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Martin Luther King Jr Birthday

No school on Monday January 16th. 

Early Literacy Night

Join us at Elcan-King Elementary Schoo Monday, November 14,l from 5:30 - 6:30 pm as we celebrate Early Literacy Night with grades prekindergarten through first. 

Community Conversation

Community Conversation will be held at Friendship House on Thursday, October 27 at 5:30 pm. Please Join Us!

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated October 24-28. Please support our efforts! Each day has a different activity. Thank you!

Red Ribbon Flyer

It's PreK Week! It's PreK Week!

During the week, hundreds of state, business and community leaders will visit Pre-K centers to witness early learning in action and to read a favorite children's book to the young learners. 

Potter Street Elementary Open House Parent Meeting

We invite you to join us for our Open House and Parent Meeting on August 11 at 6:30 pm. Meet the staff, learn about upcoming events, and more! We look forward to seeing you there!

Potter Street Elementary Title 1 Meeting

We invite you to join us Thursday, August 11 at 6:00 pm to learn about the Federal program, Title 1. We will discuss its components and how it relates to the students at Potter Street Elementary School. We look forward to seeing you there.

Potter Street Elementary EIP Parent Meeting

We invite you to come to our EIP meeting at 5:30 pm. Learn more about the Early Intervention Program and meet Ms. Holmes. We look forward to seeing you.

Parent Reminder: School Improvement Meeting

The Annual School Improvement Planning Meeting will be held Thursday and Friday, June 9th and 10th beginning at 8 a.m. Parents, we would especially like for you to come at 8:30 a.m. on  June 9th. Your input is needed and would be very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Help us to make this the best School Improvement Planning Meeting ever! Your input would certainly make Potter Street Elementary a GREAT PLACE to LEARN!

Thank you from the Potter Street Administration and Staff

Summer Meals for Kids & Teens

Strategic Waiver Application Public Hearing

The Decatur County Board of Education will hold a public hearing/informational meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2016 to publicly share our Strategic Waivers School System partnership contract. The public hearing will be conducted at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room located at 507 Martin Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. The hearing will be held in the school board meeting room located in the Decatur County The public is invited to attend this informational meeting. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Fred Rayfield or April Aldridge.

Strategic Waiver Application Public Hearing-FHR (English and Spanish Format)

Awards Programs

You are invited to the Awards Programs!

PreKindergarten: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8:30 am

Kindergarten: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:00 am

First Grade: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 8:30 am

Second Grade: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10:00 am

Third Grade: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:00 am

Fourth Grade: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 8:30 am

We look forward to seeing you!

School Nutrition Summer Program
Parent Survey

School Council Elections

Monday, September 26, 2016 only

Thank you for your participation!

Election Tuesday! View the Student Council Candidates' Speeches

We are proud to present our Candidates for Student Council.

Click each student's name to hear their speech.

Voting is November 11th!

PSE Choral Program

The PSE Choral Program will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm in the Gymnasium. Join us as we celebrate the season through songs performed by our talented students!

January 24th is the 100th Day of School

PSE Kindergarten Activities

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.”

PSE Open House

Open House is Thursday, August 4 from 4 pm to 6 pm. The PSE staff is excited to meet you and get our year off to a great start. Come see your classrooms and meet your teachers! 

Parent Conference Night

Parent Conferences will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A letter requesting a conference will be sent home to parents. If you have any questions or concerns, or need more information, please call 229-248-2253.

Technology Night! Parents vs. Students

Join us for Technology Night on Tuesday, November 15 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm! Learn about the technology we use in education and test your skills against the younger generation!

Parent Survey of Georgia Schools

Georgia Schools: Parent Survey


Click the image above to complete the survey.

STEM and MATH family night

On January 24th at 6:00 pm

Doughnut Sales

Begins on January 27th and ends on Feburary 7th. Donught sales money has to be turned in on February 8th. 


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

Print Version of Flyer

Early Release

Friday, September 30, 2016 is a Early Release Day.

Car riders need to be picked up by 1:00 p.m. Thank you!

Georgia Student Health Survey


Click image to take the survey.

Pre K Registration

Pre K Registration begins on February 7th                       Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm  & 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 




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.

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

Parenting 360

Parenting 360

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Samaritan Counseling Center

208 Broad Street

$10.00 per person


Dates to Remember!

December 5 - 8, 2016 - Red Flag, Green Flag - Second Grade

December 8, 2016 - Christmas Parade

December 9, 2016 - Elementary Technology Fair

December 16, 2016 - End of Nine Weeks

December 17, 2016 - January 4, 2017Winter Break

January 5, 2017 Students Return to School

2nd Grade Parent Luncheon

January 26th  Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm 


May 19th @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am PRE K

May 19th @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am  Kindergarten

May 23rd @ 8:30 am -9:30 am  1st Grade

May 23rd @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am  2nd Grade

May 24th @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am  4th Grade

May 24th @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am  3rd Grade

1st Grade Parent Luncheon

Febraury 16th Time 11:45 am - 12:45pm 

2016-2017 School Supply List for PSE

2016-2017 School Supply List for PSE

School's just around the corner. Here's our list to help you get ready for a great year!

PSE Patriot Community Converstation

February 23rd  Time 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pre K Parent Luncheon

April 20th  Time 10:45 am - 11:20 am

Spring Break



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

Patriot's Pride Students of the First Nine Weeks! Patriot's Pride Students of the First Nine Weeks

Front Row - Left to Right: Camron Johnson, Aarom Magruder, Gunnar McNair, Dora Mendoza, and Ayden Evans.
Middle Row - Left to Right: Camora Gail, Grace Dollar, Ka'Darrion McNair, Paris Gibson, Massiah Scott,  Kayley Hodnett
Back Row - Left to Right: Zykeria O'Neal, Alexandra Scott, Gerardo Cruz, Destiney Jones, Schernavia Burnett, De'Maya Scott

Decatur County School System's Facebook Page

We invite you to view our system's Facebook page by clicking the image above.  You will find general information, items of interest, weather alerts, and emergencies.  Please follow it and inform family and friends in our community.  Thank you for supporting our students and schools!



Kindergarten Parent Luncheon

March 9th Time 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Pre K Egg Hunt @ Park

April 12th 

Kindergarten Egg Hunt

April 14th