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Cristal Atkinson



   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! 



  • Class Schedule




                           Mrs. Atkinson’s and Ms. Hill's

                                     Class Schedule


    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)

    3:05-3:40-    Recess/snack/Packup

    3:40-3:45-    Carpool/Buses Dismissal

School Announcements

  •  Back to School Bash

    Back To School Bash

    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!!

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  •  Free/Reduced Lunch Application

    Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    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.

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  •  Red Ribbon Week

    Red Ribbon Week

    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.

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  • K-2 Curriculum Night

    K-2 grade parents join us for Curriculum Night on Thursday, October 21st from 5:30-7:00pm. You will get to see what your student's day entails!

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  • 3rd & 4th Grade Curriculum Night

    3rd & 4th grade parents join us for Curriculum Night on Tuesday, October 19th from 5:30-7:00pm. You will get to see what your student's day entails!

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Upcoming Events

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JCPS Announcements

  • 2023-2024 School Calendars Approved

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting. 

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  • New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.

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  • JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    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. 

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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