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2020-2021 School Year Calendar
September 16th Start - 170 Days
English - Spanish
Reopening Our Schools Safely
Reopening Communications and More
Visit Our Reopening Page
Reopening Technical Support
School Issued Laptops, Connecting - More!
School Year Announcements
Aborn Staff would like to wish our families and the extended LPS Community a Merry Everything and a Happy Always. Be safe and enjoy your Holidays! We will see you on the flip side of this very challenging year.

"Schoology" Parent Access Update - October 6, 2020

Your student's school will be reaching out to you by the end of next week with an access code for "Schoology". If you do not receive an access code by October 9th, reach out to your child's homeroom teacher. At the secondary level, you only need 1 access code and all courses will be loaded.

This account will allow you to see the work your child has submitted, discussions they have participated in, school updates, and also provides the ability to message staff at the school. Multiple children can be added to one parent account.

The following are videos (Part 1 and Part 2) showing how to set up your account and take advantage of all the "Schoology" features available to you.

LPS Parent Access Video - Part 1 - English
LPS Parent Access Video - Part 1 - Spanish

LPS Parent Access Video - Part 2 - English
LPS Parent Access Video - Part 2 - Spanish

Parents How To Register and View Your Child's Activity:
Download the Step by Step Instructions Here. (English and Spanish)

How To Set Up Your New Laptop - English Version
Cómo configurar su nueva computadora portátil - Versión en español
New "Schoology" How To Videos Have Been Posted!
Visit Our Technology Page Here!

August 31, 2020

Dear Aborn Families,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of you to the Aborn School Community. Our staff has been working incredibly hard to prepare for this very unique beginning of school.

As you may already know, the Lynn Public Schools will begin the 20-21 school year remotely.  Remote learning is students engaged in their classes and completing assignments from a remote location, not from inside the school. Although we will be learning remotely, the attendance policy has not changed. It remains the same as in previous years. 

This school year will look very different as we move into teaching and learning. We have adopted a Learning Management System for Lynn Public Schools called"Schoology".  A learning management system is an online application that allows for the administration of educational courses, providing teaching and learning opportunities anytime, from anywhere. Your child will be taught using "Schoology", Monday-Friday, throughout the school day and beyond. "Schoology" can be accessed through a desktop, laptop, or through the web browser on an iPad or tablet. 

Students will access "Schoology" by logging onto:

student’s email address:
stu------@lynnschools.org (6 digit ID# follows stu)

Please contact the school if you do not know your child’s unique ID number. Beginning on September 16th, once they are logged in, their courses will be loaded on this page and they will have access to school updates. More information will follow, including videos on how to log in.

Students in grades 3-12 should have already received their district issued loaner laptops at this time. If you have not had this opportunity, please contact your building principal and they will provide dates, times, and locations for pickup. Devices have been ordered for students in grades K-2, we will notify families when those arrive. 

Starting September 23rd, the school day for Grades 1 - 5 at Aborn is Monday - Friday from 8:15 AM to 1:15 PM.. During that time, students will participate in teaching and learning based on the following times:
Morning Circle 30 minutes (5 days a week)
English Language Arts/Social Studies 120 minutes (5 days a week)
Math 90 minutes (3 days a week)
Math 60 minutes (2 days a week)
Science 30 minutes (2 days a week)
Brain Break 30 minutes (5 days a week)
Closing Circle 15 minutes (5 days a week)
The Kindergarten Schedule is based on an AM (8:15-10:30) or
PM (11:00-1:15) class with following time allotments. 
Morning Circle 30 minutes (5 days a week)
English Language Arts 45 minutes (5 days a week)
Screen Break 15 minutes (5 days a week)
Math 30 minutes (5 days a week)
Closing Circle 15 minutes (5 days a week)
The following are important contacts: (781) 477 - 7320
Principal Katia Spiess
extension 2501
Google Voice (for texts): (781) 309-7045
Clerk Leah Whitcomb
extension 2502
Nurse Atika Khemmich
extension 2503
Social Worker Jessie Conti
extension 2529
Technology Help Desk (781) 477 - 7342
Monday - Thursday: 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM - 12:45 PM
This is the first of multiple letters you will receive. We will share more information as it becomes available. One piece of information that is forthcoming is breakfast and lunch pick up locations. Please reach out with any questions/concerns. We thank you for your patience during this time.
Katia Spiess
Principal, M.Ed.
Aborn School

Welcome Aborn Student's! Watch My Video Welcome Here!

