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Potomac Elementary School

29750 Potomac Road

Bonner, Montana 59823

  Phone  (406) 244-5581

                                                                                 Fax (406) 244-5840                     www.potomacschoolmontana.us


“Potomac School equips each student for his/her future

 within a culture of excellence that values the small community experience."

 

 

 

 


Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year at Potomac School

 

The teachers and other staff members have been working over the summer and especially this past couple of weeks getting ready for the new school year.  We are excited to see our students returning from their summer vacations. Our teachers and paraprofessionals are ready to provide your students with the best possible learning experiences.  We will maintain our focus on authentic literacy which means reading, writing, and discussing all types of literature in all subject areas.  You should expect to see your students engaged daily in interesting and challenging activities that have been specifically designed by our instructional staff members to address the needs of your child or children.

 

As always, we need your help in making the learning experiences come alive for your children by your talking to them each day about what they are learning and by reading to and with your children as often as you can.  Parents are powerful models for their children.

 

If we can help support you in any way, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teachers or me.  We can respond through e-mail or by the phone whichever best serves your needs best.

 

Please remember that the wearing of face masks at school is recommended but not required. 

 

There are some changes on and around the school this year.  First, we have a new school crossing sign located on Potomac Road where the students cross the road between the community center and the main campus.  The sign is activated by touch as the students cross the street. We have designated a “Student Pickup/Dropoff” location along the fence by the church on Potomac Loop.  We have also designated “Visitor” parking along the church fence toward our back entry to the main building as well.

 

Additional ADA accessible parking spots have been added at the community center, the east entrance to the main building, and the west entrance to the main building.  Please do not parking in this designated parking locations unless you have a valid ADA parking permit on or in your vehicle.  We have a number of students who are not mobile without assistance, so their parents’ having access to these parking spaces is crucial.

 

We have added a new piece of playground equipment that is specifically designed for young students up to age five. The new equipment is ADA accessible.  We are in the process of expanding our sidewalks, so all playground areas will be accessible.  The wood chips that we use in our playgrounds are certified as accessible as well.

 

Our school days run from 7:50 – 4:00 Monday through Thursday.  Please try to have your students at school by 7:50 am, so they will have time for breakfast.  Both breakfast and lunches are free this year through a federal food program.  We do ask that everyone who wants to participate in this program complete the lunch program application.  Copies of the application are available at the office or in the cafeteria.

 

We are offering a new program on most Fridays throughout the school year.  It is our “Placed-based Learning or PBL” program.  The program is coordinated by Christi Taillefer.  For more information, contact Ms. Taillefer at ctaillefer@potomacschoolmontana.us.  There is no cost to participate in this program.

 

I would like to thank all of the volunteers- parents, staff members, school board members, community members, and local volunteer firemen who showed up Saturday, August 28th, to help us complete the installation of our playground equipment as well as help with a wide range of other projects at the school.