Welcome to Porterdale Elementary

PDES Mission:   "To provide educational excellence for all students."   
 PDES Vision: "All students will be well-roundedand prepared for the future." 

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Message from Our Principal

Welcome to Porterdale Elementary School, home of the RAMS!

Clydia Newell

Dear Families,
It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to all of our new and returning families to Porterdale Elementary for the 2023-2024 school year. I am thrilled to embark on another exciting academic year alongside our dedicated staff, engaged students, and supportive families.
At Porterdale Elementary School, we believe that education is a partnership between the school, families, and the community. Together, we can create an enriching and nurturing environment that fosters a love for learning, personal growth, and academic success.
Our dedicated team of educators has been working diligently over the summer to prepare for the upcoming school year. They have crafted engaging lesson plans, implemented innovative teaching strategies, and created a safe and inclusive space where every student can thrive. We are committed to providing a well-rounded education that caters to the diverse needs and interests of our students.
Throughout the year, you can expect regular communication from us to keep you informed about school events, important dates, and your child's progress. Please be sure to update your contact information, including your email, so that you will receive schoolwide communication from administrators and teachers.  We value open and transparent communication and encourage you to reach out to us whenever you have questions, concerns, or ideas to share. Together, we can build a strong and supportive community that nurtures the growth and development of our students.
As we move forward, I invite you to become an active participant in our school community. We encourage you to attend parent-teacher conferences,  volunteer your time and expertise, and attend school events. Make sure your child completes all assignments, finishes all homework, and follows the Newton County School System Code of Conduct each day.
Once again, welcome to Porterdale Elementary School.  If you have any questions or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. May this academic year be filled with joy, discovery, and great achievements for your child.
Warmest regards,
Clydia Newell
Porterdale Elementary School
[email protected]

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