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2020-2021 School Year Calendar
September 16th Start - 170 Days
English - Spanish
Reopening Our Schools Safely
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Reopening Technical Support
School Issued Laptops, Connecting - More!

School Year Announcements
"Schoology" Parent Access Update - October 6, 2020

Your student's school will be reaching out to you by the end of next week with an access code for "Schoology". If you do not receive an access code by October 9th, reach out to your child's homeroom teacher. At the secondary level, you only need 1 access code and all courses will be loaded.

This account will allow you to see the work your child has submitted, discussions they have participated in, school updates, and also provides the ability to message staff at the school. Multiple children can be added to one parent account. The following are videos (Part 1 and Part 2) showing how to set up your account and take advantage of all the "Schoology" features available to you.

LPS Parent Access Video - Part 1 - English
LPS Parent Access Video - Part 1 - Spanish

LPS Parent Access Video - Part 2 - English
LPS Parent Access Video - Part 2 - Spanish

Parents How To Register and View Your Child's Activity:
Download the Step by Step Instructions Here. (English and Spanish)

How To Set Up Your New Laptop - English Version
Cómo configurar su nueva computadora portátil - Versión en español
New "Schoology" How To Videos Have Been Posted!
Visit Our Technology Page Here!
Log On To Zoom! (Spanish)
October 7, 2020

Dear Parents:

As we opened our school year, a remote learning schedule was created for all students.  At the elementary level, this schedule is heavily focused on synchronous learning where every student spends most of their school day on the computer with the classroom teacher.  There was a desire to provide our youngest scholars with enormous support and supervision.  Please remember, that we are planning for teaching and learning in a way that we as educators have never experienced before.  That said, we are going to have to continuously reflect on the model we have built and make changes when we believe it is necessary.

The concern with the current schedule is the demands of a five-hour synchronous schedule for our youngest learners.  In response to these worries, there will be a revision to the Wednesday schedule for students in grades one through five.  For this group, there will be an increase in asynchronous time on learning with a shortened day each Wednesday.  For early elementary schools, students would end the synchronous part to their day at 11:45 and for late elementary schools 12:15.  All students are expected to engage in asynchronous learning for an additional hour.  Students will be given assignments to complete.  They will be allowed to do this work at their own pace and at a time that permits them to break and return to working on their assignment at their leisure.  Across the district, all students will focus on using a literacy resource, Imagine Learning as well as ST Math.  Teachers will be looking to assign one hour in total of content and engagement.

This change to the Wednesday schedule is a first step and an initial response.  This amended schedule will begin next week on Wednesday, October 14th.  We have also put a team together to further evaluate the elementary schedule and make additional recommendations for moving forward.  There will be no changes to the Pre-K and kindergarten schedules at this time.  The existing schedule is half day with a half hour in between sessions.

We thank all of our parents, guardians, and providers for your support of LPS and our students.  Your patience and persistence is appreciated.

In partnership,

Peter Viselli

Download This Letter In English and Spanish

August 31, 2020

Dear Cobbet Families,

As you may already know, the Lynn Public Schools will begin the 20-21 school year remotely.  Remote learning is students engaged in their classes and completing assignments from a remote location, not from inside the school. Although we will be learning remotely, the attendance policy has not changed. It remains the same as in previous years. 

This school year will look very different as we move into teaching and learning. We have adopted a Learning Management System for Lynn Public Schools called"Schoology".  A learning management system is an online application that allows for the administration of educational courses, providing teaching and learning opportunities anytime, from anywhere. Your child will be taught using "Schoology", Monday-Friday, throughout the school day and beyond. "Schoology" can be accessed through a desktop, laptop, or through the web browser on an iPad or tablet. 

Students will access "Schoology" by logging onto:

student’s email address: (6 digit ID# follows stu)

Your child’s 6-digit id# is included in their email address, immediately following stu. If you don’t know your child’s id#, please contact your building principal.  Beginning on September 16th, once they are logged in, their courses will be loaded on this page and they will have access to school updates.  More information will follow including videos with how to login.

