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ENGINEERING PROJECTS AT CALLAHAN
Ms. DeMello's students became engineers and had to work through the engineering process to create a tall building that could stand on its own only using the materials provided. Each group was only given 20 pipe cleaners and a pair of scissors.

They all worked so well and had great conversations with each other on what to change when their original designs did not work out.
OUR NEW iREAD PROGRAM
Parents of students in grades 1 and 2 attended a workshop to learn about the iRead Program being implemented in school. Parents and students played "Bingo" and "Go Fish" as games to improve foundational reading skills.
FIRST IN MATH!
Students can log in at home with their username and password which were sent home at the beginning of the year with a parent introduction letter. Please see your teacher if you need a copy.

Think Central: Go Math
All students also have access to the 'Go Math'.

Students have access to tutorial videos, math games and their student book. Letters were sent home in October with parent information along with student username and password. If you need more information, please contact your child's teacher.


CALLAHAN ONLINE STORE IS NOW CLOSED

STORE OPEN
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The Lynn Callahan online store has been set-up to make the ordering process easier for you. It will take you just a few minutes to get started, three simple steps:

1. First on the SHOP NOW text (Be sure to use a current version of the most common browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer).

2. Browse all of the merchandise options available to you. Be sure to carefully select the appropriate products, sizes and colors you need.

3. Once you're finished shopping, simply review your order and checkout. You will receive an Order Confirmation via email (at the email address you entered when ordering). Please look for this Order Confirmation email once you’ve completed your order.

If you need further assistance or have any questions, please CLICK HERE and one of our online Customer Care representatives will be glad to assist.
SHOP NOW at Callahan Champion's Choice Online Store
OUR "PARENT CONNECTION" NEWSLETTERS

November Important Dates!

Please Note: Date Change Form iRead Program
The iRead Program presentation for parents of students in grades 1 and 2 has been changed to Thursday, November 16th at 2 PM in room 105.

  • Thursday, November 16 – Principal’s Coffee
  • iRead presentation for grades 1 and 2 parents and students;
    2PM in room 105

  • Wednesday, November 22 – Picture Retake Day
  • Wednesday, November 22 – Early Dismissal 10:45
  • November 23-24 Thanksgiving Recess

December Important Dates!

  • Monday 12/4 – Faculty Meeting – No Detention
  • Tuesday 12/12 – “A Christmas Carol” at Classical
  • Friday 12/15 and Saturday 12/16 – ‘Winter Wonderland’
  • Tuesday 12/19 – Open House – Report Cards Distributed
  • Thursday 12/21 9 AM Winter Sing
  • Friday 12/22 – Academic Award Assembly
  • 12/22-1/2 – Winter Recess (classes resume on 1/2/18)
Download The Latest "Parent Connection" Newsletter Here!
FALL COLORS BLOOM AT CALLAHAN!
In preparation for our garden harvest next week, K102 learned about parts of a flower. We dissected our flowers, observed for characteristics such as color and texture, and drew what we discovered.
CONGRATS ANTONIO!

We congratulate Mr. Antonio Anderson for his recent Induction into the University of Memphis Basketball Hall of Fame.

Mr. Anderson is currently working in the TASC Program here at the Callahan Elementary School.
What a wonderful honor for a Lynn Native.

Check Out The Lynn Item Article For All The Details!
NATURE'S CLASSROOM 2017!

Check out our Nature's Classroom Blog
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Click: BlogSpot
A big 'Thank you' to Mrs. Dobias for organizing
this trip and providing us with daily updates!

Check Out Our Nature's Classroom Blog Happening Right Now!
OUR NEW UNIFORMS!
Students show off their new uniforms on the first day of school!
CALLAHAN HARD AT WORK!

Using iPads, students in Mrs. Raye-Crabtree's third grade class
record and chart weather data.
CALLAHAN PARENT COMMITTEES

Parent Committees
Get involved!!! Please consider becoming part of one of the following committees:
• Winter Wonderland
• Winfrey Fudge Fundraiser
• Bingo for Books
• Teacher Appreciation
• Coin Wars
• 5th Grade Moving on Ceremony
• Kindergarten Moving on Ceremony
• Field Day
If you are interested in joining any of these committees please call the main office (781-477-7349) and leave your name and phone number or email Mrs. DeMala at demalad@lynnschools.org

More Info In Our "Parent Connection" September 2017
ABOUT OUR NEW UNIFORM DRESS CODE
Dear Parents, This year students are invited to wear uniforms as part of the school dress code.  Mondays through Thursdays will be full or partial uniform days, while Fridays will be “Free Fashion Friday!”  The only exception to ‘Free Fashion Friday’ will be when an assembly falls on a Friday, such as a SOAR Rally or an Academic Award Assembly.

The Dress code is as follows:
  • Full Uniform: Polo shirt, khaki pants, belt, dark shoes or sneakers
  • Partial Uniform: Polo shirt, dungarees, dark sneakers
  • Traditional: Clothing as outlined by the Lynn Public School handbook

Free polo shirts and backpacks will be given out on Wednesday, August 30th  and Thursday, August 31st  between 9-11 AM in front of the school.  At this time, parents may purchase short sleeve polos for $13.00 and order more polos.  Khakis can be purchased at any store such as Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Sears, etc. 

