H&M Potter News
January 2016 Edition
Welcome to 2016! We hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday break! We have an amazing year ahead of us full of change, new beginnings, and outstanding education.
A Special Message from Dr. Zito
Thank you to all of the parents and families of the Potter School who so generously supported our Holiday Giving Tree. Because of your donations we were able to make the holidays special for over 100 Potter families! That is more than ever before!
Please remember that if school needs to close for inclement weather notifications will immediately go out via phone, text and/or email. Please make sure that your contact information is up to date in the Parent Portal. If your phone number changes, please update the Parent Portal immediately.
Please note that closings or delays will also be posted on our district Facebook page, and on our website at www.btboe.org.
Potter Holiday Shows
December was a busy month in the nurse's office!! Vision and hearing screening, height, weight, blood pressure are ongoing for the foreseeable future until all mandated screenings are finished.
Our school is participating in "Project Brush", a NJ Department of Health program designed to promote good dental hygiene practices to kindergarten and 1st grade students. Oral health kits were distributed to 184 students . Each student received a toothbrush and a toothbrushing timer. All students will receive information throughout the school year to promote better dental hygiene.
January 11th--The NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired screens all preschool and kindergarten students
January 14th--Little Smiles New Jersey Mobile Dentist offering in-school dental care!! Sealants, x-rays, cleanings, flouride rinses are done depending on student's insurance and eligibility. A dental exam, cleaning and flouride rinse can be done for students without dental insurance through grants. Please send in your registration ASAP!!! Over 50% of all school age children have a cavity that may cause pain leading to missed school!!
The student council worked very hard on their most recent fundraiser, selling candy grams. It was a huge success for all the students. They have a lot of other great ideas coming up and we look forward to a great rest of the year. One idea for a fundraiser is a Jersey Mikes night to help support the school play. Mrs. Melanson and the executive board is in the planning stages and we look forward to hearing more about it soon.
Hour of Code - Month of December
January 5 - Board of Education meeting 6:30pm
January 8 - Potter Spirit Day - Potter Wear
January 11 - Comic Book Club
January 13 - Cimino/Waldron Book Club
January 14 - 80th Day of School - Wear your 80s gear
January 18 - MLK Day - School Closed for Students
January 22 - Student Council Meeting
January 25 - Comic Book Club
January 29 - Spirit Day - Favorite Super Bowl Team Day
Winter Weather Reminders
With the cold weather approaching we ask that if you are dropping your children off at the Deal Avenue entrance, you arrive at 8:40AM. The doors will not be opening each day until that time, therefore the students will be outside unsupervised if they come earlier. We also ask that you please drop and go quickly, as we have been all year. We will have an increased number of drop offs on these days, and moving quickly will ensure that all students get to school on time.
Please remember that there will be no parking allowed down the left side of Deal Ave. in the morning OR in the afternoon.
For school delay or closing information please make sure that all phone numbers are updated in the Parent Portal. You can also check the district Facebook page or website at www.btboe.org.