Students in grades 3-12 should have already received their district issued loaner laptops at this time. If you have not had this opportunity, please contact your building principal and they will provide dates, times, and locations for pickup.

Devices have been ordered for students in grades K-2, we will notify families when those arrive. In order to prepare your child for remote learning, we have designated four days of online orientation with your child’s teacher as well as one day for material/supply pickup at the school.

Starting September 23rd, the school day for Grades 1 - 5 at Cobbet is Monday - Friday from 8:15 AM to 1:15 PM.. During that time, students will participate in teaching and learning based on the following times:
Morning Circle 30 minutes (5 days a week)
English Language Arts/Social Studies 120 minutes (5 days a week)
Math 90 minutes (3 days a week)
Math 60 minutes (2 days a week)
Science 30 minutes (2 days a week)
Brain Break 30 minutes (5 days a week)
Closing Circle 15 minutes (5 days a week)
The Kindergarten Schedule is based on an AM (8:15-10:30) or
PM (11:00-1:15) class with following time allotments. 
Morning Circle 30 minutes (5 days a week)
English Language Arts 45 minutes (5 days a week)
Screen Break 15 minutes (5 days a week)
Math 30 minutes (5 days a week)
Closing Circle 15 minutes (5 days a week)
The following are important contacts: (781) 477 - 7341
Principal Peter Viselli
Clerk Cheryl Potter
Nurse Jacqueline Westrin
Parent Liaison Rocio Cruz
Program Specialist Tim Burt
Social Worker Jill McVane
Technology Help Desk (781) 477 - 7342
Monday - Thursday: 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM - 12:45 PM
This is the first of multiple letters you will receive. We will share more information as it becomes available. One piece of information that is forthcoming is breakfast and lunch pick up locations. We thank you for your patience during this time.
Peter Viselli
Cobbet Elementary School


Value of the Month: Cooperation

Your family is the most important “team” that you will ever work with!

To be successful everyone in the family needs to:

• Respect each other’s space and belongings
• Listen to each other
• Do chores at the right time and with a good attitude
• Learn how to work out problems without fighting
• Communicate well so that everyone knows what is happening
• Spend time together as a family
• Celebrate each other’s successes
• Support each other through sad times
• Learn to share

Did You Know?

The routine of the school day is important for students. They know the main purpose for being in school is to learn and that routines are in place precisely to help them focus on that learning. When students are repeatedly tardy, these routines are disrupted. Arriving after 8:15 AM can throw off their whole morning or even their day, especially if being late made the trip to school stressful.

If getting to school by 8:15 AM is a challenge for your family, you will need to make changes to your morning schedule at home in order to get to school on time. During the winter, students take longer to get ready because of coats, boots and hats. Setting your alarm for 15 minutes earlier could be all that is needed to ensure students are here to meet the teacher by 8:15 AM. This adjustment can help ensure that all students have a great start to their day


Welcome To The Cobbet Elementary School

Cobbet Elementary school is a safe, nurturing, and energetic school that includes families from all over the world and fifteen different languages. The very proud tradition of “You are Welcome Here” continues on where we celebrate the voices of all of our students.

Our extremely dedicated staff challenges students and shares in their academic success. Students are encouraged to take risks, learn from their mistakes, and interact meaningfully with others to increase their learning. Students’ academic, social, emotional, and cognitive development are fully supported through each grade level.

Parents, guardians, and caregivers are welcomed to join us in collaboration as we shape the culture of Cobbet Elementary School. The home-school connection is extremely important in helping develop and support each child. Through this collaboration and engagement, together as a team, families and the school work to build a strong, healthy vision towards the future for our children.

