Hutchinson PTO February Meeting Minutes are Posted

Hello Hutchinson families! Our Meeting Minutes are published here on this site for you to review. If you are curious about the topics PTO covers and how we support the school, please head to https://hutchinsonpto.org/volunteer/meetings-minutes/ Better yet, why not attend next months meeting on March 17th at 5:30 pm? We hope to see you there! Our calendar on this site is easy to link with your home technology calendars, like iCal and Google. Thanks for your attention.


Box Tops Collection this Week! (Feb 28th)

You know you have a few clipped box tops to send in with your kids this week, so let’s do this! This Friday the 28th is our big collection day! And please don’t forget to scan your receipts with the box tops app. It’s simple and faster than scissors! Thank you for your support!


Family Fun Dance Night, February 28th 6-8 pm!

For $5 a family you can’t beat the fun at Hutch Friday the 28th from 6-8 pm. Bring the whole family for a Sock-hop, slicked-back hair and poodle skirts kind of a night! Popcorn, a photo booth, limbo games and more! See you there!



Saturday Morning Ice Cream, Imagination & Joy Feb 1st!

We almost let this annual event slip our minds (sorry!), but from 9:30 – 10:30 am this SATURDAY, February 1st, Hutchinson is serving up ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST (for purchase at $3 a ticket) and providing our COMMUNITY WITH GAMES, IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND FUN, and plenty of other Joy-filled moments. We hope to see you there!
Imagination Playground is a part of our Makerspace resource pack and we’d LOVE for you to see it in action. Our kit includes bricks and cylinders, accented with chutes, channels and parts that suggest motion or connectivity. They inspire children to design their own inventions, environments and activities.
These modular, rectilinear parts are easy to stack, line up and move around. Children enjoy an endless variety of play patterns including construction, pretend play, role-playing and inventing their own games. Most importantly, they are deeply engaged, active and have hours of fun.
Imagination Playground is made out of waterproof foam, the blocks are resistant to mold, mildew, corrosion, and microorganisms. Introducing breakthrough technologies, these highly durable parts can even be recycled.
We’re hoping to see our Makerspace grow this year with more cool, learning tools like Rigamajig and Imagination Playground. For more visit: http://www.imaginationplayground.com or www.rigamajig.com


January Meeting Minutes Published

Just a reminder that out PTO Meeting Minutes from January’s meeting have been published. Couldn’t make our meeting last week? Head to the meeting minutes of our website and see the action items from last week. Thank you for your attention!

Want to be even more in the loop? Ask to join the Hutchinson PTO closed Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/hutchinsonpto/ and Hutchinson Elementary has a Facebook page too to like. Check out: https://www.facebook.com/hutchinsonhuskies/

Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18th at 5:30 pm.


We Have Upcoming Events for You!

Besides the PTO Meeting tonight at 5:30 pm, our school and PTO have other cool events on the horizon! Won’t you join us?


January SEL Learning Night Cancelled 1/9

Hello Hutchinson Family! Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel our SEL Learning Night January 9th. The Topic: Love & Logic will be rescheduled later this winter. Please keep your eyes open for more in your school folders, here, or on our Facebook page. We apologize for the late notice.

For more about Love & Logic, please visit: https://www.loveandlogic.com/a/info/love-and-logic-parenting

And please don’t forget our upcoming January PTO meeting, we’d love to see you there!


December SEL Night: Screen Time

December Topic: Screen Time

December 5th, Thursday, 6:00 – 7:15 SEL Speaker in the Hutchinson Library OneFamily flyer doc.pdf

Here is link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGRhIck7maKX9-aKLlTefMeyP7Q9UzqUC_ANiEvAed382-5w/viewform


Your Chance to Help at Hutch Holiday Shop!

The Hutchinson Holiday Shop is coming up quickly. Won’t you help December 3rd or 4th? We realize that it is hard to think about December before Thanksgiving, but we are asking for a bit of your time. Our Holiday Shop Lead, Jessica Olguin has shortened the holiday shopping week due to so many spots open and the need for people in the shop. Also during Hutchinson’s Coding Night the shop will stay open as well. The kids will have three solid days to shop learn a bit more about giving! Thank you for considering! To learn more, please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4badad2ba5fa7-holiday4


Please Join Us for Our Nov PTO Meeting (Childcare Available)

Hello families and friends in our Hutchinson Elementary community! Just a reminder of our PTO Meeting Tuesday Night at 5:30 pm in the library. We’ll have child care available. Here is the agenda:


1.     Welcome & Introductions

2.     Meeting Minutes

  1. Finance Update, Funding Requests & Treasurer’s Report
  2. Grant Opportunities
5.     Ways to Spend Our Donations

6.     Open Discussion:  Topics- Spirit Wear (continued), Volunteers for Clinic Nov 21

Committee Updates & Open Chair Positions


November Read Aloud Volunteer Opportunities

It is time for Hutchinson’s Annual Read-a-Loud Month- all November long! And we’d love your participation!
Please follow the link below for more information and to sign-up! Parents and relatives welcome.

For more information, please contact Kellie Coates, Culture & Community Leadership Team


Social Emotional Learning Opportunity- Join us!

Parents and community members are invited to a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Speaker Series Event, entitled “Parenting From the Inside Out”, featuring Wendy Gossett, held on Thursday, Nov 7, from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. at Rooney Ranch Elementary cafeteria. First 20 to sign-up (using the link below) will be entered into the raffle for a prize drawing where we will be giving away 5 copies of her new book, “Your Child’s Inner Drive: Parenting by Personality from Toddlers to Teens.” Here is more information: Wendy Gosset flyer.pdf

Sign-up link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdH_a9Y3k7Q-jNtNusumlK_6imgtbq6DETcVqLSNZsYcNeyaA/viewform



Community Night @Modern Market- Mention Hutchinson Elementary and we get 50%!

