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Principal's Corner

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Dear Parents and Students:


On behalf of the outstanding staff at Colonel Johnston Elementary School, I would like to welcome you to the upcoming school year. Our Mission states “We are dedicated to building a positive learning environment that focuses on educating the whole child, academic excellence for all, and supporting the diverse needs of students at Colonel Johnston Elementary School.”  We will consistently demonstrate our commitment to the mission. Working together as a team consisting of students, parents, staff, and the community we maintain an atmosphere of excellence.

We encourage you to be an active participant at Colonel Johnston. Various opportunities include but are not limited to classroom volunteer, member of the PTO, and special event participation. You are welcome to visit classrooms and join your child(ren) for lunch or other classroom activities. We would love to see you! Our doors are always open.


My name is Sandy Larson, the Principal at CJES.  It is an honor to be a part of the CJES family. As Principal of Colonel Johnston, I aim to inspire all educators, students, parents, and community members to find the joy in learning. I believe we are all lifelong learners with different learning styles. I believe each student is capable of learning. Each student is unique who needs a safe, caring, and challenging environment to grow intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially. We must educate the “whole child” so that each student can develop a love for learning, respect for self and others, and an enthusiasm for life that will lead to success.


Please use this handbook as an informational source pertaining to policies and procedures at Colonel Johnston. I look forward to meeting you and encourage you to stop by if you have any questions or concerns about our school or your student.


Again, we welcome you to the upcoming school year. Our wonderful professional learning community is available to ensure every student succeeds in school.  CJES is a place alive with energy, enthusiasm, and high expectations!  We look forward to an EXCITING new school year!