Clarenda McCarty
🍏Kindergarten wrapped up our apple research project week with homemade applesauce made in the classroom and taste testing it in the afternoon! They are apple experts! 🍎
2 days ago, Clarenda McCarty
Missy Buhr
2nd grade learned map skills today in their crash course of "how to be a pirate" in celebration of National Talk Like a Pirate day
3 days ago, Missy Buhr
Erin Cler
They plan to have a Pre-k screening here in Potomac on October 15th. Please call the number listed on the flyer pictured. They may not start taking appointments until the end of September.
4 days ago, Erin Cler
John Lubinski
“Good old rock, nothing beats that.” - Bart Simpson (s4 e9) Starting 3rd grade PE with some fitness rock, paper, scissors!
4 days ago, John Lubinski
Candace Freeman
Workout Wednesday
5 days ago, Candace Freeman
Clarenda McCarty
Apple tasting day in kindergarten for our Apple study!
6 days ago, Clarenda McCarty
Meghan Rogers
3rd Grade spent much of Friday learning about 9/11. We enjoyed the nice weather that afternoon by taking a mask break outside to illustrate the books we made about heroes on that day. 🇺🇸
7 days ago, Meghan Rogers
Clarenda McCarty
Kindergarten using our new stylus donated by the Crull Family! They loved them and said things like, “These are amazing!! “
10 days ago, Clarenda McCarty
Candace Freeman
1st graders are rocking their guided reading time! #MrsUnicornMeansImWithAGroup
10 days ago, Candace Freeman
Missy Buhr
A HUGE Thank You to the Crull Family for the donation of our new stylus!!!
10 days ago, Missy Buhr
Missy Buhr
Second grade took to nature to work on a directed drawing tree
12 days ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
Celebrating our 8th grade baseball players!
17 days ago, Candace Freeman
Ashley Pruiett
First grade had a great week! They enjoyed painting fall trees today for art!
17 days ago, Ashley Pruiett
Erin Cler
Pre-k had a great second week learning new centers and making new friends.
17 days ago, Erin Cler
Clarenda McCarty
Even remotely we still have our friends!
17 days ago, Clarenda McCarty
Missy Buhr
Second grade took iPads and spelling outside today for a nice long break from masks
18 days ago, Missy Buhr
Clarenda McCarty
All kindergarteners learning together during reading today! Our remote learners and in person students actively engaged in class together!
19 days ago, Clarenda McCarty
Candace Freeman
School hours will remain the same through October 2nd. We will continue the staggered arrival times and dismiss at 2:00.
19 days ago, Candace Freeman
Clarenda McCarty
Kindergarten working on their alphabet centers via Seesaw!
20 days ago, Clarenda McCarty
Missy Buhr
The second graders enjoyed a little Epic reading today!
20 days ago, Missy Buhr
Clarenda McCarty
After a great first week in Kindergarten we had a little fun with bubbles!
24 days ago, Clarenda McCarty
John Lubinski
Outside and moving in PE! Hop, jump, stomp and run. #BackToSchool
25 days ago, John Lubinski
Candace Freeman
I just want to thank all of our students and parents for being so patient with us the last few days. We understand all of the procedures are taking longer than normal, but we are doing all we can to make sure everyone stays healthy!! We are so happy to be back! You would never know that we hadn't been in school since March! The kiddos came back in on Monday and never missed a beat. I am so proud of all of them!
25 days ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Potomac Grade School has an opening for a full-time custodial/maintenance position.  Salary is based on experience and will be starting at no less than $15/hour.  Benefits are included.  For an application and job description, please visit the following link.  https://www.potomac.k12.il.us/o/potomac/browse/71121  If you have any question please email Candace Freeman at freemanc@potomac.k12.il.us or Jim Owens at owens@potomac.k12.il.us . Please, call the school at (217) 987-6155 if you need to come in to pick up an application. Thank you!
27 days ago, Candace Freeman
Missy Buhr
Second graders worked on Seesaw today by posting goofy videos 🤣
27 days ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
PGS PARENTS/GUARDIANS PLEASE READ Parents who are dropping off their child/children in the mornings and picking them up... **Drop off- PLEASE, continue to use the semi-circle drive and keep your children in the vehicle until they are called to the red tent to be symptom checked. We will then wave at you to leave once they have been checked. This will make everything flow more smoothly. We understand that the wait may be longer, but we will all get the hang of it and it will get quicker each day. Drop off time is between 8:10-8:20. Students will NOT be allowed in the building until 8:!0 if they are a car rider, walker, or bike rider. **Pick up - Use the semi circle drive just like last year. Pull up past the red tent to the first sidewalk. It would be greatly appreciated if you have your child's name on a piece of in your windshield. We know some of the vehicles, but this will speed up the dismissal process. Thank you for your patience as we work through our procedures to keep everyone safe and social distanced!!
