Phone: 919-989-6039


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Melissa Sousa

I am so excited to begin the year with your children, and see how much they grow.  I have been teaching for thirteen years; ten years in Kindergarten and three years in third grade.  My husband and I moved here from New Jersey three years ago and are enjoying the beauty of North Carolina. 

I am excited to be teaching at Polenta and can wait to see how much my students grow and learn.  

Looking forward to having a great year!

About Myself:

I am a mother of three school-aged children and keep quite busy with them and their activities.  I love t spend time with my family and go to the beach when possible and read.  


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Wish List:

-Lysol Wipes

-Hula Hoops


-Small Prizes for the prize box



First Grade Schedule:

8:55 - 9:05Morning Meeting 10 min

9:05 - 9:50Fundations 45 min

9:50 - 11:00 Envisions 70 min

11:00 - 11:30 Recess (K playground) 30 min

11:35 - 12:00 Lunch 25 min

12:05 - 12:20 HMH Know. & Vocab 15 min

12:20 - 1:35 Read Workshop (WG & SG) 75 min

1:35 - 2:05 Writing Workshop 30 min

2:10 - 2:55 Enhancement 45 min

3:00 - 3:15 Heggerty 15 min

3:15 - 3:45 RIME 30 min 


  • Schedule information will be posted soon.

    Orientation to meet with me is August 17th between 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

    First day of school is August 23rd.

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