Tiger Tracks

September 2018

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Welcome Back Students and Families!

Greetings JES families! I would like to take this opportunity to say hello and welcome again to Johnson Elementary. We are excited to have had a great start to the school year. Our students have settled in to their classrooms and we see wonderful learning taking place all over the school. Please remember that students need to be here at school and in their classrooms ready to learn promptly at 8:30 am.

There are lots of ways to stay informed of JES happenings! We have many fun events planned throughout the school year and we want you to be informed. We use ConnectEd calls, we have a Facebook page that you can search for Johnson Elementary and then LIKE us to get updates, and you can also follow us on Twitter. You can also check the Franklin Special School District website (www.fssd.org) and click on the Johnson Elementary Page to get more calendar information.

If you ever have questions or concerns about your child’s experience at JES, we always encourage you to start by speaking with the teacher. If that does not resolve the situation, our administration always has an open door policy for your ideas and concerns. We are so glad to have everyone here at Johnson and look forward to another year of excellence in learning and growth of the children here at JES!


Tosha Robinson Baugh, Principal &

Ashley McCoy, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

9/10 Gentry’s Tutoring starts for 1st-4thgrade After school, pre-registration is required.

9/10 JES Spirit Night-McDonald’s (from 4pm-7pm at 106 Highway 96 West in Franklin) **All proceeds for this event will be donated to a fundraiser for Katie Shepherd, a first grader at JES that is battling leukemia.

9/12 Coffee with Prisca (8:30 am, Parents meeting Room 100)

9/17 FSSD School Board Meeting (6:30 pm, JES)

9/21 JES Tiger Bash (5:30-8:00 pm)

9/26 Individual School Portrait Retakes-Lifetouch

9/27 Skate Night at Brentwood Skate Center (5:00-8:00 pm)

10/3 JES Advisory Council (3:45 pm-JES Library)

10/4 Cookie Dough/Tervis Cup DELIVERY DAY! Pick up from 1:00-5:30 pm at JES.

10/5 Scholastic Book Fair Preview Day

10/8 Scholastic Book Fair (8 am-4 pm), FSSD School Board Meeting (6:30 pm,MES)

10/9 Scholastic Book Fair (8 am-6 pm), Bake Sale (4:30-6 pm), Open House (6-7 pm)

10/10-11 Scholastic Book Fair (8 am-4 pm)

10/12 Scholastic Book Fair (8 am-12 pm), Early Dismissal (12:30 pm)

10/15-19 NO SCHOOL – Fall Break

10/22 Gentry’s Tutoring starts for Kindergarten After school, pre-registration is required.

10/23 JES Spirit Night-Jason’s Deli in Cool Springs (5pm-9pm)

10/26 Tiger Run

10/31 Fall Classroom Parties, 2:45 pm

Mrs. Baugh

Mrs. Baugh is out on medical leave and is planning on returning before Fall Break. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to Mrs. McCoy.

From the Nurse's Clinic

The Tennessee Department of Health’s dental program will be visiting JES in October to provide FREE dental exams, sealants and fluoride treatments to all students who register for the program. Consent forms have been sent home. If you have not returned your form and wish your child to participate, please return it as soon as possible. Only registered students will participate in the program. This is a great opportunity for your child to receive valuable dental care at no cost!

From the Attendance Office

Please be sure that all notes from Doctors and notes from parents to explain absences MUST be turned in within 7 days of an absence or they cannot be attached in the computer system to the absence. The computer system will not allow changing of information past that 7 day window. Notes must also include the following information:

· Student’s full name

· Date of student absence

· Teacher’s name

Please don’t forget to carefully monitor the number of absences and tardies your child has throughout the year. Here are the highlights, but more detailed information can be found on the FSSD website and sent home in folders at the Meet & greet at the beginning of the year or, if you missed Meet & Greet, the folders were sent home from your child’s teacher. You can refer to the FSSD Truancy Tier Procedures and the JES Parent Handbook. If you have questions, please call the school office.

Truancy Tier Procedures Highlights:

· 3 unexcused absences - Attendance Secretary

Call to home-recorded message information

· Tier 1: 5 unexcused absences - School Administrator and Attendance Secretary

Attendance Contract meeting set up through call and letter communication between parents, administrator and attendance secretary.

