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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 Program

PK      May 18th @ 8:30

KGN   May 18th @ 10:00

1st      May 21st @ 8:30

2nd     May 21st @ 10:00

3rd      May 22nd @ 8:30

4th      May 22nd @ 10:00

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

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.


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.



Tim Cochran

Superintendent Decatur County Schools 


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.

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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.

Summer School Stop TImes

Here are the follwoing route stops for summer school. Please click on the link for futher information. Thanks

Route S1 Summer School Stops

Route S2 Summer School Stops

Route S3 Summer School Stops

Route S4 Summer School Stops


Spring Carnival

Will be held on Friday, March 24th .  Armbands are on sale for $10.00.

School Choice Week April 24th - 28th

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.”


Will be on Tuesday, March 28th. 

District Pre-Kindergarten Registration

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District Pre-Kindergarten Registration

When: Wednesday, April 26th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: Decatur County Student Support Center

Exceptional Education Office

507 Martin Street in West Bainbridge

Documents needed for registration:

  • *Birth Certificate
  • *Proof of Residency- (Accepted documents include electric, gas, landline phone, water bill, rent receipt with landlord’s contact information or mortgage payment, vehicle registration, property tax notice, homeowner’s insurance bill. Documentation not accepted includes driver’s license or cell phone bill. )
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Form 3231
  • Medicaid Card, Food Stamp Card, TANF or SSI Award Letter

*Must have to complete registration

Pre-K Registration is conducted on a first come first serve basis. Classes are filling quickly. To guarantee a spot, please ensure your child is registered.

Questions- Call Catherine Gossett, PK Project Director 229-248-2828

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Summer Meals for Kids and Teens



Elementary GMAS Schedule

Wednesday, April 12- ELA Section 1 (3rd & 4th Grade)

Thursday, April 13- ELA Sections 2 & 3 (3rd & 4th Grade)

Friday, April 14- Math Sections 1 & 2 (3rd & 4th Grade)

The Georgia Milestones Assessment measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Students in grades 3 through 8 will take End-of-Grade (EOG) assessments in each content area. Decatur County students will participate in the Georgia Milestones between April 12th-24th. During this week we ask that your child attend school each day, arrive on time (before 8:00 am), and get a good night's sleep. It is very important that your student is at school each day, rested, and ready to do their best on the EOG. Please schedule all doctor and dental appointments around the test dates. Students will be testing during the morning.

For further information or questions, you may contact your child's school administration or Chip Davis, Director of System Assessment at 229-240-2039.

Kindergarten Registration


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Please click the photo for more information on Kindergarten Registration 


Summer Reading
Get Georgia Reading (2017 Summer Reading Opportunity)

Exciting news, everyone!

Underway now, Get Georgia Reading Campaign partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day—every day—through Aug. 31.

Last summer, kids throughout the state read 248,901 books and spent 55,831 hours reading. This year, we are challenging Georgia to top last year’s numbers by reading more than 250,000 books and spending over 60,000 hours reading.

Please help spread the word — including simple instructions for logging on — by sharing this news story with your networks: http://getgeorgiareading.org/2017/05/03/summer-for-georgia-readers-begins-today/


Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Field Day

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On May 5th Potter Street Elementary will be having their Field Day. 




Pre-K - 1st Grade Time: 8:30 am - 10:45 am

     Pre-K 11:45-12:35 Field Day games in Gym

     Kindergarten 12:35-1:25 Field Day games in Gym

     1st Grade 1:25-2:15 Field Day games in Gym


2nd - 4 Grade Time: 12:20 pm - 2:20 pm 

     2nd Grade 8:15-9:05 Field Day games in Gym

     3rd Grade 9:05-9:55 Field Day games in Gym

     4th Grade 9:55-10:45 Field Day games in Gym

Spring Break



Spring Holidays are Monday-Friday April 3rd-7th.   Students will return to school on Monday, April 10th.

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