I would like to welcome all parents to a brand new year. Our goal at the Eliot school is to provide a comprehensive educational experience that focuses on the academic achievement, as well as, the social and emotional growth of all students.
Teachers and staff support students academically by adopting an individualized approach to instruction that allows each student to reach his/her potential. We base our instructional goals on the common core curriculum, which challenges students to develop their critical thinking skills by thinking deeper about the content. In this format, teachers use assessment data to inform their instruction and to evaluate individual student growth.
In addition to academic growth, students at the Eliot school receive multiple opportunities to learn through community service projects. Past projects have included making lunches for the homeless, and sending holiday cards and care packages overseas to our military men and women.
I encourage all parents/guardians to reach out to me or other staff members regarding questions, comments, or suggestions on how we can further our goal of making Eliot a premier place for growth and learning.
Roderick MacNeal, Jr.
John Eliot Elementary School
135 Wellesley Avenue Needham, MA 02494
Roderick MacNeal, Jr., Principal
Mona Maas, Assistant Principal & Special Education Coordinator
Susan Rains, Lead Secretary
Telephone: 781-455-0452 Fax: 781-455-0852
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
January 20 Delayed Opening - 2 hours School starts at 10:20am
January 24 Eliot Goes To Harvard - Basketball Game
January 29 Early Release Dismissal at 12:15pm
February 7 Check It Out Science
February 10 Delayed Opening - 2 Hours School Starts at 10:20am
February 11 PTC Meeting (8:45am) Performance Center
February 13 School Closes at End of Day for February Recess
March 3 Early Release Dismissal at 12:15pm
March 6 Eliot-Hillside Basketball Game
March 14 Eliot Evening Out
March 17 PTC Meeting (7pm) Performance Center
March 28 Community Service Day
March 31 Early Release Dismissal at 12:15pm
April 3 School Closed for Good Friday
April 14 Delayed Opening - 2 Hours School Starts at 10:20am
April 17 School Closes at End of Day for Spring Recess
Eliot Elementary School ~ 135 Wellesley Avenue
Needham, MA 02492 ~ tel (781) 455-0452 fax (781) 449-0852
The Needham Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability, and ensure that all students and employees have equal rights of access and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, advantages, privileges and courses of study.