Phone: 919-553-1977

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Child Development, Florida State University Elementary Education, Florida Southern College AIG credentials (Johnston County)

Mrs. Jennifer Welch

Hello!  My name is Jennifer Welch, and I teach 5th grade science and social studies.  This will be my 16th year in the classroom.

 

My husband, Jason, and I are both from Florida - we met while attending Florida State University (Go Noles!). After graduation we spent some time in central Florida before Jason's work took us to Savannah, GA. We lived in Savannah for five years, and it was an amazing place to live with our young family!  In 2011, his work brought us to Clayton, where we've found a wonderful community of friends and have made a home.  We have two girls, Peyton and Taylor, who are very active with softball. Our family loves sports, the outdoors, and being together. When I'm not busy, I love hanging out on our back porch with a book and our dogs. 

 

My classroom is my happy place, and I can't imagine spending my day any other way than with young learners. I truly feel blessed to do what I do each day.  I believe the parent-teacher relationship is one of the most important parts of student success, and I can't wait to get to know you and your child.  I look forward to an exciting year with you at Thanksgiving Elementary School!

School Announcements

  • Boosterthon Fun Run Times

    Our Boosterthon Fun Run will be held on Thursday, October 6th. Below are the times each grade level will run: PreK/EC: 10:30 Kindergarten/1st: 11:15 2nd/3rd: 12:15 3rd/4th: 1:15

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  • 3rd Grade BOG Assessment Information

    Please read the letters below to learn more about the 3rd Grade BOG assessments. The test will be administered on Thursday, September 8th.

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  • Connect Ed Message: 4-4-22

    Carpool has been running so smoothly in the mornings.  We want to remind parents that you should not drop off students at the top of the bus driveway to walk down to school.  You can walk from your home or take them through carpool line.  We appreciate your cooperation with this as we try to keep everyone safe. We want to thank everyone who attended Heritage Day on Saturday.  We had an amazing turn out, and we can't wait to do it again next year.

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  • Connect Ed Message: 3-7-22

    We are really excited about our staff/parent basketball game for this Friday, March 11th.  We will be playing against Thanksgiving Elementary at Archer Lodge Middle School.  Our women's team of parents and teachers will be playing at 6pm.  Our men's team will be playing at 7pm.  Admission is one non-perishable food item for our Backpack Buddies program.  This is such a great opportunity to help our families in need. 

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  • Connect Ed Message: 1-10-22

    Report cards went home today. Please make sure to go over these with your children, then sign and return the envelopes. Tomorrow night is Spirit Night at Culver's on Hwy 70 in Clayton, near CVS and Bojangles. Come enjoy some delicious dinner at Culver's from 5:00-8:00, and a portion of the proceeds comes back to the students here at RDE.

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JCPS Announcements

  • Meal Benefit Application Deadline: Oct. 11, 2022

    The meal benefit grace period based on last year’s eligibility status will expire on Tuesday, October 11.

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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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