From the Principal

2015 Reading Challenge


I challenge the children of A.P. Morris to read 2015 books beginning March 2nd to March 6th.  If the children are able to read 2015 books by Friday morning, I will do one of the following silly stunts on March 27th:

· Get slimed

· A pie in the face

· Dress like a chicken and do the chicken dance.

If the children reach the goal, they will vote on which silly student they would like to see.  Please refer to the flyer that was sent home. 
All forms should be returned no later than March 6th.

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Tracy Quattrocchi our new Instructional Supervisor! She is a former 2nd grade teacher at Calvin Coolidge. Mrs. Quattrocchi is here to support,                              the children, parents and faculty.





Registration for PRE-K


To register for Pre K a child must be four (4) years old

on or before October 1, 2015


                                    During the week of March 9th -13th , 2015

       10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Please read more information by clicking the link below.

Pre-K registration APMECC 2015-16.doc

When there is a 2 hour delay,classes begin at the following times;

1st Graders 10:15 a.m.  

 First Graders may be dropped off as early as 9:45 a.m.

Pre K and Kindergartners 11:00 a.m.

Pre K and Kindergartners may be dropped

                          off as early as 10:30 a.m.

March Newsletter 2015.doc
March Lunch

We will also participate in a “ Be a Hero Not a Zero Spirit Day”.  The staff and students will be encouraged to dress as a super hero of their choice on 3/27/15.

This month Ms. Lowe, will talk about how it’s better to be a hero (helper, respectful, kind)) and not a zero(mean, rude, inconsiderate).

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.

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

March 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,

Wednesday, March 4
School Event
PTA Meeting
6:30 PM
Friday, March 6
School Event
Student of the Month Recognition
School Event
Wear your School Spirit T Shirt
Mon, Mar 16 - Fri, Mar 20
School Event
Book Fair
Friday, March 20
School Event
Someone Special Dance sponsored by the PTA- Tickets are needed to participate
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Today, 3/1/2015
High: 31 Low: 30
Snow likely
75% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/2/2015
High: 38 Low: 16
Slight chance snow
20% chance of precipitation.