Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Elementary Education 1-6 Bachelors in Special Education Cross Categorical K-12 Master in Reading and Literacy 1-6 Master Special Education K-12
Mrs. Kristina Beckett
Summer break is June 2nd -August 29th
We finally made it through the school year. It seemed long and sometimes tough, but our students have worked very hard this school year and are ready for a break. Keep working on your reading and math skills. The Clayton Library has some story time happening for different levels of readers.
Enjoy your family time and I will see you in August.
I will check my email periodically throughout the summer if there is an immediate need call the school and speak with the principal.
Our school supply list:
Welcome to Mrs. Beckett and Mrs.Hale's class. We are a mixed classroom of grade levels, which we truly enjoy. So our day can be very busy with students going to grade level BEP's, lunch and recess with their peers. We are working on phonics, learning the alphabet, numbers, reading and how to get along with each other. We will try to make sure to post on class dojo so that all of you can see the different things your students are doing daily.
Expectations for our classroom are to at least try your best. Try first and then if you still need help, ask a teacher. We are trying to help the students to work as independently as they can and to use good manners.
Since our students go with different classes to BEP's, lunch and recess I will not post all of the BEP schedule. I can give each individual family a schedule if needed, but we have it on a bulletin board to help encourage the students to become responsible for themselves.
Every Friday we have a rally in the gym as a whole school to get rewards and positive thoughts for our six different houses. This is a good community building for our school so that each person feels a sense of belonging.
I moved here from Arizona, which is on the west coast. I have been in North Carolina for 6 years now and I love it here. My youngest son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter live here in Clayton. They had been stationed at Fort Bragg and decided to stay in North Carolina, specifically Clayton and not go back to Arizona. My husband and I decided that we liked it here enough to move here so that we could be near our granddaughter. We have two other sons, one in Florida with his wife and their four-legged boy (Baxter) our middle son lives in South Dakota with his wife and our 13 year old granddaughter.
It has been a big change for us, but we have felt so welcome. Our home is in the Cleveland area. We have downsized from the house we had in Arizona, but we are in an area where we are not right up next to our neighbors, which we are truly enjoying. We have a front porch and back deck that we can barbeque and just relax on. My husband loves to garden, so with the bigger yard he has been able to plant vegetables. We have two dogs, Jasper a Shih Tzu and Maggie, a German Shepard/Corgie. We love the weather here and it is so nice to go to the beach in just a short drive.
I am so thankful to work at West Clayton Elementary. Everyone has been wonderful and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and working with your children.
Johnston County Public Schools will be moving to summer office hours on June 13. School and district offices will operate on a four-day work week. Offices will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The summer schedule will continue until August 11. All offices will be closed on July 4.
Johnston County Public Schools is always striving to provide students and families with exemplary service. In most cases, school bus transportation is essential for many students to access a quality education. In order to meet our daily goal, it is necessary to implement change that enhances and improves our overall operation. As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, JCPS Transportation Services and School Nutrition will be hosting a Summer Information Fair at each high school.