5-3-24 Happening at Hutchison

For Parents
May 03, 2024

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Message from the Principal

This week, the red carpet rolls out for the most dazzling cast in town: the incredible staff of Hutchison Elementary! They are the stars who light up our school with your dedication, passion, and ability to make learning a blockbuster experience.  Families:  We ask that students write appreciation notes to their child’s teacher on Wednesday  and share some sweet treats with staff on Thursday!

Sarah C. Aiello


Sarah Aiello


Community Calendar

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Maureen Griffin




Family Input & Survey

As we near the end of the school year, we'd like to provide an opportunity for families in our community to reflect on how their child(ren) have changed and grown over the past year and think about how their personalities and characteristics shape their experiences as a learner.  Gathering some brief information about each child will assist us in constructing class groupings for the 24-25 school year and provide your child's future teacher with valuable information from the family's perspective.

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSciG3ud6LB1C2rJKQ6dqTdh77BnJMycTyzQ4tkrIGU4Xx9VAQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


Sarah Aiello


Welcome Class of 2037



Special Treats for Staff on Thursday, May 9

Parents and Caregivers are invited to share a family favorite treat with the Hutchison staff.

Teachers’ lunches are between 10: 45 AM – 2:00 PM.

Treats may be dropped off in the office.


Maureen Griffin


Hutchison Spiritwear & Swag

We have an online store available for our community to purchase Hutchison spiritwear. We have adult and child sizes available. The items will be shipped directly to you. If you have any design or color ideas or questions, please email Robin (@email ).

Store link: https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/hutchison-elementary-school


Robin Murphy


Free Online Tutoring with Tutor.com

Your child can access virtual tutoring through chat/voice (no video) through Schoology and Tutor.com. 

To get started… 

  1. Go to LMS.FCPS.EDU on your personal device
  2. Log in with the student ID and password your child uses at school
  3. Go to Courses and select Homeroom Course
  4. Look on the left for Tutor.com and click on it
  5. Select CONNECT NOW
  6. Select Elementary for the topic, choose a subject (Reading, Math), click Chat with Voice and click SUBMIT


Carly Le Blanc


Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources


Hollie Daniels



SOL Testing Dates - Grades 3-6


Wendy West



End of Year Assessments to Assess Growth

  • Kindergarten testing already in progress (math, literacy and behavior)
    • VKRP window will close May 17
  • Grades K-3  AVMR (math)  - May 17 - June 6
  • Grades 1-3 - April 8 - May 17
    • Developmental Spelling Assessment  
    • i-Ready - Reading and Math
    • Core Phonics and Oral Reading Fluency
  • Grades 3-6 SOL’s - May 2 - May 24 
  • Grades 4-6 - after SOL’s
    • i-Ready testing - Reading and Math
    • Developmental Spelling Assessment 


Wendy West



Save the Date:  6th Grade Celebration

Monday, June 10th at Herndon Middle School from 5:30 PM - 7 PM.


Congratulations to the Lion King Cast

Fabulous performance!  Thank you, Ms. Kirschner, Ms. Coghlan, and Mrs. Mickle!



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Updates from the County


Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  

Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh-grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth-grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. 

Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

FCPS Ombuds Provides Confidential Guidance

The Office of the Ombuds engages with families, students, and staff to offer resources and improve the experience of each and every member of the FCPS community. They work as an independent confidential resource to help get answers to questions, offer options to resolve concerns and hear complaints regarding FCPS matters.  

Anyone seeking assistance from the Office of the Ombuds may call 571-423-4014, email @emailvisit their webpage, or submit a question. Ombuds staff do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice

Resources for Newly Registered Families

Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:
School Age Child Care (SACC) – This Fairfax County government program provides a safe and fun environment before and after school for elementary school-age children.

There’s an easy to follow five-step process outlined for parents registering their children for kindergarten. Be sure to register your child as soon as possible! 

Register Your Children Online

Online registration is available for new and returning (re-enrolling) FCPS families! Apply today to help us plan for the 2024-25 school year. 

Let's Finish the School Year Strong! 

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources