Potter News

April 2018

A Message from Ms. Cimino

We had a very busy March, starting with many visitors for Read Across America Day. We also hosted our production of Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids. Thank you to Mrs. Boyles, Mr. Hensel, Mrs. Immerso, Mrs. Richie and all those who helped for such a wonderful production! Our students did an amazing job, as usual!


Saturday, April 14 is the annual Potter Gift Auction. Tickets are SOLD OUT! Donations are always welcome and appreciated. Please send any donations into the main office ASAP!


Spring is here, and with that will be many exciting events for our students. Please continue to check our website calendar and the events listed below so that you will be up to date. All of us at Potter wish everyone a restful and enjoyable Spring Break!

Congratulations to the cast, chorus and crew of 101 Dalmatians!

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Realtime Parent Portal App Directions

Our data management system, Realtime, has recently released an App for the Parent Portal. This should make all of the features of the Realtime Parent Portal more user friendly on your mobile device. Please follow the instructions below, there is one sheet for Android users and one for iOS users. Contact Ms. Cimino or Mrs. Gallagher if you have any questions.


The district code is: 0320

District Reading Challenge

Please remember our ongoing District Reading Challenge.


As an incentive to encourage reading, students who participate in the Year Long Reading Challenge will receive a "Reading Challenge" certificate. In addition, students will receive an entry for a prize drawing for a Scholastic gift certificate for every 2 hours of reading completed and will be featured on our Facebook page and recognized at each school. Students can keep track of their reading hours by clicking the link below. To participate in the challenge, students must turn in reading logs at the end of every month. A list of suggested books can be found by clicking this link:https://goo.gl/DPUQ2m.


Reading Challenge Log

Kindergarten Registration

If you need to register your child for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year please visit the Administrative Annex at 62 Veeder Lane, just outside of H & M Potter School, Monday April 16 through Friday April 20, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.


Children must be 5 years old by October 1, 2018 in order to register.


Current Berkeley Township School District Preschoolers do not need to attend registration.

Take Our Children to Work Day

If your child will participate in Take Our Children to Work Day on Thursday April 26 please make sure to send a letter stating that your child is participating so that we can mark our attendance accordingly.

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.


April Dates: 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 26 and 30.

April Calendar

March 31-April 8: School Closed, Spring Break

April 12: Honor Roll Breakfast

April 12: Principal's Lunch

April 13: Spirit Day, Wear Potter Spirit Wear

April 14: Potter Gift Auction (Sold Out!)

April 16-20: Kindergarten Registration (See Above)

April 19: 3rd and 4th Grade Book Club, 6:30pm Berkeley Library

April 23: PTA Meeting, 7pm APR

April 24: Strategic Planning Meeting, 5pm BTES Cafeteria

April 24: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30pm BTES Auditorium

April 27: Spirit Day, Mix and Match Day

April 30: Spirit Day, Wear Blue for Autism Awareness

April 30-May 4: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

H & M Potter School

Andrea Cimino, Principal

Melissa Gallagher, Assistant Principal