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Welcome To Harrington's Website Table of Contents | Resources Page

Book Icon Academics | Curriculum
  Curriculum Guides
  Student Handbooks
  Summer Reading Information
  Strategies For Comprehension
  Check Out Our New " Reading @ Harrington: Website!
Art and Photo Gallery Icon Art and Photo Gallery
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Basketball Icon Athletics | Sports
Blog Icon Blog Spots
Running Icon Extra Curricular Activities For This Year
Families are made aware of extracurricular activities via Newsletter, Connect-Ed Phone Call, Flyer, and Website.
Cheerleading Intramural Computer Club
Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Literacy Club
Exercise Club Arts/Crafts Club Tumbling
Student Council    
Clipboard Icon LPS Policies, Codes and Forms
  Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Our Policy
  Common School Policies, Codes and Forms
Newsletter Icon Our Calendar and Newsletters
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Book Icon School Council | Members and Meetings
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Technology Icon Technology
School House Icon For Parents
  Emergency Medical Form Instructional Video and Form Download
School Desk Icon For Students
  Harrington Reads Website!
  School Supply List
Facebook Icon Social Media
  Our District Facebook Page
Dance Icon Special Projects and Presentation Archive
World Wide Web Icon Our Past School Year Websites Are Here
What's Happening At Harrington!
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Announcements, News, Notes, Calendars and More!

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Extra Curricular Activities For This School Year
Families are made aware of extracurricular activities via Newsletter, Connect-Ed Phone Call, Flyer, and Website.
Cheerleading Intramural Computer Club
Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Literacy Club
Exercise Club Arts/Crafts Club Tumbling
Student Council    

Pen In Hand Icon Watch for new school year announcements here!
Newsletter Icon "Harrington Highlights" Newsletter, Healthy Tips and Monthly Memos
Newspaper Icon School Calendar (Our Google Calendar)
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!

Debra Ruggiero

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 to 1:45 PM
Staff and Teacher List Current School Year
School Council Page Current School Year
School Improvement Plans 2018 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
District MCAS Report Card MCAS Performance Report Card
District Report Card District Performance Report Card
LPS District Notices Additional Notices and Resources
Last Update July 17, 2017 4:00 PM

School Staff and Teacher List | 2017-2018

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7380
Our Fax (781) 477-7383
Principal Debra Ruggiero
Principal Phone (781) 477-7380 ext. 2001
Administrative Assistant Andrea Fila
Assistant Phone (781) 477-7380 ext. 2003
Administrative Assistant Lisa Parker
Assistant Phone (781) 477-7380 ext. 2004
Program Specialist (Acting) Amy Nerich
Specialist Phone (781) 477-7380 ext. 2002
Library Carole Shutzer
Library Phone (781) 477-7380 ext. 2038
Parent Liaison Johanny Castillo
Liaison Phone (781) 477-7380 ext. 2066
Adjustment Counselor Erin Kelter
Counselor Phone (781) 477-7380 ext. 2044
School Nurse Debbie Capano
Nurse Phone (781) 477-7380 ext. 2005
Social Worker Brittney Orlandi
Social Worker Phone (781) 477-7380 ext. 2044
School Psychologist Claudi Carmody
Psycologist Phone (781) 477-7380 ext. 2044
Physical Theraphy Brenda Hennesey
Occupational Theraphy Karen Woodward
Theraphy Phone
(781) 477-7380 ext. 2017
Lunchroom Supervisor Cheri Norris
Lunchroom Phone
(781) 477-7380 ext. 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
Substitute Teacher Guisela Gonzalez
Community Health Phone (781) 477-7380 ext. 2019

