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New School Year Announcements

August 31, 2020
Letter #1

Dear Sewell-Anderson Families,

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:
stu------@lynnschools.org (6 digit ID# follows stu)

Your child’s 6-digit student id# is included in their email address, immediately following stu. If you do not know your child’s id# please contact your building principal. 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. 

In order to prepare your child for remote learning, we have designated 4 days of online orientation with your child’s teacher as well as 1 day for material/supply pickup at the school.   

Please note these important dates for Sewell-Anderson:

September 16th - September 22nd: Distribution of materials, supplies, and directions for "Schoology" 
September 16th Grade K
September 17th Grade 1 and 2
September 18th Grade 3
September 21st Grade 4
September 22nd Grade 5

September 16th - September 22nd: Online orientation with teachers on "Schoology":
9 AM to 11 AM
September 16th Grades 1 through Grade 5
September 17th Kindergarten, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
September 18th Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 4, Grade 5
September 21st Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 5
September 22nd Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

Starting September 23rd, the school day for Grades 1 - 5 at Sewell-Anderson 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 - 7444
Principal Susanne Garrity
Clerks Heidi Suriel
Nurse Ann Liberge
Social Workers Laura Sanchez
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.

Sue Garrity

Did You Know?

The routine of the school day is important for students. They know the main purpose for being in school is to learn and that routines are in place precisely to help them focus on that learning. When students are repeatedly tardy, these routines are disrupted. Arriving after 8:15 AM can throw off their whole morning or even their day, especially if being late made the trip to school stressful.

If getting to school by 8:15 AM is a challenge for your family, you will need to make changes to your morning schedule at home in order to get to school on time. During the winter, students take longer to get ready because of coats, boots and hats. Setting your alarm for 15 minutes earlier could be all that is needed to ensure students are here to meet the teacher by 8:15 AM. This adjustment can help ensure that all students have a great start to their day

More Info and Announcements Soon!




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  Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Our Policy
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  Social Emotional Support for Families/Apoyo Emocional Social para las Familias
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  Home Schooling Virtual Field Trips...Check Them Out!
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Last Website Update: September 17, 2020 12:24 PM
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Welcome To The Sewell-Anderson Elementary School

Dear Sewell-Anderson and Tracy Kindergarten Families,

I hope you have enjoyed your summer. I am very excited to begin another school year at the Sewell-Anderson Elementary School. I welcome and value our families’ positive energy and dedication to excellence in education and I look forward to working with you and your children this school year.

Our incredible staff is already planning and preparing for your children. Sewell-Anderson teachers participated in Keys to Literacy professional development. Teachers are planning lessons, developing concept maps, and anchor charts to promote comprehension and higher order thinking skills. We will continue with this work throughout the school year to deliver powerful lessons to your children.

The PTO is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We work together to provide our students with a caring community with common goals of nurturing caring, responsible students and promoting rigorous learning.

I am looking forward to meeting all the children and families at Sewell Anderson. I believe teamwork and high expectations move a school forward and provide a place where children thrive and learn. I am very excited about this opportunity to serve your community.

Sue Garrity

Sewell Anderson Elementary School

Sewell-Anderson Elementary School Information

Our School Information and Resource Links
Grades Offered PK - K - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
Phone (781) 477-7444
Fax (781) 268-4074
Address - Map Link 25 Ontario Street, Lynn, MA 01905
School Day Monday - Friday 8:15 AM until 2:15 PM
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
School Report Card Letter 2020 English Creole Khmer Portugese Spanish
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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: September 17, 2020 12:24 PM

School Staff and Teacher List for 2020-2021 - Updates In Process

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7444
Our Fax (781) 268-4074
Principal Susanne Garrity
School Secretary Heidi Suriel
Secretary Phone (781) 477-7444 extension 2152
School Nurse Ann Liberge
Nurse Phone (781) 477-7444 extension 2155
Clinical Director Laura Sanchez
School Adjustment Counselor George Shea
Kitchen Robin Kennison
Custodian Scott Finnigan

Our School Teacher List And Online Classroom Links
Janet MacDonald Kindergarten Teacher Room 4
Maryellen Martin Aide Room 4
Rita Gallo Kindergarten Teacher Room 204
Terri Coffill Aide Room 204
Andrea Bucko Kindergarten Teacher Room 205
Lisa Conley Aide Room 205
Heather Trainor Kindergarten Teacher Room 301
Jennifer Trahan Aide Room 301
Grade 1
Jennifer Webber Grade One Teacher Room 1
Rania Medico Grade One Teacher Room 2
Grade 2
Julie O'Shea Grade Two Teacher Room 202
Tammy Marini Grade Two Teacher Room 201
Grade 3
Angela Maggs Grade Three Teacher Room 203
Nicole Wormstead Grade Three Teacher Room 206
Grade 4
Maryalice Sutherland Grade Four Teacher Room 101
Kathleen Tartarini Grade Four Teacher Room 104
Grade 5
Richard Masters Grade Five Teacher Room 105
TBA Aide Room 105
Michael Duda Grade Five Teacher Room 106
Kirsten Borne Art Teacher Room 302
Curriculum Instruction
Nicole O'Leary CIT Teacher Back Office
ELL Teacher
Cynthia Arias ELL Teacher Room 302
Lisa Roy ELL Teacher Room 302
TBA Tuesday and Thursday AM First Floor
Jonathan Waldron Music Teacher Room 3
Annie Steenson Music Teacher Room 3
Etleva Hima-Buli Strings Teacher Room 207
Jeremy Witherell Band Teacher Room 207
Behavior Specialist
Kirsten Ferrari Therapist Room TBA
Occupational Therapist
Kerry Cook Therapist Room 301-A
Physical Therapist
Lisa Lynch Therapist Room 103-A
Physical Education
Mike Ciarletta PE Teacher Gym
Andrea Ciarletta PE Teacher Gym
Caryn Olson Reading Teacher Room 103
Patricia Marcus Reading Teacher Room 103
Deborah Clark Teacher Room 102
Sherrill Ellis Teacher Room 102
Special Education
Kathleen Mancini Chairperson
Kara Jerez Speech Teacher Room 301-A
Last Website Update: September 17, 2020 12:24 PM
Welcome to the Sewell-Anderson
School Council Members and Meetings - School Year 2020 - 2021
Name School or Community Position
Susanne Garrity Principal
Maura Cronin Parent
Renee Polansky Parent
Pamela Bannister Teacher
Gale Thomas Community Business Partner
Past Meeting Dates and Agenda Past Meeting Minutes  
September 17, 2019    
October 15, 2019    
January 14, 2019    
March 10, 2019    
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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Posting Type Description Date
Photos Creative Problem Solving! January 2020
Photos Our 2019 Turkey Trot! November 2019

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