Degrees and Certifications:

Dual Language Kindergarten Teacher Bachelor of Science in Education K-6 Master of Science in Reading Education

Mrs. Janet Marsland

Hello, my name is Janet Marsland and I am excited about teaching your child this year!  This is my 13th year teaching at Polenta Elementary.  I have taught Second Grade and Dual Language Kindergarten here at Polenta. This is my 4th year teaching Kindergarten Dual Language. I am a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, with a degree in Elementary Education.  In addition, I have received my Master's in Reading from Nova Southeastern University.  I have been teaching for sixteen years.  I also have owned a Montessori school and taught pre-school and kindergarten.  I love teaching my students how to read and become independent readers! I have 2 children, ages 28 and 26. I live with my husband and 2 golden retrievers, Sophie and Hatfield.   


Some of my favorite things:

Snacks: Pretzel, Chips, Chocolate

Drinks: Sprite, Flavored Water, Flavored Seltzer Water

Hobbies: Traveling, Reiki, Meditation


Classroom Wish List:

- Baby Wipes

- Hand Sanitizer

- Disinfecting Wipes

- Quart size ziplock bags

- Tissues


Marsland's Daily Schedule

8:55 - 9:10   Morning Meeting 

9:10 - 10:25  Math (Envisions)

10:25 - 10:40  Morning Recess

10:40 - 11:10  Lunch

11:10 - 12:20 Reading (HMH)

12:20 - 1:20  Fundations & Heggerty

1:25 - 1:40  Afternoon Recess 

1:40 - 2:10  Writer's Workshop 

2:10 - 2:45  RIME Time

2:45 - 3:30  Enhancements 

3:30 - 3:55  Science/Social Studies



LINK: 22-23 School Wide Calendar of Events

Class DoJo



Puma News

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.

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  • Class of 2023 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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  • Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, June 23, 2023.

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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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