Peter Viselli

Cobbet Elementary School Information

Our School Information and Resource Links
Grades Offered K - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
Phone (781) 477-7341
Fax (339) 883-1439
Address - Map Link 40 Franklin Street, Lynn, MA 01902
School Day Monday - Friday 8:15 AM until 2:15 PM
Staff and Teacher List Current School Year
School Council Page Current School Year
School Improvement Plans 2019 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Student Handbooks Read Our Introductory Letter and Handbook
Department of Education Profiles and Report Cards
Our Mass DOE Profile DOE Profile, MCAS and Other Info
Our DOE Report Card Our Accountability Data
School Report Card Letter English Creole Khmer Portugese Spanish
  Link to School and District Report Cards
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District Report Card District Performance Report Card
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Last Website Update: March 26, 2021 11:22 AM
School Staff and Teacher List for 2019-2020

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7341
Our Fax (339) 883-1439
Principal Peter Viselli
Secretary Main Office Mrs. Cheryl Potter
Secretary Second Floor Office Ivelisse Reyes
Parent Liaison Rocio Cruz-Bailey
Program Specialist Mr. Tim Burt
School Nurse Jacqueline Westrin
Lynn Community Health Center | School Based-Health Center
Lead Clinician Carmen Amador
Lead Clinician Phone (781) 691-7152
Clinician Daniella Sanchez
Social Worker Jill McVane - Room 229
Head Custodian Anthony LaCava
Head Lunch Aide Beverly Lane

Our School Teacher List And Online Classroom Links
Kelsey Bartlett Kindergarten Teacher Room 28
Laura Harney Aide Room 28
Sarah Hawkins Kindergarten Teacher Room 27
Esther Freedman Aide Room 27
Annette Maquire Kindergarten Teacher Room 26
Mary Boiselle Aide Room 26
Linda Taylor Kindergarten Teacher Room 25
Cathy Levesque Aide Room 25
Kathy Hood Kindergarten Teacher Room 19
Karen Patrikas Aide Room 19
Jennifer Connelly Instructional Aid
Susan Liotta Instructional Aid
Grade 1
Krista Riley Grade One Teacher Room 11
Cynthia Wilson Grade One Teacher Room 12
Lynn Ly Grade One Teacher Room 13
Kayla Walleston Grade One Teacher Room 14
Kendwy Valdez Grade One Teacher Room 16
Koula Karmonis Instructional Aide  
Grade 2
Joanna Myette Grade Two Teacher Room 223
Dottie Saulnier Grade Two Teacher Room 221
Lisa Cullivan-White Grade Two Teacher Room 223
Heather Abbott Grade Two Teacher Room 224
Rachel Kummins

Special Education

Room 224

Amanda Lacillade K-2 Special Education Room 23
Susan Liotta

Instructional Aid

Grade 3
Theresa Connolly Grade Three Teacher Room 225
Emily Korriku Grade Three Teacher Room 226
Rachel Kummins Grade Three Teacher Room 226
Abby McGrath Grade Three Teacher Room 228
Melissa Dixey

SPED Grades Three to Five Room 15
Yaris Cruz

Aide Room 15
Stephanie Pettipas Aide Room 15
Grade 4
Rachel Marcus Grade Four Teacher Room 335
Danielle DeLisio Grade Four Teacher Room 336
Mary Vassallo Grade Four Teacher Room 337
Jaclyn Merullo Grade Four Teacher Room 338
Grade 5
Jennifer Cargill SPED Grades Three to Five Room 13
TBA Aide Room 13
Jaclyn Horntrich Grade Five Teacher Room 331
Alison Kelly Grade Five Teacher Room 332
Michelle Roy Grade Five Teacher Room 333
Molly Carey

SPED Grades Three to Five  
Heidi Colarusso

Aide Room 17
Yokaira Lopez Aide  
Adjustment Counselor
Deb McEnaney Adjustment Counselor  
Sarah Johnson Art Teacher SB-2
Julia Mullins Art Teacher - Thursday SB-2
Community Health    
Carmen Amador Lynn Comm. Health Room 34
Daniella Sanchez Lynn Comm. Health Room 33
Jonathan Eddy Teacher ELA 3-5 Room 22
Geoff King Teacher Math Grades 4-5 Room 22
Alyson Serwacki Teacher ELA Grades K-2 Room 22
Chloe Gill

