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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 12) 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 2022-2023
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
(2) Pearl Erasers (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) Packs of Heavy Weight Clear Sheet Protectors
(1) Headphones (no earbuds)
Mrs. Shokalook's Wish List
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There will be no school for students or staff on Monday, April 3rd-7th due to Spring Break.
Students will not have school on Monday, April 10th due to a Teacher Workday.
Spring Book Fair
The Spring Book Fair will run from Monday, April 24th-Friday, April 28th. Students will be able to shop during their Media Center enhancement.
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1st-5th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank your student's teacher for all their hard work!
April 3, 2023
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April 5, 2023
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.