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August 21st
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July 12, 2019

This is an exciting time of the year for our school community. We spend the summer planning and organizing so we can kick off our fourth full school year in the new building efficiently. This year we will welcome nearly 1,380 students to attend classes in our state of the art facilities and beautiful environment. The intent of this flyer is to provide neighbors and families with information that is key to making the transition to the school year as easy as possible.

Please make sure to look it over and remember to check the TMMS website for updates and changes. I am humbled by the fact that our success relies on the participation of everyone.

Warm regards - Molly Cohen, Principal

When is the first day of school from Grade 6?
The first day for Grade 6 is Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 7:45 AM. This day will be only the 500 grade 6 students. Our staff will be ready to welcome our students on the morning of September 4th. We will be outside helping with the movement of cars and pedestrians. We ask that you bear with us as we teach our new families expectations for drop off. We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

6th Graders will meet in the gym at 7:45 on Wednesday - Enter through the A2 doors on Brookline Street

When is the first day of school from Grades 7 and 8?
The first day for Grade 7 and 8 is Thursday September 5, 2019 at 7:45 AM
6th Graders will enter through main doors on Thursday - main doors on Brookline Street. 7th Graders will meet in the cafeteria at 7:45 AM on Thursday - Enter through the A2 doors on Brookline Street. 8th graders will meet in the gym at 7:45 AM - Enter through the A2 doors on Brookline Street

And, the first week? - School will resume to its normal routines for the rest of the week. This means that breakfast, morning gym, after school clubs, and transportation will run at their regularly scheduled times: 7:15 to 7:45 AM and 2:45 to 3:45 PM

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What about drop off and pick up? - Brookline Street is a One Way from Chatham Street towards Empire Street two times a day on school days: 7:15 until 8:15 AM and again from 2 PM to 3 PM

The most common MBTA bus line used is 455 - There is no parking or idling in front of the school. This space is reserved for Lynn Public Schools transportation. Please respect signage. See chart below.

Parking? - When visiting the school, from 8:15 AM until 2 PM, you may park in the lot to the left of the gym or on the street. However, during drop off and pick up times parking in the parking lot is prohibited to ensure school safety.

What about our neighbors? - Key to our success is our relationship with our neighbors; your help in making this happen is critical. As always, we encourage our students and families to be quiet and respectful of property. We understand that residents in the surrounding houses have to share their block with 1,500 students, faculty, staff and workers every day. We instruct our children to pick up trash, cross the street in the designated crosswalks and take responsibility for creating and maintaining a positive relationship with our neighbors. Good relations with neighboring residents and businesses will be beneficial to us all.

What are opportunities for parent involvement? - Having parents actively supporting the school is key to our children’s success. The TMMS PTO is looking at the needs of the school and responding with fundraising, activities and input; however, we need parent volunteers. To join or inquire, please inquire in the main office. A PTO member will be in contact shortly thereafter.

