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NATURE'S CLASSROOM MEETING FOR PARENTS
There will be a meeting for parents of fourth grade students who are interested in sending their child to Nature's Classroom (next year) at 5:30 on May 18th in the library.

SCIENCE EXTRA CREDIT PROJECTS!

Callahan fourth graders, Ashley, Anastasia and Jenna, created these beautiful dioramas of the solar system for science extra credit!

These dioramas show the order of the planets and their relative sizes and colors. Awesome work girls!!!
READY FOR MCAS!
In anticipation of MCAS, Callahan School decided to commence the testing with a celebration! In the hallways of the Kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms, the young students cheered, high fived and held signs wishing their older peers good luck on the upcoming tests!

The third, fourth and fifth grade students commented that this rally was “special,” and they felt like, “celebrities and professional athletes,” with all of the attention.
Callahan wants our students to know that we are all proud of their work this year and we are excited for them to show what they have learned on the MCAS test.

Parents, you can join the conversation by reminding your children that the MCAS test is not a grade, but rather an opportunity to show off all of their skills! And of course, please stress the importance of a night’s sleep and a full, nourishing breakfast!
OUR OPEN HOUSE WAS A SUCCESS...THANKS TO YOU!
Thank you to all Callahan parents for attending our third open house! Many parents had the opportunity to attend an MCAS informational meeting presented by Mrs. DeMala, Program Specialist. Parents were introduced to the nuances of computer-based testing and the expectations around testing. As part of the presentation, parents took a third grade ELA practice test to see what the students really needed to know and be able to do!
SCIENCE ERUPTS AT CALLAHAN!
3rd grade students at the Fallon School perform volcanic eruption after learning that many islands are formed by such an eruption. Above Mr. Jermaine Patterson assists Rocco Di S. and Sean B. create an exciting explosion in Mrs. Patterson's class

Students in Mrs. Patterson's 3rd grade class become very excited after learning about and causing a right red volcanic eruption! Above Issac G. And Izmalin R. talk with their teacher about mountains and volcanic eruptions
WORLD READ ALOUD DAY, 2017!


Thursday, February 16, was World Read Aloud Day! World Read Aloud Day is a day that celebrates the importance of reading aloud! Research shows that reading aloud to children, both in school and at home, significantly increases a child’s reading ability and language development. This is wonderful news since reading aloud with your children is also a fun, bonding experience!

At Callahan Elementary School, the PTO invited community members to come to the school on World Read Aloud Day to read aloud to our students. Each classroom had at least one community reader including firefighters, police officers, teachers, a mailman, an electrical lineman, PTO members, and even our very own state representative, Brandon Creighton! Our volunteers each chose books related to Black History Month. The event was truly a powerful celebration of our community, Black History Month and the importance of reading aloud.

