PTO Family Fun Night

Join us at Park Elementary for the PTO Dance. Click the link for more details.

https://www.smore.com/v5aqy

Garage Sale/Vendor Tables

Reserve your space now – Click Here

Tutors

Tutors:  The District does not endorse or recommend specific tutors; however, a list of people providing tutoring services is available.

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Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset
(Failure is an Opportunity to Grow & Learn)

By Jessica Bouta, Licensed School Counselor

Each day we ask children to grow their knowledge in many different subject areas including building social and emotional skills. Some tasks may come easy to master, while others require more practice and focus. For many, giving up when learning gets tough can often become the more natural solution. “I can’t do it” or “this is too hard” are common responses.

How we encourage and respond during these times can help children become resilient and develop a “can do” attitude. Adopting a growth mindset approach helps children navigate through the tough times both in and out of the classroom and helps turn failure into learning opportunities.

Someone who practices growth mindset believes they can they can get smarter, failure is an opportunity to grow, learning about new things is enjoyable, and feedback can be used to improve. It’s never too early or too late to practice principles of growth mindset.

You might be wondering how you can help your child develop a growth mindset to get through life’s challenges.  The first step is to be aware of your own thoughts, mindset, and actions. Children learn from the adults around them how to respond to challenges and will often replicate in their own lives.

Some other ideas include:

  • Praise children for their effort, ability to learn from a mistake, and persistence
  • Practice “the power of yet” – say “I can’t do it yet” instead of “I can’t do it”
  • Ask questions such as “What did you do today that was hard?” or “What new strategies did you try?”

Using growth mindset strategies is not just for in the classroom. It has real world applications that extend beyond their school years. When we are intentional with our words and actions, we can all help children learn to never give up, try different strategies to solve a problem, and making mistakes is ok if we learn from them.

 

Bond Referendum Election Results

The school district greatly appreciates the community support that was evident based on the positive outcome of the bond referendum election, with 1630 “yes” votes to 1512 “no” votes. This is a great day for the children of our community and the future of our school district. Our school district is committed to building school facilities that will serve our community and students into the future and will be a source of community pride.

BOND REFERENDUM ELECTION INFORMATION

Vote 2019 Fast Facts –

Click Here to View Fast Facts Information Page
Click Here to View Fast Facts in Spanish
Click Here to View Podcast (#MuchInHutch)
Click Here to View Fast Facts Presentation
Click Here to View West Elementary Concept
Click Here to View Park Elementary Concept

 

Frequently Asked Questions –

Many residents have similar questions. Use the link below to learn more about the bond referendum.

Click Here for Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

 

Property Tax Quick Reference Chart –

Click Here for the Property Tax Quick Reference Chart

 

Property Tax Information Site with Tax Calculator –

This site provides information for taxpayers of the Hutchinson School District regarding how the District’s proposed bond referendum will affect their property taxes. The site was prepared by the District’s financial advisors, Ehlers, in cooperation with the District. If you have questions about the information within the site, you may call Ehlers at 651-697-8522.

Click Here for the Property Tax Information Site

 

Public Hearings –

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
6:00 pm
Park Elementary Auditorium
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
11:30 am
West Elementary Cafeteria

 

Sample Ballot –

Click Here to View the Sample Ballot

 

Absentee/Early Voting –

If you are not available to vote on Election Day, November 5, it is easy to request and vote by absentee ballot.

Click Here to Learn More about Absentee/Early Voting Procedures

 

Boosterthon

 

Parents and Families—

The West PTO fundraiser will be starting soon – New for West Elementary this year – A Fun Run through Boosterthon! This is a two-week program that kicks off with a student Pep Rally on November 4th. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the fun run, which will happen on November 13th. This year our West PTO goal is to raise $10,000 for supplies and programming for our students, and we need your help! We’ve asked the experts at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more profitable, and more fun. 

 

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK: WILD WEST! Booster’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they’re teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

 

You can help our school by getting pledges from family and friends and entering them on FUNRUN.COM starting October 28th. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on our students at the Hutchinson Fun Run – Watch for more details in the weeks to come. Thanks so much for your support!

West Elementary 

 

It Is About You!

At Parks, Recreation and Community Education, It Is About You

By Dolf Moon, Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Education

Even with cool temperatures, summer is right around the corner. The PRCE brochure is out and has plenty of opportunities for you and your family. We look forward to seeing your family at the Hutchinson Aquatic Center this summer. Your kids may be interested in the four free Passport to the Parks opportunities included in our brochure. We also have a variety of sports camp offerings led by the Tiger Coaching Staff.

This summer you will want to take advantage of our many community playgrounds. We encourage you check out our parks, trails and fitness park information at www.ci.hutchinson.mn.us or maybe even try geocaching. Perhaps consider registering for our new Youth Camps located at Rotary Park.

The PRCE Department offers a wide variety of educational and recreational opportunities to district residents. The uniqueness of the program starts with you. If you have an interest and do not see a program that meets your needs, let us know. We will try to arrange a program. If you have a skill, you would like to share with others, give us a call. We are currently putting together the fall/winter brochure

PRCE reaches out to the entire community whether you are a parent with a preschool child (Early Childhood Family Education), a student taking a program after school, participating in Middle School athletics, an adult in a class or league, a senior citizen dropping by our center there’s something for all ages. PRCE also provides Adult Basic Education opportunities. Whether you dropped out of high school, are looking for a new job or trying to receive your GED, we can help. If you are looking to use a facility, a park shelter or a ball field, we can help.

Parks, Recreation and Community Education understand that “community” extends from neighborhoods to the world. We are flexible enough to meet the needs of a fast-changing society. We can extend the reach of education and bring people together in a common purpose. We like getting people involved in our schools. We can become partners in addressing community needs. We do this by offering a scope of activities and services that evolve with new generations of people and technologies, making the community a learning center open for people of all ages.

Parks, Recreation and Community Education reaches out to be inclusive. Every day it proves that the community and our schools, working together, can be greater than the sum of their individual parts.

Garage Sale – April 27

Tour HHS – 4/25/19

Tour Hutchinson High School April 25, 2019

The Hutchinson High School will be open to the community for self-guided tours on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Members of the Board of Education, high school students and staff will be available to visit and answer questions.

 

Click Here to View the Hutchinson High School Video Tour

Courtesy of HCVN, Hutchinson Community Video Network

Click Here to Access the Work Zone Camera

Hutchinson Public Schools

Hutchinson Public Schools