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Mrs. Courtney Barefoot
My name is Courtney Barefoot. I live in Benson with my husband and our son. I grew up in the Benson/Meadow community and I'm so glad to be a teacher at Meadow School. I attended the University of Mount Olive where I received my bachelors degree in Early Childhood Birth - Kindergarten, and I have been a prek teacher for 10 years. I absolutely love working with children, helping them learn and grow - and most importantly have fun. I'm so excited for our school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call me!
Meadow PreK Daily Schedule
8:00-8:25 – Arrival / morning free play *(clean-up, handwashing)
8:25-8:50 – Breakfast
8:50-9:05 – Circle time / large group
9:05 – 10:05 – Outside play
10:05 – 11:25 – Free choice inside *(clean up at 11:20)
11:25-12:00 – Lunch
12:00 – 1:45 – Nap / rest time *(start waking up at 1:30)
1:45-2:00 – Snack
2:00-2:15 – Second Step / large group
2:15-3:20 – Free choice / departure
**Toileting / diapering and hand washing are throughout the day, based on individual needs of the child.
**Rainy days – gross motor activities will be in the room or the school gym.
**All centers are open during free choice including: dramatic play, blocks, writing, art, technology, cozy, sensory, music, manipulatives, puzzles, science, and library.
Come try out! All Spring Sports tryouts begin Monday April 12th after school. Try-outs will run from 4pm to 5:30pm to 6:00pm depending on the coach and the sport. All sports are open to 6th - 8th graders. To be eligible students must have passed 3 out of 4 core classes in the Fall semester. Students also must have a current sports physical. Any sports physical dated after March 1, 2019 is accepted this year. If they have never played a sport then they need to get a physical over the next two weeks. Physical forms are available on the Johnston county web site under athletics.
There will be a parent information night for our Spanish speaking families on February 10th from 5:50 to 7:00. This will be held virtually through a Google Meet: www.meped.com/ Information will be shared about Powerschool, Class Remind, DoJo, etc., Classlink, school social media pages, Free/Reduced Lunch Applications, Covid, and the new website that has county level Connect Ed messages in Spanish.
Johnston County Public Schools values your feedback! We are currently surveying JCPS families in order to gain insight into your perception of our school and district effectiveness. To ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and career, we need your feedback.
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.
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.
Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.