Phone: 919-989-6039


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Melissa Sousa

I am so excited about beginning the year with your children, and see how much they grow.  I have been teaching for fifteen years; ten years in Kindergarten and three years in third grade. This is my second year in first grade, here at Polenta Elementary. My husband and I moved here from New Jersey four years ago and are enjoying the beauty of North Carolina.  

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 to spend time with my family and go to the beach when possible and read.  

Favorite Things:




Wish List:

-Lysol Wipes

-Hula Hoops


-Small Prizes for the prize box


Sousa's Amazon Wish List

First Grade Schedule:

8:25-8:55 - Arrival

8:55-9:10 - Morning Meeting

9:10-10:40 - Envisions Math

10:40-11:10 - Recess

11:10-11:40 - Lunch

11:40-12:25 Fundations & Heggerty

12:25-12:55 - RIME

12:55-1:40 - Enhancements

1:40-2:50 - Reading

2:50-3:15 - Writing

3:15-3:45 - Science

3:45 Dismissal


  • 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.

Puma News

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • 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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