October 15th-19th, 2018

Thursday, October 25th
Free for K-5 Students & Families
(Costumes Recommended)
5:30-7:00 p.m.

In the Multi-purpose Room - Johannesburg
Includes: Dance, Assorted Desserts, and Punch. Pizza slices available($1.00 per slice). To ensure enough pizza is purchased, money and order forms due by 10/24/18

October 26th
K-8 Band-Halloween Concert
Extreme Pink Day

Thursday, November 1st

Friday, November 2nd
End of 1st Marking Period

Monday, November 12th
Board of Education
6:00 p.m.

Cardinal Cafe
Food Service & Web Portal

Hunter Safety Class
One day class, Saturday, October 27th at the Charlton Township Hall ~ 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Class size is limited.
Please bring sack lunch and drinks. 
Any questions please feel free to call
989-390-8695 or 989-731-1906

Parent Resources
Parent Resource: Homework Help

Oiler Football
J-L Oiler Football

Johannesburg Elementary
& Middle School P.T.O

It is a great day to be a Cardinal!


Bus Notes
When calling the bus garage and
leaving a message please leave the first
and last name of your student
and a current phone number.

Class Schedule
Classes begin at
8:00 a.m. in Lewiston and
conclude at 2:47 p.m.
Classes begin
at 8:20 a.m. in
and conclude at 3:07 p.

Updated 10/18/18

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Happy Fall!
Oct. 15th thru Oct. 19th  


WEEK’S LUNCH MENU:  Monday: Chicken Nuggets; Tuesday: Macaroni & Cheese; Wednesday: 1/2 day K-8 Sack Lunch 6-12th Quesadilla; Thursday: Bosco Sticks; Friday: Tomato Soup/Grilled Cheese

A friendly reminder, 7:50-8:15 is Breakfast, arriving late may result in your child not receiving breakfast.

The volume of calls regarding pick up/bus notes/Cardinal Club after 12:00 noon is increasing on a daily basis which makes it difficult for the Office to maintain the day to day operations.  We ask that you make all transportation/scheduling arrangements for your children no later than 12:00 noon.  We do not want to turn away requests made after 12:00 noon as there are legitimate needs at times but it should be at a minimum that we have these occurrences. Thank you for your help with this matter—K-8 Office

Because of our crazy northern Michigan weather, please send your students with clothes to go outside and play in. We go out unless it is raining or too cold. Coats, hats, gloves, long pants etc. thank-you.

HALLOWEEN DANCE : Free for K-5 Students & Families (Costumes Recommended) Thursday, October 25th 5:30-7:00 p.m. In the Multi-purpose Room. Includes: Dance, Assorted Desserts, and Punch. Pizza slices available($1.00 per slice). To ensure enough pizza is purchased, money and order forms due by Wednesday October 24th .
Thank-you and hope to see you there! J


MS Band: will perform the Halloween Concert on Friday October 26th @ 10:00 in Johannesburg and @ 1:15 in Lewiston. Come join the fun and listen to some spooky Halloween music.

Monday October 29, is Picture retakes for K-8.
Please, when your child need to take any kind of medicine or if you they may need meds for headaches, toothaches, etc. it must be brought in by an adult and in the original containers.

We are now on Facebook! For updates and exciting happenings please "like" and "share" Johannesburg Elementary Middle School Facebook page. The purpose of this platform is to share out wonderful things in our school community. Please go to: Johannesburg Elementary Middle School face book page.
Hunter Safety Class: One day class, Saturday October 27th @ the Charlton Township Hall 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Class size is limited. This is the last class before deer season and spring turkey hunt. Please bring sack lunch and drinks. Any questions please feel free to call 989-390-8695 or 989-731-1906. And don’t forget to bring your Hunter Safety Book!
The Charlton Township Fire Department is expanding their annual Trunk or Treat this year to include fun games that will be played within the township hall on Halloween night and are looking for any volunteers that would be interested in helping come up with ideas for games, setting them up and running the games during trunk or treat 
If interested in helping out please email Marti Helzer mhelzer@frontier.com


PTO: This year PTO will meet on the first Tuesday of the month @ 6:00 p.m. in the Johannesburg Elementary Library. Hope to see you there. Below is what is scheduled so far.
Schedule: 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, ¾ (this is a Monday) 4/2, 5/7, 6/3(this is a Monday).
We will continue to do P.T.O. Participation days.  Students will pay $1 to participate in the dress-up days.  All participation days will be the last Friday of the month that we are scheduled to be in school.
·  October (10/26) - Extreme Pink Day
·  November (11/30) - Extreme Camo Day
·  December (12/21) – PJ Day
·  January (1/25) - Inside Out Day (clothing can be worn inside-out)
·  February (2/22) - Favorite Sports Apparel Day
·  March (3/22) – PJ Day
·  April (4/26) - Favorite Hero Day (can be Police Office, Fire Fighter, Soldier, Batman, Captain America...)
Thank you for all of your support!

Week 3 BoxTops for Education Update:
Speerstra: 10
Maves: 341 
Wangler: 9
Curtis: 66
Respecki: 95
Foster: 209
Taratuta: 386  ***WINNER WEEK 3***


Littles vs. Bigs
"Littles" (Kindergarten - 2nd Grade) Total BoxTops: 809
"Bigs" (3rd - 5th Grade) Total BoxTops: 968

Remember to send in BoxTops!  This is the last week for the competition!



Activity Bus leaves the same times as last year. The time will always be 5:15 p.m. SHARP from Lewiston and Johannesburg school 5:40 p.m. SHARP.
SPORT’S SCHEDULE: For the Week of Oct.15th thru Oct. 19th
Tuesday: VB vs Bellaire 5:30 Parents Night                                                                                                                
Thursday: JV FB TBD
Friday: VFB vs Inland Lakes 7:00
Saturday: VB @ Inland Lakes 9:00/Cross Country @ Fairview 10:30

10/17   -     Half Day of School, Dismiss @ 12:00
10/26   -     K-8 Band-Halloween Concert
10/26   -     Middle School Halloween Dance 3:15-5:30
10/31   -     K-8 Halloween Parade 2:15
11/1     -     No School – Teacher In-Service
11/2     -     End of 1st Marking Period
11/5     -     Book Fair thru Nov.9th
11/8     -     Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:00 pm
11/9     -     Half Day of School, PTC 12:30-3:00 pm
11/15   -     No School – Deer Season
11/21   -     Half Day of School – Thanksgiving Break
11/22   -     No School – Thanksgiving Break
11/23   -     No School – Thanksgiving Break
12/12   -     Half Day of School – Dismiss @ 12:00
12/13   -     JL All Band Christmas Concert 7:00 p.m.
12/14   -     2nd Quarter Progress Reports
12/17   -     Johannesburg Elementary Christmas Program
12/24   -     Christmas Break Begins

1/7       -     Classes Resume