Potter News

June 2018

A Message from Ms. Cimino

Thank you so much for your well wishes as I approach the start of my maternity leave. My last day in the office will be June 1, and I will return in October. While I am out Mr. Michael Conforti will be covering along with Mrs. Gallagher. They can be reached at mconforti@btboe.org and mgallagher@btboe.org. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

We hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe summer, and look forward to seeing you all in the fall.

Reminder Field Day for Grades 1-4 is Rescheduled for June 7 Rain or Shine!

School Picnic

This year the H & M Potter PTA will be paying for all students to receive a picnic lunch on June 8 for our Picnic Day. This means you do not have to send lunch money with your child that day. If your child prefers to bring his/her own lunch they can do so. Thank you PTA for providing this for our students!

Y- Kids

Please see the attachment below for Y-Kids program information for 2018-2019. Y- Kids is a before and after school program that takes place at H & M Potter School. This year they will be offering a special reduced rate to accommodate our time change. Students who only need to attend in the morning from 8:30 am until the start of school will be $85/month. Please take a look at the attached information and contact the Y-Kids Program if there are any questions.

Team Trevor- Christmas in July!

Team Trevor will be sponsoring a Christmas in July toy drive for children at the Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson. Toys can be collected for all ages from infant through teenagers.

Donation Ideas: Puzzles, Legos, Playdough, Action Figures, Dolls, Trucks, Board Games, etc.

H & M Potter School will be a drop off location through the month of July. Please bring donations of new unwrapped gifts to the main lobby. Thank you for supporting Team Trevor!

Awards Day

This year the 3rd and 4th Grade Awards Day Ceremony will be on June 14th at 9:30 AM.

The students will be recognized for their participation in various groups such as Safety

Patrol, all year honor roll, Chorus, Student Council, Battle of the Books and the prestigious President's Academic Award. Families are welcome to attend the ceremony to take pride in all of their children's accomplishments.

Transportation Changes for 2018-2019

For the 2018-2019 school year, all arrangements for child care or day care stops must be made before August 10, 2018. This also includes the before and after school Y-Kids Programs. Parents may have two stops, one in the morning and one for after school, however, the district policy is for Monday through Friday stops only. No exceptions will be made. Please feel free to make arrangements by calling the transportation department at 732-269-1302 during normal business hours.

Cafeteria Balances

Please make sure to settle any outstanding cafeteria balances that currently remain. You will be receiving an automated phone call and/or letter if you have an outstanding balance.

Recycle Rally

H&M Potter was the winner of 9th place in country and took home $3,500!! We are so proud of our students and community for coming together to help us become a greener school. We look forward to participating again next year and working back towards the grand prize!

Beyond Band Aids with Mrs. Olsen

Please pick up your child's medication by the end of the day on June 21th. No medication is sent home with students!

Please make sure there is an extra set of clothing in your child's book bag, no matter what grade. End of year activities may cause spills and accidents.

Looking to next year

If your child needs medication again in school next year, you must supply the school with new medication orders from your doctor. You can find all medication forms on the district website.

Please follow up on all vision or hearing referrals sent home from the nurse's office. If your child needs additional vaccines, please supply the school with these records once the vaccine is received. Please schedule and keep all dental appointments, if you need help finding a dentist that accepts your insurance, please call the school nurse.

Save the Dates

Preschool Orientation: August 30, 2018 9am

Kindergarten Orientation: August 30, 2018 10:30am

First Day of School: September 5, 2018

Reminder 2018-2019 Hours Are 9:15am-3:40pm

June Calendar

June 6: Book Club Lunch

June 7: Field Day Grades 1 and 2 9:30-11:30am, Grades 3 and 4 12:30-2:30pm (Parents who are attending please report directly to the playground). Rain or Shine.

June 8: Inflatable Day and School Picnic

June 11: Principal's Pawsome Lunch

June 11: PTA Meeting, 7pm APR

June 12: Kindergarten End of Year Show, 9:30am APR

June 13: Preschool End of Year Show, 10am APR

June 14: Grade 3 and 4 Awards Day, 9:30am APR

June 14: 4th Grade Send Off

June 18: 3rd Grade Wax Museum

June 19-21: Four Hour Sessions, Dismissal at 12:50pm

June 20: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30pm BTES Auditorium

June 21: Spirit Day, Wear Potter Spirit Wear

June 21: Last Day of School!

June 21: Report Cards post to Parent Portal

H & M Potter School

Andrea Cimino, Principal

Melissa Gallagher, Assistant Principal