Potomac Heights Elementary School

August 17, 2007

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: 37 years


Size of building: 37,347 square feet

State-rated capacity: 274

Projected 2007-08 enrollment: 312

From the principal

Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. My primary goal for the school year is for every child to have the opportunity to learn in a safe environment so each child can reach his or her full potential. My second goal is to continue to promote a partnership between our parents, the community, the staff and our students to work together to make Potomac Heights a world-class school.

Q. What will help ensure a successful school year?

A. Our students will be successful if we continue to have a strong line of communication between our students' families and the school staff. Working together, we can make a difference.

Q. Can students and staff expect any changes this school year?

A. We will have some new staff members for this coming school year. Kate White will be one of our grade 1 teachers. Kim Brooks will be a grade 3 teacher. Cassie Gregory will be a grade 4 teacher and James Barnhart will be a new grade 5 teacher. Mrs. Rogers will be our intervention teacher and Mrs. Grosskreutz (Kercheval) will be our SAS.

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

A. We are looking forward to an exciting school year. As a staff, we are continuously assessing the needs of our students to ensure we are providing the most appropriate educational program for our children. I encourage our families to contact me if they have any questions or concerns. Our school phone number is 301-766-8305.

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