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Principal's Message

February, 2018  


Dear Johnson Families,

Good afternoon, I hope everyone enjoys the three-day weekend!  On January 25th, we had the pleasure of attending the 5th Grade Choral Concert.  What an excellent performance!  We also had our Character Round Up and Lunch with the Principal to recognize students who demonstrate good character.  Once again, the Jackson Police Department visited to present the DARE program for grades K-4.  They also discussed internet safety with grades 4 and 5. 

I would like to thank Mrs. Glushko and Mrs. DiStasi’s class for organizing our “Souper-Bowl” event.  Each student was asked to bring in a can of soup and place it in the “TEAM BIN” of who they think will win the Super Bowl.  All donations were delivered to the Jackson Food Pantry.  It was a fun way for the students to help the community! Additionally, I would like to thank Mrs. Beline, Mrs. Woolverton and everyone who helped with the Bracelet-Gram Fundraiser for Autism, NJ.  It was a great success and we raised over $1000.00!

Of course, much appreciation to the PTO for hosting another Book Fair, Family Night and Ice Cream Social.  It is great to see everyone come out to support our school.   They also hosted the Sweet Heart Dance on February 9th.  Everyone had a wonderful night! 

Thank you for following the drop off procedures set forth in the student handbook. As a reminder, please drive slowly through the parking lot. When dropping off pull up next to the orange cones as far down as possible to allow other cars to pull in behind you.  Please avoid parking/stopping in the crosswalk.  Students should exit the car on the passenger side only. Students should exit the car quickly and independently. If you feel strongly that they need help exiting the car or you need to watch/walk them to the door then you must find a designated parking space in the second or third row of the lot. This will allow for cars to move through the drop off line in a more efficient and safe manner.

We just celebrated our 100th day of school on February 15th.  It’s hard to believe we are more than half way through the school year!  Our Spring Pictures are right around the corner on March 2nd.  Flyers will go home the week before.  We can also look forward to Story Book Character Day and  Mother/Son Game Night on March 9th, details to follow. 

Just a reminder, school is closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of President’s Day. 

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 are available 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.   



Come out to the next PTO General Meeting at 9:45 AM on Wednesday, February 21st for the update on spring events and to hear Dr. Raymond discuss the state's School Performance Report for Johnson. 

Remember to complete your Johnson Olympic Games Passport activities and submit it to your teacher to be entered to win a prize from the PTO! Passports are due February 26th!

Your friends and family want to see your talent at Johnson's Got Talent on April 13! Talent Show applications are due Wednesday, February 28! Get the application here:  The Talent Show Coordinator meeting is March 22 at 6:30 PM, followed by the March PTO General Meeting at 7 PM.

Our spring Gertrude Hawk fundraiser begins at the end of February! Watch for the order form in your child's backpack and return your order by March 12! 

It's a Taco Tuesday dine out with your Johnson friends on March 6 at any Surf Taco location! Good all day. Just show the flyer and a percentage of your purchase goes to the PTO! Get the flyer here:

Mother Son Game Night is coming on Friday, March 9! Registration forms will be sent home soon and posted on hcjpto.org

Spring Food Drive is March 19-23. Please send in canned and boxed goods to help fill our neighbors' holiday tables.