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Message From Principal Fay

YES - Spring is finally upon us!  A very long Winter indeed.  And with the warm weather approaching, I’m requesting that all students along with their parents remain in the schoolyard until the morning bell rings.  Students will line up at their designated areas and wait to be called into school by their classroom teachers.  We will continue to offer breakfast to all students from 7:15-8:15 and host our before school computer club at the same time. 

Dr. Fay

Mensaje del Principal:

SI – La primavera se está acercando finalmente!  Efectivamente ha sido un invierno muy largo.  Al acercarse el buen tiempo, yo pido que todos los estudiantes conjuntamente con sus padres permanezcan en el patio de la escuela hasta que suene el timbre de la mañana.Los estudiantes formarán filas en sus áreas designadas y esperarán ser llamados por sus maestros del salón de clase para entrar a la escuela.  Continuaremos ofreciendo desayuno a todos los estudiantes de 7:15 a 8:15 y también tendremos nuestro club de computación a la misma hora antes de la escuela. 

Dr. Fay

Grand Opening of the Library

Grand Opening of the Library
Please join us ... March 3, 2014? 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

We would like to invite our Callahan Family and Friends to see our new library. The PTO and teachers with Dr. Fay have devoted much time to update the books and rearrange the shelves to make them more attractive to students.

We hope you can join us!

Gran Apertura de la Biblioteca

Por favor únase a nosotros…3 de marzo, 2014
8:00am a 8:30am

Nos gustaría dar la bienvenida a nuestra Familia Callahan y Amigos
para que vean nuestra nueva biblioteca.   El PTO y algunos maestros con Dr. Fay han dedicado mucho tiempo para actualizar los libros y reorganizar los estantes para hacerlos mas atractivos para los estudiantes.

Nosotros esperamos que ustedes puedan unirse a nosotros!

Callahan's 2013 Pumpkin Patch!

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Callahan students have fun at the annual Pumpkin Day!

Principal Turmenne's Retirement Party



Callahan Goes To The Special Olympics!


Team members pose with their "Soaring To New Heights" banner.

Callahan's Baby Robins Arrive!


The Callahan babies arrive last Spring! Visit our photo gallery for more pictures!

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Welcome, Our Mission and Principal's Message

Our Mission Statement | The Julia F. Callahan School strives to provide all students with equitable opportunity for optimal achievement in all academic areas.

Boys and Girls, As we begin a New Year I want to remind you to:
– Do the Right Thing
– Do Your Best
– Treat Other People Like You Want to be Treated
– Set a Goal for Yourself and Work Toward that Goal

Brian Fay,

About Dr. Fay

Dr. Brian T. Fay holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management, a Masters of Special Education, and a Doctorate of Education in Management of Educational Programs. 

Dr. Fay began his career in education as a fourth grade teacher at the Connery Elementary School in 1994.  In addition, Dr. Fay has held the positions of an English Language Teacher and the Elementary Science and Technology Coordinator. Prior to becoming the Cobbet Elementary School Principal in 2008, Dr. Fay served for four years as the principal of the John E. Burke Elementary School in Peabody, MA.  Dr. Fay is an adjunct professor at American International College.

He has served as a contributor on the Massachusetts Education of Elementary and Secondary Education committees for the MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering Standard-Setting Committee and the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks.

Dr. Fay has been an active member of the Lynn community serving as a youth basketball coach, mentor, member of the Classical Alumni Association, and the Friends of Lynn Woods.

Dr. Fay is a graduate of the Lynn Public Schools and a lifelong resident of Lynn.  Along with his wife Kristin, he has three sons, Derek a graduate of Bridgewater State University, and sons Jared, and Jake both attend Fordham University. 

