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New Families



Welcome to the Shamrock Gardens Elementary family!  We know that starting your school journey can be an overwhelming experience and we are here to make the transition easy.


Beginner's Day

Beginner’s Day is a welcoming day for rising kindergartners, new scholars and their families to learn about what to expect at SGE and meet the teachers and staff. Check our PTA Calendar for dates. 


Kindergarten staggered entry week

2024 Dates: Week of August 26th 2024


Monday-Wednesday: Staggered Entry & Parent Orientation: Walk your scholar in and attend Parent Orientation from 8-9am on your assigned day.  Scholars will stay for a full day. 

* Monday- Last name A-E

* Tuesday- Last name F-M

* Wednesday- Last name N-Z


Wednesday: Families will receive a call from their assigned teacher in the evening.


Thursday: Open House

* Families and their scholars can meet their teacher and deliver school supplies. 


Friday: First full day for scholars

* Families are encouraged to park and walk their scholar to their classroom on this special day. 


Summer Play Dates 

Grade specific social events held during the summer, hosted by the PTA, at nearby locations.  A great opportunity to meet classmates and families. Check our PTA Calendar for the 2024 Summer dates. 



Option 1: SGE Spark Camp - Week June 17th - June 20th (8am - 3pm) 
Spark Camp is a special 4-day camp held at Shamrock Gardens, and led by SGE staff and teachers. There are only 100 spots available for Spark Camp. All the money goes back into the school. Click here for more information & to sign up for Summer 2024.
Option 2- CMS Kindergarten Bridge (KBridge)
K Bridge is a program for rising Kindergarteners within CMS that will focus on providing that extra boost to grow your young student’s academic and social skills as they transition to Kindergarten. More info and how to sign up on CMS website here.
  • Grade Level: Rising Kindergartner
  • Dates: June 24 - July 25
  • No camp during July 4 week
  • Times: Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


Shamrock Gardens Elementary is a Uniform School. The full policy is listed below. Most big box stores have a Uniform Section where items can be acquired at varying price points. School Spirit wear can be purchased here and can be worn on any day with uniform bottoms.

  • Dress Down for Fun(d)raiser
    • First Friday of the month - No Uniform Day Fundraiser
    • A $2 donation is appreciated and can be paid in cash, Zelle ( or through the SGE PTA website.
  • Uniform Assistance - Please reach out to 
  • Uniform Donation Program - the PTA will host drives throughout the year to collect and distribute gently used uniforms


  • Bottoms: Dark blue or khaki bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers, skorts, etc.) Shorts and skirts should fall slightly above the knee line. Scholars SHOULD NOT wear blue jeans of any kind. 
  • Tops: White, light or dark green, light or dark blue tops (long os short sleeved shirts, blouses, turtlenecks, etc.) All tops must have a collar or must be dress shirt (no T-shirts). Shirts must be tucked into pants at all times. Shamrock school spirit T-shirts can be part of the daily uniform as long as they are paired with uniform bottoms. 
  • Dresses: Dark blue or khaki. Dresses should fall slightly above the knee line. 
  • Socks, Leggings, and Tights: Scholars should wear dark blue, white or neutral colored socks, leggings, or tights with their uniforms. 
  • Shoes: Scholars will be expected to wear shoes that have a closed toe and flat. Scholars can wear tennis shoes or any type of other casual or dress shoes. Please no heels/wedges. Open-toe and open-heel shoes such as sandals and flip-flops are not permitted for safety reasons. 
  • Belts: Scholars will be expected to wear a dark-colored belt when necessary with their uniforms (i.e. pants, skirts, shorts, that are larger than a child’s waist). Shirts/blouses must be tucked into pants at all times. 
  • Hats: Scholars will not be allowed to wear hats, caps, hoods, or scarves inside the school building.
  • Scholars are to be in uniform everyday, except on scheduled non-uniform days (see school calendar: LINK) or when special permission is granted by administration for Spirit Days. 


  • EduKit - A convenient option to order school supply kits online that will be delivered directly to the classroom. 
  • Supplies can be purchased on your own.  You can find the supply list on EduKit
  • Supplies in the lower grades are often shared.  It is not recommended to purchase personalized items.
  • If you purchased your own supplies, please bring to Open House on DATE TBD.


Car Line Information: You will receive your Car Line tag during pick up the first week of school. Follow the Car Line map for pick up. For more Car Line Information check the Glossary


Bus Information:  Please visit the CMS Transporation Page for information about riding the bus. LINK: . You can sign up through the website and download the Here Comes the Bus App to track your scholar’s bus. 


Child Nutrition Services

This is the department that provides breakfast and lunch to our scholars each day. For more information visit: You can also find the link to PayPams (Pay Parent Account Management System). LINK:  PayPams is the online payment service CMS uses to manage all cafeteria purchases. Families can load money on their scholar’s account to be used for food and beverages. Another important App to download is the Nutrislice App:  The Nutrislice App displays the school breakfast and lunch menu each day. 



    • Free for all students
    • The menu can be found on Nutrislice
    • Every scholar will have a snack time during the day and are encouraged to bring one from home
    • A supply of snacks may be available in individual classrooms.  Teachers may ask for assistance in stocking this supply throughout the year.
    • Students may bring their lunch or purchase lunch at school
    • School lunch will be $2.75/day.  Additional items can also be purchased.
    • Payment is handled through PayPams 
    • Apply for free or reduced lunch through School Nutrition Services.
    • Lunch Dates - Families can join their scholar during lunch any day of the week, but you must be registered as a volunteer.  Teachers will send lunch times. 
    • Should a scholar forget their lunch, one will be provided from CMS School Nutrition


Spiritwear Store

Order your new Shamrock scholar’s spirit wear here:



Report an absence on the SGE CMS website here.



Have questions? Check out the SGE Glossary



The CMS SGE Website - General information from CMS and Shamrock Gardens.

SGE Staff Directory

Absentee Form - How to report an absence. 

CMS Calendar

CMS Handbooks & Forms



Parent Square - This is how the teachers and staff will communicate with you.

Here Comes the Bus - If your child is a bus rider, you can check the progress here

PayPams - online payment service CMS uses to manage cafeteria purchases

Nutrislice - This app allows you to see the upcoming breakfast and lunch menus


School Contact Information

Address: 3301 Country Club Dr. Charlotte, NC 28205

Phone: 980.343.6440

School Webpage:

School Email:



Principal: Trina Potter: 

Grades K-2 Coordinator: Ms. Hill: 

Grades 3-5 Coordinator: Ms. Miller: 

Nurse: Nurse Nicole: 

Bus Q&A: Ms. Gerst: 

ASEP: Ms. Sadler: 

Counselors: Ms. Hart: & Ms. McNeil: 

Uniform Assistance: Ms. Carter: 



PTA Instagram Account:

PTA Public Facebook Page:

PTA Closed Facebook Group:

PTA Email:



These volunteer parents are here to help guide you through the unique experiences for each grade. You will receive regular communication from them throughout the year. Feel free to reach out to them with any questions you may have.


Kindergarten Coordinator: Michelle Patel: 

Kindergarten Coordinator: Adrienne Frentzel: 

Kindergarten Coordinator: Patricia Massey Hoke: 


School Hours

School Day Hours: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Drop off: 7:30AM-8:00AM

Pick up: 3:00PM-3:15PM