The Hiawatha Buzz!

April 9, 2021

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

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Principal's Message

Dear families and caregivers,

We celebrated yet another 100 bees this week and took advantage of the glorious weather! We had multiple student requests for the celebration to be extra recess time.

This week during our whole school meeting our learning targets were:

  • 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.

We discussed how our actions and words can have a positive or negative impact on others. We also talked about how we have a choice in how we decide to respond to a problem. There are pros and cons to our choices. Next week we will continue this discussion with a whole school book read.

I hope everyone enjoyed the sunshine this week and continues to do so! Tomorrow is going to be beautiful!

Take great care,


mrs. seaman's outdoor artists!

Kindergarten Orientation Night Tuesday April 27th 6:00-6:45

We will be hosting a virtual Kindergarten Orientation Night on April 27th from 6:00 - 6:45 via Zoom. We welcome all incoming 2021-2022 Kindergarten parents and guardians to attend. Come see what your child will be learning and meet the phenomenal faculty and staff that will help make Kindergarten a great success!

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Message from Ms. Weston

Greetings Hiawatha Families,

You can be very proud of your children. They have worked hard to understand that behavioral actions have consequences on others. We are now moving into SEL Standard 9. In this standard, we are learning some specifics of decision making. We are learning to consider pros and cons of decisions, and how different decisions may impact others. Below are the schoolwide learning targets for Standard 9.

  • 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.

  • I can describe the problem solving steps, with support as needed.

  • I can follow the problem solving steps to solve different problems, or ask for adult help when needed.

Our vocabulary for this standard are:

  • Problem - something that is hard to deal with or figure out an answer to, it might make you feel worried or stressed

  • Solve/Solution: to think of the best answer to a problem/what somebody did to get an answer to a problem

  • Pros and Cons: The good or helpful and bad or not helpful consequences to a decision.

To support this work at home, please continue to talk with your children about decisions and pros and cons of various decisions. Children learn so much from watching adults think out loud, so model your thinking when you are making a decision. Let your children know when you have a problem in your life. It supports their understanding that problems are universal when you let your’s be transparent. Can your children help you make decisions to solve problems?

Please be in touch if there’s anything you would like to discuss.

Take care! Alice Weston

Extra outside fun from mrs morgan's class!

Whole School Zooms Tuesdays!

If there is a student home on a Tuesday due to quarantining or illness, they are more than welcome to join in on the Whole School zoom from home!

Here is the information to get to the Whole School zoom on Tuesday mornings at 7:55AM to 8:10AM.

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 802 857 7736 Passcode: HIA One tap mobile +13126266799,,8028577736# US (Chicago) +19294362866,,8028577736# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 802 857 7736 Find your local number:

Hiawatha friends selling "ice cream and lollipops" together!

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HIAwatha PTO meeting

Nikki Mayhue is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Nikki Mayhue's Zoom Meeting
Time: Apr 13, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 459 748 8880
Passcode: pto
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,4597488880#,,,,*484633# US (New York)
+13017158592,,4597488880#,,,,*484633# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 459 748 8880
Passcode: 484633
Find your local number:

mrs. stevens friends enjoying extra outside time!

Important Outcomes for Equity in the EWSD

Students, teachers, school leaders and community members are invited to participate in focus groups to help the EWSD continue to make progress towards becoming an equitable, anti-racist school district.

District leadership wants to be able to best tell the story of where we are succeeding and where we need to continue to change and grow. As we look to issue an annual equity report, we need community input to decide what information goes into the report, how best to present it, and how to make sure it is helping us reach our vision.

We hope you will join us for one of the upcoming focus groups on April 29, May 3 or May 11 from 5:30-7PM. (All groups will be held virtually via Zoom.) Click here to register.

Outdoor Prek explorers!

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Invite from Fleming School PTO to 3rd grade families


The Fleming PTO would like to invite you all to our Virtual April meeting. We will meet Wednesday April 14th at 5:30pm via Zoom (link below). This is a time where you can meet Matt Roy, Fleming Principal, as well as Summit Street families and our current board.

Given the current events our PTO meetings have been mostly a time where Mr. Roy can update us on what’s going on at school and what’s to come. We as a board decided last Fall not to do any fundraisers this year so we haven’t had much to discuss.

We will have board positions available in the Fall as two members will be moving on to ADL.

If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please do not hesitate to reach out to the board via email at We look forward to seeing you all!

Thank you,

Liz Miller, President

Pat Murray, Vice President

Beth Knox, Treasurer

Mary Towle-Hilt, Secretary

Liz Miller is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Fleming PTO Meeting

Time: Apr 14, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 840 0224 5127

Passcode: 0000



A Note from Mrs. Reed

Does your child love to sing? There is a wonderful opportunity for students in Grades 2 - 5 to be part of a new Summer Singing Camp taking place in Burlington during the month of July. As a Co- Director of the camp, I encourage you to consider having your musical child(ren) participate!

Please see the attached brochure for details about the camps and the link to register. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact me (

*2021 GBCC Summer Camp.pdf

If the summer camp does not work for your schedule, please consider having your child join the newly formed Greater Burlington Children's Chorus that will be starting in the fall.The website for the Chorus is:The Greater Burlington Children's Chorus

Important Dates:

April 13: HIA PTO virtual meeting from 6:00PM to 7:00PM

April 19 - 23: Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

April 27: Virtual Kindergarten Orientation Night Tuesday from 6:00PM - 6:45PM