Ms. Kristy McGovern



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Ms. Kristy McGovern

Hello my name is Kristy McGovern.  I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education.  I have been teaching elementary education for 13 years.  I have been at Polenta Elementary for 10 years, where I have taught 1st and 2nd grade.  I taught 1st grade for five years and this upcoming year will be my fifth year in 2nd grade. This year I will be teaching my class virtual!  I am very excited about this upcoming year and the new adventures we will have! 

My favorite drink is Propel Water. I love Peach or the new Vitamin Boost Propel Apple Pear flavor.

My favorite snacks are the carmel/cheddar popcorn (by smartfood), dried fruit, and turkey jerky. 

My classroom wish list includes: Felt Tip Pens, Permanent Markers (skinny), Sheet Protectors, Card Stock (any color).


  • Ms. K. McGovern

    2nd grade



    8:30 to 9:00 Morning work

    9:00 to 11:00 Literacy

    11:00 to 12:00 Lunch 

    12:00 to 12:30  SEL

    12:30 to 1:30 Math

    1:30 to 2:15 Enhancements (Virtual)

    2:15 to 3:45 Independant Work/ Small Group Work




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  • Holiday Meal Kit Form

    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.

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  • Say Something App coming to JCPS Nov. 30th

    On Nov. 30, JCPS will launch Say Something, an anonymous reporting system that lets middle and high school students, parents, staff, and community members securely share safety concerns.

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  • Complete the Second Semester Choice Form

    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.

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  • Updated Social Distancing Procedures

    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.

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