Principal's Letter
Principal's Message
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August 2017

Dear Marshall Hill Families,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  As we begin the school year, we recommit to our district’s full value commitment:  “Be Here, Be Safe, Be Honest, Be Respectful, Let Go and Move On, and Set Goals.”   In August many families committed to “Be Here” by joining our school community for “Field Games with the Principal,” “Kindergarten Summer Experience” and PTA Beautification Projects.

At Marshall Hill School each community member matters, and impacts the success of our K-6th grade learners.  We invite our families to stay connected to Marshall Hill School in and outside the classroom through various school wide events and PTA membership.  I look forward to greeting all our students on the first day of school on Thursday, September 7, 2017, and extending our greeting to parents/guardians at Back to School Night on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

General Information

Introductions of our new staff:

Resource Room Teacher – Erin Branagan

Instructional 1:1 Aide – Aileen Bailey

Instructional Aide – Jamie Giordano

Instructional Aide – Peggy Paulson

Instructional Aide – Ailson Vanasse

Instructional Aide – Kelly Smith

Building Aide – Karen Romer

Special Recognition of Staff:

Mrs. Ellen Comerford – Marshall Hill School Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Anita Sullivan – Teaching/Specialist of the Year

Marshall Hill School/PTA

Our PTA is a wonderful partner for our school!  Please sign up to be a PTA member, they need your support.  Each year the PTA provides tremendous amounts of volunteer and financial support to Marshall Hill School.  This year the PTA will be sponsoring all assemblies, author visit, reading incentive picnic, family activity nights, Field Day and so much more.

Free and reduced Lunch

Parents are encouraged to fill out the “Free/Reduced Price Meal Application” online.  The link for online application is (WM Homepage), for families Food Services, Food Service information, Free/Reduced Lunch application form.  Paper applications are available in the Marshall Hill School main office.  If you have any questions, please contact Food & Nutrition Services, Jeff Roepke at 973-697-1701 ext. 7022

AM Drop Off

Please remember to never leave your car unattended, park in the drop off circle, or try to hold a conversation with staff at the door.  This stops traffic from flowing smoothly when dropping off students.

Bus Safety Information:

  • Wait for the bus in a safe location that is away from traffic, ideally waiting in a designated school bus stop until the bus arrives.

  • Dress for optimal visibility, especially in inclement weather when it can be difficult for the school bus driver and other motorists to see our students.

  • Do not board the bus until it comes to a complete stop. Wait for the driver to open the door, which engages the Stopsign for oncoming motorists.

  • Use the handrail and enter the bus in an orderly manner.

  • Promptly find a seat, sit down, and buckle in the safety belt. Students with assigned seats on the bus should take their seat without issue.

  • Keep backpacks and other belonging out of the center aisle. To ensure safety, store them under your seat or on your lap.

  • Remain seated at all times while the bus is in motion.

  • Keep arms, hands, legs, and heads inside of the bus at all times.

  • Always follow the drivers instructions and avoid situations that will distract the driver.

  • Wait for the bus to stop completely before standing up or attempting to exit.

  • Exit the bus in an orderly manner, without pushing fellow students.

  • Only cross the street in front of the bus as it is very difficult for the driver to see students crossing behind the bus.

  • Wait for the driver to check traffic before crossing the street and be on the lookout for inattentive motorists.


Janet Cash