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New School Year Announcements

August 31, 2020
Letter #1

E.J. Harrington 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:
stu------@lynnschools.org (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 4 days of online orientation with your child’s teacher as well as 1 day for material/supply pickup at the school.

Please note these important dates for EJ Harrington Elementary School:

September 16th -
September 22nd:
Distribution of materials and supplies from 9 AM until 11 AM - Front Yard
Wednesday, September 16th

Grade 1 (Rooms 105, 106, 107, 108)
Grade 5 (Rooms 202, 216, 217)

Thursday, September 17th Grade 3 (Rooms 206, 207, 208, 211)
Friday, September 18th Grade 2 (Rooms 101, 102, 103, 104)
Monday, September 21st

Kindergarten (Rooms 113, 114, 115, 116)
Ms. Amanda (Room 001)
Ms. Chris (Room 002)
Mrs. Kirby (Room109)
Ms. Brennan (Room 203)

Tuesday, September 22nd

Pre-K (Rooms 003, Rm. 004, 110, 111, 112)
Grade 4 (Rooms 212, 214, 215, 218)

September 16th -
September 22nd:
Online orientation with teachers on "Schoology": 9 AM to 11 AM - Remote
Wednesday, September 16th Grade PK, Kindergarten, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4,
Ms. Amanda Kennedy, Ms. Chris Fiorello, Mrs. Amanda Kirby, Ms. Paula Brennan
Thursday, September 17th

Grade PK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 4, Grade 5
Ms. Amanda Kennedy, Ms. Chris Fiorello, Mrs. Amanda Kirby, Ms. Paula Brennan

Friday, September 18th

Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Ms. Amanda Kennedy, Ms. Chris Fiorello, Mrs. Amanda Kirby, Ms. Paula Brennan

Monday, September 21st Pre-K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Tuesday, September 22nd

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 5,
Ms. Amanda Kennedy, Ms. Chris Fiorello, Mrs. Amanda Kirby, Ms. Paula Brennan

Starting September 23rd, the school day for Grades 1 - 5 at EJ Harrington is Monday - Friday from 8:15 AM to 1:15 PM / 7:45 AM to 12:45 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 Kindergarten Schedule is based on an AM (7:45-10) or
PM (10:30-12:45 / 11-1:15) 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 - 7380
Principal Lissa Jussaume
Clerk Cheri Norris
Clerk Dawn Nickolau
Nurse Deb Capano
Program Specialist Amy Nerich
Social Worker Jessica Letwin
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.
Lissa Jussaume
EJ Harrington 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 Harrington's Website Table of Contents Resource Page

Book Icon Academics and Curriculum
  Curriculum Guides
  Student Handbooks
  Summer Reading Information
  Superintendent's District Handbook Letter (English and Spanish)
Basketball Icon Activities, Sports and Athletics
Blog Icon Blog Spots
Blog Icon LPS Calendar
Running Icon Extra Curricular Activities For This Year
Families are made aware of extracurricular activities via Newsletter, Flyer,
Website, school/teacher permission slip.
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 and Nutrition Club w/ Food Corps
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 17, 2020 12:19 PM
What's Happening This Month At School
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School Year 2020-2021
Year   Month(s) Description
NEW September  
2021   January  


Welcome To The Harrington Elementary School

Success is directly proportionate to effort.

Welcome to our website! Here at Harrington School we encourage each member of the community to become active participants in the educational process.

By working together as partners, we are able to develop and implement a quality educational plan to ensure the success of our students.

As the school year begins we encourage families to read the Harrington Student / Parent Handbook, and along with the staff, sign our Title 1 Home/School Compact. In this way, we show our commitment to working together effectively. We recommend that parents and guardians: meet with their child's teacher to discuss student progress, stay actively involved in school events, and monitor their children's attendance, school and homework throughout the year. We believe that open communication and consistent cooperative effort are key components for a successful school year.

The staff and I look forward to working with you and your family as we guide, challenge and nurture your son / daughter to meet his/her full potential.

Best Wishes for a successful year!

Lissa Bloom

Lynn Public School's Mission Statement

The school community will work together in developing strategies for its students to be self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, and quality producers, ultimately acquiring the power of knowledge with the highest degree of human intelligence to become successful life-long learners.

