Principal's Corner

Dear Hiawatha and Howe Families,

It is hard to believe that we are already to the month of March. We were quite spoiled with some really nice weather in February and we all thought just maybe spring was coming early….Not true- we do live in Minnesota!

Last month, we sent out a Budget Survey to families. We had 115 surveys turned in from both sites. We shared the survey information with Site Council and also at the February 21st PTO Meeting. The information gathered will help us as we move forward with the school budgets. School Budgets come in on March 1st and they will be due back to the District Office on March 17th. We will try very hard to keep our resources similar to what we have had.

Howe Conferences were well attended in February. Hiawatha will have conferences on March 23, 27 or 30th  from 4:00-7:30 p.m. Teachers have or will be sending home information about how to sign up for a conference electronically.

We have been in contact with Author and Illustrator Nancy Carlson. The plan is for her to come to Hiawatha and Howe and do a presentation for our students on where she gets her ideas and imagination from when she writes and how to draw the characters from her books. As soon as we have a date confirmed we will be letting families know- looking at March 28th.

We needed to re-schedule our Book Give Away dates. The new date for Book Give Away is March 2nd (also Dr. Seuss’s Birthday)   and the Book Exchange will be March 21st.  Thank you to our PTO for providing the books for the Book Give Away. If your child wants to participate in the Book Exchange they can bring in a book in good condition that they would like to exchange for another book. Books can come to the classroom anytime and the teachers will hold them until the event with their name.

International Heritage Night will be on March 8th. There are still multiple volunteer opportunities. Please check out the PTO website and sign up genius to see how you can help make this event as spectacular as it was last year.

We Need a Photo of Your Child

Howe Drama is performing a play called Library Boogie on March 24th.  Each year we ask all parents (K-5) to send in a picture that goes with the play’s theme.  This year we're asking you to send a picture of your child with their favorite book.  All photos will be in a slideshow at the end of the performance. Please submit your photo to us by March 17th at:

Here is hoping that winter is soon a fond memory and spring is here!


Principal Regnier and Principal Oldenburg