Phone: (919) 553-1977
Degrees and Certifications:
BS, Elementary Education East Carolina University Reading K-12 Certification East Carolina University National Board Certificiation Early Childhood Generalist
Mary Beth Riddick
My name is Mary Beth Riddick and I am a first grade teacher at River Dell Elementary School. I am originally from Eure, NC, a small town in the northeastern part of the state. I graduated from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) with a degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Child Development and Family Studies. I received my National Board Certification in 2014 and have taught in Greene, Pitt, and Wake counties. I am the proud mom of two boys, Sawyer and Kesler and our sweet little dog, Andy. My husband and I, along with our sons, moved to Clayton in 2015 and we love being part of this community! I spend my free time reading, baking, and supporting my kids at their sporting events. Teaching is my passion and I love helping my students develop the tools to follow their dreams!
Morning Work, Announcements
Science and Social Studies Integrated Units
Read Aloud/Daily Wrap-Up
Johnston County Public Schools has begun planning three possible reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Based upon recently released documents provided to all school districts...
RDE has 3 vacancies on our Parent Advisory Council. Parent Advisory Members serve a 3-year term and meet quarterly with administration discussing school policy, procedures, school improvement goals, and other items related to creating a positive relationship between the school and the community and families we serve. The deadline to submit resumes and cover letters to be considered for Parent Advisory Council is Friday, August 14th. Anyone interested in applying will need to send a resume and a cover letter explaining why they desire to serve on the Parent Advisory Committee to Chad Jewett via email (email@example.com)
Listed below are the times for our grade level drive-throughs. The purpose is for students to say goodbye to their teachers and pick up personal items and awards. You must stay in your cars during this drive through, but we wanted to have one last chance for our students and teachers to say good-bye before the summer. Here is the schedule: Pre-K - Thurs, June 4th 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Front Carpool K - Monday, June 1st 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (H. Jones, Dean, and Dudash in bus parking lot; Spencer, Woodworth, Wall, Clifton, F. Jones, Pike in front carpool) 1st - Monday, June 1st 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Front Carpool line 2nd - Wednesday, June 3rd 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Front Carpool line 3rd - Wednesday, June 3rd 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Best, Westerbeck, Graziano, Maiorino, Oglesby, Warren in bus parking lot) & 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Hills, Palmer, Joyner, Milner- bus parking lot) 4th - Tuesday, June 2nd 3:00 p.m- 5:00 p.m. (Front Carpool: Merrall, Welch, Martin, Cunningham; Bus Parking Lot: Emerson, Brown, Veilleux) 5th - Tuesday, June 2nd 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Front Carpool Self-Contained - Wed, June 3rd 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Bus Parking Lot)
We are going to have our rising Kindergarten parent meeting on Tuesday, May 12th at 6:30 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting. Mr. Jewett will do a Facebook Live event discussing what to expect for kindergarten and how you can help your child be ready for the first days of school. This will be great information if this is your first child in our kindergarten program.
New lessons for the next 10 days are available through the bit.ly/jcpshome site. We have put dates at the top of the lesson document to help make it easier to know what day each lesson is for. Each grade level has posted lessons starting with Monday, May 4th and going through Friday, May 15th. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher. Printed packets for families without internet will be available starting Monday, May 4th. They will be in a cabinet with drawers at the front entrance. Look for your child's grade level and take a packet located in that drawer. They will be available all week, so you can come at your convenience.
If you were not able to come to school prior to spring break and pick up your child's books and materials, you can do that on Monday, April 27th or Tuesday, April 28th between 5pm and 8pm. If you also were not able to pick up a device that you had requested through your child's teacher, you can pick that up during that time as well. We will also have packets available for lessons 11 through 20 for families that do not have internet access. If you need a packet because you do not have internet, please contact your child's teacher so they can get us the number of copies we need to print. You can pick up those packets next Monday, April 27th or Tuesday, April 28th between 5pm and 8pm as well.