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

School Year Announcements

i-Ready Family Webinars - January 21st and 26th
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Callahan families are invited to an evening session about i-Ready Assessment and Instruction. Join us for a tour of the platform and a conversation around how i-Ready helps teachers serve the best instruction to keep your child growing and learning across the school year.

Space is limited. Please register for one of the sessions below.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 5 PM until 6 PM and
or Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 5 PM until 6 PM

Click Here For Online Registration

Webinar Agenda:

- What is i-Ready?
- What is the Diagnostic?
- Taking the Diagnostic from home
- Resources for families
- i-Ready Q&A!

What is i-Ready?
i-Ready is an online program for reading and/or mathematics that will help your student’s teacher(s) determine your student’s needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows your teacher(s) to meet your student exactly where they are and provides data to increase your student’s learning gains. i-Ready consists of two parts: Diagnostic and Personalized Instruction. Learn more on their website!

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,
Mrs. Patricia Hebert

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"Schoology" Parent Access Update - October 6, 2020

We are excited to share with you that you now have the ability to access your child’s Schoology account. With this access code you will be able to view all of your child’s Schoology Activity. Below are the directions on how to access their account. There are also videos below to guide you.

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!
August 31, 2020

Dear Drewicz Community,

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 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 allowing for learning anytime from anywhere. Your child will be taught using the learning management system, "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 student 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. 

Starting September 23rd, the school day for Grades 1-5 and PreK/K Substantially Separate Classrooms at Drewicz is Monday-Friday from 7:45AM - 12:45PM.  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 (7:45-10) or
PM (10:30-12:45) 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 - 7350
Principal Patricia Hebert
Clerk Shawna Hemenway
Nurse Christine Mancini
Program Specialist Andrea Taddeo
Social Worker Alicia Marescalchi
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.
Patrica Hebert
Drewicz 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 Drewicz Elementary School

The mission of Drewicz School is to provide all students with a welcoming, safe and supportive environment where they can learn, grow, and become great citizens.

Through rigorous instruction, students at the Drewicz School will continually take part in collaborative and engaging learning opportunities that require higher order thinking skills in the arts of literacy and mathematical thinking.

Patricia Hebert

Drewicz Elementary School Information

Our School Information and Resource Links
Grades Offered K - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
Phone (781) 477-7350
Fax (781) 477-7353
Address - Map Link 34 Hood Street, 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
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
District MCAS Report Card MCAS Performance Report Card
District Report Card District Performance Report Card
Additional District Postings
LPS District Notices Additional Notices and Resources
Recording and Photographs Recording Remote Learning Lessons
Last Website Update: March 30, 2021 8:01 AM

School Staff List and Teacher List for 2020-2021

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7350
Our Fax (781) 477-7353
Principal Patricia Hebert
Office Clerk - Records Request Shawna Hemenway
Office Clerk Phone (781) 477-7350 extension 1202
Program Specialist Andrea Taddeo - Loft
Program Specialist Phone (781) 477-7350 - extension 1213
Adjustment Councilor Deborah McEnaney - Library
Adjustment Councilor Phone (781) 477-7350 extension 1230
School Nurse Christine Mancini - B-17
School Nurse Phone (781) 477-7350 extension 1203
School Psychologist Aeron Dugan
School Psychologist Phone (781) 477-7350 extension 1202
Social Worker Alicia Marescalchi - Office
Social Worker Phone (781) 477-7350 extension 1244
Behaviour Specialist Cory Favalora - Library
Behaviour Specialist Phone (781) 477-7350 - extension 1230
Occupational Therapist Sarah Bettencourt - Library
Occupational Therapist Phone (781) 477-7350 extension 1230
Physical Therapist Mary Jo McElligott
Lynn Comm. Health Center Jennifer Locke
Rooms B2 and B3 (781) 477-7350 extensions 1242 and 1243
Special Education Chair Amy Wile
SPED Chair Phone (781) 477-7350
Custodian Andy Briggs - Gym
Custodian Phone (781) 477-7350 extension 1206
Lunchroom Chief
Anna Garcia - Cafeteria
Lunchroom Chief Phone (781) 477-7350 extension 1205
Parent Liaison Melinda Depina - Office
Parent Liasion Phone
(781) 477-7350 - extension 1207