The staff at Callahan Elementary School would like to thank all of the community volunteers who took the time out of their day to read to our students! We would also like to thank our incredible PTO for organizing this important and powerful celebration of literacy!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SUESS!
November 28_2016
Last week, March 2, was Dr. Seuss's 114th Birthday! To celebrate, the kindergarten students here at Callahan read his stories, decorated "Cat in the Hat" hats of their own with rhyming words for cat and hat, and practiced coloring patterns... Oh the places they will go!
SOAR LIKE EAGLES!
November 28_2016
At Callahan Elementary School, our students SOAR like eagles! But don’t be confused, we don’t mean flying. Our students practice Safety, Ownership, Attitude and Respect everywhere they go. Whether they are in class learning, on the basketball court, in the hallway, in the cafeteria or in the auditorium, our students are SOARing.
To celebrate this, when a student is “caught” SOARing by any staff member, they receive a SOAR ticket. Each SOAR ticket is put into a raffle case weekly so the principle can pull one ticket to name a student, “Eagle of the week.” And what about the staff member who gives them that ticket? Well we celebrate them too! They get a VIP parking spot for a whole week!
Additionally, each month the entire school gathers together in the auditorium for a SOAR rally. Each month, a different grade level is in charge of the SOAR rally.
This month, the fourth grade came together and explained to the school what SOARing means to them. After all, safety, attitude, ownership and respect looks a little different at every age.
At the end of the rally, the students were asked to stand up if they had ever received a SOAR ticket. And of course… ALL of our eagles were standing, or should we say, SOARing.
"CLEMENTINE" COME TO CALLAHAN!
November 28_2016
This year, Valentine’s Day was extra sweet in Miss Raye’s 3rd grade classroom at Callahan Elementary School. Lynn Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Latham and the Lynn Teachers Union President, Mr. Duncan visited their room to read aloud a chapter of Sara Pennypacker’s popular children’s book, “Clementine!” To make the holiday even sweeter, Dr. Latham and Mr. Duncan gave each student their own copy of the book so that they could read the rest of the story on their own. The “Clementine” books are perfect for cultivating a love for reading in third grade students! The series is unpredictable, engaging and principled. On behalf of Miss Raye and her students, thank you Dr. Latham and Mr. Duncan!
See More Photos Here!
CHECK OUT OUR EAGLE OF THE WEEK!
November 28_2016
See Our Eagles Here!
FUTURE ENGINEER CLUB!
Callahan's fifth grade Lego Club, or "Future Engineer Club" making suspension bridges and miniature sky scrapers from everyday materials! Check the pictures of the students figuring out how many dictionaries their bridges could support and how working together can help them make a tower out of raw spaghetti.
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE PHOTOS
THE WRITING PROCESS!
Mrs. Samuelson's 5th grade class worked with Miss Raye's 3rd grade class editing their writing! Grade 5 wrote a Mythical Narrative incorporating what they have learned about Greek Gods and Goddesses. After finishing their draft, students paired up with Grade 3 partners to peer-edit their work focusing on one of the six traits of writing - Conventions! Grade 5 students read their Narratives to Grade 3 students who then assisted in editing and recommending possible changes. What a collaborative way to work through The Writing Process!
CALLAHAN'S EAGLE EYE!
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Please click the link here to see our school's ONLINE newspaper, "Callahan Eagle Eye." This newspaper has been created by the fifth grade students who are part of the afterschool newspaper club. Together, they have written each article, held a school-wide vote to name the newspaper, and used technology with the help of Miss Sherer to create an online and paper version of the newspaper. Stay tuned and subscribe so you never miss another edition of the "Callahan Eagle Eye."
OUR HOLIDAY SING!
November 28_2016
Thank you to our wonderful music teacher, Mr. Mazzotti, for putting on our festive, and delightful annual Holiday Sing! Thank you, also, to all of the Callahan community members for joining this special event to support our students. We hope you all have a safe, warm and happy December break!

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE PHOTOS
THE PTO'S WINTER WONDERLAND!
November 28_2016
It was a Winter Wonderland in Candy Land! The Parent Teacher Organization transformed our gymnasium into a colorful and enchanting place full of holiday cheer, delicious treats and happy faces! The students AND faculty members of our school were absolutely captivated by the presentation of this annual event. We thank the PTO and everyone who participated in the Candy Land fun!
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE PHOTOS
CRADLES TO CRAYONS PROVIDE WINTER COATS!
Coats 2016
Brrr...it's cold outside! But students at Callahan don't need to worry about the declining temperatures. Thanks to Cradles to Crayons, over 125 coats, hats and mittens were donated. Under the direction of Jennifer Fucci, TASC clinical director, students will be cozy and warm all winter long. Students in Mrs. Dobias's fifth grade class assisted with the distribution. We'd like to thank Ms. Jen, Husalorn, Sandra, Bryan, Demarius, and Ayub for making many student's lives a little warmer!
PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE
PC 2016
Parents were treated to a Principal's Coffee with Dr. Fay and Mrs. DeMala. At the meeting parents analyzed data regarding the demographics of the school. Parents also learned about DIBELS and DAZE and what the state benchmarks are. Parents were presented with ways to increase student fluency in math and in reading. A special 'thank you' to Ms. Darby for providing light refreshments and the PTO for financing it. We invite all parents to join us for our next Principal's Coffee scheduled for January 26th at 8:15 AM. The topic will be "Teacher Talk" and will address how parents can communicate effectively with their child's teacher.
CAMP CODY!
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Follow our fifth grade students each day of their adventure at
Camp Cody's Nature's Classroom.
http://callahannaturesclassroom.blogspot.com
CAMPFIRE PROGRAM FEATURED!
Callahan is very proud to be featured in the Lynn Journal because of our Camp Fire after school program that helps students with homework, enrichment activities, STEM activities and health. Thank you to our Camp Fire director, Maria, for her hard work and compassionate dedication to our students. Check out the link to read the full article.
Click Here To Read The Article!
JOHNNY THE K AT CALLAHAN!
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Big thanks to the PTO for organizing our assembly with Johnny the K! The kids and the teachers all had a blast! Johnny's fun hats and great attitude help our eagles soar!
THANKS FOR VISITING CALLAHAN!
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Big thanks to the Museum of Science for coming to our school to demonstrate some very exciting experiments! Your partnership is valuable to our school community!
OUR ANNUAL PUMPKIN PATCH!
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Mrs. Cole's Kindergarten class and their pumpkins! Big thanks to the PTO for putting on Callahan's annual pumpkin patch event: a fun learning opportunity for our youngest students to experience fall.
STAFF ONLY PLEASE!
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Only Staff may park in the school parking lot.
Parents must drop off their children using the street parking.
 