ESL Teacher Room SB-1
Kate Beil

ESL Teacher Room SB-1
Sandra Coronado

ESL Teacher Room SB-1
Nevenka Crnogorac ESL Teacher Room SB-1
Jennifer Elliot

ESL Teacher Room SB-1
Emily McDonough ESL Teacher Room SB-1
Kunthea Uk ESL Teacher Room SB-1
Rachel Kummins Teacher Grades 1 and 2 Room 230
Jennifer Cargill

Teacher Grade 4 Room 230
Nancy Castle

Teacher Grade 4 Room 338
Leila Tanen Teacher Grade 5 Room 332
Erika Taylor Music Teacher Room SB-2
Behavioral Specialist
Cory Favalora   School Wide
Occupational Therapy
Mary Anne Bransfield Occupational Theraphy Room 31
Physical Education
Jack Erekson Physical Education Small Gym
Reading Specialist
Carla Adams

Reading Teacher Room 30
Cheryl Casey Reading Teacher Room 30
Sarah Jablonski

Reading Teacher Room 30
Jennifer Mazzola Reading Teacher Room 30
Safety Officer
Oren Wright Safety Officer School Wide
Joan Paddon Speech Chairperson Room 32
Aniluz Jamenez-Rodriguez Building Substitute School Wide
Last Website Update: March 26, 2021 11:22 AM
Welcome To Cobbet's Resource Page

Picture of Icons
- What's Happening This Month At School - New Meals Distribution!
Book Icon Academics and Curriculum
- Curriculum Guides
- Student Handbooks
- Summer Reading Information
- Home Learning Archive - March 2020 - June 2020
Basketball Icon Activities, Sports and Athletics
Blog Icon COVID-19 Information
Masks Help Stop The Spread Flyer
Arabic English
Haitian Creole Khmer
Portuguese Spanish
COVID-19 Fact Sheet - English COVID-19 Fact Sheet - Spanish
Running Icon Extra Curricular Activities
Cheerleading Bowling Intramural
Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Math Club
School Newspaper Music Club Literacy Club
Exercise Club Arts/Crafts Club  
Blog Icon School Google Calendar
- Select the "Agenda" tab for a complete list view of events.
Clipboard Icon LPS Policies, Codes and Forms
- Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Our Policy
- Common School Policies, Codes and Forms
School House Icon For Parents
School Desk Icon For Students
- Scolastic Student Access and iRead
- First In Math
Facebook Icon Social Media
- The LPS Facebook Page Has Our Art-Photo Postings, Announcements & More!
Dance Icon Special Projects and Presentation Archive
- Watch Our "Hour Of Code" Video Is Here!
Last Website Update: March 26, 2021 11:22 AM
Welcome to the Cobbet School Council Webpage
School Council Members and Meetings - School Year 2020 - 2021
Name School or Community Position
Peter Viselli Principal
Kendwy Valdez Teacher Grade 1
Emily Korriku Teacher Grade 3
Alyson Serwacki Curriculum Instruction
Suyen Salazar Parent
Peter McCarthy Parent
Rocio Cruz Parent Liaison
Gale Thomas Communikty Partner - LBEF
2020-2021 Meeting Dates and Agenda Meeting Minutes  
October 15, 2020 Meeting Minutes  
January 21, 2021 - 2:30 PM    
March 25 2021 - 2:30 PM   New Date!
May 13, 2021 - 2:30 PM    
Past Meeting Dates and Agenda Past Meeting Minutes  
October 17, 2019 Meeting Minutes  
January 09, 2020 Meeting Minutes  
February 06, 2020    
April 09, 2020    
December 11, 2018    
February 6, 2019    
March 20, 2019    
May 8, 2019    
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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