Potter Elementary School

December Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Waite

Dear Potter Families,

Happy Holiday Season! Thank you to all of the families who attended our "STEMs"- Giving event; we handed out over 400 dinners and had a lot of fun celebrating with our Potter Family. While this is an exciting time of year, please remember that we are still busy working hard and learning lots. It is very important that your child is in school every day and on time. If you need assistance with getting your child to school please reach out to our social worker Ms. Mejias or our parent liaison, Mrs. Knight-Brown.

The end of the second nine weeks is December 17h and it is quickly approaching please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's progress.

Please read below to see some important dates for things going on at Potter in the next couple of weeks.

As always if you need anything, please reach out.

With love and appreciation,

Sharon Waite

Celebrating Attendance

Congratulations to the following classes for having the best attendance for the month of November for each grade level!

Head Start - Ms. Marson

Kindergarten - Ms. Vanderpuyl

First Grade - Mr. Adderley

Second Grade - Ms. Doane

Third Grade - Ms. Fox

Fourth Grade - Ms. Hayman

Fifth Grade - Ms. Shuler

Remember, when you MISS school, you MISS out! There's no greater place to be, than Potter Elementary!

Important Dates


Science Mid Year Assessment

5th Grade - Monday & Tuesday, December 6th & 7th

4th Grade - Tuesday, December 14th

IReady Reading Mid Year Diagnostic

3rd- 5th Grade - Tuesday & Wednesday, December 7th & 8th

IReady Math Mid Year Diagnostic

3rd - 5th Grade - Thursday & Friday, December 9th & 10th


Student Holiday Count Down - Starts on Monday December 6th

Santa Fest - Thursday December 16th

End of 9 weeks

Friday, December 17th

Winter Break

Last day of school - Friday, December 17th

Students Return - Tuesday, January 4th

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Uniform Policy

Potter Elementary is a mandatory uniform school. Students earn a point for their house every day that they are in full uniform.

Contact Ms. Mejias or Ms. Kelly at (813) 276 - 5564 if you need assistance with uniforms or complete a clothes request form here https://clothestokids.org/shop-with-us

Uniform Requirements

Monday - Thursday

- House Color Uniform Shirt *Contact your child's teacher if you are unsure of their house color.

- White Uniform Shirt

- Khaki or Blue pants


-Regular Uniform or

-Potter Spirit Shirt


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These green house 4th Graders got to move to the front of the lunch line on Friday because they were the house with the most 4th graders in uniform. Wearing uniform to school every day gives your child lots of fun incentives!

Congratulations TERRIFIC KIDS!

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Dulce Maria Llanes-Barrientos, Ty'Leria Brown, Brooklynn Winborne, Sa'myria Heyward


Olivia Coleman, Malaysia Miller, Trayvaria Lise

First Grade

Cassie Brown, Angelique Diaz, Sophia Cabanas-Barrientos

Second Grade

A'Miyah Dye, Jamir Reynolds, Jahsyes Smith

Third Grade

Ja'Mario Brown, Aubrey Robinson, Kemora Hines, Destiny Johnson

Fourth Grade

Zariyah Burden, Jean Carlo Feliciano-Quiles, Yanetzi Araujo-Barrientos, Malaysia Balkaran

Fifth Grade

Ke'Mani Austin, Anthony Williams, Samariya Heath