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2020-2021 School Year Calendar
September 16th Start - 170 Days
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Reopening Our Schools Safely
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School Issued Laptops, Connecting - More!

How To Set Up Your New Laptop - English Version
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New School Year Announcements

September 6, 2020

Dear Hood Family,

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 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 allowing for learning anytime from anywhere. Your child will be taught using the learning management system, "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)

If you do not know your child’s id# please contact the office at 781-477-7390.

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 the Hood Elementary School:

September 16th -
September 22nd:
Distribution of materials and supplies from 9 AM until 11 AM at Door C-1 in the back parking lot.
Wednesday, September 16th Pre-K and Kindergarten
Thursday, September 17th Grade 1, Room 101, Room 102, Room 203
Friday, September 18th Grade 2 and Grade 5
Monday, September 21st Grade 3
Tuesday, September 22nd Grade 4
September 16th -
September 22nd:
Online orientation with teachers on "Schoology": 9 AM to 11 AM - Remote
Wednesday, September 16th 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th , Room 101,
Room 102, Room 203
Thursday, September 17th Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Friday, September 18th Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th,
Room 101, Room 102, Room 203
Monday, September 21st Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, Room 101, Room 102, Room 203
Tuesday, September 22nd Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, Room 101, Room 102, Room 203
Starting September 23rd, the school day for Grades 1 - 5 at Hood is Monday - Friday from 8:15 AM to 1:15 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 (8:15-10:30) or
PM (11:00-1:15) 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 - 7390
Principal Shirley Albert- Benedict
Clerk Lisa Parker
Nurse Jen Pires
Paretn Liaison Alejandrina Velez-Villa
Program Specialist Kristen Molnar
Social Worker Lauren Romano
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.

Shirley Albert-Benedict

Hood Elementary School

Summer Announcements

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.

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. Albert-Benedict, Acting Principal

A Letter To Our Families From Mrs. Dufour and Mrs. Molnar

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Meet The D.R.E.A.M Team At
Thurgood Marshall Middle School!

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
  Click to view our School Council page
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: September 18, 2020 12:56 PM
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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
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 18, 2020 12:56 PM
School Staff and Teacher List for 2020-2021

Our School Staff List - Click On Name For Email
Our Phone (781) 477-7390
Our Fax (339) 883-1407
Principal Shirley Albert-Benedict
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 107
Fatima Sanchez Aguiluz Classroom Aide Room 107
Monica Pino Pre-K Teacher Room 108
Ruth Moulton Classroom Aide Room 108
Our School Teacher List - Click On Name For Email
Kimberlee Thorburn Kindgergarten Teacher Room P1
Maureen Lapointe Classroom Aide Room P1
Michelle Christopher Kindgergarten Teacher Room P3
Christine Guinasso Classroom Aide Room P3
Elizabeth Moses Kindgergarten Teacher Room P4
Lisa Petrides Classroom Aide Room P4
Grade 1
Alyssa DiSciscio Grade One Teacher Room 110
Courtney Lacson Grade One Teacher Room 106
Susan Kosmicki Grade One Teacher Room 109
Grade 2
Jana McPheeters Grade Two Teacher Room 208
Helena Kaczenas Grade Two Teacher Room 209
Nadine Donovan Grade Two Teacher Room 204
Grade 3
Ariel Asher 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
Allison Vitale Grade Three Teacher Room 210
Grade 4
Courtney Freadman Grade Four Teacher Room 205
Dominique Early Grade Four Teacher Room 211
Taryn Reid 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
Emma Velez Inclusion Teacher Room 211
Emily Wendt Grade Five Teacher Room 212
Christa Cioffi CIT Teacher Room 211
Jasmine O'Bryant ESL Teacher Room P2
Natali Martinez ESL Teacher Room P2
Annette Ruggiero ESL Teacher Room P2
II Classrooms
Kelsey Crowley Grades K-2 Teacher Room 102
Thavy Chen Classroom Aide Room 102
Margaret Dennis Classroom Aide Room 102
Lauren Cohen Grades 3-5 Teacher Room 101
Lynne Giddings Classroom Aide Room 101
Kerri Crescenzo Grades 3-5 Teacher Room 203
Edely DeLeon Classroom Aide Room 203
Susie Petrov Music Teacher Music Room
Physical Education
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 211
Last Website Update: September 18, 2020 12:56 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.

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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