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Principal's Message, November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018   

 

Dear Johnson Families,

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful week!  It was very busy here at Johnson celebrating American Education Week and holding our parent/teacher conferences.  We had excellent attendance and I appreciate all of the parents and guardians who attended.  I would also like to thank everyone for the generous donations to the HCJ Food Drive.  It was a great success and we appreciate all your support.  I want to extend a big thank you to the PTO for all the hard work they put into organizing another fantastic Fall Fun Night. It was a great event!

The PTO will be hosting the Holiday Shop on November 27th, 28th and 29th.  The students will have an opportunity to purchase gifts for family and friends.  Only the Kindergarten parents will be invited to shop with their child/children.  With all other grades, PTO volunteers will be available to assist with gift purchases.  Please see the attached flyer and schedule.  Holiday Shop Flyer  Schedule

Just a reminder we have a shortened day on Wednesday, November 21st and school is closed November 22nd and 23rd for Thanksgiving. 

 

From the PTO

Pallet Paint & Pastry Night is coming up on Thursday, November 29 from 7-9 PM! Come join us at this brand-new event! Enjoy painting a beautiful pallet (sign), coffee, and mini pastries. This event is for adults only and registration is required (no walk-ins can be accepted). Register by Wednesday, November 21 either using the paper form (http://hcjpto.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/PalletPaintFlyer18-v1b.pdf) and online (https://www.livingreclaimedshop.com/product-page/howard-johnson-elementary-11-29-at-6-30?fbclid=IwAR3HCscH5X_zWp9u5HQk7m8qvA-XkaFj261vXtrPECQxyHZioxBcpydElfg).

Holiday Gift Vendors will be at Johnson on Thursday, November 29 from 6-9 PM! Get your shopping done stress-free and without the mall! The vendor area is open to all; no fee or registration required. Vendors include J&L Boutique, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, and SeneGence (LipSense). Your purchase supports the PTO! If you can't come that night, shop online! See the event page on the PTO web site for information and links: http://hcjpto.org/event/gift-vendor-boutique-for-the-holidays/

The November PTO General Meeting is Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM. Before that meeting, at 6:00 PM, we will have an informational meeting on 5th grade activities. If you are interested in learning more about the 5th grade activities or are considering volunteering to assist, please attend this meeting. 

The PTO Holiday Shop will be November 27-29! Our students love picking out gifts for family and friends. All gifts are $2. If you would like your child to shop, please send in money with your child on the day they are scheduled to attend the shop. Please see your child's class page for their holiday shop day and time.

Our festive and fun Holiday Cookie Party is back on Thursday, December 13 from 6-8 PM! Decorate cookies, enjoy a holiday snack and craft, play games, and meet a special guest! Keep an eye on your child's folder for the RSVP form after Thanksgiving.

When you shop for gifts this holiday season, use Amazon Smile and the PTO will receive a portion of your purchase as a donation from Amazon! It's the same as shopping regular Amazon, you just have to start from our special address. Click here to shop: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2374211

Yearbook Ordering Now Open! You can now order your 2018-2019 yearbook! The store is here: https://www.balfour.com/new-jersey/jackson/howard-c-johnson-elementary-school  
All 5th graders receive a yearbook compliments of the PTO and do not need to order one! Ordering deadline is January 31, 2019! If you would like to order but cannot do so online, please contact PTOJohnson@jacksonsd.org.

 

Thank you,

Dr. M. Raymond