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Students were treated to a visit from the school eagle!
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Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Tutwiler, read the book, "With Books and Bricks How Booker T. Washington built a School" by Suzanne Slade to a group of fourth grade students. Afterwards, students received a copy of the book, and a snack of sliced apples. Students enjoyed and loved every minute! Thank you Dr. Tutwiler!!!

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Book Icon Academics and Curriculum
  Curriculum Guides
  Student Handbooks - 2019/2020
  Summer Reading Information
Basketball Icon Activities, Sports and Athletics
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  Check Out Our Nature's Classroom Blog For 2017
Blog Icon LPS Calendar
  2019-2020 School Year Calendar
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Families are made aware of extracurricular activities via Newsletter
and Open House.
Computer Club Boys Basketball Girls Basketball
School Newspaper Music Club Literacy Club
Exercise Club Arts/Crafts Club Robotics
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  Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Our Policy
  Common School Policies, Codes and Forms
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  Check Out Our New Dress Code Information Page
  Lynn Community Enrichment Program
  "Parent Connection" September 2017
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  The LPS Facebook Page Has Our Art-Photo Postings, Announcements & More!
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  Our New PBIS Page Is Up and Running!
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Last Website Update: October 15, 2019 2:39 PM
What's Happening This Month At Callahan - School Year 2019-2020
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The LPS has a district-wide initiative to have every student come to school every day.  To that extent Callahan students have been challenged to come to school every day and ‘on time’ as often as possible.  When a classroom has a 100% attendance and they are all ‘on time’ their class wins a ticket.  At the end of the month, the winning class(es) will receive a special surprise.  The January winners were rooms 108 and 211!!!  Congratulations!  They will enjoy a fun science experiment and a pizza party!!! Disclosure: “On time” means that students are lined up with their class in the morning and walk in to the school with their class.  However, students will not be marked tardy until 8 AM.

ELT – Extended Learning Time - This program is offered after unit math tests to students who need support to reach mastery of math concepts and skills.  This program is by invitation and takes place after school.

Callahan Core Values:
Safety - Ownership - Attitude - Respect

Inclement Weather
School cancellations will be posted on the LPS Website
- When weather is harsh or cold there will be indoor line up
- Indoor line up will be indicated with a flag by door A4
- Indoor line up starts at 7:35 AM

Dismissal Changes
Please send in a written notice and include day/time, bus (if applicable) and/or who will be picking up your child. Remember: appropriate ID may be required.
- Please make changes prior to 11 AM so that schedules and teachers may be notified
- Please: No dismissals after 1:30 PM as this causes a safety issue for our students and the dismissal process.

Owl Welcome To The Callahan Connection Newsletter!
School Year 2019-2020
Year Month Description
NEW October  
2020 January  
Welcome, Our Principal's Message

Callahan is a school that prides itself on providing world-class instruction; creating strong teacher, student, parent, and community relationships; and instilling in children the ability to think, to learn, to achieve, and to care.

Our entire staff is dedicated to continuous learning through professional development and use of school achievement data to discover the most effective ways to teach our students. We have high expectations for our students, our colleagues, and ourselves through trust, hard work, and positive reinforcement of our collective strengths.

James Kennison,

Callahan Elementary School Information

Our School Information and Resource Links
Grades Offered PK - K - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
Phone (781) 477-7340
Fax (781) 581-9248
Address - Map Link 200 O'Callaghan Way, Lynn, MA 01905
School Day
Monday - Friday 7:45 AM until 1:45 PM
Staff and Teacher List Current School Year
School Council Page Current School Year
School Improvement Plans 2019 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 Accountability Data
MCAS Report Card/Letter 2019 English Arabic Hatian Creole Khmer Spanish
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: October 15, 2019 2:39 PM
School Staff and Teacher List for 2019-2020

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7340
Our Fax (781) 581-9248
Acting Principal James Kennison - Office 115
Principal Phone (781) 477-7340 ext. 1251
School Secretary RaShon Comeau - Office 114
Secretary Phone (781) 477-7340 extension 1252
Program Specialist Sarah McIsaac - Room 116
Program Specialist Phone
(781) 477-7340 extension 1287
Adjustment Counselor Nicole Esdra - Room 200
Adjustment Counselor Phone
(781) 477-7340 extension 1259
School Nurse Denise Ferarri-DiResto - Room 119
Nurse Phone (781) 477-7340 extension 1254
Social Worker Nicole Simonson - Room 200
Social Worker Phone (781) 477-7340 extension 1259
Building Substitute Danielle Moran
Occupational Therapist Kelly Simone - Room 212
Therapist Phone (781) 477-7340 extension 1291
Physical Therapist Mary Jo McElligott
Therapist Phone (781) 477-7340 extension 1291
Special Ed. Chairperson Amy Vernava
Cafeteria - Gym Rhonda Plouffe - Basement
Cafeteria Phone (781) 477-7340 extension 1288
Custodian Steve Fiste - Cafeteria
Custodian Phone (781) 477-7340 extension 1284

