Monica Leary

Phone: 919-588-4300

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Monica Leary

Welcome to Second Grade!

I am excited about working with you and your child for the 2018-2019 school year at Micro Elementary School. Teaching is my passion and I look forward to working with your child this year. I look forward to us working together to help your child exceed in all areas.  


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 my website, notes, telephone call, emails, report cards and parent teacher conferences.  I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions for concerns at any time.  You can call me 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 8:15 am.

Classroom Expectations and Policies

Establishing good classroom discipline is essential to each child’s success, confidence and well-being. Every child should feel that the classroom environment is safe and secure; free from all threats of physical or emotional harm. In addition, it is important that each child learn to develop self-discipline and good work habits, to resolve conflicts peacefully, and to think independently. For these reasons, the discipline plan I have chosen has several components.

First, the children will learn the purpose of classroom expectations and develop the idea that our classroom is a community with the common purpose of learning, growing and becoming friends.   

I expect the students to:

Be Respectful       Be Responsible        Be Safe

The second facet of the discipline plan includes the logical consequences that may occur when class rules are broken.  Examples of logical consequences include time-out away from a classroom activity for class disruptions or bothering other children, spending recess time completing work, cleaning or repairing damaged property, or written and/or verbal apologies for aggressive behavior, name calling or ridicule towards other children. This list is not inclusive since it is impossible to predict all incidents of misbehavior that may occur during the year. The idea is for the consequence to be related to the misbehavior and act as a solution or restitution for the problem. If classroom rules are severely or persistently broken, parents will be contacted by phone or email. A visit to the principal’s office is used as a last resort option, although at times it is the only option.

Finally, discipline includes praise.  Our second grade classroom will focus on positive behaviors with lots of positive reinforcement. Praising students when they have contributed positively to the classroom environment is also a disciplinary 'tactic'.  Students need recognition not only for positive reinforcement but for building self-esteem and self-worth.   All students will receive praise when it is appropriate; good behavior is always worth encouraging and taking notice.  

I believe it is very important to communicate between home and school and will do my best to keep you informed.   Should you have any questions, comments or concerns at anytime throughout the year, please contact me at the school at (919) 588-4300.

I am looking forward to a fantastic year!

 

 

  • 2018-2019 Class Schedule

     

    8:45 – Tardy Bell

    8:55-10:15 -  Math

    10:15 - 11:15 Literacy Whole Group 

    11:15 - 11:45 - Lunch

    11:45 - 12:15 - ELA/PBL

    12:15 - 1:05- Small Literacy Groups

    1:10 - 2:00 - Enhancements

    2:00 - 2:10 Bathroom

    2:10 - 2:40 - Recess

    2:40 - 2:50 - Snack/ Pack Up

    2:50 - 3:40 – PBL/Science/SS

    3:45 – Dismissal

School Announcements

  • 2019 reIGNITE - Continuing the Conversation

    Are you interested in attending two days of teacher-driven and directed collaboration and learning? JCPS is kicking the year off right and offering reIGNITE at Cleveland High School on August 12 and 13, 2019.

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  • Title I Preschool Information

    Are you the praent of a three- or four-year old child who is not currently enrolled in preschool? Are you interested in your child having an opportunity to participate in a low-cost, high-quality preschool program? Click here for more information...

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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. 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.

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JCPS Announcements

  • Benson Informational Session July 23

    An informational session for Benson Area Schools is planned for Tuesday, July 23. The session will be held at the Benson Conference Center on 303 East Church Street in Benson from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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  • Bus Forms now available

    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...

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  • Free meals offered to students over summer months

    Johnston County Public Schools School Nutrition Services will be offering free meals during the summer months to children and teens 18 and younger through USDA Food and Nutrition Services...

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  • 2019 reIGNITE - Continuing the Conversation

    Are you interested in attending two days of teacher-driven and directed collaboration and learning? JCPS is kicking the year off right and offering reIGNITE at Cleveland High School on August 12 and 13, 2019...

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