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End of Year Message From Principal Fay

June 19, 2014

Dear Families,

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe summer.  It’s the time of year that we can all look back and celebrate the hard work of our students and teachers.  The faculty and staff have worked tirelessly preparing your children for what lies ahead. 

Our Night of Science and FUN and Field Day, as well as countless other events would not be successful without the dedication of our faculty and parent volunteers. I thank you all for your contributions to the Callahan School Community.  Please continue to bring me your thoughts and ideas as we look to strengthen our relationships with one another.

The last Day of school for our students is Tuesday, June 24th.  Students will be dismissed at 10:45.

Please check out the Parks and recreation page on the Lynn City Hall Web-site.  Hood Park will be offering some wonderful events and programs for our neighborhood children.  Have a wonderful Summer!

Take care,

Dr. Fay

Fin de Año Mensaje del Director Fay

Junio 19, 2014

Estimadas Familias,

Me gustaría aprovechar esta oportunidad para desearles a todos ustedes un verano feliz, saludable y seguro.  Esta es la época del año en la cual nosotros podemos mirar hacia atrás y celebrar el trabajo duro de nuestros estudiantes y maestros.  Los maestros y el personal han trabajado incansablemente preparando a sus niños para lo que vendrá mas adelante. 

Nuestra Noche de Ciencia y Día de Diversión en el Día de Juegos, como así también otros innumerables eventos no serían exitosos sin la dedicación de nuestro personal y padres voluntarios. Yo les agradezco a todos ustedes por sus contribuciones hacia la Comunidad Escolar de Callahan.  Por favor continúe haciéndome llegar sus pensamientos e ideas mientras buscamos fortalecer nuestras relaciones los unos con los otros.

El último Día de escuela para nuestros estudiantes será el martes 24 de junio.  Los estudiantes se retirarán a las t 10:45.

Por favor revise la página web del Lynn City Hall para ver la página con los Parques y actividades recreativas.  El Parque Hood ofrecerá unos eventos y programas maravillosos para los niños del vecindario. ¡ Tengan un maravilloso verano!


Dr. Fay

A Night of Science And Fun!

Save the date A night of science and fun! WEDNESDAY, June 4th 6-8 PM. Student science presentations New England aquarium Northeastern marine center Curious Creatures PTO raffle items Lynn woods ranger and much more… Hope you can join us !

Room 210 Poetry Slam Photos!



Grand Opening of the Library

Grand Opening of the Library
Please join us ... March 3, 2014? 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

We would like to invite our Callahan Family and Friends to see our new library. The PTO and teachers with Dr. Fay have devoted much time to update the books and rearrange the shelves to make them more attractive to students.

We hope you can join us!

Gran Apertura de la Biblioteca

Por favor únase a nosotros…3 de marzo, 2014
8:00am a 8:30am

Nos gustaría dar la bienvenida a nuestra Familia Callahan y Amigos
para que vean nuestra nueva biblioteca.   El PTO y algunos maestros con Dr. Fay han dedicado mucho tiempo para actualizar los libros y reorganizar los estantes para hacerlos mas atractivos para los estudiantes.

Nosotros esperamos que ustedes puedan unirse a nosotros!

Callahan's 2013 Pumpkin Patch!

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Callahan students have fun at the annual Pumpkin Day!

Principal Turmenne's Retirement Party



Callahan Goes To The Special Olympics!


Team members pose with their "Soaring To New Heights" banner.

Callahan's Baby Robins Arrive!


The Callahan babies arrive last Spring! Visit our photo gallery for more pictures!

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Welcome, Our Mission and Principal's Message

Our Mission Statement | The Julia F. Callahan School strives to provide all students with equitable opportunity for optimal achievement in all academic areas.

Boys and Girls, As we begin a New Year I want to remind you to:
– Do the Right Thing
– Do Your Best
– Treat Other People Like You Want to be Treated
– Set a Goal for Yourself and Work Toward that Goal

Brian Fay,

About Dr. Fay

Dr. Brian T. Fay holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management, a Masters of Special Education, and a Doctorate of Education in Management of Educational Programs. 

Dr. Fay began his career in education as a fourth grade teacher at the Connery Elementary School in 1994.  In addition, Dr. Fay has held the positions of an English Language Teacher and the Elementary Science and Technology Coordinator. Prior to becoming the Cobbet Elementary School Principal in 2008, Dr. Fay served for four years as the principal of the John E. Burke Elementary School in Peabody, MA.  Dr. Fay is an adjunct professor at American International College.

He has served as a contributor on the Massachusetts Education of Elementary and Secondary Education committees for the MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering Standard-Setting Committee and the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks.

Dr. Fay has been an active member of the Lynn community serving as a youth basketball coach, mentor, member of the Classical Alumni Association, and the Friends of Lynn Woods.

Dr. Fay is a graduate of the Lynn Public Schools and a lifelong resident of Lynn.  Along with his wife Kristin, he has three sons, Derek a graduate of Bridgewater State University, and sons Jared, and Jake both attend Fordham University. 

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