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Our Staff and Teacher List Has Been Updated For September!

Welcome Back Message From Principal Fay

September 4, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back to school everyone!  This year promises to be filled with many wonderful learning opportunities for our children.  I would like to extend a special welcome to the Class of 2015 along with their families.  Many of these families have associated with Callahan for many years. In addition, I’d like to acknowledge the new faces joining the Callahan Community:

Rachel Bradley – School Nurse
Shirley Bachini – CIT/Curriculum Support
Denise Firicano – 1st Grade Teacher
Janet MacDonald – 1st Grade Teacher
Deb Koutoulas – 3rd Grade Teacher
Deb Lawrence – Transitional 1/2
Betty MacIsaac – Inclusion
Elizabeth Palange – Inclusion
Barbara Cote – Teacher Assistance

On the back of this notice you’ll find a message from Superintendent Catherine Latham outlining the Guidelines for Visiting the Lynn Public Schools.  This new policy will be posted in both English and Spanish in our lobby shortly.  I will hold off of collecting a driver’s license or keys, as long as visitors remember to return badges and sign out.

I would like to thank you all in advance for assisting the school with the new visitor’s procedures.  This policy will help to ensure the safety of all our students, teachers, and faculty members.

Sincerely, Brian T. Fay Ed.D

Septiembre 4, 2014
Estimados Padres y Encargados,

¡Bienvenidos todos a la escuela nuevamente!  Este año promete estar lleno de muchas maravillosas oportunidades de aprendizaje para nuestros niños.  Quisiera extender una especial bienvenida a la Clase del 2015 y a sus familias.  Muchas de estas familias han estado asociadas con la Escuela Callahan por muchos años. Además, me gustaría dar a conocer las nuevas caras que se unen a la Comunidad de Callahan:

Rachel Bradley – Enfermera Escolar
Shirley Bachini – CIT/Apoyo al Plan de Estudios
Denise Firicano – Maestra de Primer Grado
Janet MacDonald – Maestra de Primer Grado
Deb Koutoulas – Maestra de Tercer Grado
Deb Lawrence – Transicional 1/2
Betty MacIsaac – Inclusión
Elizabeth Palange – Inclusión
Barbara Cote – Maestra Asistente

En la parte de atrás de esta carta usted encontrará un mensaje de la  Superintendente Catherine Latham en la cual se esbozan los Lineamientos para Visitar las Escuelas Públicas de Lynn.  Esta nueva política/directivas será puesta próximamente tanto en Inglés como en Español en nuestro vestíbulo de entrada.  Yo voy a posponer el tener que colectar licencias de conducir o llaves, siempre y cuando los visitantes recuerden devolver las insignias (badges) y firmar al retirarse.

Me gustaría agradecerles a todos ustedes en forma anticipada por ayudar a la escuela con los nuevos procedimientos para los visitantes.  Esta política/directivas ayudarán a garantizar la seguridad de todos nuestros estudiantes, maestros, y miembros del personal.

Sinceramente, Brian T. Fay Ed.D

Katie Donahue
Secretaria Escolar

A Night of Science And Fun!

Save the date A night of science and fun! WEDNESDAY, June 4th 6-8 PM. Student science presentations New England aquarium Northeastern marine center Curious Creatures PTO raffle items Lynn woods ranger and much more… Hope you can join us !

Room 210 Poetry Slam Photos!



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. 

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  Leslie Cole K 102
  Donna St.Pierre Aide
  Jaime Paragios K 103
  Cindy McKanas Aide
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  Debra Kelly 1 104
  Denise Firicano 1 111
  Janet McDonald 1 112
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  Steve Buccieri 2 108
  Kim Staples 2 109
  Debbie Jamieson 2 110
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  Liz Moriarty 3 207
  Sharon McDonald Aide
  Gina Grassa 3 209
  Deb Koutoulas 3 210
Grade 4    
  Deborah Demala 4 203
  Tina Barney 4 205
  James Sucharewicz 4 206
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  Sharon Samuelson 5 202
  Ariane Samuelson 5 204
  Felicia Rooney Aide
  Monica Mitchell   115

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  Ellen Allard CIT 118
  Shirley Baccini CIT 118
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  Maria Cinelli ELL 208
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  Caitlin Miele Music 216
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  Kelly Simone OT 116
  Mary Jo Surrette PT
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  Derek Dana PE Gym | 121
  Carlyn Crane Reading 208
  Patricia LeBlanc Reading
  Lynne Bray   B115
  Susan Kummis   116
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  Eleni Theodorakakos SPED S105
  Areti Thomadis Aide
  Elizabeth Lilja SPED S106
  Jean LeBrasseur Aide
  Stephen Hill Aide
  Alicia Burnett SPED S107
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  Alexandria Pierre SPED S201
  Ruth Torres-Ramirez  Aide
  Ruth Silva SPED S212
  Dorothy D’Eon Aide
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