List Callahan Elementary School Information | 2013-2014
  Grades Offered
Address | Map Link
School Day
PK | K | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
(781) 477-7340
(781) 581-9248
200 O'Callaghan Way, Lynn, MA 01905
Monday - Friday | 7:45 AM to 1:45 PM
List Principal
Dr. Brian Fay | Office 114
(781) 477-7340 ex. 1251
List School Secretary
Cheryl Potter | Office 114
(781) 477-7340 ex. 1252
List School Nurse
Terri Breen | Room 115
(781) 477-7340 ex. 1254
List School Custodian
Scott Finnigan
PDF School Improvement Plan | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013
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Callahan Elementary School Faculty List | 2013-2014

List Subject | Faculty Grade Room
  Leslie Cole K 108
  Denise Hurley Aide
  Tavy Chen Aide
  Jaime Paragios K 104
  Cindy McKanas Aide
  Melanie Stinson K 101
  Sharon MacDonald Aide
Grade 1
  Jackie Benas 1 102
  Debra Kelly 1 103
  Mary Ellen Gray 1 112
Grade 2    
  Kim Staples 2 109
  Donna St. Pierre Aide  
  Deb Jamieson 2 110
  Sheila Hodge 2 111
Grade 3    
  Steve Buccieri 3 209
  Deborah DeMala 3 210
  Liz Moriarty 3 207
Grade 4    
  Tina Barney 4 203
  James Sucharewicz 4 206
  Felicia Rooney Aide  
Grade 5  
  Gina Grassa 5 204
  Sharon Samuelson 5 202
  Mary Williams 5 205
  Monica Mitchell   201

Behavioral Specialist

  Marla Kunselman   200
  Ellen Allard CIT 118
Clinical Director  
  Jennifer Fucci   200
Computer and Technology  
  Pamela Perretti   Lab | 214
ELL Support    
  Maria Cinelli ELL 208
Lunch Aide (Chief)    
  Olga Fiaccaprile   Basement
  Caitlin Miele Music 216
Occupational Therapist  
  Kelly Simone OT 116
  Mary Jo Surrette PT
Physical Education  
  Derek Dana PE Gym | 121
  Carlyn Crane Reading 208
  Patricia LeBlanc Reading
  Lynne Bray   B115
  Susan Kummis   116
Special Education    
  Alicia Burnett SPED S107
  Cathy Levesque Aide  
  Elizabeth Lilja SPED S106
  Jean LeBrasseur Aide
  Stephen Hill Aide
  Alexandria Pierre SPED S211
  Ruth Torres-Ramirez  Aide
  Ruth Silva SPED S212
  Dorothy D’Eon Aide
  Eleni Theodorakakos SPED S105
  Areti Thomadis Aide
Special Education Resource  
  Ellen Ernst Resource B115
  Hilma Denune Resource

Weekly Notes From Principal Fay
Submitted For The Week Of | October 21, 2013

October 17, 2013

Dear Callahan School Parents and Guardians,

It was wonderful seeing the hundreds of beautiful Pumpkins scattered all over the lawn at Callahan yesterday.  I want to thank the PTO and all the parents who volunteered their time to make the annual Pumpkin Patch agreat success.  Please check out the Callahan web-site as pictures of this event will be posted shortly.
The PTO has been very busy getting ready for a couple of up and coming events… The Monster Ball and Bake Sale will take place tomorrow night in our Café/Gym.  Unfortunately I will not be able to make it this time, but looking forward to hearing all about it…  The other event that will take place this month will be the Haunted Happenings Parade, scheduled for Thursday, October 31st – Halloween!  I’ve heard lots about this day as well and looking forward…  In addition:

Did You Know –

          That the Callahan School attendance has improved.   As you know it is so important that all students make it to school and on time every day.  Please do your best not to dismiss students unless absolutely necessary.

Did You Know –

          That the Callahan School has racked up 138,913 stickers and have answered over 400,000 Math Problems using our new on-line Math Program.  I like to thank all of you for encouraging your children to log in at home.  The First in Math Program will prove to be beneficial as our students are tested throughout the year.

Did You Know –

          That the Callahan School has a Student Council.   Our 5th grade team of teachers and I will begin to meet with a group of students on a regular basis.  This will give the students a voice and allow them to have a opinion in how we do some things at school.  It is important to build student leadership as they prepare for middle and high school.