Aborn O.W.L.S - Students-of-the-Week
School Year 2020-2021
Congratulations To All!
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Room WEEK 13
  Student Student Student Student
1 - AM
# of Owls
Alden R.
Willbert P.
1 - PM
# of Owls
Thanh N.
Issac A.
6 - AM
# of Owls
Dylan R.
Geraldine S. 2nd    
6 - PM
# of Owls
Nicholas K.
Meghan K.
# of Owls
Gabriel RC.
Amira T.
# of Awards
Skye D.
Jeremiah C. 2nd    
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Hasya P.
Samantha T.
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Dashley M.
William P.
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Ian G.
Mali C.
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Marco E.
Oscar A.
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Waleska G.
Trevin B.
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Maynor P.
Kaitlyn N.
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Jayden C.
Jaycob B.
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Timothy S.
Caleb M.
Room WEEK 9
  Student Student Student Student
1 - AM Elyas A. Carter W. (#2) Judy S. Vivian L.
1 - PM Gerardy L. Jayden C. Rahil V. Marlon M.
2 Somally T Elfego Z Adrian F. Zachary E.
3 Angel A. Travyn S. Alina P. Benjamim C.
4 Adric F Samara J Rayan A. Jadiel D.
4- Music       Samantha R.
5 Eliany R Juelz M Kimberly M. Sofia Z.
6 - AM Roman C Olivia P Landon C (#2) Bryent R.
6 - PM Meghan K Willie O Scarlett T (#2) Nicholas K.
7 Penelope B Nessrine A Andrea R. Adian P.
8 Kaitlyn N Mark K. Sultan A. Ibrahima B. (#2)
9 Evan D. Joseph M. Mussa T. Tyrel N.
9-Music - - Brenda H.  
10 Emilio M Sarai P.M. Benjamin D Ariana E.
11 Camren W Hunter F. (#2) Jazlyn M. Ava H.
12 Liliana L Nicholas M Kaylia D (#2) Hunter C.
12-Music Jayon D - -  
Room WEEK 5
  Student Student Student Student
1 - AM Judy S. Charles T. Wilbert P. Kendell G.
1 - PM Issac A. Gerardy L. Thanh N. Issac A.
2 Amira T Brayden D. Jaxson D. Nya G.
3 Olivia P. Vincent A. Valery B. Joshua V.
4 Sophia K Audrina M Hannah T Isabella A
5 Kaily H Blake B Rylee C Jaden C
6 - AM Jonathan R. Dylan R Amiah M Landon C.
6 - PM Willie O. Emily L Scarlett T Emmanuel N.
7 Mae M. Amylynn B. Leilani M.
and Billy K
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8 Nylah P-S Aiden C. Mia S. Tyler A
9 Winybel O. Diana R. Joliyah V. Luis V.
10 Thuytien N. Nico G. Noah B Dhavani O
11 Arianna P Hunter F Abner P Hadley H
12 Logan B Gabby R Macayla B Khloe P
Room WEEK 4
1 - AM Mia A. Vivian L. Elyas A Carter W
1 - PM Rahil V. Jayden C. Marlon M Liam G
2 Soraya I. Lincoln S. Khadiatou B Jephtah A
3 Nathaniel M. Angela N. Jeremiah C. Maya V
4 Troy C. Thomas M. Chloe L Trevor C
5 Anastasia P. William J. Dania R Deandra R
6 - AM Roman C Olivia P. Bryent R Geraldine S-P
6 - PM Zachary Z. Nicholas K Meghan K Evelio M
7 Andrea R. Billy K. Adrian V. Kayling H-L
8 Madison S. Gianna G. Lexiana B. Ibrahima B
9 Iker R. Jacob S. Brenda H Kamilah V
10 Harrison H. Caroline B Aria M Oscar A
11 Josiah P. Fernalice V. Jerek C. Hadley H
12 Luis F. Melanny L. Ben R Kaylia D



Welcome To The Aborn Elementary School

Vision Statement
The Aborn Elementary School will help all students develop the ability to think critically and creatively, to solve problems individually and collaboratively, to appreciate and respect diversity, and to become productive, responsible, and responsive members of a global society.

September 2020

Dear Aborn Families,

We are about to embark on a truly remarkable journey! This journey will take us into uncharted waters, where it might feel like we are drowning. We may need a lifeline, because we feel like we cannot swim another stroke! The good news is that we are in this together! We are here to help you through this challenging time, answer questions as best we can, offer support, and make sure your child has what s/he needs to learn in this world of remote learning.

