Principals' Corner

Greetings Wonderful Families,


As the weather gets chillier, please, be sure your child is dressed properly for recess. Students are outside everyday unless raining or temperatures fall below -10.

Parent/Teacher Conferences went well. We had a great turn out and are close to our 100% participation. If you were unable to make your conference or have not scheduled a time, it’s not too late! Please call to set something up to meet in person or by phone.

Please look at the Important Dates for November. If you did not receive a school calendar, please let the office know and we will be sure to include one in your child’s back pack.

Our After School Program including ALC, GEMS/GISE, and kindergarten Lego Club is off to a good start. We have wonderful staff who are working with our students in these programs. The Afterschool Leads for Hiawatha are Catherine Grimshaw and Eric Starke while the Howe Leads are Jan Bauer and Ava Rolf. If you have any questions, please direct them to these staff members. The Howe program runs Monday- Wednesday and the Hiawatha program runs Tuesday & Wednesday.

Native American Family Involvement Day is November 15th. We invite our Native American families in to have lunch with your children. Please call the office for your child’s lunch time if you don’t already know when they eat. Additionally, on November 13th there is a Sampson Brothers performance for students at both campuses.

Also on the 15th, we will be hosting Turkey Bingo at Hiawatha School for ALL of our Hiawatha/Howe families. There will be a light dinner from 6:00-6:30 and Bingo played from 6:30-7:30. Lisa Horn, Family Liaison, has been very busy getting donations from our community. There will be several gift cards, frozen turkeys, and other prizes. We hope to see you there spending a fun evening with other Hiawatha Community families.

November is always a reminder for us to count our blessings and be thankful for all of the things we have. We are so thankful for parents for providing our school with time, talent, and treasure! We are so thankful for our wonderful students who are caring and bright, and we are so thankful for the dedicated staff we have to support our students and families.


Kevin Oldenburg & Lillie Pang