The goals of the Lynn Public Schools are in accord with the district-wide goals and summarize the school's perception of its mission:

* To foster academic excellence
* To nurture a positive set of attitudes toward learning
* To develop desirable personal and interpersonal behaviors and skills
* To involve families as partners in their children's education
* To ensure that children with special needs are placed in the least restrictive environment

Harrington School's Mission Statement

The mission of the Harrington Elementary School is to nurture, develop and educate all students from early childhood to early adolescence, from a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds and ability levels, and to give these students a solid educational foundation with the tools and understanding necessary to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners. We believe that all children can learn. We recognize that the Harrington School has the primary responsibility for providing learning opportunities. We also recognize that parents/guardians are our partners in this process. Ultimately, together, we must develop student learners who are motivated and responsible for their own education. The Harrington Home/School Title 1 Compact reinforces the student / parent / teacher team message that all members must work together for ultimate success.

The goals of our school are in accord with the district-wide goals and summarize the school's perception of its mission: provide all students at Harrington School with equitable opportunity for optimal achievement in all academic areas"

Supporting Goals:
* To foster academic potential in every child
* To generate a respecting and caring approach to learning
* To broaden literacy and communication skills
* To support a student/parent/school partnership
* To encourage life-long learning

Harrington Elementary School Information

Our School Information and Resource Links
Grades Offered PK - K - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
Phone (781) 477-7380
Fax (781) 477-7383
Address - Map Link 21 Dexter Street, Lynn, MA 01902
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
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 2020 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
LPS District Notices Additional Notices and Resources
Last Website Update: September 17, 2020 12:19 PM
School Staff and Teacher List for 2019-2020

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7380
Our Fax (781) 477-7383
Principal Lissa Jussaume
Principal Phone (781) 477-7380 extension 2001
Administrative Assistant Leah Witcomb
Assistant Phone (781) 477-7380 extension 2003
Administrative Assistant Cheri Norris
Assistant Phone (781) 477-7380 extension 2004
Program Specialist Amy Nerich
Specialist Phone (781) 477-7380 extension 2002
Library Carole Shutzer
Library Phone (781) 477-7380 extension 2038
Parent Liaison Claritza Ramos
Liaison Phone (781) 477-7380 extension 2066
Adjustment Counselor Erin Kelter
Counselor Phone (781) 477-7380 extension 2044
School Nurse Debbie Capano
Nurse Phone (781) 477-7380 extension 2005
Social Worker Jessica Letwin
Social Worker Phone (781) 477-7380 extension 2044
School Psychologist Dr. Antonio Romero
Psycologist Phone (781) 477-7380 extension 2044
Physical Theraphy Brenda Hennesey
Occupational Theraphy Karen Woodward
Theraphy Phone
(781) 477-7380 extension 2017
Lunchroom Supervisor Pat Libby
Lunchroom Phone
(781) 477-7380 extension 2009
School Custodian Mario DeArco
Lynn Community Health Dr. Mark Alexikos
Lynn Community Health Genevieve Gonzalez
Behavior Health Jessie McDaid
Nurse Practioner Jessica Waters
Receptionist Ms. Fabiola
Community Health Phone (781) 477-7380 extension 2019

