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hiawatha_muralHiawatha Elementary School

97 Patchogue-Holbrook Road
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Principal: Ms. Kathleen O'Farrell
Principal's Aide: Lori Onesto
Phone: (631) 471-1830
Fax: (631) 467-3861

School Hours: 9:15 am -3:15 pm

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Hiawatha staff, parents, and community members is to ensure the development of a
wholesome and contributing member of society who has the zest
and skills for a lifelong learning. This will be achieved by a motivated team of adults
and children working in a nurturing safe environment using a relevant
and comprehensive curriculum.



In the News

Sachem Students Absorb Storm Science

Sachem Students Absorb Storm Science photo
The science behind weather events wowed second-grade students in Tiffany Cioffi’s class at Hiawatha Elementary School as the students participated in an engaging STEAM experiment creating a rain cloud simulation in a jar.

As part of a science unit focusing on weather, students have been actively observing weather patterns, identifying different types of precipitation and learning how the water cycle works. The experiment began with a mason jar partially filled with water, representing air. Then shaving cream was added on top of the water to represent clouds. In a separate container, water and food coloring were mixed together to represent rain.

Simulating the process in which clouds become oversaturated and begin to rain, the student scientists used an eyedropper to carefully drop water onto the cloud until it reached the point of saturation and leaked through the shaving cream cloud into the water below, simulating rainfall. 

Acting as true scientists, the students used data collected during their experiment to draw conclusions about why a cloud starts to rain. 


Learning Grows with Hiawatha’s Great Pumpkin

Learning Grows with Hiawatha’s Great Pumpkin photo

Hiawatha Elementary School kindergarten students were greeted by a great surprise as they participated in a fall-themed activity focused on identifying unique properties of pumpkins.

The students recited a poem and sprinkled a field outside the school with special pumpkin glitter in hopes the Great Pumpkin from the infamous Charlie Brown story would bring pumpkins overnight. The next day students were pleasantly surprised when a pumpkin patch blanketed the field where they had spread the glitter the day before. 

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Cerullo’s class began conducting several experiments – including observations of their pumpkins, describing their unique characteristics and measuring the pumpkins’ height and width with cubes. Continuing their observations, students placed their pumpkins into tubs of water, discovering their buoyancy.  

Following the activity, students were given the opportunity to take home their pumpkins to continue the fall-themed fun.