From the Principal

On behalf of the staff at A.P. Morris School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year!

We are looking forward to a partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. 

Our children need support from both the home and school to be successful. 

You and your child are invited to “Meet the Teacher” on Wednesday, September 2nd from 10:30 A.M to 11:30 A.M.  During this informal meeting, you and your child will have a chance to meet the teacher and see their classroom.   Teacher assignments will be mailed home the last week of August.   You will also find labels in the envelope.  Please write your child’s name on the label and have your child wear it the first several days of school.

The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 8th.   

 Please note that Pre K students and 1st graders are dismissed at 2:35 p.m. daily.

Kindergartners are dismissed at 3:20 p.m. daily.

This year each child will receive a breakfast and eat it during their 1st period class.  This new service which is  called Breakfast After the Bell will begin on Friday, September 11, 2015.

See you soon!

Ms. Lowe

Back To School Letter to ParentsAPM2015w.doc

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


APM Staff Directory 15-16.docx
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.pdf
Newsletter June 2015.doc

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

Breakfast Menu June 2015.pdf
The Free & Reduced Meal Application can now be completed online at

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

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:
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,

Tuesday, September 8
School Event
First Day of School!
Thursday, September 24
School Event
Back to School Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday, September 25
School Event
"BEE" a Buddy Walk-a-Thon
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Today, 9/4/2015
High: 83 Low: 71
Mostly cloudy
19% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/5/2015
High: 81 Low: 64
Partly cloudy
8% chance of precipitation.