Our Location - 100 Brookline Street



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  Summer Reading Information
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Extra Curricular Clubs
Extracurricular clubs are up and running. Kids love these – please encourage students to participate. Families are made aware of extracurricular activities via Newsletter, Connect-Ed Phone Call, Flyer, Open House, Website, PTO and School Council.
Our Complete List
Arts/Crafts Club Computer Club Cooking/Baking Club
Debate Club Drama Club Exercise Club
Games Club Intramural Math Club
Millionaires Club National Honor Society Robotics
School Council School Newspaper Science Club
TV Club Video Game Club Yearbook Club
Intramural Sports Activities
Kickball Tournament October and November
Dodgeball January and February
Basketball March and April
Volleyball May
Soccer June
Trick Shots To Be Announced
Middle School Sports Team
Girls’ Softball September and October
Boys’ Baseball September and October
Girls’ - Boys’ Basketball November through February
Wrestling February, March and April
Girls’ and Boys’ Track April and May
Morning Gym The gym is open every school day morning for basketball from 7:15 until 7:45 AM
Clipboard Icon LPS Policies, Codes and Forms
  Clarification of School Rules For September 2018
  Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Our Policy
  Common School Policies, Codes and Forms
  Important Vaping Information and Resources.
  Important "MOMO Challenge" Information
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  Home Access Center
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  2018-2019 PTO Welcome Letter
  Principal's 2019-2020 Welcome To Grade 6
  Principal's 2019-2020 Welcome To Grade 7 and Grade 8
  Principal's Welcome For The 2019-2020 School Year
  Important SBRIT Information and Resources
  Parent Volunteer and School Council Application
  English - Espanol
  Title One Compact (EN) - Título 1 (ES)
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  Spring Teen Drop In Cener And More On The Parks & Recreation Webpage!
  Recommended Supply List For September
  Our Honor Roll Webpage
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  The LPS Facebook Page Has Our Art-Photo Postings, Announcements & More!
Dance Icon Special Projects, Programs and Presentations Archive
  Summer Marine Science Center Programs For 2019
  Summer Programs At Camp Rotary and Endicott College
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Last Website Update: August 20, 2019 1:56 PM
What's Happening This Month At Breed - School Year 2019-2020
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Fall 2019 Important Dates
Progress Reports - Friday, October 4th
Extra-Curricular Schedules - Will be posted on the website October – June
Report Cards - Friday, November 15th
Halloween Dance - Wednesday, October 30th 5 until 7 PM
Fall Walk Fundraiser - November 4th 12:30 PM
Veteran’s Day Assembly - November 7th 8 AM
No School for Holiday Dates - October 14th, November 5th, 11th, 28th and 29th, December 23rd –31st, January 1st.

Important Reminders
- I’m worried about my student’s grades
Guidance Counselor and/or Teachers

- My child is having personal relationship problems with peers
Guidance or Social Worker

- I’m worried my child is bullying or being bullied by someone
Social Worker is bullying coordinator

- I have a serious safety concern
Officer Torres, Vice Principals Doucette and Pavia or Principal Cohen

- I want to meet with the teachers in my child’s cluster
The Guidance Counselor can arrange to set that up or you can email a teacher in the cluster directly. All email addresses are on the website under staff

- I have a concern about how my child is being treated by school personnel Principal Cohen

- I have a health concern for my child
School Nurses and Lynn Community Health Clinic

1. The website www.lynnschools.org/thurgoodmarshall.
(Check the electronic calendar, (HAC) Home Access Center)
2. All-calls go home – be sure your contact information is updated in the system.
3. The main office clerks - (781) 477-7360
4. Notices and flyers that go home with your child

ANTI-HAZING POLICY - This is a reminder that it is a state requirement to notify families about anti-hazing policies and laws.  If you have not yet had a chance to read our handbook, a link to the handbook is listed below, in English & Spanish.  The anti-hazing policy and laws are to be found in the 2017-2018 handbook.   Hazing applies not only to the school day, but to all extracurricular activities and sports.  We thank you for reviewing the district policy and state law about hazing.
October is National Bullying Month. This year Thurgood Marshall will host the annual Anti-Violence assembly to hear powerful speakers share personal accounts of the influence violence has had on their lives.

STUDENT SUCCESS - Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success.

We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college or career readiness programs
7) Gets involved in extra-curricular activities such as Math Team, intramural sports, National Junior Honor Society, Girls Empowerment club, Project YES!, Amazon Robotics, Drama club, and a plethora of other clubs

If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year. Please feel free to review the Student/Parent Handbook which can be accessed on the lynnschools.org website.

SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST - Dear Parents/Guardians and Students, We hope that you are enjoying your summer vacation!
Please see the list below of recommended school supplies for all students at TMMS.

High Priority Supply List - Box of No. 2 Pencils, Blue or Black Pens, Spiral Notebooks (1 Per Class), Folders (1 Per Class), Three-ring binder with loose-leaf paper, Erasers, Composition Notebook (for Science)

Additional Recommendations for Supply List - Pencil Pouch, Highlighters, Markers, Crayons, Colored-Pencils, Pencil Sharpener, Index Cards, Box of Tissues

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School Year 2019-2020
Year Month Description

This is an exciting time of the year for our school community. After lots of planning and organizing, we will kick off our fourth full school year in the new building!





