Ellen T. Briggs

Elementary School

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  • School reopens on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

    Briggs K-2 students and their parents are invited to stop in during our Visitation Day on Tuesday, September 3rd between 1:00-3:00 pm.

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  • Please click on the link below for information about before and after care arrangements for the 2019-2020 school year.  Remember that applications must be completed for every new school year.  

    2019-20 Before & After Care

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Welcome to Briggs!


  • Briggs School
    Dr. Michael Valenti
    Principal

    Mrs. Diane Schilling
    Secretary

    Mrs. Julie Tantillo
    Part-Time Secretary

    Mrs. Liz West
    Guidance
    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:

    Welcome to the Ellen T. Briggs School’s Home Page!

    We will be busy all summer preparing the building and classrooms to welcome back our Briggs students in September.  A lot will be going on over the summer to make our school a place where students feel happy, comfortable and ready to learn.  

    Summer reading and math assignments may be found under “Quick Links” for all grade levels. 

    We have scheduled a Visitation Day on Tuesday, September 3rd when all students and their parents are invited to Briggs to visit their child’s classroom and tour the building.  Visitation hours are between 1:00-3:00 pm. 

    All the information you will need for the beginning of the school year will be found on the Realtime Parent Portal on or about August 15th.  You should get into the habit of checking the portal frequently for updates and information.  Also make sure that your contact information is up-to-date. 

    The first day of school is Thursday, September 5th and Back to School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11th.

     Enjoy the summer break and keep reading! 

    Student Council

    Sincerely,


    Dr. Michael Valenti

Student Showcase

  • Mrs. Artress' class had Bubble Day as part of their 10 day countdown to the last day of school.

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    Mrs. Bennett's class had a special visitor come in from Picatinny Arsenal to read to her class! 


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    The students loved Career Day! It was so much fun learning about what some of our hard working parents do!


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    Field Day fun!!


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    Mrs. Lindsay with the members of her second grade book club!


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    Star Wars Day fun! 


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    The second grade Wax Museum was a huge success! All the students worked so hard and did such a nice job.


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    Second grade students with their parents on Parent P.E. Day!


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    Student/staff basketball game! 


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    Mrs. West with some of her students from the Crochet Club!


     

    Mr. Wood's class planted seeds and now the wait begins to see them grow!  

     

     Mr. Wood's class plants seeds         Ready, Set, Grow

     


     

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    Mrs. Olsen's class had a super readers celebration with students and parents! 


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    Mrs. Artress's class had a special visitor who taught their class about Eygpt! 


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    Kindergarten helpers with our visitor, Dr. Harte.


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    Some of the performers from the Second Grade Talent Show! Everyone did such an awesome job!


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    Some of Mrs. Curry's class rockclimbing during Friday Enrichment! 


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    A few lucky volunteers during the Science Tellers Assembly! 


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    Some of our second grade students with their very creative science experiments from the Science Fair!


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    Mrs. Millar, Mr. Wood, and Mr. Venturino worked with 1st graders to build droids (R2D2). The droids have a secret map that will help the Rebels destroy the Death Star and defeat The Empire!


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    Second-grade students participating in pajama day for the Great Kindness Challenge week!


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    Some students climbing the rock wall during Friday Recess Enrichment!


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    Mrs. Tanis's class with their Makerspace tunnel that they made!


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    Second Grade Just Dance Participants!


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    Second graders making their gingerbread houses!


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    Happy Holiday's Centers with Mrs. Bennett's class!


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    Mrs. Tanis's class getting their ticket punched and Miss Tomo's class ready to board the Polar Express!


     

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    Second graders working with their kindergarten buddies on their reindeer candy canes!


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    Mrs. Greene's class with a special visitor- Santa!


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    Mrs. Millar, Mr. Venturino, and Mr. Wood working with second-graders and kindergarteners in the Makerspace Lab! 


     

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    Second-grade students enjoying Grandparent's Day! 


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    Mr. Tanis showing the student council the correct way to fold the flag. 


     

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    Miss Meade and her class with their spooky Haunted House in the Makerspace Lab! 


     

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    "Just Say No Magic Show" for the end of red ribbon week with Miss Longo and some students!


     

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    Crazy hair day for Red Ribbon Week!


     

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    Students from Miss Megna's class for the Halloween Safety program. 


     

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    Mrs. Greene's class enjoying parent visitors for Johnny Appleseed Day!


     

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    The students loved having the preschool kids come for a visit!


     

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    So excited to be meeting our new mascot, Freddy the Falcon!


     

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    Some second graders enjoying the Week of Respect Pep Rally! They are participating in the partner ball carry. 


     

    First Day

    Coming in for the first day of school! 

     

     

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