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Invitation to Participate

Decatur County Schools annually conducts a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA), reviews and revises our CLIP (Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan) and our Title I Parent and Family Engagement Plan.  The annual review process is discussed at our annual Title I Stakeholder Meetings. Opportunities to attend these meetings will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Decatur County Schools Support Center located at 507 Martin Street in West Bainbridge. There will be two repeated sessions:  11:00 am until 1:00 pm OR 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  All parents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend one of these informational meetings and offer feedback and suggestions.

For more information, please contact:

 Kathy Varner at 229-248-2836 or by email at kvarner@dcboe.com.

Summer iStation & iLearn! Stay Engaged this Summer
School Improvement Meeting - Parent Session June 4, 2018 @ 1pm located at PSE

SIP Meeting June 4th & June 5th. Parent Session is on June 4th @ 1pm located at PSE

Pennies For Patients - each class is collecting pennies to help a patient. Let's all participate in blessing a person in need.

Please send in your pennies to help a Patients in need.

Wednesday, May 23rd is the Last Day of School for Students

Wednesday, May 23rd is the last day of school for students.

Early Release on Friday, April 27th at 1:00pm

Early Release Day on Friday, April 27th at 1:00pm.

Spring Pictures are set for Thursday, April 12th! Come to school with your best smile

Spring Pictures are set for Thursday, April 12th! Come to school with your best smile

Kindergarten Registration

  

School Choice

The Decatur County Board of Education requires that all students attend the school in the zone in which they reside unless they are in a specialized program that contains students across school zones.  Any exceptions to this policy must be made through the “School Choice Plan.”

If your child will be in grades K-4 during the 2018-2019 school year and you desire to apply for a school out of your zone using the “School Choice Plan,” you will need to complete an application during the week of April 23 - April 27, 2018.  Applications may be obtained (during Choice Week) at the Decatur County Board of Education, 100 West Street, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM or printed from the website www.dcboe.com.   Applications will be available and accepted ONLY during the week of April 23 - April 27, 2018.  If you have questions regarding the “School Choice Plan” or the applications procedures, please contact Mr. John H. Wooden at 248-2806.

The availability of slots will be contingent upon the final outcome of the District’s plans to potentially consolidate one of its elementary schools.

Georgia Milestones Re-Test Information

Decatur County Schools is a Strategic Waiver System, which allows our system to waive specific state board rules. In our current strategic waiver, we chose to waive O.G.C.A 20-2-283 & 20-2-284. This waiver allows us as a system not to retest students for the 2017-2018 school year. The wavier also allows us to be able to use other vital information from your child’s entire school year and not only state assessment scores in the promotion and retention policy for the 2017-2018 school year.

Field Day 2018 will be held on Friday, May 4th. Come join us!

Field day 2018 is going to be held on May 4th. Come join us!

Georgia Milestones Testing for 3rd & 4th grade April 16th - 20th

Georgia Milestones Testing for 3rd & 4th grade.

3rd & 4th Grade meet at 5:30 for Parent Night

3rd & 4th Grade Parent Information Night

Spring Carnival is Friday, March 23rd.

Spring Carnival is Monday, March 12th. Armbands are $10 which includes a drink & snack.

Armbands will be on sale March 12th - March 23rd

$10 for the armband which includes a drink & snack.

Don't miss out on the fun, bring your family! 

Spring Break Monday - Friday April 2nd-6th

Spreak Break - April 2nd-6th

Professional Learning Day - NO school for students on Monday, March 12th.

Professional Learning Day - NO school for students on Monday, March 12th.

Early Release on Friday, March 9th at 1:00.

Friday, March 9th is Early Release at 1:00. Have a safe and blessed long weekend

Grab your hat, and read with the cat - Read across America February 26th-March 2nd

Monday -      "Cat In The Hat" (create a hat/crazy hair style)

Tuesday -       "If I Ran the Zoo" (wear something with animal print)

Wednesday -  "Green Eggs and Ham" (wear green)

Thursday -      "Storybook Character Parade" (dress like your favorite storybook character)

Friday -           "Thing 1 Thing 2" (wear red)

Grab your hat, and read with the cat! Read Across America, February 26th - March 2nd

To learn more about McKinney Vento Program click on the link below.

McKinney Vento Program

Contact Tia Williams for more information @ 229-248-2842 

2018 Award Programs

PK      May 18th @ 8:30am

KGN   May 18th @ 10:00am

1st      May 21st @ 8:30am

2nd     May 21st @ 10:00am

3rd      May 22nd @ 8:30am

4th      May 22nd @ 10:00am

2018 Award Programs  

Flu Season

Flu season is well underway. We are seeing many cases in Decatur County Schools. Flu is a very contagious illness. Please keep your children home until they are fever free without medication for 24 hours. If your child has fever, they are CONTAGIOUS! Also, if your child has been vomiting or has diarrhea, please keep them home. Remember to wash hands with soap and hot water and to cover your cough and keep your hands away from your face and mouth!!

Flu Symptoms are achy head, dry cough (can be severe), decreased appetite, achy muscles, fever/chills, fatigue (weakness) can last 2 weeks.

Congratulations to our 4th grade District Spelling Bee Participants. Christopher Jones, Destiny Jones & Thomas Williams

Congratulations to our 4th grade participants at the District Spelling Bee! Destiny Jones, Thomas Williams and Christopher Jones

 

No School on Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents' Day

No School on Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents' Day

We will celebrate Winter Break on Friday, February 16th

We will celebrate Winter Break on Friday, February 16th

We are celebrating our 100 day of School on 1-24-17

PSE is celebrating our 100 day of School on Wednesday, January 24th

Decatur County Canceled, Wednesday January 17th

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, all schools in Decatur County will be canceled tomorrow, Wednesday January 17th, for students and staff due to the possibility for icy and unsafe road conditions during the morning hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but the weather conditions tomorrow are too questionable at this time to jeopardize the safety of our students or our staff. 

