From the Principal

Due to inclement weather, the PTA Dance is canceled and rescheduled for April 17th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Be a Hero Not a Zero at A.P. Morris

Super heroes are kind, respectful, honest, trustworthy, responsible, and practice self-discipline.  We want our students to emulate these character traits. Therefore, on March 27th the children will be able to dress as a super hero. We are asking our students to simply wear a cape.  Children do not have to wear a full super hero costume. Participating students do not have to wear their uniform on this special day.  The following website provides directions to make a cape using a t-shirt: 

2015 Reading Challenge


The children read over 2,900 books in one week!  Therefore, the students were able to vote on a silly stunt to be performed by Ms. Lowe.  The children voted on Monday, March 9th.  Once all the votes were counted, it was announced that Ms. Lowe would be slimed on March 31st!  Ms. Lowe is very proud of her students and will follow through with her promise.

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.


Kindergarten and 1st Grade Registration

 2015-2016 School Year


April 27th - May 1st, 2015

10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

K and 1st grade registration flyer.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

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


Please review the flyer below.

Guidelines for Sick Children.docx
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,

Today, 3/28/2015
High: 39 Low: 31
29% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/29/2015
High: 43 Low: 20
Mostly cloudy
7% chance of precipitation.