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
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Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.
Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.