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Hood Concert | April 9th at 10 AM

Hood Concert | April 28th at 1:30 PM

Hood Art At The All City Art Show!

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5Th Graders With MCAS News and Tips!


Hood Girls' Basketball 2014!

Learning the Letter P... on the iPad!


The Hood students are working  with Ms. DeRoo (our Hood Reading Teacher) to learn their letter of the week: The letter P!

Grades 1 and 2 Parent-Teacher Teams

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Grade 4 and 5 Music Performance


GE Helps Hood Get Ready For Opening Day!


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Library Cards For Everyone!

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Hood Art Shows At The All-City Art Show


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Welcome To The Hood Elementary School

Hood School Mission Statement:
The Hood Elementary School will work to provide all students with an equitable opportunity to demonstrate advanced and proficient in all academic areas.

The Teachers and Staff at Hood take their jobs seriously.  They work hard, and smart to ensure all students are learning.  Every year we strengthen our work on school initiatives which can be found in our School Improvement Plan.  We look at student data constantly to inform our decisions.  Every child at Hood is important to us.

Every day we come to school prepared to educate our Hood Students, your children.  We need your help.  Attend Open Houses, make a quiet spot for your student to complete homework each night, practice math facts each night, and read, read, read.   We are a team.

As a school community, we look forward to working with you. 

Please visit our Communications webpage to see all ways we stay in touch. Also please visit our Newsletter webpage for up-to-date announcments and Hood happenings throughout the year!

Mrs. Dufour,

List Hood Elementary School Information
  Grades Offered
Address | Map Link
School Day
K | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
(781) 477-7390
(339) 883-1407
24 Oakwood Avenue, Lynn, MA 01902
Monday - Friday | 8:15 AM to 2:15 PM
List Principal
Gayle Dufour
(781) 477-7390
List Clerk |
Caroline Lapierre
List School Adjustment Counselor
Lori Alcock
List School Nurse

Michelle Thivierge
(781) 477-7389

List Custodians
Chuck Oak
Mike Burns
PDF School Improvement Plan | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013
Website Department of Education Profiles and Report Cards
  Mass DOE Profile Click For DOE Profile, MCAS and Other Info
Report Card DOE Accountability Click For 2013 DOE Accountability Data
Report Card | MCAS Click For 2012 Performance Report Card
Report Card | District Click For 2012 Performance Report Card
  NCLB Report Card Click For 2012 School Report Card
  NCLB District Card Click For 2012 District Report Card
  Status Letters  
  SES Providers  
  LPS District Notices Click For Additional Notices and Resources

Hood Elementary School Faculty List | 2013-2014

List Subject | Faculty Grade Room
  Amanda Powers K PC4
  Kaethe Brewster for Geanina Hent K PC2
  Nancy Pickett K PC3
  Christine Guinasso K-Para  
  Maureem Lapointe K-Para  
Grade 1    
  Christine L'heureux 1 105
  Michelle Avery 1 205
  Melissa Harrington 1 106
  Ginger (Moody) Lyons 1 107
Grade 2    
  Becky Simbliaris 2 208
  Rebecca Coloma 2 209
  Helena Kaczenas 2 210
Grade 3    
  Leah Parks | ELA 3 102
  Abigail Nelson | ELA   103
  Marissa Miller | Math   104
Grade 4    
  Julie Solimini 4 206
  Katherine Rearick 4 207
Grade 5    
  Annie Merritt 4 202
  Sarah Lombardi 5 201
  Simone Kivett All 204
Curriculum Instruction    
  Danielle Desilets All 108
  Robin Wolkiewicz All 109
  Christa Coners   109 B
  Colleen Simons MH | 3-5 101
  Nancy Coughlin 3-5 203
Inclusion Specialists    
  Amanda Zorzonella All 202
  Nicole Miserandino All 206
  Christine Hunkler All 102
  Christine Kaminski All 204
Physical Education  
  Andrea Cialetta All Gym
Occupational Therapist    
  Robin Bradley All 109 A
Reading Specialists    
  Sue Boyd   109 B
  Kate Deroo | CIT   109 B
  Michelle Santoro | CIT   109 B
Speech Specialist    
  Lynn Roccio All 109 A

Welcome Back From Principal Dufour

September 4, 2013
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to school.  We are always so happy to see the smiling faces of all the beautiful children who attend the Hood Elementary School.  As the Principal of Hood Elementary School, it is exciting to see all the parents and students arrive for the first day of school. 

As a school, safety and student achievement are primary goals at Hood Elementary School.  We enter this school year with renewed excitement.  Grades three, four and five will be taught by a team of teachers.  Hood teachers will continue to work to align our curricula with state standards.   Our goal is to help all our students to be successful.  We are a team.  It takes effort from all of us: principal, teachers, students, parents, community.

To help make your child’s school year a successful one, please help with the following:

