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Brandi Hayes

Laura Pewitt

Important Documents

FSSD Pre-Kindergarten Information

FSSD Pre-Kindergarten Information (Spanish)

Pre-K Class Laura Pewitt, Teacher The Pre-K Class is offered to 4 year old children who qualify. Pre-K students must be 4 years old by August 15. Students must meet ONE of the following qualifiers:

  1. Children who come from Low income/ poverty. (The family would qualify for the Free/Reduced meals program.)
  2. ELL: English Language Learner. (English is not the first language in the home.)
  3. The child currently has an IEP. (An Individualized Education Plan.)

Pre-K News in February
Mrs. Pewitt

In February, students are learning about LOVE, kindness, and caring for others. It’s fun to watch the students as they think of ways they can help in the classroom, or encourage a friend. These young students understand the power of love and being kind.

Students continue to work on learning the alphabet and recognizing their name in print. They are successfully writing their first names, so now they can begin writing their last name too.   Thank you for helping them learn these letters and this new skill.

We are counting to 20 and higher now. Whenever your child is bored or waiting for something, have them count out loud with you. Make this a fun learning experience. Before you know it, they will want to count higher and higher. J

I’ve taught the 3-D shapes: cylinder and cube. Next, I will teach the cone shape.

Important dates:

Weds. Feb. 14Valentine’s Party!! 1:00 – 2:00. Parents are invited to attend and help with the food, fun, and clean-up. I will have a sign-up sheet out soon, so if you want to help with food, drinks, or treats, please sign up. We have 16 students in the class.



Pre-K News in December

Laura Pewitt

In January, Pre-K will begin a study of Clothing.  This study will use children’s interest in clothes to help them explore English Language and literacy, social studies, math
and science concepts.
Students will learn about different kinds of clothing and where and how clothing is made.
The study also helps children gain skills in literacy, math, technology, and other areas as they investigates.

Students will also learn about animal habitats in icy cold areas of the world:  Penguins and  Polar Bears are favorites!
We’ll use a thermometer to check temperatures indoors and out.  Teachers and students  will conduct  a science experiment using icy water, plastic gloves and
crisco lard to simulate the blubber that keeps polar bears warm in the arctic.

Pre-K News in December

Laura Pewitt

Dear Parents,
The first semester of school has passed so quickly!  Next week, we will celebrate with a holiday party on Weds., Dec. 20th at 1:00 – 2:00. Parents are welcome to attend and help with the games, food, and clean up.  Thank you!  

Pre-K students are learning letters and words each week.  It is amazing to see them reading their friend’s names, or reading words  in books and in the school.   Keep the learning going during the winter break with fun activities like these:

1.      Read books to your child and talk about what you have read.
     Have your child look for letters in the book.  When they find a letter they know, celebrate!
     Provide paper and colored pencils for your child.  Now is the time to let them explore writing and drawing.
     Count everything with them!  It’s fun to see how high they can count.  Our goal in pre-K is to count to 30.  If your child can count higher, that’s great!
     Don’t forget to talk about shapes.  Look for circles, squares, triangles, rectangles and other shapes around the house and out doors.

Thank you for helping your child learn and grow educationally.

I hope you all have a wonderful winter break.  I’ll see you all back at JES on Friday, Jan. 5.

Mrs. Laura Joy Pewitt

Pre-K News in November

Laura Pewitt

Congratulations to Tristan Nguyen,  the Pre-K student selected as the “Be Nice” Ambassador to ride in the Veteran’s day parade. Tristan strives to  make good choices each day.  He works hard to be a good helper, student, and friend. The Pre-K students continue a study of Trees, learning important information such as seasonal changes, parts of trees, and animals that live in trees. This month, we also focus on the traditions around Thanksgiving, learning more about the food, friendships, and crafts that make the holiday very special. Families are invited  to join us for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 16th at 10:45 for a delicious meal in our school cafeteria.

Pre-K News in October

Laura Pewitt

During the month of October, Pre-K students will begin a study of Trees. During the next few weeks, we will ask many questions about trees. We are seeking to learn new vocabulary and knowledge about the parts of trees, animals that live in trees, how we can use parts of trees, and how trees are used in celebrations. This will be a fun study! Students will also learn about the 5 senses. In our class, we won’t be carving a pumpkin, but rather, adding features to a pumpkin to represent the 5 senses! Our Fall party will bring lots of fun. With songs, special games, a story, and festive food, we will enjoy the season. Students are learning letters of the alphabet, numbers and counting. We enjoy so many favorite songs which build vocabulary and social skills. Pre-K is a fun place to learn!

