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It is the mission of Paul J. Blackwell Learning Center to provide a quality education through developmentally appropriate educational activities, as well as comprehensive services to every student and their family within the Elbert County Community.


By educating the “whole” child academically, emotionally, physically and socially through age appropriate academic standards, creative play and active health education.

We believe:

  • Every child has learning potential.
  • Teaching children basic life skills early, promotes healthy living.
  • Family engagement is the key to student success.

News & Announcements

Pre-K Literacy Parade "Animal Museum"

Pre-K Students took a tour of the Animal Museum. We would like to thank Ms. Stephanie, Ms. Jodi, Ms. Tracy, Ms. Quindra, Mrs. Harper and their students for their hard work in creating this amazing adventure.


Also a BIG THANK YOU to all of our parents who sent in milk jugs to create the igloo!!


From Ms. Stephanie: 
Throughout the month of February, we focused on animals and their habitats. With using the idea from my previous place of employment, we changed our environments in ways that are visible to our students. Along with changes to the environment, we made crafts using appropriate objectives. Our students’ hard work, determination, and the classroom that participated with us placed into making our animal museum successful!





For more pictures see our Facebook Page or click on the photo album link. 



Elbert County Pre-K Registration 2017/2018 School Year

Pre-K Registration will be held at P. J. Blackwell Learning Center on Wednesday March 1st and Thursday March 2nd 2016 between 8:00am-2:00pm. A child must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2017, to be eligible for the program.


Parents/Legal Guardians, along with your child, bring the following:


• Child’s Certified Birth Certificate
• Child and Parent Social Security Card
• Child’s Current GA Immunization Record(3231)
• Parent’s Current Utility Bill, and Current Lease/Mortgage with parent name and physical address.
• Child’s Health Ins Card
• WIC, TANF, Foodstamp Card (if applicable)
• Household 2016 W-2 Forms or 2016 Income Tax Form 1040 or Current SSI Documentation


********Prepare to spend 1 1/2 hours registering********


Please call Jennifer Downer at P. J. Blackwell Learning Center  (706-213-4400) if you have any questions.


Leaping Into Kindergarten - 2017-2018 Parent Orientation

When: Wednesday, February 22nd @ 1:00
OR Thursday, February 23rd @ 6:00


Where: Blackwell Early Learning Center Cafeteria


What: An event for parents of incoming* kindergarten students hosted by and highlighting Elbert County Primary School’s Kindergarten Program. (*Children that will be 5 on or before September 1, 2017)


Why attend?
 You are your child’s voice and advocate.
 You are your child’s first teacher.
 You will receive free tips on how you can help your child be successful in kindergarten.
 You will get to see, first hand, the curriculum expectations for kindergartners.
 We will explain attendance requirements.
 We will share arrival/dismissal procedures.
 You will have the opportunity to meet the principal, assistant principal, instructional lead teacher, and some kindergarten teachers from Elbert County Primary.


Our goal is to inform families of ways to promote readiness for Kindergarten.


For more information:



2017-2018 Academic Calendar Approved

The 2017-2018 Academic Calendar has been approved by the Board of Education and may be viewed by clicking on the image below.  The calendar will also be accessible anytime by going to the "Parents" button at the top of the district webpage.



Framework for Success -

The Elbert County School District's 2016-2021 Strategic Plan

Elbert County's Strategic Plan is a blueprint designed to keep us focused on achieving our goals.Framework Many of the action steps in the plan are recommendations from the Georgia Vision Project, a collaboration between the Georgia School Superintendents Association and the Georgia School Boards Association. By including these Georgia Vision Project recommendations, we envision transforming our current system into one that is more relevant than ever for today's students.


The Elbert County School District is committed to creating a world-class school district founded on teacher and leader quality, innovative practices, and overall academic excellence.  I invite you to read and review the Strategic Plan by clicking on the image to the right. You may also access the Strategic Plan by clicking on the "About Us" button above and then clicking on "Framework for Success." Thank you for joining with us as we work to serve "Every Student, Every Day." 

MLK Parade

We had a wonderful time honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the parade on Sunday, January 15th, 2017.


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." MLK




New Safety Policy

Starting this week we will be implementing a new safety procedure.


When a child is absent we will contact parents within the first hour of the school day. This is to ensure that we know the location of the child and that they are not in harm’s way.


If you know your child will be absent, feel free to call the school or send an email to your child's teacher to alert us of their absence.


It is vital that we have CURRENT phone numbers for parents/guardians. Please complete the Updated Student Information Form Attached and return it to school tomorrow.


Thank you for your help and cooperation.

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Paul J Blackwell Learning Center  |  373 Campbell Street  |  Elberton, GA 30635
Phone:706-213-4400  |  Fax:706-283-1162