Potomac Heights Elementary School

August 20, 2006

301 E. Magnolia Ave.

Principal: Katerine Kelsey

Phone: 301-766-8305

Fax: 301-739-9353

Web site:

Start time: 8:30 a.m.

Dismissal: 3 p.m.

Grades: K-5

Date of construction: 1970

Age of building: 36 years


Size of building: 37,347 square feet

State-rated capacity: 274

Projected 2006-07 enrollment: 319

From the principal

Q. What are the biggest challenges this year?

A. One of the challenges for our staff and students will be to continue to increase the number of students in all subgroups who score proficient on county and state assessments.

Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. My primary goal is to provide a school environment that is safe and child-centered where students are actively engaged in their learning and instruction is focused on the needs of the students.

My second goal is to facilitate a school environment that parents, community members, staff and students are all working together to help each child reach their full potential.

Q. What will ensure a successful school year?

A. Our staff working collaboratively to plan and provide instruction that is clear, focused and effective to meet the educational needs of all our students will ensure that we have a successful year.

Q. What message would you like to send as the school year begins?

A. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the students and their families at Potomac Heights. I encourage parents to contact me with any questions or concerns they might have about their child's education.

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