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Fall 2020 - Autumn Activites At Ford Elementary!

In November, forty-five Ford Elementary School students received recognition for their progress on ST Math. ST Math is a visual instructional program that uses the brain's innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. ST Math’s unique, patented approach provides students with equitable access to learning through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback.
Each ST Math superstar received a certificate from Jiji, the ST Math mascot, as well as a Jiji sticker to celebrate their progress on ST Math.  Each student solved over 100 puzzles on ST Math during the month of November.  With four students solving over 200 puzzles and one student solving 345 puzzles! 

Our top 5 ST Math Superstars for November:

  1. Heathan A- Room 102 - 345 puzzles
  2. Tycari F- Room 104 - 256 puzzles
  3. Liam B- Room 105 - 214 puzzles
  4. Jessica C- Room 201 - 208 puzzles
  5. Elsa M- Room 101 - 205 puzzles

In the month of October, Ford families came to school to pick up learning materials that included a fun Autumn activity. 

First graders made a “Falling for Me” tree telling us all about themselves while creating beautiful Autumn trees. 

Second and third graders were able to create a fall wreath using tissue paper leaves in all the Autumn colors.  Fourth and fifth graders received scratch art leaves to tap into their creativity to make gorgeous Autumn leaves.  Here are some of the results of our creative Ford scholars!!

Click To Download Our Fall Activity Sheet

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

"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!
August 31, 2020
Letter #1

Robert L. Ford Elementary School

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.

Starting September 23rd, the school day for Grades 1 - 5 at the Ford School is Monday - Friday from 7:45 AM to 2:45 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 following are important contacts: (781) 477 - 7375
Principal Joanne M. LaRivee - Extension 2101
Clerk Darlene Finnigan - Extension 2104
Clerk Elyse Spates - Extension 2104
Nurse Serena Foley - Extension 2105
Program Specialist Lisa M. Grassa - Extension 2148
School Adjustment Councilor Lori Alcock - Extension 2108
Social Worker Sandra Rago - Extension 2108
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.
Joanne M. LaRivee, Ed. S. 
Robert L. Ford Elementary School 
49 Hollingsworth Street 
Lynn, MA 01902 
781-477-7375 Ext. 2101 



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
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: September 6, 2021 10:12 AM
School Staff and Teacher List For 2021-2022

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7375
Our Fax (781) 477-2796
Principal Joanne M. LaRivee
Administrative Assistant Elyse Spates
Administrative Assistant Phone (781) 477-7375 Extension 2104
Adjustment Counselor Heather Matulewicz  
Phone (781) 477-7375 Extension 2108
Behavior Specialist Brittany Webber SW Office
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
Nurse Serena Foley  
Phone (781) 477-7375 Extension 2105
Occupational Therapist Wendy Johnson SW Office
Parent Liaison Madeline Castillo  
Phone (781) 477-7375 Extension 2103
Program Specialist Julie Dunagan
Phone (781) 477-7375 Extension 2148
Social Worker Erin Marquez
Phone (781) 477-7375 Extension 2108

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 Issa Grade One Teacher Room 104
Grade 2
Katelyn Boaman Grade Two Teacher Room 105
Lindsey Moran Grade Two Teacher Room 106
Paige Crockett Grade Two Teacher Room 107
Jane McGrath 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
Thelxi Voyiagis-Cote Grade Four Teacher Room 303
Shannon Gunderson Grade Four Teacher Room 309
Madison Doherty Grade Four Teacher Room 310
Kaitlyn Sharkey Grade Four Teacher Room 302
Grade 5
Lauren Sampson Grade Five Teacher Room 200
Noelle Wine Grade Five Teacher Room 201
Ashley Doherty Grade Five Teacher Room 202
Megan Fuccillo Grade Five Teacher Room 203
Laura MacCarthy Art Teacher Art Room
CIT and Instruction Teachers
Jamie Paradis Literacy/Tech/MCAS Teacher Room 302
Katharine Ronck Math Teacher Room 100
Renske Braunstein ELL Teacher Room 301
Amanda Feliz ELL Teacher Room 101
Deborah Goldstein ELL Teacher Room 206
Laurie Hanna ELL Teacher Room 203
Courtney Lopes ELL Teacher Room 106
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 108
Jennifer Sidmore Reading Teacher Room 107
Patricia Vinci Reading Teacher Room 302
Resource Inclusion
Bianca Ladderbush Inclusion Teacher Room 308
Thomas Conlin Inclusion Teacher Library
Lauren Murphy Inclusion Teacher Room 306
Christa Brent Inclusion Teacher Room 207
Jessica DiLeo Speech Teacher  
Tom Deveau Technology Teacher Computer Lab
Last Website Update: September 6, 2021 10:12 AM
Welcome To Ford'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 Intramural Battle of the Books
Computer Club Boys Basketball Girls Basketball
Math Club Science Club School Newspaper
Music Club Literacy Club Exercise Club
Arts/Crafts Club Robotics Cooking Nutrition 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
- The "First In Math" Program
- Ford's Community Partnerships
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: September 6, 2021 10:12 AM
Welcome to the Ford School Council Webpage
School Council Members and Meetings - School Year 2021 -2022
Members Name School or Community Position
2021-2022 Members To Be Announced
Current Meeting Dates and Agenda Meeting Minutes
2021-2022 Meetings To Be Announced
Past Meeting Dates and Agenda Past Meeting Minutes
November 18, 2019 Meeting Minutes
January 27, 2020 Meeting Minutes
March 23, 2020  
May 04, 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.
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Photos Fall Activities At Ford Elementary! November 2020
Video Watch Our Grade 5 Moving On Celebration! June 2020
Photos Our Winter Wonderland Celebration! December 2019
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