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May 18, 2020 - June 2020
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Dear Hood Families,

It has been a long time since we have been able to see our Hood students and families. Our time apart has just been extended as Massachusetts schools will be closed until next September.

We miss seeing you every day and think about you often. Each week Hood teachers have been checking in with their Hood students and families to support sharing information about available community resources; to check in on family’s well-being; and to support keeping learning alive and active for our Hood students.

In order to continue student learning during this extended closure, Lynn Public Schools has created a Remote Learning Plan to support all students’ access to learning activities. The Remote Learning Plan will be available in a paper version as well as in an electronic version on Lynn Public Schools Website. The paper copy will be available to all Hood students for pick up at Hood Elementary School as follows:

Monday, April 27, Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29, 9-12am

To keep Hood Families safe while picking up Remote Learning Packets of student work, please follow the below social distancing safety measures:

    - Stand at least 6 feet apart from the person in front of you.
    - Wear a protective cloth covering over nose and mouth.
    - If sending another family member or friend to pick up your child’s Remote Learning Packet, please make sure the person knows the grade level and teacher name.
    - Only one Hood family member will come to the door to pick up a packet as follows:

            - Door A2 Front of Hood School: One Hood Family member will come to the door, state student’s   grade level, then move to door A1.

            - Door A1: Hood family member will move to door A1 to collect grade level packet or packets.

From Thursday, April 30th – Friday May 8th parents and families may pick up paper versions of the Extended Learning Packets at Lynn Classical High School, Lynn English High School, Thurgood Marshall Middle School and Lynn Vocational Technical Institute from 11 -1.

Students in Rooms 101 with Ms. Cohen, 102 with Ms. Crowley and 203 with Ms. Crescenzo will be receiving information about the Remote Learning Packets directly from their teachers.

We continue to wish our Hood Families strength and good health. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you need anything. We miss you!

Mrs. Dufour, Principal

Core Value of the Month: Cooperation
By Mrs. Molnar

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

PBIS Recognition Golden Feather Winners:

01/29 - Emma Anderson
01/30 - Kellsan Sim
01/31 - Audrey Santos
02/03 - Jade Severino
02/04 - Elvis Innocent
02/05 - Logan Sithavong

Respectful - Responsible - Motivated - Prepared

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 Hood'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,
and Open House.
Computer Club Boys Basketball Girls Basketball
School Newspaper Literacy Club Exercise Club
Clipboard Icon LPS Policies, Codes and Forms
  Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Our Policy
  Common School Policies, Codes and Forms
Book Icon School Council | Members and Meetings
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School House Icon For Parents
  School Brochure
  How We Communicate With Parents At Hood
  PTO Webpage
School Desk Icon For Students
  Reading Support Page
  Student Safety Page
  School Supplies Page
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: June 19, 2020 4:57 PM
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School Year 2020-2021
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2021   January          
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
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Department of Education Profiles and Report Cards
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Last Website Update: June 19, 2020 4:57 PM
School Staff and Teacher List for 2019-2020

Our School Staff List - Click On Name For Email
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 Patricia Johnston
Counselor Phone (781) 477-7390
School Nurse Jennifer Pires
Nurse Phone (781) 477-7389
School Psychologist Vanessa Buckley
Psycologist Phone (781) 477-7390
School Social Worker Lauren Romano
Social Worker Phone (781) 477-7390 extension 1983
Behavioral Specialist Stephanie Gaeta
Behavioral Specialist Marla Kunselman
Specialist Phone (781) 477-7390
Occupational Therapist Robin Bradley - Room 109-B
Therapist Phone (781) 477-7389 extension 1969
Parent Liaison Alejandrina Velez-Villa - Office
Lunch Room Jennifer Nelson
Lunch Room Phone (781) 477-7389 extension 1988
Custodian Michael Stewart

Chelsie Boudreau Pre-K Teacher Room P2
Fatima Sanchez Aguiluz Aide Room P2
Chelsea Rowe Pre-K Teacher Room 110
Mirjana Ubiparipovic Aide Room 110
Our School Teacher List - Click On Name For Email
Kimberlee Thorburn Kindgergarten Teacher Room P1
Maureen Lapointe Aide Room P1
Michelle Christopher Kindgergarten Teacher Room P3
Christine Guinasso Aide Room P3
Elizabeth Moses Kindgergarten Teacher Room P4
Lisa Petrides Aide Room P4
Grade 1
Jessica Daley Grade One Teacher Room 108
Courtney Lacson 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
Nadine Donovan Grade Two Teacher Room 204
Allison Vitale Grade Two Teacher Room 210
Grade 3
Abigail Downing Grade Three Teacher Room 103
Adrianna Sturgis-Massa Grade Three Teacher Room 104
Taylor Manning Grade Three Teacher Room 105
Mindy Brown Inclusion Teacher Room 105
Grade 4
Courtney Freadman Grade Four Teacher Room 205
Taryn Cardiel Grade Four Teacher Room 206
Molly Loaiza-Porter Inclusion Teacher Room 206
Stephanie Lyons Grade Four Teacher Room 207
Grade 5
Kaleigh O’Donovan Grade Five Teacher Room 201
Annie Merritt Grade Five Teacher Room 202
Amanda Wijeyesinghe Inclusion Teacher Room 202
Emily Wendt Grade Five Teacher Room 212
Simone Kivett All Grades Room 211
Laura MacCarthy    
Christa Cioffi CIT Teacher Room 109-B
Jasmine O'Bryant ESL Teacher Room 109-B
Annie Hudson ESL Teacher Room 109-B
Kaelie Mercado ESL Teacher-Long Term Sub. Room 205
II 3-5
Kelsey Crowley MH | Grades K-2 Teacher Room 102
Lauren Cohen MH | Grades 3-5 Teacher Room 101
Lynne Giddings Aide Room 101
Kerri Crescenzo MH | Grades 3-5 Teacher Room 203
Edely DeLeon Aide Room 203
Inclusion Paraprofessional
Nancy Valente Aide Float
Ed Hudson Music Teacher Room 211
Susie Petrov Music Teacher Room 211
Physical Education
Ashley Aldred All Grades Gym
Nick Grassa All Grades Gym
Reading Specialists
Carla Adams Reading Teacher Room 109-B
Jill Daigle II Grades 3-5 Teacher Room 203
Stephanie DiBari Reading Teacher Room 109-B
Kaethe Hansen Reading Teacher Room 109-B
Special Education
Moira Hussey Chair
Speech Specialist
Anna Williams All Grades Room 109-B
Last Website Update: June 19, 2020 4:57 PM
Welcome to the Hood School Council Webpage
School Council Members and Meetings - School Year 2020 - 2021
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
Past Meeting Dates and Agenda Past Meeting Minutes  
October 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes  
January 09, 2020 Meeting Minutes  
January 16, 2020 Meeting Minutes  
March 12, 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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Posting Type Description Date
Photos LEGO Robotics Rocks! December 2019
Photos New Art Projects From Hood! November 2019

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