Potter News

March 2019

Potter News

As always, we are looking forward to spring here at H & M Potter. We have many wonderful events coming up, including our school dance and our production of Disney's The Jungle Book Kids which are both in March. Please continue to look at our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for updates on our events.
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Beyond Band Aids with Mrs. Olsen

Let's talk ticks!


What to do if you find a tick on your child


1. Using fine-tipped tweezers, grab the tick close to the skin. Do not twist or jerk the tick, as this may cause the mouthparts to break off and remain in the skin.

2. With a steady motion, gently pull straight up until all parts of the tick are removed.

3. After removing the tick, clean your skin with soap and warm water.

4. Contact a healthcare provider if you develop symptoms of tick-borne disease.


Do not use petroleum jelly, hot matches, nail polish remover, or other products to remove a tick.


Rutgers Extension of Ocean County can identify the type of tick and the potential disease that tick may carry. Put the tick in a plastic bag or old medicine bottle with a piece of wet cloth or cotton ball and bring it to the facility. They will contact you the next day with the information. No appointment is necessary.


Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County

1623 Whitesville Rd.

Toms River, NJ 08755

732-505-3671


Reduce your chances of getting a tick-borne disease by checking your body for ticks after being outdoors. Be sure to check these parts of your body:


  • Under the arms
  • In/around the ears
  • Inside belly button
  • Back of the knees
  • In/around the hair
  • Between the legs
  • Around the waist
  • On the scalp

For more information visit this link.


The Mobile Dentist is coming to Potter on April 3rd! Registration forms are going home soon.


A FREE dental screening and cleaning is provided to students WITHOUT DENTAL INSURANCE. Contact the nurse Ext.5005 for more information.

TOOTH DECAY is the #1 chronic disease of childhood!!

Gift Auction

Saturday, April 13 is the annual Potter Gift Auction. Tickets are SOLD OUT! Donations are always welcome and appreciated. Please send any donations into the main office ASAP!


Thank you again for your support and we look forward to another successful gift auction!

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration will take place March 25-29 from 8:30am - 3pm at the Administrative Annex which shares a parking lot with H & M Potter School. Students must be 5 by October 1, 2019 in order to be eligible for kindergarten.


When registering please bring 2 proofs of residency, an original birth certificate with the raised seal, and immunization records.

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.

March Calendar

March 1: Read Across America

March 5: Pawsome Lunch

March 8: Spirit Day, School Spirit

March 8: School Dance Grades 1-4, Must Sign Up (6-7pm Grades 1-2, 7:30-9pm Grades 3-4)

March 11: PTA Meeting, 7pm APR

March 15: Four Hour Session, Teacher Inservice

March 21: 3rd and 4th Grade Book Club, 6:30pm @ Berkeley Library

March 22: Spirit Day, Wear All One Color

March 26: Board of Education Meeting, 7pm @ BTES

March 27: Jungle Book Play, 7pm APR (Tickets Required)

March 29: Jungle Book Play, 7pm APR (Tickets Required)

H & M Potter

Andrea Cimino, Principal

Melissa Gallagher, Assistant Principal