Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Child Development, Florida State University Elementary Education, Florida Southern College AIG credentials (Johnston County)
Mrs. Jennifer Welch
Hi! My name is Jennifer Welch, and I am a 4th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher. I have 12 years of teaching experience, and have taught K, 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades. I also have my AIG credentials from Johnston County.
My husband, Jason, and I are both from Florida and attended Florida State University together. We moved to Clayton in 2011 from Savannah, GA. We have two girls - Peyton and Taylor. Our two black labs, Jeb and Jackson, complete our crew. Our girls are both very active with softball, and we love watching them play.
Odds & Ends: My favorite color is red, and I love to read! I collect things with anchors and arrows. I love monograms, and mason jars. The mountains are my favorite place to visit, and our family loves camping and spending time outdoors. We also love sports, and playing with the dogs.
My classroom is my "happy place", and I truly can't imagine spending my days any other way than working with awesome kiddos in the classroom. I'm looking forward to a fun and fabulous school year here at River Dell! Go Racers!
At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.
The April Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7. The virtual meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m and will be conducted via Zoom To Comply With Social Distancing Orders. Members of the public make access the meeting via livestream.
Any of our parents who were not able to pick up your child's materials earlier this week, can come and pick up those items between 8am and 10am or between 1:00pm and 3:30pm tomorrow (Wednesday, April 1st) or Thursday, April 2nd. We ask that when you come, please park in our front parking lot and come to the front door and knock. Someone inside will get the name of your student and the teacher's name and we will bring your child's items to you.
Procedures for picking up books/materials is below: 1st Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from 8am to 9am 2nd Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from 9am to 10am 3rd Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from 10am to 11am 4th Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from 11am to noon 5th Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from noon to 1pm -If there are any left over Kindergarten packets or if Pre-K has any materials for pick up, parents can come between 8am and 9am on Tuesday, March 31st (with 1st grade). -We will have siblings materials with the youngest sibling so parents don't have to come multiple times. -Parents will drive through carpool line and will not exit the vehicle;parents will give us their child's name and their teacher's name and someone will bring the items to their car.
In order for our teachers and staff to see as many of our students as possible, we are inviting all RDE students and families to come to RDE for a "Drive Thru Parade." This replaces the previously planned neighborhood parade. Our parade will take place Friday, March 27th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Please enter the carpool line and wave to your teachers and staff as you drive through. They will be positioned all along the carpool line with signs waiting to wave and shout, "Hello!"
Mr. Jewett will begin to record morning announcements on our Twitter page. He will do the pledge, call out birthdays, and share any other information each morning. If this is a way you would like your child to start their day, please visit our River Dell Elementary Twitter page to view that video.
There are resources for students at the following website- bit.ly/jcpshome. You can also access that page via a link on the Johnston County Schools website. Starting on Monday, March 30th, through that website you can select our school, River Dell Elementary, and access learning activities by grade level. Our county has planned the first 10 days of activities, and our teachers are planning activities starting with day 11 and going through May 15th. Our teachers are also reaching out to you and your students about office hours for your questions time to have virtual contact and help our students.