Many things will be different, but many things will be the same. Teachers will teach and children will learn. Children will read books and learn math facts, engage with science, participate in small group instruction and collaborative work, and nurture their sense of wonder and curiosity.

In this truly unprecedented time, we need to remember to hold tight to a set of core values that will help us navigate the uncertainty.

  • Flexibility - We do not know what we do not know! That makes it difficult to plan and anticipate where breakdowns may occur. Stay flexible. Be positive.

  • Forgiveness - You will make mistakes. Teachers will make mistakes. I will make mistakes. Assume best intentions, and know we are doing our best in our new reality.

  • Kindness - Practice kindness and compassion in times of crisis. We are forging new paths and need to make sure we don’t get stuck in the brambles.

  • Grace – Grace is neither earned nor deserved but given so that others may rise and find strength.

As a school, we believe deeply in our Vision Statement: We will help all students develop the ability to think critically and creatively, to solve problems individually and collaboratively, to appreciate and respect diversity, and to become productive, responsible, and responsive members of a global society. Thank you for this awesome opportunity to educate your child!

With gratitude and respect,
Katia Spiess
Principal, M.Ed.


Aborn Elementary School Information

Our School Information and Resource Links
Grades Offered
K - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
Phone (781) 477-7320
Fax (781) 581-1058
Address - Map Link 409 Eastern Avenue, Lynn, MA 01902
School Day Monday - Friday | 8:15 AM to 2:15 PM
Attendance If your child will be absent please call by 8:15 AM
Staff and Teacher List Current School Year
School Council Page Current School Year
School Improvement Plans 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Student Handbooks Read Our Introductory Letter and Handbook
Department of Education Profiles and Report Cards
Our Mass DOE Profile DOE Profile, MCAS and Other Info
Our DOE Report Card Our DOE Accountability Data
School Report Card Letter English Creole Khmer Portugese Spanish
  Link to School and District Report Cards
District MCAS Report Card MCAS Performance Report Card
District Report Card District Performance Report Card
Additional District Postings
LPS District Notices Additional Notices and Resources
Recording and Photographs Recording Remote Learning Lessons
Last Website Update February 17, 2021 8:52 AM
School Staff and Teacher List for 2020-2021

Our School Staff List With Email Links
Our Phone (781) 477-7320
Our Fax (781) 581-1058
Principal Katia Spiess
Clerk Leah Whitcomb
Adjustment Counselor Lori Alcock
School Nurse Atika Khemmich
Nurse Phone (781) 477-7320 extension 2503
School Social Worker Jessie Conti
Occupational Therapist Kerry Cook
Physical Therapist Mary-Jo McElligot
School Psychologist Kelsey Dill
Behavior Specialist Lori Alcock
Hearing Specialist Diane Lapierre
Community Outreach Para. Yris Chalas - (Spanish-Speaking)
MCAS Test Coordinator Katia Spiess
Lunch Chef Suzanne Dembowski
Custodian Karen DiLisio
Custodian Phone (781) 477-7320 extension 2519

Our School Teacher List With Email Links
Heather Angus Kindergarten Teacher Room 1
Daniela Zomosa Paraprofessional Room 1
Maureen Gallant Kindergarten Teacher Room 6
Debora Aguiar Paraprofessional Room 6
Grade 1
Donna Amico Grade One Teacher Room 2
Lauren Bucco Grade One Teacher Room 3
Grade 2
Brenda Anaya Grade Two Teacher Room 5
Jennifer Rubalcava Grade Two Teacher Room 4
Grade 3
Kathie Emmons Grade Three Teacher Room 9
Pauline Gikas Paraprofessional (1 on 1) Room 9
Caroline Crowley Mendes Grade Three Teacher Room 10
Grade 4
Andrea Marren Grade Four Teacher Room 7
Catherine Sheehan Grade Four Teacher Room 8
Grade 5
Jennie Hennessey Grade Five Teacher Room 12
Sharon Samuelson Grade Five Teacher Room 11
Julie Gagner ESL Teacher Lower Level
Math Curriculum Instruction
Sarah Drakopoulos Math CIT Floor 3
Bethany Kenney Music Teacher Lower Level
Physical Education
TBA Physical Ed. Teacher Lower Level
Pamela Bannister-Davis Reading Specialist Floor 3
Emma Dusenbury Speech Teacher Lower Level
Special Education
Jocelyn Donovan Special Ed. Teacher Floor 3
Maria Hamelers Special Ed. Teacher Floor 3


