Johnson Weekly e-Reminders

February 15, 2019

Calendar for Next Week....

Monday, February 18, DAY 2

*Spring Enrichments begin

*Scholastic Book Fair Week

JB Academy @ 7:30-8:50am

Intramurals @ 7:45-8:30am

Explore Engineering @ 3:50-4:50pm

Boys Let Me Run @ 3:50-5:00pm

Academy Expansion @ 4-5:30pm

JB Academy @ 3:50-6:00pm

Tuesday, February 19, DAY 3

*Scholastic Book Fair Week

JB Academy @ 7:30-8:50am

*Winter Conferences @ 3-8pm

*Ready Set Direct! Stop Motion Showcase - in the STEAM lab during conferences

JB Academy @ 3:50-6:00pm

Wednesday, February 20, DAY 1

*Scholastic Book Fair Week

JB Academy @ 7:30-8:50am

Intramurals @ 7:45-8:30am

Gospel Choir @ 3:50-5:00pm

JSA Band @ 3:50-4:50pm

JB Academy @ 3:50-6:00pm

Thursday, February 21, DAY 2

*Scholastic Book Fair Week

JB Academy @ 7:30-8:50am

*5th grade visits Roosevelt MS @ 9:15am

*Piano Recital @ 2:30pm in the cafe

*Winter Conferences @ 3-8pm

JB Academy @ 3:50-6:00pm

Friday, February 22, DAY 3

Early Dismissal @ 2:20pm

*Scholastic Book Fair Week

JB Academy @ 7:30-8:50am

Intramurals @ 7:45-8:30am

School Store @ 7:45-8:30am

Green Team @ 7:45-8:30am

**Black History Guest Musician Ray Blue @ 9:45-10:30am- 3rd-5th grades only

JSA Band @ 2:20-4:00pm

JSA Harmony Strings @ 2:20-4:00pm

JB Academy @ 2:20-6:00pm

Saturday February 23

**JSA Gospel Choir Performs for Harmony School of Music Community Music Day @ 11am


2018-2019 School Calendar..... CLICK HERE

2018-2019 School Supply list....... CLICK HERE

Click HERE for Breakfast and Lunch menus

Breakfast is served 8:15am-8:40am

Class Bell schedules:

Monday-Thursday 8:50am-3:50pm

Friday 8:50am-2:20pm

**The weather is turning cold. Please dress your student appropriately. Please make sure your student/s have a hat, coat, and mittens each day as we have recess outside.

Upcoming Events....

2/25- No School

2/28- 3rd grade Learning Celebration

3/1- JSA PTA Ice Skate Fundrasier

3/4- JSA PTA meeting

3/12- MMS Band visits JSA

3/14- 3rd-5th grade JA in a Day

3/15- Discovery Day #4

3/18-3/22 Spring Break Holiday

SATURDAY, March 30, 2019- All-City Instrumental Music Contest @ Washington High School

Spring enrichment calendar:

  • Feb. 8 Completed registration forms due back
  • Feb. 15 Confirmation letters sent home with students
  • Week of Feb. 18 Mon/Wed/Fri spring enrichment classes start (No after school classes Feb. 19 & 21 due to conferences)
  • Week of Feb . 25 Tues/Thurs spring enrichment classes start
  • Week of April 22-26 spring enrichment classed end

Melissa Summers

Music/Curriculum Integration Specialist

BOOK FAIR next week!!

We will be having a Scholastic book fair in the Gallery from Monday February 18th (after school)-Friday February 22nd.

Teacher Preview Breakfast sign up

Bookfair Sign up – This includes set up on Sunday.

The online bookfair is from February 14-March 4th at:

Thanks so much!!!

Staci Novak

Teacher Librarian

Technology Integrationist

Johnson STEAM Academy


Volunteer Needs....

Volunteers Needed for Discovery Day #4:

We are in need of Volunteers to help with Discovery Day on March 15 @ 9:30-1:30pm. Its such a fun day! Please Volunteer even if you can only come for an hour or two. To volunteer contact Leah Ferring at

Reading Buddies:

Volunteers will be reading with students either in a small group or with individual students, depending on the Teachers needs. Your commitment would be 1 hour (or more if you want) a week thru May. Feel free to pass this opportunity on to grandparents, church groups, retirement groups, or anyone who may be interested in volunteering. Please contact Leah Ferring for the available schedule at

Donations Needed.....

STEAM Lab items needed....

