Johnson PK Center May News

May 1, 2023

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Important Dates to Remember

  • Enroll NOW for 23-24 school year!! - Please login to your parent portal and complete your student's enrollment for Kindergarten. If you need assistance, please call the office or come in between 8:30am and 1:45pm for assistance. ***Children who will be 4 on or before September 1 are eligible to Enroll in PK for the 23-24 school year! (see below for more information)
  • Friday, May 5th - ALL iPads and chargers turned in to school. Please send iPads and chargers to school today. If it is damaged or broken, please put a note on it, but we need them turned in.
  • May 8th - 12th - Teacher Appreciation Week! See the flyer above for ideas to show your appreciation
  • Tuesday, May 16th - Super Kids Day A day full of fun activities.
  • Wednesday, May 17th - Hat Day Students may wear their favorite hat at school
  • Thursday, May 18th - Picnic & Popsicles We will have lunch and popsicles on the playground today (weather permitting)
  • Friday, May 19th - End of the Year Music Programs and Classroom Awards Families are invited to join us for the festivities, but please limit guests to 4 due to space constraints.
  • Monday, May 22nd Movie & Popcorn Day
  • Tuesday, May 23rd LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!
  • ReadOKC Summer Reading Challenge Wednesday, May 24th - Wednesday, August 9th

Volunteer Opportunities

Jaguar families - if you would be interested in volunteering at Johnson during Teacher Appreciation Week or for Super Kids Day, please fill out the district volunteer application here: VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Please email Mrs. Huggins after you have applied, and we will add you to the building volunteer list. Jana Huggins, Site Administrator

iPad return Friday, May 5th!

OKCPS will be taking up all devices for Elementary and Middle school students this year to do inventory and repairs. Please send your child's iPad and charger to school by Friday, May 5th.

If your child's iPad is broken, please send it with a note so that it can be turned in for repair.

End of Year Program & Classroom Awards

We will have our end of the year program on Friday, May 19th. You are invited to join us for this occasion; however, we ask that you limit guests to no more than 4 due to space constraints. Groups are divided by home school site. Please see the flyer for the time of your program. Immediately following the programs, you will dismiss to your child's class for their classroom awards ceremony. We do not do a Pre-K graduation, these events will happen in lieu of a graduation ceremony. Students should dress to impress for the program.
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The last day of classes will be on Tuesday, May 23rd.
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ReadOKC Summer Break Reading Challenge 5/24 - 8/9

Challenge dates: Wednesday, May 24-Wednesday, August 9

Tracking minutes: Students can record minutes online on Beanstack (accessed through Clever), or by submitting their minutes to their teacher on the attached reading log.

Deadline: Students submitting their minutes via reading log should turn in completed log to their teachers when they return to school on Thursday, August 10. Teachers may enter these minutes through Beanstack or the Google form, which I will send out after the break. Please do not record minutes that students have already entered into Beanstack. The deadline for teachers to submit their students’ minutes is Friday, August 18.

Goal: We are challenging students to read at least 20-minutes a day, which sets a goal to read 1,560 minutes or more over the break. Encourage students to meet this goal so they can win prizes and beat the “summer brain drain”!

The top Elementary, Middle, and High School will receive a fence banner to hang outside of your school to announce your accomplishment!

All students who meet the goal (1,560 minutes) will receive an award medal for completing the Summer Break Reading Challenge and will be eligible for additional prizes.

The top students at each school will be recognized with a special prize.

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Enrollment for 23-24 School Year Is Open

Please login through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal to enroll your students for the 23-24 school year. If you need enrollment assistance, you may call or visit the office daily between 8:30am and 2pm. 405-587-6700

Click this link: ENROLLMENT to find out what you need to have ready to enroll. This is for our PK students enrolling for Kindergarten, AND for children that will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2023 to enroll in Pre-K for the fall! Please take a few minutes to check it out!
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Common Sense Digital Media Tips for Families

We have been learning about being being good digital citizens while using tablets, phones, and TVs. Below is a link to a video about Parenting in a digital age, and also some tips for young children using devices. Please take some time to look them over. Together we can ensure that we are doing everything possible to keep our kiddos safe!

Parenting in a Digital Age

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REMINDER: Uniform Policy

Just a reminder, families - Johnson PK is part of OKC Public Schools. Our students should be wearing uniforms daily, unless we have scheduled an out of uniform fun day. We are seeing an increasing number of students who are coming out of uniform on a daily basis. Please dress your students according to the dress code so that everyone is in compliance. Your assistance with this is greatly appreciated. Thank you - Mrs. Huggins

School Uniforms

Uniform Policy

  • White Collared Shirts/Tops
  • Navy Blue Collared Shirts/Tops
  • Red Collared Shirts/Tops
  • Red Collared Shirts/Tops
  • School Spirit Shirts (Britton, Quail Creek, or Ridgeview)
  • Navy Blue Pants/Bottoms
  • Khaki Pants/Bottoms
  • Black Pants/Bottoms
  • Closed-toe shoes

If you send your child in a dress or romper, please put shorts underneath. We go outside for recess every day (unless it is raining!) and we have PE 3 times a week; plus PK students spend time on the floor every day for whole group activities.

Please do not send your child to school in sandals and flip flops! This is a safety hazard (please see above reference to recess and PE).

Reporting Absences & Illness

Please remember to give us a call and let us know if your student is not going to be at school. We have an attendance line where you can leave a message to include your child's full name, their teacher's name, and the reason for their absence. Students need to be symptom-free (fever, vomit, or diarrhea) for 24 full hours without the aid of medication before returning to school.

