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.  


Favorite Things:




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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  • Class of 2022 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2021-2022 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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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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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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