June 18, 2024

Looking for students of Mrs. Baker for 1st grade at North School in Seekonk in the 1970s – 1990s

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I am trying to find people who were students in my Mom Elaine Baker’s first grade class at North school in Seekonk from the early/mid 1970s to the mid 1990s as we are planning a BIG surprise for her.

Elaine is now 89, living in assisted living in Florida and battling cancer, which has been tough on her. Even with the heath battles she is still sharp as a tack. She loves, crosswords, trivia and knitting along with never missing a Red Sox or Patriots game.

Recently I was able to find a number of her students and asked if they would please drop her a note or a card to lift her spirits during this challenging time. Some of them told me they remember her pulling their first loose tooth, and how good she was at doing it! Others remember her teaching them sign language, some remembered the guinea pig she had in her classroom.

One of her students Michelle Longbottom Lopes came up with the idea to take a group photo of her “kids” to send to her. Michelle and I are trying to find as many of her former students as possible to do a photo shoot in front of North School on Monday evening June 19th at 6:30 PM.

My Mom LOVED "her kids" (students) so much!! I believe she still has the file box where she kept the names of all of her former students, the year she had them, their birth date, as well as things like marriage and other types of stories/announcements from the newspaper. I KNOW that she will love receiving a photo of them now.

If you had Mrs. Baker for 1st grade at North School in Seekonk in the 1970s – 1990s and would like to join the photo shoot you can email me at janrandall@community-autism-resources.com  or Michelle at Shellanto3@gmail.com 


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