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Phone: 919-989-6039


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Mrs. Malisa Jones

I graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading.  This is my eighth year teaching and it is my seventh year at Polenta Elementary.  I have taught 3rd grade for 4 years and first grade for 3 years. 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 beautiful daughters. We have 2 dogs named Duke & Bandit. 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 

    8:25-8:55 am - Arrival

    8:55-9:10 am - Morning Meeting

    9:10-10:40 am - Envisions Math

    10:40-11:10 am - Recess

    11:10-11:40 am- Lunch

    11:40-12:25 pm - Fundations Phonics & 
    Heggerty Phonemic Awareness 

    12:25-12:55 pm - RIME 

    12:55-1:40 pm - Enhancements

    1:40-2:50 pm - Reading  

    2:50-3:15 pm - Writing Workshop

    3:15-3:55 pm - Science 

    3:55 Dismissal 

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • 2023-2024 School Calendars Approved

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting. 

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  • New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.

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  • JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.

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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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