Second Grade Newsletter

March 27th-31st (scroll down for all the information)

Week at a glance:

Monday 03/27:

Tuesday 03/28:

  • Library (see times below)

Wednesday 03/29:

  • Library (see times below)
  • Permission slips are due for our field trip to Carroll Middle School on April 20th.

Thursday 03/30:

Friday 03/31:

Looking ahead:

  • Second-grade students are taking a field trip to the Will Rogers Auditorium (3401 W Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth) to see the Tennessee Theatre Company’s production of Aesop Fables on Wednesday, April 5th! Buses will depart JES promptly at 8:45 a.m. and will return to JES at approximately 12:00 p.m. PTO has graciously offered to purchase tickets for all students and chaperones. You do not need to purchase a ticket for your child to attend. Due to our return time back at JES, being after our usual lunchtime, we will be eating in our rooms. Your child will need to bring a sack lunch and water bottle or purchase a sack lunch from the JES cafeteria.

  • Second grade students are taking a field trip to the Carroll Middle School (1800 Kirkwood Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092) to see their animal science program on Thursday, April 20th! The seven 2nd grade classes will be split into a morning group and an afternoon group. Buses will depart from JES promptly at 8:30 a.m. and will return to JES at approximately 11:15 a.m for the morning group. Buses will depart from JES promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will return to JES at approximately 2:15 p.m for the afternoon group. You do not need to purchase a ticket for your child to attend. Afternoon group only: Since our departure time from JES interferes with our lunchtime, we will be eating in our classroom before leaving. Your child will need to bring their lunch and water bottle or purchase a sack lunch from the JES cafeteria.

Library Schedule (Tuesday/Wednesday)


1:00-1:30 Mrs. Turner

1:30-2:00 Mrs. Little


9:05-9:45: Mrs. Harris

10:40-11:10: Ms. Hannan

11:10-11:40: Mrs. Sampson

1:00-1:30: Mrs. Davis

1:30-2:00: Mrs. Groeneveld

The J-List (updated link coming soon!)

The J-List is a weekly newsletter with information about Johnson! Click to read more.

From the JES PTO and Important Information

Shoe Drive March 20-31

The nonprofit Soles4Souls is collecting new and gently worn shoes to help those in need! Please consider donating shoes that you no longer wear or have outgrown for a good cause. All sizes and types of shoes for men, women and children are appreciated. Boxes will be located inside the front lobby of all CISD elementary schools for two weeks from March 20-31st. Click here to learn more about Soles4Souls.

JES 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 5:30-7pm 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!

Audio Books!

Please follow THIS LINK to give your child approval to check out audiobooks from the library.

Dragon Wagon


If you choose to send money with your child to shop at Dragon Wagon, please send it in a gallon-sized baggie labeled with their first and last name, teacher, and the amount of money in their bag. This allows them to secure their money and items that they purchase after shopping. Thank you so much for your support! (Click on the image to enlarge.)

Dragon Wagon Dates

  • Apr. 6

  • May 5

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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!

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.

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2nd Grade Syllabus

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


JES PTO Website

Second Grade Team!

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Counselor's Corner

Core Essential Values

Episode #030: Parenting with Respect by Core Essential Values