Panther Pride News


April 16, 2021

Potter Gray Elementary staff and families are committed to providing a caring, productive, learning environment in which all children can develop their abilities and talents to the maximum.

School Hours: 8:00am-3:00pm

Calendar of Events

Monday, April 19

Book Fair - Wear your best athletic gear

Tuesday, April 20

Book Fair - Wear your best destination t-shirt

Cycling Club Will Not Meet (UPDATE - Cycling Club will only meet on Thursdays)

PBIS Committee Meeting @ 3:20-4:20

Wednesday, April 21

Book Fair - Wear your favorite sports jersey/t-shirt

Special Called SBDM Meeting @ 3:20-4:20

Thursday, April 22

Book Fair - Wear your favorite hat

Cycling Club 3:00-4:00

Friday, April 23

Book Fair - Wear your Potter Gray t-shirt! Last day to shop!

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5th Grade Promotion

We have been working as a district to find a way to celebrate and recognize our 5th grade students that also falls in-line with the Healthy at School Guidelines. We would like to announce that we will be having our 5th grade promotion this year and the details can be found below!

What: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

When: May 20, 2021 (Thursday)

Where: TBD

Time: 6:30PM

An adjustment is being made to the location of the ceremony which will allow students to have their family members attend and still stay socially distant. When the location is determined we will inform the families as soon as possible. There will be no pre or post ceremony activities at Potter Gray or at the location of the event. Our teachers and staff will be sending out more specific information as the date approaches. Make sure to mark your calendars!

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2020-21 Yearbooks for Sale!

The Yearbook Store is now open and the book is for sale. Below is the link to purchase the yearbook. The deadline for ordering is April 26th. The cost is $30, and you have the option to add 4 personalized pages to your child's book. Let Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Lowery, or Mrs. Veazey know if you have any questions. Thank you!

**5th grade - Please remember to send in baby pictures!!

5th Grade Baby Pictures

5th Grade Student Baby Pictures for the yearbook. Pictures can be from infancy to 18 months. Please email pictures to and include the child's full name and homeroom teacher.
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Title 1 Parent Survey

Each year parents are asked to provide their feedback and thoughts on our Title 1 program. Please take a couple minutes to fill out this survey that will help us make our Title 1 program more productive for our students.

Title 1 Parent Survey

SBDM Council Parent Nominations

The PTO will be taking parent nominations for the SBDM Council until April 28th. Elections will take place electronically on the 29th and 30th. If you would like to nominate someone for the role of parent representative for the SBDM Council at Potter Gray, please click on the picture of the letter below.

PG 2021-2022 Enrollment Survey

As the school year draws to a close, I would like to thank you for everything you and your child(ren) have contributed to making this another successful year at Potter Gray. Although we prepare to conclude one year, we must also start making preparations for the 2021-2022 school year. In an effort to solidify enrollment, which will be used in teacher assignments, it is important for us to have the following information. If you would please answer the questions below by Friday, April 30th, it will greatly assist the process of preparing the next year. Thank you and if you have any questions, please contact the front office at 270-746-2280.

Click here to take this survey

Parent Input Form SY 2021-2022

To help our staff and the administration prepare for the next school year we allow for parents to give input on how their child's experience has been this past year. If you have multiple children and would like to fill out the form we ask that you fill out one per child. Please understand we must consider many different factors in order to create balanced classes for the next grade, and we cannot consider requests for particular teachers (other than to consider sibling history or multiple siblings when possible). This form will be live until May 14th.

Click here to fill out the form

State Assessment - KPREP

The state KPREP assessment will be administered this spring for grades 3-5th beginning on May 4th. Students will experience a shorter more concise assessment than in previous years as well. Detailed information will be shared with students and families in coming weeks as to what our students need to prepare for.
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USDA P-EBT Opportunity

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Kentucky has been approved by the USDA to provide Round 3 of P-EBT benefits to cover the period of October 2020 through May 2021. All BGISD students are eligible for this benefit of $6.82 per day. Students that are primarily enrolled in a school that is VIRTUAL will receive 20 days of benefits for the month, students enrolled in a school that is predominantly HYBRID will receive 12 days of benefits for the month. All students that are primarily enrolled in a school that is predominantly IN-PERSON are not eligible for any benefits for the month.

All benefits will automatically be provided to the student’s previous P-EBT card for August and September unless they currently receive SNAP, where the benefit will then be added to their current SNAP benefit card instead. Families can request a replacement card if they no longer have the previous card.

All questions should be directed to 1-855-306-8959, including reconsideration requests.

PG Specific School Information

The In-Person Guidelines will be kept in the newsletter so that parents can view the information at anytime if questions arise. You may view by clicking this link.

If you have any questions about processes or procedures please give us a call at 270-746-2280.

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PTO Information

PTO Board Position Nomination Form

Each year, the Potter Gray Parent Teacher Organization holds an election to vote on officers and committees for the next school year. An election will be held to fill the positions listed below for the 2021-2022 school year. In accordance with the current COVID-19 restrictions, the nomination and elections will be held online only. In order to ensure that all are given opportunity to help the students of Potter Gray, please thoroughly consider volunteering for a position. If you have any questions about what the office entails, please contact Eliza Huffman ( Under each position is a brief description of some of the duties for each office. If you are interested in a position, please complete this nomination form and submit it no later than April 28, 2021, we cannot include late submissions. Voting will be held online on April 29th 8:00 a.m through Friday April, 30th concluding at 5:00p.m. via google form submissions.

Click here to fill out the form

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Potter Gray has a lot of different styles and designs of apparel for sale this year. Please click the picture above or the link here to see the styles available for purchase!

PTO Mask Orders

Please click here to place your order!

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Click the picture to visit the forms for sign-up!
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Box Top For Education Information

Submitting Box Tops for Education has gone digital. The company has produced a tutorial video to explain how to submit box tops for your school. See the video below.
Box Tops New App: Scan for your School


BGISD & Potter Gray COVID-19 Information

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