28 days ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Teachers learning all about how to teach remotely and in-person! We are ready for our students on Monday!
about 1 month ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Back to school...why not add some new Cardinal gear to your wardrobe! Check it out! https://d1qp7h00tpj2kq.cloudfront.net/v3/flyer/626/62661/6266173/9aa082/6266173-flyer.pdf
about 1 month ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
I made a mistake on the the yearly calendar. I forgot to add that we have no school on Labor Day. I have updated the calendar on our website. Labor Day weekend is a 4 day weekend, because we also have September 8th - No school! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/857916/Potomac_CUSD__10_2020-2021_Calendar.pdf
about 1 month ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
For those that did not make it to registration, you need to reach out to the school by Wednesday, August 19th! If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will not be attending PGS and will be withdrawn.
about 1 month ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
IESA SPORTS SCHEDULE - seasons have changed. https://www.iesa.org/temp/IESAAlternativePlan.pdf
about 1 month ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Please remember, facemasks are required when entering Potomac Grade School!
about 1 month ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Registration Information
about 1 month ago, Candace Freeman
Jim Owens
Our parent options and frequently asked questions are now located on our website under documents/School Reopening 2020. If you have a question that you would like addressed, please email questions@potomac.k12.il.us We will update the FAQ regularly. Thank you for your patience as we move towards the start of school.
about 1 month ago, Jim Owens
Candace Freeman
Baseball is back on! Good evening! Baseball is back! Practice will begin Monday morning from 9-11. We will have practice on weekdays from 9-11 and games can begin on the 15th. We will welcome any incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to play. Please share with other that you may know are interested. As a result of COVID-19, we will have to practice social distancing and have masks with us for when we are closer together. We will not be using the dugout as of now either. Please make sure your players come prepared. If guidelines regarding social distancing and masks cannot be held we may have to cancel practice/send players home. We don’t foresee this being an issue. Parents, if you do not feel comfortable having your child play this season, we completely understand. Please let Mr. Nowaczyk know as soon as possible if that is the case.
about 1 month ago, Candace Freeman
Jim Owens
We know everyone is eagerly awaiting the plan for the start of school. As you have seen in the news, districts are revising plans daily. At this time, we are planning on opening on time on August 24. For the health and safety of all students, Potomac Grade School is providing parents/guardians with a choice regarding their children’s education 1. In-person instruction and 2: Remote Learning. Daily attendance and engagement of students is expected whether students are participating in-person or remotely. It is our intention to provide, as close as possible, the same instruction in both methods. We know you have a lot of questions. Starting next Monday we will have a frequently asked questions page on our website with more detailed information. We are asking for your patience and understanding as we work to make each option the safest and educationally beneficial as possible. Watch for the "Frequently Asked Questions" on our website.
about 1 month ago, Jim Owens
Candace Freeman
Registration will look different this year. Letters correspond to the first letter of the student’s last name. Please pay attention to the times listed. If you have any questions, email Ms. Freeman at freemanc@potomac.k12.il.us . ✏️Pre-K & Kindergarten (August 12 from 3-5pm) ✏️A-I (August 12 from 5-7pm) ✏️J-Q (August 13 from 3-5pm) ✏️R-Z (August 13 from 5-7pm) 📝Anyone that wasn’t able to make their designated times (August 14 from 8-10am) Please, wear a mask and practice social distancing during registration. We will have all registration forms online next week. If you have access to a printer, please print them and fill them out before coming in to speed up the process. We will also have some ready in the school office by the end of next week. The office is open from 8-12 on Mondays and Thursdays until further notice. As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us! This year is going to take us all working together more than ever. We know everyone is uncertain, but we will get through this.
about 1 month ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
We are saddened to announce that IESA has canceled fall sports. This includes baseball and softball. https://www.iesa.org/
about 1 month ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
📣Parents, Guardians, Students, Everyone📣 🤔We know you are anxiously awaiting to hear the Back to School plan. Please know, we are working tirelessly trying to figure out the best way to get our students back to school in person! As you are aware, things change daily! We don’t want to release a plan and have to change it a couple days later. Our hope is to return as normal as possible. We’d love nothing more than that. 🗓School is still starting on August 24. 📝Registration information will be posted later today. It will look different than years past. 🙌Thank you for being patient with us. We are just as frustrated with all of this as you. 😔We miss our kiddos like crazy! 😷One thing that we do know, is masks will be required when we return. So, feel free to start stocking up on those. ☀️Enjoy the rest of your summer! We can’t wait to see you soon, safely!!
about 1 month ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Happy Friday! I hope you all are enjoying your summer. I’m sure you are all wondering what the plan is going to be when we return to school in August. Please know we are working on it. We don’t want to push information out too early, then it all change again. Expect to hear the plan around the beginning of August. Stay safe and healthy! ☀️
3 months ago, Candace Freeman
Theresa Carley
Don’t forget today is the last day for yearbook pick up!! Mrs. Carley will be there from 4-6 this evening!! There are still plenty of extras available for purchase!!!
4 months ago, Theresa Carley
Theresa Carley
2019-2020 Yearbooks Are In!! If you purchased a 2019-2020 yearbook, you can pick them up on Monday, June 1st from 10am-Noon OR Wednesday, June 3rd from 4-6pm! Mrs. Carley will have a table set up outside the front entrance! Please practice social distancing!! Also, there are a limited number of extra yearbooks available for purchase during these times on a first come, first serve basis!! They will be sold for $11.50! Please bring exact amount of cash for purchase or a check made out to Potomac Grade School!
4 months ago, Theresa Carley
Candace Freeman
Check out these awesome shirts! Hurry, you can only order until 6/9!!

Shop the Cardinal Strong Store!

Hurry, shops closes 06/9/2020.

4 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Class of 2020 pictures - Feel free to download any pictures that you would like. Enjoy! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lGF09wL7lkp6LR_G7wAFUGxwJeXNrTDY?usp=sharing
4 months ago, Candace Freeman
Clarenda McCarty
If you ordered Potomac Cardinal gear at the end of the school year it is in!! Pick up will be tomorrow during food distribution time of 10-12 or on Tuesday by calling ahead to let us know you are coming for pickup. Thanks again for supporting the Potomac PBIS team in helping to support positive behavior in our school!!
