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Ford School Open House

May 27, 2015
From 5 PM Until 7 PM

Dear Ford School Families,

Imagine, it is almost the end of the month of May!  The students have been working very hard and have many accomplishments to share with you.  We would like to invite Ford families to come to our Ford School Open House on May 27, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. 

During the Open House, you will have the opportunity to visit classrooms to see student’s work.  You will also be able to visit our gym where we will have many tables set up to provide the opportunity for you talk with representatives from the following places: 

  • YMCA
  • LEO
  • Lynn Community Health
  • Jennifer Spina (LPS contact for asthma, etc.)
  • HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change)
  • Jennifer Arias (LPS- Housing and Neighborhood Development)
  • Reading Specialists—Eileen Catizone and Linda Leahy
  • ELL teachers—Pam Guilmain, Emily Burt, Emily McDonough
  • Lead Paint Abatement Table
  • Treadwell Ice Cream Ford School Fundraiser ($3.50 each)
  • Scholastic Book Fair

Please come and join the Ford School Community and take part in our last Open House for school year 2014-2015.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at 781-477-7375.

Mrs. LaRivee

Moving On Ceremony for Grade 5
June 25, 2015 At 9 AM
Robert L. Ford Elementary School Gym


Imagine Nation At Ford School

Through Imagine Nation, we’re recognizing our most passionate and dedicated Imagine Learning English users with World-Class, Top 50, and Super School awards. The Robert L. Ford School was recently named an Imagine Nation Super School and receive a commemorative banner as well as a plaque to display at their school.

“Schools that have qualified for the Imagine Nation program are elite Imagine Learning English users,” said Derrin Hill, chief sales officer for Imagine Learning. “They have realized that this tool helps their students succeed, and they have made it a priority by restructuring schedules to ensure that all students have access to the program on a daily basis. We are thrilled to honor them for their achievements and share their best practices with other schools.”

Ford School Marks Read Across America Day with Library Re-dedication


Frederick Cole re-dedicated the library at the Ford Elementary School in Lynn to Dr. Miriam Morse, a close friend. The ceremony was in conjunction with Read Across America Day. (Item Photo / Owen O'Rourke)

Originally Published on Saturday, March 02, 2013 The Daily Item

LYNN — A trail of red and white hats, taped to the floor, Led the Ford School visitors to the elevator door. From there they went up, those hats red and white, To a room that held a wondrous sight:

A celebration was on, as a matter of course, For Dr. Seuss, reading and Dr. Miriam Morse.

"It's a celebration of Literacy Day," said Ford School Librarian Anne Marie Donnelly. "We're re-dedicating the library, we've invited 24 people to come and read to our classes, and in the afternoon we will celebrate with a school wide story ... 'Green Eggs and Ham.'

Nationally, March 1 is known as Read Across America Day, celebrated on Dr. Seuss' birthday since 1998. Its aim is to promote reading, motivation and awareness. This is the first year the school has joined in the fun that Donnelly can remember.

"I think it's important to show them that reading and literacy can be and is fun," she said.

"My goal is to encourage a love of reading. Principal Dr. Claire Crane's purpose is to get a book in the hand of every child in the school. It's why we have a library."

Curious Creatures Visit The Ford School!


Future Astronauts Gather At Ford!


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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.

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  Kate Ford 1 105
  Lindsey Mazzaglia 1 102
  Ariel McKenney 1 101
  Caroline Crowley Mendes 1 104
  Joanna Raye 1 103
Grade 2    
  Brenda Anaya 2 206
  Kathie Emmons 2 207
  Cynthia Mitsiaris 2 107
  Jennifer Smith 2 106
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  Jessica Bille 3 205
  Anmarie Donnely 3 203
  Nicole Guarino 3 108
  Jennifer McCarthy 3 202
  Laura Spathanas 3 204
Grade 4    
  Deborah Goldstein 4 310
  Shannon Gunderson 4 309
  Jamie Barbuzzi 4 307
  Thelxi Voyiagis-Cote 4 303
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  Michael Duda 5 301
  Noelle Kelly 5 302
  Lauren Sampson 5 200
  Cheryl Wilfert 5 201
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  Pamela Guilmain   304
  Emily Mitchell   304
  Gissell Vargas   304
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  George Broufas    
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  Jessica Forgione    
  Eileen Catizone   304
  Linda Leahy   304
Resource Inclusion  
  Alcides Jusino   306
  David Romanowski   306
  Amy Vernava   306

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