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Principal's Message, January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019 

 

Dear Johnson Families,

 

Good afternoon, I hope everyone enjoyed a great winter break with family and friends.  The New Year is off to an excellent start.  Our second and fourth graders took the In-view test when we returned from break and we completed our annual spelling bee this week.  All of our 4th and 5th graders participated in the spelling contest and our top 30 contestants competed on stage on Monday.  Congratulations to this year’s top 5 spelling finalists:  Jenna Cocuzza, Nicolas Dela Cruz, Gabriella Hamdi, Saide Hersh and Richard Swallick.  All 5 contestants will represent Johnson in the District Spelling Bee on March 21st.  A very special congratulations goes out to this year’s champion, Sadie Hersh!

On Wednesday, January 16th, we have reached the 80th day of school and we are celebrating the 80’s by wearing our most fly, rad, grungy or florescent attire!  It’s going to be a totally gnarly day!  Also on January 16th, the PTO has organized a Panera Bread Dine Out from 4-8pm at the Howell location.  You will need to present the flyer for your purchase to count. 

Panera Bread Flyer

The fifth graders are diligently preparing for the Johnson winter concert. The concert will be held on January 18th at 7PM at the Jackson Memorial High School Fine Arts Building. This event is sure to be a lot of fun and we hope to see you at the show.  Don’t forget to stop by Farley’s for some ice cream before or after the show! All day on January 18th, our PTO gets a portion of the sales donated to us by Farley’s when you mention you are from Johnson School.  

Get your red and black Johnson gear ready!  We are excited to announce that EVERY Friday will now be Johnson Spirit Day!  Show your Johnson pride by wearing Johnson spirit wear or red and black every Friday starting January 11th, 2019. 

A Note from the Nurse

It's that time of year, officially flu season.  Please check all of your contacts and phone numbers to make sure they are up to date.  More importantly, please make sure you have someone local who can pick your child up should they become ill.  With the flu, as well as many other illnesses, symptoms and temperatures can increase rapidly.  Also, please remember to dress your child according to the weather.  It’s important to wear hats, gloves, scarves and winter coats this time of year. As always, our goal is to keep our students as healthy and safe as possible. 

Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be taking place March 18th – March 22nd   from 9:30am to 11:30am.  If you have a child turning five years of age on or before October 1, 2019, registration packets will be available in February online or at the school.  Please contact Johnson to schedule an appointment for the week of registration. 

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

 

YEARBOOK ORDERS ARE DUE 1/31. Order here: https://www.balfour.com/new-jersey/jackson/howard-c-johnson-elementary-school

This deadline cannot be extended, so don't miss out! All 5th graders receive a yearbook compliments of the PTO and do not need to order. You may still order accessories if you wish. The 5th grade yearbook information packet was distributed this week. Please read it and promptly submit your 5th grader's activities and baby picture. Ads and boosters are now available! Information went home this week. First come, first-served, so submit yours soon!

PANERA DINE OUT 1/16: No need to cook dinner on Wednesday, January 16! Come to our Panera Dine Out from 4-8 PM for great food and fun with Johnson friends. Show the flyer to the cashier in print or on the phone and 15% of your order goes to the PTO. If you order delivery or pick up, use the promo code PRFUND and the PTO will get 15%. The kiosks cannot be used with fundraiser orders, so please use the cashiers! Thank you! Flyer here: http://hcjpto.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/HCJPanera2019Flyer.pdf

FARLEY'S DINE OUT 1/18: Before or after the 5th Grade Choral Concert, join your friends at Farley's for a treat! All day on Friday, 1/18, a portion of your purchase benefits the PTO. Just tell the cashier you are with Johnson School.

BINGO NIGHT IS 1/24: The kids love BINGO Night! Registration forms have been sent home. Select session 1 from 6-7 PM or session 2 from 7:30-8:30 PM. Candy prizes are up for grabs! $3 per person, extra cards available at the door for $1. Registration form: http://hcjpto.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/HCJPTO_Bingo_2019.pdf

JOE CORBI ORDERS DUE 1/16: Joe Corbi makes your Super Bowl party easy! Or enjoy pizza and treats all year round. Orders due 1/16/19!

WINTER BOX TOPS CONTEST THROUGH 2/15: Send in your Box Tops and raffle form! Top three classes win an ice cream or cupcake party and one raffle winner from each grade gets a prize! Raffle form here: http://hcjpto.org/event/winter-2019-box-tops-collection-ends/

SWEETHEART DANCE 2/8: The Sweetheart Dance is coming on Friday, February 8! Watch your child's backpack for the registration form!

TALENT SHOW APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW. Does your child sing? Dance? Play an instrument? Tell jokes? Do magic tricks? Have a unique skill or hobby? Share it with all of Johnson at the Talent Show! Applications are available now. Pick up one at the reception desk or email HCJPTOTalent@gmail.com and we will send one home with your child. Applications are due February 25.

SAVE THE DATE! RACE NIGHT IS FRIDAY, MAY 17! Enjoy the excitement of racing, place your bets, and win tickets to drop for fabulous prizes gift auction-style! Tickets will go on sale in February. Your ticket will include dinner, dessert, beverages, race bucks, and plenty of racing action! There will be special games as well! It's going to be a great night out!