The Hiawatha Buzz!

May 7, 2021

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

Principal's Message

Dear families and caregivers,

This week was Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. I am humbled by the dedication, resilience, love, strength and empathy our faculty and staff has towards our kids, families and each other. Hiawatha is truly a special place. A very special thank you to our amazing PTO for honoring our teachers and staff this week and throughout the month of May! This week faculty and staff were treated to Starbucks! Next week, it is lunch from Bliss Bee.

We appreciate the support and love!

Enjoy the weekend and sunnier weather!


Messages of Appreciation

Virtual Lost and Found

Dear Hiawatha Families,

Click the link below to see what we have in our Virtual Lost & Found. Please contact Michelle via email at if you see something that is yours.

Lost and Found

Happy Children's Day!

Community Events

Spring Guided Hike Series with Madeline McHose

Sponsored by EJRP

All Ages welcome!

Birchwood Manor Open Space - Sat. May 8th at 3PM

Mathieu Town Forest - Sat. May 22nd at 3PM

National Trail Day Hike - Sat. June 5th at 3PM

Pre-Register at


The 2021 Essex Rec Summer Specialty Camp and Swim brochure is available online now!

Visit for our full offering of Sports, Fitness, STEM, and Art camps, along with our swim lessons and season passes for both Maple Street and Sand Hill Pools! Brochures are being printed and will be delivered to all Essex residents in the next two weeks.

We're most excited to bring back some of our favorite summer specialty camps from years past like Tina Logan's Fun with Fiber Camp and Drawing and Painting Camp, or Bob Gurwicz's Rocketry Camp! We also have plenty of new offerings like Culinary Adventures with Railroad and Main owner Courtney Roman and our first ever Soccer Sparks offering for 9-12-year-olds!

We're pleased to share that beginning this year you will no longer need a physical pool pass in order to enter either community pool! Patrons with season passes will be able to access their pools by using any photo ID (ages 16+) or answering some simple personal questions (under 16). No more paying to reprint passes or scrambling to remember which pass belongs with each kid!

Registration is available online at, over the phone Mon-Fri, 8 am-4 pm at 878-1376, or in-person Mon-Fri, 10 am-2 pm at 75 Maple Street.

Thank you Hiawatha PTO for your tasty treats from Starbucks to all the Teachers and staff!

Important Dates:

May 11: HIA PTO virtual meeting from 6:00PM to 7:00PM