The J-List

March 10, 2023

Hello JES Family,

Whether you are staying in town or heading out on the vacation of your dreams, I hope your Spring Break is safe and enjoyable! I look forward to seeing everybody back on March 20th!

Thank you for your continued support of our campus. I am grateful for the opportunity you have given me to serve this community. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any compliments or concerns to share.


Patrick Holladay, Principal

Jack D. Johnson Elementary

Reminder - Daylight Saving Time

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed this Saturday night! Daylight Saving Time officially begins on Sunday at 2:00 am.

Spring Break

JES and CISD will be closed for the Spring Break holiday March 13 - 17. We hope everyone has a great break and we look forward to seeing our students back on campus on Monday, March 20.

Weekly CISD Dragon Update

Watch Dr. Ledbetter's March 9, 2023 Dragon Update at this link.

Spring Pictures

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2023-24 Kindergarten Registration

Please help us get the word out! Registration for Kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year will open on March 30, 2023 for Carroll ISD residents with students who are 5 years old by September 1, 2023.

Registering as early as possible will assist us in staffing and preparation for the upcoming school year. More details will follow soon.

Welcome Mrs. Clark

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. JJ Clark to the JES family. She will be serving as our campus Librarian for the remainder of the school year. Mrs. Clark has a great passion for serving our students and staff and has already made a big impact! We are so excited to have her on campus!

Spring Shoe Drive

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Core Essential of the Month

This core essential for the month of March is forgiveness.

Forgiveness is deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn't have to pay.

Lunchroom Volunteers Needed!

Are you looking for ways to help out your child’s school? Then we have an exciting opportunity and a need for parent volunteers in the school kitchens during lunch times! Please consider following this link and signing up for some time slots to help our Child Nutrition staff at your campus.”

JES Dragon Baseball Night

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Multicultural Event

After a 2-year hiatus, the JES PTO is excited to bring back the annual multicultural event, JES Airways Flight 76092 - Around the World in 90 Minutes on April 17th from 5:30-7:00 pm in the cafeteria. We want to give our kids a chance to explore the world right here within the walls of our school. Please sign up by Friday, March 31st to host a table and share the games, toys, crafts, food, clothing, and decor of a country or culture. Click HERE to register for a table. We are hoping to have tables represented from all over the world, whether near or far; north, south, east, or west. This is your passport to see it all!

Spirit Shop Sale

Don't miss $15 Fridays! Preview items that will be on sale each week on the new Instagram account (@jes_spirit_shop). You can always shop online here.

4th Grade Parents

DIS PTO is currently looking to fill board positions for the 2023-2024 school year. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, please fill out this form. Board descriptions are included in the form. If you have any questions, reach out to Kristen Nelson via email:

Stay Connected

Be sure to join the Jack D. Johnson Elementary PTO Facebook page. Sign up for receive reminders about important events by texting “PTOJES” to 1-866-516-0824. Text "JESDADS" to 1-866-516-0824 to stay up to date on our DADS club events.

CISD Information & Notes

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Quick Links

Around the Corner


13-17 - Spring Break (Student/Staff Holiday)

20-31 - JES Spring Shoe Drive

21 - Down Syndrome Awareness Day; Students/staff wear unique socks

26 - Epilepsy Awareness Day; Students/staff wear purple

28 - Site Based Committee Meeting


1 - PTO Family Glow Night

5 - 2nd Grade Field Trip

6 - Kinder Field Trip; 1st Grade Field Trip

7 - No School (Bad Weather Makeup Day)

10 - No School (Staff PD)

17 - Multicultural Event

18 - JES Night at Dragon Baseball (Choir Sings National Anthem)

25 - 3rd & 4th Grade STARR Reading Assessment (Campus closed to visitors)


9 - 3rd & 4th Grade STARR Math Assessment (Campus closed to visitors)

Upload Yearbook Pictures

All pictures must be in JPG format. You can set your iPhone camera to JPG by going to Settings : Camera : Formats, then choose Most Compatible. This will not change your photos in any way.

Volunteer in the Cafeteria

Please consider following this link and signing up for some time slots to help our Child Nutrition staff.