Phone: (919)989-6039


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Ms. Sarah Luceno

I am excited to be teaching the EC PreK class at Polenta this school year!    This is my first year at Polenta, but my 21st as a preK teacher.  Last year, I moved from New Jersey to North Carolina with my husband and 14-year-old son (and our 13-year-old cat, Gizzy).  I also have a 19-year-old son who attends college in New Jersey.  I enjoy reading, playing the piano, watching baseball games, and trips to the beach.  I  love teaching the PreK age group because the students are so playful and energetic.  I aim to partner with parents to help each child learn and reach their full potential.  Please feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns you may have.  I'm looking forward to a year of fun and learning!  

  • Our Daily Schedule


    8:25-9:00        Arrival/Toileting/Centers

    9:00-9:20       Breakfast

    9:20-9:30        Clean up/Toileting

    9:30-9:45  Whole Group Meeting

    9:45-10:45 Centers

    10:45-11:15  Outdoor play (or vigorous indoor play)

    11:15-11:20  Toileting/Prepare for Lunch

    11:20-11:50  Lunch

    11:50-12:10  Story time

    12:10-1:20  Rest time

    1:20-2:20  Centers

    2:20-2:35     Snack

    2:35-3:05     Outdoor play (or vigorous indoor play)

    3:05-3:15       Closing in whole group/prepare for dismissal

    3:15  Dismissal


    Some helpful links for PreK families:    social-emotional development  online activities for children children's books to read online


School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • 2023-2024 School Calendars Approved

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting. 

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  • New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.

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  • JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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