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Principal's Message, April 2021
Dear Johnson Families,
Good afternoon, I hope everyone was able to relax and enjoy the spring break and the nice weather we had. Just a reminder that the 2nd Marking Period Report Cards are available on the Parent Portal as of Monday, April 12th. If you have a child turning 5 years of age by October 1, 2021 and you have not yet registered them for kindergarten, please contact Johnson’s main office to schedule an appointment.
At this time of year, many parents call or write to the school regarding their child’s class placement for next year. The ultimate goal of the placement process is to find the best possible match between what is best for the student and what the strengths of each teacher are. Class placement is a complex process that involves the input of many educational professionals and considers many factors. I realize and appreciate your concern, but I will not honor parent requests for particular teachers. I do, however, value your input and individual concerns for your child. I will consider any concern or input that you have to offer, if you provide your concern in writing to me before May 7th.
Please let me explain some of the factors we need to consider in the placement process. In making class placements, some variables carry more weight because of requirements due to special needs and State statutes. It takes approximately six weeks to organize classes based on many factors. Some placement factors are: student emotional needs, academic needs, social needs, occupational and physical therapy scheduling, classroom structure, class/grade population, resource instruction, interaction with peers, speech instruction scheduling, special education inclusion scheduling, child study team placements, balance between boys and girls, medical needs, neighborhood conflicts, former teachers of siblings, remedial reading instruction scheduling, access to special programs, present teacher’s input, and administrative input.
In conclusion, your input as a parent will be considered if you send it to me, in writing, before Friday, May 7, 2021. This will allow the educational professionals sufficient time to find the most appropriate match for your child. As always, I appreciate your understanding and support in this matter.
If you are moving during the summer and will be transferring your child(ren), please contact the main office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:00PM. If you are moving within the Jackson School District, you will need to sign an Internal Transfer Form and provide proofs of your new residency before your child’s records can be transferred. If you are moving out of the Jackson School District, you will need to sign a Student Transfer Verification Form. A transfer card and a copy of your child(ren)’s health records(s) will be provided to register at the new school. The following information is needed to complete the transfer card: new home address, new school name, and the new school address.
From the PTO
Display My Art - March 1st - April 30th You still have time!!!
This school year, we are so excited about a new fundraising initiative to help you create custom gifts while also supporting our school! Through Display My Art, you will have the opportunity to turn your child’s artwork, a family photo or a business logo into a custom keepsake or gift. Best of all, Johnson Elementary will earn a profit from each item ordered. Visit hcjpto.org for additional details.
FREE SHIPPING THROUGH MOTHER'S DAY
Virtual Book Fair - Friday, April 16th - Thursday, April 29th
Our Book Fair is online! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, value packs, and more! Orders are delivered right to your home and you can take advantage of FREE shipping on book-only purchases over $25 (virtual resources are excluded from the FREE shipping promo).
Texas Road House Dine Out - April 28th from 4 - 10PM
Dine out with Texas Road House on Wednesday, April 28 from 4 pm to 10 pm and 10% of your check will go to the PTO! You MUST bring the flyer or show it on your phone for the PTO to get credit.
May Virtual PTO General Meeting & Elections - May 11th 7-8 PM
Regular monthly meeting to discuss upcoming events and other activities and elections.