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Principal's Message, December 2022


Dear Johnson Families,


I hope you all enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  As we move into the holiday season and closer to the winter break, we will be celebrating with school-wide holiday activities and classroom parties.  Be sure to check the Johnson website, PTO page and teacher Google Classrooms for upcoming events and detailed information.

Thank you to all the parents that attended our American Education Week Story Walk and Parent/Teacher Conferences.  A strong partnership between parents and educators is essential for student success. We appreciate your continued support!

It's cold and flu season.  To mitigate the spread of these viruses at school and at home during the holidays, please see this Health Office Memo from our nurse, Mrs. Weinstein.  Health Office Memo in Spanish

The countdown to the 100th Day of School is on!  Students and staff dressed up in their finest Fifties Threads on November 22 to celebrate the 50th Day of School and they were ‘rockin’ it!” Next up is the 60th Day of School on December 8.  It would be “far out” if everyone dressed “groovy” for school that day.  We will be celebrating the 70th Day of School on December 22 with a Holiday Disco Day.  Dress in all the sequins and holiday sparkle you can find!

The PTO Holiday Shop is taking place the week of 12/5-12/9.  Each class will sign up for a time to shop for their friends and family.

Ms. Ehlers is collecting family holiday photos for our Holiday Family Photo Bulletin Board.  We’d love to add your family photos!

Johnson staff is hard at work creating Gingerbread Houses for the 1st Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest.  Each group of teachers is working together to create an awesome display that students will enjoy during the holiday season.  These Gingerbread Houses will be showcased during the Winter Wonderland on December 14.  Come out to vote for your favorite!

This year’s 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland will be held on December 14.  Check the PTO webpage for details.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!


Holiday Spirit Week is 12/19-12/23.  Let’s get in the spirit!

Holiday Spirit Week in Spanish

December 8th is the end of the First Marking Period and Report Cards will be available to Parents on December 22.


Picture retakes are scheduled for December 13.  The Prepay Code for students who were ABSENT ONLY is:  2A2V2U4X  CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

Students retaking their picture must bring in the original package and provide it to the photographer.


Just a reminder: 

School dismisses at 1:55 on Monday, 12/12 and Friday, 12/23. 

School will be closed December 26th through January 2nd.  

We will reopen on January 3rd. 



Late Drop-off: If you are bringing your child to school after 9:25, you must park your car, come in the building and sign your child in.  Please do not drop children off at the curb after 9:25.

Early Pick-up: If you are picking up your child from school, you MUST have a photo ID and be on the child’s emergency contact list.

Coming up in January:

1/19 Fifth Grade Choral Concert

1/23 Intramural BasketBall Parent Showcase

1/31 No School for Students

HCJ PTO News: 

Please visit the PTO website for more information about up-coming events and fundraisers. 

Wishing you all a safe, healthy and happy holiday season.



Renee Pagano-Hein

Principal, Johnson Elementary