Our School Teacher List
Jennifer Northrop Teacher Room 105
Lorna Lacaillade Aide Room 105
Danielle Giordano Aide Room 105
Crystal Surette Teacher Room 104
Ruth Torres-Ramirez Aide Room 104
Colleen Munnelly Teacher Room 103
Jean LeBrasseur Aide Room 103
Nicole Carter Teacher Room 101
June Bennett Aide Room 101
Linda Hannaford Teacher Room 102
Areti (Audrey) Thomidas Aide Room 102
Grade 1
Michelle LaSala Teacher-TASC-K2 Room 109
Barbara Cote Aide Room 109
Ana Perdoma Aide Room 109
Debra Kelly Teacher Room 111
Megan McGrath Teacher Room 103
Grade 2
Susannah Warden Teacher Room 111
Joyce MacDonald Teacher Room 112
Rachel Hurst Teacher-TASC-K2 Room S-107
Amber Fournier Aide Room S-107
Grade 3
Tina Gilson Teacher Room 207
Kaitlyn Wechsler Teacher Room 210
Grade 4
Rachael Cox Teacher Room 205
Kristen Crabtree Teacher Room 204
Maria Silletti Teacher Room 206
Brianne Caira Teacher-TASC-3-5 Room 108
Diondra Woumn Aide Room 108
Grade 5
Alicia Burnett Teacher-TASC-3-5 Room 208
Eddie Lewis Aide Room 208
Ariane Dobias Teacher Room 203
Linda Morgan Teacher Room 202
Jennifer Paiva Teacher Room 201
Karen Howland Aide  
Andrea Difebbo-Harris Tuesday - Friday Room B-113
Deb Koutoulas CIT Room 117
Computer Lab Lab Room 214
ELL Support
Maria Cinelli ELL Support Room 215
Becky Darby ELL Support Room 215
Donna Restiano Inclusion Specialist Teacher Resource Room
Nicole Maker Inclusion Specialist Teacher Resource Room
Jennifer Steele Inclusion Specialist Teacher Resource Room
Rebecca Walsh Inclusion Specialist Teacher Resource Room
Library   Room 215
Lynn Community Health
Danitza Zambrana-Gonzalez Room B-113
Lynne Gallagher   Room B-113
Gabriel Mazzotti Music Teacher Room 217
Physical Education
Derek Dana PE Teacher Gym Room 121
Colleen Bacon Reading Specialist Teacher Resource Room
Kathe DiNitto Reading Specialist Teacher Resource Room
Marijean Halas Reading Specialist Teacher Resource Room
TBA Speech Room 212
TASC Resources
Jennifer Fucci Clinical Director Room 110 - Extension 1295
Stephanie Gaeta Behavorial Specialist Room 110
Robin Wolkiewicz CIT Special Ed. Room 110
Jarrell Byrd Aide  
Last Website Update: October 15, 2019 2:39 PM
Welcome to the Callahan School Council Webpage
School Year 2019 - 2020
School Council Members and Meetings
Name School or Community Position
New Members Soon!  
Meeting Dates and Agenda Meeting Minutes  
September 24, 2019 - 6 PM    
School Year 2018 - 2019    
January 28, 2019 - 3 PM Meeting Minutes  
March 25, 2019 - Cancelled    
June 10, 2019 - 3 PM    
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
Photos Creative Play With Playdough! May 2019
Photos The Challenge Is On! March 2019
Photos First In Math Winner! February 2019
Photos Students Create 3 - Digit Addends! February 2019
Photos Our SOAR Mascot Visits! February 2019
Photos Attendance Challenge Met! February 2019
Photos 5th Grade Snail Ecosystems! January 2019
Photos PreK Plays Play Dough! January 2019
Photos Grade 3 Recieves Dictionaries! January 2019
Photos The Eagle Visits - Snowflake Challenge! December 2019
Photos Fond Memories Winter Wonderland! December 2018
Photos Callahan SOAR's! November, 2018
Photos Red Sox Raffle! November, 2018

The Callahan Elementary School Calendar
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