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

Parent Resource Center

Come and see our new and improved Parent Resource Center in the Media Center.  The hours are 8:00 to 3:00 when school is in session.  Please visit to use our computer workstation or browse through our Parent Resource Center collection of educational and parenting materials. We have brochures on how to help your child at home in reading and math. We also have books and activity kits to check out.

Student Drop Off Information

Click here to see our letter to parents about dropping off students at MLG.

 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.

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl



Congratulations to the MLGES Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team for 

winning first place in the county reading bowl and third place

at the Regional Reading Bowl in Valdosta.





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

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  • Parent Involvement Videos
    The Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Parental Information and Resource Center teamed up with Georgia Public Broadcasting to create “GET INVOLVED” video stories!
  • We are unable to continue charges for lunches.
    Please see the letter being sent home with students if they have charges in the lunchroom over $5.00 here.
  • Would you like to be able to pay for  your child's lunch on-line?Would you like to be able to pay for your child's lunch on-line?

    Check out this link to find out how to register.

  • Georgia Tests
    Are you concerned about how your child will be tested in the Georgia school system?  Click here to find an article from the National PTA explaing Georgia testing.
  • Georgia Milestones
    Would you like to know more about what the Georgia Milestons are and what they mean for your child?  Click here for a powerpoint from the Georgia Department of Education.
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.
Common Core Resources
Scholastic has created a very good website for parents to help their children be successful with the Common Core Standards.  Please click here to access the site. It includes suggestions and reading lists for all grade levels.
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.


School Designation Letter in English and in Spanish


2015-2016 MLGES Parental Compact


MLGES Student Handbook


2015-2016 MLGES School Improvement Plan


2015 2016 Parent Involvement Plan (MLGES)


Camden County Schools Parent Involvement Plan

Federal Programs Complaint Procedures


Building Parent Capacity


Parents' Right to Know


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.



School Designation Letter

Click to see our school designation letter in English and in Spanish.

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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