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Lynwood Elementary School is a Pre-K – 5th grade school serving approximately 343 students. The school is an ethnically and economically diverse community and offers a variety of educational programs to meet the needs of all students. In addition to a strong core program, programs offered include: pre-school, English Language Development, self-contained 4th and 5th grade district Gifted and Talented Program, Title I academic interventions, ASES after school programs, PTA sponsored after school enrichment activities, and many other programs offered by all Novato schools.

Core academic program are supported by a Library Assistant, Computer Lab Assistant, Music and Physical Education Specialists and other key personnel. Staff members are encouraged to be lifelong learners, attend professional workshops and conferences, and are encouraged to work collaboratively. Information from professional conferences is brought back to other teachers to encourage piloting and implementation of new instructional strategies.

Several years ago, the school received a state grant – ASES – After School Educational and Safety grant, which provides for after school classes for approximately 84 students in grades 2 – 5. The program, called LEAP (Lynwood Elementary Afterschool Program) enables Lynwood to be open until 6:00 pm every school day, providing academic support, enrichment, and recreation classes.

In September 2010, Lynwood was awarded a Marin Community Foundation Early Success Grant. The grant is part of a County-wide initiative to level the playing field for all students, and promote a culture of universal achievement in which every child, without exception, will become proficient in reading, math and written language by grade three. The school is entering year six of the grant.

Teachers infuse visual and performing arts into the curriculum and by having grade level theme-based musical productions. In addition, Lynwood has established a partnership with Marin School of the Arts at Novato High School.

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Lynwood families, please continue to Shoparoo during the summer to raise money for our kids! Familias de Lynwood, por favor continua a usar Shoparoo durante el verano a ganar fondos para nuestros niños! Gracias!

About a year ago from Lynwood Elementary's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone

      Melissa Diaz


Melissa Diaz is a Novato native, who attended Lu Sutton Elementary, Hill Middle School, and Novato High. She began her teaching career at Hamilton School where she taught 3rd grade, 5th grade, and Middle School. Melissa transitioned to the District Office in 2015 as Coordinator of English Learner Services.

It is her honor and pleasure to serve the students, staff, and families of Lynwood as Principal.

The Novato Unified School District prohibits, at any district school or school activity, discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, intimidation, and bullying, based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This shall apply when applicable, to interns, volunteers, and job applicants. For questions, concerns or complaints, please contact District Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer: Kris Cosca, Assistant Superintendent – HR; 1015 Seventh Street, Novato, CA 94945; (415) 493-4207; [email protected]

Lynwood Elementary

  • 1320 Lynwood Rd,
    Novato, CA, 94947
  • 415-897-4161
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