Cristal Atkinson

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Cristal Atkinson

Welcome!                                                           

   My name is Cristal Atkinson. I am a native of the Benson community. I am so excited to teach kindergarten again this year. I have worked in Johnston County Public schools for 9 years as of this year. I have served as a substitute teacher, teacher assistant, and a bus driver.

  I am married to my high school sweet heart whom is the love of my life. We have four wonderful children and one grandson. Our three sons I am proud to say serve our country by way of being in the military. I am very family oriented and love spending time with my family. I am a member of a nonprofit organization called Granny’s Angels of which our motto is “A Family Affair Called to Care Helping Others Help Themselves.”

   Education is very 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. Barnes’ Class Schedule

    8:15-8:40-                Arrive/Unpack/bathroom/morning centers

    8:45-9:00-                Morning Meeting/ Calendar time

    9:00-9:30-                Whole Group Reading and Vocabulary

    9:30-10:15-              Foundations-

    10:15-10:45-            Writing Workshop

    10:45-11:00-            Literacy Centers/Small Groups (started)/bathroom

    11:00-11:25-           Lunch          

     11:35- 12:15-          Literacy Centers/Small Groups (continued)

     12:15- 1:15              Math whole group/ math centers/bathroom

    1:20-2:15-                Enhancements (weekly rotations)

    2:15-2:45-       Rest time until December/ January start more reading and writing

    2:45-3:15-                Recess

    3:15-3:25-                Snack/Packup/bathroom

    3:25-3:50-                Review session/ Feedback

    3:50-4:00-                Carpool/Buses Dismissal

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JCPS Announcements

  • Calendar and Report Card Update

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senate Bill 704 was signed into law this month which includes some new calendar requirements. Therefore, the board adopted a calendar which has adjusted the first instructional day for students as August 17, 2020...

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  • Summer Meal Service begins June 1

    As the school year comes to a close, please note that JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months, rather than the previous 14. Summer meal service will begin Monday, June 1. Curbside meals will be served Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Benson Middle, Clayton Middle, Four Oaks Elementary, North Johnston Middle, Princeton Elementary, Selma Elementary, Smithfield-Selma High, West Clayton Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.

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  • Free Preschool for four-year-olds through the NC PreK Program

    Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.

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  • Graduation Plans Announced

    JCPS high schools will host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies between Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020. Schools will communicate about specific graduation dates and ceremony times as we get closer to see what restrictions may limit our attendance participation.

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