2020 January  

Welcome To The Thurgood Marshall Middle School Website

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as principal of a staff and student body committed to personal growth and academic achievement. Our primary goal is to ensure that every student is provided the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment. Our mission at TMMS is to instill in our students the DREAM principles that guide our daily interactions through the development of dignity, respect, effort, achievement and motivation. We believe that by adhering to the basic ideas embedded in these five concepts, our students will become well-rounded and civic-minded individuals. Through hard work and dedication, we can accomplish our dream of becoming a high performing middle school.

In our efforts to provide effective instructional practices and well-developed school structures that support student achievement we will be focusing on the following initiatives for the 2019/2020 school year:

• Teachers will engage in professional collaborative planning to improve instructional practices that will increase cognitive engagement for all students with the implementation of data informed instructional strategies. Focus areas include promoting higher order thinking skills and creating diverse learning opportunities for students to engage in rigorous learning tasks.
• All staff will implement an advisory curriculum that includes personal goal setting, commitment to social responsibility, and sustained silent reading. The goal of Advisory is two-fold: to build personal relationships where students start to learn their responsibility to self and the community and to increase the opportunity for pleasure reading by making connections to text in a fun, personal way. Advisories are a supportive, non-academic setting where students can connect learning with life.

• The Principal will implement a Principal’s Coffee once a quarter to invite community members to discuss school initiatives, offer feedback and share questions or concerns.

School and family partnerships are central to improving academic achievement of our students. We encourage families to get involved in students' academic lives. Please join us in making this the very best experience for your children. Being informed will help. Throughout the year our school website, school calendar, and newsletters will provide you with the most current information.

We look forward to working together to ensure that all of our students meet their full potential.

Molly Cohen

Thurgood Marshall Middle School Information

Our School Information and Resource Links
Grades Offered 6 - 7 - 8
Phone (781) 477-7360
Fax (781) 477-7355
Address - Map Link 100 Brookline Street, Lynn, MA 01902
School Day Monday - Friday 7:45 AM until 2:30 PM
Additional Web Resources
and Social Media
Home Access Center
Our Facebook Page
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
MCAS Report Card/Letter 2019 English Arabic Hatian Creole Khmer Spanish
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: August 20, 2019 1:56 PM
School Staff and Teacher List For 2019-2020

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7360
Our Fax (781) 477-7355
Principal Molly Cohen
Room A-123
Vice Principal Stephanie Doucette
Room A-201.1
Vice Principal
John Pavia
Room A-401.1
Clerk Patti DiFulvio
Clerk Angela Mikedas
Clerk Sandy Serven
Department Heads
Timothy Ferrari ELA Room A-100.2
Kerri Altieri Math Room A-122
Courtney Tucker Special Education Room A-108
Guidance Counselors
6th Grade Colleen McGuinness
7th Grade and SEI Blanca Rosa
8th Grade and Support Donna Horgan
Adjustment Counselor Sara Fox-Ray Room A-1301.1
Social Worker Stephanie Rossi Room A-132
Clinical Director Michelle L’Italen Room A-108
School Psychologist Elisa Guzman Room A-121
School Nurse

Samantha Iapicca

Room A-150-B
School Nurse Lisa Dewan Room A-150-A
Parent Liaison Rosa Marte Main Office
School Resource Officer Manny Torres Room A-112

