Hiawatha Elementary

Week of February 9th

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2nd Grade Student of the Month

Congratulations to our 2nd grade PBIS and Steve Jobs winners! We are so proud of all your hard work.
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What is your child learning in Quarter 3?


In reading, your kindergarteners will continue learning strategies to read level B/C books. They will also write informational how-to pieces, and will explore short vowels in phonics. In science, they will be exploring living things and the habitats that they live in.

Please click on this link to see the unit overview for math.

1st grade

In reading, your first graders will continue to find new strategies to read harder books. They will also work on retelling, characters, setting, and major events, and using illustrations. In writing, they will write opinions about collections and write simple reviews.

Please click on this link to see the unit overview for math.

2nd grade

In reading your second graders will focus on characters and discuss their books in book clubs. They will use their book clubs as a research club and focus on research skills and reading biographies of famous people. In writing, they will be writing opinions in the form of letters, awards and nominations.

Please click on this link to see the unit overview for math.

3rd grade

In reading, your third graders will be reading fiction books and will focus on characters and how they develop throughout a chapter book/novel. They'll pay particular attention to recounting/summarizing those longer books, and determining the central message or lesson of the text. In writing, they will share opinions in persuasive entries, projects and speeches.

Please click on this link to see the unit overview for math.

4th grade

In reading, your fourth graders will be continuing with informational research, but this time it will focus on historical research. They will be focusing on timelines, primary sources, explaining events in a historical text, and comparing and contrasting two accounts of the same event from multiple perspectives. In writing, they will continue the essay format, but this time use it to write character and theme essays.

Please click on this link to see the unit overview for math.

5th grade

In Quarter 3, your 5th graders will be exploring historical literature and historical research. They will be using the Underground Railroad and picture books to develop skills around setting and theme. They will also use these understandings to write literary essays about theme.

Please click on this link to see the unit overview for math.

5 Essentials Survey

Berwyn South School District 100 families are invited to provide feedback to schools through 5Essentials, a survey that all Illinois public schools use to gather feedback from students, parents, and employees.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

Please click on the link below to access the survey.


Winter Weather

Please make sure that you are sending your child with appropriate winter clothing. All students should have a winter coat, hat and gloves to keep them warm. The students will be going outside for recess unless the weather is extreme. Please contact me if you are in need of any of these clothing supplies.
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Morning Drop Off

Students can get dropped off at 7:30 AM as long as they have work to do or a book to read. We will also continue the walk and talk fitness walking before school. No students are allowed to be on the playground until 8:20 when there is staff supervision.

After School Clubs

Girls Basketball

Monday, 2/10 3:00-4:00 pm

Tuesday, 2/11 3:00-4:00 pm

Robotics Club

Monday, 2/10 3:00-4:00 pm

Thursday, 2/13 3:00-4:00 pm


Tuesday, 2/11 3:00-4:15 pm

Art Club

Tuesday, 2/11 3:00-4:15 pm

Passport to the World

Wednesday, 2/12 3:00-4:15 pm

Thursday, 2/13 3:00-4:15 pm


Wednesday, 2/12 3:00-4:00 pm

Homework Club

Wednesday, 2/12 3:00-4:00 pm


Thursday, 2/13 7:30 am

Yearbook Club

Thursday, 2/13 3:00-4:00 pm

Student Illness

When to keep your child home....

Children with symptoms of illness are not in the best frame of mind for learning. Remember your child’s illness has an impact on all students learning.

Please do not send a child to school if any of the following are present:

● Constant coughing

● Vomiting

● Temperature of 100 or higher

● Diarrhea

● Rashes or any scratching for unknown reasons, with or without fever

● Red watery eyes that were crusted shut upon awakening

Continue to keep your child home after an elevated temperature until he/she has a normal temperature for 24 hours without the use of anti-fever medication. Please do not call your child’s school requesting that your child stay indoors at lunch/recess. In cases of inclement weather all the children will stay indoors. If your child is too sick to go outdoors, the school requires a physician’s note. In order to be excused from P.E./gym, a physician's note is required.

The Flu: A Guide for Parents


Student Lunches

To ensure that all lunches make it to your student(s) prior to their lunch, please try to make all attempts to get the lunches in the box with the students name clearly labeled at the main office by 11:15 AM.

Thank you!

Birthday Celebrations & Treats

The following practices remain in place this year regarding treats in school. Your cooperation will help ensure a safe and healthy environment for all children.

  • Edible birthday treats are not permitted at school. This policy expands the district's wellness program to promote student health and wellness. If treats are sent in, they will not be distributed.

Please know that each grade level has a unique way of making your child feel special on his or her birthday. Birthdays will also be recognized during the morning announcements for all students. We will continue to provide numerous opportunities for positive social experiences and celebrations throughout our curriculum and PBIS Program.

Dismissal Procedures

  • Students will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m. to the same classroom lines they line up at in the morning.
  • If your child is attending the YMCA Aftercare or the Berwyn Rec Aftercare, they will line up in our building to be dismissed to the staff members of the aftercare.
  • If you are picking up your child by car, please read carefully the directions for Parent Pick Up. Your child will be dismissed from the door on East Ave labeled 7W (closest to East Ave and 26th Street). You can pull up and stop to pick up your child. You may NOT park in this area, if your child is NOT outside you will need to circle around the block. We appreciate your attention to this in order to keep traffic moving and keep our students safe.
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