The Hiawatha Buzz!

March 17th, 2023

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

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Principal's Message

Dear Hiawatha Community,

A huge thank you to Ashley Arcovitch, from our PTO and Susie Snow, our Librarian. The Cardboard Challenge was a huge success. We look forward to seeing families at Family Conferences next week.

Take care,


Important Dates

Green Mtn Sing

March 21st from 7:55 to 8:25 AM


Family Conferences

March 23rd from 5:00 to 8:00 PM


March 24th - NO SCHOOL - please plan accordingly


Fine Arts Night

Wednesday, April 19th at 5:30 PM at HIgh School gym

Mini Milers information

Mini Milers registration is live now through March 25th!

Join us on Mondays, starting April 3rd, for fitness and fun! Sign up your K-3 student now at: Scholarships available, contact for details.

Adult Leader volunteers still needed. This is a great way to spend time with your Mini MIler and get to know the community. Sign up here:

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Message from Ms. Gengras in art!

Hiawatha artists have finally finished their Square1Art masterpieces. They have been working so hard, so it was time to create something exciting this week... model magic finger puppets! Although students could choose to make something else, most of them decided to make a fun finger puppet using mixed media. They had tons of materials to "shop for" and choose from. If students finished before art class was over, they drew a picture of their puppet character. Students had a blast and are eager to work with other types of clay in the coming weeks.

Cassandra Gengras


Art Educator

Hiawatha School

Room B2/ext. 7765
(802) 881-8885


No RED bus on 3/27, 3/28, and 3/29

Students from Julie Furniss's class had their first interaction with a book in hand. They worked SO well in their partnerships and found ways to support each other while working together! I was SO impressed and proud!

Cardboard challenge fun!

Cold Weather Clothing Reminder

During the Winter months, please remember to send your student to school every day with the items listed below.

We go outside every day when the wind chill temperature has our "Feels like" temperature higher than zero degrees.

  • hat
  • pair of gloves or mittens
  • coat
  • snow pants
  • boots
  • change of clothes
  • indoor shoes

If students do not have boots and snow pants, they will still go outside but need to stay on paved areas of the playground during recess. This is done to keep them dry.

Please pack indoor shoes for your student to wear inside the school building. Wearing wet snow boots is not only uncomfortable but makes for wet floors, which can lead to injury.

Need Winter Clothing Items?

If you need assistance with obtaining winter gear, please contact Mrs. Grykien or Nurse Reyna. Health Office: (802) 857-7740.

more cardboard challenge fun!

Hot lunch Menu

Click the link below for the hot lunch menu, be sure to select the correct month in the top right corner. The menu can also be found on our website :-)


Community News

Essex Little League Softball is open for registration to girls ages 6-12 (as of Jan 1, 2023). This opportunity is open to girls in both the City of Essex Jct and the Town of Essex. Any questions or to sign up go to

Thank you!

Nick Hendry
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