Welcome to the Hiawatha Elementary

Parent Teacher Organization

We are a Parent-Teacher Organization, or PTO. 
As a parent or person affiliated with the school, you are already a member!
(Unlike a PTA, there are no dues to be a part of this organization.)

We welcome your input, suggestions, and volunteerism!

Studies show that KIDS with involved parents DO BETTER in School!

Learn what is happening “behind the scenes” at school.

Help us provide recognition and special activities for the whole school and staff.

Featured Events

Important Dates


PTO Meeting Dates

All PTO meetings are 6:30-7:30 pm in the school IMC/Library. All are welcome to come and listen and/or participate!

  • Thursday,  September 26, 2019
  • Tuesday,  November 19, 2019
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Tuesday,  April 28, 2020

School & PTO Activities for 2019-2020

Teacher Meet & Greet – Thursday, August 22, 4-6 pm
Parent Night – after school starts
Cougar Chase – September 20 (Rain Date 9/27)
Fall Festival/Family Bingo – Friday, October 25
Conference Meals – October
Spring Fling/Glow Party – Friday, April 24, 6-7:30 pm
Staff Appreciation – 1st Week of May
Hy-Vee Coupon Book Sale – Starts January
Spirit Movie Nights – October 4, February 7, May 1

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Volunteer with Hiawatha PTO!

Without YOU, we cannot hold our fun family events and raise money for our teachers! 

You MUST fill out the Cedar Rapids School District’s Online Volunteer Application 3 days before volunteering.  Click Here.

Only online applications are accepted.  Volunteer applications need to be renewed every year.

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Hiawatha Elementary School Information

Morning Routine

(Please, PLEASE DO NOT PARK  or get out of your car in the horseshoe drive in front of the school! It blocks the buses.) 

Breakfast Drop Off:  Opens at 8:2l0 am
Non-Breakfast Drop Off:  8:30-8:40 am

School Hours:  8:50 am – 3:50 pm
Early Dismissal every Friday:  8:50 am – 2:20 pm
Late Start Hours:  10:50 am – 3:50 pm

Map for 603 Emmons St Hiawatha IA 52233

Dismissal Routine

Grades K-2

will be dismissed south of the primary wing, labeled with the #1 on the map.  Families with children in both the K-2 and 3-5 wings are asked to pick up both of their children in the area labeled #1 on the map.

Grades 3-5

Some parents use the staff parking lot to pick up their 3-5 grade students. If parents use this parking lot, please know that students will be called in an orderly fashion from the waiting labeled #2 on the attached map.  There will be staff members standing at each x on the map to call children to cars.

Daycare Vans

The areas of 9th Avenue, labeled #3 on the attached map, are only for daycare vans registered with the school.

Do Not Park in the Horseshoe

From 3:15-4:00 pm, the area labeled #4 on the map, will be coned off for school bus parking only.


Dismissal Map