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 join our school Remind text messages (text @hmpbelieve to the number 81010 to join) in order to get the most up to date information.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Fundraiser
On Friday October 12 we will hold a kick off assembly, and the students will receive their walk envelopes. With help from a parent, students can register online at kidswalk.jdrf.org. Once registered, students can create a personal fundraising page to share their story and send emails to friends and family members asking for their support.
As students collect donations they can write the name of their donors on the shoes that they received, and bring them to school so we can put them on display!
We encourage children to turn in their donations on the day of the Kids Walk: October 26, 2018. Students will enjoy a healthy, brisk walk and celebrate our success!
The funds collected will be given to JDRF, the leading global organization focused on T1D research. JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until it is no longer a threat to anyone.
Please visit kidswalk.jdrf.org for more information. Thank you for your support of this worthy cause!
Terror in the Halls October 19 and 20
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. This will be another great year of TERROR!
Terror in the Halls 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, on October 20 you can come to the school for $2.00 per person to take a tour of the entire haunted house with the lights on and no actors.
A form will be sent home the first week of October, please return the form if you are interested!
Halloween Parade and Parties
The Potter School Halloween Parade will take place on Wednesday October 31, 2018 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.
Reminder for School Visitors
Intervention and Referral Services
Beyond Band Aids with Mrs. Olsen
Change of Clothes
Please continue to send in a change of clothes for your child. Spills and accidents occur on a daily basis!
Lions Club vision screening scheduled for October 2nd for all 2nd and 4th grade students. If you receive a vision referral, please follow up with your child's health care provider.
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: 2, 4, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23 and 25
Upcoming October Events
October 5: Global Cardboard Challenge, 6-7:30
October 8: School Closed, Teacher Inservice
October 11: Picture Day
October 12: Spirit Day, Wear Blue for Diabetes Awareness and JDRF Kick Off Assembly
October 13: Progress Reports posted to the Parent Portal
October 15: PTA Meeting, 7pm in the APR
October 19-20: Terror in the Halls! 7-10pm, $10 per person
October 24: Preschool and Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch
October 26: Spirit Day, Tie Dye Day and JDRF Walk
October 27: Berkeley Township Trick or Trunk, 12-2pm @ BTES
October 30: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30pm @ BTES
October 31: Halloween Parade and Parties