Hiawatha Elementary

Week of April 12th

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Hello Husky Families-


This week we will begin our state mandated testing (IAR and ISA) for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. All testing will be completed in the afternoons from 12:30 -3:00. Please refer to the letter that was sent home before break for all testing dates for your child. We appreciate your flexibility in getting your child to the building for this testing. Just a reminder that you will need to complete the self certification form on the days that your child is coming into the building. If your child is a hybrid student PLEASE fill out the form regarding staying for lunch on testing days. We appreciate you filling this out for us.


Please join us for a virtual STEAM Night on Thursday, April 15th at 6:00 p.m. We are looking forward to having some STEAM fun from home. We will send information for logging in later this week.


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. Please see below for details regarding registration.


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

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


With one quarter left of the school year, let’s check in on how our students are feeling! Emotions happen naturally and play an important role in how we think and behave so it is important that we are able to identify and name the emotions we are feeling.


Below is a simple activity you can look at with your child and ask them the following questions: What emotions are you experiencing right now? Can you share a situation where yourself or others might feel those emotions? Can you act out how each one would look?


This exercise helps children develop emotional awareness and encourages them to express how they are feeling.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KgmGUCIBmpTbrI5nkCQOlDzQQxzueLWT/view?usp=sharing

After School Clubs

Chorus with Mr. Kimmel

Tuesday, 4/13 3:00-3:30


iSWAT with Mrs. Lukasiewicz

Tuesday, 4/13 3:00-4:00


OAV with Mrs. Ivnik:

Monday, 4/12 3:00-3:30

Wednesday, 4/14 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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