Our School Teacher List And Online Classroom Links
Pre-K - Kindergarten
Chloe Lee Teacher Room 107
Pat Melanson Aide Room 107
Allison Kench Teacher Room 108
Brenda Goldman Aide Room 108
Stephanie Geller Teacher Room 101
Lisa Dudley Aide Room 101
Sarah Hawkins Teacher Room 118
Irene Machuca Aide Room 118
Melissa Rotker
Teacher Room 119
Philip Thim Aide Room 119
Grade 1
Melissa Whipple Teacher Room 102
Jessica White Teacher Room 105
Julie Panzini Teacher Room 202
Grade 2
Kaylen Notrem Teacher Room 201
Hannah McKenzie Teacher Room 213
Kelly Morris Teacher Room 214
Grade 3
Ashley Laramie Teacher Room 206
Heather Santaniello Teacher Room 208
Jennifer McCarthy Teacher Room 209
Grade 4
Laura Ward Teacher Room 301
Casey Parr Teacher Room 312
Samantha Mamos Teacher Room 313
Grade 5
Stephanie Dean Teacher Room 207
Cynthia Anderson Teacher Room 306
Lianne McInerney Teacher Room 307
Amanda O’Brien Teacher Room 308
Ashley Mandel Art Teacher Library
Ellen Rondeau CIT Teacher Room B-15
ESL Specialists
Nicolette Gateman ESL Teacher Library
Roberta Gordon ESL Teacher Library
Kevin Casey ESL Teacher Library
Marissa Rodriguez-Mello ESL Teacher Library
Math Coach - Grades 1 through 5
Renee Parisi Math Teacher
Room B-15
Shawna Buettner MusicTeacher Library
Jeremy Witherall Band Teacher Cafe
Etleva Hima-Buli Strings Gym
Physical Education
Michael Ciarletta Physical Ed Teacher Gym
Ryan Sheehan Physical Ed Teacher Gym
Remi Aucone Reading Specialist Room B-15
Pam Laramie Reading Specialist Room B-15
Maria Rosetti Reading Specialist Room B-15
Special Education
Paula Foukas SPED Teacher Room B-1
Courtney Cavanaugh SPED Teacher Room B-1
Lisa Curtis SPED Teacher Room B-1
Sarah James SPED Teacher Room B-1
TBA Speech Teacher Library
Building Substitute
Abeer Hadad    
Last Website Update: March 30, 2021 8:01 AM
Welcome To Drewicz's Resource Page

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- 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
Music Club Boys Basketball Girls Basketball
Math Club Science Club School Newspaper
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
Facebook Icon Social Media
- The LPS Facebook Page Has Our Art-Photo Postings, Announcements & More!
Dance Icon Special Projects and Presentation Archive
Last Website Update: March 30, 2021 8:01 AM
Welcome to the Drewicz School Council Webpage
All meetings (see the schedule below) will be held at 2 PM virtually on the Zoom platform.

Zoom Meeting Info: Click Here To Join The Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 820 7570 0735
Passcode: 223445
School Council Members and Meetings - School Year 2020 - 2021
Name School or Community Position
Patricia Hebert Principal
Alicia Marescalchi School Social Worker
Lisa Curtis Special Education Teacher
Laura Ward Grade 4 Classroom Teacher
Michelle Garcia Parent
Katy Jackson Parent
Amy Rodgers Parent
Jissiel Tolentino Parent
Krystal Parker GE Community Partner
Anika Whitmore The Food Project Community Partner
Current Meeting Dates and Agenda Meeting Minutes  
Monday October 19, 2020 Meeting Minutes  
Monday January 25, 2021 Meeting Minutes  
Monday March 29, 2021    
Monday June 14, 2021    
Past Meeting Dates and Agenda Past Meeting Minutes  
October 22, 2019 Meeting Minutes  
February 04, 2020 Meeting Minutes  
May 19, 2020    
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
Video Pass The Pencil... It's Summer Time! June 2020
Photos and PDF Drewicz Art Gallery 2019-2020 - Download PDF June 2020
Photos Drewicz Displays Its Fall Colors! November 2019
Photos Environmental Projects! November 2019
Photos Lots of Learning This Month! November 2019
Photos Drewicz Hospital A Success! November 2019
Photos Winter Art Work From All Grades! March 2019
Photos Our Fall Art Is On Display! November, 2018
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