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"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!
TO: Parents/Guardian
FROM: Lynn Public Schools
DATE: November 13, 2020
SUBJECT:   Audio/Video Recording and Photographs of Lessons by Lynn Public Schools Staff

From time to time during the current period of remote learning, Lynn Public Schools staff may audio/video record lessons for the purposes of teacher training, professional development, and for educator evaluation purposes.  For the same reasons, photographs and screenshots may be taken by Lynn Public Schools staff during remote lessons.

No single student will be focused on in any such recordings, and no personally identifiable or confidential student information will be included.

Any such recordings, photographs, or screenshots will be used for educational purposes only, and will not be shared except through systems accessible by password for Lynn Public Schools staff.

If you have any questions, concerns, or objections to the above, please alert the Principal.

PARA: Padres/Tutores
DE: Escuelas Públicas de Lynn
FECHA: 13 de noviembre, 2020
TEMA: Grabación de audio y video y fotografías de las lecciones por el personal de las Escuelas Públicas de Lynn

De vez en cuando, durante el período actual de aprendizaje a distancia, el personal de las Escuelas Públicas de Lynn puede grabar, en forma de audio/video, las lecciones con fines de capacitación de maestros, desarrollo profesional y evaluación de educadores.  Por las mismas razones, el personal de las Escuelas Públicas de Lynn puede tomar fotografías y capturas de pantalla durante las lecciones a distancia.

En ninguna de esas grabaciones se enfocará a un solo estudiante, y no se incluirá ninguna información personal identificable o confidencial del estudiante.

Estas grabaciones, fotografías o capturas de pantalla se utilizarán únicamente con fines educativos, y no se compartirán excepto a través de sistemas accesibles por contraseña por el personal de las Escuelas Públicas de Lynn.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, preocupación u objeción a lo anterior, por favor avise al Director.

Download This Notice In English and Spanish

October 6, 2020

Dear Parents,

As we opened our school year, a remote learning schedule was created for all students. At the elementary level, this schedule is heavily focused on synchronous learning where every student spends most of their school day on the computer with the classroom teacher. There was a desire to provide our youngest scholars with enormous support and supervision. Please remember, that we are planning for teaching and learning in a way that we as educators have never experienced before. That said, we are going to have to continuously reflect on the model we have built and make changes when we believe it is necessary.

The concern with the current schedule is the demands of a five-hour synchronous schedule for our youngest learners. In response to these worries, there will be a revision to the Wednesday schedule for students in grades one through five. For this group, there will be an increase in asynchronous time on learning with a shortened day each Wednesday. For early elementary schools, students would end the synchronous part to their day at 11:45 and for late elementary schools 12:15. All students are expected to engage in asynchronous learning for an additional hour.

Students will be given assignments to complete. They will be allowed to do this work at their own pace and at a time that permits them to break and return to working on their assignment at their leisure. Across the district, all students will focus on using a literacy resource, Imagine Learning as well as ST Math. Teachers will be looking to assign one hour in total of content and engagement.

This change to the Wednesday schedule is a first step and an initial response. This amended schedule will begin next week on Wednesday, October 14th. We have also put a team together to further evaluate the elementary schedule and make additional recommendations for moving forward. There will be no changes to the Pre-K and kindergarten schedules at this time. The existing schedule is half day with a half hour in between sessions.

We thank all of our parents, guardians, and providers for your support of LPS and our students. Your patience and persistence is appreciated.

In partnership,
Mrs. Colella

Download This Letter In English and Spanish

September 1, 2020

Dear Shoemaker 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 the 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, providing teaching and learning opportunities anytime, from anywhere. Your child will be taught using "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)

Please contact the school if you do not know your child’s unique ID number. 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 on how to log in.

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. We continue to work on a plan to lend out ipads for those that do not have access to a device to use to start the year.

The following are important contacts for Shoemaker, please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything: (781) 477 - 7450
Principal Christina Colella
Clerk Sharon Fallon
Nurse Kerry Molloy
Social Worker TBA - More information coming soon……
Technology Help Desk (781) 477 - 7342
Monday - Thursday: 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Starting September 23rd, the school day for Grades 1 - 5 at Shoemaker 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 Pre-K and Kindergarten Schedule is based on an AM (8:15-10:30) or PM (11:00-1:15) class with following time allotments. You will receive a phone call or email soon with your child’s placement.
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)
All special education students will receive an individual plan that shows their weekly schedule.