4 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Erin Cler
Today Mrs. Anderson and I tried to social Distance and say good bye to our kiddos moving on to kindergarten. (Post 5)
4 months ago, Erin Cler
Erin Cler
Today Mrs. Anderson and I tried to social Distance and say good bye to our kiddos moving on to kindergarten. (Post 4)
4 months ago, Erin Cler
Erin Cler
Today Mrs. Anderson and I tried to social Distance and say good bye to our kiddos moving on to kindergarten. (Post3)
4 months ago, Erin Cler
Erin Cler
Today Mrs. Anderson and I tried to social Distance and say good bye to our kiddos moving on to kindergarten. (Post2)
4 months ago, Erin Cler
Erin Cler
Today Mrs. Anderson and I tried to social Distance and say good bye to our kiddos moving on to kindergarten. (Post 1)
4 months ago, Erin Cler
Missy Buhr
The second graders always enjoy a fun round of NAME THAT POTOMAC CARDINAL! Play the Kahoot and let's see who is Cardinal Champion!! (This link will expire on Friday, May 8th at 11 pm) https://kahoot.it/challenge/08899850?challenge-id=10ff0440-261e-4ba2-8c99-1bee6d2cedfd_15883581
5 months ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
Due to COVID-19 our Kindergarten Preregistration was cancelled. Please, if you have a child who will be starting Kindergarten next year, fill out the Google Form so we can get your child registered. Thank you! https://forms.gle/WDaHMPFz8Fn2g7ZJ6
5 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
❤️
5 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Today, we worked to get systems up and running for students who have internet access at home, but not a device to use! We are so excited to roll these out as a trial run with a few families next week! Also, a huge thanks goes out to Leon Hudson for all of his hard working making sure we were able to make this happen! #InThisTogether
6 months ago, Candace Freeman
Meghan Rogers
Mrs. Rogers made a visit to the post office today to send out some goodies! 3rd Graders - be on the lookout for something coming in the mail for you. 🤩✉️📫
6 months ago, Meghan Rogers
Missy Buhr
Today Mrs. Buhr porch visited with a few 2nd graders while dropping off activities for next week!
6 months ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
Potomac Grade School Easter Egg Hunt **Social Distance Style** If you would like eggs placed in your yard for your children to hunt, please fill out this form. https://forms.gle/M4bVwR61Vz2HWi676
6 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Day 1 is off to a great start! If your student is doing online-remote learning, please make sure you are checking Dojo and Google Classrooms! Reach out to your teachers if you need help. Remember this is state mandated and we are learning together as we go!
6 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Happy Sunday! We will have meals ready for pickup tomorrow from 10 am-11 am those who signed up. We will also have packets ready for pickup during that time if you requested those from your child’s teacher. Please, pull to the side car rider pick up door and we will bring it out. If you have any questions, email Ms. Freeman. 🙂
6 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Just a reminder, per the Governor's Shelter in Place order, schools will plan to resume on April 8th. More information will go out this week about meals and e-learning. We miss you all! Stay Healthy!
6 months ago, Candace Freeman
Missy Buhr
Did you know that Skittles do not have a flavor? Instead they are injected with a smell. Today 2nd graders plugged their noses and taste tested! A few lucky guesses were right, but most were wrong.
6 months ago, Missy Buhr
Clarenda McCarty
Today between 1-2pm parents may stop in and collect their families prepared food supplies and any other supplies that teachers have gathered for your student if they were not in attendance today.
6 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Theresa Carley
If you are planning on ordering a yearbook, but have not sent in your order and payment yet, they must be turned int TOMORROW Monday, March 16th! Thank you!!!
6 months ago, Theresa Carley
Candace Freeman
Governor Pritzker has announced that all Illinois Public Schools will be closed from Tuesday, March 17th through Monday, March 30th. Details are still unfolding as to what this will look like for Potomac Grade School. We appreciate everyone’s patience through this and we will keep you updated throughout the weekend.
6 months ago, Candace Freeman
Clarenda McCarty
We have had a pesky leprechaun in Kindergarten this week. The kindergarteners are making leprechaun traps today to try and solve the problem!
6 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Candace Freeman
In accordance with public health guidelines, the Book Fair, Science Fair, Kindergarten Roundup, and Wax Museum that was going to be held on April 2nd has been postponed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
6 months ago, Candace Freeman
Theresa Carley
In accordance with public health guidelines, non-essential school personnel should not be allowed into school buildings; therefore, we will be cancelling spring pictures scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th!
6 months ago, Theresa Carley
Missy Buhr
Second Grade helped Katherine Johnson code the path to the moon during their Black History unit!
6 months ago, Missy Buhr
Jim Owens
Want to know more about the County Facilities Sales Tax? See our information in the NEWS section.
7 months ago, Jim Owens
Erin Cler
The last scheduled Pre-k screening in the county for this school year is April 16th. If you have a 3 or 4 year old consider getting them screened for next year. Please call the number on the flier below to schedule an appointment.
7 months ago, Erin Cler
Clarenda McCarty
Kindergarten tried Green Eggs and Ham!! Mrs. Pruiett and Mr. Nowacyzk came over on this wacky Wednesday to try them with us!
7 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Meghan Rogers
Today the third graders welcomed Mr. Rogers into their classroom to read “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” in honor of Read Across America Week!
