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hiawatha_muralHiawatha Elementary School

97 Patchogue-Holbrook Road
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Principal: Mr. Joseph Watson

Principal's Aide: Mrs. Lori Onesto

Principal's Aide for Humanities: Mrs. Charlene Amendola & Mrs. Lori Papagni

Principal's Aide for STEAM: Mrs. Kendra Bernagozzi & Mrs. Kyle James


Phone: (631) 471-1830
Fax: (631) 467-3861

School Hours: 8:50 am -3:20 pm

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Sachem Transportation 631-471-1380

S.C.O.P.E. (Before/After Care) 631-360-0802


Hiawatha Calendar - November 2022

Hiawatha Calendar - October 2022

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In the News

Bus Safety Campaign Rolls Out

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The Sachem Central School District welcomed BusPatrol, the leading stop-arm enforcement technology provider, to Hiawatha Elementary School on Oct. 21 to roll out its ‘Thumbs Up’ campaign. District leaders, elected officials, local law enforcement and PTA representatives joined BusPatrol to launch the program that works to educate students on the rules of the road surrounding bus safety. The launch came during National School Bus Safety Week.

“From our view, every week should be school bus safety week because our charge is to always keep our students and staff safe,” Hiawatha Elementary School Principal Joe Watson said.

The Thumbs Up campaign puts a focus on students, encouraging them to make the right choices and follow instructions from their bus drivers to keep themselves and their peers safe. BusPatrol has developed educational content including animated videos and activity books that were distributed to students at Hiawatha as part of the launch.

Date Added: 10/24/2022

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

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The Sachem Central School District recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month across its buildings. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and honors the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens who have Hispanic roots.

Many activities and lessons revolving around Hispanic Heritage Month took place across Sachem. For example, many art classes worked on projects inspired by Hispanic artists. At Hiawatha Elementary School, Ms. Patricia Puls’ students reimagined the Mona Lisa after viewing Fernando Botero’s version of the iconic painting and painted butterflies inspired by Lourdes Villagomez. Additionally, fifth graders created geometric animals inspired by the artist, Okuda San Miguel.

Elementary school counselor Mr. Justin Morales led assemblies that recognized the contributions of iconic musicians of Latin culture. At Lynwood Avenue Elementary School, Mr. Morales discussed the impact of artists including Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and Selena. Additionally, he taught students how to salsa dance, with the help of a special guest, Mr. Morales’ mother.

At Tamarac Elementary School, award-winning author Adriana Devers visited students and read one of her stories. During the read aloud, she taught students words in Spanish and embraced the Hispanic culture that influenced her writing.

The Foreign Language Honor Society at Sachem High School North held an event to teach their peers about Hispanic Heritage Month. They created a “live museum,” dressing up and acting as famous Hispanic Americans. Spanish classes walked through the museum, asking questions about each individual.

Students were eager to learn about the Hispanic culture and the many contributions made by Hispanic Americans. The districtwide celebrations embraced diversity and history.

Check out some photos of the celebrations across our buildings below!

Date Added: 10/20/2022

Dunk the Principal

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Students at Hiawatha Elementary School were excited to “dunk” their principal, thanks to a recent PTA membership drive. Principal Joe Watson stepped into the dunk tank, complete with a bathing suit, flippers and life vest. The student body gathered outdoors to watch Mrs. Lewis and Ms. Rostkowski’s fourth grade class have a chance at dunking Mr. Watson underwater.

Mrs. Lewis and Ms. Rostkowski’s class recently had the most parents sign up for the PTA during its membership drive. As the winning class, they had to opportunity to dunk the principal during this fun, end-of-school-day event.

Date Added: 10/14/2022

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