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September 2017

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Welcome To The Hood Elementary School

Dear Hood Parents,

Welcome to another exciting year of learning at Hood Elementary! Over the summer, we have been preparing many new resources to provide to your children this year. These include new textbooks, more iPad computers, and innovative teaching strategies to help all Hood students reach their full academic potential. We know that you also have been working hard to support your children in completing their summer reading and keeping their learning alive throughout the summer. It is our team effort that makes Hood Elementary a great place for your children to learn and thrive!

There are a few updates that we would like to share with you to help you get ready for the beginning of this school year:

  • On the first day of school, all Hood students will receive backpacks with school supplies.
  • Book Reports are due on Friday, September 9th.
  • For students in Grades 1 -5, school begins on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 8:15 AAM and the day ends at 2:15 PM.
  • Students in Grades 1-5 will meet in the back schoolyard at 8:15 AM. They will look for their grade-level balloon color to find their grade, classroom and teacher. There will be posted classroom lists and staff available to help students find their assigned classrooms.
  • For Kindergarten students, school begins on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8:15 AM and the day ends at 2:15 PM.
  • Kindergarten screenings are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, September 7th and 8th. Please bring medical and emergency information to complete forms, and please bring information to complete applications for free and reduced lunch.

Our first Hood Open House will be on Tuesday, September 27th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Please mark your calendars so you may meet your child’s teacher and learn about your child’s curriculum and daily schedule.

As you are planning your family’s schedule for the upcoming year, please remember how important it is for your child to be in school every day, on time at 8:15 AM and present for the entire school day. Valuable learning takes place during every minute of our school day. Scheduling appointments and taking vacations during vacation time will enable your children to maximize their learning opportunities in the upcoming school year.

Here’s to another great school year!

Mrs. Dufour, Principal

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 to 2:15 PM
Staff and Teacher List Current School Year
School Council Page Current School Year
School Improvement Plans 2018 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
District MCAS Report Card MCAS Performance Report Card
District Report Card District Performance Report Card
LPS District Notices Additional Notices and Resources
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 Shawna Hemenway
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
  Anne Dougherty 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 Teacher Room
  Allison Vitale Grade Three ELA Teacher Room 204
  Abigail Nelson-Downing Grade Three ELA Teacher Room 103
  Marissa Miller 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
  Anna Cioffredi ESL Teacher Room 109
  Lauren Cohen MH | Grades 3-5 Teacher Room 101
  Erking Alcantara Aide Room 101
  Thavy Chen Aide Room 101
  Earlene Moreno-Smith Aide Room 101
  Mindy Brown Grades 3-5 Teacher Room 102
  Matthe Love Aide Room 102
Inclusion Specialists
    Inclusion Teacher Room 102
    Inclusion Teacher Room 206
  Jennifer Connolly Aide Float
  Stavroula Kirtland Aide Float
    All Grades Room 211
    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: August 18, 2017 6:31 PM
Welcome to the Hood School Council Webpage

Membership | 2017-2018 Position
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Meetings, Agendas and Minutes | PDF Format Download

2017-2018 School Year
Meeting Date Notices/Agenda Meeting Minutes
New Schedule Soon!    
2016-2017 School Year Archive
October 20, 2016 Meeting Agenda No Minutes
2015-2016 School Year Archive
January 14, 2016 Meeting Notice No Minutes
March 17, 2016 Meeting Notice No Minutes
May 21, 2016 Meeting Notice No Minutes
2014-2015 School Year Archive
October 02, 2014 Meeting Notice Meeting Minutes
January 08, 2015 Meeting Notice No Minutes
March 05, 2015 No Agenda Meeting Minutes
May 21, 2015 Meeting Notice No Minutes
2013-2014 School Year Archive
May 1, 2014 Meeting Notice No Minutes
January 15, 2014 Meeting Notice No Minutes
October 24, 2013 Meeting Notice No Minutes

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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