Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Frances Banks
Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Frances Banks and this is my seventh year teaching kindergarten. This is my third year teaching at Glendale Kenly. I am excited to be here and look forward to a great year! Onslow County is where I was born and raised. My husband Roger and I have lived in Pine Level since 2001. He is the pastor of Smithfield First PH Church in Smithfield. We have a daughter, Jessica. Jessica and Jonathan have two children, my grandbabies, Nathan and Landon. My son Jason has a lovely wife, Aubrey. I enjoy spending time with my family. East Carolina is where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Reading K-12. It's going to be a great year!
Wendy Ronczka is my Instructional Assistant. This year will be her twelfth year as an Instructional Assistant and she is also a Johnston County bus driver. She is originally from Connecticut but moved to Johnston County in 1996. Wendy and her husband have been married for 29 years. They have two sons, Joe and Nick and a daughter, Summer. This will be her fifth year in kindergarten and she is looking for a great year also!
8:20-8:45 Arrival/Morning Work
9:00-9:15 Morning Meeting
9:20-10:25 Fundations/Into Reading
10:50-11:35 Literacy Centers/Groups
11:40-12:10 Lunch/Table 5
12:15-12:50 Math Whole Group
1:20-1:40 Math Workshops
Monday-Media Tuesday-Technology Wednesday-Art
Thursday-Music Friday–PE (wear sneakers)
3:00-3:30 Social Studies/Science
Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.