Last Website Update February 17, 2021 8:52 AM
Welcome To Aborn's Resource Page

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- What's Happening This Month At School
Book Icon Academics and Curriculum
- Curriculum Guides
- Student Handbooks
- Summer Reading Information
- Superintendent's District Handbook Letter (English and Spanish)
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Portuguese Spanish
COVID-19 Fact Sheet - English COVID-19 Fact Sheet - Spanish
Running Icon Extra Curricular Activities
Arts & Crafts Boys Basketball Girls Basketball
Computer Club GE Math Club LEGO Club
Running Club Writing Club  
Blog Icon Google School Calendar
- Select the "Agenda" tab for a complete list view of events.
Clipboard Icon LPS Policies, Codes and Forms
- Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Our Policy
- Common School Policies, Codes and Forms
School House Icon For Parents
- "Supporting Your Child In Mathematics" - A Parents Guide
English Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
Spanish Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
School Desk Icon For Students
Facebook Icon Social Media
- Important Memo Regarding Cell Phone And Social Media - November 2019
- The LPS Facebook Page Has Our Art-Photo Postings and More!
Dance Icon Special Projects and Presentation Archive
- Our School Brochure "Aborn At A Glance"
Last Page Update: February 17, 2021 8:52 AM
Welcome to the Aborn School Council Webpage
School Council Members and Meetings - School Year 2020 - 2021
Name School or Community Position
Katia Spiess Principal
Heather Angus Teacher
Jennie Hennessey Teacher
Catherine Sheehan Teacher
Sandy Anshewitz Parent
Stephanie Gallo Parent
Brandy Rodriguez Parent
Casey Foote Community
Josie Santos/Al Wilson Community
2020-2021 - Meeting Dates and Agenda
All Meetings are from 6 PM unti 7 PM
Meeting Minutes  
Monday, October 19, 2020 Meeting Minutes  
Monday, December 14, 2020 Meeting Minutes  
Monday, March 22, 2021    
Monday, June 14, 2021    
Past Meeting Dates and Agenda Past Meeting Minutes  
October 21, 2019 Meeting Minutes  
December 16, 2019 - 6 PM Meeting Minutes  
March 16, 2020 Cancelled Due To CV-19
May 18, 2020 Cancelled Due To CV-19
January 28, 2019 Meeting Minutes  
March 25, 2019 Cancelled  
June 10, 2019 Meeting Minutes  
July 22, 2019
Meeting Minutes  
About School Councils
A school council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, community members and, at the secondary level, students, required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C.

It is important to note the School Council plays an advisory role in assisting the building principal to organize and implement a School Improvement Plan which not only addresses the areas in which the school intends to comply with the requirements of the Educational Reform Act, but also how the school intends to meet those system-wide goals and policies adopted by the school committee. Membership will consist of the principal, teachers, parents, students and community members.
Our Art, Photo and Video Facebook Postings
Art Camera Video Recent Art, Photo and Video Facebook Postings
Posting Type Description Date
Video Our Grade 5 Graduation Celebration Video! June 16, 2020
Video Congratulations To The Class of 2020! June 14, 2020
Video Tribute Video To Our Aborn Teachers May 11, 2020
Video A Special Message To Our Aborn Families. April 18,020
Photos Our Read-A_Thon! February 2020
Photos Aborn Lego-rific! February 2020
Photos Aborn Basketball Scores! February 2020
Photos Aborn Touch Tanks! January 2020
Video Lego Robotics Video Clip! January 2020
Photos Aborn's Lego Club Puts It All Together! January 2020
Photos Aborn's Winter Concert! December 2019
Photos Our "Ugly" Sweater Winners! December 2019
Photos Aborn's Holiday School Store! December 2019
Video Gobblers At Aborn! November 2019
Photos Feathers of Thanks! November 2019
Photos Aborn Museum of Science! November 2019
Photos Aborn Turkey Gobblers! November 2019
Photos Aborn's New Murals! November 2019
Video Aborn's Veterans Day Video November 2019
Photos Aborn Honored Our Veterans November 2019
Photos Aborn Celebrates Halloween! October 2019
Photos Aborn Students Install A New Mural! September, 2019

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