 
 

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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,
Principal

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. 

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Dr. Brian Fay | Office 115
(781) 477-7340 ex. 1251
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Rashon Comeau | Office 114
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Deborah Demala | Room 116
(781) 477-7340 ex. 1287
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Rachel Bradley | Room 119
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Maura Pilotte | Room 213
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Marla Kunselman | Room 200
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(781) 477-7340 ex. 1286

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List School Teacher List | 2016-2017
       
Subject | Teacher Grade Room
Kindergarten
  Melanie Stinson K 101
  Mary Richards Aide
  Leslie Cole K 102
  Cindy Mckanas Aide
Grade 1
  Debra Kelly 1 104
  Danielle Siegal 1 105
  Elizabeth Lilja 1 106
Grade 2    
  Crystal Phelan 2 109
  Kierstan Freymuth 2 110
  Joyce MacDonald 2 112
Grade 3    
  Kristen Raye 3 207
  D. Dancewicz 1:1
  Joanne Donlon 3 208
  Jennifer Devanna 3 210
Grade 4    
  Rachael Cox 4 205
  James Sucharewicz 4 206
  Maria Silletti 4 211
Grade 5  
  Sharon Samuelson 5 202
  Ariane Dobias 5 203
  S. MacDonald 1:1
  Linda Morgan 5 204
Curwin Location  
  Erin Rogers Teacher | FML  
  Jennifer Northrop Teacher | Sub.  
  Maria Rosetti Teacher  
  Linda Connolly Aide  
  Ruth Torres               Aide  
Art  
  Jessica Beck Tuesday - Friday B 113
CIT    
  Deb Koutoulas CIT | 3-5 117
Clinical Director  
  Jennifer Fucci   200
Computer and Technology  
    Lab 214
ELL Support    
  Maria Cinelli ELL 111
Library    
      215
Music    
  Gabriel Mazzotti Monday - Thursday 217
Physical Education  
  Derek Dana Monday - Friday Gym | 121
Reading    
  Becky Darby Reading CIT 111
The Nest / SAC    
  Lynne Bray   B 114
Speech    
  Susan Kummis   118
Special Education    
  Kimberly Conroy SPED S 108
  Areti Thomadis Aide
  Paula Foukas SPED | TASC S 107
  Melissa Whipple Aide
  Karen Howland 1:1
  Alicia Burnett SPED S 201
  Cathy Levesque Aide  
  Joanna Brown SPED S 209
  Jean Lebrasseur Aide
  Jason Wooten Aide
  Deirdre Koutzoukis SPED S 212
  Barbara Cote Aide
Special Education Resource  
  Michele Lynch Resource 111
  Mercedes Mandich  
  Molly Sherer Resource
  Robin Wolkiewicz Resource | CIT
 

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