Hiawatha Elementary

Week of January 11th

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Hello Husky Families-


We are excited to begin our hybrid model this week with our preschool students coming back to Hiawatha as well as groups of K-5th grade students for small group instruction.

Remote and hybrid assignments selected by families and communicated back in early October will remain the same for January. Reminder emails indicating if your child is assigned to remote or hybrid were sent out last week. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us and we would be happy to speak with you. This week you will receive a parent hybrid handbook that will help you to understand the procedures and expectations of hybrid learning. Please check your email for more information.


This week we will be administering our MAP/STAR assessments in 1st-5th grades in the areas of reading and math. We ask that students get a good night sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. We also ask that you allow your child to take the assessment individually and encourage them to do their best work. We would like to obtain as much accurate data as possible so that we can determine the next best steps for your child. Students in 1st grade will have audio directions and audio support throughout the assessment. We do not want students to be stressed while taking this assessment. Let them know we just want them to try their best.


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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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.

5th Grade News

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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


If your kids are staying up past midnight and having a hard time waking up in the morning, they are not alone. Due to the fact that students are learning remotely and not leaving the house for other activities, many are finding it difficult to stick to a healthy sleep schedule. Keeping a regular sleep schedule helps the body’s internal clock stay regulated, and helps you fall asleep and wake up more easily. It is important to help your child be as consistent as possible. Try to make sure your children are going to bed and waking up at the same time each day, similar to their schedule during a regular school year. More tips on what you can do can be found at the following website:

https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/700childrens/2020/09/covid-19-and-sleep-is-your-child-getting-enough-rest

After School Clubs

Chorus with Mr. Kimmel:

Tuesday, 1/12 3:00-3:30


iSWAT with Mrs. Lukasiewicz

Tuesday, 1/12 3:00-4:00


OAV with Mrs. Ivnik:

Monday, 1/11 3:00-3:30

Wednesday, 1/13 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.

Meal Pick-Up

  • Meals can be picked up on Monday and Wednesday at Freedom, Heritage and Pershing School from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Meals can be picked up on Wednesday's at Freedom Middle School from 4-6:30 p.m.
  • Meals can be picked up on Friday at Freedom Middle School from 10 a..m. - 12 p.m.
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Mark Your Calendar

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Be Safe! Be Responsible! Be Inspired!

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