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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

Home of the Huskies...




 Important Flyers

Academic Fair 2018

Pennies for Patients Overview

Hershey Park Discount Flyer and Order Form (Due March 9th)

1st Grade Grandparents Day

Huga Tuga Book Order Form

February Community Service Flyer

Physical Education Guidelines and Procedures 2017-18 (English)

Physical Education Guidelines and Procedures 2017-18 (Spanish)

50 Questions to Ask Kids

ENL Parent Portal Workshop - English Flyer

ENL Parent Portal Workshop - Spanish Flyer

Flu Guide For Parents

Safety Letter - English

Safety Letter - Spanish

Stuff-A-Husky Order Form

PTA Spiritwear Order Form


Important News for 5th Grade Parents


5th Grade NYC Trip Chaperone Letter

Recycling Contest

Guess Who Yearbook Page

Congratulatory Yearbook Booster Page

Welcome 5th Grade Parents

5th Grade Fundraising

Hiawatha Husky Magnet

5th Grade T-Shirt



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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

Board Recognizes Special Students at February Meeting

Board Recognizes Special Students at February Meeting photo

At their February meeting, the Sachem Board of Education recognized several talented student-musicians from across the district and three student groups for their volunteer efforts.

Beginning the special recognitions, Chairperson for Secondary Music Dr. Justin Comito announced the students who were selected to take part in this year’s All-County and All-State music festivals. Those chosen for the prestigious concerts ranged from grades six to 12 and included both instrumental and vocal performers. 

Sachem High School East Student Government members were honored as well. The students were commended for organizing the annual Thanksgiving food drive, which garnered enough food to feed 300 families in need throughout the Sachem community. 

Also recognized were Merrimac Elementary School students Gabriel Nagel and Sarah Nagel, who coordinated their school’s “Kicking for a Cause” fundraiser to benefit victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The siblings inspired their peers to donate hundreds of nonperishable food items. Additionally, the members of Merrimac’s Student Lighthouse Team were recognized for their coat drive that yielded more than 150 coats and 200 winter accessories for families in need. 

Concluding the special recognitions, Hiawatha Elementary School second-grade teachers and student class representatives were honored for their monthly volunteer projects that have benefited countless people throughout the Sachem community and beyond. The group collected more than 40 boxes of coats, made holiday cards for veterans and collected items to donate to pediatric cancer patients to make their hospital stays more comfortable. 

Hiawatha Students Talk Pencil Drawing

Hiawatha Students Talk Pencil Drawing photo
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A special gift presented to Hiawatha Elementary School Principal Kathleen O’Farrell and art teacher Nicole Healey recently sparked a special conversation about the intricacies of pencil drawing with students in art class. 

Yvonne Pineiro, a grandmother of two Hiawatha students and a local artist, presented the school with a detailed pencil drawing of the school’s mascot, the Hiawatha Husky. Pineiro was inspired to draw the husky because of her grandchildren’s love for their school.

Ms. Healey has put the drawing on display in the art room and has used the work to educate each grade level on the art of pencil drawing and the level of difficulty associated with the medium. 

Sachem Students Create Connections

Sachem Students Create Connections photo

A sense of community radiated throughout the halls of Hiawatha Elementary School as the Peer Education class from Sachem High School North visited to share a special lesson with fourth- and fifth-grade students.

During the event, High School North seniors in Jonathan Chiaramonte’s Peer Education class delivered an important message about acceptance – noting that everyone has more in common than one may sometimes think. With the assistance of the high school mediators, students participated in a collection of classroom activities that made them more familiar with their fellow classmates. 

One game incorporated a numbered beach ball and each number correlated with different questions for the students to answer. Students shared things that they were afraid of, their initial feelings on moving up to the next grade level and people who inspire them. Another activity, named Cross the Line, called for students to listen to a series of questions and take a step forward when they identified with the question.

“Activities like Cross the Line give students the chance to get to know their peers on a different level,” said senior Nick Cariello. “Through their participation, they learn that we share similar qualities, feelings and experiences.” 

Concluding the day’s activities, students returned to their classrooms where they reflected upon their experiences from a day of recognizing the commonalities that exist among their peers. 

Goldilocks Goes on Trial

Goldilocks Goes on Trial photo

The multipurpose room at Hiawatha Elementary School transformed into a courtroom as fourth- and fifth-grade students participated in mock trial proceedings, where the famous storybook character Goldilocks was tried for her suspected crimes against the Three Bears.

To prepare for the event, the students worked with lawyer Glen Vogel to learn about fundamentals of the American legal system and take part in various activities to reinforce the concepts. The students then put their newfound knowledge to the test by acting out a fictitious case based on a series of famous children’s books. Each student assumed different roles in the mock courtroom as they brought the scripted trial to life. 

A jury composed of third-grade students listened to testimony from the cast, which included the Three Bears, Chicken Little, the Big Bad Wolf and Goldilocks herself. The activity provided students an opportunity to strengthen public speaking skills and the ability to identify characters’ points of view through analyzing questions and answers. 

Each separate class trial was overseen by a special guest judge, including Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Graham who oversaw one class’ proceedings as the students continued their theatrical legal lesson.