You can still help

Project CLAUS could still use your help. Could you be a Secret Santa for a JP child for our Annual PROJECT CLAUS?  ONLY 10 Children are left on the list.  Visit the site and select the child(ren) gifts are due by Wednesday, December 17th.  

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Be a STAR by getting a STAR

At Johnson Park Elementary School, we seek opportunities to teach our youngsters the importance of reaching out to others. This holiday season, we’re asking our children’s help in assisting people whom others may forget. Wish Upon a Star! is a project dedicated to helping seniors who either have no family in the area or have no family at all. Most of the seniors receive few personal visits during the year.

We’ve hung stars in our lobby describing such folks—their first names and their ages, and small, inexpensive gifts they’ve requested for the holidays (slippers, a blanket, a sweater).

If you’re able to help, please do the following:

  1. Choose and take a star (adults only).
  2. Sign your name or your child’s name next to the  star name on the chart
  3. Buy and wrap the gift; attach the star to it by Tue., Dec. 16th, return the gift to JP.

Thanks for your generosity in helping cheer those less fortunate than we.

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More Names have been added to CLAUS Project at Johnson Park


Project CLAUS provides for Johnson Park’s children.  Its structure enables financially challenged parents to be Santa and give gifts to their own youngsters.  If you’re interested in participating in Project CLAUS by being a Secret Santa, please visit the site and select the child(ren).

If all the children have been selected, check back, we’ll add new children daily!

Gifts are due by Dec. 15th.

Thanks for helping to spread the magic of the coming holidays to JP’s children.

If you have any questions, please contact: JP Parent and Chair of Project CLAUS,

Katie Fields, at

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Bookfair: Your Help is Needed!


We Need Your Help at the book fair Wednesday and Thursday!

If you are able to volunteer, please sign up:



Jill Aguayo

Co-Chair P.T.O. Book Fair

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Life long benefits can start with a book

Reading for pleasure at and beyond school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Johnson Park’s Book Fair is a literacy event that brings to school the books kids want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Dec. 8th–12th, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Note: we’ll be open before school!) 

Thu., Dec. 11th 6:00-8:00 p.m. (special hours during International Night)

Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

  • Set the example! Let children see you read.
  • Have a collection of books in your home. Update the collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills.
  • Allow your children, with adult supervision, to choose their own books to read.

To help you find the right books for your child, please download our Book Fair’s app at <>. You can also visit our online Book Fair from Thu., Dec.11th to Wed., Dec. 17th at <>.

If you would like to volunteer to help at our Book Fair, please go to


We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!

Jill Aguayo

Co-Chair P.T.O. Book Fair


Fall 2014 Book Fair Flyer v1

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Turkey Trot is Entertaining

The more the merrier! Please join us in the audience for this year’s Turkey Trot.

And don’t forget to send in your donations with your student in their grocery bag back to class to help out the class.

Come join the fun! Watch the songs and cheer for the runners!

Come join the fun! Watch the songs and cheer for the runners!

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1st International Night Meeting Tomorrow at 9am at JP!

Come if you can!  If you’re not able to come, but are interested in participating, please sign up below to represent a country!

Johnson Park will host our International Night on Thursday, December 11th at 5:30pm. Last year about 20 countries were represented at this festive event which included foods, flags, performances and more!  Please share your family heritage, customs and traditions with Johnson Park!  Sign up to be part of the fun:

Thanks and hope you had an awesome weekend and that you’re staying dry!!!

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