Potter News

June 2017

A Message from Ms. Cimino and Mr. Waldron

We wanted to take the time to thank everyone for a wonderful school year. We are looking forward to some great events coming up for our students over the next few weeks, so please make sure to check out the list of events below. Thank you for all of your involvement and support over this year, we are truly happy to have all of you as a part of the H & M Potter School Family. Enjoy Summer Break!

Congratulations Mrs. Beecher!

We would like to congratulate Mrs. Beecher on her retirement! She has been bringing the gift of music to H & M Potter School since 1981, and we thank her for the influence she has had on all of her students. On May 30 all of our students got together to say (or sing) "thank you for the music" and to wish her well on her retirement. Thank you Mrs. Beecher, we will miss you!

Field Days

June 1 and 2 will be our Field Days. Parents are welcome to visit as spectators, and should report directly to the back playground during their child's assigned time.

June 1: Full Day Preschool and Kindergarten


June 2:

Grades 1 and 2: 9:30am - 11:30am

Grades 3 and 4: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Awards Day

This year the 3rd and 4th Grade Awards Day Ceremony will be on June 8th at 9:30 AM.

The students will be recognized for their participation in various groups such as Safety

Patrol, all year honor roll, Chorus, Student Council, Battle of the Books and the prestigious President's Academic Award. Families are welcome to attend the ceremony to take pride in all of their children's accomplishments.

Cafeteria Balances

Please make sure to settle any outstanding cafeteria balances that currently remain. You will be receiving an automated phone call if you have an outstanding balance.

Recycle Rally!

H&M Potter was the winner of 7th place in country and took home $5,000!! We are so proud of our students and community for coming together to help us become a greener school. We look forward to participating again next year and working back towards the grand prize!

Student Council

Student Council had another great year! To celebrate their accomplishments the students will be having a pizza party and a visit from the Game Truck. At our upcoming meetings, the newly elected members of the student council will be sworn in and will see how the meetings run. Thank you Student Council and Mrs. Melanson for all of your hard work and dedication to H&M Potter School and the community this year!

Thank You PTA!

We would like to thank our PTA for their support of our students, staff and community this year! Our PTA has sponsored so many events and activities, and we are truly lucky to be able to have these experiences for our students. The Executive Board has worked tirelessly to raise money for our students, and we would like to thank them and congratulate our new officers for the 2017-2018 school year.

Transportation Changes

For the 2017-2018 school year, all arrangements for child care or day care stops must be made before August 10, 2017. This also includes the before and after school Y-Kids Programs. Parents may have two stops, one in the morning and one for after school, however, the district policy is for Monday through Friday stops only. No exceptions will be made. Please feel free to make arrangements by calling the transportation department at 732-269-1302 during normal business hours.

Team Trevor- Christmas in July!

Team Trevor will be sponsoring a Christmas in July toy drive for children at the Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson. Toys can be collected for all ages from infant through teenagers.

Donation Ideas: Puzzles, Legos, Playdough, Action Figures, Dolls, Trucks, Board Games, etc.

H & M Potter School will be a drop off location through the month of July. Please bring donations of new unwrapped gifts to the main lobby. Thank you for supporting Team Trevor!

Beyond Band Aids with Mrs. Olsen

Please pick up your child's medication by the end of the day on June 19th. No medication is sent home with students!

Please make sure there is an extra set of clothing in your child's book bag, no matter what grade. End of year activities may cause spills and accidents.

Looking to next year

If your child needs medication again in school next year, you must supply the school with new medication orders from your doctor. You can find all medication forms on the district website.

Please follow up on all vision or hearing referrals sent home from the nurse's office. If your child needs additional vaccines, please supply the school with these records once the vaccine is received. Please schedule and keep all dental appointments, if you need help finding a dentist that accepts your insurance, please call the school nurse.

June Calendar of Events

  • June 1: 4th Grade Trip to iPlay America
  • June 1: Preschool and Kindergarten Field Day, 1:45pm
  • June 1: 3rd and 4th Grade Book Club, 6:30pm at Berkeley Library
  • June 2: Grades 1 and 2 Field Day, 9:30-11:30 am
  • June 2: Grade 3 and 4 Field Day, 12:30-2:30 pm
  • June 5: PTA Meeting, 7pm in the APR
  • June 6: Kindergarten Show, 9:30am APR
  • June 7: Preschool Moving Up Ceremony, 9:30am APR
  • June 8: 3rd and 4th Grade Awards Ceremony, 9:30am APR
  • June 9: Spirit Day, Dress like a Superhero! (No masks please)
  • June 9: Superhero Day and School Picnic for Students
  • June 13: Talent Show, 10:00am and 1:45pm APR
  • June 14-June 19: Four Hour Sessions, Dismissal at 12:50pm
  • June 19: Spirit Day, Wear Potter Spirit Wear!
  • June 19: Last Day of School, Report Cards Posted to the Portal

H & M Potter School

Andrea Cimino, Principal

Kevin Waldron, Assistant Principal