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2020-2021 School Year Calendar
September 16th Start - 170 Days
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Reopening Our Schools Safely
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School Issued Laptops, Connecting - More!
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New School Year Announcements

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. 

In order to prepare your child for remote learning, we have designated 4 days of online orientation with your child’s teacher as well as 1 day for material/supply pickup at the school.

Please note these important dates for Aborn:

September 16th -
September 22nd:
Distribution of materials and supplies from 9 AM until 11 AM at Aborn
Wednesday, September 16th Kindergarten and Grade 1
Thursday, September 17th Grade 2
Friday, September 18th Grade 3
Monday, September 21st Grade 4
Tuesday, September 22nd Grade 5
September 16th -
September 22nd:
Online orientation with teachers on "Schoology": 9 AM to 11 AM - Remote
Wednesday, September 16th Grades 2 through Grade 5
Thursday, September 17th Grades K, 1, 3, 4, and 5
Friday, September 18th Grades K, 1, 2, 4, and 5
Monday, September 21st Grades K, 1, 2, 3, and 5
Tuesday, September 22nd Grades K, 1, 2, 3, and 4
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 TBA
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











Summer Announcements

Take A Tour
Meet The D.R.E.A.M Team At
Thurgood Marshall Middle School!

June 16, 2020
Check Out Our Grade 5 Graduation Celebration Video!
June 14, 2020
Congratulations To the Aborn Class of 2020!
May 11, 2020
A Tribute To Our Aborn Teachers!
Thank you for all the work you do - in and out of school.
April 18, 2020
Aborn Says Hello!
A special message from the Aborn Staff to our Aborn Families
Apart, we stand together!
Be safe and we hope to see you soon!


Sunday Reminders - SY 2020-2021

Sunday Reminders #5
September 13, 2020

Good Evening Aborn Families,

This is Mrs. Spiess with this week's Sunday Reminders!
Wednesday, September 16, is a big day! We begin our Remote Learning school year. Our brand-new Kindergarten students and our First Grade students will be coming to Aborn to pick up their school supplies and all other grades will meet virtually at 9:00 with their teachers for a Welcome Back Zoom Meeting. 

On Monday, between 12-2, teachers will be emailing a personalized Welcome Letter, which will include a link to your child's first Zoom meeting. To access Zoom, please go to www.zoom.us and click Join a Meeting. Enter your child's Meeting ID and Password to join.
Information on how to log on to Schoology, where to find courses, and how students will submit work will all be covered during the Orientation and the first weeks of school. 

On your child's supply pick-up day, please follow these instructions:

  • Wear a mask and adhere to the social distancing recommendations of 6 feet.
  • Grade K will pick up at Door A2 (left side of building as you face Aborn)
  • All other Grades will pick up at Door A3 (main entrance)
  • Please remain at the bottom of the stairs.
  • A staff member will be at the door and ask your child's name.
  • She will relay this information to the teacher who will bring your child's supplies out to you to introduce herself and briefly meet your child.

Parents of Gr. 1 and 2 students 

If you indicated that your child does NOT have a laptop or device to use on the recent survey, you may pick up an INTERIM device on Monday, 9/14 from 8:30-2:00 Marshall Middle School, 100 Brookline Ave.
This device will serve to bridge the gap between now and the delivery of the purchased devices, which are expected in October. ONLY those families who answered NO on the survey will be able to pick up. If you are not on the list, you will be turned away.

- Make sure you bring your own pen to use to sign.
- Bring your child's unique student ID number. (If you do not have this, you can go without.)
- Guardians MUST bring a form of identification.

We are all learning how to do school anew. We are merely one step ahead of you when it comes to our new learning platform Schoology! Be patient with yourselves, your children, and with us, as we navigate the beginning of this unprecedented school year opening.

Thank you for your support, encouragement, and commitment to making this a great school year!

Forever grateful,
Mrs. Spiess

Aborn O.W.L.S - Students-of-the-Week
School Year 2020-2021
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Learns from
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Role Model
September 11th
September 18th
September 25th
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Aborn O.W.L.S - Students-of-the-Week
School Year 2019-2020
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Learns from
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February 10th
February 17th
February 24th
March 2nd
  Student Student Student Student
1 Vincent A. Somaly T Noah E Benjamin C.
2 Serenity T. Kaily H Selvin L. Rayan A.
3 Chloe L. Juelz M Charles D. Dania D.
4 Joseph M. Marco E Oscar A.  Yasser B.
5 Andrew M. Dillon L Kason C.  Jared P.
6 Khadiatou B. Jaxson B Lincoln S.  Ayana V.
7 Jayden C. Ben R (#2) Jayon D. Luis F.
8 Timothy S. Josiah P Logan B. Caleb M.
9 Mia S. Nylah P-S Jacob C. Kayling L.
10 Tyler A. Andrea R Mae M. Sommaya N.
11 Jenni G. Brayden C Sophiatu T Brandon S.
12 Nicholas D. Aavian P Josiah H. Gavin C.
January 10th
January 17th
January 24th
January 31st
  Student Student Student Student
1 Keith B. Zachary E. Somaly T. Sophia P.
2 Esme J. Arianna D. Hannah T. Blake B.
3 Jeniya S. Aubrey D. Lily B. Adric F.
4 Mia H. Joliyah V. Nico G. Armani R.
5 Diana R. Emilio M. Dhavani O. Caroline A.
6 Jephtah A. Alex L. Brayden D. Elfego Z.
7 Derrick C. Jerek C. #2 Hadley H. Jazlyn M.
8 Camren W. Melanny L. Jaelynn L. Khloe P.
9 Kayling #2 Sky S. #3 Billy K. Oliviah G.
10 Penelope B. #2 Sultan A. #2 Ibrahima B. Ashley M.
11 Ava S. Isabella D. #2 Brayden C. Rolyn V.
12 Niya B. Jayda G. #2

Ava M.

Niya B.



Welcome To Aborn's Website Table of Contents Resource Page

Book Icon Academics and Curriculum
  Curriculum Guides
  Student Handbooks
  Summer Reading Information
  Superintendent's District Handbook Letter (English and Spanish)
Basketball Icon Activities, Sports and Athletics
Blog Icon Blog Spots
Blog Icon LPS Calendar
Running Icon Extra Curricular Activities For This School Year
Just some of the extracurricular activities at Aborn:
Arts & Crafts Boys Basketball Girls Basketball
Computer Club GE Math Club LEGO Club
Running Club Writing Club  
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
  Sunday Reminder Call Archive - Missed A Call...Find It Here!
  Important Memo Regarding Cell Phone And Social Media
  "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, Announcements & More!
Dance Icon Special Projects and Presentation Archive
  Our School Brochure "Aborn At A Glance"
Last Page Update: September 17, 2020 12:15 PM
What's Happening This Month At School
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School Year 2020-2021
Year   Month(s) Description
NEW September  
2021   January  

Welcome To The Aborn Elementary School

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Aborn School Pledge

I respect myself.

I respect others.

I respect my school.

I am ready to learn.

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
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 2020 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
LPS District Notices Additional Notices and Resources
Last Website Update September 17, 2020 12:15 PM
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
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 September 17, 2020 12:15 PM
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
Past Meeting Dates and Agenda Past Meeting Minutes  
October 21, 2019 Meeting Minutes  
December 16, 2019 - 6 PM Meeting Minutes  
March 16, 2020 - 6 PM    
May 18, 2020 - 6 PM    
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 2020
Photos Congratulations To The Class of 2020! June 2020
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
The Aborn Elementary School Google Calendar
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