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Principal's Message

January, 2018  


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 despite the snow and cold.  Our second and fourth graders took the In-view test when we returned from break and we began conducting our school wide spelling bee. Congratulations to our five finalists, Mohammad AsiMahmoud, Aaron Neitzel, Jenna Cocuzza, Manav Patel and Dean DiMaggio, who will represent Johnson in the District Spelling Bee on April 12th at the Jackson Liberty High School. 

The fifth graders are diligently preparing for the Johnson winter concert. The concert will be held on January 25th at 7PM at the Jackson Memorial High School Fine Arts Building. This event is sure to be a lot of fun and I hope to see many of you at the show.  Don’t forget to stop by Farley’s for some ice cream after the show! All day on January 25th, our PTO gets a portion of the sales donated to us by Farley’s when you mention you are from Johnson School.  

Order your 2018 Yearbook today!  The online store closes Jan. 31st and orders will not be accepted after this date.

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Due to the two snow days we incurred this month, we have adjusted the Jackson School District calendar. The impact on the calendar is below.

As we have done in the past, we are pushing our Transition Day two days so we can keep the proper number of days in each marking period.

  • This means Jackson Schools will be CLOSED for STUDENTS ONLY on Thursday, Feb. 1 (instead of Jan. 30).
  • Staff Transition Day / K-8 In-Service Day will now be on Feb. 1.

Also, to make up the snow days, we are adding two days to the end of the year.

The new TENTATIVE last day of school for students is now June 19. Please keep in mind this date is subject to change if we have additional closures. 

These snow days also impacted the marking period end dates and dates report cards are released. Please view the monthly district calendar online to see those changes 


Please remember that at the bottom of our district calendar, we list our plans of action to make up for any unscheduled closings. 

The district calendar is available by visiting the District Calendar page, or you can download the district calendar.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be taking place March 19th – March 23rd  from 9:30am to 11:30am.  If you have a child turning five years of age on or before October 1, 2018, registration packets will be available in February online or at the school.  Once you have the registration packet, please contact Johnson to schedule an appointment. 

Please note:  Johnson school does not have a Notary Public available.  



YEARBOOK ORDERS DUE JANUARY 31. Late orders cannot be accepted. 5th graders do not need to order a yearbook; they will receive one compliments of the PTO. Order online here:

Please submit your photos to the yearbook. Photos must be from school events, on school grounds, or at the bus stop. Instructions are available here:

Farley's Dine Out on Thursday, January 25 all day. Stop by after school, before or after the 5th grade choral concert -- any time! -- and tell them you are with the HCJ PTO. The PTO will receive a portion of your purchase.

Winter Box Tops collection is underway! Send in your Box Tops to earn cash for our school. Don't forget to submit the contest entry form for your child. It is available on the PTO web site:  Box Tops are due February 16.

Spring Book Fair is coming February 5-9! Please check your child's teacher page for information on their class' scheduled time and send in money with your child to purchase wonderful books for their home library. And come out for Family Night (6-9 PM) and the Ice Cream social (7-8 PM) on Wednesday, February 7!

The Sweetheart Dance is coming up on Friday, February 9th! Ticket order forms will go home soon, but mark this date on your calendar now!

Talent Show Applications are now available! Sing, dance, play an instrument, read a poem, act out a scene, perform magic tricks -- whatever your talent is, share it with the school! Download the application here:  Applications are due February 28th, but spots are filled first-come, first-served and space is limited so get yours in soon! The Talent Show is Friday, April 13 at 7:00 PM at JMHS.

Please come out to the February 21st PTO Meeting at 9:45 AM to learn about the latest in spring events and important things happening at the school in 2018.