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My name is Cristal Atkinson. I am a native of the Benson community. I am so excited about teaching kindergarten again this year! I have worked in Johnston County Public schools for 13 years as of this year. I have served as a substitute teacher, teacher's assistant, and a bus driver.
I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have four wonderful children and one grandson. I am very family oriented and love spending time with my family.
Education is especially important, and I am so proud to be a part of helping children learn new and exciting things. I love coming up with creative and fun ways to teach. I am excited about working with parents, students, guardians, grandparents, and other staff members to make this a successful academic school year here at BES for our students.
I enjoy spending time at the beach with my family. I love scented candles and reading a good inspirational novel.
Welcome to Kindergarten! We are going to have an exciting and successful school year!
Mrs. Atkinson’s and Ms. Hill's
8:15-8:40- Arrive/Unpack/bathroom/morning centers
8:45- 8:55 - Morning Meeting
8:55-9:30 - Fundations
9:30-9:40 - Heggerty
9:40-10:05 - Whole Group Reading and Vocabulary
10:05- 10:35 - Writing Workshop
10:35-11:25 - Reading Small Groups
11:25 - 12:10 - Envisions Math part 1
12:10-12:35 - Lunch
12:35-1:20 - Envisions Math part 2 / Math centers
1:20- 1:45 - Science/Social Studies
1:45 -2:35- Enhancements (weekly rotations)
2:35- 3:05- RIME (review/ interventions of targeted lesson of the day)
3:40-3:45- Carpool/Buses Dismissal
If your student is in need of a backpack 🎒 with supplies please don’t hesitate to stop by Overflow Church on Saturday, August 6th from 10am-12pm located at 8280 NC 50 N, Angier. There will be water slides, slip n slide, snow cones, & snacks to celebrate Back to School! Thank You Overflow Church for your continued support!!
As you know, all students were able to have free breakfast & Lunch this school year. If you do not complete the lunch application for the current school year, your child will be required to purchase breakfast and lunch at the beginning of 2022-2023 school year until their application is approved.
What Is Red Ribbon Week? It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 23 - 31st. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a drug-free America.
At the November Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to improve safety and security in Johnston County Public Schools by implementing state-of-the-art security systems in each of the district’s schools.
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.