EARLY RELEASE DAYS
Release days are provided by the Buncombe County School District to
allow teachers to meet with parents, plan curriculum and work on student
portfolios. All students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Buses will run
their regular routes (just 2 hours earlier.) Parents who pick up their
children will need to make plans to do so at 12:30. If you need to have
someone else pick up your child, please send a note, so the teacher will
be able to release your child to someone other than yourself.
health fair is a once a year event where students’ health is assessed.
Depending on the child’s grade level, they may have their eyes checked,
teeth screened by a dental hygienist, and their hearing assessed by
professionals. All children will have their height and weight recorded.
If there is concern, parents will receive a note asking that they follow
up with a medical professional. This is one event that needs help from
volunteers! Please contact the office if you are able to volunteer.
OPEN HOUSE/CURRICULUM NIGHTS
House/Curriculum nights are very important event parents need to
attend! On this night the teachers will share information with you about
their class, including the rules, assessments, and information about
how you can help your child.
stands for Reading is Fundamental. These are favorite days for students
at Johnston! A special space is decorated in a particular theme and
students visit with their class. They listen to a guest reader or see a
demonstration and then the students read with parents, volunteers and
friends. At the end of the session, each child gets to pick one book to
add to their own collections at home! This is another great opportunity
assembly mornings, students will gather in the gym with parents,
grandparents, etc. to watch those students receive awards from their
teachers. Parents will receive an invitation if your child will be
receiving a reward. Awards are based on good citizenship, grades, and
behavior. Sometimes, we even give a bike away to a lucky behavior
means English Second Language and ESL night means a fun night for all!
ESL night is for parents of our English as Second Language students and
all parents of Johnston Elementary to come learn about our diverse
population. Please bring a covered dish of your favorite ethnic food.
Some of the information that will be discussed will be the ESL program
and how parents can assist their child at home. This is usually a lively
event filled with lots of questions, fun and speaking in other
the school year, we will have fundraisers. Participation is voluntary,
BUT we need your support! The money raised goes to buy new playground
equipment, computers and/or materials for the school that otherwise we
would not have.
programs are exciting nights and always provide entertainment. Ms.
Hipps will give an update on the school and its programs, followed by a
performance by our students! Be sure to allow time for parking and be on
time or you might miss the show.