Daily Announcements


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:
 Effective August 31, 2011 the State of New Jersey approved the "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act"  To view this entire law visit:



143 Coe Avenue

Hillside, New Jersey 07205

(908) 352-7664 Ext. 5500






143 Coe Avenue

Hillside, New Jersey 07205

(908) 352-7664 Ext. 5500






Birthday Celebration

You may send either a STORE BOUGHT cupcake or cookie, 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.


We ask that you do not send a cake because we do not have knives in the classrooms to cut the cake and sending knives to school is prohibited.  Drinks, goodie bags, balloons, etc. will NOT be distributed.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Click on the file to download the Parental Involvement Plan
George Washington School -Parental Involvement Plan.doc
Click on the link to read the April Newsletter
Newsletter April 2014.docx

Click on the link to read the student handbook

GW student handbook 2014 revised 3-13-14.doc
Click on the link to view the latest copy of the GW Time

Congratulations to the following students for being named
Student of the Month

         Nana Bedoako          
                 Larissa Wade                   
               Khayah Johnson             
                 Makayla Tomlin                
                    Faith White                        
Troy Booth   


  Lohanne Ishi
Joshua Brookins
Bridgitte Balscca
Luchana Occeus
Nataly Guzman


Jalen Jackson
Jessica Lojano
Joseph Cabrera
Tariq Bond
Jabari Davis
Kelly Rodrigues

Ajibola Oke
Dayjah Stone
Max Edouard
My'Asia Ashe-Gilkes
Douglas Nelson

Briana Lovoura
Mikayla Cook-Flower
Vanessa Faria
Bruna Mota-Lopes
Tyrese Stokley
Keiyani White

Suheiry Martinez
Samuel Nicolas
Aay-Janae Taylor
Sasha Santana
Chidi Azuike


                                                                     Edward Kiboma   
Amanda Aquino   
Jameesha Woods 
                                                                       Zuriyah Blake  
Keshon Rodgers  
Priya Clark    

Hillside Uniform Exchange
Giving and Getting School Uniforms
You do not have to donate a uniform to receive one. We do not have every size.
If you have uniforms to donate, please bring them!
This is a FREE program!

Please click on the link to read about the new breakfast program at George Washington School called
"Breakfast After the Bell"

Dr Deo- letter to parents guardians Breakfast after the Bell August 2013.doc
Please click on the link to view an important letter from the Superintendent of Schools regarding lunch payments.
Letter from Superintendent April 2014.txt

Please click on the link to view the Anti Bullying Bill of Rights Assessment.

Anti Bullying Self Assessment May 2013.pptx
please click on the link to view the April bagged breakfast menu
April 2014 Breakfast Menu- GW.pdf

Please click on the link to view the April lunch menu

April 2014 Hillside Elementary Menu.pdf

Readers Are Leaders

Congratulations to Mr. Nardone’s and Mr.  Greco’s students for being number one in the Leaders Are Readers contest!  The students were challenged to read as many books as they could in 3 months.  George Washington students read a total of 379 books!  Mr. Nardone’s and Mr. Greco’s students read a whooping 109 books!  Mrs. Revollar’s class came in 2nd and Mrs. Helmstetter’s class came in 3rd!  Our winning class will celebrate with a pizza party.  We would like to thank the Dominoes Pizza of Hillside for encouraging and supporting our students!

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 ppereira@hillsidek12.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.

Visit the Hillside Public Library at www.hillsidepl.org

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.
Thank you!

School Mission Statement

George Washington Elementary School

“Together Everyone Achieves More”

  Vision Statement

 The vision of George Washington is to foster a learning environment with high academic standards where all students are safe, nurtured and encouraged to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.  Together, we create a positive learning environment for all.

 Mission Statement

 George Washington is a community that embraces the strengths, needs, and diversity of all students.  We celebrate students and their families as we strive to develop communication skills, independence, deep understanding, technological awareness, lifelong learners, and excellent character.

George Washington’s Code of Conduct

  1.  Bullying is not allowed in our school or on the bus.

  2. Use of kind words – no teasing, name calling, or putting others down in school or on the bus.

  3. We show self-control by keeping our hands and feet to ourselves in school and on the bus.

  4. We will make sure that everyone is included and no one is left out.

  5. We will speak up and stop bullying (if we can) or go for help right away.

  6. We treat each other with kindness and respect at all times in school and on the bus.

  7. We respect each other’s property (school property, too).

  8. We look for the good in others and value differences.

Click on the link for a Spanish version


George Washington Elementary School-Spanish docx-1.docx


Message From The Superintendent of Schools regarding School Lunch Program
Letter from Superintendent April 2014.pdf

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Dealing with your children’s school lunch money just got a whole lot easier!  Through the LunchPrepay website, you can now create an account for your children pay for meals online securely and even see what they are buying.

Go to LunchPrepay.com and click “Register Now” to create an account.


School Nurse

My job is to help keep your children healthy so

they can do their jobs which is to learn. Read more...

A Message from the Principal

Dear George Washington Families,

            Spring is here and that can mean only one thing…spring fever!  It is a time of the school year when concentrating on academics might become more challenging for some students.  With the NJAsk test only one month away, we ask parents to please assist us with this by stressing to your child/ren the importance of focusing in class during the next few weeks. 

Another issue impacting children’s concentration on schoolwork is the allergy season.  Allergies begin to affect many students making it harder for them to focus on class work.  We understand these seasonal issues.  It is important to let your child’s teacher know and our school nurse, Mrs. Stansfield, if new medications are part of your child’s daily routine.

I would like to take this time to update you on the upcoming NJAsk test that will take place in our school.  Teachers and students have been working diligently in preparing for the NJAsk test.  It is imperative that students arrive for school on time each day.  Once testing begins a student will not be allowed to enter the classroom.   Students should be encouraged to get a good night’s rest so they are prepared to do their best on the test. The NJAsk testing schedule is below.


         Monday, 5/5/14          

Language Arts

 Tuesday, 5/6/14

Language Arts

 Wednesday, 5/7/14


 Thursday, 5/8/14


 Friday, 5/9/14



I want to thank you for being an integral part of your child’s education.  As always, if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Remember to please mark your calendar school will be closed from Monday, April 14th  through April 21st  for Spring Recess.  School will resume on Tuesday, April 22nd.

I would like to wish each of you a very enjoyable and safe break.  Enjoy your time with your child/ren and I look forward to seeing everyone rested, refreshed and ready for testing!


Sharon Ann Festante,


Safety and Security Information

Safety- VERY IMPORTANT • Do not park or drop off children in the school lot. • Please have your children arrive at school close to the bell (8:45) and return home promptly at 3:05. • Always have identification with you when picking up your child during the school day. Please note that only the listed guardians or emergency contacts on the emergency card will have the authority to remove a child from the building. • All doors remain locked during the school day. Please ring the front entrance bell for assistance. • Do not park your car by the yellow lines in front of the building. This space is reserved for bus arrivals and departures as well as municipal vehicles (fire, police) in case of emergencies. Tickets will be issued by the Hillside Police Department for violators of this rule.

School Motto

Don't Be Afraid To Work Together as a TEAM
 at George Washington School.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

George Washington's Co Anti-Bullying Specialists:
908 352-7664 ext 7400
1530 Leslie Street, Hillside, NJ

Report forms, Policies and other information is located at, 
District HIB Information 
Contact Board Office if rules of pupil conduct are required in language other than English

Mon, May 5 - Thu, May 8
School Event
NJ ASK Testing
Mon, May 5 - Fri, May 9
School Event
Teacher Appreciation Week
Mon, May 12 - Fri, May 16
School Event
NJ ASK testing make up dates
Tuesday, May 20
School Event
Spring Concert - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 26
School Event
School Closed - Memorial Day

Today, 4/23/2014
High: 58 Low: 51
Slight chance rain showers
24% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/24/2014
High: 61 Low: 34
0% chance of precipitation.