Blended Preschool Class Brandi Hayes, Teacher The Blended Preschool Class is different from Pre-K and is a separate program. The Preschool Blended Class is for students aged 3 – 5 years old. This class is designed for students with special needs and IEPs, but also includes some typically developing 4 year olds who serve as peer “role-models” in the classroom. Gentry After Care Program The Pre-K and Preschool classes close each day by 2:00 pm. Gentry’s after-care and tutoring program begins at 2pm for students who may need aftercare.


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Susanne Baker

Tori McPherson

Heather Soder

Cindy Tumblin

Important Documents

Kindergarten Supply List, 2017-18

Spanish Kindergarten Supply List, 2017-18

Transition to Kindergarten, 2017

Kindergarten Supply List 2017-2018 PLEASE WRITE NAMES ON BACKPACKS AND MATS ONLY!! 1 LARGE backpack 1 vinyl kindergarten mat-please get the thin red and blue. Thicker ones do not fit in cubbies. 4 Boxes of 24 Crayola Crayons 10 Elmers Glue Sticks 1 Fiskars Scissors-others do not cut well 2 plain spiral bound 70 page notebooks 2 plastic folders with pockets and brads 1 box of 10 Crayola markers 1 package of 4 or more Expo dry erase markers 1 small package of wooden yellow #2 pencils WISHLIST—1 box Ziploc bags-gallon or sandwich size, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes What you need to know about Kindergarten:

  • What should my child wear? Your child should wear tennis shoes everyday. If girls wear dresses or skirts, please make sure they have shorts on under their dress. Children have P.E. and recess everyday!
  • Always keep an extra set of pants and undergarments in your child’s backpack, just in case!
  • Each child needs a healthy snack every day. Due to food allergies, please do not send nut products. Your child’s teacher will make the class aware of any allergies that classmates might have.
  • Please check your child’s home folder everyday. Any notes, homework, and other papers are sent home in the folder. If you are sending lunch money, field trip money, or money for any other reason, please place the money in an envelope or ziploc baggie labeled with your child’s name and lunch number.
  • Please follow parking lot directions.
  • Please mark the home folder EVERY DAY for how your child is getting home.

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Colleen Hooper

Lindsey Lowery

Drew Wilkerson

Important Documents

1st Grade Supply List 2017-2018

Spanish 1st Grade Supply List, 2017-18

First Grade Supply List, 2017-2018 Please do not put your child’s name on the following items. These will be shared among all of the students: ● 2 – boxes of 24 Crayola crayons—regular colors ● 12 – glue sticks ● 2 – large pink erasers ● 1 – half-inch white 3-ring binder with clear insert on front cover ● 1 – package of 8 or 10 Crayola “classic” markers ● 36 – sharpened pencils ● 3 – blue or yellow plastic folders with brads and pockets ● 2 – folders with pockets and hole punched (NO BRADS) ● 2 – packages of dry erase markers (EXPO ONLY) ● 3 – composition books

Wish List (Optional Items): ● A package of skinny dry erase markers ● A package of kids XL white crew neck undershirts (these will be cut for an activity) ● A container of Clorox Wipes ● A container of hand sanitizer ● Ziploc Bags – gallon or sandwich ● Colored Card Stock




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Hannah Bush

Christy Crumpton

Sharon Hargrave

Alice Irvin

Important Documents

2nd Grade Supply List 2017-18

Spanish 2nd Grade Supply List 2017-18

2nd Grade Supplies, 2017-2018 Please do not put your students name on any of these items! (2) Packs of regular size Pencils, Sharpened (These brands work well: US Gold Natural*, Ticonderoga* & Dixon*) (4) 24 count box of Crayola* crayons (1) Pack Crayola* Washable Markers (NO skinny markers, please) (1) Fiskar Scissors (2) Plain Solid colored Spiral Notebooks (wide ruled only) (12) Elmer’s* Glue Sticks (2) Plain Solid colored Mead* 5 Star Plastic Folders with pockets/brads (4) Plain colored paper folders with pockets/brads (one of each color: red, yellow, blue, green) (1) Pack of Cap Erasers (1) Pack of EXPO* Thin Dry Erase Markers (1) Pack of WIDE-RULED Loose Leaf Paper (1) Plastic Ruler (1) Big, Rectangular Eraser (1) Pack of Windex Electronic Wipes Wish List Items: Lysol Wipes, Ziploc Bags (snack, sandwich, quart, gallon, 2 gallon), Kleenex, Paper towels, Anti-bacterial gel


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Whitney Holland

Suzie Johnson

Katie Milliken

Maria Pickett

Important Documents

3rd Grade Supply List 2017-18

Spanish 3rd Grade JES Supply List 2017-18

Important Links

Reflex Math

Reading Tizmos

Math Tizmos


Every week students will need to complete their math packet (due Thursday), read 20 minutes each night, and study spelling words each night. You can go to to review spelling words.  