7 months ago, Meghan Rogers
Erin Cler
All week Pre-k is having a guest reader. Today was Ms. Wendy our school speech pathologist!! She read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
7 months ago, Erin Cler
Paul Kuiper
8th graders read their myths to other classes today. They were original myths told in a story teller way.
7 months ago, Paul Kuiper
Missy Buhr
Two of our second graders PASSED an AR test EVERY DAY this week! Way to go, readers!!
7 months ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
Next Week!!!
7 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Reminder: Friday, March 6 is a School Improvement Early Dismissal Day. We will be dismissing at 11:20.
7 months ago, Candace Freeman
Theresa Carley
On Monday, March 2nd Track Practice Begins!! All practices will be held at Potomac Grade School from 3:00-4:30!! If you do not have a sports physical on file, please get that turned in ASAP!! We are looking forward to a fun and successful season!!
7 months ago, Theresa Carley
A.J. Nowaczyk
4th grade is loving their new dry erase table!
7 months ago, A.J. Nowaczyk
Missy Buhr
Today 2nd grade tried a new and exciting game! Counting money using a digital toothy mat was so fun. Our class loves the paper toothy activity, so here is a new and exciting twist!
7 months ago, Missy Buhr
Jim Ochs
The Kids Heart Challenge is a sweet success! Watch the story on WCIA 3. https://www.wcia.com/news/students-get-sweet-revenge-after-kids-heart-challenge/
7 months ago, Jim Ochs
Candace Freeman
Congratulations to Ms. McCarty and Mr. Kuiper for receiving the EIEC Empowering Education Grant. They both were recipients of $500!
7 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
This morning, Kollin and Clara represented Potomac Grade School at the IPA Student Recognition Breakfast. They are all around great kids and we are lucky to have them at PGS!
7 months ago, Candace Freeman
Erin Cler
Thank you for the Barbie donations the pre-k kids love them.
7 months ago, Erin Cler
John Lubinski
IT’S NOT TOO LATE! We are over halfway to our registration goal for the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE. If we get 70 students registered, our PE department get $300. Download the app and get registered today. Celebration day is tomorrow (2/21)
7 months ago, John Lubinski
Erin Cler
This week the screening is in Hoopeston. They still have appointments. Just call the number in the picture. I do have some spots open in the afternoon. Also if you get screened now but don’t want in this year it will put your child on my waitlist for next year!!
7 months ago, Erin Cler
Candace Freeman
Congratulations to our Spelling Team! They won the preliminary meet today, and will be spelling at the final meet on Thursday at DACC!!
7 months ago, Candace Freeman
John Lubinski
#FearTheDeer! If your student raises at least $50 for the Kids Heart Challenge, they get a ticket to the Danville Dashers hockey game on April 3rd! Download the app for your smartphone or register online. KHC wraps up THIS FRIDAY!
7 months ago, John Lubinski
Candace Freeman
Our 8th grade boys will be playing TODAY at 2:30 at Meridian High School! Let’s do this! ❤️🏀🖤 MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL 728 S. WALL STREET MACON, IL 62544
7 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
With the cancellation of school today and continued extreme temperatures forecasted for tonight, we will be rescheduling the Valentine Dance for a future date to be determined. Thank you for your understanding!
7 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Due to extremely cold temperatures and hazardous road conditions, Potomac Grade School will be closed today (Friday, February 14).
7 months ago, Candace Freeman
John Lubinski
4 students so far in the Pie Club! How many more are going to join, and which “lucky” staff members will take one in the face for the Kids Heart Challenge?
7 months ago, John Lubinski
Candace Freeman
The 5th-8th Volleyball game tonight at Gifford starts at 5:00 pm! The bus will leave Potomac at 4:10 and Armstrong to follow.
7 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
https://cubbyholeonline.com/iesa/ For anyone who wants to order their family’s State Gear!!!! Orders due by tomorrow at 9. They will have our stuff at the game on Saturday to pick up!!!! Lets go Cardinals!!!!!
7 months ago, Candace Freeman
Missy Buhr
This weeks 2nd Grade Star Student sharing his favorite book!
7 months ago, Missy Buhr
Missy Buhr
Second Grade Star Student (from last week) shared her favorite book with the class!
7 months ago, Missy Buhr
John Lubinski
The Kids Heart Challenge is underway at PGS with some exciting incentives! If half of our students register online to take a challenge, PE gets $300 for new equipment. (Need 30-40 more registered to get to 50%) Plus, we have some added in-school bonuses for fundraising.
7 months ago, John Lubinski
Candace Freeman
Don’t forget to wear Cardinal colors tomorrow to show support for our 8th grade boys who will be playing for the Sectional Championship tomorrow night in Chrisman at 6:30 pm!
7 months ago, Candace Freeman
Missy Buhr
Today 2nd grade investigated chocolate! We discussed Milton Hershey and learned more about his life. We watched how cacao beans are turned into chocolate and even participated in a taste testing! Our favorite fact... chocolate bars have approximately 8 insect body parts!
7 months ago, Missy Buhr
Clarenda McCarty
Kindergarten had a visitor yesterday to talk about medical science. Tylor’s mom, Brittany, a registered nurse , came to visit our room and talk about how she uses science in her job every day!
