The Hiawatha Buzz!

May 21, 2021

Growing hearts and minds for a better today and tomorrow: every day, every way, every one.

Principal's Message

Dear families and caregivers,

I want to recognize and honor our PTO. They have showered us this month with appreciation and during a pandemic! Thank you for the delicious meals, coffee, treats, planted flower beds, and cricut cutter. We truly appreciate all you do!

Have a wonderful weekend,


Mrs. Stevens friends writing sight words with q-tips and shaving cream!

Library News:

All library books and materials are due back to the library by Friday, May 28th.

The Annual Book Swap will take place this year. Students are invited to bring up to 5 gently used books from home the week of May 24-May 28. Picture books greatly appreciated, no board/toddler books. Books will be quarantined for a week before The Swap. All students will get to bring home one book, even if they can not bring items from home.

Many thanks


2nd & 3rd graders exploring Mexican folk art!


We will be having an outside Lost & Found during our drop-offs and pick-ups on Monday, May 24th and Tuesday May 25th!

Please following all social distancing guidelines and wear you masks. The leftovers will be donated after.

Thank you Hiawatha PTO for your tasty treats from BLiss Bee to all our Teachers and staff!


We are excited to celebrate the end of the year. While things will look a little different as we are not having volunteers or families come in, here are a list of whole school end of the year events!

1. Friday, May 28th - Memorial Day Parade at 1:15pm

Route: Hiawatha Ave to Nahma Ave to South Street to West St to Hiawatha Driveway

Families can park and wave along the route. Please wear your masks to model for our kids!

2. Tuesday, June 1st - Third Grade Talent Show - Mrs.Furniss's class at 1:00pm, Video will be shared with all families.

3. Thursday, June 3rd - Third Grade Talent Show - Mrs. O’Donald's class at 1:00pm, Video will be shared with all families.

4. Friday, June 4th - Third Grade Talent Show - Mr. Cunningham's class at 1:00pm, Video will be shared with all families.


Field Day - Students should wear light, comfortable clothing, bring sunscreen and a water bottle.

5. Monday, June 14th - Whole School Picnic - burgers/veggie burgers, pasta salad, chips or goldfish, watermelon, milk, and a frozen treat!

6. Tuesday, June 15th

  • Step Up Day at 9:00-9:30am

    • All students "step up" to meet their new teacher

    • Third Graders go to Fleming for Step Up and tour 8:30-10:00am

  • Third Grade Cheer at 1:00-1:30pm

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Message from Mrs. Weston

Greetings Hiawatha Families,

We are so proud of your children. They have worked, played and persevered through a pandemic. In our last SEL standard, we have learned about conflict resolution. Students have addressed some of the following learning targets:

  • I can think and talk about behavior choices in my life and stories.

  • I can notice when there is a problem in my life and in stories.

  • I can describe different choices about how to solve a problem.

  • With support as needed, I can apologize to help solve a problem.

  • With support as needed, I can offer to help somebody if I have caused a problem.

  • I can ask for what I need to solve a problem.

Your children learned that there are three steps to apologizing. They are: saying I’m sorry; asking if the other person is okay; offering to help fix the problem.

Ask your children to show you the three steps to apologizing using American Sign Language. Please know that we are proud of the students and their work in learning to resolve conflicts.

Take Care, Alice

Community Events

Free Books for Children!

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high quality books to children from birth to age 5, no matter their family's income. If you are interested in learning more about this program or would like to sign your children up for this wonderful opportunity, click on the link below.

Mrs. Harvey's class invited family members to" Zoom in" and do a whole class read aloud.

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Important Dates:

May 31: Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL