Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February Vacation First in Math Class Champs!

These students earned the most stickers at their grade level by working hard on First In Math over February vacation.  Congratulations & keep up the great work!

Wolf Trot 5K April 5th

Lynn Woods School - Wolf Trot 5K

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - START TIME:  11AM

@ Great Woods Road Entrance, Lynn Woods Reservation.

The Lynn Woods Wolf Trot is a race through Lynn Woods – a 5K (LONG RACE) and 3K (SHORT RACE) open to the public.  Funds raised defray costs for Nature’s Classroom Trip (5th grade) and build the classroom funds for all other grades.


A $100 donation puts you or your business name on our race t-shirt.

The biggest costs associated with racing events are timing and t-shirts.  Last year our sponsors helped us cover all operating costs, which means more money for cool programs and activities at Lynn Woods School!

CAN YOU RUN or WALK with us on April 5th?

Our next biggest need is race participants.  We had 225 folks show up last year, and it was AWESOME, so share our race sign up information with everyone you know.    The first 100 registrants get a complimentary race t-shirt.  Run or walk, short or long race…we need your participation.  Teams welcome as well!!!  Paper registration forms or sign up on active.com.

CAN YOU HELP in other ways?

Donations of healthy snacks:  oranges, bananas, grapes, snack bars, etc. (NO NUTS PLEASE!)

Drinks for runners (bottled water and/or sports drinks)

Market your own products or services to race participants

Volunteers needed for registration, race timing, race course (to make sure no one gets lost or injured)

and post race refreshments.

T SHIRT Sponsors   Return the sponsor form to Lynn Woods School, 31 Trevitt Ave, Lynn  01904, attn:  Margaret Mannion, Wolf Trot 5K – or email your information or any questions:  mmannion68@yahoo.com . 

Hope to see you on April 5th! 

Margaret Mannion , Race Director, Lynn Woods PTO


  Race Sponsor Form


Sponsor Name  - as it should appear on Race Shirt – please type or print clearly
Donation Amount (min $100)
Sponsor Contact Information:
Contact Phone: 
Contact Email: 



Please return to:

 Margaret Mannion

c/o Lynn Woods School Wolf Trot 5K 

31 Trevitt Avenue

Lynn, MA  01904

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Powerful Olympic Poem by Robert D in Grade 3

Oh my I just heard the Olympics are starting!

Last place does not deserve to be champion but trying….YES!

Yet trying does not mean medals, only winners have them.

Main event, every four years and a big competition.

Participants play for the prize and pride

Indeed, during the opening ceremony the torch flies with flame.

Certain times an athlete wins a lot - and certain times they lose

Sportsmanship is needed to play for international champion and for changing the world.

We have claimed this title 3 times in a row !



Shirley A. Albert-Benedict

Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction- Mathematics

100 Bennett St., Lynn, MA 01905


(781) 477-7220 Ext. 3230       Fax. (781) 477-7487


February 12, 2014


Dear Lynn Woods School,


Congratulations, I am so happy to announce that you are the 1st place school of First in Math for the Lynn School District during the months of November 2013, December 2013 and January 2014! Your school has earned an average of 2,135 stickers per student.  What a wonderful accomplishment!


To celebrate such an achievement, I would like to invite representatives of your school to the School Committee meeting on February 27, 2014 at 7:00 which is held at the Administration Building at 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA  01905.  During the meeting, your school will be recognized for its hard work with a presentation of a certificate.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or email.  I hope to see you there.


Phone: 781-477-7220 Ext. 3230



With Warm Regards,



Shirley A. Albert-Benedict

Lynn Public Schools

Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction- Mathematics




Would you like to help create better walking and biking routes to school for students in your neighborhood?


Now through March 1,  the City of Lynn Health Department and Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance are asking Lynn Woods Elementary School parents to please fill out a brief MassDOT’s Safe Routes to School survey.

Parents can go online to

The survey takes less than 3 minutes and will help your school plan for more transportation choices.  All responses are voluntary and confidential.

We greatly appreciate your help. For more information on Safe Routes to School or Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance, please visit  lynnfoodandfitness.com.

 Thank you!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Teacher of the Year Nominations

The Rotary Club of Lynn is starting a Teacher of the Year Award to call attention to the importance of teaching and service to the community.  Winning recipients will receive a $1000 for personal use prize and $1000 for school use prize.   Students, parents, colleagues, administrators and members of the general public can nominate teachers.     I have also included the link below so you can get more details if you are interested.   Two Elementary Grade teachers in Grades PreK-5 will be selected this year.  For more info please visit:   www.lynnschools.org   or www.lynnrotary.org