7 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Theresa Carley
Don’t forget Friday night the 5th-8th graders are invited to attend a Valentine’s Day Dance at PGS from 6-9pm! ONLY PGS STUDENTS ARE PERMITTED TO ATTEND!!! There is a $2 admission fee and concessions will be available!! Students may choose to leave the dance at anytime, but they will not be allowed to return to the dance! We also ask that students refrain from wearing athletic wear to the dance! Jeans are perfectly acceptable!! Happy Valentines Day!! ❤️💃🕺
7 months ago, Theresa Carley
John Lubinski
PGS is taking the Kids Heart Challenge! If HALF of our students register and take a challenge, PE will get $300 to spend on new equipment! Here’s a link to get signed up: https://www2.heart.org/site/TR;jsessionid=00000000.app30127b?company_id=230258&fr_id=4818&pg=company&NONCE_TOKEN=E2C353712145ACEE093CF33B69E7F2B7
7 months ago, John Lubinski
Candace Freeman
Reminder tomorrow is an 11:20 dismissal!!
8 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Update Yearly Calendar
8 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
There is NO CARNIVAL this FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7!! We know it says it on the yearly calendar, but it will not be taking place!
8 months ago, Candace Freeman
Missy Buhr
Second grade celebrated their 102nd day of second grade with a fun filled day of STEM
8 months ago, Missy Buhr
Clarenda McCarty
Kindergarten explored with our science tools to finish up our first week of learning about scientist!
8 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Missy Buhr
Second grade LOVED playing a new math game with Mrs. Roger's new cards!
8 months ago, Missy Buhr
Erin Cler
Pre-K PM 100th day of school.
8 months ago, Erin Cler
John Lubinski
8th grade took some time to come down and play with the kindergarten class before heading off to take some tests.
8 months ago, John Lubinski
Erin Cler
Pre-k AM class celebrated their 100th day of school today!!
8 months ago, Erin Cler
Erin Cler
Pre-K AM celebrated the 100th day of school today!!
8 months ago, Erin Cler
John Lubinski
The American Heart Association #HeartHeroes are coming! #KidsHeartChallenge starts soon.
8 months ago, John Lubinski
Meghan Rogers
All things “100” today- class competitions, glasses, and cookies! It was a fun 100th day of 3rd Grade!
8 months ago, Meghan Rogers
Clarenda McCarty
Happy 100th day of school from some little old ladies and men in Kindergarten!!
8 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
John Lubinski
Introduction to pickle ball with balloons. We call it pickle ball-oon.
8 months ago, John Lubinski
John Lubinski
Congratulations to the Potomac Turtles! They’re the winners of the inaugural 5th/6th grade PE volleyball championship!
8 months ago, John Lubinski
Missy Buhr
January 23 is National Pie Day! Now THAT is a holiday 2nd grade can get behind! Making upside down Chocolate Pie in class
8 months ago, Missy Buhr
Missy Buhr
The second grade Star Student shared his favorite book series in class today.
8 months ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
Reminder: There is no PRE-K classes tomorrow, Thursday, January 23!!
8 months ago, Candace Freeman
John Lubinski
Team posters are going up in the gym for the 5th/6th volleyball tournament! Students even picked their team names: Cubs Turtles Minecraft Sunflower Crushers Octopi
8 months ago, John Lubinski
Jim Ochs
On Friday we celebrated our D.A.R.E. graduates. Congratulations 5th Grade!
8 months ago, Jim Ochs
Candace Freeman
If you haven't already done so, please complete the following survey to help us improve our school! https://survey.5- essentials.org/illinois.
8 months ago, Candace Freeman
John Lubinski
Not having the gym can’t stop us from moving in PE! Dancing, juggling and playing ball! #FridayFun
8 months ago, John Lubinski
Erin Cler
Pre-k did some sorting today!!
8 months ago, Erin Cler
Candace Freeman
Practicing for the D.A.R.E. Graduation
8 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Cinnamon rolls anyone?? 😋
8 months ago, Candace Freeman
Paul Kuiper
Found out the 7th graders are very talented at Jenga!
8 months ago, Paul Kuiper
Candace Freeman
D.A.R.E. Graduation is Friday, January 17, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Feel free to come support our 5th grade class on their completion of the D.A.R.E. program.
8 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Congratulations on the Vermilion County Championship win tonight! We are proud of you! #GoCardinals
8 months ago, Candace Freeman
Theresa Carley
Don’t forget tomorrow (Wednesday, January 15th) is sports/activity pictures!!!📸
8 months ago, Theresa Carley
John Lubinski
The holidays may be over, but some trees got decorated in PE today. Making a mess and having fun, all in the name of teamwork.
9 months ago, John Lubinski
Theresa Carley
7th graders earned an ice cream party for good behavior in Mrs.Carley’s class!! 🍨
9 months ago, Theresa Carley
Missy Buhr
Second graders challenged each other in an ultimate math showdown!
9 months ago, Missy Buhr
John Lubinski
Volleyball time! Kindergarten and their first time with the net! Also.... beach balls
9 months ago, John Lubinski
Missy Buhr
Second grade explored germs and the importance of handwashing... we might need to work on that a little more! Day 1 of the Germ Bread experiment underway!
9 months ago, Missy Buhr
Theresa Carley
Mrs. Yeakel visited the 8th graders this morning to share information on intelligence testing before we start reading “Flowers For Algernon”
9 months ago, Theresa Carley
Meghan Rogers
The focus and excitement of the third graders when asked to get out their rulers to measure was incredible! Finding the perimeter of different shapes today. Next is area!
9 months ago, Meghan Rogers
John Lubinski
More volleyball skills in PE... this time with a beach ball!