Paper plates

Foam pieces


Please drop off donations in the Main Office

A HUGE "Thank You" to everyone that has dropped off donations!!

Cedar Rapids Library Weekly Events for February 16-22

*Closed for President's Day

Sunday, Feb. 17 & Monday, Feb. 18 -Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library will be closed in observance of President's Day. Visit for access to free online resources.

*Speed Friending

Come and make new friends, or just network with the people in your community.
Meet and mingle with your community, take precious minutes to get to know someone who could be your new best friend.

Saturday, Feb. 16,10-11:30 am

Downtown Library, Mezzanine

*The Talk: Race in America

Join us for a screening of The Talk: Race in America. This two-hour documentary is about conversations between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police.
Following the movie, Karl Cassell, managing partner at Top RANK Staffing and former Executive Director of the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission, will lead a Q&A session.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 5-8 pm

Downtown Library, Whipple Auditorium

*Reading to Dogs

Make new furry friends as you improve your reading skills! Trained, certified therapy dogs provide comfortable companionship to emerging readers as they earn a free library book and bookmark. Everyone welcome to read to the dogs. The pups will perform at 7 pm. Presented in partnership with Therapy Dogs International.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30-7:15 pm

Ladd Library

STEM Family Free Night February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Free
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The Johnson STEAM Academy PTA Group Skate is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2019, from 6:30-8:30 pm. at The Cedar Rapids Ice Arena @ 1100 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Price: $5.00 per person, includes skate rental. The Johnson STEAM Academy PTA will receive $2.00 per person.

*see attached flyer

Applying for Preschool for the 2019-2020 school year is ONLINE and is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Your child must be 3 and/or 4 by September 15, 2019 to be eligible for the 2019-2020 school year.
  2. Fill out a Preschool Application (LINK will be active starting at 7am on February 25, 2019) Go to and click on the green button.During the application process, parents will be asked to indicate their first and second choice selections of preschool locations as well as a session time. Students will be placed in schools based on the order they are registered, funding eligibility and the number of available openings.
  3. You will need to provide: A copy of child’s Birth Certificate & Family Income Verification (If you wish to be considered for grant opportunities) o 2 recent paystubs or a letter of decision from DHS
  4. Daily transportation to and from Preschool is the responsibility of the parent and NOT provided by the district.
  5. See attached flyer at the bottom for more information!

Thank-you for your interest in the Cedar Rapids Community Preschool Program!

For questions please contact us at 319-558-2549 or email

2019-2020 Preschool & Kindergarten Registration Communication and Information

  • On Feb 25th we will have interpreters here at the ELSC and encourage all families that need the support to come here to register.
  • As we did last year, we are also planning on having additional registration days, later in the spring, at the ELSC with interpreters available. We will again arrange phone calls to go out from our interpreters.
  • We also have the information on the CRCSD website and it will be on social media as the date draws closer.

Amy Marner

Early Learning Assistant


Jane Boyd Notes....

February 2019

  • 25th – No school/No Achievement Academy (AA staff training)


JSA PTA Facebook page CLICK HERE

Next PTA Meeting:

March 4. 2019

Hello JSA Families!

Just sending a quick reminder that conferences are scheduled for next week (if Mother Nature cooperates). We are still looking for some additional people to sign up and help us provide the teachers with a great meal during their conferences on Tuesday night (2/19).

Please take a look at the Google Docs link below and add your name to any items you can bring in. If possible, please try to have the prepared items dropped off around 4 PM on Tuesday, February 19th. Items that do not require preparation can be dropped off any time that day. If you are unable to bring an item in, but would like to provide a cash donation to purchase the food, please provide your donation to Shawn Carlson in the JSA office by Friday February 15th and we will put it towards the meal.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact Corrie Block directly at



The Johnson STEAM Academy PTA Group Skate is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2019, from 6:30-8:30 pm. at The Cedar Rapids Ice Arena @ 1100 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Price: $5.00 per person. The Johnson STEAM Academy PTA will receive $2.00 per person.

*see attached flyer

2018-2019 PTA Board:

President- Debbie Ackerman

V. President- Brandi Parsons

Co-Secretaries- Corrie Block & Jason Block

Treasurer- Wendy Greene

Johnson STEAM Academy Magnet School

Johnson STEAM Academy provides an innovative, respectful, educational environment for all its students. It does this by focusing on academic achievement through a curriculum infused with STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.