COVID - If your child is positively diagnosed with Covid, please call the office and ask to speak to Mrs. Huggins so that she can determine the date when it is safe for your child to return to school.

Please DO NOT send your child to school if they have a temperature of 100 degrees or more, if they have vomited in the last 24 hours, or if they have had diarrhea in the last 24 hours. If we work together, we can keep all of our students safe!

Arrival & Dismissal


The doors open every morning at 7:45am. We will begin unloading cars at that time. Just a reminder that we are no longer allowing parents to walk students to the classroom. All students will need to be dropped off through their assigned car loop. Students should be dropped off and picked up through the same car loop every day.

School starts at 8am. Any students arriving after the car loop doors have closed will need to be walked into the office by an adult. Please do not send your older children into the office with your PK students. Students arriving late will be counted tardy on their daily attendance.

Johnson Pre-K starts 20 minutes EARLIER than the Elementary Schools, so that you are able to drop off your Pre-K students FIRST! When you bring them between 7:45 - 8am they will be able to come in and eat breakfast with their classmates.

**If your child is sick - running a temperature, vomiting, or diarrhea - they must be symptom-free for 24 hours before they are allowed at school. If your child is sick, please call 405-587-6700 and leave a message on the attendance line to report your child's absence. If your child tests positive for Covid, please call the office at the same number (select option 2) to find out when your child will be eligible to return to school.


Johnson Pre-K Dismissal is at 2:50pm. Parents should line up in the appropriate car loop line, and have the dismissal tag clearly displayed so that we can have your child lined up and ready to go when you get to the front. If you do not have the dismissal tag, you will need to bring a photo ID to the office to get one. For student safety, we do not allow pickups without a dismissal tag.

Johnson Pre-K dismisses 20 minutes EARLIER than the Elementary Schools, so that you are able to pick up your Pre-K students FIRST! All students must be picked up by 3pm, please!

Early Checkout ends at 2:30pm! If you need to check your child out early through the office, please be sure that you do that before 2;30pm. Between 2:30 and 2:50 students are transitioning, and we are dismissing daycare students through the front and there is no one available to bring students to the office.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Several of the streets surrounding the building are one way during arrival (7:30am - 8:30am) and dismissal (2:30pm - 3:30pm). Sheffield Rd is one way only going Northbound and Hasley Dr is one way only going West - this makes a clockwise circle around the building. Please be mindful of one way streets - NO LEFT TURNS out of the car loops. The Village Police Department is pretty lenient the first week or so, but they will issue citations to those not following one-way directives. Also, please do not block parking lot entrances. It is illegal, and it prevents staff and daycare from entering their designated parking and pickup areas.

Lastly, please be kind and gracious when in line to pick up your child. We are all working to make sure that we get kids dropped off and picked up as expeditiously as possible. Your patience is greatly appreciated!

Be Weather Aware!

Our Oklahoma weather can turn on a dime, so please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately for school each day. Students will go outside for recess unless the feels like temperature is below 32 degrees or it is raining, so everyone needs to bring their coats, gloves, hats, etc.

Please be sure to put your child's name inside of their coats! We have several coats in the Lost and Found area, but there are no names, so that we can return it to the appropriate student. If your child has lost a coat and you would like to look through our Lost and Found items, please call the office to make an appointment.


Just a few reminders so that we can all have a successful school year:

  • Students need their backpacks every day! Teachers send home daily folders with important information. Please be sure that you are checking your child's folder every day, and that you are taking out any work that their teachers send home.
  • Everyone needs to have a complete change of clothing! This includes underwear and socks. This does not have to be a uniform, but they need a complete change of clothing available in case of emergency.
  • School starts at 8am. We are staggered 20 minutes earlier than the elementary schools for arrival and dismissal. Please drop off and pick up your Pre-K students BEFORE your elementary students. We have had several late arrivals and pickups this week. It is very important that students arrive on time so that they do not miss out on important morning instruction. The beginning of the day is also a time when they get to visit with friends and get settled in for the day. - All students should be picked up no later than 3pm. It is very difficult for small children to be left behind after all of their classmates have left for the day. If there is an emergency and you are running late, please call the office to let us know.


Please send a reusable water bottle to school with your PK kiddo! We have 2 bottle filler fountains so that we can keep everyone hydrated, and water bottles are so much easier and more sanitary than drinking directly from the water fountain! Help us to stay safe, and help the planet by sending a reusable water bottle!
Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Menus are on the School Nutrition Services page on the OKCPS website. Be sure to choose Johnson as the location and the PreK Site Breakfast/Lunch

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Johnson PK Schoolwide Expectation Matrix

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Great Expectations

Here at the PK Center at Johnson we follow Great Expectations. Students practice the Magic Triad and the Eight Expectations for Living every day at school and hopefully when they are home and out and about.
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Congratulations, Melanie Maguire --Johnson Pre-K Center Teacher of the Year 2022-2023

Congratulations to Ms. Melanie Maguire! She is the Johnson Pre-K Center Site Teacher of the Year for the 2022-2023 school year. We are so excited to have her represent our school! She is a fantastic teacher and we are so lucky to have her here with us at Johnson!

Ms. Maguire recently enjoyed a shopping spree courtesy of Office Depot and the OKC Public Schools Foundation! Here she is with our OKCPS Superintendent, Dr. Sean McDaniel!

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