9 months ago, John Lubinski
Theresa Carley
Sports pictures will be Wednesday, January 15th!! Students will need a separate order form for each sport they will be ordering pictures for, but can submit one form of payment for all orders!! Order forms will be going home this week!! 🏀⚾️🥎🏐🏃‍♂️🎯📸
9 months ago, Theresa Carley
Candace Freeman
Boys Basketball County Brackets
9 months ago, Candace Freeman
Theresa Carley
In preparation for reading “Flowers for Algernon”, the 8th graders learned about the Rorschach (Ink Blot) Test and then made their own!!!
9 months ago, Theresa Carley
John Lubinski
Good times in PE. Playing with balloons, but working on volleyball skills.
9 months ago, John Lubinski
Missy Buhr
Second grade practiced math facts using an addition math wars
9 months ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
School resumes tomorrow! We hope you all had a great break and we can’t wait to welcome back all of our kiddos! 😊
9 months ago, Candace Freeman
Meghan Rogers
8th Grade Night for Boys’ Basketball and Cheerleading, ending with a win for the team! Congrats to you all! Proud of these young boys and girls. #GoCardinals
9 months ago, Meghan Rogers
Clarenda McCarty
Kindergarten Holiday Open House! Thanks to everyone who made this a special day for our kindergarteners!
9 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Missy Buhr
Second grade special reader... Santa and Mrs. Claus!
9 months ago, Missy Buhr
Missy Buhr
Indoor snowball fight during freetime in 2nd!
9 months ago, Missy Buhr
A.J. Nowaczyk
Story time with Ms. Freeman!
9 months ago, A.J. Nowaczyk
John Lubinski
Oh, nothing interesting... just shot #archery with Robin Hood and a couple #unicorns... why, what did you do today?
9 months ago, John Lubinski
Missy Buhr
Second grade welcomed an amazing guest speaker hero today! Lieutenant Colonel Newman read them a book. THANK YOU!!
9 months ago, Missy Buhr
Missy Buhr
Second grade learned how to play Tenzi today!
10 months ago, Missy Buhr
Jim Ochs
6th Grade STEM Challenge Day 1 - Modeling Dough
10 months ago, Jim Ochs
Candace Freeman
1st grade is loving their new small group reading instruction. Look closely, each group is working on something different on their own.
10 months ago, Candace Freeman
John Lubinski
Robin Hood, Katniss and Hawkeye look out! We are starting a week of #archery in PE. And everyone K-8 is involved.
10 months ago, John Lubinski
Candace Freeman
Dare Role Models Cheyenne Cade and Evan McCarty, came in to talk to our 5th graders on Friday.
10 months ago, Candace Freeman
Missy Buhr
Today 2nd grade learned about wheat and even ground whole wheat flour with Ms. Gernand ftom Ag in the Classroom!
10 months ago, Missy Buhr
Erin Cler
Pre-k decorated a plain green piece of paper and I made them in to one big Christmas tree.
10 months ago, Erin Cler
Missy Buhr
Every day of December, 2nd is celebrating with a small gift. Today's gift was provided by Globe Trot Scott... our friend helping us learn about holidays around the world. As he explored Australia, we made a beach pudding snack and drank ocean water, complete with a shark!
10 months ago, Missy Buhr
Paul Kuiper
8th grade working hard on their play project, should really be something!!
10 months ago, Paul Kuiper
Candace Freeman
PGS is program ready! We can’t wait for the kids to spread holiday cheer tonight!
10 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Don’t forget, tomorrow at 6 pm!
10 months ago, Candace Freeman
Clarenda McCarty
Just a reminder that this is the last week to bring in food basket donations!! Thank you for all your help to help make someone’s Christmas a happy one!
10 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
John Lubinski
Another round of PE fitness testing is in the books. When we come back we’ll work on working off all the Thanksgiving calories!
10 months ago, John Lubinski
Candace Freeman
Reminder: School will dismiss tomorrow, Wednesday, November 27 at 2:00. There will be no school on November 28 or 29. School will resume on Monday, December 2.
10 months ago, Candace Freeman
Missy Buhr
Second Grade welcomed a guest reader today! Dr. Jessica Collins from the Middlefork Veterinarian Clinic shared one of her favorite stories, "The Gruffalo," and then answered all of our questions about becoming a veterinarian and living the vet life!
10 months ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
Reminder: Fundraisers are due back on FRIDAY! If you would like to continue selling tumblers over Thanksgiving weekend, let us know! Poinsettias must be turned in by Friday!!!
10 months ago, Candace Freeman
Missy Buhr
Second graders classifying animals
10 months ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
Congratulations, Mrs. Cler, Mrs. Severs, and Mrs. Chandler! We are proud of you!
10 months ago, Candace Freeman
Heather Lane
6th Grade students built pyramids during their study of Ancient Egypt and Nubia.
10 months ago, Heather Lane
Missy Buhr
Second Secret Book Buddies delivered Spookley the Square Pumpkin for October!
10 months ago, Missy Buhr
Erin Cler
AM and PM Pre-k helped make the feathers for our turkey!!
10 months ago, Erin Cler
Meghan Rogers
THANK YOU, VETERANS 🇺🇸 from 2nd and 3rd Grades at PGS!
11 months ago, Meghan Rogers
Candace Freeman
A fundraiser packet will be coming home today or tomorrow with your child/children! Please, be on the look out for it. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the school.
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Missy Buhr
Mrs. Chandler taught 2nd grade how to "turkey breathe" to help calm down our bodies
11 months ago, Missy Buhr
Theresa Carley
8th graders did a gallery walk where they examined primary documents to learn about the lives and working conditions of slaves!!
