Welcome to Potter-Burns Elementary School
 Achieve Core Excellence 

Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future

  John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Potter-Burns Learning Community to enable our students to become well educated members of society. We, the faculty and staff, with the cooperation and support of parents and the community, will hold all our students accountable to reach high standards of academic performance and citizenship. Through high quality, effective instruction, students will learn to work cooperatively with others, become creative problem solvers and responsible, life-long learners.
  • Potter-Burns New School Hours
    School Hours:  9:00am - 3:10pm
  • Potter Student Lunch Times

    Lunch Schedule:

    11:00-11:25   Grades K and 4  

    11:35-12:00   Grade 3     
    12:05-12:30   Grade 1

    12:35 -1:00    Grade 2
     1:05-1:30      Grade 5

Dr. Cheryl McWilliams, School Principal


PTO Meetings 2016-2017

Wed., 9/14/16
Wed., 10/12/16
 Wed., 11/9/16
Wed., 12/7/16
Wed., 1/11/17
Wed., 2/15/17 
  Wed., 3/15/17 
Wed., 4/12/17
Wed., 5/10/17
June 2017 Meeting TBD

*Meetings start at 6:30 PM
Location at Annex 11 (across from Annex)

Message from Dr. McWilliams

Welcome to the Potter-Burns Elementary School website.

This is a great resource for our school community to learn about the happenings at Potter.

Principal's Newsletter


Monthly Calendar

  • All parents and volunteers must have a BCI check on file in the school office in order to volunteer  in the school, classrooms, or as a chaperone for field trips.
  • BCI - background checks can be done by the Pawtucket Police Department or Rhode Island Attorney General's Office in Providence, RI
  • You can obtain information at the website: http://www.riag.state.ri.us

Faculty & Staff

Healthy Schools

Letter to Parents

Food Pyramid for Healthy Snacks List
All goods brought in to school have to be store bought according to State Law.

Pics of Potter Students

Mrs. St. Louis' Grade 3 Play 

Grade 3 Students participate in Dr. Seuss' Read-A-Thon

Potter-Burns Celebrates Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' Birthday.  We have special guest readers from PSD Central Administration including Superintendent Dicenso, Asst. Superintendent Rabbitt, Mrs. Devine, Mrs. Cristino, Ms. Stern, and Mrs. Carney.  It was a wonderful day!



Potter Students celebrate 100 Day of School!

Mrs. Wunschel's grade 3 students are really enjoying writing--thanks to "Being A Writer" which encourages a relaxed position.  No worries about the desks, they wipe them down when they are done.


Kindergarten students build a house after reading The Three Little Pigs - great STEAM lesson in library class

Another STEAM Lesson, Goldilocks and The Three Bears



Random Acts of Kindness        Grade 5 Clothing and Book Drive 

Mrs. Andella's Grade 1 students "RACKED" (Random Acts of Christmas Kindness)

                      Grade 4 Book Club                            School Spirit Day
                          Red Ribbon - Mrs. McLaughlin-Room 21

                                                NO BULLY Peace Summit    

                 Frozen Winter Ball                                               Kindergartners Visit The Library