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.  I will be scheduling multiple Zooms next week by last name to answer questions you may have, please be on the lookout for that information. 

Christina Colella
Principal, Shoemaker School


Value of the Month: Cooperation

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

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


Welcome To The Captain William G. Shoemaker Elementary School

Our Mission Statement

At Shoemaker School we aim to provide a safe environment in which students are able to learn the skills necessary to be successful in Middle and High School as they work toward college and career readiness.  In order to develop essential knowledge we believe that it is important to build a foundation of basic academic skills as well as social aptitude, problem solving, creativity, and an appreciation of the arts.  We foster the following core values:

  • Respect
  • Inclusion
  • Healthy Work and Play
  • Healthy Community

Shoemaker Vision Statement

At Shoemaker School we hold high expectation for the success of all students.  We promote the belief that all students can learn, effort counts, and we will not give up on learners. 

Shoemaker Elementary School Information

Our School Information and Resource Links
Grades Offered PK - KF - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
Phone (781) 477-7450
Fax (781) 477-7454
Address - Map Link 26 Regina Road, Lynn, MA 01904
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
Student Handbooks Read Our Introductory Letter and Handbook
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 English Creole Khmer Portugese Spanish
  Link to School and District Report Cards
District MCAS Report Card MCAS Performance Report Card
District Report Card District Performance Report Card
Additional District Postings
LPS District Notices Additional Notices and Resources
Recording and Photographs Recording Remote Learning Lessons
Last Update July 17, 2017 4:00 PM

School Staff and Teacher List for | 2019-2020

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7450
Our Fax (781) 477-7454
Principal Christina Colella
Sharon Fallon
Program Specialist Miki DiVirgilio
Cara Conlon
Adjustment Counselor Deb McEnaney
School Psychologist Tyler Ferguson
Behavorial Specialist Nicole Grube-Benson
Social Worker Samantha Bridge
School Nurse Kerry Molloy

Our School Teacher List And Online Classroom Links
Dianne Logue Kindergarten Teacher Room 102
Jenn Sheehan Kindergarten Teacher Room 125
Ashley Shapiro Integrated Teacher Room 125
Kim Geaney Paraprofessional Room 125
Kim Wyatt Integrated Teacher Room 125
Tina Shaw Paraprofessional Room 125
Grade 1
Shannon Cormier Grade One Teacher Room 119
Jill Driscoll Grade One Teacher Room 118
Joan Kolodziej Integrated Teacher Room 118
Kathie Wentzell Paraprofessional Room 118
Kim Wyatt Integrated Teacher Room 119
Melanie Forti Paraprofessional Room 119
Grade 2
Carrie Thompson Grade Two Teacher Room 203
Pauline Naples Grade Two Teacher Room 204
Karen Cuthbert Integrated Teacher Room 204
Kristin Lannon Paraprofessional Room 204
Grade 3
Liz Moriarty Grade Three Teacher Room 205
Donna Mah Grade Three Teacher Room 206
Laurie Erhard Integrated Teacher Room 206
Erin McCollin Paraprofessional Room 206
Grade 4
Lauren Adario Grade Four Teacher Room 207
Lisa Finnigan Grade Four Teacher Room 207
Julie Potter Integrated Teacher Room 207
Erin Bushway Paraprofessional Room 207
Kirsten Kasper Paraprofessional Room 207
Grade 5
Muriel Whenal Grade Five Teacher Room 201
Kerri Katsos Grade Five Teacher Room 202
Nicole Miserandino Integrated Teacher Room 202
Meghan Breslow Paraprofessional Room 202
Coach | Pre K-1
Charles Garman Coach Pre K-1 Teacher Room 101
Maria Broufas Paraprofessional Room 101
Fatyma Smetankina Paraprofessional Room 101
Diana Hernando Paraprofessional Room 101
Lori Doherty Coach Pre K-1 Teacher Room 103
Yris Abreu-Pena Paraprofessional Room 103
Nicole Dunn Paraprofessional Room 103
Jennifer Hunter Paraprofessional Room 103
Christine Hurley Paraprofessional Room 120
Lauren Helinski Coach Pre K-1 Teacher Room 120
Kaaron Remson Paraprofessional Room 120
Erin Harney Paraprofessional Room 120
Ellen Spetla Paraprofessional Room 120
Karyn DiMeglio Coach Pre K-1 Teacher Room 123
Julie Zahine Paraprofessional Room 123
Michelle Simbliaris Paraprofessional Room 123
Coach | Grades K-2
Michelle Calnan Coach K-2 Teacher Room 122
Lisa Godbout Paraprofessional Room 122
Kimi Denning Paraprofessional Room 122
Coach | Grades 1-3
Barbara Armitstead Coach 1-3 Teacher Room 117
Roseanne Mallett Paraprofessional Room 117
Briana Moreno Paraprofessional Room 117
Erin Doherty Paraprofessional Room 117
TBA Paraprofessional Room 117
Melinda Modugno Coach 1-3 Teacher Room 121
Luke Courtemanche Paraprofessional Room 121
Erin Smith Paraprofessional Room 121
Alexandra Johns Paraprofessional Room 121
TBA Paraprofessional Room 121
Coach | Grades 3-6
Melissa McCarthy Coach 3-6 Teacher Room 104
Gisette Polanco Paraprofessional Room 104
Sue Kenney-Hanlon Paraprofessional Room 104
Elizabeth Archambault Coach 3-6 Teacher Room 106
Jeannelle Tobin Paraprofessional Room 106
Erika Hawkins Paraprofessional Room 106
Sean Doherty Paraprofessional Room 106
TBA Paraprofessional Room 106
Krystina Marini Coach 3-6 Teacher Room 107
Jocelyn Donovan Paraprofessional Room 107
Melissa Atwood Paraprofessional Room 107
Rachel McCarthy Paraprofessional Room 107
Andrea Harris Art Teacher
Christine Pietrasik Art Teacher
Ronda Malone ESL Teacher
Sarah Fortucci Inclusion Teacher
Occupational Therapy
Sarah Fortucci Therapy Teacher
Sue Ofilos-Felton Therapy Teacher
Kelly Simone Therapy Teacher
Lisa Moriarty Music Teacher
Jonathan Waldron Music Teacher
Jocelyn Fish Music Therapist
Physical Education | Gym
Andrea Ciarletta Gym Teacher
Ryan Sheehan Gym Teacher
Physical Theraphy
Joanne Dupree Therapy Teacher
Linda Condon Reading Teacher
Alysha MacDougall Reading Teacher
Tara Laundry Speech Teacher
Terese Leonard Speech Teacher
Kara Jerez Speech Teacher
Last Website Update: March 26, 2021 11:21 AM
Welcome To Shoemaker's Resource Page

