Welcome to Petal Primary School
Our goal at Petal Primary School is for all students to develop of love for learning. We are the starting block for our students’ educational careers. Petal Primary School is the place where formal schooling begins for the children living in the Petal School District. The district's youngest and most eager learners are welcomed with open arms at Petal Primary School. Their needs to feel safe, explore, play and experience learning are all fostered in this environment. It is our hope to instill a strong love for reading, critical thinking, problem solving, and mathematics in all of our students. Our primary educational goal is to build a strong foundation in both reading and math so the students can become independent learners. Providing young learners with rich experiences builds the necessary vocabulary students need to be successful later in life.
It is our belief the early years are the most influential years in the life of a child. This motivates us towards building strong parental and community relationships. We are fortunate to be a part of a community that values education. Hometown values matter in Petal and we build on these values at PPS to engage our teachers, students, parents, and community to provide the best possible support system for these young learners. Parents and community members are encouraged to volunteer in the classrooms, attend field trips with their children, partner with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program to become mentors for our children, join PTO and participate in various events, and participate as members of the Shared Decision Making Council. Petal Primary School values the community and it is our goal to instill this in our students.
The faculty and staff at Petal Primary School work hard to create a safe environment with a strong, loving, family atmosphere. Students are taught how to self regulate their emotions and to be the best they can be in all circumstances. This internal motivation to the best and make good choices is taught to our students by modeling positive relationships and providing strategies young children need to make wise choices.
It is often said the value of one’s life is measured by how much one gives away. It is our privilege at Petal Primary School to add value to students’ lives by teaching them to dig deep and thrive as learners. With a solid foundation, a safe learning environment, and teachers who are dedicated and united as one, we have no doubt that ALL students at Petal Primary School can and will become fluent readers, problem solvers, and thoughtful writers - ensuring their success for the future.