a hardcover of this book as a gift.


Marci Hoyt




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Updates from the County


Social & Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your child’s counselor.

2024 Family Summit

Join us on April 20, 2024, at Marshall High School to ensure the safety, support, and inclusion of every member of our FCPS school community. This event is free and open to all families, educators, and community members in the Fairfax County Public School division.

Date: Saturday, April 20     Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Marshall High School at Cafeteria and Lecture Hall, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043. Please enter through Door 13.

FCPS Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email @email with any questions.

Nominate Someone Today for the Bussey Memorial Equity Award

Do you know of an outstanding person or group that has worked for equity in an FCPS school?  There’s still time to nominate a candidate for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.

 This award recognizes staff, students, or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

 Any FCPS employee, student, or community member may nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1. Full details are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage.

Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Reid for Our Schools, Our Future– A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

  • Tuesday, April 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Graham Road Elementary School.
  • Tuesday, April 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at South County Middle School.
  • Thursday, May 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Terraset Elementary School.
  • Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Hybla Valley Elementary School.
  • Thursday, May 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Poe Middle School.
  • Tuesday, May 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Katherine Johnson Middle School.

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. More information and public registration available online

Middle School Start Times Community Forums

FCPS is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided.