Congratulations to George Washington School's Teacher of the Year:
Mr. Patrick Greco
Incoming Grade 5 Summer Reading Activities 2015.pdf
5th Grade Summer Reading Packet
WELCOME TO GEORGE WASHINGTON
excited to begin a new year and would like to take this opportunity to welcome
our new Hillside families. I hope that you have had a safe, restful, and
The first day
of school for students is Tuesday, September 8, 2015. George Washington
School begins at 8:45 a.m. and dismissal is 3:05 p.m. George Washington
has the Breakfast After the Bell Program so we do not have any morning
care. Students should not arrive prior to 8:45 a.m. Students enter
through the back parking lot of the school.
Washington uniform consists of navy pants and white shirts. Blue jeans
are not part of the school uniform.
lunch will be served on the first day. Lunch applications will be sent
home on the first day of school. Student status will remain as it was
last year until the new lunch forms are processed and verified. The cost
of lunch for students is $2.40.
welcomes your cooperation and support. PTA membership and information
will be distributed at Back to School Night in September.
looking forward to a wonderful school year and to working closely with you to
ensure the success of our students.
Sharon Ann Festante, Ed.D.
Recipes of Our Cultures.pdf
Recipes of Our Cultures
You can click on the link below to print your copy
to Sandy Duque! A teacher that makes magic happen.
was nominated and won a Magic 98.3 radio contest, “Teachers that Make
Magic.” The contest recognized teachers for their important contribution
to society. Mrs. Duque was honored at a banquet. George Washington
school is proud to have teachers that ROCK!
George Washington Character Education All-Star Challenge
Each month the students are working towards earning
points on their classes team scoreboard.
They can earn points by showing good character and following the school
and classroom rules. They are also working toward their own personal monthly
goal based on earning a certain number of points.
The following character traits are being taught on a
monthly basis: responsibility, respect,
kindness, compassion, self-control, honesty, fairness, trustworthiness,
citizenship and teamwork. The team with the highest points at the end of each
marking period will earn a school dance as a reward. The second and third place
students who have scored their monthly goal will also be invited to attend.
Please encourage your child to continue to do their best
to earn these points. Check back for
Communication to parents 14-15.doc
School Communication Questionnaire
Free and Reduced Meal Application
Free Reduced Lunch App 14-15.pdf
George Washington School starts at 8:45 a.m. Please be
aware, there is NO supervision at George Washington prior to 8:30
a.m. If you need morning care prior to 8:30 a.m., you can contact
the Boys and Girls Club of Union County at 908-687-2697 or the school office at
908-352-7664 ext. 7400. Thank you.
send either STORE BOUGHT mini cupcakes or cookies and water, with the
ingredients on the package, in celebration of your child’s birthday. Please send one 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.
Drinks, goodie bags, balloons, etc. will NOT
be distributed. Thank you for your
PARCC COMMON CORE.pdf
June 15 Hill Elem Lunch Menu R 5-27-15.pdf
Welcome to George Washington Elementary School!
We are excited to begin a new year and would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Hillside families. We are looking forward to a great year!
Our goal is to provide opportunities for all students to develop physically, emotionally, and educationally.
We are proud of the quality of education George Washington students receive and realize that success is in large part due to the support of the parents and the community. The school recognizes its position in the partnership it enjoys with the families it serves.
All learning does not take place within the confines of the schoolhouse doors. Indeed, the school stands second to home as the place exercising the greatest influence on what kind of person the child is now and will become.
Therefore, it is through the demonstration of mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation between the school and home that our children can effectively learn and grow.
Again, we are looking forward to a wonderful school year and to working closely with you to ensure the success of our students.
Dr. Sharon Ann Festante,
June 2015 Breakfast Menu- Hillside-George Washington.pdf
frequently asked questions.doc
BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL
George Washington participates in the Breakfast After the Bell program. All students will be offered a FREE school breakfast regardless of their meal status. Students will consume their breakfast in the classroom. Therefore, students will not be allowed on school property or into the building until 8:30 a.m. Please make the necessary arrangements for your child(ren’s) supervision in the morning. Thank you for your assistance in ensuring all our children remain safe.
Dress Code - Students
On June 27, 2005, The Board of Education voted unanimously to make the wearing of school uniforms (navy blue bottoms and white tops) mandatory for all students in grades K-8. Therefore students are required to wear their uniforms each and everyday, on P.E. days the students may wear navy blue sweat pants and a white shirt. To be exempt from the uniform policy, parents/ guardian must submit a letter to the Superintendent of Schools requesting exemption from the uniform policy for good cause. In the event that your child is allowed exclusion from wearing a uniform, keep in mind that dress must dress must be clean and neat. Dress may not be destructive or disruptive to the school environment, present a threat to safety and health, or violate the law.
The following items of attire should not be worn in school:
- Bare midriffs, halters, tank tops and articles of clothing which display excessive nudity. The shirt and/or blouse must meet the pants and/or jeans, trousers, slacks, skirts.
- Excessively short shorts. Mid thigh to knee are acceptable.
- Any article which is excessively soiled.
- Any articles which display indecent writing, pictures or slogans.
- Non-prescription sunglasses.
- Any article which could cause damage to self, other persons or property.
- Hats, bandanas, sweat bands or head coverings (unless religious) may not be worn in classrooms.
- Backless sandals, flipflops
Failure to comply with the dress code policy as it pertains to uniforms may result in exclusion from all school activities. (i.e. Field trips, dances, etc).
IF YOU SUSPECT BULLYING
Bullying can have serious effects, including problems with feelings and schoolwork. If you think your child may be the victim of a bully:
• Respond with care and love, stay calm
• Note details about the bullying, what, when, where and who.
• Share your concerns with the principal or your child’s teacher, they are here to help.
Effective January 5, 2011 the State of New Jersey approved a “New Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) Law”.
To view the entire law visit:
Uniform exchange flyer.pdf
Si usted necesita algún documento en el idioma español,por favor contacte a la escuela.
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, parents.hillsidek12.org, will provide you with the information you need to access your child's attendance and academic records. Information will continually be updated. In order to create user accounts and passwords, you must email:
- your first and last name
- your child/ren’s names
- your email address
Please email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of your information, you will electronically receive instructions to set up an account.
Report Cards will no longer be routinely mailed. If you do not have internet access, contact your child’s school. Arrangements will be made for you to receive a hard copy of the report card.
Any questions or concerns please call the main office.
Parents it is very important that we have current contact numbers for your children. Many times the phone numbers we have are disconnected or changed, in the event of an emergency we need to be able to contact you.
Please remember to call the school at 908-352-7664 Ext. 7400 when your child will be absent.