Potter News

June 2021

From the Desk of Ms. Cimino

Mr. McShaffrey and I would like to thank all of our Potter families for their continued cooperation and support during this challenging year. We have loved being part of your child's educational journey, and wish all of our families a relaxing summer. We are looking forward to great things for the 2021-2022 school year!

We also would like to wish our 4th graders who are moving on to BTES continued success, and remind them that once a Potter Panther always a Potter Panther!

Congratulations Mrs. Grimaldi!

We would like to congratulate our secretary Mrs. Grimaldi on her upcoming retirement this summer. Mrs. Grimaldi has been a secretary at H & M Potter School since 2002, and a valuable member of our team! We will miss her smile and kindness, but are very happy for her as she starts this new chapter. Please make sure to congratulate her over the next few weeks!

Field Days

We are so excited that our students will be participating in Field Day this year! We appreciate your understanding that we are unable to welcome spectators at this time. Dates for Field Days are as follows, but may be rescheduled due to inclement weather:

Wednesday June 2: Grades K and 1, Mrs. Buzzella, and Mrs. Starr

Friday June 4: Virtual Classes K-4 will have Field Day activities posted to their Google Classroom today.

**Rescheduled Tuesday June 8: Grades 2 and 3 and Mr. Poppe

**Rescheduled Wednesday June 9: Grade 4 and Ms. O'Neill Field Day

Wednesday June 15: Preschool, Virtual PS will have Field Day activities posted to Google Classroom this day.

Thank you to our wonderful PTA that will be providing t-shirts for each class. Your child will receive their Field Day shirt on the day of their assigned Field Day in school. A pick up will be available for virtual classes. Please apply sunscreen before students leave the house and have your child wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.

Device Return

Over the coming weeks we will be working on having tablets and Chromebooks returned for all in person students. Virtual students will receive separate information about when your devices will need to be returned. These dates do not apply to fully virtual students.

For preschool and kindergarten device return will begin on June 1. Please send your child with their device and charger. Once the device is returned to school it will no longer come home each night.

For grades 1-4 we will begin collection during the week of June 7. Please send your child's Chromebook and charger to school. Once the device is returned it will no longer come home each day, but your child may continue to use the device in the classroom if needed.

Please return your child's device even if they are participating in a summer program. Each summer program will have their own device policy. Thank you for your cooperation!

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June Calendar

June 1: Spirit Day, Wear Red, White, and Blue

June 2: Field Day for Kindergarten, Grade 1, Mrs. Starr and Mrs. Buzzella

June 3: Field Day for Grades 2, 3, and Mr. Poppe

June 4: Field Day for Grade 4, Ms. O'Neill, and Grades K-4 Virtual Classes (see above)

June 5: Walk Through Gift Auction (Ticket Required)

June 7: Virtual PTA Meeting, 7pm Link Here

June 9: Virtual Glow Dance Party, Ticket Required (see above)

June 11: Fourth Grade Awards Day and Send Off (see information that was sent home)

June 12: PTA Blue Claws Event (Ticket Required)

June 14: Spirit Day, Wear Red, White, and Blue for Flag Day

June 17 and 18: Four Hour Sessions, Dismissal at 1:15pm

June 18: Last Day of School

June 18: 4th Grade Glow Party at Urban Air, Ticket Required

June 18: Report Cards Posted to Parent Portal

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H & M Potter School

Andrea Cimino, Principal

Keith McShaffrey, Assistant Principal