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Eastlawn Elementary School

Ms. Hayes's Kindergarten


Welcome to Kindergarten!

Dear Families,

  Welcome to our 2023-2024 school year! My name is Justine Hayes and I will be your child’s kindergarten teacher this year. This is my 7th year teaching and I absolutely love kindergarten! I am so excited about teaching your child this year – kindergarten is going to be SO much fun!

  To start off, I would like to tell you a little about myself professionally and personally. I am a graduate of Ocean Springs (2012), Mississippi University for Women (2016), and Belhaven University (2023). I’ve taught 4th grade at Gorenflo Elementary in Biloxi, 1st grade at Lyman Elementary in Gulfport. I am currently heading into my fifth year of kindergarten right here at Eastlawn! When I am not teaching or in my classroom, I enjoy reading, hanging out with my friends and family, watching movies, and serving my community through my local church on the Gulf Coast.

  I would like to work closely with you this year, and I believe that frequent communication is vital. If you need to get in touch with me I arrive at school by 6:50 AM and do not leave until 3:30 PM. Email is the quickest way to get in touch with me. I check it constantly at school. Please send any questions or concerns to [email protected] Conferences are also available – please just send me a request and we can set up a time that works for you.

  Be sure to check our weekly newsletter and EES Facebook Page for more information. It is my absolute JOY to be a part of your child's introduction to the school experience! I'm looking forward to working side by side with you to help your child achieve and excel! 


This school year is going to be the best and I cannot wait to serve alongside you!

Ms. Justine Hayes