11 months ago, Theresa Carley
John Lubinski
Team building and exercise disguised as fun and games in PE
11 months ago, John Lubinski
Missy Buhr
Second grade made Pumpkin Pie in a bag to end their pumpkin science unit.
11 months ago, Missy Buhr
Clarenda McCarty
To honor our veterans on Friday we are asking that all students wear red, white, and blue! #breakfastwiththebrave
11 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Candace Freeman
Movie Night...tonight!!! Doors open at 6:30, movie begins promptly at 7:00! Concessions will be for sale in the cafeteria. All students must be accompanied by an adult.
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Meghan Rogers
3rd Grade’s weekly game of Kahoot to practice their vocabulary words.
11 months ago, Meghan Rogers
Heather Lane
6th Grade completed a S’Mores Lab after studying physical and chemical changes
11 months ago, Heather Lane
Candace Freeman
Potomac Trick-or-Treating has been change to SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd from 3pm-6pm!!! Please share this!!!!
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Clarenda McCarty
1-10 Math webs and ghost spelling with shaving cream in Kindergarten! Happy Halloween!
11 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Missy Buhr
Second Graders took to teaching math yesterday and today!
11 months ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
So excited the U of I Physics Van is here! Stay tuned for more exciting pictures.
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Erin Cler
AM Pre-k did some Halloween story yoga since it was so yucky outside this morning.
11 months ago, Erin Cler
Candace Freeman
Don't forget, we need your input!! Parents across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. This survey was designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school. As of now, we only have two parents who have completed the survey. Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Clarenda McCarty
Reminder: We would like to welcome family members of our students who are veterans to come enjoy breakfast on Friday November 8 with us and lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance! Please call the office to sign up by Friday November 1. #breakfastwiththebrave
11 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Candace Freeman
Reminder: Movie Night is THIS FRIDAY! Doors open at 6:30 and the movie will begin promptly at 7:00. Due to the weather, the movie will be shown in the gym on the big screen! Concessions will be available to purchase. We can't wait to see everyone!
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Erin Cler
This week in Pre-K we did a little experimenting. We looked at prisms and tasted apples!!
11 months ago, Erin Cler
John Lubinski
If the principal is going to pull you around on a scooter, you better be prepared to pull her #PhysicalEducation #FridayFun
11 months ago, John Lubinski
John Lubinski
Kindergarteners put together quite the obstacle course for “Choose Your Own Adventure Day”
11 months ago, John Lubinski
Candace Freeman
We still have coats if your kiddo is in need! Call the school and we will send one home!
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Clarenda McCarty
Skylar earned a Cardinals Care ticket for being respectful and helpful to our substitute yesterday in Kindergarten! The kids have a chance to get caught being good by any adult in the school who catches them being respectful. They can turn one part of their ticket in to go to lunch 5 minutes early and the other portion to be kept in a collection bucket for a school wide drawing for prizes on November 15 and again on December 20! #cardinalscaretickets
11 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Missy Buhr
Today 2nd grade had a very special guest. Meteorologist Jack Gerfen from WCIA 3 visited with us. Keep an eye on the news tonight for a quick glimpse of our class!
11 months ago, Missy Buhr
Erin Cler
AM and PM preschool had a take home project. They were given a plain orange piece paper and were to decorate it as a pumpkin any way they wanted to!!
11 months ago, Erin Cler
Missy Buhr
The second grade students earned a movie and lunch in the classroom for reaching their AR goal!
11 months ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
Don't forget to mark your calendars for MOVIE NIGHT, on November 1. We will be watching Toy Story 4 outside on the big screen (weather permitting). Concessions will be available to purchase. Students must be accompanied by an adult.
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Look at some of the kindergartens “reading” today in the library! #PGSCardinalConnection
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Paul Kuiper
Testing our epidemiology data results. The students sifted through 20 patient histories to figure out what made the people sick, they calculated attack rates and food specific attack rates. True Medical Detectives!!
11 months ago, Paul Kuiper
Clarenda McCarty
Do you have a Veteran in your family you would like to honor at our Veterans Day celebration? If so don’t forget to check out our Veterans Day activity table at Parent Teacher conferences! #breakfastwiththebrave
11 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Clarenda McCarty
Check out the Potomac Cardinal Coat Closet at Parent Teacher Conferences!
11 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Missy Buhr
Paging all doctors to the OR! Second grade Place Value Hospital doctors reporting for duty.
11 months ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
Verterans Day Breakfast 🇺🇸
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Check out, what Mrs. Chandler's husband is up to while he is deployed in Afghanistan! He is currently in Afghanistan serving as a physician’s assistant. https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a29459297/solider-runs-chicago-marathon-in-afghanistan/
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Don't forget, Wednesday (16th) and Thursday (17th) are Parent-Teacher Conferences. We are encouraging you to bring your child with you to their conference. Also, we will be dismissing at 2:00 on Thursday and there will be no school on Friday!!
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Boo Grams are still available to purchase!
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
•Attention Potomac Grade School Families•
11 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
PGS teachers were busy learning ways to best meet the needs of our students emotionally. We were also lucky to hear Elizabeth Smart share her story and remind everyone #TheresAlwaysHope! Ms. McCarty was able to meet Elizabeth and get an autographed copy of her book!
12 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Bluegrass Fire Department visited today and they are choosing to “Be the I in KIND”!!
