Mrs. Joanna Hendershott



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Mrs. Joanna Hendershott

Hello First Graders and Parents!

Homework and Folders

We started off great with our books in bags! Thank you so much for taking care of them and bringing them back. We only have a few that have not been returned. Please remember to read with your child each night. Some of you also received 4 lists of sight words today. They are to stay in your child's folder until all 4 lists are mastered. Start with list 1 and when your child can read each word without effort, move to the next list. Let me know so I can ask them to read them to me at school for a prize!

Please remember to check your child's folder DAILY for work and notes home!  All papers sent home are yours to keep unless otherwise noted. Please remove them and keep at home.


We still have quite a few students who have not returned Money and/or their field trip form. They are due this Wednesday. We have to buy the tickets and without money, we will not be able to purchase them.  If you need another form, please let me know so I can send it home. Remember, even if you were an approved volunteer last year, you still need to reapply for your volunteer status this year. We would love to have you help us out by chaperoning or volunteering in the classroom!

Class Dojo

If you have not signed up for Class Dojo yet, please do. It's the easiest way to get updates, information, and pictures of what we are doing! If you don't have the code I sent out at Open House, let me know and I will get you another one! 

Thanks for all your support!


  • Daily Schedule for First Grade


    8:35-8:30 Homeroom

    8:30-10:50 Block 1

    10:55-11:30 Lunch

    11:35-12:15 Electives

    12:15-1:35 Block 2

    1:35-2:05 Recess/Snack

    2:05-3:20 Block 2 

    3:20-3:30 Prepare for Dismissal



School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS closed for students May 1st

    Johnston County Public Schools will be closed to students with an optional teacher workday on Wednesday, May 1...

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  • Board approves 2019-2020 calendar

    The traditional calendar timeline for the school year 2019-2020 has been approved by the Johnston County Board of Education. The first day of school is set for Aug. 26, 2019 and the last day of school is set for May 29, 2020.

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  • JCPS Innovation Expo set for May 31

    Students and teachers from across the district will be showcasing their latest work at a special Innovation Expo on May 31. Individuals interested in participating in this event should submit a proposal online by May 1...

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