Our School Teacher List
Cluster 1 - Grade 6
Jenny Ciminio ELA Room A-323
Carmen Lopez Social Studies Room A-322
Dan Spheekas Science Room A-325
Kevin Whitehead Math Room A-324
Mariah Thomas Special Education - Inclusion Math/ELA
Cluster 2 - Grade 6
Janice Silva Math Room A-227
Julia Thorell ELA Room A-228
Dan Koziski Social Studies Room A-229
Steven Small Science Room A-226
Laura Migdole Special Ed. Math Inclusion Float
Liz Cappello Special Ed. ELA Inclusion Float
Cluster 3 - Grade 7
Frank Vieira Social Studies Room A-329
Jacqueline Dixon ELA Room A-328
Lori Egan Math Room A-327
Joe Ford Science Room A-326
Davia Moore Special Ed Inclusion Float
Tanya Hawley Special Ed Inclusion Float
Cluster 4 - Grade 7
Victor Aleixo Social Studies Room A-422
John French Math Room A-424
Casey Silot ELA Room A-423
Nathan Bell Science Room A-425
Davia Moore Special Ed Inclusion Float
Tanya Hawley Special Ed Inclusion Float
Cluster 5 - Grade 8
Matthew Bollen Science Room B-426
Alison Efstratios Math Room B-425
Jill Magner ELA Room B-424
Scott Levine Social Studies Room B-423
Scott Cote Special Ed. Math Inclusion Float
Meghan Qualters Special Ed. ELA Inclusion Float
Cluster 6 - Grade 8
Brad Willenbrock ELA Room B-429
Lynore Giroux Science - Lead Teacher Room B-427
Jake Selinger Social Studies Room B-430
Danielle Hilton Math - Lead Teacher Room B-428
Scott Cote Special Ed. Math Inclusion Float
Meghan Qualters Special Ed. ELA Inclusion Float
Cluster 7 - Grades 6, 7 and 8
Samantha Nelson Social Studies Room B-234
Christopher Cornett ELA Room B-231
Abigail Driscoll Social Studies Room B-232
Sarah McKenna ELA Room B-233
Mrs.Cecilia Detrich Science Room B-229
Meghan Singleton Science B- 212-B 213
Kelly Towne Math Room B-230
Greg Sheridan ESL Room A-211
Oreste Joseph Math Room B-235
Cluster 8 - Grades 7 and 8
Rachel Attridge Science Room A-426
Jillian Cayton ELA Room A-428
Kyle Sabourin Social Studies - Lead Teacher Room A-429
Chris Carmody Math Room A-427
Sarah Curtis Special Ed Inclusion Math/ELA
Cluster 9 - Grade 8
Luke Maus Social Studies Room A-422
Heather Cote ELA Room A-433
Joshua Ellis Science Room A-432
Glen Blakney Math Room A-431
Cluster 10 - Grades 6
Brad Waxer Math Room A-224
Jared Rooks Social Studies Room A-222
Kathleen Powers ELA Room A-223
Kyle Shurtleff Science Room A-225
Laura Migdole Special Ed. Math Inclusion Float
Liz Cappello Special Ed. ELA Inclusion Float
Cluster 11 - Grades 6, 7 and 8
Jessica Gerardo Special Education Room B-322
Christine Galvez COACH Room B-324
Melody Aquaro EI - Lead Teacher Room B-226
Cluster 12 - Grade 6
Davida Winn Science Room B-322
Judy Sweeney Math Room B-324
Carrie Sachetta ELA Room B-223
Matthew Plassmann Social Studies Room B-226
5th Major - Grades 6, 7 and 8
Karen Andreasen French Room A-312
Angela Cahill ELA Read 180 Room B-421
Leticia Carrasco-Toxey Spanish Room B-225
Christina DeJesus ELA Supplemental Room B-321
Sara Nunez Spanish Room B-328
Molly Cullen ELA Read 180 Room B-331
Fallon Alden Kiehl ELA Supplemental Room A-412
Ryan Kipp Math Foundation Room A-412
Abby Ross Spanish Room B-332
Greg Sheridan ELE - ELA Room A-211
James Sheridan ELE - ELA Room A-211
Irina Duchane ELE - ELA Room A-211
Oliver Toomey ELA Supplemental Room A-109
Curriculum Coaches
Amy DeRosa ESL COACH Room A-108
Tiffany McFarlane ESL Math COACH Room A-108
Special Education
Melissa Gagnon SPED Chair Room A-131
Mariah Thomas Inclusion Room CL-1
Liz Cappello Inclusion Room CL-2 and 10
Scott Cote Inclusion Room CL-5 and 6
Laura Migdole Inclusion Room CL-2 and 10
Davia Moore Inclusion Room A-423
Tanya Hawley Inclusion Room CL-5 and 6
Meghan Qualters Inclusion Room A-221
Sarah Curtis Inclusion Room CL-3
Mark D’Amico Social Studies Room A-421
Stephanie Joniec Special Education - ELA Room A-430
Scott Sullo Science Room A-321
Maureen Walker Math Room A-330
Steve Fallano Special Ed. Support Float
Rebecca Interbartolo Math Room B-227
Melody Aquaro Inclusion Room B-226
Lysa Newhall ELA Read 180 Room A-230
Jessica Gerardo Special Ed. Support Room B-322
Charles Gravina Special Ed. Support Float
Cedric Ashley Margaret Azaryoun Cheryl Baronian
Scott Barry Paula Buckless Brian Carlson
Jean Charles Linda Connolly Susan DeSimone
Anne Doherty Joseph Jones Donna LeChance
Malorry Merlin Kristen Noonan Paul Quinn
Ivelisse Subervi Gary Torres  
Unified Arts
John Ardizzoni Health Room B-325
Paulette Bakis Sewing Room B-329
Lori Conley Drama Room B-326
Chris Cole Computers Computer Room
Tom Conrad Physical Education Gym
Joe Cook Visual Arts Room B-111
Reggie Douyon AV-TV Room B-116.3
Alisa Fila Physical Education Gym
Lila Karanja Engineering and Technology Room A-100.3
Frank Kelley Woodshop Room B-120
Kevin Martin CAD - Drafting Room B-119
Jonathan Plouffe Music Room B-118
Jennica Pratt Visual Arts Room B-122
Maria Ramirez Cooking Room B-329
Mona Rashad Band and Orchestra Room B-114
Charlene Reppucci Health Room B-422
William Sokolow Band and Orchestra Room B-114
Building Substitutes
Carol Brown Substitute Teacher Float
Emmanuel Ewahi Substitute Teacher Float
Stephan Miller Substitute Teacher Float
Last Website Update: August 20, 2019 1:56 PM
Welcome to the Thurgood Marshall Middle School Council Webpage
School Year 2019 - 2020
School Council Members and Meetings
Name School or Community Position
New Members Soon!  
Meeting Dates and Agenda Meeting Minutes  
New Meeting Schedule Soon!    
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.

