Welcome back to both returning and new families! There is exciting activity going on in preparation for the 2019-2020 school year. Our building is going to be amazing!!! I hope that you have had a wonderful summer! Teachers, staff and students are going to be talking about the Power of ONE this year - one person can make all of the difference! We will challenge each student to be that one who reaches out to others and includes all children.
Coach Eric McDade, CISD Leadership and Culture Coach, as well as Men's Basketball Coach, will be the featured speaker at our first assembly on August 28th, kicking off Rachel's Challenge - Power of ONE. He will be challenging the children to start a chain reaction of kindness. He will also help kick off the continuation of the PTO sponsored Dragon's Diamonds program.
CORE ESSENTIALS Character Traits
Through our Core Essentials character traits program, we will be emphasizing the Big 3, which are:
Treat Others Right
Make Smart Decisions
Maximize Your Potential
Thank you to CARROLL ISD who is providing the Core Essentials web based curriculum for all of the elementary schools in our district this year. Thank you to our PTO for generously supporting the character traits program by purchasing the printed materials. If you are a member of the PTO, then thank you for your support!Our character trait for September is TRUST defined as putting your confidence in someone you can depend on. If you are interested in more information about our character education program go to www.coreessentials.org When you discuss these important values at home, it reinforces their importance. Invite your child to share what they have learned at school about the BIG 3 and TRUST. When we work together at school and at home “great” things are possible.
Helpful Thoughts -
You can anticipate that your child may be tired and “out of sorts” the first few weeks of school. The change in their sleep and meal routines alone may cause stress and then when you add on the expectations of school - it is understandable that most children will react. If problems persist or are more extreme than you feel is typical for your child, talk with your child’s teacher and/or contact me. If we can do anything to help you or your student, please let me know. You can email or call to schedule an appointment.
Jack D. Johnson Elementary
817 949 4500