• W e l c o m e  1 s t  G r a d e  P a r e n t s !

    I am so happy you're here! I am excited and feel privileged to teach your sweet children, as well as work with you! While I know it can be a challenge for children to get into the “groove” of school again after the summer, my goal is to make this transition into 1st grade as smooth as possible. I have high expectations for learning, and I will challenge students daily to ensure growth. In my class, we will celebrate students trying, making mistakes and learning from them, and always strive to do our very best in all activities and class work. I can assure you that I will do my best to support student learning and make this a great school year! I look forward to teaching your child and meeting with you at some point this year! Thank you for sharing your precious children with me! 

    A b o u t  M e I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I went to college at Lee University (Cleveland, TN), where I met my husband, Zachary. We’ve been married 2 years, and we officially made Greensboro our home this summer! Aside from being a teacher, my husband and I are the pastors of Triad Fellowship. This is my 3rd year teaching. I truly have a love and passion for education and I am so excited to help your child succeed!

    Degree: Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Early Childhood Education (K-6 Licensure)

     C o n t a c t

    Email: barnese@gcsnc.com 

    Folder Notes- Write a note with any questions or concerns and place in your child’s O.C.E.A.N folder for me to read!

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    Tuesday, September 17th is the final day to return Attractions Dining & Value Guide orders. We are asking for every family to help the school by selling at least 1 book. The cost of each book is $25. Make checks payable to Simkins Elementary. Cash or EZPAY is also accepted. Pay online with EZPAY.Go to attractionsbook.com/pay and enter EZPay Code: Simkinsharks. If you are not interested in participating, we ask that you return the coupon book that was sent home. Please do so immediately so our school and your child will be fully credited.

     Thank you for supporting Simkins Elementary!

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  • Books

    Beginning Monday, September 15, I will begin sending books with students for them to read throughout the week. Please take care of these books and return them in the bag provided. Students will be given 2 books a week and will be changed every Friday afternoon. Students will receive new books on Monday. Once again, please take care of the books so that the whole class can enjoy them. Thank you! -Mrs. Barnes 

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