School Council Members for 2018-2019
Name School or Community Position
Cynthia Mambuca Parent
Santiago Guiehardo Parent
Molly Cohen TMMS Faculty
Matthew Bollen TMMS Faculty
Christopher Cornett TMMS Faculty
Luke Maus TMMS Faculty
Blanca Rosa TMMS Faculty
Maureen Walker   TMMS Faculty
Robin Kimber Welch Florist Community Member
Elizabeth Cohen Martial Arts Center Community Member
Meetings, Agendas and Minutes for 2018-2019
Meeting Date Notices/Agenda Meeting Minutes
January 23, 2019 At 3 PM   January 23rd Minutes
March 12, 2019   March 12th Minutes
May 23, 2019    
November 15, 2018 November 15th Agenda November 15th Minutes

Our Art, Photo and Video Facebook Postings
Recent Art, Photo and Video Facebook Postings
Posting Type Description Date
Photos TMMS Is Ready For The New School Year! September 2018
Photos TMMS Looks Back At Summer 2018! September 2018
Photos Summer Program Wraps Up A Success! August 2018
Photos Summer Soccer Begins At LEHS! July 2018
Photos Students Skype With Antarctica Scientists July 2018
Photos TMMS Thanks High Rock Tower! July 2018
Photos GE, MIT Girls Program Kick-Off! July, 2018

The Thurgood Marshall Middle School Calendar
Select the "Agenda" tab for a complete list view of events.


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