Dear Johnson Parents and/or Guardians,

As the weather continues to warm up, bond work here at Johnson begins to ramp up as well. If you’ve driven by, you have likely noticed the amount of work currently being done on our building. Of course, with such major changes taking place, our students, parents, and staff have all had to make adjustments to their day-to-day lives (at Johnson) and in typical Jaguar fashion, everyone has been flexible and gracious in doing so. Nevertheless, being flexible and making adjustments can be tricky, but what sustains us is knowing what the end in mind will look and feel like when we return in fall.

Our main office and entryway is being completely remodeled to not only be more aesthetically pleasing, but safer and more secure as well. We will also be adding a significant amount of square footage to this area. Moreover, to help us with our need for more physical space, the construction of two brand new classrooms is underway. The entire building will have new ceilings and lighting installed, be freshly painted, and have lockers added in hallways and in some larger classrooms. The Media Center will receive new flooring, shelving, paint and additional “lounge like” furniture. Renovations to classrooms include new flooring, ceilings, lighting, furniture (student and teacher), and technology upgrades. Last to be completed will be our cafeteria, the main reason being that this will be used for storage over the summer, while the rest of the building is under construction. In fall, renovations to the cafeteria will begin. These include new flooring, painting, tables and additional storage. Because this cannot begin until fall, students will be eating in their classrooms until the cafeteria is complete, which looks to be around November/December. Below are some images that should help you to visualize the changes on the horizon.

 

In closing, I recently read the following quote that really resonated: “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” We’re all certainly looking forward to what’s to come. Thank you for your support and all you do for the students and staff of Johnson.

 

In Partnership,

Mr. Gignac

Principal, Johnson Elementary