Picture of Icons
- What's Happening This Month At School - New Meals Distribution
Book Icon Academics and Curriculum
- School Library
- Curriculum Guides
- Student Handbooks
- Summer Reading Information
- Home Learning Archive - March 2020 - June 2020
Basketball Icon Athletics, Activities and Sports
- Natures Classroom | Medical Form and Suggested Equipment
Blog Icon COVID-19 Information
Masks Help Stop The Spread Flyer
Arabic English
Haitian Creole Khmer
Portuguese Spanish
COVID-19 Fact Sheet - English COVID-19 Fact Sheet - Spanish
Running Icon Extra Curricular Activities
Intramural Boys Basketball Girls Basketball
School Newspaper Music Club Literacy Club
Exercise Club Arts/Crafts Club  
  Camp Fire After School Program
Blog Icon School Google Calendar
- Select the "Agenda" tab for a complete list view of events.
Clipboard Icon LPS Policies, Codes and Forms
- Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Our Policy
- Common School Policies, Codes and Forms
School House Icon For Parents
- Our PTO Webpage
- Recess Handbook
School Desk Icon For Students
- Grade Four Classroom Page
- Media Release Form
Facebook Icon Social Media
- The LPS Facebook Page Has Our Art-Photo Postings, Announcements & More!
Dance Icon Special Projects and Presentation Archive
Last Website Update: March 26, 2021 11:21 AM
Welcome to the Shoemaker School Council Webpage
School Council Members and Meeting - School Year 2020 - 2021
Name School or Community Position
Christina Colella Principal
Michelle Calnan Teacher
Karyn DiMeglio Teacher
Elizabeth Archambault Parent
Carrie Nicosia Parent
Chris Stank Parent
Past Meeting Dates and Agenda Past Meeting Minutes  
October 08, 2019    
January 6, 2020 Meeting Minutes  
March 03, 2020    
May 05, 2020    
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.

Our Art, Photo and Video Facebook Postings
Art Camera Video Recent Art, Photo and Video Facebook Postings
Posting Type Description Date
Photos Shoemaker Engineers Success! January 2020
Photos Shoemaker Veterans Day Assembly November, 2019
Photos Shoemaker Shines With Science Experiment! November, 2019
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