5/30/24 Happening at Hutchison

For Parents
May 30, 2024

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Message from the Principal

Dear Hutchison Families,

As we approach the end of another remarkable school year at Hutchison Elementary, we want to take a moment to express our immense pride in our amazing students and the entire school community.

  • Stay Connected with End-of-Year Events
  • Be Proud of Your Eagles!

We are incredibly proud of each and every student at Hutchison Elementary. Their dedication, resilience, and positive spirit have made this year truly unforgettable. We encourage you to celebrate their accomplishments and share your pride with them.


Sarah C. Aiello 


Sarah Aiello


Community Calendar

Open the calendar in a larger view by clicking here.

Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12

Dismissal on Last Day:  1:35 PM


Maureen Griffin



Ice Cream Social and Movie Night–Friday, June 7

Sponsored by the PTA

An Ice Cream Truck is coming to Hutchison on Friday, June 7 at 5:15 PM on the blacktop.  Please join us for ice cream, smoothies or snow cones.  (Prices range from $4-$7; CASH only.)

Movie Night following the Ice Cream Party in the cafe.  Come join us for Tangled starting at 6 PM.  Please bring blankets.

Both events are family events–all children must be accompanied by an adult.


Maureen Griffin



June 3 - June 7


Marci Hoyt 



Hutchison Concerts–June 6

Join us on Thursday, June 6th, for the Recorder, Strings, and Band Concerts.

  • Recorder Concert 9:30 AM
  • Strings Concert 6:00 PM
  • Band Concert  7:30 PM


Cathy Kirschner

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Josephine Cofie-Arrington

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Jessica Porter

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Medications in the Clinic Pick-Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the dismissal time on the last day of school, June 12th at 1:35 PM. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, at 703-925-8310, or your school public health nurse, Hope Luong, at 703-639-7879.


Hope Luong, PHN

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Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions. 

New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.


Weondy West



Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE 

Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact Hutchison’s registrar, Magda Calancha Vargas at @email, for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information


Magda Calancha Vargas



Field Day: Monday, June 3

We are looking forward to a great field day. Just a few reminders: 

Dress Students Appropriately

  • Please make sure students come to school dressed for outdoor physical activities and water activities (athletic clothing, footwear).
  • Students should wear their grade level HES Shirt!
  • Students should wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and perhaps a hat.
  • Students should bring a full water bottle marked with their name if possible.

Any parents who wish to watch the events are welcome. However, all observers and volunteers must sign in to receive a sticker for safety reasons.  Please bring a photo ID.


Mike Polifko



Lost & Found

There is a large collection of jackets, sweaters, and hoodies in our Lost & Found.  You are welcome to come anytime during school hours to look for lost items.  Any items remaining after Tuesday, June 4 will be donated to charity.


Maureen Griffin


Connecting Children to Low-Cost Medical Care 

Does your child need affordable, comprehensive medical care? The Fairfax County Health Department is connecting families with local healthcare providers for low-cost sick and well visits for your child.

Visit https://bit.ly/bridge-to-care or scan the QR code to fill out a short, on-line form. A Family Assistance Worker will call you to talk about healthcare resources for your child. Must be a Fairfax County resident to participate. Program eligibility is not dependent upon immigration status.


Hope Luong, PHN



Summer RecPAC–June 14 is last day to register with $15 per week

Session 1 June 24-28: Let’s Get Animate

Session 2 July 1-3: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Session 3 July 8-12: Pass the Baton

Session 4: July 15-19: A Breath of Fresh Art

Session 5: July 22-26: Showtime Anytime

Session 6: July 29-August 1: Summer Flashback

All Sessions will be held at Hutchison  Elementary School

Grades 1-6

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM



Maureen Griffin


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Updates from the County


School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget

The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with the FCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

Puzzle Hunt

The Fairfax County Public Schools Puzzle Hunt is a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting on June 15, solve one puzzle or do them all! Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Summer activities like these help students retain knowledge, prevent learning loss, stay academically engaged, build new skills, and get a good start to the upcoming school year. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. You can learn more by going to www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.  


Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

Summer Camp: Therapeutic Arts Science & Growth Mindset

Summer Camps

Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email @email or call 703-503-7781 with any questions. 
Other Summer Learning Opportunities
Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

Family 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.

Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance is important all year, up to the last day of school. Attendance affects student performance and 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