Welcome to Hillside Elementary!


Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald
Principal

Hillside School is home to 327 students in Grades Pre-K-4, and 50 staff members each school day.

In an effort to educate the "whole child," our staff has developed new techniques in meeting the special instructional needs of all students while building student self esteem. Pupil motivation, enrichment and appreciation of all cultures and the development of the full potential of critical thinking are areas of concentration for our staff members.

At the Hillside School, in addition to educational programming, emphasis is placed on social growth through community involvement and commitment. Some of the worthwhile projects included, collecting food for a local food bank and Toys for Tots, and contributing to the Ronald McDonald House.

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Read Mrs. Fitzgerald's Blog For The Latest Hillside News!

If It's Summer, It Must Be Time For Summer Reading Lists!

Mount Laurel's Summer Reading Program includes suggested books for students in Grade 1-7. Students are encouraged to create a log of books read for discussion in class in the Fall. Please recognize that your child may select a book that is not on the suggested list that fits his or her individual interests and reading level. Should you have questions about the Summer Reading Program, please contact your school office, which will be open throughout the summer. The following letters to parents detail the program by grade level. The suggested list is also linked below.
 
 
 

A Letter from Superintendent to the Hillside School Family

Dear Hillside Family Members,

At its regular monthly meeting on May 24, the Mount Laurel Board of Education accepted Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald’s letter of retirement as principal of the Hillside Elementary School, effective August 1, 2016. Mrs. Fitzgerald’s 13-year history as Hillside’s Principal and her many contributions will continue to have a lasting impact on the education of our children well into the future.

As we move forward in the process of selecting a new principal, I want you to know that we understand the important leadership role of the Principal when it comes to enhancing student achievement, the instructional program, and learning. The Principal is crucial in the lives of our students and staff, and helps establish the school’s climate.

We now have begun the search for Hillside’s new principal and are finalizing details for the selection process. That will include parent, staff and community input via survey to solicit your opinions on Hillside’s needs and the unique qualities candidates should be prepared to bring to the job. Please participate in the survey via this link.

I will update you on the progress of the search over the summer and other matters as they develop.  Please be assured that our emphasis during this time of transition will continue to be the educational success of our Hillside students and staff.

Sincerely,

George J. Rafferty

George J. Rafferty

Superintendent of Schools

The Latest News

Hillside School's 2016 - 2017 CLASS SUPPLY LIST

Click HERE for your 2016 - 2017 Class Supply List!
 
 
 

Superintendent Rafferty's Blog

Shared reflections and astute observations about your elementary schools can be found in Mr. George Rafferty's Blog. Check it out!

Criteria For Advanced Math Placement, 2016-17

Advanced placement criteria for math placement has been revised and may be found on our Advanced Placement Webpage.

How About Summer Courses in Robotics, or Computer Coding?

That's offered this summer at the Hartford School. You'll find all of the details on Mr. Handley's Summer Course Webpage.

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How May We Help You?

Just looking for a quick and basic guide to specific information about our schools? The links below will provide you with the basics on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.
Registering Your Child
Contact Information

Events Calendar

BACK TO SCHOOL
The Mount Laurel Schools will re-open to students in Grades 1-8 on Wednesday, September 7, and to our new Kindergarten students on Thursday, September 8. In the meantime, while we are officially on "summer break," our administrative offices are open all summer, and our schools are packed with students taking part in camps, computer courses, and theater productions.
 
CENTRAL REGISTRATION
Our district Central Registration for new students will open on July 5. Our Summer Reading Lists have been posted. Check out all of the Summer News here.
 
Have a Happy & Safe Summer!
 

Anti-Bullying

NJ DOE Self-Assessment under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report 
Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act
 
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Kelly Neiman
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899

Student & Parent Info

School Hours:
Grades 1-4: 9 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Kindergarten A.M.: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Kindergarten P.M.: 12:55 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.


Early dismissal grades 1-4: 1 p.m.

* On half-days, P.M. Kindergarten begins at 10:30 a.m. and dismisses at 1 p.m.

Hillside School's Anti-Bullying Specialist is Brenda Betley, 1370 Hainesport-Mount Laurel Road, 856-235-1341

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