Our School Teacher List
  Casandra Colby PK Teacher Room 112
  Alison Kench Aide Room 112
  Audra Kebreau PK Teacher Room 003
  Donna Leblanc Aide Room 003
  Scott Damon Aide Room 003
  Joyce Nocella PK Teacher Room 111
  Francisca Reyes Aide Room 111
  Christy Ireland PK Hearing Teacher Room 110
  To Be Announced Aide Room 110
  Jamie Castro Brown Kindergarten Teacher Room 116
  Caroline Tucker Aide Room 116
  Irma Diaz Aide Room 116
  Jennifer Gambill Kindergarten Teacher Room 113
  Joanne Devaney Aide Room 113
  Erika Norman Ridgway Kindergarten Teacher Room 114
  Meghan Canty Aide Room 114
  Vanessa Gerring Kindergarten Teacher Room 115
  Saruth Veth Aide Room 115
Grade 1
  Michelle Avery Grade One Teacher Room 105
  Jenelle Gibney Grade One Teacher Room 106
  Melissa Harrington Grade One Teacher Room 108
  Stacy Welch Grade One Teacher Room 107
Grade 2
  Meredith Buckley Grade Two Teacher Room 102
  Emily Olson Grade Two Teacher Room 101
  Amanda Stevens Grade Two Teacher Room 103
Grade 3
  Mary Kate Brady Grade Three Teacher Room 207
  Erin McDonald Grade Three Teacher Room 210
  Amanda McInnis Grade Three Teacher Room 208
  Nikki Spyropoulous Grade Three Teacher Room 206
Grade 4
  Nicole Caradonna Grade Four Teacher Room 212
  Nancy Doherty Grade Four Teacher Room 211
  Tanya Phelps Grade Four Teacher Room 214
  Elizabeth Slattery Grade Four Teacher Room 215
Grade 5
  Emily Hatfield Grade Five Teacher Room 216
  Katlyn (Pohle) Tucker Grade Five Teacher Room 202
  Kristin Wheeler Grade Five Teacher Room 217
  Mary Parks Art Teacher Room 201
Curriculum Instruction
  Patti Mendonca CIT/MATH/TECH Teacher Room 213-A
  Natalie Katz CIT/ELA Teacher Room 218
  Lori McCormack ESL Teacher Room 209
  Sandra Eichel ESL Teacher Room 109
  Shannon Monks ESL Teacher Room 209
  Sally Sadoian ESL Teacher Room 109
  Nicole Zarkades ESL Teacher Room 209
  Carole Shutzer Librarian Library
  Elaine White Math Teacher Room 213-A
  Cynthia Altsman Music Teacher Room 205
  Bill Sokolow Band Teacher Room 205
  Mona Rashad String Teacher Room 205
Physical Education
  Kathy Woodbury Physical Ed. Teacher Gym
Reading Specialist
  Sara Doughty Reading Teacher Room 218
  Karen Smith Reading Teacher Room 218
  Jennifer Garrity Reading Teacher Room 104
  Visit Our Harrington Reads Website!
  Sue Kummins Speech Teacher Speech Room
Special Education  
  Laura Spathanas Chairperson Room 204-B
  Lea Barresi PK Teacher Room 004
  Debra Brown Aide Room 004
  Juana Lovera Aide Room 004
  Chris Fiorello K2 Teacher Room 202
  Joyce Erekson Aide Room 202
  Monica Pino Aide Room 202
  Amanda Kennedy
K2 Teacher
Room 001
  Dawn McManus Aide Room 001
  Kylie Braygan Aide Room 001
  Martha Krishe
Aide Room 001
  Matthew Love Aide Room 001
  To Be Announced Nurse Room 001
  Paula Brennan II 3-5 Teacher Room 203
  Emmanuelle Njiba-Kanoni Aide Room 203
  Christine Hunkler Sharswell Resource Teacher Room 213-B
  Kathryn Kench Overhoff Resource Teacher Room 204-A
  Beth Pento Resource Teacher Room 204-A
  Kerri Reilly Resource Teacher Room 213-B
  Taylor Shultz Substitute Teacher Float
Last Website Update: October 11, 2017 5:23 PM
Welcome to the Harrington School Council Webpage

Membership | 2017-2018 Position
New Members Soon!  
Membership | 2016-2017 Position
Deb Ruggiero Principal
Lissa Bloom Program Specialist and School Council Chair
Nikki Spyropoulos Grade 3 Teacher
Emily Hatfield Grade 5 Teacher
Jen Gambill Grade K Teacher
Heidi Rabanales Parent
Pablo De Leon Parent
Valerie Crisman Parent
Cynthia Christ Gregg House Representative
Cate Kaluzny North Shore Community College

Meetings, Agendas and Minutes | PDF Format Download

2017-2018 School Year
Meeting Date Notices/Agenda Meeting Minutes
New Schedule Soon!    
2016-2017 School Year Archive
October 24, 2016 No Agenda No Minutes
December 12, 2016 No Agenda No Minutes
March 13, 2017 No Agenda No Minutes
June 12, 2017 No Agenda No Minutes
2015-2016 School Year Archive
September 28, 2015 Meeting Agenda Meeting Notes
January 25, 2016 Meeting Agenda Meeting Notes
March 07, 2016 Meeting Cancelled No Minutes
2014-2015 School Year Archive
October 2, 2014 No Agenda No Minutes
December 11, 2014 No Agenda No Minutes
March 2, 2015 No Agenda No Minutes
May 21, 2015 No Agenda No Minutes
2013-2014 School Year Archive
No Meetings Scheduled    

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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