Johnson School Update

News and Notes for the Johnson Staff

ELA Pacing Guide

Principals are looking to gather feedback from PLCs after our first year with the ELA Pacing Guide. I'll be coming to PLC meetings or teams can come to me with a good time to discuss it. I'll be looking for feedback regarding


  • number of standards in each trimester
  • phrasing of standards (understandable for parents?)
  • trimester(s) the standards are assessed on report card.
Bringing Close Reading and Accountable Talk into an Interactive Read Aloud of Gorillas (3-5)

Bi-Weekly Calendar

Here are important dates for this week

April 20th – POD C


  • Girls on the Run
  • PLC



April 21stBLT meeting at 8:30 am


  • Kindergarten Visitation times: 10:00 – 11:00 and 1:30 – 2:30
  • 5th graders Hubble Step-up Day from 11:20 to 1:45
  • Johnson Boot Camp from 3:45 to 4:15



April 22nd – Derick to conduct elementary walkthrough at Lincoln from 12:30 to 3:30


  • n Girls on the Run
  • Craft Club at lunch


April 23rd – Staff Meeting at 8:30 am
  • Faith and her crew to conduct elementary walkthrough


April 24th – PTA Taste of Johnson starting at 5:00 pm
  • Administrative Professional Celebration Day during lunch time in the LLC
  • Formula 1 Racing in Voss’ room



April 27th – POD D


  • PLC
  • PARCC testing begins (Master Schedule changes to the PARCC master schedule) – it will be the same schedule as the first PARCC test
  • Girls on the Run



April 28th – PARCC Testing


  • PTA Boot Camp after School


April 29th – PARCC Testing
  • Craft Club during lunch
  • Girls on the Run



April 30th – SIP meeting


  • Lunch with the Principal
  • Tentative Tornado Drill (Time TBD)
  • PARCC testing make-ups



May 1st – May Day


  • Formula 1 Racing
  • Enjoy your weekend



Additional Important Information:


  • On April 23rd, a team consisting of Faith, Jen Craig (principal of Washington), Joan, Bridget, and Meredith will be at Johnson to conduct a walkthrough. They will be using the ELA, FIT, and Math Reflection guides to observe instructional practices at Johnson. The rubrics can be found on the teaching and learning site. Please make sure you are adhering to guides. Make sure all learning targets are posted in your rooms. Students must understand the learning target and be able to state the learning target (1st grade and kindergarten are the exceptions for students stating the learning target). First graders should be able to point to the learning target.
  • Remember to keep the ELA and Math reflection guides in mind when teaching.
  • Remember to have your learning targets posted where students can view them and the standards need to be written in student friendly language.
  • POD A starts on May 11th and ends on May 22nd. Please make sure you are at your post on time. Students enter the campus at 9:05 am. Remember, all specialists must remain at their post until 9:15 am. Thanks.
  • Remember to complete reflection forms for discipline and behavior
  • Remember Homework Club has started. It is designed for students who can complete homework independently. Once a student has completed their homework, they are to be released to recess. It is not designed to be punitive.
  • We have an abundance of backpacks and some school supplies. If a student is in need, please see Julia, Derick, Jackie, or office staff and we will provide backpacks.
  • Remind all students to follow the hallway procedures:
  • Stop at all stop signs
  • walk on the right hand side of the hallway
  • Single file lines
  • Teacher in the middle of the line, not the front (monitor your line)
  • No talking in the hallway
  • We are looking to get additional volunteers at Johnson. Please let me know if you would be interested in a volunteer in your classrooms. When volunteers contact me I will know which classrooms to send them to. Thanks.