Did You Know –

          That our web-site will be used more frequently to communicate important information regarding our school community.  Please check it out, and as always - bring me your thoughts…
Take care,
Dr. Fay

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Submitted For The Week Of | September 2, 2013

Dear Callahan School Families,

Welcome back to school!  It was a pleasure meeting you and your children this morning.  If you weren’t able to stop by school today, I look forward in connecting with you at another time. 

On Wednesday, September 18th from 6:00-8:00 we will host a Parent Orientation Night.  This evening’s purpose is to familiarize families with specific grade-level curriculum, the grading system, family school collaboration, and student expectations.  In addition, please note the following:

  • FREE Breakfast will be served to all students in our gym/café between

7:15 – 7:40.  Students will enter door A5 who wish to participate.  Students who take the bus to school will have an opportunity to eat breakfast with classmates in their classrooms.

  • Please have your children in school and on time every day.  School begins at 7:45 and ends at 1:45.  Make sure arrangements are made every day for your children after school.  We can’t keep your children beyond the designated school times. 
  • It is expected that all students are in school all day. Please refrain from dismissing your children during the school day ~ unless for emergencies.  ALL Dentist and Doctor Appointment’s should take place after school…
  • Please send in the lunch and emergencies forms as soon as possible.  It is vital that all contact information/ phone numbers are sent to the school immediately.  If this information changes, please inform the school.

 Lastly, I would like to thank all the teachers, faculty and staff who have worked many hours readying their classrooms for the school year.  I am truly impressed with their dedication and enthusiasm for the educational process.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  I look forward to my time at Callahan and all that you do to support the school community.

Take care,
Brian T. Fay Ed.D

Estimadas Familias de la Escuela Callahan,

¡Bienvenidos otra vez a la escuela!  Fué un placer para mí reunirme con ustedes y con sus niños hoy por la mañana.  Si ustedes no pudieron pasar por la escuela hoy, espero poder verlos a ustedes en otro momento. 

El día miércoles, 18 de septiembre de 6:00 a  8:00  tendremos una Noche de Orientación para Padres.  El propósito de esa noche es el de hacer conocer a las familias el plan de estudios específico para cada grado, el sistema de calificaciones, colaboración entre el hogar y la escuela, y las expectativas que se tienen para los estudiantes.  Además, por favor tenga en cuenta lo siguiente:

  • Desayuno GRATIS se servirá a todos los estudiantes en nuestro gym/cafetería

de 7:15  a 7:40.  Los estudiantes que deseen participar de este desayuno deben entrar por la puerta A5.  Los estudiantes que toman el bus para ir a la escuela tendrán la oportunidad de tomar el desayuno con sus compañeros en sus aulas.

  • Por favor asegúrese de que sus niños vengan a la escuela todos los días y que lleguen a horario.  La escuela comienza a las 7:45 y termina a la 1:45.  Asegúrese de hacer diariamente los arreglos necesarios para sus niños para después de la escuela.  Nosotros no podemos mantener a sus niños mas allá de los horarios escolares designados. 
  • Se espera que todos los estudiantes estén en la escuela durante todo el día. Por favor  no retire a sus niños durante el transcurso del día escolar ~ al  menos que sea por emergencias.  TODAS las citas para el Dentista y el Médico deben tener lugar después de la escuela…
  • Por favor envíenos los formularios de almuerzo y emergencias tan pronto como le sea posible.  Es de vital importancia que toda la información para contactarles/ números telefónicos sean enviados a la escuela inmediatamente.  Si esta información cambia, por favor informe a la escuela.

Por último, me gustaría agradecer a todos los maestros y personal quienes han trabajado muchas horas preparando sus clases para el año escolar.  Yo estoy realmente sorprendido con su dedicación y entusiasmo por el proceso educativo.

Por favor siéntase libre de contactarme con cualquier pregunta o preocupación.  Yo estoy ansioso por el future aquí en Callahan y por todo lo que ustedes harán para apoyar a la comunidad escolar.

Brian T. Fay Ed.D

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