From the Principal

The weather is finally warming up!

We are looking forward to the next few months of school. There are many more programs and activities planned for the remainder of the school year.

Take a look at the calendar of events posted on our website for some of our upcoming events.

Enjoy the spring-like weather. Hope to see you soon!


Congratulations to the A.P. Morris Early Childhood Center Teacher of the Year
Jeanna Martinez!

Ms. Martinez has worked in the Hillside district for 8 years. She recently graduated from Kean University with a master’s degree in School Counseling. Ms. Martinez has worked diligently with the school safety team and other committees over the years. Her dedication to the profession is to be commended. 

Congratulations from the entire A.P. Morris family!

Newsletter May 2015.doc
Ms. Lowe Gets Slimed! Download the file below to watch Ms. Lowe get slimed.

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

May Lunch Menu.pdf

Please click on the link to complete a lunch application.

Lunch Application.pdf
May Breakfast Menu 2015.pdf

Our New 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.

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
Jeanna 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,

Monday, May 25
School Event
School Closed- Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 3
School Event
Pre K field Trip
Monday, June 8
School Event
Kindergarten Field Trip
Tuesday, June 9
School Event
Pre K End of Year Show for Zimmerman, Burkat, Vilabril, Kildosher, Jones, Fyhr
Check with the classroom teacher for the time
Wednesday, June 10
School Event
New Student Orientation
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Today, 5/25/2015
High: 85 Low: 62
Mostly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/26/2015
High: 86 Low: 63
Partly cloudy
6% chance of precipitation.