From the Principal


2015 is coming to an end and the month of December is a short one for students, staff and faculty. Please check the website for special events.

From our school family to yours, we wish you a happy holiday and a safe New Year!



Our busy bees will be able to use their Bee Bucks to purchase items in the Bee Hive.

 We have a very busy month at A.P. Morris. 

 Please review our calendar for important dates.

Cheer Fest was held at A.P. Morris on November 17, 2015 as part of our American Education Week celebration. Thank you to the Hillside High School Comet Cheerleaders for performing at the event. There was even a special appearance from our very own Honey the Bee and Buddy the Bear! Students and staff members enjoy reciting character education cheers and the performance by the high school cheerleaders. Enjoy the video clip from the event!
Cheer Fest 2015.mp4

Earn 5 Bee Bucks for your child


We are asking all parents to apply for the free/reduced meal benefits online.  Our school is striving to reach 100% participation.  You can visit the Hillside School District’s website at and select the link or come into A.P. Morris and we will assist you with the application.  This is an easy, secure and convenient new way to apply for free and reduced meal benefits.  We will give out 5 bee bucks in November to every child (in our school) that has an application on file. Bee bucks will be provided to your child by Ms. Lowe for the students whose families have completed the applications prior to shopping at the Bee Hive on 11/13.

Your help is greatly appreciated!

December 2015 Newsletter.doc

December's Breakfast Menu

Breakfast Menu APMDecember.pdf

December's Lunch Menu

December Lunch Menu.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 Mrs. Sharon Festante, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.

Report Forms, policies and other
information is located at,

Friday, December 4
School Event
Bee A- Thon
Wed, Dec 9 - Thu, Dec 10
School Event
Pictures with Santa
Wed, Dec 16 - Thu, Dec 17
School Event
PTA Holiday Bazar
Wednesday, December 23
School Event
Early Dismissal
Thu, Dec 24 - Sun, Jan 3
School Event
School Closed for Winter Break

Today, 12/1/2015
High: 49 Low: 46
81% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/2/2015
High: 56 Low: 40
Rain showers likely
74% chance of precipitation.