Potter News

May 2023

A Message from Ms. Cimino

We have a lot to be thankful for in the month of May! We would like to start by thanking everyone who helped to make our PTA Gift Auction a success. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and all profits go directly to support our students.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Kids Heart Challenge this year. We had over 136 students take the challenge to Move More or Be Kind, and raised an amazing $14,159 for the American Heart Association. We are currently working to determine the final numbers to see which students will have the opportunity to silly string Mr. Colarusso- stay tuned! If your child earned additional prizes we will be handing those out this month.

This month we have our PTA Book Fair taking place. Students in grades K-4 will visit the Book Fair in school during library class throughout the week of May 15. Preschool students who would like to purchase a book will also visit during the week as their schedule permits. We will be offering a Family Night on Thursday May 18 from 6-7:30pm where you can come and shop with your child. The Book Fair is in the gym, so please use the Deal Ave. parking lot and enter through Door 7.

Testing Spirit Days

Students in grades 3 and 4 will be taking the NJSLA the week of May 8-12. Students in all grades are invited to participate in the Spirit Days listed below to show support!
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PTA Blue Claws Night

Join us for H&M POTTER night at the Jersey Shore BlueClaws game on Thursday, June 8th at 7:05PM! It is also First Responders Night and all the lower elementary schools in Bayville will be attending! All tickets are $15 each, with $4 a ticket coming directly back to H&M Potter School. Tickets will be sold until June 7th.

Share this special opportunity to show school spirit and support our school with your friends and family!

Tickets will be sold on this website only: https://fevogm.com/event/Hmpotter

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May Calendar

May 1: PTA Meeting, 7pm in the APR

May 4: Spirit Day, Wear Star Wars Gear "May the 4th be with You!"

May 4: PTA Paint Party, 6pm (Pre-payment and sign up required)

May 8-12: Educator Appreciation Week

May 8-12: NJSLA for Grades 3 and 4 (See Spirit Days above)

May 13: Progress Reports posted to the Parent Portal

May 13: Swinging for Sophia Charity Softball Game, 7pm at Veteran's Park

May 15-19: Book Fair

May 18: Book Fair Family Night, 6-7:30pm in the Gym please enter using Deal Ave. Door 7

May 23: Basic Skills Family Night, 5pm

May 23: Board of Education Meeting, 7pm at BTES

May 25: Battle of the Books, 9:45am APR (Parents of students participating are welcome)

May 25: Chorus and Band Concert, 6pm APR

May 26: Superhero Day, Dress like a Superhero!

May 26: Four Hour Session, Dismissal at 1:15

May 29: School Closed, Memorial Day

May 30: Spirit Day, Wear Red, White, and Blue for Memorial Day

May 31: Kindergarten Field Day, 1-3pm Parents welcome on the Back Field

H & M Potter School

Andrea Cimino, Principal

Keith McShaffrey, Assistant Principal