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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!
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Hello Hood Families,

Over the next few weeks, teachers will be using i-Ready to administer an on-line assessment to students. The i-Ready assessment will help teachers determine their students’ strengths and areas for growth.  Students in grades K, 1, and 2 will take the Math assessment, and students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will take a Math and ELA Assessment.  Learn more about i-Ready here!

Hood families are invited to attend an evening webinar session to learn about i-Ready Assessment and Instruction. Join us for a tour of the platform and a conversation around how i-Ready helps teachers serve the best instruction to keep your child growing and learning across the school year.

Webinar Agenda:

- What is i-Ready?
- What is the Diagnostic?
- Taking the Diagnostic from home
- Resources for families
- i-Ready Q&A!

What is i-Ready?
i-Ready is an online program for reading and/or mathematics that will help your student’s teacher(s) determine your student’s needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows your teacher(s) to meet your student exactly where they are and provides data to increase your student’s learning gains. i-Ready consists of two parts: Diagnostic and Personalized Instruction. Learn more on their website!

"Schoology" Parent Access Update - October 6, 2020

Your student's school will be reaching out to you by the end of next week with an access code for "Schoology". If you do not receive an access code by October 9th, reach out to your child's homeroom teacher. At the secondary level, you only need 1 access code and all courses will be loaded.

This account will allow you to see the work your child has submitted, discussions they have participated in, school updates, and also provides the ability to message staff at the school. Multiple children can be added to one parent account. The following are videos (Part 1 and Part 2) showing how to set up your account and take advantage of all the "Schoology" features available to you.

LPS Parent Access Video - Part 1 - English
LPS Parent Access Video - Part 1 - Spanish

LPS Parent Access Video - Part 2 - English
LPS Parent Access Video - Part 2 - Spanish

Parents How To Register and View Your Child's Activity:
Download the Step by Step Instructions Here. (English and Spanish)

How To Set Up Your New Laptop - English Version
Cómo configurar su nueva computadora portátil - Versión en español
New "Schoology" How To Videos Have Been Posted!
Visit Our Technology Page Here!
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: (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.

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

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School Year 2020-2021
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  NEW March 2nd        
2021   January          

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


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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
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School Council Page Current School Year
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Student Handbooks Read Our Introductory Letter and Handbook
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Last Website Update: March 26, 2021 11:20 AM
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 Cardillo 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
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: March 26, 2021 11:20 AM
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- Home Learning Archive - March 2020 - June 2020
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- Select the "Agenda" tab for a complete list view of events.
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- Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Our Policy
- Common School Policies, Codes and Forms
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- Click to view our School Council page
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- School Brochure
- How We Communicate With Parents At Hood
- PTO Webpage
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- Reading Support Page
- Student Safety Page
- School Supplies Page
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- The LPS Facebook Page Has Our Art-Photo Postings, Announcements & More!
Dance Icon Special Projects and Presentation Archive
Last Website Update: March 26, 2021 11:20 AM
Welcome to the Hood School Council Webpage
School Council Members and Meetings - School Year 2020 - 2021
Name School or Community Position
Shirley Albert-Benedict Principal
Anna Williams Hood Staff (Speech)
Alejandrina Velez-Villa Hood Staff (Parent Liaison)
Kristen Ricottelli Hood Parent
Sarah Martinez Hood Parent
Flavia Liranzo Hood Parent
Yetzaira Bonilla Hood Parent
Kim Ruma Gregg House Assistant Director
Current Meeting Dates and Agenda Meeting Minutes  
All meetings run from 2:30 until 3:30 PM on the Zoom platform.
November 23, 2020 Meeting Minutes  
January 25, 2021 Meeting Minutes  
March 29, 2021 Meeting Minutes  
May 24, 2021 Meeting Minutes  
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 Meeting Minutes  

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Photos LEGO Robotics Rocks! December 2019
Photos New Art Projects From Hood! November 2019
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