Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
Mrs. Malisa Jones
I graduated East Carolina University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading. This is my sixth year teaching and it is my fifth year at Polenta Elementary. I have taught 3rd grade for 4 years and first grade for 1 year. I am very excited to be in first grade again this year. I am passionate about reading and strive to instill a love of reading and learning in every child. I am pleased to be working with your child this year and look forward to seeing them succeed in 1st grade.
A Little About Me:
I am married and have 3 teenage daughters. I have 3 dogs and a pet turtle. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, gardening, and going to the beach. Some of my favorite things are coffee, chocolate, flowers, and children's books.
1st grade Schedule
8:25-9:00 - Arrival
9:00-9:30 - Morning Meeting
9:30-11:15 - Literacy
11:15-11:45 - Lunch
11:45-12:15 - Recess
12:15-12:45 - SEL activity
12:45-1:45 - Math
12:15-1:00 - Small group literacy time & remediation
2:45-3:30 - Enhancement
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.
As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.
Progress Report dates will be shared by individual schools. It is essential to activate PowerSchool Parent Portal in order to review your child’s academic progress, school attendance, and to stay informed...