Ellen T. Briggs

Elementary School

Falcon Pride!

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  • There are no Spring Conferences scheduled this year.  However, as always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's progress, please reach out to his/her teacher.   

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  • Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-20 school year has begun!  Please Click on Kindergarten Registration under "Quick Links" below for more information.   

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Welcome to Briggs!


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    Dr. Michael Valenti
    Principal

    Mrs. Diane Schilling
    Secretary

    Mrs. Julie Tantillo
    Part-Time Secretary

    Mrs. Liz West
    Guidance
    Anti-Bullying Specialist

    Ms. Jennifer Walsh
    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:

    As March comes in like a lion, we are finishing up Read Across America week in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2nd).  Our Media and Reading Specialists organized fun and creative activities each day, coordinating with memorable Dr. Seuss books.  We finished up the week with Pajama Day and a visit from The Cat in the Hat, who welcomed our students into school as they arrived! 

    Read Across America


    I want to thank all the parents that supported our second grade Science Fair.  Students’ efforts were impressive!  They put a lot of thought and work into their projects.  We had a great turnout of parents and friends – I know the students enjoyed showing off their creativity and knowledge. 

    Continuing the Science theme, our students were treated to a program, Science Tellers, funded by our fantastic PTA.  It was a fun and interactive experience for the children with science experiments and storytelling woven together. 

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

    Our students will be visiting a mobile planetarium this month compliments of the Jefferson Township High School Science Department.  We are excited that they will be sharing this experience with our younger students. 

    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 are two early dismissals for district professional development this month: Monday, March 11th and Monday, March 25th.  Dismissal both days is 1:25 PM.

    • Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year has begun. Please click on “Kindergarten Registration” under Quick Links for details.

    • Spring Pictures will be taken on Thursday, March 21st.

    • The PTA’s annual Tricky Tray will be held on March 29th. (Click on PTA under Quick Links for details.)

    • Be sure to check out our Student Showcase page for pictures and articles about what’s happening in our school.


    Sincerely,

    Dr. Michael Valenti

Student Showcase

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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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