What’s Happening at Johnson

What’s Happening at Johnson Elementary School

  • Rising fourth graders visit Walker School 2019

    Walker school counselors to visit current fourth graders in coming weeks

    The Walker Upper Elementary School school counselors are busy planning their annual visits to all city elementary schools to provide information and guidance to rising fifth graders. For a full calendar of related-events, see important dates below. “We want to make the transition to a new school as seamless as possible for our current city fourth graders,” said Walker School Counselor John Kronstain. “By visiting these students in the coming weeks, we hope to make connections and put them at ease by providing useful information and answering questions they may have.” After visiting each of the six elementary schools, Walker Upper Elementary ...

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    Apply now for preschool

    It’s time to apply for preschool! Charlottesville City Schools offers free classes for qualifying three- and four-year-olds. https://youtu.be/LDWiy7USKzs Applications are due to your local elementary school by March 1. Learn more and get the application here! Questions? Call 434-245-2813.  

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    City and Schools promote energy and water conservation-Winter Quarter Update

    Charlottesville City Schools and the City’s Energy and Water Management Team are working together to reduce the energy and water footprint of all City schools. On April 11th, 2019 the School Board approved an Energy and Water Performance resolution, showing a commitment to achieving and maintaining high performing school facilities.  Continuing on past efforts, the City’s maintenance and development teams are specifying high efficiency building equipment, such as high-efficiency chillers and LED lighting, and are enhancing operational control through advanced building automation systems. Charlottesville Schools and the City’s Energy and Water Management Team continue to investigate ways to accelerate the installation ...

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  • Extra! Extra! Johnson Specials December newsletter now available

    Don’t miss this edition of the Specials Newsletter! Thank you to all of our specials teachers and PTO for keeping us up-to-date on all of the great things happening at Johnson. This one is a real treat and highlights our Take a Grownup to Specials Week, along with some holiday fun and learning. To see the newsletter, click here.

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    Surveys

    Preschool Parents and Guardians: You are invited to take a short survey about how you found an early childhood program for your child. The survey will take about 10 minutes.   Our program is working with the University of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Education, and Virginia Early Childhood Foundation on the Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five (PDG B5) initiative. We are working to make it easier for Virginia families to find great care and education programs for their young children. We want to hear from your family! On a computer, tablet, or phone, go to: http://family.pdg-va.info and complete the survey by December 15. The survey ...

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    Johnson Specials Monthly Digest November 2019 is now available

    The Specials teachers and your child are excited to share their amazing experiences in our classes!  We would like to welcome you to join us on November 18 to 22 for “Bring a Grown-up to Specials Week.”  Drop in to see what we are doing in Art, Music, PE, Library and/or Spanish!  Please return RSVP forms or call the school if you would like to visit. Here’s a look at what our Specials classes have been up to recently: Art by Jocelyn Johnson  johnsoj2@charlottesvilleschools.org Art students have been busy acting like artists—looking at art, discussing design, creating their own work and reflecting on it.  Four-year-olds ...

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  • Students at Johnson celebrate International Day.

    International Day celebrates diversity

    For the 11th year, Johnson Elementary School celebrated diversity by hosting International Day.  Wearing traditional dress and serving authentic foods, student presented projects that represented nearly 30 different countries including Germany, Afghanistan, China, and Italy . For more on this annual favorite event, view photo album here.    

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    4th graders present annual Minds in Motion performance at MLK PAC

    Our fourth graders amazed us this week with their Minds in Motion performances at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center! Through a unique partnership with Richmond Ballet, each year city fourth graders are introduced to creative expression and live performance through movement and dance at their schools. This year, Minds in Motion teaching artists from Richmond Ballet visited each elementary school for two-week residencies which culminated in two live performances of “Journey of the Monarch.” More photos from the performances can be found on our Facebook page. In addition, a video of the performance will be broadcast on Charlottesville’s public acess ...

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    City, City Schools install historic marker at Johnson Elementary School

    On Wednesday, October 23, the City of Charlottesville and Charlottesville City Schools dedicated a new historic marker focused on the desegregation of Johnson Elementary School in October 1962. Honoring the trailblazers who were part of the school’s desegregation, the City of Charlottesville and Charlottesville City Schools unveiled a new marker near the school’s entrance on Cherry Avenue, followed by a ceremony in the school auditorium, The sign continues the story of Charlottesville City Schools’ desegregation as detailed on a historic marker in front of Venable Elementary School (with a duplicate sign near the Albemarle County Office Building, the former site of Lane ...

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    Mud and imagination in the Johnson garden

    2019 marks my eighth year in the Johnson Garden. One of the things that makes both Johnson and the garden program here so special is the sense of ownership that teachers and students have taken. Over the years, as the Garden has grown so has the overall participation across the school, and in turn, the opportunities for learning have similarly expanded. This year, every teacher at Johnson, across all grades (even the 3 year old pre-K class) scheduled weekly or biweekly garden time before the school year had even started! Each year, teachers bring both their students and their ideas, thereby ...

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