From the Principal

A.P. Morris is Un-bee-lievable!

A.P. Morris Celebrates Black History!  

On Friday, February 26th students should dress as a Famous African American.
Every student that participates will win a prize! 

First graders may dress as an African American artist or athlete.
Kindergartners may dress as an African American inventor or musician.
Pre K
students may dress as an African American athlete or entertainer.

On Friday, February 26, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., A.P. Morris Early Childhood Center will be transformed into several of the National Park Sites that focus on African Americans.

The Hillside Community is cordially invited to tour our building and learn more about the rich African American culture. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Please see the district's brochure below listing all of the special events below.

Black Hist Brochure.pdf

Delayed Opening Schedule

On days in which the weather is not severe enough to close school, the Superintendent may elect to designate a delayed opening. Please refer to the delayed opening schedule listed below. 

 Pre-K and Kindergarten

11:00 AM  

Grade 1

10:15 A.M.

     There will be not supervision prior to these time.

February Newsletter
Newsletter February 2016.pdf

February's Breakfast Menu

Feb 2016 Breakfast Menu APM.pdf

February's Lunch Menu

Feb 16 Hill Elem Lunch Menu R 1-13.pdf

Girls Uniform: Khaki jumpers, skirts shorts, pants or shorts; navy blue polo shirts and sweaters,

 Boys Uniform: Khaki pants or shorts and navy blue polo shirts and sweaters.

Gym Wear- Boys & Girls: Navy Sweat Pants & Sweat Shirts w/logo  Navy T-shirts w/school logo


Please click the attachment below to view dates of some of our important events for 2015-2016.
Important Dates for 2015-2016.doc
STUDENT HANDBOOK - Please read and review the student handbook with your child. Parents, guardians and students are expected to know and follow the information outlined in the handbook. 
Student Handbook A.P. Morris 2015-2016 A.pdf

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

The Free & Reduced Meal Application can now be completed online at

Please click on the link below to view the monthly lunch calendar. 

Lunch menus can now be found on the main page of the district's website.

Our Mission Statement

We at A.P. Morris Early Childhood Center, believe that all children can learn.  We provide enriching, enjoyable and meaningful activities through a curriculum that nurtures young children and promotes problem-solving skills. We strive to develop the potential of all students academically with a strong emphasis on the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.  We encourage social and moral development through our school wide character education program.  We support a technology-rich environment that allows our students to be successful and become lifelong learners.  We seek the involvement of parents/guardians and the members of the Hillside community to be participants in a partnership to promote quality education.

Daily Announcements


Please review the flyer below.

Guidelines for Sick Children.docx

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.

AP Morris Early Childhood Center Pre-K

AP Morris Early Childhood Center


AP Morris Early Childhood Center Grade 1

Breakfast Service/ Students May Enter

8:45 AM**

8:45 AM**

8:00 AM*

Classes Begin

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

8:15 AM


2:35 PM

3:20 PM

2:35 PM

*First graders should not be dropped off until 8:00 a.m. as there is no supervision prior to 8:00 a.m.

** Pre-K and kindergarten students should not be dropped off until 8:45 a.m. as there is no supervision prior to 8:45 a.m.


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 website,, 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:

A.P. Morris Early Childhood Center

143 Coe Ave. Hillside, NJ 07205
Jeanie Ruban
Jeanna Martinez
Phone:  908-352-7664 ext. 5500
Fax: (908)-282-5836
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 Dr. Sharon Festante, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.

Since the implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, our school district has made progress in addressing and improving harassment, intimidation and bullying and the school climate and culture by implementing systemic character education programs in all schools resulting in a district wide grade of 73 out of a possible 78 total points.

Report Forms, policies and other
information is located at,

Mon, Feb 1 - Mon, Feb 29
School Event
Wed, Feb 10 - Thu, Feb 11
School Event
Valentine Grams Sponsored by the PTA
Wednesday, February 10
School Event
Valentine Grams Sponsored by the PTA
Valentine Grams Sponsored by the PTA
Friday, February 12
School Event
School is Open Today
 School is Open Today
Monday, February 15
School Event
Presidents Day School Closed
Presidents Day School Closed