Welcome to my classroom!

Dear Students and Families,

        Welcome to Johnson Upper Elementary!  I am excited about the wonderful experiences we will be having in fifth grade this year. 

         Teaching is my second career.  I was a registered nurse for 26 years, then went back to college and became a teacher.  I have a husband, John, who was an engineer who worked in the steel making business but is now retired; a daughter, Gina, who is a graduate of Michigan State University (GO GREEN!) and works as a human resource manager.  I have another daughter, Kelly, who is a graduate of MSU (GO WHITE!) and works in Washington D.C. as a campaign media buyer. My grandson, Sebastian,  and my granddaughter, Abigail, are my joy. I spent many summer days with them.    I love to read, do puzzles – crossword, sudoku – and knit and crochet.  I also love listening to music.  I have traveled a lot, to Europe and the East Coast of the United States.

        This year, we will be reading many different books, doing all kinds of writing, studying great things in science, learning about American history in social studies, and learning about division, multiplication, graphs and charts, some geometry, and fractions in math.  Mrs. Gina Harris will be teaching Science. I will be teaching Social Studies to her class.

        The best way to contact  Mrs. Harris, or me is by email.  I check it every day, first thing in the morning, and will usually reply immediately. I never check my voice mail so if you call the school and need to leave a message, ask the secretary to put a note in my mailbox.

        I am looking forward to spending this school year together as we explore new ideas and learn new skills.  If you ever have any questions or ideas, please let me know.  I am here to help you in any way I can.





Mrs. Judy Polce, room 403



Information that may be helpful.


  • School day starts at 8:34 AM
  • School day ends at 3:38 PM
  • Healthy snacks are allowed in the morning.  Fresh fruit, veggies, a snack bag of dry cereal, yogurt, cheese, granola bar, etc.
  • Students may have a water bottle in class.  NO other drinks are allowed.