· Tier 2: 8 unexcused absences - School Counselor and Attendance Secretary

Letter sent to home-8 absences. School Counselor/Parent Liaison conducts individual assessment and provides documentation to both administration, Attendance supervisor, and Student Support Services Supervisor, as needed.

· Tier 3: 10 unexcused absences - Attendance Supervisor

Attendance Supervisor will determine next steps based on pertinent information.

A note from MAC Extended Care

Wow! School has started again. We hope everyone had a safe and wonderful summer. We would like to welcome back our amazing staff from last year, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Margie, Ms. Cheryl, and Ms. Starkweather.

Homework will be Monday-Thursday, 4:00-5:00. Please remember to bring a pencil. We have a homework contract available for those students who may need encouragement. You can find that information on the MAC table.

We serve a daily snack. Please pick up your snack calendar. You may also send a snack with your child if they would rather not have the snack we serve. We also serve supper daily. The menu is on the MAC table. Supper is optional and your child does not have to eat.

*Please remember to pay each Friday for your child’ attendance for the upcoming week. All MAC payments are due by Friday at 6 PM to avoid the $10 late fee.

Enrichment classes are starting in September. Please see the sign-up sheet in the MAC room.


Special Kudos!

We would like to say a special thank you to Amanda Lyddane (mom to Hayden in 4thgrade) and Holly Spain (mom to Garner in 3rd, Sophie in 2nd, and Whitfield in K) for volunteering to be in charge of the JES PTO this year! Amanda and Holly have already done great things by heading up the PTO donation drive and kicked it off by volunteering their time at the Meet & Greet handing out popcorn as they met parents and families, as well as attending each of the grade level Parent Info nights so JES families could get PTO information. We appreciate how you have made families feel welcome and connected to other JES families. We are especially excited about some of the new events you have planned for this year! The JES Tiger Bash coming up in a couple of weeks is going to be so much fun!

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a quick and easy way to help local organizations earn some extra money. Our partner, Gentry's Education Foundation, has an amazon account set up- super easy and doesn't cost a thing! Just follow the link: https://smile.amazon.com/ and shop as usual. When selecting an organization select:

Gentry's Education Foundation at the Storefront, Inc

Franklin, TN

Cookie Dough

It looks like our Cookie Dough Fundraiser is going well! Cookie Dough and fundraiser items will be ready for pickup on October 4th from 1:00-5:30. We are in need of volunteers to help sort the items beginning at 9:00 on October 4th. If you are interested in helping sort the items please call Janet, in the front office, at (615)794-4837 and let her know the times you are available. We will have someone ready to show you what needs to be done so everything can be ready for pick up by 1:00.

Spirit Wear Online Store Open Until 9/14 at 11:59 PM!

The JES spirit wear online store is open now through Friday, 9/14 at 11:59 pm. You can find the super soft blue Johnson Tigers t-shirts and TIGERS hats seen at the Meet & Greet at the beginning of August and there is a NEW smaller Youth size hat available by popular demand!! Orders can be placed online with major credit cards and will then be shipped directly to the school. Student orders will be packaged individually and sent home with them on delivery day. Delivery is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26..

Type this address into your browser


and then start shopping! Get your Johnson gear now while it’s available. This online spirit wear store has a deadline so go online and order your spirit wear now!

A Note from Gentry's Educational Foundation

Welcome back JES families! We are so excited for the 2018-2019 school year. This year we are offering two exciting opportunities for your child!

After-School Tutoring

  • Begins September 10th for 1st-4th grades and October 22nd for Kindergarten
  • Students will be given dinner each afternoon which is provided by FSSD.
  • During tutoring, students will receive homework help and then individualized tutoring with certified teachers and caring adults.
  • Dismissal is promptly at 5:30
  • Cost is a $30 one-time, non-refundable registration fee and then $20 per week for K-4 and $60 per week for Pre-K.

Imagine Learning-Morning Computer Program

  • Begins September 17th and is available for K-2nd grade students
  • Morning MAC students may attend from 7:00-7:30 and other JES students may attend from 7:30-8:15. Students will be able to get a breakfast tray at 8:15, if needed.
  • This program is provided for free.

More information and registration forms for both programs are available in the front office. If you have any further questions, please contact Evelyn Hickerson at (615) 925-1033. Hope to see you soon!