  • Oakwood and Clarendon Avenue are both 1-ways during school hours, please follow the rules by driving slowly and pulling over to let your child/children out of the car onto the sidewalk.  There were close calls last year.  We do not want any children getting hurt on their way to or from school.  We need your help.
  • School begins at 8:15 AM.  Please have your child in school on time giving them a great start to the day. Teaching starts immediately so if your child is late, he/she is missing an overview of the day and valuable instruction time.  Breakfast ends at 8:30.  Please do not send your child to school before 8:00.   On rainy days and days in which it is freezing, we will open door C-3 in the back schoolyard at 8:10 for all students. 
  • School ends at 2:15PM.  Please be on time to pick up your child.  It is always uncomfortable to have a child waiting to be picked up by a parent or guardian when all the other students have left for the day.  Teachers have meetings, after-school programs and Professional Development workshops they attend after school.  When you are late, it puts a burden on everyone, including students waiting for their after-school program to begin.  Please stand far away from the doors so teachers can see the parents and let students out the doors during dismissal. 
  • Make sure your child is in bed early during the school year.  Research states that children need 10 hours of sleep every night. 
  • Research shows that reading aloud to your child will help them to become successful readers.  It also provides some quiet time for you and your child to spend together.
  • Check your child’s homework each night.  Homework should be completed and returned to school each day.  Homework is given Monday – Thursday.  A quiet place for your child to do homework and read each night is a good start to the school year. 
  • If your child will be absent, please call 781 477 7390 to report his/her absence.  Your child must return to school with a note to explain why he or she was absent. 
  • Keep dismissals to a minimum.  Please schedule appointments after school if possible.  Please note there are no dismissals after 2:00.  Students are returning to classrooms from specials, going over homework, receiving notices and announcements, and preparing for dismissal at the end of the day. 
  • For student safety, every visitor to the school must enter the school at the front of the building and sign in at the office to obtain a badge.  This is a district policy to keep our children safe.  We will ask to collect your keys.  Thank you for helping us to keep your children safe.
  • Hood is enrolled in the Universal Breakfast Program.  Every student who attends Hood will be served breakfast each morning at 8:15.  This is another reason to make sure that students are here on time each day.
  • Lunch applications will be sent home this week.  Please fill one out and return it to school as soon as possible.  A form must be filled out even if your child received free lunch last year.  Children will not be served free lunch unless they have been approved.  Beginning today, lunch is $1.55 full price and $.40 reduced per day.   Lunch is $7.75 for a week and will be collected each Thursday for the week. 
  • We are continuing our Core Values program this year in addition to the PBIS, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.  It is a positive way to reinforce positive expectations for how we treat each other at Hood.  We will continue our Acts of Kindness Program as well.  Learn more about it at our Title One, Open House.  
  • Technology (cell phones, games) is not allowed at school.  If your child brings a cell phone to school, it must be turned off during the school day and remain in the coat closet in a backpack, this includes lunchtime and recess.   Any phones that ring during the day or are taken out, parents may pick up from the principal.  Thank you for helping us in this matter. 
  • Please return student emergency and lunch forms as soon as possible.
  • Please become involved at Hood School by joining the PTO and/or School Improvement Council.  The goal of both committees is to make Hood a better place for the students.   

We are looking forward to a safe, happy, and successful year.  Please involve yourself with us and know that we look forward to our partnership.  Your child and his/her education are very important to us. 


Gayle R. Dufour
Principal, Hood Elementary School

Weekly Notes From Principal Dufour

Submitted For The Week Of |

Class Academics | Testing  
CLUBS Activities | Clubs .
News News | Events  
Clip Fundraising  
Icon Performances  
REMINDERS Reminders Visit our Student Safety Page and help us keep everyone at Hood School safe!
SPORTS Sports  
Calendar Trips  

Hood 2013-2014 News | Announcements | Important Dates

  1st Hawk Academy Saturday School  | 8:40 AM - 12 Noon
  3rd PTO | 5:30 PM
  8th Hawk Academy Saturday School 
  10th All City Art Show – Lynn Arts – A must to see
  11th McTeachers’ Night - Lynnway McDonalds (South bound)
4-7 PM
  12th Boys’ Basketball Tournament
  15th Hawk Academy Saturday School  - Last Day ELA
Girls’ Basketball Tournament
  17th MCAS Rally K-5
  18th MCAS ELA Long Comp | Grade 4
MCAS ELA Comprehension, Session I - Grades 3 & 5
  20th MCAS ELA Comprehension, Session I - Grade 4
MCAS ELA Comprehension, Session II - Grades 3 & 5
  21st Closing date for report cards to go home on April 4th
  25th MCAS grade 4 comprehension, Session II - Grade 4
  27th   ELA Long Composition | Grade 4
  Every Mon. Band and String Lessons | 11:45 PM
  Every Wed. Chorus  2:15 – 3:30 PM Grade 4 and 5
  Every Thur. Lunch Money Due
  Every Friday Hood Pride Day
SH Open Houses Visit Our Open House Page For Details
  Please join us as we pilot a new approach to Open Houses for grades 1 and 2 for this school year.. This will be an exciting year, so don’t miss this great opportunity of becoming more of a partner with the school and your children.
  Tuesday, February 11, 2013
  APTT – Academic Parent Teacher Teams-Grades 1 and 2
Grade 1 Wed, Apr 9, 2014 | Thu Apr 10, 2014
Grade 2 Tue, Apr 1, 2014
Mark your Calendars and look for reminders!
News 2013-2014 School Year Newsletter Webpage for Principal DuFour's Newsletters and, the Specialist, Inclusion and PBIS Newsletters!

Hood's School Resource Directory

Book Academics | Curriculum
  2013-2014 Curriculum Guides
BB Athletics | Sports
blog Blog Spots
RUN Extra Curricular Activities
Clipboard MCAS
Book School Council
  Visit the Hood School Council Webpage
TECH Technology
Icon For Parents
  Visit Our Newsletter Webpage | Principal, Specialist, Inclusion and PBIS!
  Our 2013-2014 School Brochure
  How We Communicate With Parents At Hood
  Hood's PTO Webpage
Class For Students
  Student Safety Page
  School Supplies Page
OB Reading
  Visit Our Reading Support Page
FB Social Media
Icon Special Projects
  Visit Our Open House/APPT Page
  Visit Our Core Values Page
  Visit Our PBIS Page

The Hood Elementary School Calendar
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