Poteau Upper Elementary School

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Dear Students and Parents,

  It’s time for school again!  I want to welcome our new and returning students to Poteau Upper Elementary School.  I hope students are excited and ready for a great year filled with learning and fun!  In keeping with our carnival theme, we are extending an invitation to our third, fourth and fifth graders, “Come One, Come All to the Greatest School Year of All!” 

  Our faculty and staff truly want the best for every student, and we look forward to partnering with you to help each student develop life-long learning skills.  We understand that success is not accidental, and it is definitely not a one-man show!   Instead, it is the result of a focused team effort, and everyone has an important part to play if students are to achieve goals and reach their full potential.

  Students…come to school expecting to learn and willing to work hard.  Our teachers will provide the quality instruction you deserve and your parents expect.  Parents…encourage your children often and have regular conversations with them about school and their work.  Parental involvement and consistent school attendance show children that school is important and that you are committed to their success.  I encourage you to volunteer regularly with your child’s teacher.  Together, we can accomplish great things!

 Although we definitely enjoy clowning around, at Poteau Upper Elementary School learning is the primary focus.  We will achieve our greatest success by supporting one another in a respectful and caring environment.  I am excited about the learning opportunities this new school year holds, and I am certain that we will have a fantastic educational experience as we work together.



Bobbi Gillham, Principal

Poteau Upper Elementary School


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