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Book Icon Academics and Curriculum
  Curriculum Guides
  Student Handbooks - 2019/2020
  Summer Reading Information
  Superintendent's District Handbook Letter (English and Spanish)
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  2019-2020 School Year Calendar
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  Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Our Policy
  Common School Policies, Codes and Forms
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  School Brochure
  How We Communicate With Parents At Hood
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  Reading Support Page
  Student Safety Page
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Last Website Update: January 23, 2020 10:24 AM
What's Happening This Month At Hood - School Year 2019-2020
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School Year 2019-2020
Year   Month(s) Weekly Newsletters
  September     16th 30th  
    October 7th 14th 21st 28th  
    November 4th 11th 18th 25th  
    December 2nd 9th 16th    
2020 NEW January 2nd 6th 13th 20th  
Welcome Back To The Hood Elementary School

Dear Hood Families,

Welcome back to school!  We hope that your child is as excited as we are to begin a new year of learning at Hood School.

Our talented staff at Hood includes 25 returning teachers, 9 new teachers, our new school nurse, Mrs. Jennifer Pires, and our new secretary, Mrs. Lisa Parker.  Please join us in welcoming the following new faculty members: Ms. Emily Fullerton (Grade K), Ms. Kimberlee Thorburn (Grade K), Ms. Adrianna Sturgis-Massa (Grade 3), Ms. Courtney Freadman (Grade 4), Ms. Lauren Cohen (Special Education 3-5), Ms. Jasmine O’Bryant (ESL), Mr. Sean McConnell (Music), Mrs. Elizabeth Morris (CIT), and Ms. Elizabeth Goldmann (Social Worker).  Four of our teachers also will be pursuing new teaching positions at our school this year:  Mrs. Hansen (Reading), Ms. Moses (Inclusion), Ms. Parks (Inclusion) and Ms. Vitale (Grade 3).

This year, your child will benefit from many new curriculum resources in our Hood classrooms. We are thrilled to offer our students new Social Studies curriculum units in Grades 2-5, new Science textbooks in Grade 3, and a new Social Skills program in Kindergarten.  All of our classrooms in Grades 1, 2, and 5 will receive new sets of computer workstations this year.  These new resources will ensure that your child continues to receive the best possible educational opportunities here at our school.

An important safety improvement that you will notice is that our school has received new water fountains that have been installed with new piping.  This change will ensure that our school’s drinking water meets the highest standards for safety and health.

We are looking forward to another safe, happy, and successful year at Hood Elementary.  By working as a team, our dedicated staff and families will enable all of our Hood students to achieve at the highest levels.

Mrs. Dufour
Principal, Hood Elementary School

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Hood Elementary School Information

Our School Information and Resource Links
Grades Offered K - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
Phone (781) 477-7390
Fax (339) 883-1407
Address - Map Link 24 Oakwood Avenue, Lynn, MA 01902
School Day Monday - Friday 8:15 AM until 2:15 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
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: January 23, 2020 10:24 AM
School Staff and Teacher List for 2018-2019

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7390
Our Fax (339) 883-1407
Principal Gayle Dufour
Principal Phone (781) 477-7390 extension 1951
Clerk Lisa Parker
Clerk Phone (781) 477-7390 extension 1952
Program Specialist Kristen Molnar
Specialist Phone (781) 477-7390 extension 1957
Adjustment Counselor Nicole Esdra
Counselor Phone (781) 477-7390 extension 1968
School Nurse Jennifer Pires
Nurse Phone (781) 477-7389 extension 1953
School Psychologist Elizabeth Goldmann
Psycologist Phone (781) 477-7389 extension 1983
School Social Worker Elizabeth Goldmann
Social Worker Photo (781) 477-7389 extension 1983
Behavioral Specialist Emily Packer
Specialist Phone (781) 477-7389
Occupational Therapist Robin Bradley - Room 109-A
Therapist Phone (781) 477-7389 extension 1968
Parent Liaison Alejandrina Velez-Villa - Office
Lunch Room Diane Saindon
Lunch Room Phone (781) 477-7389 extension 1988
Custodian Chuck Oak

Our School Teacher List
Kimberlee Thorburn Kindgergarten Teacher Room P2
Maureen Lapointe Aide Room P2
Colleen Munnelly Kindgergarten Teacher Room P3
Earlene Moreno-Smith Aide Room P3
Elizabeth Moses Kindgergarten Teacher Room P4
Christine Guinasso Aide Room P4
Grade 1
Jessica Daley Grade One Teacher Room 108
Jill Manganelli Grade One Teacher Room 106
Susan Kosmicki Grade One Teacher Room 107
Grade 2
Jana McPheeters Grade Two Teacher Room 208
Helena Kaczenas Grade Two Teacher Room 209
TBA Grade Two Teacher Room 209
Allison Vitale Grade Two Teacher Room 210
Grade 3
Abigail Nelson-Downing Grade Three Teacher Room 103
Leah DiFrancesco Inclusion Teacher Room 103
Marissa Miller Grade Three Teacher Room 104
Adrianna Sturgis-Massa Grade Three Teacher Room 105
Taylor Manning Grade Three Teacher Room 204
Grade 4
Courtney Freadman Grade Four Teacher Room 205
Taryn Cardiel Grade Four Teacher Room 206
Courtney Lacson Inclusion Teacher Room 206
Stephanie Lyons Grade Four Teacher Room 207
Grade 5
TBA Grade Five Teacher Room 201
Annie Merritt Grade Five Teacher Room 202
Amanda Wijeyesinghe Inclusion Teacher Room 202
Jessie Dupre Grade Five Teacher Room 212
Simone Kivett All Grades Room 211
Sarah Lombardi CIT Teacher Room 109-B
Jasmine O'Bryant ESL Teacher Room 109-B
Christa Cioffi ESL Teacher Room 109-B
II 3-5
Lauren Cohen MH | Grades 3-5 Teacher Room 101
TBA Aide Room 101
Mindy Brown MH | Grades 3-5 Teacher Room 102
Karen Magner Aide Room 102
Inclusion Paraprofessional
Lisa Petrides Aide Float
Ed Hudson Music Teacher Room 211
Susie Petrov Music Teacher Room 211
Physical Education
Ashley Aldred All Grades Gym
John Kurkle All Grades Gym
Reading Specialists
Carla Adams Reading Teacher Room 109-B
Stephanie DiBari Reading Teacher Room 109-B
Kaethe Hansen Reading Teacher Room 109-B
Special Education
Maura Hussey Chair
Speech Specialist
Laurie Clatterbuck All Grades Room 109 A
Last Website Update: January 23, 2020 10:24 AM
Welcome to the Hood School Council Webpage
School Year 2019 - 2020
School Council Members and Meetings
Name School or Community Position
Kristen Molnar Hood Program Specialist
Lauren Cohen Hood Teacher
Courtney Freadman Hood Teacher
Erin Claudino Hood Parent
Yetunde Idowu Hood Parent
Yuchana St. Germain-Brown Hood Parent
Jacquelyn Sullivan Hood Parent
Kim Ruma Gregg House Assistant Director
Meeting Dates and Agenda Meeting Minutes  
October 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes  
January 09, 2020 - 2:30 PM Meeting Minutes  
January 16, 2020 - 2:30 PM    
March 12, 2020 - 2:30 PM    
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 LEGO Robotics Rocks! December 2019
Photos New Art Projects From Hood! November 2019

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