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
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We are offering a new opportunity for our families this winter break. Parents are invited to sign up to receive holiday meal kits that will be distributed from all of our high school sites. Each meal kit will include seven days of packaged breakfast and lunch meals per child.
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.