Principal's Corner

Dear Hiawatha and Howe Families,

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of December and gearing up for a brand New Year! This is a great time to reflect on all that we have accomplished this year and what is still ahead for all of us.

This year we turned 100 years old! This year we received our Full Kitchen and New Lunchroom! We had a very successful Option Day, Move-a-thon and other school/classroom events.

 We have fabulous parents and volunteers! Your involvement at our school is amazing! It is truly a Team Effort and we value what you bring to our team!

Our students are the BEST! Our students are kind and considerate to others. Our students are helpful in the classroom and are helpful to each other in many ways. In a world that is filled with discourse, it is always heartwarming to see the children treat each other with empathy, compassion and friendship.

We also have the most amazing staff! Our teachers are hardworking and passionate about what they do. You all don’t get to see what happens “behind the scenes”, but please know that we have staff early in the morning and long after our students go home preparing for your children’s learning.

In January, our K-2 students will be taking the FAST assessment again. We will compare the results of the assessment given in fall to winter. You will receive the results of the assessment in your child’s report card the first week of February. Our 3-5 students will take the OLPA assessment and results will also go home with students in the next report card. Our students will also be tested for their F&P reading levels and our students in kindergarten will be taking the COM (Concepts of Math). Teachers will be communicating to parents through classroom Newsletters, report cards, or other notes about these classroom results.

We all wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season filled with laughter, love and fun! Hope you all get a chance to do some of these fun activities with your child over the next 2 weeks:

  1. Go ice-skating! We have over 47 outdoor rinks in Minneapolis.
  2. Visit an indoor park.
  3. Go to the Library.
  4. Museums!
  5. Indoor water parks.
  6. Build a snowman/snow fort/sledding
  7. Cuddle up with a good movie or book and have some hot cocoa!

We will see your students back in school on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 as Monday, January 2nd is the New Year’s Day Holiday.


Principal Regnier and Principal Oldenburg