Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear A.P. Morris Family,                                   

On behalf of the staff at A.P. Morris School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2016-17 school year!

We are looking forward to a partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. With support from both home and school, your child will have an UN-BEE-LIEVABLE year.   The first day of school can be filled with anxiety for both parents and students.  However, if you are aware of the first day of school procedures this can lead to a smooth transition. Teacher assignments will be mailed home the last week of August.  I look forward to seeing you and your child Friday, September 2, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., for our Teacher Meet and Greet!

Please click below for important information regarding back to School activities.

You and your child are invited to “Meet the Teacher” on Friday, 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. The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 6th

 

Arrival/Dismissal Plan

Pre K students are to report to school no earlier than 8:45 a.m. and no later than 9:00 a.m. 

Upon arrival, Pre K students should report to the ECC building. Staff members will be there to assist and supervise the children.  Due to our large student population, it is critical that parents and students do not arrive prior to 8:45 a.m.Breakfast after the bell (free breakfast) will begin on Friday, September 9, 2016. Pre K students will be dismissed at 2:35 p.m., from their classroom doors. Students that have a bus pass will be placed on the appropriate bus.

 Kindergarten students are to report to school no earlier than 8:45 a.m. and no later than 9:00 a.m. 

Upon arrival, kindergarten students should enter using the auditorium doors, which is on the side of the ECC building. Staff members will be there to assist and supervise the children.  Due to our large student population, it is critical that parents and students do not arrive prior to 8:45 a.m.  Breakfast after the bell (free breakfast) will begin on Friday, September 9, 2016. Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 3:20 p.m., from their classroom doors.  Students that have a bus pass will be placed on the appropriate bus.

First Grade students are to report to school no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and no later than 8:15 a.m.  Upon arrival, they are to report to the auditorium, which is on the side of the ECC building.  Staff members will be there to assist and supervise the children. Due to our large student population, it is critical that parents and students do not arrive prior to 8:00 a.m.Breakfast after the bell (free breakfast) will begin on Friday, September 9, 2016. Dismissal is at 2:35 p.m., and the students will exit from the front of the A.P. Morris building.  Students that have a bus pass will be placed on the appropriate bus.

School Uniforms

The school uniform represents self-pride and confidence.  Parents/Guardians, please help us by making sure your child wears the uniform to school daily.  Uniforms can be purchased at Kids Place (126 Board St. in Elizabeth) or any other department store.

Girls UniformKhaki jumpers, skirts, pants or shorts; navy blue polo shirts and sweaters

Boys uniform:  Khaki pants or shorts and navy blue polo shirts and sweaters 

Before and After School Child Care

If you are interested in signing your child up for the Boys and Girls Club Before and Aftercare Program, please call (908) 687-2697.

Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Lunch

Lunch will be served daily with the exception of early dismissal days.  Lunch applications must be completed online. Each student that has a completed lunch application online will receive a Bee Buck. Student status will remain as it was last year until October 1stThe cost for lunch is $2.50 and will be served on all full day sessions.

Busing

If you have not received a bus pass, please call the department of transportation at (908) 352-7664 ext. 6453. Bus passes are created by the transportation department. The schools are not responsible for printing bus passes. Please do not wait until September to inquire about bus passes. Your child will not be able to ride the bus without a pass.  If your child has a bus pass, please have your child at the bus stop at least five minutes prior to their scheduled pick up time. Please be on time to pick up your child from the bus stop at the end of the day.  The pass must be attached to your student's backpack. This pass will match the animal picture on the window of your student's bus. Students will not be allowed to ride the bus without a pass. Parents/Guardians must provide a signed letter if a child is not riding the bus on any particular day.

 PTA- Please consider joining the A.P. Morris PTA. Our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. More information about the PTA will be given at Back to School Night.