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Welcome to Kindergarten!
I am excited to begin the 2018-2019 school year at Micro Elementary. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones.
I am a Johnston County native and grew up in Pine Level. I graduated from North Johnston High School in 1991 and then attended East Carolina University, graduating in 1995 with a degree in Elementary Education. I recieved my Master's Degree in 2007 in Reading Education from ECU. I began my teaching career in Clayton, NC where I taught first grade for four years. I transferred to Selma Elementary where I taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grade. I taught there for 17 years. I am now teaching kindergarten at Micro Elementary and I love this school!!
I have two children of my own who bring me more joy than you can know. My daughter, Kailey is 17 and an upcoming senior at NJHS and my son, Wilson is 14 and an upcoming freshman at NJHS.
Teaching your child is a tremendous responsibility and I will do my best to ensure that each student has a safe and motivating learning experience in this upcoming year. However I cannot do this without the help of you, the parents. We are partners in the learning process.
I believe that parent-teacher relationships are necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year I will communicate through Class Dojo, text, my website, notes, telephone calls, emails, report cards and parent teacher conferences. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can call or text me on my personal cell phone, at the school, send me a written note or contact me via email.
If you need to drop off or pick up your child during the school day, you must sign him/her in or out in the office. Students must maintain regular and prompt attendance to ensure success. If students arrive late, they miss out on learning activities that begin immediately at 8:45 am.
8:25-8:45 Arrival/ Unpack/ Morning Activity
8:45-9:30 Fundations (ABC’s and Phonics/ Word Work)
9:30-10:30 Flex Small Group and Literacy Centers
10:30-11:00 Project Based Learning (PBL)
11:30-12:15 Project Based Learning (PBL)
12:15- 1:05 Enhancement Class (Art / P.E. / Music)
1:05- 2:45 Math and Quiet Time (until December)
200:-2:45 Media or Guidance (not every week or everyday)
2:45-3:30 Snack/ Recess/Bathroom
3:30-3:45 Pack-up/ Dismissal/Bathroom
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. However, this calendar is subject to change based on potential legislative action. The JCCTLA, Early College, and Restart calendars have not yet been presented to the Johnston County Board of Education for approval. All approved calendars can be found at www.johnston.k12.nc.us/calendar.
Bus routes are currently being developed for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. If you need to sign your child up to ride the bus or have a change of an address for your child, please complete a TIMS form by July 29, 2019 to ensure your child is assigned to a bus by the first day of school...