Hiawatha Elementary

Week of May 3rd

Hello Husky Families-

We look forward to seeing all our hybrid students Monday through Friday beginning this week! We are excited to have students in the building everyday!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. The Hiawatha teachers have been AMAZING this past school year teaching in ways never even imagined. Please send your child’s teacher a note of thanks this week and let them know how much you appreciate them.

Our Hiawatha Pride Assembly was moved to this Friday, May 7th at 1:15. Tune in for our last assembly of the year and you might just see Mr. Gonzalez and Mrs. Meyer getting a pie in the face!!!

While we love everyone’s furry friends, dogs are not allowed on school property. Please leave your pets at home when dropping off or picking up your child from school. We appreciate your attention to this.

Please complete returning school registration so we can account for your student next year in our plans. The entire registration can be completed online. Check your email for the snap code you need to complete registration for your child. Everyone will receive a confirmation when the registration process is complete.

Our OAV students are still collecting items for the food drive until May 10th. Saint Leonard’s has mentioned some specific items they are in need of. These items include: canned fruit, soup, beans (pinto and black preferred), hand sanitizer, clorox wipes, and masks. They have an abundance of canned vegetables, so please try to donate other non-perishable items. We thank you in advance for helping our students give back to the community!

Just a reminder to please make sure you are checking your child’s temperature at home and filling out the self certification form before you leave home. This helps us to be able to let the students in quickly in the morning and ensures that everyone is symptom free. If your child is exhibiting any symptoms, we are asking families to keep all children at home until the symptoms subside and you speak with our school nurse.

Please continue to make sure your child is in attendance everyday. Student attendance is very important to your child’s success this school year and we need to work together on this. Please remember that if your child is going to be absent for any reason, you need to call the school office at 708-795-2327 to report the absence.

Please remember to continue to do your part to help stop the spread of this virus in our community. Please remember to always wear your mask, wash your hands, practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings.

Stay safe and healthy Huskies!

Jodi Meyer jmeyer@bsd100.org

Justin Gonzalez jgonzalez1@bsd100.org

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

Are you and your family members over the age of 16 vaccinated? COVID-19 vaccinations are available in our community. Please see the information below and sign up today! Help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

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Hybrid Learning

Hybrid Parent Handbook

Please remember that if your child is in hybrid we expect them to be in the building on their cohort days. Teachers have plans for them to be in school and unless there is a student illness please make sure they are in attendance on their scheduled days. Hybrid students should enter the building at the designated door between 8:30-8:45 a.m. This allows students to be ready for instruction to begin right at 9:00.

Remote Learning TIps

A few reminders to help remote learning be successful for your child…

  • Please make sure your child has their iPad and Logitech Crayon charged and is ready each day.

  • Keep your students schedule nearby to help them know what is coming next in their day.

  • Keep a small box of supplies near the child’s learning area so they can quickly have access to what they need throughout the day.

  • Headphones are also very helpful when you have more than one child on devices and will help everyone to focus.

  • A quiet area away from the tv is also very important.

Social Work Support

My name is Katelyn McCloskey. I am the School Social Worker at Hiawatha. My role at Hiawatha is to work with students to help them be successful in the classroom through teaching coping skills, problem solving skills and expression of feelings. There are a lot of extra stressors put on children and families in the time of Covid-19. If you are ever in need of support please feel free to contact me.

Email: kmccloskey@bsd100.org

Benefits of Decluttering

There are six benefits to declutter spaces. Decluttering creates a sense of confidence and self-efficacy, decluttering can be energizing, cleaning and organizing can reduce anxiety, decluttering allows mind wandering and sometimes involves physical activity, decluttering can reduce relationship and family tension, and when decluttering you can often find lost treasures. It can also help with decision making and problem-solving skills. Having a decluttered space can ease the mind. Especially during these times where students have been remote and hybrid. It makes a huge difference if a student has a clean, organized and decluttered space to do schoolwork. It can also reduce family tension. Families can practice decluttering together and encourage students to donate, sell or toss out items. This allows the student to feel good about letting go of things and keeping a room or home clean. This is known to generally be helpful to those struggling with mental health. Parents can incorporate games as part of decluttering. Games such as guess the secret item, scavenger hunt, pretend play time, toy gobbler monster, and smile you’re on camera. There are many more games that parents can play with kids as young as 2 years old to start teaching them to declutter. For more information check out https://goloadup.com/make-organizing-fun-for-kids/.

Returning School Registration 2021-2022

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After School Clubs

Chorus with Mr. Kimmel

Tuesday, 5/4 3:00-3:30

iSWAT with Mrs. Lukasiewicz

Tuesday, 5/4 3:00-4:00

OAV with Mrs. Ivnik:

Monday, 5/3 3:00-3:30

Wednesday, 5/5 3:00-3:30

Student Attendance

Please remember every child should be logging into Clever and clicking their teacher's name/picture to connect to the 9:00 a.m. morning meeting to get their day started. If your child is going to be absent please call the school office to report the absence by 9:00 a.m.

Kindergarten Registration 21-22

Do you have a child that will be turning 5 on or before September 1. 2021? If so, online Kindergarten registration has begun and we look forward to welcoming new kindergarten students next school year.

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Meal Pick-Up

Meals available for all students and anyone 18 and under until June 30, 2021.Meals will be sent home with students at the end of each school day and curbside is available after dismissal.

Curbside Pick Up Times and Locations:

Mondays at Freedom, Heritage and Pershing 10am-12pm

Wednesday at Freedom 4pm-6pm

Tuesday-Friday Freedom and Heritage 12:30pm-1:30pm

Tuesday-Friday All Elementary Schools 11:45am-12:45pm

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Mark Your Calendar

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Be Safe! Be Responsible! Be Inspired!

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