Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Jenna Hays

Hello Thankgiving Elementary Families!  I am Mrs. Hays and I teach 5th grade math and science.  This is my 9th year teaching.  I earned my teaching certificate from East Carolina University after completing my undergradute degree at Peace College in Raleigh, NC.  I am married to my husband Joe and together we have 2 stepsons, Ryan (16) and Keeghan (14), and  we welcomed our little man Jameson (2), in February 2019.  My family and I live in the Flowers/Archer Lodge community and I'm grateful for the opportunity to be able to join the herd at Thanksgiving Elementary!  This year is going to be so amazing!!  

  • Our Daily Schedule

    8:30-8:55        Morning work

    8:55 – 10:30   Math or ELA

    10:35 – 10:55 Science or Social Studies

    10:55 – 1 1:20 Lunch

    1 1:20 – 1 1:50 Recess

    1 1:50 – 12:25 Science or Social studies continued

    12:30 – 1:25    Science or Social studies

    1:25 – 2:55      Math or ELA

    2:55 – 3:40      Enhancements

    3:40 – 3:55      HERD time/dismissal

Below you will find a link to helpful math and science resources that will help you and your student!

JCPS Announcements

School Announcements

  • Parent Advisory Council Vacancies

    RDE has 4 vacancies on our Parent Advisory Council. Parent Advisory Members serve a 3-year term and meet quarterly with the principal 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.

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  • Connect Ed Message 10-4-21

    We wanted to update all of our morning carpool families, as well as our morning walkers. All students will now enter at the main entrance in the very front of the school rather than at the glass hallways. At this time we do not have staff available to monitor the glass hallway entrances, and safety is our first priority. This will begin for all tomorrow, October 5th.

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  • Connect Ed Message: 9-23-21

    We had a great kick-off to our Boosterthon event today! Don't forget to register your student on and enter all donations from friends and family to help our school. Thanks for your support with this awesome fundraiser!

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  • Connect Ed Message: 9-19-21

    Progress reports went home on Friday. Due to a variety of beginning of the year assessments and review, there were not as many grades listed on these progress reports; you will see more on the report cards.

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  • Connect Ed Message: 9-12-21

    We are happy to report that buses and carpool are running more smoothly each day, and we want to say thank you for your patience. Please remember that K-2 car riders will begin to load at 3:50 and 3-5 car riders will begin to load at 4:00. It is very important for the safety of our students that all cars picking up students have an official RDE carpool tag.

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