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August 28, 2020

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 INFORMATION

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BGISD Start of School Information

The Bowling Green Independent School District has compiled all of the districts start up information on their website. Instead of posting all of that information here, please click this link that will take you to the districts webpage.

Congratulations to Mrs. Paula on her Retirement

We want to say congratulations to Mrs. Paula on her retirement. She has been a vital part of the story and history of Potter Gray for the past 27 years. She has seem thousands of students throughout that time and has loved and provided for them all. It's true what's been said, but the grilled cheese at PG will never be the same. Mrs. Paula always added something special and we will miss her dearly. Congratulations again and thank you for being the best!

PG Specific School Information

This week has been a great week in the history of Potter Gray. The return of students to our hallways and classrooms may have looked different, but the spirit and desire to teach and learn have not gone away. The students have been amazing. They understand the importance and reasons for our new practices and procedures and they know we will do everything we can to keep them safe. Their smiles (even behind a mask) have brightened up our halls and classrooms.


We will keep the practices and procedures presentation in the newsletter so that parents can view the information at anytime if questions arise. You may view by clicking this link.


Important things to remember:


  1. All students must wear masks and have their temperature taken to enter the building.
  2. There are no visitors allowed in the building.
  3. There is no after school care, extended computer lab, or clubs at this time. Please make you and your child know how they are going home in the afternoon. If a change is made during the day how a child is going home, please contact the front office with this information..
  4. Because students are on a hybrid model and not present in the building everyday, we ask that those students who are on an NTI day not be present at any time on school grounds during the school day.


If you have any questions about processes or procedures for the start of school please give us a call at 270-746-2280

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Class Roster Information

The Purple/Gold rosters can by found at our schools webpage. Please click here and go to the School Information tab.

Car Rider Drop-off & Pick-up

Thank you to everyone for your patience this week as we worked on our procedures for afternoon dismissal. Our priority is to keep the students safe during this time and to make sure all students go home with the correct people. To help out the admin and staff please remember these things for drop-off and pick-up:

Drop-off

  • This takes place students in the rear of the building. The front loop is for buses only in the AM & PM.
  • Students need to stay in the car and wait for a temp check to take place before the car leaves. If a recheck needs to be done, please park in a spot that is marked by an orange cone. A recheck will be done within 4 minutes.
Dismissal Change
  • If a change is made in how a student is going home, please contact the front office, even if you let the teacher know with a note or digital means.
Pick-up
  • Please keep your car tag up and visible at all times when picking up your child(ren). You can take it down once the students are loaded into the vehicle.
  • Because we are a neighborhood school, I do ask that we obey traffic laws on Wakefield and on Covington. Please be careful as we have many walkers and students that ride bikes to and from school.

The picture below is a link to the doc if you need further guidance on car rider procedures.

Cross Country Sign-ups

Cross Country sign ups will be Aug. 24th-26th at Kereiakes park. Runners must have a KHSAA Physical in order to participate. They can also sign up on the link provided. 5th-8th grade


https://forms.gle/uRSfdocQCce7ng9f9


Thanks,

Coach Hamilton

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PTO Information

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

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU is offering Super Saturdays virtually this fall. Here is a paragraph you might consider using in your school newsletter.

Virtual Fall Super Saturdays (September 12, 19, 26)

Super Saturdays are live, online classes for students in grades 1-6. These classes are designed for children who love to learn and have a a desire to explore new and intriguing topics. Children have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a specific interest area and make new friends who share their interest. The classes are led by dynamic, professional teachers on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CT. Click this link to view class offerings. Financial assistance is available based on need. Call 270-745-6323 or email gifted.studies@wku.edu for more information.

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