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Lynn Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times are listed on our Food Services Department webpage.

Open to anyone age 18 and under. Alimentos Gratis Para Los Niños. Participación abierta para todos los menores de 18 años de edad. Alimentação Grátis Para As Crianças. Aberto para qualquer pessoa de menos de 18 anos.
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Last Website Update: July 17, 2018 9:46 PM
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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

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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 to 2:15 PM
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Last Update July 17, 2017 4:00 PM
School Staff and Teacher List 2017-2018

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7390
Our Fax (339) 883-1407
Principal Gayle Dufour
Principal Phone (781) 477-7390 ext.7390
Clerk Lisa Parker
Clerk Phone (781) 477-7390 ext.1952
Program Specialist Jennifer Wu
Specialist Phone (781) 477-7390 ext.1957
Adjustment Counselor Drew Morrison
Counselor Phone (781) 477-7390 ext.1968
School Nurse Jennifer Pires
Nurse Phone (781) 477-7389 ext.1953
School Psychologist To Be Announced
Psycologist Phone (781) 477-7389 ext. 1983
School Social Worker Elizabeth Goldmann
Social Worker Photo (781) 477-7389 ext.1983
Behavioral Specialist Emily Packer
Specialist Phone (781) 477-7389
Occupational Therapist Robin Bradley | Room 109-A
Therapist Phone (781) 477-7389 ext.1968
Parent Liaison Melinda Depina | Office
Lunch Room Diane Saindon
Lunch Room Phone (781) 477-7389 ext.1988
Custodian Chuck Oak

Our School Teacher List
  Kimberlee Thorburn Kindgergarten Teacher Room PC 2
  Maureen Lapointe Aide Room PC 2
  Emily Fullerton Kindgergarten Teacher Room PC 4
  Christine Guinasso Aide Room PC 4
  Colleen Munnelly Kindgergarten Teacher Room PC 3
  Earlene Moreno-Smith Aide  
Grade 1
  Susan Kosmicki Grade One Teacher Room 107
  Jessica Lamarre Grade One Teacher Room 105
  Jill Manganelli Grade One Teacher Room 106
Grade 2
  Becky Simbliaris Grade Two Teacher Room 207
  Helena Kaczenas Grade Two Teacher Room 209
  Jana McPheeters Grade Two Teacher Room 210
Grade 3
  Adrianna Sturgis-Massa Grade Three ELA Teacher Room
  Marissa Miller Grade Three Teacher Room 204
  Abigail Nelson-Downing Grade Three Teacher Room 103
  Allison Vitale Grade Three Math Teacher Room 104
Grade 4
  Taryn Cardiel Grade Four Teacher Room 206
  Courtney Freadman Grade Four Teacher Room 205
  Stephanie Lyons Grade Four Teacher Room 203
Grade 5
  Jessie Dupre Grade Five Teacher Room 212
  Sarah Lombardi Grade Five Teacher Room 201
  Annie Merritt Grade Five Teacher Room 202
  Simone Kivett All Grades Room 211
  Jasmine O'Bryant ESL Teacher Room 109
  Christa Cioffi ESL Teacher Room 109
  Lauren Cohen MH | Grades 3-5 Teacher Room 101
  Erking Alcantara Aide Room 101
  Thavy Chen Aide Room 101
  Mindy Brown Grades 3-5 Teacher Room 102
  Anne Dougherty Aide Room 102
Inclusion Specialists
  Jennifer Connolly Aide Float
  Stavroula Kirtland Aide Float
  Sean McConnell Music Teacher Room 211
Physical Education
  John Erekson All Grades Gym
  Dave Kurkle All Grades Gym
Reading Specialists
  Stephanie DiBari Reading Teacher Room 109 B
  Kaethe Hansen Reading Teacher Room 109 B
  Kristen Molnar Reading and CIT Teacher Room 109 B
Special Education
  Amanda Zorzonello Head Inclusion Teacher Room 202
  Elizabeth Moses Special Education Office
  Leah Parks Special Education Office
Speech Specialist
    All Grades Room 109 A
Last Website Update: July 17, 2018 9:46 PM
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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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