We are also in need of several parents to be on the “uniform committee.”  This Committee will assist in ordering polos, distributing polos (approximately twice a year), and implementing an incentive program.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dr. Fay, Prinicpal
Mrs. DeMala, Program Specialist

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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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  Click here for our Google Calendar and Newsletter Page
   
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  Lynn Community Enrichment Program
  "Parent Connection" September 2017
  Opening Day Letter From Principal Fay
  Callahan Champion's Choice Online Store When Open
  2017-2018 New Uniform and Dresscode Letter
   
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  Eagle Of The Week Gallery and Archive!
   
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What's Happening At Callahan!
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Announcements, News, Notes, Calendars and More!
FALL/WINTER 2017

Extra Curricular Activities For This School Year
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

News First In Math
Students can log in at home with their username and password which were sent home at the beginning of the year with a parent introduction letter. Please see your teacher if you need a copy.

Think Central: Go Math
All students also have access to the 'Go Math'.

Students have access to tutorial videos, math games and their student book. Letters were sent home in October with parent information along with student username and password. If you need more information, please contact your child's teacher.

News Parent Committees
Get involved!!! Please consider becoming part of one of the following committees: Winter Wonderland, Winfrey Fudge Fundraiser, Bingo for Books, Teacher Appreciation, Coin Wars, 5th Grade Moving on Ceremony, Kindergarten Moving on Ceremony and Field Day!

If you are interested in joining any of these committees please call the main office (781-477-7349) and leave your name and phone number or email Mrs. DeMala at demalad@lynnschools.org

Welcome to a new school year! 

We hope you have had a wonderful summer filled with many fond memories. 

  • School Uniforms ; (not mandatory)
    • Uniforms are a choice and are not mandatory.  Callahan is part of a pilot program along with Aborn Elementary.  A  survey will go out in January to determine the mid-year success of the program.  Uniforms may be worn Monday through Thursday.  Fridays are ‘Free Fashion Fridays”.

    • Full uniforms consist of:
      • Callahan logo polo shirt (tucked in)
      • Khaki pants/shorts/skirts/skorts
      • Belt
      • Dark colored shoes or sneakers (sneakers are to be worn on gym day)

    • Partial uniform consists of:
      • Callahan logo polo shirt
      • Dungarees/jeans
      • Dark colored shoes or sneakers are recommended (sneakers must be worn on gym day)

    • Gym uniform:
      • Previously it was stated that students would wear sweat pants with a white t-shirts for gym.  After parent feedback, this has been changed.  On gym day students are encouraged to wear the Callahan logo polo shirt with either sweat pants or jeans with sneakers.
    • Uniforms may be ordered on-line on specific dates throughout the year.  Once your orders are placed, it will take 2-3 for delivery.  All orders will be distributed by the school once they arrive.  If there is a problem with the order, please contact the school office.

  • Forms
    • During the first few days of school students will receive health, lunch and Title One Compact forms…please fill these forms out and return to school the next day, or as soon as possible.
    • The emergency forms are extremely important and should be returned the next school day.
    • Please contact the school with any special circumstances that apply to your individual family needs.
    • Lunch information and payment methods will be available on the website.
  • Going Paperless/digital
    • Callahan is going paperless…Please go to lynnschools.org, click on ‘our schools’, click on Callahan
    • On the school website you will find important information
    • The lunch menu can also be found on the school website
    • Additionally, we will be using our call system for important information.  Please be sure that we have your correct phone number in order for you to receive these important messages.
  • Buses
    • Many students take buses after school to home or after school programs.  Speak with your child about where he/she is going so they understand where they are supposed to go.   It is important to us that all students arrive at their afterschool destination safely.  Please send a written note on the first day of school stating what bus your child is taking, the program he/she is going.  Also, please send a note if your child will be a ‘pick up’ or ‘walker’.  A ‘walker’ is a student that has permission to walk home alone.  A ‘pick up’ is a student in which a parent or guardian will be picking up the student.  Please also state who will be picking up your student on a regular basis and send a note in if that person changes.
    • In order to maintain the safety of all students, students must bring in a written note when there are changes to their bus routine.  If we do not have a written note, for security reasons, we must put the student on their designated bus.
    • The office needs to have notice of bus changes before 11:00 AM to ensure that our bus lists are accurate and that teachers are notified of any changes before dismissal.  This is to keep all children safe and accounted for.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation!
  • Dismissals
    • Because we are located between the middle and high schools, there is a lot of traffic before and after school.  Please account for this time by leaving home early and arriving early for pick ups
    • Parents often want to ‘dismiss’ students late in the day to ‘avoid traffic’.  However, this is a disruption to our dismissal process and your child’s academic progress.  In an effort to keep everyone safe, we ask that students not be dismissed after 1:15.  We appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep all of our students safe and accounted for.
  • Room Assignments
    • Room assignments will be posted outside on the parent bulletin board on Tuesday, September 5th after 3PM. 
    • Room assignments are carefully crafted to provide the best learning environment for all students.  All of our teachers are highly qualified, hard-working, and dedicated professionals.

