Potter News

November 2021

Principal's Message

Welcome back, we hope that everyone enjoyed fall break! As we start November, please remember that on Saturday November 13 report cards will post to the Parent Portal.

Additionally, Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on November 22 and 23rd. If you have not already done so, please select a conference time in the Parent Portal. Conferences will be in person, however if you would prefer a virtual conference please contact your child's teacher to set up a virtual meeting at the time you have selected. As a reminder, all visitors to the building during conferences must adhere to safety guidelines including proper mask wearing while in the building, and observing social distancing.

We encourage you to continue to support our Potter PTA. Please see our PTA section below for some upcoming fundraisers.

As always, we are thankful for our amazing Potter Family, and we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.

Ms. Cimino and Mr. McShaffrey

Holiday Assistance

It is time to plan for the holidays. There are often times when families need assistance, making the holiday season a stressful time of year. We have various organizations that are helpful during the holidays, including our “Giving Tree” at Potter School. If you feel that your family is in need of assistance, please fill out the form that will be sent home this week and return it to Ms. Melanson (Guidance Office) by November 16, 2021. Due to the increase of those in need of assistance, please fill out the information for your children that attend Potter School, or for any younger siblings not of school age. For older siblings, please contact the school that they attend for assistance. The information provided will be helpful when choosing gift cards for your child, it does not guarantee that they will receive everything listed. Gift cards will be given to the family contact to use when purchasing gifts for your child(ren).

The Giving Tree

Each year our H & M Potter School Giving Tree helps to provide holiday assistance for those in need. This year our Giving Tree will look slightly different, but is needed just as much as ever! Rather than specific gifts we are asking that if you are interested in helping a family in need please send in a $5-$20 gift card to Walmart, Target, Amazon, 5 Below, or iTunes. This will help us to provide assistance to families while also maintaining safety guidelines. This community project has been a successful part of the school culture for many years, providing holiday gifts to Potter children.

All gift cards purchased should be returned to Potter’s Main Office or sent in with your child between November 22-December 13. Please label the dollar amount, and mark that your donation is for the Giving Tree. We are unable to accept monetary donations or donations of toys at this time. Thank you for continuing to support our families.

PTA Corner

If you have not yet joined the PTA, please do so on their website. Please see the information below for our Membership Drive Contest! Also, remember to check out the PTA website for up to date information, and to participate in fundraisers. Below is information about our upcoming pie fundraiser.
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November Calendar

November 1-5: School Closed, Fall Break

November 9: Second Marking Period Begins

November 11: Spirit Day, Wear Red, White, and Blue for Veteran's Day

November 12: PTA Pie Orders Due

November 13: Report Cards Posted to Parent Portal

November 19: Spirit Day, Wear Potter Spirit Wear

November 22 and 23: Parent Teacher Conferences

November 25 and 26: School Closed, Happy Thanksgiving!

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H & M Potter School

Andrea Cimino, Principal

Keith McShaffrey, Assistant Principal