Hawthorn and Union Chapel
ELL Newsletter

Dates to Remember

Parent Orientation at Hawthorn August 06, 2015

Back to School Night
Tuesday, August 11
Come Meet Your Teacher

First Day of School
Thursday, August 13,  2015

Parent Orientation at Union Chapel August 27, 2015

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer!


  Please do not hesitate to email or call anytime. 

hutchinsonk@ parkhill.k12.mo.us


 I would like to introduce myself to my new families.  This will be my 20th year in the Park Hill  School District working with ESL students.  In the past I have also worked in Salinas, California and the Blue Springs School District as well.

 I love working with ESL students because it is so exciting and rewarding to see my students grow in their understanding of the English Language and I learn so much from my students and families about their cultures.

I think I have the best job in the district.  

I also believe Park Hill has a wonderful  ESL program and all the ELL teachers work closely together to make our program one of the best in Missouri.

I think computers are very beneficial to learning so
I have created a web site for my ELL students and families.  It includes links to useful ELL sites on the web as well as information on the themes that we will be studying.

A direct link to the web site address is


My phone goes directly into my  classroom, so it will be easy to reach me.

To avoid phones ringing during instruction time my phone messages will be transferred to voice mail so I will hear your message when I am free. 

If you prefer to write an email message
 my email address is hutchinsonk@parkhill.k12.mo.us

Please put ELL student in the subject area as I receive junk email and I delete it if I don't recognize the name.

new students was my first goal for the
school year.

I would like to welcome  all my new students
as well as all my previous students back to school.

We come from many cultures

     China,  Ethiopia,  Guatamala, Mexico, Micronesia, Pakistan, Samoa, Sudan

and speak many languages
Amharic, Chinese,  Chuuk, Dinka, English,
Kosrean, Pohnpeian, Samoan, Spanish,


Our books are alligned with Common Core this year.

It is called Reach by National Geographic/Cengage Learning.

Reach is based on themes that are pertinent to particular grade levels.

A general overview can be found on the internet
as well as
goal vocabulary

recommended books
about the topic.


Getting to Know YOU

I am looking forward to another great year!

No School

Labor Day
September 7th
Professional Development Day
September 8th

School will resume on Wednesday September 9th.




to check my web page at www.parkhill.k12.mo.us    and look for Park Hill Schools.

Click on Park Hill Schools  and look for my web page under Our Schools, Elementary

Click on
1. Our People

Click on
2. Special Services

Click on
3. English Language Learners
Kathy Hutchinson
Teacher's Webpage.


PARENTS:  Always remember to sit with your children while they are on the web.

 I check my recommended sites periodically but sometimes things change without my knowledge.
It is not my intention for my students to see something that
is inappropriate or bad.
Your attention to this detail is very important.
Please notify me if there is any inappropriate material linked to the web site.
I will remove it immediately.

So Let's Get Started.


Kathy Hutchinson
ESL Teacher



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