12 months ago, Candace Freeman
Missy Buhr
The second grade class visited the Bluegrass Fire Station today and they got new smoke detectors!
12 months ago, Missy Buhr
John Lubinski
Looks like the PE closet threw up on the gym floor
12 months ago, John Lubinski
Erin Cler
The afternoon pre-k has started!!
12 months ago, Erin Cler
Candace Freeman
The Boys Basketball parent meeting that was scheduled for tonight is RESCHEDULED for THURSDAY at 4:00 in the Potomac Grade School Gym. Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause!!
12 months ago, Candace Freeman
Missy Buhr
Second and Sixth Grade reading buddies.
12 months ago, Missy Buhr
Ashley Pruiett
First Grade making interactive flip books on American Symbols!
12 months ago, Ashley Pruiett
Clarenda McCarty
8th graders helping in Kindergarten during technology time!
12 months ago, Clarenda McCarty
Paul Kuiper
Our second brain dissection for our Project Lead the Way curriculum. This dissection focused on finding diagnosed tumors.
12 months ago, Paul Kuiper
Missy Buhr
Second grade illustrated adorable cats with directed drawings!
12 months ago, Missy Buhr
Meghan Rogers
Third grade was SO excited to get their very own laptop cart in their classroom! They can’t wait to start typing and incorporating the use of technology in the classroom each day. Thank you to Mr. Ochs for getting the cart prepared for us!
12 months ago, Meghan Rogers
Missy Buhr
Second Grade practiced spelling today during technology time
12 months ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
Congratulations to our baseball team on a great season. We are proud of your accomplishments! It was great to see the support from our community!
12 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Picture day is TOMORROW! If you’ve misplaced your order form, he is the link you can order from. https://inter-state.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=86bf98013aa8c9ab0f4f283a9&id=4b059cee34&e=7b6dc7c176
12 months ago, Candace Freeman
Missy Buhr
The second graders participated in a graphing activity as part of our Johnny Appleseed birthday celebration!
12 months ago, Missy Buhr
Paul Kuiper
Sheep Brain dissection as part of our Project Lead the Way curriculum, some future doctors and scientists are definitely in the picture!!
12 months ago, Paul Kuiper
Candace Freeman
Don't forget that PICTURE DAY is Friday!!
12 months ago, Candace Freeman
Paul Kuiper
Tessellations in 8th grade math today, some great designs!!
12 months ago, Paul Kuiper
Candace Freeman
Potomac-Armstrong Cardinals baseball team will play St. Matthew Raiders on Saturday at 11:00 am at the Knights of Columbus field in Rantoul! We hope to see you all there to cheer on the boys! ⚾️
12 months ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Congratulations to our REGIONAL CHAMPS!
12 months ago, Candace Freeman
Clarenda McCarty
Don’t forget to order you PGS Cardinal Gear at our spiritandpride.com website! Lots of options and a link is on our school website. #pgscardinalgear
almost 1 year ago, Clarenda McCarty
Meghan Rogers
3rd grade is loving their flexible seats - a Friday test isn’t too bad when you’re comfortable 😊
about 1 year ago, Meghan Rogers
Candace Freeman
Picture Day is 09/27/2019, mark your calendar! Ordering online is easy, visit inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/41839DF
about 1 year ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Today at PGS, we practiced our Active Intruder procedures with the Vermilion County Sheriffs Department. #KeepingUsSafe #PGSCardinals
about 1 year ago, Candace Freeman
Paul Kuiper
8th grade made Neurons today as part of our Project Lead the Way curriculum. The students enjoyed modeling the neurons with wiki sticks, pipe cleaners, clay, straws, beads, and cotton balls.
about 1 year ago, Paul Kuiper
Missy Buhr
Properties of dry ice with Mr. Kuiper
about 1 year ago, Missy Buhr
Candace Freeman
Today, Mr. Kuiper gave dry ice presentations to several different classes!
about 1 year ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Are you curious about what’s happening at Potomac Grade School today? Tune into channel 3 at 9 am!!
about 1 year ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Potomac-Armstrong Cardinals cheerleaders were excited to be in the parade today with their coach, Mrs. Rogers. Did you know Mrs. Rogers was a Potomac-Armstrong Cardinals cheerleader when she was in junior high? 😉
about 1 year ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
On Monday (9/16), Tuesday, (9/17), Thursday (9/19), and Friday (9/20) we will be dismissing at 2:00/2:10 for heat. We will still be dismissing at 11:20/11:30 on WEDNESDAY for the scheduled School Improvement Day.
about 1 year ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
This class had super behavior in PE!
about 1 year ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
This drive is for new tennis shoes only. Male or female, for student in preschool-12th grade. All sizes are welcome.
about 1 year ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
It’s a great day for some baseball!
about 1 year ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
On Fridays we dance! Today it was to Cupid Shuffle! 🙂
about 1 year ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Proud of these kids and many more for cleaning up the community today!
about 1 year ago, Candace Freeman
Candace Freeman
Don’t forget Community Clean Up Day is Friday!
about 1 year ago, Candace Freeman
Jim Owens
Are you in need of firewood? Potomac Grade School has a deal for you! Tree limb is down, you clean it up, and all the wood is yours! Email me at freemanc@potomac.k12.il.us if you’re interested! Please share!
about 1 year ago, Jim Owens
Jim Owens
We are back to needing a music teacher. If you know anyone who might be interested, please have them email me at freemanc@potomac.k12.il.us Please, share this post! Thanks!
about 1 year ago, Jim Owens