We look forward to working with you and wish everyone a rewarding and productive school year. Enjoy the last days of summer!

Sincerely,                     
Dr. Fay, Principal
Mrs. DeMala, Program Specialist

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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.

Dr. Brian T. Fay,
Principal

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 to 1:45 PM
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 Accountability Data
District MCAS Report Card MCAS Performance Report Card
District Report Card District Performance Report Card
LPS District Notices Additional Notices and Resources
 
Last Update July 17, 2017 4:00 PM
School Staff and Teacher List | 2017-2018

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7340
Our Fax (781) 581-9248
Principal Dr. Brian Fay | Office 115
Principal Phone (781) 477-7340 ext. 1251
School Secretary RaShon Comeau | Office 114
Secretary Phone
(781) 477-7340 ext. 1252
Program Specialist Deborah DeMala | Room 116
Program Specialist Phone
(781) 477-7340 ext. 1287
Adjustment Counselor Patrica Johnson | Room 200 | Thurday and Friday
Adjustment Counselor Phone
(781) 477-7340 ext. 1259
School Nurse Rachel Randall | Room 119
Nurse Phone (781) 477-7340 ext. 1254
Social Worker Nicole Simonson | Room 200
Social Worker Phone (781) 477-7340 ext. 1259
Social Worker Mirna Panameno | LCH - Room B113
Social Worker Phone (781) 477-7340 ex. 1294

Our School Teacher List
Kindergarten
  Maureen Hardiman Kindergarten Room 101
  Stephanie Geller Kindergarten Room 102
Grade 1
  Debra Kelly Grade One Room 104
  Elizabeth Lilja Grade One Room 106
  Sarah Longo Grade One Room 103
Grade 2
  Melanie Collette Grade Two Room 111
  Joyce MacDonald Grade Two Room 112
  Crystal Phelan Grade Two Room 105
Grade 3
  Kimberly DeMello Grade Three Room 211
  Kristen Raye Grade Three Room 207
  Kaitlyn Wechsler Grade Three Room 210
  Amelia Anderson Grade Three-Five Room S209
Grade 4
  Rachael Cox Grade Four Room 205
  Lynn Ly Grade Four Room 204
  Maria Silletti Grade Four Room 206
Grade 5
  Alicia Burnett Grades Three To Five Room S-208
  Jennifer Devanna Grade Five Room 201
  Ariane Dobias Grade Five Room 203
  Linda Morgan Grade Five Room 202
Curwin Location
  Erin Rogers Teacher | FML Curwin Pre-K
  Jennifer Northrop Teacher | Sub. Curwin Pre-K
  Maria Rosetti Teacher Curwin Pre-K
  Linda Connolly Aide Curwin Pre-K
  Ruth Torres               Aide Curwin Pre-K
Art
  Jessica Beck Tuesday - Friday Room B-113
CIT
  Deb Koutoulas CIT Room 117
  Becky Darby-Reading CIT Room 212
Computer and Technology
  Computer Lab Lab Room 214
ELL Support
  Maria Cinelli ELL Support Room 212
Inclusion Specialists
  Mercedes Mandich Inclusion Specialist Room 212
  Patricia Murphy Inclusion Specialist Room 212
  Molly Sherer Inclusion Specialist Room 212
Library
  Library   Room 215
Lynn Community Health
  Mirna Panameno   Room B-113
Music
  Gabriel Mazzotti Monday - Thursday Room 217
Physical Education
  Derek Dana Monday - Friday Gym Room 121
Reading
  Becky Darby Reading CIT Room 118
Speech
  Susan Kummis Speech Room 212
TASC Resources
  Jennifer Fucci Clinical Director Room 110
  Robin Wolkiewicz CIT Special Ed. Room 110
Other Resources
  Behavorial Specialist Stephanie Geata Library Room 213
  Behavorialist Phone (781) 477-7340 ext. 1292
  Occupational Therapist Kelly Simone Room 212
  Therapist Phone (781) 477-7340 ext. 1283
  Physical Therapist Mary Jo McElligott Room 212
  Therapist Phone (781) 477-7340 ext. 1283
  Cafeteria | Gym Jennifer Nelson Basement
  Cafeteria Phone (781) 477-7340 ext. 1288
  Custodian Steve Fiste Cafeteria
  Custodian Phone (781) 477-7340 ext. 1284
 
Last Website Update: November 22, 2017 11:46 AM
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Membership | 2017-2018 Position
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Meetings, Agendas and Minutes | PDF Format Download

2017-2018 School Year
Meeting Date Notices/Agenda Meeting Minutes
New Schedule Soon!    
     
 
2016-2017 School Year Archive
No Meetings    
 
2015-2016 School Year Archive
November 17th | 12 PM No Agenda No Minutes
April 5th th | 5 PM No Agenda No Minutes
June 21st | 12 PM No Agenda No Minutes
 
2014-2015 School Year Archive
November 6th | 2:15 PM No Agenda No Minutes
February 12th | 2:15 PM No Agenda No Minutes
May 28th | 2:15 PM No Agenda No Minutes
     
2013-2014 School Year Archive
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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.
 
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