Our School Teacher List And Online Classroom Links
Amanda Boland PK Teacher Room 112
Meaghan Canty Aide Room 112
Audra Kebreau PK Teacher Room 003
Donna Leblanc Aide Room 003
Scott Damon Aide Room 003
Jody Leonard PK Teacher Room 110
Melissa Kennedy Aide Room 110
Joyce Nocella PK Teacher Room 111
Lynne Rapoport Aide Room 111
Lea Barresi PK Teacher Room 004
Debra Brown Aide Room 004
Juana Lovera Aide Room 004
Amanda Kirby PK Teacher Room 109
Marina Tucker Aide Room 109
Alicia Cepeda Aide Room 109
Jamie Castro Brown Kindergarten Teacher Room 116
Caroline Tucker Aide Room 116
Jennifer Gambill Kindergarten Teacher Room 113
Taylor Shultz Aide Room 113
Casandra Colby Kindergarten Teacher Room 114
Allison Kench Aide Room 114
Lindsey Moran Kindergarten Teacher Room 115
Marina Tucker Aide Room 115
Kindergarten - 2
Amanda Kennedy Kindergarten - 2 Teacher Room 001
Dawn McManus Aide Room 001
Martha Krishe Aide Room 001
RachaelThomas Aide Room 001
Yaniris Dejesus Aide Room 001
Chris Fiorello Kindergarten - 2 Teacher Room 002
Saruth Veth Aide Room 002
Joyce Erekson Aide Room 002
Grade 1
Michelle Avery Grade One Teacher Room 105
Stacy Barrett Grade One Teacher Room 107
Marlene Martuccio Aide Room 107
Jenelle Gibney Grade One Teacher Room 106
Melissa Harrington Grade One Teacher Room 108
Grade 2
Jennifer Garrity Grade Two Teacher Room 104
Erin McDonald Grade Two Teacher Room 102
Emily Olson Grade Two Teacher Room 101
Amanda Stevens Grade Two Teacher Room 103
Grade 3
Nicole Doucette Grade Three Teacher Room 211
Natalie Katz Grade Three Teacher Room 206
Amanda Green Grade Three Teacher Room 208
Nikki Spyropoulous Grade Three Teacher Room 206
Grade 4
Nicole Caradonna Grade Four Teacher Room 212
Tanya Phelps Grade Four Teacher Room 214
Elizabeth Slattery Grade Four Teacher Room 215
Grade 5
Emily Hatfield Grade Five Teacher Room 216
Courteny Toombs Grade Five Teacher Room 218
Katlyn (Pohle) Tucker Grade Five Teacher Room 202
Kristin Wheeler Grade Five Teacher Room 217
Grades 3 - 5
Paula Brennan Grade Three - Five Teacher Room 203
Emmanuelle Njiba-Kanoni Aide Room 203
Mary Parks Art Teacher Room 201
Curriculum Instruction
Patti Mendonca CIT/MATH/TECH Teacher Room 213-A
Nancy Doherty CIT/ELA Teacher Room 218
Elaine White Math Teacher Room 213-A
Lori McCormack ESL Teacher Room 209
Sandra Eichel ESL Teacher Room 209
Shannon Monks ESL Teacher Room 209
Sally Sadoian ESL Teacher Room 209
Nicole Zarkades ESL Teacher Room 209
Carole Shutzer Librarian Library
Elaine White Math Teacher Room 213-A
Cynthia Altsman Music Teacher Room 205
Physical Education
Kathy Woodbury Physical Ed. Teacher Gym
Reading Specialist
Sara Doughty Reading Teacher Room 210
Kristina Kotsakis Reading Teacher Room 210
Nicole Sanger Reading Teacher Room 210
Karen Smith Reading Teacher Room 210
Colleen O’Connell Speech Teacher Basement
Special Education  
Laura Spathanas Chairperson Room 204-B
Deb Duncan Resource Teacher Room 204-A
Melissa Gavin Resource Teacher Room 213-B
Kathryn Overhoff Resource Teacher Room 204-A
Beth Pento Resource Teacher Room 204-A
Christine Shatswell Resource Teacher Room 213-B
Kerri Reilly Resource Teacher Room 213-B
TBA Substitute Teacher Float
Last Website Update: September 17, 2020 12:19 PM
Welcome to the Harrington School Council Webpage
School Council Members and Meetings - School Year 2020 - 2021
Name School or Community Position
Lissa Jussaume Principal
Amy Nerich Program Specialist, Co-Chair
Jayna Gomez Parent
Eva Ali Parent
Vuch Pop Parent
Lynsey Alyn Parent
Stacy Barret Teacher
Nikki Caradonna Teacher
Jennifer Garrity Teacher
Christine Shatswell Teacher
Past Meeting Dates and Agenda Past Meeting Minutes  
November 04, 2019 Meeting Minutes  
January 21, 2020    
March 24, 2020    
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
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Posting Type Description Date
Photos Our Harrington Art Slide Show_1 May 2020
Photos Fall Art Work From Students PreK through 5! November, 2018

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