Panther Pride News
October 15, 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
RELATED ARTS WEEK A
Parent Teacher Conference Week
Jr. Beta Club Meeting 3:15-3:45
Jr. Beta Club Parent Meeting - 3:30
Pouncing Panthers Practice 3:15-4:30
PBIS T1 Meeting 3:20-4:20
School Wide Field Trip - Need More Acres Farm
Cycling Club 3:00-4:00
Academic Team Practice 3:15-4:30
Haunted Lantern Tours @ the Train Depot 5:30-7:30
PTO Family Fun Night 5:00-8:00
(LOTS OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW)
PTO Family Fun Night
We are so excited about our Family Fun Night coming up next Friday, October 22nd! We have so many fun things planned for our Potter Gray families! We truly can't do it without your help, so please sign up for a short volunteer shift to help things run smoothly!!!
Here are the sign ups for each grade for Family Fun Night!
**TEACHER TIME AUCTION LINK - OPENS MONDAY MORNING! https://www.32auctions.com/pge2021
**KISS THE LLAMA DONATIONS START MONDAY!!! BRING IN YOUR LOOSE CHANGE TO "VOTE" FOR THE WINNER!
**FAMILY FUN NIGHT CAKE AND CANDY WALK DONATIONS NEEDED**
To make the Family Fun Night Cake Walk a HUGE success and fun for all we need donations!Please send in any and all types of baked goods starting Tuesday of next week. These can be store bought or homemade. Examples are whole cakes of all shapes and sizes, brownies (they can be cut up or in a disposable tray), cookies, donuts, cake pops, and more!!
We would also like to have an allergen friendly candy option for students with food allergies. These will be kept on a separate prize table for kids with specific food allergies. Examples of candy for this would include boxes or bags of Wonka candy, mega size pixie sticks, large carnival like suckers, anything fun and different that is egg, peanut, and tree nut free!!
You may send donations with your child to school OR drop off in the front office starting Tuesday until Friday.
Rachel Pendleton- 270-991-7224 with any questions OR if you have contacts with a company that could make any food donations for the cake and candy walk.
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Field Trip
Plant your own lettuce plants to take home
Feed the cow
Walk the vegetable fields
Eat pumpkin bread and Chaney’s milk
Make your own “meal kit” to take home and prepare with your caregivers
Parent / Teacher Conferences
Weather and Student Clothing
Potter Gray & BGISD Attendance Policy
Below is an outline of our school and district's attendance policy. Instructional hours at Potter Gray are from 8:00am-3:00pm. If your child gets to school late (after 8:00am) they are considered tarty.
To excuse absences or tardies we must receive a written note (examples: doctors note, hand written parent note, or an email). Once the note is received by the front office, the attendance code is changed within Infinite Campus from an unexcused absence/tardy to an excused absence/tardy. If a child is quarantined due to Covid, once the quarantine or positive case is confirmed, those absences are automatically adjusted and do not require a written note.
At weeks end, Mr. Brown prints attendance letters and mails them to the parents of students who have either 3, 5 or 7 unexcused absences/tardies. If you receive one of these letters please communicate with the front office to provide proper paperwork for the absences on record.
EXCUSED ABSENCES AND TARDIES:
- Death or severe illness in the student’s immediate family;
- Illness of the student;
- Documented military leave/return of a parent or guardian;
- Other valid reasons as determined by the Principal, including trips qualifying as educational enhancement opportunities.
A student is allowed 5 days excused with parent notes and 7 days with doctor notes per school year. After 7 doctor notes have been used, the district medical excuse form must be submitted for excused absences and/or tardies. Parent and doctor notes must be turned in to the school within 72 hours of the student’s absence.
CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM: Missing more than 10% of the school year, or 17 days, for any reason, excused or unexcused. TRUANCY: A student who has been absent or tardy without a valid excuse for three or more days is considered truant. A student reported as a truant two or more times is a habitual truant. Students reaching the status of habitual truant can expect a home visit from a school district official. Continuing absences or tardies will result in referral to the court system.
Ident-a-Kid Visitor Sign-in
Classroom & School Volunteers are Welcome!
Click the Picture Below for the PG PTO Site
Lunch Room Volunteers
Community Events & Information (click the pictures below)
With schools back in session, it’s more important than ever for all students to have health care
coverage. KCHIP can help. The Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program provides free health insurance for anyone under 19 in low-to-moderately-low-income households. So, if your child (or a child you know) needs health care coverage, please look into KCHIP. It covers practically everything. And it’s free. To learn about qualifications and how to apply, simply go to kynect.ky.gov/kchip or call (877) 524-4718.