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Welcome to the Landmark Parents Association (LPA)

Welcome to the Landmark Parents Association

The purpose of the Landmark Parents Association (LPA) is to cultivate a strong sense of community, to promote good will, to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between the school and parents, and to support Landmark School in its mission to foster an understanding of language-based learning disabilities.

We are excited to be able to offer so many fun and different options to keep you connected and informed.


First LPA Meeting of the School Year

Friday Sept 23rd, 2016

Drake Administration Building Conference Room

7:45 Refreshments

8:00 Meeting

All parents and guardians welcome!



Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. Her teaching, research, and clinical work is done in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Boston Children's Hospital. She was the 2014 recipient of the Transforming Education through Neuroscience Award given by the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society and the Learning and the Brain Foundation. Her research group, the Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Team, merges clinical, cognitive neuroscience and education perspectives. Current topics that the BEAM Team investigates include summer reading development and effective interventions for struggling readers.

Joanna A. Chrostodoulou, EdD presented an update on the MIT/MGHIHP study that LMK is part of and the rationale behind it. Dr. Christodoulou also presented research on summer skill regression and strategies for minimizing the effect. 



  • Missed other LPA Meetings this past year? HERE'S SOME INFO
  • Topic: The Typical and Atypical Reading Brain presented by Nadine Gaab, PhD 
  • Topic: Motivation - new thinking from the world of neuroscience on motivation and how to get students engaged in their learning.
  • Topic: LPA Meeting with special interactive presentation

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Officers!

Co-Presidents: Angela Timpone and Robert Gowans, P'23

Vice President (High School): Sherry Fuller, P'18

Vice President (Elementary- Middle School): Jennifer Pitkin, P'22, '24

Treasurer: Kim Cole, P'17

Secretary: Jane Ann Chrumka, P'20


LPA Dues:

To fund our parent education programs, staff appreciation events, ice cream parties for students, senior awards and much more, we rely on (voluntary) dues and small fundraisers. Please use the Amazon link below if you shop online and watch for our "Spiritwear" sales throughout the year. 

Suggested dues amount is $60 but all parents and guardians are members of the LPA regardless of the payment of dues. If you'd like to contribute towards staff apprecaition gift cards and raffles, please add that amount to your dues payment. Thanks! Please send your check payable to "LPA" to: Landmark Parents Association, 429 Hale Street, Prides Crossing MA 01965 or pay online.  


LPA Sponsored Programs:

Thank you! Your dues support the following LPA sponsored programs:

  • Parent education programs and speakers

  • Elementary/Middle School and High School staff appreciation events

  • Student recognition awards

  • Carpool and long distance travel directories

  • Staff holiday gifts

  • Drop in coffees and social events

  • New Parent Tea at EMS

  • Valentines party on each campus, and so much more...


Parent Ambassador Program:

Parent Ambassadors are experienced Landmark parents who are available to new families to answer questions or address concerns as they prepare for school.


LPA Informational Links:


Ideas? Questions? Comments? Please contact: 

Lisa Robinson, Associate Director of Institutional Advancement & Parent Programs at 978-236-3205 or lrobinson@landmarkschool.org