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Mrs. Jill Shokalook

Hello!  Welcome to Kindergarten!  I am thrilled and honored to be your child's teacher this year at Thanksgiving Elementary!  We are going to have a terrific year and will have so much fun learning and growing together! 

 

Clear and consistent communication with parents is one of my utmost priorities.  I believe that it is so important for teachers and parents to work together as partners.  When this partnership is evident, it is my whole-hearted belief that students are more successful academically, socially and emotionally.  I look forward to working together with you this year to provide the absolute best for these amazing kiddos!

 

Before joining the Thanksgiving family, I held positions as a kindergarten teacher at Corinth-Holders Elementary, kindergarten instructional assistant at East Clayton Elementary and the director and pre-K teacher at a local preschool.  I am also ecstatic to work under the leadership and direction of Mr. Jewett who was my boys' incredible principal at River Dell Elementary for four years!

 

I received my B.A. from the University of Akron in 2001 and my J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law in 2004.  I practiced law in Ohio before leaving the field to become a stay-at-home mom.  My family (my husband and two boys ages 14 and 11) moved to North Carolina in 2013.  In 2015, I reentered the workforce and it was then that I decided to change my career to teaching!  During this time I have truly discovered that kindergarten is where my heart is.  I am so proud to be a kindergarten teacher and I absolutely LOVE it!

 

I also love reading, watching my boys play soccer and hockey, traveling to new places, cuddling with my two terriers and listening to country music.  Oh, and I also love all things that are hot pink!

 

Kindergarten Supply List 2021-2022

Thanksgiving Elementary School

(1) 1” 3-Ring Binders with Clear Pocket on the front-White 

(1) 3-Ring Pencil Pouch 

(4) Crayola Crayons-16 count 

(1) Crayola Washable Markers 

(20) Elmer’s Glue Sticks 

(1) Pearl Eraser (preferably white) 

(1) #2 Pre-sharpened Pencils-12 count 

(1) Kid Scissors-Blunt Tip 

(1) Plastic Pencil Box 

(1) Expo Dry Erase Markers-4 count (Black) 

(1) Primary Composition Book with 1/2“ Ruled Lines

(1) 2 Pocket PLASTIC Folder, 3 Holes 

(2) Standard Weight Clear Sheet Protectors 

(1) Headphones (no earbuds) 

 

Mrs. Shokalook's Wish List

Disinfecting Wipes

Click here to view my Amazon Wish List!

 

 

 

School Announcements

  • PTO Fun Run

    The CHES Boosterthon Fun Run will kickoff on January 19th. Register your student at www.mybooster.com and help the CHES PTO raise money for new playground equipment.

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  • Transportation Website

    Beginning Tuesday, January 18th JCPS will begin using the website www.johnston.k12.nc.us/Page/27639 to communicate bus delays and replacements with our families.

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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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JCPS Announcements

  • 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 www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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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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  • JCPS offering Test to Stay Program

    Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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