Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education 1983 Olivet University

1st Grade Teacher

Welcome!!!  My name is Janice Lazarte. I am the mother of 3 children.  Erica lives here in N.C., Chris is a Submariner in the U.S. Navy and Bryan is a Marine.  I also have 2 grandchildren, Natty and Ava. My favorite things are Football and going to the Mountains!!

This will be my 18th year here at East Clayton Elemntary School and  my 32nd year as an Elementary School Teacher.  I earned my Elementary Teaching Degree from Olivet Nazarene University in 1983.  I taught for 14 years in Bolivia South America at  The Santa Cruz Cooperative School, before moving to North Carolina.  Of my 32 years of teaching, 27 of those were in 1st grade.  I taught Kindergarten for 3 years and 2nd grade for 2 years.  I love teaching and ECES is a great place to be!!



Welcome to First Grade!!!!!

              Mrs. Lazarte’s Daily Class Schedule


8:25-8:55 Arrival, Breakfast, Morning Tubs, Announcements

8:55-9:15 Morning Meeting

9:15-9:30 Heggerty

9:30-10:15 Fundations

10:15-11:25 ELA with S.S. Integration

11:25-11:55 AIR Time

11:55-12:25 Lunch 

12:25-1:40 Envisions Math

1:45-2:25 Enhancements

2:30-3:00 Science

3:00-3:30 Recess

3:30-3:55 ELA Read Aloud/Journaling

3:55  Dismissal



School Announcements

  • Fee for Service Preschool Application

    We are pleased to inform you that the preschool classroom at East Clayton Elementary School has limited space available for enrollment in the Fee For Service Program for the 19-20 school year. The Fee For Service Preschool Program is designed to provide a high-quality early childhood experience. To be eligible for this program, children must be four years old on or before August 31st.

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JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS Summer Hours

    Johnston County Public Schools will be moving to summer office hours on June 13. School and district offices will operate on a four-day work week.  Offices will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The summer schedule will continue until August 11. All offices will be closed on July 4. 

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  • 2022 Summer Information Fair Dates Set

    Johnston County Public Schools is always striving to provide students and families with exemplary service. In most cases, school bus transportation is essential for many students to access a quality education. In order to meet our daily goal, it is necessary to implement change that enhances and improves our overall operation. As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, JCPS Transportation Services and School Nutrition will be hosting a Summer Information Fair at each high school.

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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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