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Johnson Elementary PTA Newsletter | October 2015

Reflections – Call for Submissions!

The deadline for submissions for the Reflections Program is coming up on October 19th! Reflections is a National PTA Program which promotes the arts in school. All grades and abilities are welcome to be involved. The theme for 2015-2016 is Let Your Imagination Fly. Students are asked to create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, composition, photography or visual arts.

An informational form will be sent in students backpacks this week. If they are interested in submitting a work of art, the form must be filled out and returned by September 30th. We will then send home the actual entry forms that must be filled out and submitted with their work of art. Note that student’s may enter multiple categories, if they wish. The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 19th.

Volunteer Opportunities! We have some volunteer opportunities available for this event. Please contact Dana Kalombo at if you can help.

  • Entry Form Review (between Oct. 20th and 28th) – we need someone to check over the entry forms to make sure all information has been provided and rules have been followed.
  • Judging (judges must be secured by Oct. 23rd) – we are looking for someone to help us organize the judging of the entries; from securing outside judges (i.e. the Warrenville Arts Council) to choosing a date for judging and more.
  • Awards – we need someone to organize the sourcing of the awards/medals for the students.
  • Celebration Event (date is TBD) – we are looking for someone to help with set up and display, organizing snacks and drinks and more!

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!

October Events

Oct. 3 - WWSHS Craft Fair

Oct. 6 - Picture Day

Oct. 7 - Bike/Walk to School Day

Oct. 12 - NO SCHOOL

Oct. 13 - PTA Parent-Staff Meeting (12:00 PM)

Oct. 13 - Dine Out at Sweet Potato Cafe (11:30 AM-7:30 PM)

Oct. 15-16 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct. 16 - Deadline for Box Tops

Oct. 23 - Deadline for Submissions to the Reflections Program

Dine Out for Johnson

Our next Dine out Night will be at Sweet Potato Café! Go for lunch, dinner or something in between. They will give 20% back when you dine in between 11:30 AM and 7:30 PM on Tuesday, October 13th.

Our next dine out night will be on Monday, November 9th at Chipotle. Look for a flyer in your student's backpacks in the next few weeks.

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Upcoming Events

WWSHS Craft Fair

Tiger Paws Boosters present their Fall Craft Show on Saturday, October 3rd from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School. Adult admission is $3, students are free. Visit for more information.

Box Tops

The deadline for Box Tops is October 16th! Don’t forget, there will be prizes awarded for the top collectors (girl and boy) in each grade. First place collectors (girl and boy) from each grade will receive a $10 Target gift card and free popcorn on Friday. The second place collectors (girl and boy) will receive free popcorn on Friday. Contact Margie Locke, the Box Top Chair at for any questions.

Jaguar Jump and Run

Save the date! The Johnson Jaguar Jump and Run is scheduled for Friday, November 6th. A flyer with more information and pledge sheets will be sent home soon!

Volunteers Needed!

Picture Day – Tuesday, October 6th, during the school day. We need helpers for the photographer as well as runners to get each class from their room. If you are able to help, whether it’s for a couple of hours or the whole day, please contact Erika DeCasas at

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