Second Grade Newsletter

May 16th - 20th (scroll down for all the information)

What's Happening?

Library: There will be no more library checkouts this year. All library books are due back by May 13th.

Monday 05/16:

Tuesday 05/17:

Wednesday 05/18:

Thursday 05/19:

Friday 05/20:

  • Field Day (see detailed information below)

Field Day

It is that time of year where Johnson Elementary comes together to promote teamwork and friendly fun competition with each class. Field Day will be held on Friday, May 20th (rain day is Monday, May 23th). Students, as well as some volunteers, are likely to get WET during several of the stations. Therefore, students will be allowed to wear swimming suits. T-shirts and shorts will be worn over the girls’ swimsuits and boys will wear t-shirts over their swimsuit shorts. Please be sure to have your children wear tennis shoes so that feet are protected and safe for all events. Please do not send your child in flip-flops or shoes in which they cannot run safely.

Sunscreen should be applied before coming to school since we will be outside most of the day. Also, please send a towel with your child to use after Field Day is over. Your child should also bring a change of clothes for after Field Day.
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  • Hot dog lunches from the cafeteria will be available for purchase. Lunches from home may also be brought.

  • Snacks will be treated just like any other school day in the classroom. Please be sure to pack a healthy snack for your child, snacks will take place inside the classroom and brought from home this year.

  • Our wonderful PTO will be providing our students with bottled water as well as a special treat from Rita’s Ice!


We will need many VOLUNTEERS in order for our Field Day to be successful. This is the link to sign up for volunteer shifts and stations on Field Day.

Thank you, in advance, for your help and support throughout the year.


The J-List has more schoolwide information that might not be on this newsletter. Make sure to check it out!

From the JES PTO and Important Information

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Field Day is coming! Johnson Elementary needs your help. We need volunteers…heaps of volunteers. Please use the link below for more information and to sign up for a time slot (or multiple slots). We need as many hands on deck as possible to make this a fun, safe event for our students. FIELD DAY VOLUNTEER SIGNUP

Dragon and Donuts

The D.A.D.s Club is organizing a Morning with Mom for Mother’s Day. Join us for a delicious breakfast, craft for the kids, and a great event to celebrate with other JES Families on Friday, May 13 at 6:40 AM.

4th Grade Fun Night

If you have a 4th grader that is attending Durham next year, there is a night dedicated just to them! Please register today at for admission, pizza & drink, games, activities, DJ, and much more! Please note if your child does not want to attend the fun night, they can still sign up for a tour. This is for the kids only, although parents can still volunteer to help that night!

School Supplies

School supplies are available for the 2022-2023 school year. Click here and use the code CAR428, select your packs by grade/school, and complete payment online. The packs will be mailed to your home the week of August 2-6. The deadline for ordering is June 5, 2022 so make sure to get those supplies ordered today! All proceeds go directly back to the participating schools.

Spirit Shop

Check out new items in our Spirit Shop! Summer is quickly approaching, purchase a Dragon Towel, T-Shirt, or a new Class of 2035 T-shirt today!

Stay Connected

There are many ways you can stay connected with PTO; you can visit our website, join the Jack D. Johnson Elementary PTO Facebook page, and now you can sign up for the PTO text messaging service. The text messages are to keep you updated on our main events and activities. To sign up, text “PTOJES” to 1-866-516-0824 and for DAD’s club text “JESDADs” to 1-866-516-0824.


Purchased Yearbooks were distributed today ( Friday, May 13th )

There are a limited number of extra yearbooks for sale.

Starting Monday, May 16th….

If you would like to purchase a yearbook, you need to:

Bring $40 CASH (exact change) to Melissa Cozzens at the front desk.

The books are first come – first serve and CASH ONLY.

The last day to buy is Thursday, May 26th (last day of school)

Don’t miss out!

Dragon Diamond Program

Our DRAGON DIAMOND program was created to cultivate kindness at Johnson Elementary School. Through our DRAGON CODE and monthly lessons on essential values such as generosity, helpfulness, and respect, we are inspiring positive attitudes and behaviors in our kids. This year, we are focusing on being “difference-makers” as we encourage our kids that their acts of kindness can make a difference in the lives of their classmates, teachers, and beyond!


Teachers who observe students being kind may give them a Dragon Diamond to be entered in a grade level drawing at the end of each week. Winners get to select a prize to remind them of their acts of kindness. While we cannot reward every student with a physical prize, we want to encourage our kids that being kind and doing the right thing is a reward in itself. Here’s where we need you!


Continue the kindness conversation at home! Ask your kids how they are making a difference at Johnson. Encourage them to include someone who may feel left out, brighten someone’s day with a compliment, help a friend who is hurt, or show gratitude to a grown-up. And when your child earns a Dragon Diamond, celebrate their kindness!

Homework Resources


  • Imagine math
  • (also an app) You can get login information from your teacher
  • Find ways to incorporate math into everyday conversations.
  • ST Math (login through classlink)


  • Epic (you can get your class code from your teacher, however, this is a paid service)

How do I communicate that my child will be absent?

Moving forward, we ask that you use the email below to communicate absences. You are still welcome to call; however, we thought email might be quicker.

2nd Grade Syllabus

This is a working document and is subject to revision or change.


JES PTO Website

Birthday Treat Information

Want to send your child with Birthday Treats for the class? Click on the link for more information.

Second Grade Team!

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Counselor's Corner

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