The Hiawatha Buzz!
January 27th, 2023
Growing hearts and minds for a better today and tomorrow: every day, every way, every one.
Dear Hiawatha Community,
For social emotional learning, we have been learning about empathy and kind acts, and why they are important. This week during our schoolwide zoom we read a book written and illustrated by Native American women, with Native American characters. In this book, we learned about kind acts for others, for ourselves and for the earth. You can view the slide show from this week here.
Check out the pictures of kindergarteners from Mrs. Stevens' class practicing kind acts in their classroom!
Have a great weekend,
EWSD Portrait of a Graduate Meeting Dates:
Meeting 4: February 22nd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and it will be virtual
Community Dinner - February 21st from 5:30 - 7:00pm - In our cafeteria
Kindergarten Friends DEMONSTRATING Kind ACTS
Message from Ms. Snow in the library
Caldecott-winning illustrator, Jason Chin from South Burlington, will be visiting our school on Wednesday, February 1st. He won the 2022 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Watercress by Andrea Wang. The Caldecott Medal is ‘awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year’ (ala.org). Over the past few weeks, we have been reading and discussing many of his books. We are very excited to host Jason Chin!
Families are invited to attend one of the presentations. Please let me know if you have any questions.
8:00 am - 8:45 am~ Grades 2 and 3
9:00 am - 9:45 am~ Grades PK, K and 1
Save the Date: 2023 Hiawatha Cardboard Challenge
Saturday, March 11
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!
Cold Weather Clothing Reminder
During the Winter months, please remember to send your student to school every day with the items listed below.
We go outside every day when the wind chill temperature has our "Feels like" temperature higher than zero degrees.
- pair of gloves or mittens
- snow pants
- change of clothes
- indoor shoes
If students do not have boots and snow pants, they will still go outside but need to stay on paved areas of the playground during recess. This is done to keep them dry.
Please pack indoor shoes for your student to wear inside the school building. Wearing wet snow boots is not only uncomfortable but makes for wet floors, which can lead to injury.
Need Winter Clothing Items?
If you need assistance with obtaining winter gear, please contact Nurse Reyna or Mrs. Grykien. Health Office: (802) 857-7740.
Mrs. Ormerod having outside fun with friends
Hot lunch Menu
Click the link below for the hot lunch menu, be sure to select the correct month in the top right corner. The menu can also be found on our website :-)
The Heavenly Pantry update:
***DUE TO ONGOING CONSTRUCTION IN THE AREA THAT THE FOOD
PANTRY OCCUPIES, PREPACKED BAGS OF FOOD WILL BE DELIVERED
TO VEHICLES USING THE DRIVE THROUGH METHOD UNTIL
CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE
INCONVENIENCE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. ***
Everyone needs a little help now and then—do you need help with food?
If so, come visit the Heavenly Pantry at the First Congregational Church on Main
Street in Essex Junction on Thursday, January 26, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Residents
of Essex, Essex Junction and Westford are welcome to enter the parking lot at First
Congregational Church of Essex Junction using the Church Street entrance.
Vehicles will be ushered to a pickup spot after showing proof of residence and
identification for each family member, including children. Food will then be
delivered to the vehicle’s trunk.
There are no income requirements to participate, but additional food from the
USDA is available once each month to those who verify their income falls below
federally mandated guidelines. Everyone will leave with a trunk full of food! If
you live within walking distance of the pantry and have no vehicle you may
borrow a shopping cart to bring your food home, and we ask that it be returned
immediately so others may use it.
Those needing food but unable to attend can call the church office at 878-5745
from 9:00-noon today through Thursday to arrange a delivery. The pantry is here
Please be sure to wear face coverings when visiting the pantry to ensure the safety
of yourself and those who are providing food assistance.
The next pantry will be held on Monday, February 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.