Principal Cota Welcome Letter
2023-2024 School Year
Rainbow Maker Community
Dear Families of Johnson Primary School,
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I am thrilled in having your children back in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. Our continued commitment to fostering resilience, perseverance, and empathy, will undoubtedly help our students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. It is our purpose to have every student feel welcomed, connected and a part of our Johnson family! It is a fantastic place to be, proud to be a Rainbow Maker!
Our team will continue to embed critical thinking and collaboration across all content areas. We will also continue working diligently to meet the diverse needs of our students through small group instruction across all grade levels, school-wide implementation of Project Base Learning, and emphasize meaningful timely feedback to help students work towards academic mastery.
As a “Be Kind” school with a Schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention Support, our deliberate work to instill tools for self-regulation and emotional wellness will carry on through lessons by our Counselor, teachers, and staff. Practices such as communicating needs, self-advocacy, and breathing exercises help our students have ownership over their responses to their emotions.
Johnson Primary has been recognized by the Daily Star because of our Successful Summer Experience, which is continued with the use of tiered layers of academic and emotional support available to all students. We use a team approach to learning the personal profiles of each student in our care while working in partnership with their respective families and community.
I feel so privileged to continue this new chapter of my professional life leading a school with such dedicated staff, fantastic students, and supportive families! I continue to look forward in building relationships, guiding, and learning to provide an engaging experience for our students.
I know our students are getting ready for their return to school and we are working hard and preparing for their return. Here are a few reminders for you.
· Communication is extremely important, please call our office with any questions, at (520) 908-3800 Office Manager Mrs. Lilly Vasquez. It is also very important that our students are on time every day. Tardiness provides a disruptive impact on their learning. All tardy students must sign in at the front office and receive a tardy slip to class. Parents need to accompany their child into the building to sign them in after 9:15 a.m. for security purposes. If your child will be absent, please call Ms. Patricia Quevedo our Attendance Registrar @ 908-3802.
· Safety is always a priority at Johnson Primary. Please remember that all doors to the school including the front doors are locked during the day. Please remember to use the appropriate drop off and pick up areas located in front of the school. Please remind your child(ren) to use the marked crosswalk areas.
· We also ask that you follow all designated parking, and no parking area signs. At dismissal, all students will be escorted to the designated pick-up area.
Each year brings a positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to WELCOME Certified members to our Johnson Team! New Counselor- Mr. Bateman and MTSS Facilitator- Ms. Esquerra, Kindergarten Teacher-Ms. Baltazar, Two First Grade Teachers-Ms. Gomez and Ms. Lopez, a Second Grade Teacher-Ms. Quijada and our new Psychologist-Ms. Favela.
Again, I am honored to serve as the principal of Johnson Primary. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.
The importance of learning comes with high expectations of school tools (backpacks, pencils, notebooks etc.…) if you need assistance with school learning tools, please contact Suzette Madril our Family Liaison.
All of us here at Johnson Primary are committed to providing the best education for your child(ren). We need your involvement, ideas, and support! Feel free to call me at 908-3800 or email me at Rosaisela.Cota@tusd1.org. You can stay informed about our school and upcoming events by visiting our website at http://edweb.tusd1.org/johnson/, and joining us for our upcoming Parent Teacher Organization meetings.
We will continue to keep you updated with our Parent Link, Marquee, Website, Social Media & Newsletters.
*Uniforms Blue Bottoms with Maroon or White tops
*Join us for our Back to School “Meet Your Teacher Ice Cream Social” on August 2nd at 2 pm in the cafeteria.
*First day of school: Thursday August 3rd – “Tissues and Tea” with our Kinder Parents in the Library- after announcements.
Mrs. Rose Cota
Johnson Primary Principal