From the Principal



We are teaching our students at A.P. Morris the following statement. “Hands are not for hitting!”

Parents/guardians, please support us by communicating the same message at home.


During the month of December, the guidance counselor, teachers and administration will spend a great deal of time teaching students to keep hands and feet to themselves.  We will teach the children about personal space and learning how to deal with frustration.

Newsletter December 2014.doc

Our New Vision Statement

A.P. Morris Early Childhood Center provides a safe environment for its young, culturally diverse students.  By providing positive learning experiences, we create lifelong learners who strive to become independent thinkers.

Do you want Santa to deliver a gift to your home? Please check out the flyer attached.

Santa Express 2014.pdf
December Lunch Menu.pdf
Santa Express registration.docx

Parents are required to pay for meals served to children if they are not eligible for free or reduced lunch.   Parents/guardians  will not be able to view report cards when fines are attached to students' accounts.   Please consider using the convenience of on-line payments through or send money to the school. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Ms. Lowe

Daily Announcements

December Breakfast Menu.pdf

Birthday Celebration

You may send in STORE BOUGHT mini cupcakes and water, with the ingredients on the package, in celebration of your child’s birthday.  Please send the item in the morning and your child’s teacher will allow the birthday student to pass out the item.  As a courtesy, please include napkins.  Our intent is to make all students feel special, safe and important. Please do not send balloons to school.

First graders should not be dropped off until 7:45 a.m.

There is no supervision before 7:45 a.m.

AP Morris Early Childhood Center  Pre-K

AP Morris Early Childhood Center Kindergarten

AP Morris Early Childhood Center/Grade 1 

Breakfast Service

8:30 AM

8:30 AM

7:45 AM

Classes Begin

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

8:15 AM


2:35 PM

3:20 PM

2:35 PM


Welcome to the Hillside Public School’s Genesis Parent Portal

The Gradebook module in the parent portal is now available.  Gradebook gives parents real-time access to view their child's class assignment grades. The web site,, will provide you with the information you need to access your child's attendance and academic records. 


District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
908 352 7664 ext. 7401
George Washington School
1530 Leslie St, Hillside, NJ

AP Morris Anti-Bullying Specialist/

Co Anti-Bullying Specialist:
Jeanie Ruban
Jenna Martinez

 908-352-7664 ext. 5410
143 Coe Ave, Hillside NJ

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Hillside Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Sharon Festante, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.

Report Forms, policies and other
information is located at,

Tuesday, December 23
School Event
Early Dismissal

Pre K  and Kindergarten dismissal at 1:00

1st grade dismissal at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 25
School Event
Merry Christmas
Monday, January 5
School Event
School reopens

Today, 12/21/2014
High: 41 Low: 29
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/22/2014
High: 46 Low: 38
Slight chance rain
40% chance of precipitation.