Ellen T. Briggs

Elementary School

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  • Student Attendance During Distance Learning:

    If your child is ill or unable to do schoolwork, please call the school's absence line, which will be monitored.  All Briggs students will be considered present unless we receive a call otherwise.  

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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:

    March:  the month Spring officially arrives and March Madness ensues!  Briggs School is proud to present the Read Across America March Madness brackets!  We will read a wide variety of children’s books and vote on our favorites.  As one book goes up against another, we will watch the brackets to see which book ultimately wins the title of Briggs’ favorite book!

    Book Battle

    Our wonderful JC PTA hosted the Scholastic Book Fair the first week of March.  All students had the opportunity to visit and browse through the Book Fair’s many offerings.

    We are fortunate enough to be offering three assemblies during the month of March:  Sadecky’s Puppets will present The Magic Book, a Dental Health program, and the always popular Rizzo’s Reptiles.

    This month’s Character Education theme is Tattle vs. Telling.  Samples of student writing on this topic are displayed on the bulletin board in our lobby.  Be sure to take a look.

    The second trimester ends on March 19th.  The district will send an alert when report cards are available for viewing on the Realtime Parent Portal.

    Take time to ask your child about their day.  There’s a lot going on at Briggs School and while we make it fun and creative, they are learning!!

    Some important March reminders:

    • There is an early dismissal for district professional development this month on Tuesday, March 10th.  Dismissal time is 1:25 PM.

    • Spring Pictures will be taken on Thursday, March 19th.

    • Check out our Twitter Page https://twitter.com/briggs_school.

    • Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year has begun.  Please click on “Kindergarten Registration” under Quick Links for details. 


    Dr. Michael Valenti

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