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Principal's Message, December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018  

 

Dear Johnson Families,

 

Good afternoon, I hope everyone had a wonderful week. As we quickly move into the holiday season and closer to winter break, we will be celebrating with classroom parties and activities.  I would like to remind parents to check with their child’s teacher or class coordinator to see if you are invited to your child’s classroom party as we can only accommodate a limited amount of visitors in the building each day due to parking and space limitations.

Just a reminder for students and staff, the size order form and payment for the 5th grade chorus shirt is due by Dec. 19th

The PTO introduced our first Pallet Paint & Pastry Party on November 29th and it was a great success.  Attendees enjoyed pastries and shopping with select holiday vendors, while painting their own masterpiece!  Last night the PTO held our annual Cookie Decorating Party.  They had cookies to decorate, hot chocolate, crafts and more.  It was a great event!  They also hosted the Holiday Shop where students had the opportunity to purchase gifts for family and friends.  Thank you to everyone for making these events a success!  Today, Kindergarten joined in on the winter celebrations with Elf day and some of our classes boarded the Polar Express.  All of the children looked fantastic and had a wonderful time.

During the month of December, we have been collecting new​ gloves, scarves, mittens, socks, and hats for our “Giving Tree”​. We have had our “Giving Tree” in the past and have always procured an abundance of items that have helped people in our area. Thank you for your support.

Just a reminder, we will have a shortened day of school on Friday, December 21st and school will be closed from December 24th through January 1st.  We return from the winter break on January 2nd and the first marking period report cards will be available January 3rd on the Parent Portal.

I hope you enjoy the holidays! 

 

Our Occupational and Physical Therapists want to see our students on the "path" to success!!!  Ask them about the Sensory Path!

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Life After School – Parent Workshop

Presented by

Jackson Twp School District Special Education Advisory Council

Monday, January 14, 2019, 6:30pm

Jackson Liberty High School IMC

125 North Hope Chapel Road

Jackson, NJ 08527

Life After School Flyer

 

PTO REMINDERS

The HC Johnson PTO thanks all our families for a very successful fall filled with fun events and fundraisers! Special thanks to everyone who volunteered to make our activities happen -- without your hard work, we would not be able to create these opportunities for our school. We are excited for 2019!

YEARBOOK ORDERING IS OPEN! You won't want to miss this big book of memories from this school year! Deadline to order is January 31, 2019 and cannot be extended. 5th graders receive a yearbook compliments of the PTO and do not need to order. Yearbooks are $30 and can be ordered online here: https://www.balfour.com/new-jersey/jackson/howard-c-johnson-elementary-school

Submit your pictures to the yearbook! Use the Balfour Image Share app or email your photos from school events to hcjyearbook2016@gmail.com

Take a break from holiday shopping and grab a hot beverage and a tasty treat on December 19 and 20 at Saige Coffee House to support the PTO! Just tell them you are with Johnson and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the PTO. Saige is in the Bennetts Mills Plaza on County Line Rd (where Stop & Shop is). 

Joe Corbi fundraiser starts January 2, 2019! Order your Super Bowl snacks, pizza kits, and cookies to support the PTO! Brochures will go home right after break.

Winter Box Tops collection begins January 2, 2019! Send in your Box Tops to earn cash for our school. Raffle form will be available in January.

Farley's Dine Out is the night of the 5th Grade Choral Concert! Celebrate a great night on Friday, January 18 with some ice cream before or after the show! Just tell the cashier you are with Johnson and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the PTO.

BINGO NIGHT IS BACK! Our families love this fun night of BINGO and prizes! Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 24th and come out for all the fun! We will have two sessions. Flyer will be sent home in early January.

Next PTO Meeting is Wednesday, January 9, 2019. At 6:00 PM there will be a Talent Show Informational Meeting. All talents are welcome! Singing, dancing, playing an instrument, magic, drama — whatever you can do, show it off! You do not need to make a commitment at this meeting, just come find out what it's all about. At 7:00 PM, we will have our regular monthly meeting. Come get the scoop on all our spring events!