A Message from Ms. Cimino
We are looking forward to a great October with our Week of Respect, Global Cardboard Challenge at Home, Halloween festivities and much more. Please make sure to check our website and to join our Remind text group by texting @hmpparents to 81010. This will help you to get the most up to date information about what is taking place at school.
October 5-9 is the Week of Respect
This year the Potter School Halloween parade will be an in school event for students only. Due to the current restrictions we are unable to have visitors. We will film and photograph the parade, and share the footage online for families to view. Students are permitted to wear their costumes to school on Tuesday October 27 for Group 1 students and Friday October 30 for Group 2 and Group 4 students. Group R students can wear their costumes for virtual class on October 30.
Please make sure costumes are safe for students to walk around and easy for them to put on. Weapons are not allowed with costumes, please keep them home. 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 since it is already an abbreviated day.
There are a limited number of Scarecrows left to be purchased, please see the order information by visiting the link above.
Our online Scholastic Book Fair (link below) is running through October 10. Please make sure to order your books! Money raised during the Book Fair helps us to provide Scholastic News and other resources to our classrooms.
Tuesday October 14 and Wednesday October 15 are Boscov's Friends Helping Friends Days. Mention H & M Potter School PTA while making a purchase online or in the Ocean County Mall store and we will receive 5% of your total purchase. You will receive 20% off of your purchase (certain exclusions apply and will receive a 10% discount, see Boscov's website for details). Please share this even with friends and family as an easy way to support our school!
October 21 is our Jersey Mike's Dine to Donate at Jersey Mike's in Bayville. Please make sure to let them know that you are from H & M Potter School. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our PTA. We had a great turnout for our Miss Mindy's event in September, and are hoping for the same this month!
We will be doing Fall Family Portraits on October 25. More information on how to schedule a session to follow!
September 27-October 10: Online Scholastic Book Fair! (See link above)October 2-4: Global Cardboard Challenge At Home- See info above
October 5-9: Week of Respect
October 5: Spirit Day, Wear Your Favorite Team Jersey
October 6: Spirit Day, Pajama Day
October 7: Spirit Day, Wear Your Favorite Sweatshirt
October 8: Spirit Day, Dress Your Best
October 8: Positive Parenting Workshop for Preschool Parents, 6pm Virtual
October 9: Spirit Day, Potter Spirit Wear
October 12: School Closed
October 14-15: Boscov's Fundraiser, See Information Above
October 17: Progress Reports Displayed on Parent Portal
October 19: Virtual PTA Meeting, 7pm link on website
October 20: PS and K Pumpkin Patch for Group 1 and Group R students
October 21: PTA Dine to Donate at Jersey Mike's! Mention you are from H & M Potter
October 22: PS and K Pumpkin Patch for Group 2 and Group 4 students
October 25: Fall Family Portraits (Registration information to follow)
October 26: School Pictures for Group 1 Students and Group R Students*
October 27: Halloween Festivities for Group 1 Students
October 29: School Pictures for Group 2 Students*
October 30: Halloween Festivities for Group 2, Group 4, and Group R Students
*Group 4 teachers will let parents know which day will be picture day for their child.
School is closed November 2-6. We will return on Monday November 9 for both in person and virtual instruction.