A Message From Eliot's Interim Principal  
Karen Bourn


Dear Eliot Families,

Welcome to the 2017/2018 school year! The Eliot school mission statement reads, “Eliot fosters a love of learning in a community where everyone matters.” As your new interim Principal, I will continue to work with staff and families to create a safe, joyous and inclusive environment here at Eliot school.

Eliot school is a vibrant and diverse learning community. In the fall we anticipate approximately 390 students. We have families from all over the world and students that are native speakers of German, Spanish and Chinese to name a few. In the fall we will welcome 73 new students in grades K-5. I know you will join me in welcoming them to our community.

Our teachers and staff are committed to helping meet student’s individual needs. Teachers employ a variety of techniques based on best practices to ensure students understand the curriculum. Small group instruction, individual conferencing and assessment are just a few examples of how teachers work with students. As you well know, having a strong teacher/parent partnership is an important factor to student success. Please be sure to reach out to our staff if you have any questions or concerns.

I can be reached at 781-455-0452 ext 328 or Karen_Bourn@needham.k12.ma.us if youhave any questions or would like to say hello.

Have a wonderful school year,

Karen Bourn
Interim Principal





























































John Eliot Elementary School
135 Wellesley Avenue
Needham, MA 02494

Karen Bourn, Interim Principal

Mona Maas, Assistant Principal &
Special Education Coordinator

Susan Rains, Lead Secretary

Telephone: 781-455-0452
Fax: 781-455-0852
School Hours
Grades 1 thru 5
8:20 am - 2:45 pm

AM Kindergarten
8:20 - 11:03 am

PM Kindergarten
12:02 - 2:45 pm

Early Release
8:20 am - 12:15 pm

Delayed Opening
10:20 am - 2:45 pm




Upcoming Events
Tues. 9/19
SCHOOL PHOTO DAY

Thurs. 9/21/17
NO SCHOOL
Rosh Hashanah

Tues. 9/26/17
Early Release Day K-5
Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
No PM K
No PM KASE