Cunniff Elementary

 Cunniff Cove Sign - a gift from the fifth 
 grade class of 2017.

                                          Cunniff School Mission Statement

         The Cunniff School provides a supportive and challenging learning environment       which maximizes student achievement, social responsibility and lifelong learning for all     Cunniff Community members.                

                          Cunniff School Improvement Plan 2017-2019

                                    Welcome to the Cunniff School!

         ...A place where everyone has strengths and everyone contributes;   

            This defines who we are as a community of lifelong learners.


Administrative Assistant

Contact Information:
246 Warren Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Main Office:
617 926-7726
Fax Number:
617 924-0420

School hours:
8:15am - 2:30pm

Please call the Registrar at:

Extended Day and PreSchool:


WPS Online 
Payment Center:


Cunniff School PTO 
Lauren Stefano
Lee Haley

Cunniff School Site Council:
Thomas Beggan, Brandt Brisson, Pete Caron, Jessica Middlebrook, Kellie Spillane, Olivia Cifrino, Janelle Lacy, Helda Shirinian, Christine Rono

Food for Thought 
 Sign Up Form:


Here is the link to sign up for a March Parent & Teacher Conference.
(afternoon conferences: March 16 & 20 from 1:00 -2:30; evening conferences: March 22 and 28 from
6:00 - 8:00pm).

Cunniff international Fair - Thursday, May 24

  • Principal's Letter - March 18 Dear Cunniff Families,Here are a few reminders regarding the week ahead.A Math and Technology Night will take place at Cunniff tomorrow evening - Monday, March 19 from 6:00-8:00pm.  Please join the Cunniff community for a night of hands-on math and technology fun which will include a giant geodome, MakerSpace, computer coding as well as math games and other fun math-related activities.  Students must be accompanied by an adult; this is not a drop-off event.  Special thanks to Math and Science coordinator - Elizabeth Kaplan for securing a grant from the Watertown Education Foundation and the Watertown Cultural Council for this event.  We hope to see many Cunniff families there!Parent and teacher conferences continue ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2018, 8:37 AM by Mena Ciarlone
  • Reminder Re. S.E.L. Survey Dear Cunniff Families,On March 2, Dr. McGuinness sent out an email regarding a survey which would gather baseline data on teachers', students', and parents' experiences, thoughts and feelings about social-emotional learning and school climate.  You should have received an additional email from Panorama with the survey link.  The survey link will remain open for a few more days.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, if you have not done so.  A reminder that Friday, March 16 is an early-release day with a 12:15 dismissal.  Lunch will be served and there is Extended Day.I hope students are enjoying the snow day! Sincerely,Mena Ciarlone, Cunniff School Principal
    Posted Mar 14, 2018, 11:31 AM by Mena Ciarlone
  • Principal's Letter - March11 Dear Cunniff Families,         Term II report cards, progress reports and GOLD Assessment Reports will be sent home on Friday.  Parent and teacher conferences also begin on Friday.  Friday, (March 16) will be an early-release day with a 12:15 dismissal and lunch served.  There is Extended Day.  If you have not signed up for a conference, please take a moment to do so by following the link:    Here is the full parent and teacher conference schedule for the month of March: afternoon conferences -  March 16 & 20 from 1:00 -2:30; evening conferences - March 22 and 28 from 6:00 - 8:00pm.  March 20 is also an early ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2018, 4:35 PM by Mena Ciarlone
  • March 4 - Principal's Letter Dear Cunniff Families,The link to sign up for a March Parent & Teacher Conference will be open tomorrow.  You can access the link by visiting the Cunniff HomePage:    A parent & teacher conference is not optional.  The conversation that will take place with your child’s teacher will help to answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s report card and progress, during the past term.   Afternoon conferences will take place on 3/16 and 3/20 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm.  Both of these dates are early-release days with a 12:15 dismissal and Extended Day.  Evening conferences will take place on 3/22 and 3 ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2018, 6:21 AM by Mena Ciarlone
  • February 26 - Principal's Letter Dear Cunniff Families,I hope this letter finds students well-rested and ready to return to school tomorrow.The month of March is almost here and it will be a busy one!  I would like to provide you with some important reminders. A week from tomorrow, you will need to sign up online for a parent and teacher conference. The link, which will again be posted on the Cunniff HomePage, will go live on Monday, March 5. If you experience any difficulty signing up, please call our Main Office.Report cards, Progress Reports and GOLD Assessment Reports, will be issued on Friday, March 16.   Afternoon conferences will take place on Friday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 20 - from 1:00 ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2018, 6:48 AM by Mena Ciarlone
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The Cunniff School Song

Cunniff Newspaper 
Citizenship at Cunniff
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