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Principal's Corner

Joseph Gargiul

                                                                                                              May 2020

Dear Jumpin Jaguar Families:

It’s amazing to see that the end of the school year has arrived so quickly. I want to thank you all for the support and patience shown these past 10 months, especially the last 10 weeks – it made for an end of the year to remember.  We had successes and some challenges, yet despite all, we continued the work that has to be done to ensure the safety and educational needs of our students. There are countless people to whom I owe an expression of gratitude and hope that we continue working together in the coming years. An expression of special thanks goes to all the classroom volunteers and our hardworking PTO. 

I would like to thank our creative, resourceful, and caring faculty and staff who have made a huge difference to our students. Their commitment is outstanding and our kids are the beneficiaries. Thank you for providing rich and engaging, well-rounded experiences for our kids and knowing that education is about wonder and fostering curiosity, along with the development of social skills so needed to succeed. And for your “Can Do” attitude to create a successful online school program from nothing. For these, and a million other things, we are truly grateful.

Lastly, a big Thank You to our students.  You came to school every day ready to learn and to be a part of your education.  Thank you for all you have taught us this year.

In closing, I like to take this opportunity to congratulate all students of Colonel Johnston Elementary School! I wish you all a very happy, safe, and enjoyable summer. Please be sure to take time as a family to talk, play, and READ together.

I look forward to seeing you in August. To those of you who are leaving us for new places we wish you all the best!!
Joseph Gargiul