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At Mary O. Pottenger School all members of our school community create a safe, respectful and cooperative environment in which each person becomes a life-long learner, problem solver, effective communicator and responsible citizen who interacts peacefully and productively with others. We believe in all of our students. We believe that every student counts.

A Message from Principal Valerie L. Williams

Welcome to Mary O. Pottenger Elementary School. Our overall vision at Pottenger is to have a school where all students are building their capacities in reading, math, technology, the arts, physical education and character development.

It is essential to our students success at Pottenger that parents be a vital component to their childs development. We feel that parents always need to be informed of their childs progress. We encourage parents to attend parent conferences and after school activities. We want the lines of communication between the teacher and the parent to be effective and open at all times. We look forward to building our partnership with you.

Valerie L. Williams March 2020

History of Pottenger

Schools Name: The school was named after Mary Osborne Pottenger who was a beloved Principal in the City of Springfield.

Schools Colors: Navy blue and white

Schools Mascot: Osborne the Owl.

Schools Creed: Let me do my best today showing respect in every way. Friends and teachers join as one, working together to make learning fun. I will try. I will achieve. I can do this, I believe!

Schools Motto: A school where all students count.

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