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On Monday Hood Elementary held an MCAS pep rally to get students excited and ready to go.  They chanted "Here we go MCAS, here we go" led by Music teacher Mr. McConnell.   Kindergarten, first and second graders lined the gym and hi-fived their older peers as they entered the rally in a show of solidarity.  At the end of the rally there was a quiet question and answer session led by Ms. Cardiel.  Students had an opportunity to ask questions about the MCAS and what to expect from their teachers and their older peers.  


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Dear Hood Parents,
Welcome to another exciting year of learning at Hood Elementary! 

Our first Hood Open House will be on Tuesday, September 26th 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 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


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Welcome Back To The Hood Elementary School

September 6, 2017

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 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 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: June 20, 2018 11:48 AM
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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
October 20,2017 | 2:30 PM    
January 17, 2018 | 2:30 PM    
March 7, 2018 | 2:30 PM    
May 2, 2018 | 2:30 PM    

All meetings will be held from 2:30-3:30 PM in the Hood School Library.

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.