Ellen T. Briggs

Elementary School

Falcon Pride!

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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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  • All Jefferson Township Schools will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

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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

    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:

    Welcome Spring!  Briggs School has a lot going on this month.

    Our students’ work is being displayed at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall until May 5th so if you are in the area, please stop and take a look at our table, which is located on the upper level in the Macy’s wing.

     

    Mall Project


    During the first week of May we celebrate both National School Nurse Recognition Day and Teacher Appreciation Day.  We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and caring staff here at Briggs School.

    We are inviting family members to come to see the “Briggs Art Gallery” on Thursday, May 9th from 3:30-4:30 PM.  Your children have displayed some truly amazing talent in their artwork.

    Our kindergarten classes will be hosting their Readers and Writers Celebration Picnic on Wednesday, May 29th.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed for great May weather! 

    First grade classes are embarking on their annual chick hatching project which culminates with “Chick Day” on May 17th.  Parents are invited to come and meet our newly hatched baby chicks.

    Our second grade drama production, “A Bad Case of Stripes,” will be presented on Wednesday, May 15th.  We hope to see you as our budding actors and actresses showcase their talent.

    All three grades have field trips this month:
    *  First Grade to Fosterfields Living Historical Farm on Wednesday, May 8th
    *  Second Grade to Waterloo Village on Thursday, May 9th
    *  Kindergarten to Turtle Back Zoo on Monday, May 13th

    Our school-wide Field Day will be held on Friday, May 24st with a rain date of Tuesday, May 28th. Our P.E. teachers, have some great activities planned! 

    Some important reminders:

    *  School will be dismissed early on Tuesday, May 14th for staff professional development. Dismissal time is 1:25 PM. 
    *  All Jefferson Township schools will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
    *  The PTA-sponsored second grade social will be held on Friday, May 31st.
    *  Please advise our office if you will be moving out of district this summer.
    *  Make sure you have submitted before and/or after care paperwork to our office for the next school year.
    *  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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    Mrs. Lindsay with the members of her second grade book club!


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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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