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  Student Handbooks - 2019/2020
  Summer Reading Information
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  2019-2020 School Year Calendar
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Math Club Science Club School Newspaper
Music Club Literacy Club Exercise Club
Arts/Crafts Club Robotics Cooking and Nutrition Club w/ Food Corps
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  Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Our Policy
  Common School Policies, Codes and Forms
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  The "First In Math" Program
  Ford's Community Partnerships
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Last Website Update: September 20, 2019 2:29 PM
What's Happening This Month At Ford - School Year 2019-2020
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School Year 2019-2020
Year   Month(s) Description
NEW September  
2020   January  
Welcome To The Robert L. Ford School

The Ford Elementary School is a welcoming school community that embraces the diverse nature of our school population. At Ford, we celebrate individual differences among children and set high expectations for them. Our goal is to help our students become caring and responsible individuals in the school community who treat each other with respect and courtesy. Our focus is to develop cooperation and also individual effort with our students so that each child will acquire skills that will help him/her to become a lifelong learner. Working together as a team in each classroom is important to building character and developing academic skills.  

All children deserve to feel safe, supported, healthy, challenged, and engaged. The Robert L. Ford School community is made up of students, teachers and parents who work together every day to nurture a safe and caring environment that supports academic as well as social-emotional growth for each Ford student. Parents and teachers who collaborate together make a strong support team for each student.  Together we will build a culture of academic success.

Joanne M. LaRivee

 Vision Statement for Robert L. Ford Elementary School

The Robert L. Ford Elementary School is a community dedicated to achieving academic success through hard work and effort, sharing responsibility for a safe and supportive environment.  All students will demonstrate the ability to work together, think critically, solve problems, and communicate effectively to ensure they are career and college ready.

Ford Elementary School Information

Our School Information and Resource Links
Grades Offered 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
Phone (781) 477-7375
Fax (781) 477-2796
School Day Monday - Friday 7:45 AM until 1:45 PM
Breakfast Served Daily Monday - Friday 7:15 AM until 7:40 AM
Address - Map Link 49 Hollingsworth Street, Lynn, MA 01902
Staff and Teacher List Current School Year
School Council Page Current School Year
School Improvement Plans 2019 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
MCAS Report Card/Letter 2019 English Arabic Hatian Creole Khmer Spanish
District MCAS Report Card MCAS Performance Report Card
District Report Card District Performance Report Card
LPS District Notices Additional Notices and Resources
Last Website Update: September 20, 2019 2:29 PM
School Staff and Teacher List For 2019-2020

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7375
Our Fax (781) 477-2796
Principal Joanne M. LaRivee
Administrative Assistant Darlene Finnigan
Administrative Assistant Phone (781) 477-7375 extension 2104
Administrative Assistant Elyse Spates
Administrative Assistant Phone (781) 477-7375 extension 2103
Program Specialist Lisa Grassa
Program Specialist Phone (781) 477-7375 extension 2148
Adjustment Counselor Lori Alcock
Counselor Phone (781) 477-7375 extension 2108
School Nurse Meghan Paul
Nurse Phone (781) 477-7375 extension 2105
Social Worker Sandra Rago
Social Worker Phone (781) 477-7375 extension 2108
Parent Liaison Whinston Done
Liaison Phone (781) 477-7375 extension 2103
Lynn Community Health Zinah Abukhalil-Quinonez
LCH Phone At Ford School (781) 477-7375 extension 2140
Lynn Community Health Lizette Telemaco
LCH Phone At Ford School (781) 477-7375 extension 2131

Our School Teacher List
Grade 1
Ariel McKenney Grade One Teacher Room 101
Lindsey Shalin Grade One Teacher Room 102
Emily Geaney Grade One Teacher Room 103
Meredith Buckley Grade One Teacher Room 104
Grade 2
Justine St. Pierre Grade Two Teacher Room 105
Paige Crockett Grade Two Teacher Room 106
Christine Schedin Grade Two Teacher Room 107
Katelyn Boaman Grade Two Teacher Room 108
Grade 3
Katharine Ronck Grade Three Teacher Room 204
Melanie Maselbas Grade Three Teacher Room 205
Nicole Guarino Grade Three Teacher Room 206
Nicole Davis Grade Three Teacher Room 207
Grade 4
Barbara Mulvaney Grade Four Teacher Room 301
Laura Shearer Grade Four Teacher Room 302
Thelxi Voyiagis-Cote Grade Four Teacher Room 303
Shannon Gunderson Grade Four Teacher Room 309
Bianca Gallo Grade Four Teacher Room 310
Grade 5
Lauren Sampson Grade Five Teacher Room 200
Noelle Wine Grade Five Teacher Room 201
Ashley Raynes Grade Five Teacher Room 202
Michael Duda Grade Five Teacher Room 301
Laura MacCarthy Art Teacher Art Room
CIT and Instruction Teachers
Jamie Paradis Literacy/Tech/MCAS Teacher Room 302
Julie Dunagan Math Teacher Room 100
Amanda Feliz ELL Teacher Room 308-A
Deborah Goldstein ELL Teacher Room 308-A
Laurie Hanna ELL Teacher Room 308-A
Courtney Lopes ELL Teacher Room 308-A
Library Media Specialist
To Be Announced Librarian Library
George Broufas Music Teacher Music Room
Physical Education
Dan Gordon Physical Ed. Teacher Gym
Reading Specialists
Linda Leahy Reading Teacher Room 104
Jennifer Sidmore Reading Teacher Room 207
Patricia Vinci Reading Teacher Room 301
TBA Speech Teacher Room 308-B
Resource Inclusion
Bianca Ladderbush Inclusion Teacher Room 306
Thomas Conlin Inclusion Teacher Room 306
Lauren Murphy Inclusion Teacher Room 306
Christa Brent Inclusion Teacher Room 306
Last Website Update: September 20, 2019 2:29 PM
Welcome to the Ford School Council Webpage
School Year 2019 - 2020
School Council Members and Meetings
Name School or Community Position
Jay Fraher Business Partner- Centerboard
Joanne LaRivee Principal, Ford School
Lisa Grassa Program Specialist, Ford School

Jamie Paradis

Literacy/Technology CIT, Ford School

Julie Dunagan

Math CIT, Ford School
Meeting Dates and Agenda Meeting Minutes  
New Meeting Schedule Soon!    
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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