Ellen T. Briggs

Elementary School

Falcon Pride!


  • Check out the progress of all of the referendum work!


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  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are being held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 13th, 14th and 15th.  School will be dismissed at  1:10 PM. Please log on to your Parent Portal to schedule a conference with your child's teacher. 

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Welcome to Briggs!

  • Briggs School
    Dr. Michael Valenti

    Mrs. Diane Schilling

    Mrs. Donna Nimmo
    Part-Time Secretary

    Mrs. Liz West
    School Counselor
    Anti-Bullying Specialist

    Mrs. Jennifer Hirsch
    Nurse, X5317





    School Hours8:35 am - 3:00 pm

    1 Jefferson Drive
    Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
    (973) 663-0900
    Fax (973) 663-7853

    Dear Parents & Guardians:

    November is a month to be thankful.  Our students have been writing about what they are thankful for and some of their compositions are posted on our front hall bulletin board.


    We are also teaching our students to be thankful for our right to vote.  Briggs students learned about the process by voting for an enrichment item to be purchased for the school:  recess equipment, library books, or a Makerspace item.  Can you guess what our students voted for?

    The Briggs community is showing our patriotism by wearing Red, White & Blue to thank the military for their service on Veteran’s Day.

    Please log onto your Realtime Parent Portal to make an appointment for a Parent-Teacher conference.  They are scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 13th, 14th, and 15th.  Students will be dismissed at 1:10 PM on these three days.  We encourage all parents to schedule a conference with their child’s teacher.  Communication between home and school has a positive effect on student learning.

    Once again, the second grade classes are planning Grandparents Day for Wednesday, November 27th.  We look forward to welcoming all the second grade students’ special guests.

    Some important reminders:

         * November 7th & 8th – Schools closed for NJEA Convention
         * November 13th-15th – Parent Teacher Conferences; Dismissal at 1:10 PM
         * November 27th – Early Dismissal at 1:25 PM
         * November 28th & 29th – Thanksgiving Recess (Schools Closed) 


    Dr. Michael Valenti

Student Showcase