Phone: (919) 894 - 7161 ext. 6645


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education

Mrs. Amber N. Ellis

I'm so glad that you made it to my class webpage!  My name is Mrs. Ellis, and I am so excited to work with this community!  I teach second grade at McGees Crossroads Elementary School.  My goal is to foster a love for learning in each and every student. I graduated December 2017 with my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from East Carolina University.  I am excited to work with students, parents, and the community.

I am the oldest of three children; I have a younger sister, and my younger brother who gave me two adorable nephews.  I am also married to the love of my life since August 2017.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and spending time with friends and family.  Feel free to contact me if you ever have questions or concerns!

  • Classroom Supply List 

    Second Grade General Supply List


    ***IMPORTANT:  Your child’s teacher may have some additional items on a list to be provided at orientation.***




    Backpack (no wheels)


    Elmer’s Glue Sticks


    Spiral Notebooks (wide-rule, no pictures/glitter)


    Crayola 24 Count Crayons

    2 boxes

    Expo “ULTRA fine point” Dry Erase Markers (black)

    1 pack


    1 pair

    #2 Pre-Sharpened Pencils

    (no mechanical pencils/pencil sharpeners/special designs)

    2 packs

    Eraser Tops or Pink Erasers (no special erasers)

    1 pack

    Face Masks

    (labeled & in plastic bags to be left at school for emergencies)


    Clorox Wipes

    2 large containers


    4 boxes

    Hand Sanitizer

    2 bottles

    Paper Towels

    2 rolls

    Individually Wrapped Candy

    1 bag




    Click on this link to get your MCES Gear!



    Open House: August 19  Last names that begin with A-L will be from 4-5pm and last names that begin with M-Z will be 5:30-6:30pm.


    2nd Grade 2021-2022 Schedule

    8:20-8:55 Arrival 

    8:55-9:40 Fundations (45 min. Expectation)

    9:40-10:50 ELA Block 

    Knowledge & Vocabulary (15 min. Expectation)

    Reading Workshop (75 min. Expectation)

    10:50-11:35 Lunch/Heggerty (15 min. Expectation)


    11:35-11:55 Continue Reading Workshop

    11:55-12:25 W.I.N. Time

    12:25-12:50 Writing

    12:50-1:20 Snack/Recess

    1:20-2:20 Math Block

    2:20-3:10 Enhancements 

    3:10-3:25 Continue Math Block

    3:25-3:55 Science



    Feel free to contact me with questions or concerns at (919)894-7161 extension 6660.  Thank you for visiting my page!

Upcoming Events

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

    There have been significant changes to the Strong Schools NC toolkit that affects the quarantine procedures our staff and students must follow if they are exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. Any student or staff member who is currently quarantined due to an exposure of a positive COVID-19 case may return to school or work tomorrow, unless the close contact is a housemate. We are able to make this adjustment because our district requires masks for all students, staff, and guests.

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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JCPS Inclement Weather Conditions

    It is our district’s goal to make our school communities as prepared as possible for emergency situations, including inclement weather.

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  • ACCESS testing for English Language Learners

    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.

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  • Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

    Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.

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