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Welcome to the 4th Grade!
Our class will be learning as we explore different mysteries throughout the year.
- Who really invented the light bulb?
- What happened to the Lost Colony?
- Where did Blackbeard bury his treasure?
- When was Pepsi created?
- Why do owls hunt at night?
About the Teacher
I graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I taught at West Clayton Elementary for four years. I then moved to Polenta Elementary when it opened, where I have taught for eighteen years. Most of that time, I taught 4th grade. In 2002, I completed my National Board certification. In 2009, I graduated from East Carolina University with a Master's degree in Science Education.
We are offering a new opportunity for our families this winter break. Parents are invited to sign up to receive holiday meal kits that will be distributed from all of our high school sites. Each meal kit will include seven days of packaged breakfast and lunch meals per child.
Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.