3rd Grade Supplies, 2017-2018 All supplies will be communal. PLEASE DO NOT put your name on ANYTHING! (24) Regular size Pencils, Sharpened (These brands work well: US Gold Natural*, Ticonderoga* & Dixon*) (2) 24 count box of Crayola* crayons (2) Packs of Crayola* Washable Markers (one thin & one thick, please) (1) Fiskar Scissors (4) Composition Notebooks (wide ruled) (10-12) Elmer’s* Glue Sticks (5) Mead* 5 Star Plastic Folders with Pockets (no brads, please) (2) Packs of Cap Erasers (1) Pack of EXPO* Dry Erase Markers (1) Pack of WIDE-RULED Loose Leaf Paper (2) Highlighters, any color (1) Pack of Crayola* Colored Pencils Wish List Items: Lysol wipes, ear buds, Ziploc Bags (snack, sandwich, quart, gallon & 2 gallon), hand sanitizer, peanut-free candy for rewards


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Michael Burgess

Rebecca Granstaff

Andre White

 Important Links

Reflex Math

Important Documents

February Newsletter

4th Grade Supply List 2017-18

Spanish 4th Grade Supply Supply List 2017-18

4th Grade Supplies, 2017-2018 • 2 Packs of #2 pencils • Colored pencils • Pencil sharpener (small hand held) • Washable markers (thick and thin) • Crayons • Expo dry erase markers (different colors) • 1 pair of scissors (not primary) • 2 highlighters (yellow and a color of choice) • 4 glue sticks • 2 black Sharpie permanent marker • 4 composition notebooks • 1 clip board • 5 pocket folders (different colors) • 1 pocket folder (plastic) • 1 pack of Post-It notes (any color optional) • Zipper Pouch (optional) If you would like to organize before school starts: The pouch will contain 5 sharpened pencils, 1 glue stick, scissors, 3 markers (red, green, blue), 2 highlighters (1 yellow, 1 choice), 1 sharpie, and 2 dry erase markers (different colors). Remaining supplies will go in the students’ desk or to the teacher. Teachers may ask students to replenish certain supplies midyear.


Bettye Sue Ebner, Math Coach

Rachel Eggimann, School Psychologist

Rhonda Greene, Accelerated Learning

Venetia Henry, Special Education

 Mystie Keller, ELL

Jamie Miller, Special Education

Donzaleigh Phillips, Guidance

Claudia Quezada, ELL

Paula Shinnick, Reading Coach

Marcie Waller, Speech-Language Pathologist

Amber Walsh, Special Education

Bethany Wiseman, Reading Teacher


Laurel Aiello, Media Specialist

Kiera Crite, Music

Bethany Kokoski, Physical Education

Ali Starkweather, Physical Education

 Cassie Stephens, Art

Franklin Special School District offers many related arts classes at the elementary level. All children participate in physical education daily, music twice a week, art twice a week, and library once a week. Students in grades 3-4 also practice keyboarding in the computer lab weekly.


Welcome to Music at Johnson Elementary!!! In our music class we love to have fun while developing a good foundation for learning music. We focus on our National Core Arts standards to encourage creative musicians. Singing, playing instruments, and music learning games are just a few of the ways we build our music skills. During the course of their time at Johnson Elementary, students in music will have the opportunity to play Orff instruments, learn standard music notation, compose and create their own original compositions, and perform in school programs. Let the songs begin! For more music resources check out the following links: Winter Musical Lyrics Winter Program 2017 Whole Group lyrics Winter Program 2017 4th Grade lyrics Winter Program 2017 3rd Grade Lyrics Winter Program 2017 2nd Grade Lyrics



Janet Butler, Pre-Kindergarten
Barbara Garrett, Library
Carol Goff, General Education
Cheryl Hoge, Kindergarten
Pat Hughes, Special Education
Kaye Johnson, Computer Lab
Casey Le Buhn, Special Education
Cheryl Leach, Special Education
Talia Mays, Special Education
Heidi Miller, Kindergarten
Estella Roberts, Special Education
Jen Simpson, Pre-Kindergarten
Caroline Szukelewicz, Sign Language Interpreter
Diane Yarley, General Education


Custodial Staff

Joe Alexander
Pete Metoyer
Roxie Patton
Jerry Scruggs