Order in or carry out from Modern Market tonight and mention Hutchinson Elementary – we get 50% of sales!

Location near Colorado Mills: 14630 West Colfax Ave, Suite 130  Lakewood, CO 80401

Call 866-584-3944 to call your order in. Or head to modernmarket.com


Save the Dates: Nov 3rd & Nov 18th!

November 3rd from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, Dr. Jason Glass, our Superintendent, will be hanging out at Hutch for conversation and coffee.Open Enrollment Ahead  On November the 18th the school is having an open-house Information Night for PK-5 families interested in learning more about our schools. Please see our calendar of events for more.


Reminder, PTO Meeting Tuesday, October 15th

We hope that you will join us this Tuesday for our second PTO meeting. All are welcome and childcare available on site! Here is our proposed agenda:


1.   Welcome & Introductions

2.   Meeting Minutes

3.   Ways to Spend Our Donations

4.   Building Community with SEL: Julia Henrichs

5.   Finance Update, Funding Requests & Treasurer’s Report

6.   Committee Updates & Open Chair Positions

7.    Open Discussion



Congratulations to our Hutchinson Community! Our amazing kids finished the fun run and we are all so proud of their accomplishments!

Ask your kids what their favorite part of the day was! Was it the music, balloons, bubbles, Elmo, Principal Hoffman or the teachers running with them? Whatever they say, wow, what a day! As of Friday the school PTO has raised a little less than $19,500 and we have until Friday October 11th to turn in cash and checks, and through October 18th for online donations.

Your child’s Friday folder has an important hand-out and envelope to help us reach the finish line. In order to earn some of our cool prizes, it’ll be important to follow the instructions included. Please note that ALL students will come home with a prize whether funds were raised or not. But for those who did raise some dollars, for every $50 your kiddo raises, your kiddo will receive a raffle ticket to enter into our prize assembly drawing November 1st. Some of the cool prizes we’ve collected include:

  • An autographed Tim Howard Rapids goalie jersey
  • An autographed Nathan McKinnon Avalanche NHL hockey stick
  • An autographed Nikola Jokic Nuggets basketball
  • A $495 gift certificate good for one family photo from Janssen Photography
  • Movie Tickets
  • Museum passes
  • Zoo passes
  • Escape Factory passes
  • Lakewood Symphony passes
  • Squishmallows
  • And many more…

Children who raise $300 will get to play in our Video Game Truck on Friday, November 8th. Raise $500 or more and you get to bring a friend!

The final day to turn in ‘in-school’ donations is Friday, October 11th. That’s why we sent home the envelope. Online donations are accepted until October the 18th through our GetMovin’ Fund Hub portal.

A BIG thank you to all the parents, teachers who put in the many hours to make our Friday run a success! And an even BIGGER THANK YOU to the parents who came out and cheered and who have been helping your children learn the importance of community by joining in on the fundraising efforts, healthy habits and physical activity!

Last, but not least, thank you to our corporate sponsors: Small Characters Learning Center and Aqua-Tots Swim Schools! We couldn’t have had such a special event without you!


Our S.E.L. Specialist Is Offering Parent Group Meetings Monthly

What Is Social-Emotional Learning? Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. Our SEL Specialist, Julia Henricks, is offering monthly Parent Group Meetings with varying topics. See our Events Calendar for more!
People with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially. From effective problem-solving to self-discipline, from impulse control to emotion management and more, SEL provides a foundation for positive, long-term effects on kids, adults, and communities. Children thrive. Schools win. Workplaces benefit. Society strengthens- all due to social-emotional learning. Come learn more about Hutchinson’s Powerful SEL program! We’ll explore Hutch’s values, talk about the school’s PAWS incentives and work to craft solutions for our school together.


The Husky Hustle Fun Run- THIS FRIDAY October 4th!

Our Husky Hustle Fun Run is scheduled for this Friday! Here is a reminder of our run schedule to empower you in coming to Hutch to cheer our children on:

2nd Graders: 9:05 am to 9:35 am

AM Preschoolers: 10:05 am to 10:15 am

5th Graders: 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Kindergarten: 11:15 am to 11:35 am

First Graders: 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm

Third Graders: 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

PM Preschoolers: 2:00 pm to 2:10 pm

Fourth Graders: 2:25 am to 2:55 pm

Each class will follow-up there run time by learning CPR. We hope to see you there!


Did You Miss Literacy Night? Good News!

Did you miss Literacy Night at Hutchinson on September 24th? Good news! We have the slides presented by Ms. Gilbert, Ms. Morrell and Mr. Smales! Reminder this event was for parents of students who desired to learn about ways to encourage a lifelong love of reading. Insights in to the following topics were shared: 1) Learn to Read 2) Read to Learn  and 3) Technology Tools. The slide decks below should be helpful, included: A) Welcome to Literacy Night B) Literacy Night for Primary Students C) Literacy Night for Intermediate Students and D) Digital Reading Resources from Jefferson Public Library. Enjoy!

Other useful tools at:





Seeking Snacks for SED Classroom

Hutchinson PTO is looking for parents who are able to donate snacks to the S.E.D. (Severe Emotional Disturbance) classroom.
Currently the teachers who work and support this room purchase snacks out of their own money for their students. We are hoping to help them and reduce their personal costs by donating some Costco size snacks to last the month. The things the students tend to eat are Kirkland brand chewy granola bars, goldfish, string cheese and fruit gummy snacks- but are not limited to those items.
They will take any donations to help supply their classroom, which will assist students who greatly benefit from having snacks provided at school. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!


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