The Owl Express We’re Opening the World of Learning Johnston Elementary Preschool 2031 East Cherokee Drive Woodstock, GA 30188 770.721.8490 http://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/Schools/Preschool/default.aspx Principal Donna Adams Principal’s Corner Parents, Thank you for the outpouring of giving for our care projects. Preschool will be delivering many food products to Papa’s Pantry as well as to families at Oak Grove and Johnston who need our help. Your children have seen the results of giving first hand and will carry that memory for years to come. In this holiday season, I am thankful for so much. I count my faculty and staff among my richest blessings. They not only “educate” your child every day, but they “love” them unconditionally. Our teachers go far beyond the expectation to make sure their children are receiving the best they have to give at this critical age in their life. Join me in letting your child’s teachers, and other staff members, know how much we love and appreciate the days they endure cold weather to escort your child safely from their cars to their classrooms; eat with their students instead of receiving a duty free lunch, receive no planning time during the school day as there are no specials to accommodate this plan; and attend professional development trainings after school, instead of during the day, as preschool receives very little staff development money for substitutes. These are a few of the ways your child’s preschool teacher is always “giving” without complaint. I am also very thankful for our wonderful parent volunteers. During this holiday season, and every day, take the time to share your appreciation with those whom you are thankful for. Donna Adams Administrator Together Everyone Achieves More Decmeber/January Edition 2015-2016 Important Dates December 11: Hat Day - $1.00 Donation in supporting St. Jude children December 15: Winter Program at 6:30 December 18: Polar Express Day and Sing Along December 21st- January 4th: No school/Winter Break January 5: students first day back January 18: No school Important Reminders! As the weather changes, please make sure your child has a weather appropriate change of clothes. Financial Literacy As we enter the holiday season, managing finances is often discussed among families. What is financial literacy? It is the ability to understand how money works in the world, how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, how he/she invests it (turn it into more) and how that person donates it to help others. Financial literacy is also having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions. More information on this topic will be shared at the Winter Programs in December. Nurse’s Corner of News Keep your child home from school, or daycare for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. A fever is defined as 100°F (37.8°C) or higher. The fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine. Your child should stay home to rest, and to avoid giving the flu to other children and caregivers. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Johnston Elementary School’s Annual Polar Express Friday, December 11, 2015 8:00 to 2:00 at Johnston Elementary School 2031 East Cherokee Drive Featured Vendors… Johnston Elementary PTA News Go to JES PTA Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/14 0867549266872/ Go to JES PTA website here: http://johnstonpta.com/Home Pampered Chef Scentsy Author, Ed Payne Joan's Knits Southern Bohemian Origami Owl Aerosoles Cristi's Creations Tupperware Premier Jewelry Leaning Ladder Creative Coasters Creative Vinyls by Dawn SuperNatural Skincare Morgan's Cutting Boards Come shop with us!! 10% of all sales will go to support our Relay For Life Team!