A Message from Ms. Cimino
During the week of May 6-10 we will be celebrating Staff Appreciation Week. We are very lucky to have the amazing and dedicated staff that we do! We are thankful for the positive influence they have on our students all year long, and are looking forward to spoiling them this week.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Annual Gift Auction! Through this event we raised over $25,000 for our students. We truly appreciate the support that we received from our families, staff, and community for this event.
As the warmer weather quickly approaches we have been asked by many parents about spring clothing. Warm weather clothing should be appropriate and safe for a busy day at school. Opened toed shoes and shoes without backs, such as sandals, and shoes that are not tightly secured can be unsafe on the playground, walking up and down stairs and walking down crowded hallways. Additionally, our school is air conditioned making some summer shorts and tops not warm enough for the classroom.
As always school attire is up to the discretion of the parent. Safety, order, and discipline is at the discretion of the school. Please help us keep your child safe and warm enough in school this spring.
PTA Blueclaws Fundraiser
Join us for Harry POTTER night at the Lakewood Blueclaws game on Friday, June 7th at 7:05PM! All tickets are $15 each ($5 of each ticket sold will benefit H&M Potter School). Tickets will be sold this week only as Harry Potter/Firework night is expected to sell out! Each student who sells a ticket is invited to participate in a pre-game parade on the field. You may also preorder fan gear that can be picked up on game night at the Claws Cove gift shop.
Buster, the mascot of the Blueclaws, will be visiting H&M Potter School this week for a special assembly to explain the prizes offered for this amazing fundraiser! Share this special opportunity to show school spirit and support our school with your friends and family!
Please have forms returned by Friday, May 3rd. Checks should be written out to Lakewood Blueclaws.
Chess Tournament Winner!
Congratulations to one of our 4th grade students who won this year's Christopher Blozen Chess Tournament!
Great job to our team representing Potter in the Christopher Blozen Chess Tournament!
Reading Challenge Winners
Congratulations to our students who won the District Reading Challenge raffle for the second marking period!
Chess Tournament Winner!
Fire Safety Poster Contest
Congratulations to one of our students who won the Township's Fire Safety Poster Contest!
Teacher Who Rocks!
Mr. Hensel was honored as Teacher Who Rocks- great job!
Schoolhouse Homework Help
Schoolhouse is a homework and academic skills program that is funded by the Berkeley Township School District.
Schoolhouse runs Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 PM at
235 Magnolia Ave. South Toms River.
Beyond Band Aids with Mrs. Olsen
Your child's clothing.... please send in a change of clothes for your child! Accidents, spills, mud puddles, etc. happen regularly in school. When a student is uncomfortable from wet clothing, they are distracted and learning is difficult. Clothing in school saves time for everyone!
Your child's medication in school...if your child uses medication in school, it must be picked up by a responsible adult or parent at the end of the school year or it will be discarded. Each year, your child needs an updated care plan and doctor's orders to continue medication use. All medical forms are available to print online at our website www.btboe.org.
Please view our Sodexo Food Services Newsletter for May
May 1: PTA Paint Party (Registration Required)
May 1: Board of Education Meeting, 5:30pm @ BTES
May 2: 4th Grade Parent Orientation @ BTES, 6pm
May 3: Spirit Day, Star Wars
May 3: District Softball Fundraiser for Emiliana's Hope, 5:30pm at Little League Fields
May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week, NJSLA (Grades 3 and 4)
May 8: Gifted and Talented Expo, 6pm @ BTES
May 10-17: Spring Book Fair (During your child's library class)
May 13: Family Night at the Book Fair, 6-8pm in the Library
May 13: PTA Meeting, 7pm APR
May 16: 3rd and 4th Grade Book Club @ Berkeley Library, 6:30-7:30pm
May 17: Spirit Day, Wear Potter Spirit Wear
May 18: Progress Reports Posted to Parent Portal
May 21: Chorus Concert
May 22: Talent Show (See Flyer for Times)
May 23: Pawsome Lunch
May 23: Battle of the Books, 2:30pm APR
May 24: Spirit Day: Superhero Day!
May 24: Four Hour Session, Dismissal at 1:15pm
May 27: School Closed, Memorial Day
May 29: Board of Education Meeting, 7pm at BTES
May 31: Instrumental Showcase, 2:30 pm