Phone: 919 553-7113
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Hi, my name is Suzan Puttkamer and this will be my fourth year on the Kindergarten team at West Clayton. I grew up in Syracuse, NY and earned my bachelor's degree in elementary and special education at SUNY Geneseo. In 2003, I moved to North Carolina and spent my first four years of teaching as a special education teacher for grades k-2nd at Wake County Public Schools. I also taught a transition Kindergarten class for ten years at Genesis Christian Preschool.
I am married and have two children. Grace is thirteen years old and will be attending Clayton Middle School as an eighth grader. Luke is nine years old and a fourth grader here at West Clayton. They both play soccer so we spend a lot of time as a family out on the soccer fields. We are all animal lovers. We have a dog named Cleo and a cat named Autumn. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, running, biking, and swimming. I am also actively involved with the children's ministry at my church.
I am passionate about teaching. My goal as an educator is to create a learning environment where every child will feel special and learn how to treat others with kindness and respect. This will allow each child to grow both academically and socially. I look forward to a great year!
8:25-8:55 Arrival/Morning Work/ Announcements
9:00-9:25 Morning Meeting
11:00 - 11:30 Recess
12:25 -1:05 BEP
1:15 - 1:45 Whole Group Literacy/Read Aloud
1:45 - 2:30 Math
2:30 - 3:00 Snack/Rest/DEAR
3:05 - 3:40 Social Studies/Science/ flex time
3:40 Pack Up/ End of the Day Circle
week 1 Music
week 2 Media/STEM
week 3 PE
week 4 Art
Summer Learning Breakfast & Lunch
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The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.
While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.