5th grade Team Work!

This month, my lessons are all focused on using a positive attitude! 5th grade has shown this through excellent teamwork! See what they worked together to build and ask them what their team had to do in order to complete this task! I enjoyed getting to see them being kind, open minded, determined, helpful, and inclusive in their groups! Way to go 5th grade! 🙂


Mix It Up Day!

Check out how we mixed it up for Mix It Up Day!

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5th grade parents and students interested in the IB Middle Years Program, please see the attached flyer for Open House at Moody Middle School on October 20th.

IB open house 2016

Flyers will also be going home next week with 5th grade students.

~Mrs. Yonce 🙂

Meet Echo Lake’s New Counselor!

I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be Echo Lake Elementary School’s new School Counselor!  I look forward to getting to know the staff, students, and families.

~Mrs. Yonce 🙂


Summer in RVA

What To Do With The Family!

Events Calendar with all things fun to do in the summer with kids  click here for events

Deals and Discounts in RVA for summer  click here for deals

Family Fun activities (attractions, gardens, museums, history, etc.) click here for ideas

Cool Places for Kids click here for ideas


HCPS Summer Academy (instruction)   SummerAcademy

  • 2016 Summer Academy  *ask your school counselor for more information*
  • Summer Academy Newspaper
  • No Friday Classes

    Zone Sites: Colonial Trail, Echo Lake, Longdale, Maybeury, Ward

    Learning Express, Reaching Higher, and Exceptional Education
    July 11 – August 11 (Monday – Thursday) 8:00am – 12:30pm

    The Elementary ESL Program will be held at Johnson Elementary School
    July 11 – August 11 (Monday – Thursday) 8:00am – 12:30pm

    The Elementary Enrichment Program will be held at Johnson Elementary School
    Session 1: July 11 – July 21 (Monday – Thursday) 8:00am – 12:30pm
    Session 2: July 25 – August 4 (Monday – Thursday) 8:00am – 12:30pm


    Henrico Library Summer Reading Club and Program Guide FREE!   HCPL_header


  • The HCPS Family & Educator Resource Center maintains a list for parents of private tutoring services. The list is comprised of current HCPS employees (e.g., instructional personnel, teaching assistants, substitute teachers), recent HCPS retirees, local students who are actively pursuing degrees in the field of education (and related fields), and recent graduates of such programs. Parents, please contact RenĂ©e Soniat, Facilitator  804-328-8117 Email: presource@henrico.k12.va.us for the list.





  • Find out where Kids Eat Free!!
  • Kids BOWL free all summer
  • RVA Summer Festivals
  • Fun summer events in RVA
  • Farmers Markets
  • Children’s Museum of Richmond – locations in Chesterfield, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Short Pump. Open 9:30-5:30 7 days a week (central open until 7).
  • Community Activities Booklet   Henrico County Public Schools provides information about extracurricular and after-school activities available to students in Henrico County. Announcements and advertisements are provided by non-profit organizations outside the school system and are to further community awareness for the convenience of students and their families. Activities described therein are not endorsed, recommended, or approved by Henrico County Public Schools. Henrico County Public Schools assumes no liability or responsibility for any content errors or omissions and/or the use or misuse of information included in this publication. For more information, please call 804-652-3726

Henrico Parks and Playgrounds FREE!   


Henrico Parks and Rec: http://henrico.us/rec/summer-camps/   henricorecLogo-Web


*beginning Monday, April 18 (Fee-based) & April 25 (Free camps).

By mail:

  • Camp registration form – click here and mail completed form and payment (check or money order), if applicable, to:Program Registration
    Henrico Recreation and Parks
    PO Box 90775
    Henrico, VA 23273-0775


  • Registration Questions? Call 501-7275
  • Financial Assistance  Information: 501-5102 or email registration@henrico.us
  • Inclusion services available 501-7489


Henrico PAL (Police Athletic League)

  • The Eighth Annual Henrico PAL Summer Camp is designed to provide Henrico County’s youth with a safe environment, while participating in a wide variety of educational, athletic, and recreational activities. Participants will engage in a soccer and basketball clinic, baseball and softball clinic, weekly roller-skating, bowling, flag football, educational museum tours, Washington Mystics Basketball Game, Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Game and much more. The Henrico Summer Camp will also conduct field trips every Thursday to: King’s Dominion, Hadad’s Lake, Cobblestone, Pocahontas State Park, Lake Anna Park, Yorktown Beach, Nauticus/Battleship Wisconsin and Water Country USA. The Henrico PAL Summer Camp encourages its participants to broaden their horizons, and focuses on developing positive relationships between police officers and youths while engaging in enriching experiences. 2016 Summer Camp Announcement.docx


Other RVA summer camps lists

~Mrs. Yonce


Young Men In Motion!

Our newest group of Young Men in Motion will be running their race on Saturday! We couldn’t be more proud of them! We will be running in the Autism Society 5k in Innsbrook. Come cheer us on!IMG_2466

~Mrs. Yonce 🙂

Busy Jaguars!

Hi everyone!  We have a lot going on around Johnson.  Here are just a few!

Pennies For Patients will run February 8-18.  We will raise money in honor of one of our students who is now in remission! All of the money raised will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help children diagnosed and support their families.

5th grade parents – the parent portal for signing up your child for middle school classes is February 15-19.  I will have a Parent Work Night on Wednesday, February 17th from 3-6 in the library.  I will have Spanish interpreters and computers available.

Lessons this month are about understanding each other and working through negative feelings, making good choices, and resolving conflicts peacefully.

March 25th we will have our annual Career Day!  I’m so excited about all of the volunteers we have coming.  In the morning, students will rotate to learn about 6 careers.  Then in the afternoon, we will be having our own “Touch A Truck” where they can see a snow plow, fire truck, ambulance, police car, and more! 🙂

Happy February!

~Mrs. Yonce

Comfort Zone Camp

Teachers, Parents and Students,

If your family is dealing with the loss of a loved one, Comfort Zone Camp is an amazing resource that your family would benefit from.  They offer free camps year round to children free of charge.  They also provide free family support groups.

CZC 2016 Support Groups Flyer Winter (2)

For more information, visit them at: comfortzonecamp.org or call me any time.  If you would like to volunteer for a camp, please ask me about my years of volunteer experience with the organization! They are dear to my heart and could change your life, too!

~Mrs. Yonce

Fall Young Men in Motion

Our newest group of Young Men in Motion started practice a few weeks ago.  They are working so hard on their running and personal goals.  We can’t wait to see how they do at the Jingle Bell 5k on December 5th!  Thank you to all of our teacher sponsors and other coaches.  You’re the best!

Here is a picture from our first practice – 2 more have joined us since 🙂

15-16 YMM~Mrs. Yonce 🙂


Say Boo to Bullying!

Our Johnson staff says BOO to bullying by wearing our orange proudly!

Boo to Bullying

~Mrs. Yonce 🙂