Welcome to Hillside Elementary!

Inspiring Potential. Enriching Futures.

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.

Here's The Latest News

 
Update: Enterovirus-D68 Reported in New Jersey
The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed several cases of Enterovirus-D68 in New Jersey. Here is the New Jersey Department of Health's Frequently Asked Questions on Enterovirus-D68. We will keep you posted as information comes in. Here is the latest release from the NJ Department of Health as of October 3. See when to wash hands here. See flu information here.
 
Parents: Take the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test!
If you missed Mount Laurel's Community Summit last spring and would like to experience the test for yourself, join the Delran Education Association at a special session here in Mount Laurel on December 3. Click here to register.

Special Education Task Force Public Testimony Meeting
The New Jersey Task Force on Improving Special Education for Public School Students will conduct meetings in four locations throughout the state in October. Click here for dates and details.
Dr. Rath Is 2015 Burlington County Superintendent of the Year
The Burlington County Chapter of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators has named Mount Laurel Schools Superintendent Dr. Antoinette Rath as Burlington County’s Superintendent of the Year for 2015. Her selection was announced at the group’s June meeting in Westampton. Read about it.

Learn About The Common Core
Mount Laurel Schools participate in the Common Core State Standards, along with other New Jersey Schools. Learn more about the Common Core Standards and what they mean specifically for your child at each grade level on our Common Core Standards webpage

Receive Mount Laurel Schools Emergency Texts On Your Cell Phone
Emergency texts from the Mount Laurel Schools are the quickest way to stay informed. In order to receive them you must opt-in to the system. To do that, simply text the word subscribe to the number 68453 from your cell phone. You'll receive an immediate reply confirming your subscription to the service. You may sign-up for text messages using this method on as many cell phones as you would like.

2014 Education Summit Webpage Link

More than 100 community members participated in the district's 2014 Education Summit on May 15. Discussion centered on the transformation facing our schools, namely the new Common Core Standards, the new PARCC Test to be administered in 2015 and student attendance rates. The resulting group discussion led to a number of suggestions for better communication within the community.
Check out our 2014 Summit webpage here to view the presentation and check for frequent updates.

Events Calendar

October 24
Theater Week performance

November 3
Classroom Visitation
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

November 4
Staff In-Service/Election Day
School closed

November 5
Classroom Visitation
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

November 6 and 7
NJEA Convention
School Closed

November 11
Board of Education
Work Session Meeting

November 13
PTO-Sponsored Craft-Fair

November 18
Report Cards Issued

November 18
Board of Education
Regular Meeting

November 20
Conferences
K-8 Evening

November 21
Conferences
K-8 Afternoon
Early Dismissal

November 24
Roller Skating Party

November 24
Conferences
K-4 Evening
5-8 Afternoon
Early Dismissal

November 25
Conferences
K-4 Afternoon
5-8 Evening
Early Dismissal

November 26
Thanksgiving Recess
Early Dismissal

November 27 and 28
Thanksgiving Recess
School Closed




Parents: Looking for a program to keep your children safe while surfing the Internet? The program we use here in school is now available to you at home. Here's more information.

School Performance 2012-13

2012-2013 School Performance Report for Hillside School

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 a basic fact sheet on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.

Registering a child new to the district

Kindergarten registration
Job Opportunities - Certified
Job Opportunities - Support and Substitute
School Locations and Contact Info

Map of our schools and sending areas

Anti-Bullying

NJ DOE Self-Assessment under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report

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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