We will be back to our normal schedule Thursday January 18th. 

Pre-K Registration February 6th at all Elementary Schools
No school on Monday, January 15th to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

No School on Monday, January 15th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

500 Patriot Points Winners from 3rd Grade Gerardo Cruz & Gage Hall

500 Patriot Bucks Winner                                   3rd grade student, Gage Hall purchased with 500 Patriot Bucks

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Georgia Schools Parent Survey
Come to PSE for Stem Family Night at 6pm

Join us on Monday, January 22nd at 6pm

Happy Holiday's from the staff at Potter Street Elementary. We will see the students back on Friday, January 5th

Happy Holidays from everyone at Potter Street Elementary! See you back on Friday, January 5th

4th Grade winners of the Non perishable food drive in partnership with Family Connection & First Port City Bank

4th grade Winners of the Non Perishable Food Drive

Spelling Bee Winners headed to State! Congratulations to 1st Place: Christopher Jones 2nd Place: Thomas Williams and 3rd Place:Destiney Jones

Top 3 Winners

Georgia Parent Survey

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

Technology Competition for 3rd and 4th Grade. January 11th & 12th.

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Join our schoolwide Christmas Program on Tuesday, December 12th at 1:30.

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Collaborative Impact for Decatur County
Schools Closed November 17th

School Closed

All schools will be closed on November 17th.

Thanksgiving Break is November 20 - 24.

Early Release
Special Olympics Bowling

Special Olympics Bowling for Decatur County 

                         November 14th 

                    Special Olympics Bowling

Spelling Bee

Annual 4th Grade Spelling Bee

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Come support our 4th graders as they compete in our school Spelling Bee. Here is what you need to know:

When: December 1st

Where: School lunchroom

Time: 9am sharp! Doors lock and will not open once the program begins

National Elementary Honor Society

National Honor Society 

National Elementary Honor Society Induction Ceremony:

As a member of the National Elementary Honor Society, I pledge to: Be a strong student, achieving the most from my education; Demonstrate Responsibility, showing enthusiasm and working hard in all that I do; Learn the skills of Leadership, practicing them in all aspects of my life; Be of Service to my school and community, showing that I care; and be a role model for my peers, helping us all achieve our best.

Red Ribbon Week

Attention Attention....Red Ribbon Week is going to be celebrated on October 23rd - 27th

Red Ribbon Week is a Nationwide observance design to promote drug-free living. Please encourage your child to participate in the spirit week of activities!

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017- “Rally in Red” Wear RED from head to toe! Teachers, incorporate a Red Ribbon activity for your students to complete.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017 –“Walk This Way toward Healthy Choices!” Wear tennis shoes and add an extra 5 minutes to recess to walk on the playground.”

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017 “Rock-it and Sock-it to Drugs!” “Wear mismatched or crazy socks!

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017 “Dress for Success!” Wear your best Outfit!”

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 – “Stay in the Game!” Be Drug Free! “Wear your favorite team shirt or jersey.”

    

Fall Carnival

Mark your calendar for our Fall Carival on October 27th. Armbands will be on sale from October 17th-27th for $10.  Snacks will be sold during the carival starting at 50 cent to $1.50.  We will have a bouncy house, basketball shoot, field goal kick and much more.  Here is the schedule:

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 8:30 to 10:00 PreK - 1st

10:00 to 11:30 2nd - 4th

11:30 to 12:30 Everyone eats lunch

12:30 to 1:15 PK & K

1:15 to 2:00 1st & 2nd

2:00 to 3:00 3rd & 4th 

Pink Out Day

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. PSE is having our pink out day on Wednesday, October 18th.  Go by and see Mrs.Campbell at the front office to buy a pink ribbon. for 50 cent! Let's support a great cause. 

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Early Release/School Improvement

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Parent Night on Thursday, September 28th @ 6pm

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Decatur County Schools Closed Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th

Parents and Community Members,

The uncertainty of the future track of Hurricane Irma and its potential impact on our area has led us to cancel school for all Decatur County Schools on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. We are hopeful that our area sees very little impact but the uncertainty remains too high to take any chances with the safety of our students and staff. Schools will reopen on Wednesday, September 13th unless developments change at which time we will update you all.  Thank you and be safe.

Sincerely,

 

Tim Cochran

Superintendent Decatur County Schools 

PreK

The following link has the updated PreK Meal Patterns.

PreK Meal Patterns 

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Important Information

Please click on the following links for more information. 

 

School Wide Improvement Plan

School-Parent Compact

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Parent and Family Engagement

GKIDS Readiness Check
PSE 2017-2018 School Supply List

             

  Please click on the following link.

                   Potter Street Elementary School Supply List for 2017-2018          Image result for school supplies list image  

2017-2018 Back to School Information

Click here for all Registration Dates and Times

Bearcat Basics - all rising 9th graders are encouraged to sign up for a Bearcat Basic summer orientation. Visit the BHS website for available times and additional information.

Open House for All Schools
Thursday, August 3rd from 5:00-7:00 pm
We invite you to visit the school in which student is enrolled for the 17-18 school year to meet their teacher, visit the classroom, and to receive important school information.
Student schedule/homerooms will be posted at this time.

First Day of School - Friday, August 4, 2017

2017-2018 Back To School Supply Lists

Please visit individual school websites for additional information and parent resources.

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725 Potter St.   |   Bainbridge, GA 39819
Phone: 229-248-2253   |  Fax: 229-248-2255
2015 CSBA Quality School Board