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Principal's Message September 2018

Principal’s Message:


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am very excited to welcome back our returning students and also extend a warm reception to our fifth graders and students new to Lynnfield.  We open our doors this year to an enrollment just around 700 students. Soon, their excitement and energy will be upon us.

The monthly LMS Newsletter continues to be posted online and a reminder will be sent via AP Notify email announcing its posting.  Additionally, expect updates via email blasts, Facebook, and Plus Portals.


I am continually amazed at the changes I see in students from the time they enter middle school until they depart for high school.  Obviously, the change in the student from September until June is remarkable, but also the changes that occur over the summer can be just as great.  While each of you has changed to some extent since June, so has your middle school.


Additionally, our middle school has undergone several changes in personnel since last year.  The following are new staff for our school:


Mrs. Sara Dowsing, Gr. 5 English/Humanities

Ms. Sarah Hood, Gr. 5 & 6 Student Support Program

Ms. Annie DeRosa, Gr. 7 & 8 Student Support Program

Ms. Kathleen Pinette, Gr. 5 Special Education

Ms. Molly Wright, Gr. 8 English (5 week sub for Mrs. Kane)


Please join me in welcoming our newest staff to LMS.


Lastly, I would like to remind everyone that LMS has adopted the following policy regarding food in the classroom: It is customary for the school to acknowledge students’ birthdays during morning announcements.  Parents/students are not permitted to send/bring in celebratory snacks for birthdays or other occasions. Only a personal snack for designated snack time is allowed. Parents may not arrange for flowers, balloons, or other items to be delivered to children at school.  

I genuinely value the feedback of the community. Should you ever have any comments or questions, please contact me via phone (781) 334-5810 or email


Thank you and welcome back!

Stephen R. Ralston, Principal

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