Kindergarten Connections

May 28, 2017

Last Newsletter For This Year!

We are down to only three days of school left! It is hard to believe this school year is coming to an end. I always get a little teary-eyed at this time of the year, as I say goodbye and watch them move on to first grade. I have enjoyed working with your child and watching him/her grow over the last 180 days. I hope everyone has a very safe and enjoyable summer!

Missing Books!

Students have been taking home AR books from our classroom library to read each night. Unfortunately, many of them have not been returned causing our classroom library to dwindle. Please take the time to look around the house to see if there are any of these books and return them to school as soon as possible. Thank you for your help!

Kindergarten Class of 2016-2017

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Kindergarten Graduation

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Kindergarten Weekly Assessments

All assessments have been completed! The STAR Early Literacy and DIBELS results were sent home in the folders this week. A final checklist will be sent home next week. Report cards will be mailed after the last day of school.

Upcoming Events at JES

Kindergarten Graduation - Tuesday, May 30th, 2:00 PM in the gym

AM Preschool Graduation - Wednesday, May 31st, 10:00 AM

PM Preschool Graduation - Wednesday, May 31st, 2:00 PM

Last Day of School - Thursday, June 1st

All students and staff are going to the movies in the morning!

May Birthdays

Happy Birthday to:

Create a Pinwheel Account to Stay Up-to-Date with JES Events!

In an effort to improve communication between Johnson Elementary and our school community, we are now using Pinwheel. We are sure you will appreciate the convenience of a single source for all the information you want to know in a simple, intuitive system. You will be able to stay on top of everything that your kids are up to, and can receive homework and test reminders …as well as club meetings, practices, and game updates. Information came home with your students to help you to create a Pinwheel account.


Students will begin using Spelling City for spelling practice and Quizlet for sight word practice. They will be able to access these through Canvas which can be used at home as well. Go to Use your child’s username (first name, middle initial, and last name) and password (first name and lunch number.) (Example: RobinLBurns/Robin00000)

On the Canvas Classroom Page, you will also find a link to the nursery rhyme and video, videos for learning letter sounds, and many more links to various resources. Please contact me if you are unable to login to Canvas. You can also download the app on your phone and access information from there as well.

Scholastic Book Orders

Shop Online:

One-Time Class Activation Code: DZM78

Ordering online is fast and easy:

  • ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code DZM78
  • SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books and value packs
  • SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  • All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!

Dreambox math

We will be using the program Dreambox Math in addition to our regular math curriculum. Your child will be able to work on their individual math level to help meet their needs. If you have internet access, your child can use this program at home as well. Your child should be familiar with how to get into the program once you get them started.


Study Dog is another app that we will be using throughout the year that focuses on reading skills. Your child can also use the Studydog program at home! Click on the following link and enter your child's information. Their username and password is the same as Reading Eggs. (Username: First name, Middle initial, Last name/ Password: First name and lunch number)

Accelerated Reader Prize Incentive Program

Students have started bringing home an AR book to be read to them each night. They will be able to take an AR test on it the next morning with the help of 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade reading buddy. Students earn points for each test they pass. Use the following link to view the 2016-2017 AR Prize Incentive Program.

Reading Eggs

Your child has been introduced to the program Reading Eggs. We will be using Reading Eggs regularly throughout the school year. A paper has been sent home with your child's login and password information. *(Login: first name, middle initial, last name. Password: is first name and lunch number) If you have internet access, you are encouraged to use this program at home! Just go to

Box Tops!!

Competition ends at the end of the nine weeks!

We are collecting Box Tops this year! We are not sending home sheets to tape them on this year, instead we would like you to put them in a baggie and label them "Burns." Thanks so much!!