Welcome to Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School!

The Bulldogs of Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School (MLGES) make their home in Woodbine.  Partnering with parents and other community members, MLGES promotes the high achievement and positive behavior of students in a safe, supportive, and disciplined environment

Title I Stakeholder Meeting

MLGES Title I Stakeholder Meeting Announcement 

Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School’s Title I stakeholder meeting will be held at 1:30 P.M. Thursday, August 31, 2017. All parents and community members are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held at the school, located at 277 Roberts Path in Woodbine. The purpose of the meeting is to jointly develop the school’s Title I/parent involvement plans/budget and compact, as well as complete the FY17 program evaluation. Current plans/information will be available for preview on the school’s website, http://mlges.camden.k12.ga.us.  Parents will have opportunities to provide input via meeting attendance or through a link on the web page. Parents may also email input to Dr. Wilkerson at bwilkerson@camden.k12.ga.us


Our Book Fair has been postponed for now.  We will let you know when we reschedule it.

Welcome to Camden County Schools - MLGES


Click here for a listing of helpful websites related to our schools.

Some reminders about the first few weeks:

Parents, please make sure you have updated your contact information. We must be able to contact you in case of emergency.


Transportation reminders as we begin the year:

·         Students who need to arrive before 7:50 may enroll in our early morning care. Students enrolled may be dropped off at 6:30 in the morning at the single door on the side of the gym.  Parents, please pull in to the parking lot on the right of the school as you enter to drop off early care students. (Your child must be enrolled to attend!)

·         Car riders may begin to be dropped off at 7:50 each morning in the BACK of the school. An employee will be there to greet students. No student should be dropped off prior to 7:50.

·         If you wish to sit with your child at breakfast, you may park in one of the parking lots and come in after 7:50. No one should park directly in front of school, as this area is for buses only.

·         The front drive of the school is for buses only. No drop off or pick up there in the morning or afternoon.

·         Until Labor Day, you may walk your child to class between 8:15 and 8:30. Class begins at that time.

·         Dismissal is at 3:30 PM. If you must pick up your child early, the cut off time is 3:15. We will be in the dismissal mode at that time. Students who are car riders need to be picked up in the back of the building. Mr. Chris Thomas will be assisting us again with traffic. Please do not block the intersection on the left side of the building. Mr. Thomas will be there to direct you. 

  • Bus Information
  • Pick Up and Drop Off of Students

    Student drop off will begin at 7:50 AM
    at the back of the building.
    The front of the school is for buses only.

    Drop off for early day care will be at the corner of the Gym beginning at 6:30.

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations, Mr. Booker, for being picked by your peers as MLGES Teacher of the Year!

Accelerated Reader

Do you have a stack of books at home you've read to your children and are wondering if they can take an Accelerated Reader test on them?  Do you wonder which books would be good for your child to read as you are wondering the book store?  Here is a good place to look:

AR Book Finder

 For being in the top 10% of Title I schools who have made the highest progress in the past 3 years,
MLGES has been named a Title I Reward School!  
Thank you for your support and help in making this possible.

Proud to Be MLG!

MLG celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America with guest readers in our classes.

Mamie Lou Gross Elementary Events - click on an event for more information

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Wee Read

Wee Read Camden is a local program that supports Camden’s early literacy efforts. In conjunction with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and through Rotary, Title I, and other community support, books are mailed to registered Camden County children ages birth to five years old. The books are free and are mailed to eligible children monthly.

Reading to children helps develop critical language skills. Register through the link below or complete the registration in the attached brochure and mail to the address included inside the brochure.


Wee Read Camden
Brochure-Imagination Library.pdf

Contact Dr. Beverly Strickland (729-5687) for more information or to provide support for Wee Read Camden.

Classroom Snack Info
Click here to see a list of suggested healthy snacks for your child's class.

We now have new guidelines for food that can be brought to school for class parties and snacks.  Please click here to see those guidelines.

Here is a letter further explaining the guidelines and snack list.
Georgia Ready 4 Kindergarten

MLGES on Facebook

Please FOLLOW us on Facebook for our most current information.

Kindergarten RoundUp!

Click here to see the information about Kindergarten Registration.

Parent Institute Newsletters
Quick Links
Testing Calendar
To see our county-wide testing schedule, click here.
Bulldog Magnets
PTO will be selling Bulldog magnets. Click here for a flyer.
COKE code rewards

MLGES is collecting Coke (and all Coke products) bottle caps to earn rewards for our school.  Please collect your caps and send them by your child to the school.  Mrs. Smith's First Grade Class won a pizza party for the most caps collected in November.  You may also email the numbers from your boxes or bottle caps to this email address MyCokeRewards


Digital Literacy
Digital literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, use, share, and create content using  technology and the Internet.  At MLGES, we strive to help our students be good digital citizens.  Below are some links to help our parents inform their children about digital literacy.

Keyboarding help

Would you like to help your child improve his or her typing skills?  Would like to help him or her perform better on online testing?  Check out this website for keyboarding/typing skills, Typing Club.

Title I Information

Title I is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.

LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. These funds may be used for children from preschool aged to high school. Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement.

Typically, Title I funds offer smaller class sizes through additional teachers, tutoring services for struggling students, professional learning, additional instructional resources and supplies, as well as parent involvement materials. 

As a part of this plan, we also have a Parent Resource Center in our media center which contains many types of materials to help our parents.  The media center is open from 8:00 in the morning to 3:00 in the afternoon for parents to access this information.


Title I Stakeholder Meeting:  8:30 AM, August 14th in Front Conference Room

Annual Title I Meeting: 10:00 AM, August 31st in Front Conference Room


Parent Resource Center information can be found in this flyer.



2016-2017 MLGES Parental Compact


MLGES Student Handbook


2016-2017 MLGES School Improvement Plan


2016-2017 Parent Involvement Plan (MLGES)


2016-2017 School Progress Letter in English and HERE in Spanish


Title I Parent Survey Results


Title I Feedback Form


Camden County Schools Parent Involvement Plan

Federal Programs Complaint Procedures


State Academic Content & Assessment Standards


National Parent Involvement Thank You Letter in English and in Spanish


Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged  ESEA Section 1118

ESEA Flexibility Waiver Request

ESEA Flexibility Waiver Approval Letter

Camden County Parent Involvement Policy

Frequently asked questions about Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver  (in Spanish,here)

The Georgia Department of Education also offers valuable parent resources. 

Georgia Parent Engagement Program (http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Pages/Parent-Engagement-Program.aspx)

For more information regarding the Title I program at our school, please contact Dr. Bruce Wilkerson at 912.576.4800.  You may visit our Title I Parent Resource Center in the Media Center from 8:00am to 3:00pm.


Please provide input on our School Improvement Plan, Parent Involvement Plan, and School-Parent Compact.  You may send feedback by email, Dr. Wilkerson  or call us at (912) 576-4800.




Contact Us

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Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School

Regular School Day Hours
8:00 am to 2:15 pm

Media Center Hours

7:30am to 3:00pm 

Join the Mamie Lou Gross Bulldog T.E.A.M.
Together Everyone Achieves More

Dr. Bruce Wilkerson, Principal

Christine Adcox, Teaching and Learning Specialist

Dr. Renee Spencer
 , Counselor
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