As always the safety and security of our students is our number one priority, therefore we ask that you adhere to the following dismissal procedures if applicable. If your child is scheduled to take a bus and you will not be utilizing bus transportation this year we ask that you sign the transportation waiver form by clicking this link. Please remember that if you are coming to pick your child up early we will call your child to the office when you arrive at school. Additionally, your child must be in school until 1:15 pm in order for it to count as a full day. We want all of our students to get the maximum amount of instructional time as possible each day.
We are looking forward to a great October with our Week of Respect, Global Cardboard Challenge, Terror in the Halls, Halloween festivities and much more. Please make sure to check our website and to download our new Berkeley Township School District App in order to get the most up to date information. When downloading our App please make sure that you select to receive communications from both H & M Potter and the District, and that push notifications are enabled. This is how we will be communicating reminders for upcoming events.
Mrs. Olsen's Corner
The Mobile Dentist will be visiting H & M Potter on October 4. Please contact Mrs. Olsen if you are interested in the program.
Change of Clothes
Please continue to send in a change of clothes for your child. Spills and accidents occur on a daily basis for all grade levels!
Terror in the Halls
For the 11th year Potter School will be turned into a haunted attraction on Friday October 25 and Saturday October 26 from 7-10pm! Admission is $10 per person and that fee is non-refundable. Please remember that this is meant to be a scary attraction and not designed for young children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
If you or someone you know are 16 and older, and interested in volunteering for Terror in the Halls, please complete this form.
Lights On Tour
Do you want to see how our school is amazingly transformed but do not want to be scared? Do you want to see if your youngster can handle the Haunted House? If so, join us on October 26 and for $2.00 per person you can take a behind the scenes tour of the attraction with the lights on and the scary effects off!
A form will be sent home the first week of October, please return the form if you are interested in the Lights on Tour.
Halloween Parade and Parties
The Potter School Halloween Parade will take place on Thursday October 31, 2019 at 2:30pm. Students will dress in costumes for the parade. Only the two class parents will be allowed into the building on this day. Parents and family members are invited to the playground to view the parade. Face coverings/masks will not be permitted for adults.
Please make sure costumes are safe for students to walk around and easy for them to put on. Children are not to wear their costumes to school. Weapons are not allowed with costumes, please keep them home.
All costumes should be put in a bag clearly marked with the student’s name. Safety of the children is always our number one concern. We ask that you please refrain from signing your child out early on the day of the parade.
On September 26 our PTA provided all students with the Bubble Mania assembly! This was a great show that combined entertainment with the science behind bubbles. The students had a great time, and three lucky students were placed into a bubble! Thank you PTA!
Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness!
On September 27 H & M Potter School went Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness. Lemonade was sold at each lunch to benefit the Emiliana's Hope Foundation. There will be two more chances to purchase lemonade on Friday October 4 and Friday October 11.
It was so great to welcome our students back for the 2019-2020 school year on September 4. Even the Potter Panther showed up to greet our students!
Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness!
Please take a moment to join our PTA via the form that comes home with your child, or by clicking this link https://hmpotter.memberhub.store/.
On October 23 our PTA will be hosting a Pumpkin Patch for all students in preschool and kindergarten. We are looking for volunteers to help the students select their pumpkins. Please click the link here to sign up to help, you must be a PTA member. Thank you!
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.
October Dates: 1,3, 7, 8, 10, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, and 28
October 4: Mobile Dentist Visit (See Mrs. Olsen for Details)
October 4: Global Cardboard Challenge 6:00-7:30pm, Please RSVP
October 7-11: Week of Respect (See Spirit Days Above)
October 7: PTA Meeting, 7pm APR
October 10: Picture Day for grades K-4
October 14: School Closed, Teacher Inservice
October 18: Spirit Day, Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
October 21: Picture Day for Preschool
October 23: Pumpkin Patch for Grades PS and K
October 25: Spirit Day, Wear Potter Spirit Wear
October 25-26: Terror in the Halls, 7-10pm $10 per person
October 26: Terror in the Halls Lights on Tour, 5:30-6:30pm $2 per person
October 29: Board of Education Meeting, 7pm at BTES
October 31: Halloween Parade and Parties