Message from the Principal

Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 school year!  

We got this!

Welcome to Howard Wood Elementary—home of the Woodchucks. Our mission is...Success for ALL learners and our motto is "The school with a heart." Howard Wood Elementary is a special place to be, and I am so glad that you are part of our family. I know that this is year is like no other, but hope you know we are working hard to continue the learning and engagement.

The staff at Howard Wood recognizes that educating a well-rounded child is beneficial to all. With this is mind instruction is tailored to engage all students in meaningful ways. The staff strives to support all students on their educational journey.

Our community plays a vital role in the success of students as well. You as parents and families contribute to the school culture that places an importance on education. Your support provides your children with the foundation that is critical to come to school to learn. I strongly encourage you to actively participate in your child's education by:

  • Ensuring that your child is at school on time each day
  • Attending parent/teacher conferences and school events
  • Monitoring your child's homework and schoolwork daily
  • Expecting and supporting positive behavior at school
  • Reading with your child and/or encouraging your child to read daily

Other ways to get involved are by volunteering or joining the ranks of our PTA. If you are interested in volunteering to assist students, please stop by the office for the necessary paperwork. I also encourage you to join the PTA as a member, it is with their support our school keeps flourishing. The funds PTA raises provide programs for student enrichment like: field trips, family nights, class activities, and much more.

Howard Wood is a great school, and I feel lucky to be a part of it. I look forward to working with you over the years as a partner in your child's education.

Shawn M. Johnson, Ed.D.
Principal of Howard Wood Elementary