• THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017 - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017

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    8TH GRADE MIXER:
    SEE YOU IN 2018!
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    BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: 
    THANKS FOR A GREAT NIGHT, SEE YOU IN 2018!
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    BAND: 
    - BAND LESSONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 (WEEK #4 SCHEDULE).
    - ZERO PERIOD BAND STARTS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017.
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    BASEBALL (TOWN):  
    STAY TUNED!
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    BASKETBALL:   
    BOYS/GIRLS BASKETBALL TRY OUTS ARE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 THRU WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15.  BOYS 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., GIRLS 4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.  STUDENTS INTERESTED IN PLAYING ON OUR BOYS/GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM, MUST HAVE THEIR SPORTS PHYSICALS TO THE BRIARCLIFF HEALTH OFFICE BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017.  PLEASE CONTACT NURSE RENNA WITH QUESTIONS AT NRENNA@MLSCHOOLS.ORG.
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    BC PARENTS:  
     
    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017: 7TH GRADE PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES. 
     
    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017: PARENT COFFEE CHATS, 9 A.M.
     
    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017: 6TH PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES.
     
    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017: 7TH GRADE PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES. 
     
    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017: 6TH PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES.
     
    THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018 & FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018: 8TH GR. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES.
     
    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018: PARENT COFFEE CHATS, 9 A.M.
     
    TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018: PARENT COFEE CHATS, 9 A.M. 
     
    THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018: 8TH GR. PARENT/STUDENT MEETING, 7 P.M. 
     
    THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018: 8TH GR. COMPLETION CEREMONY, 7 P.M. 
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    BOOK FAIR:

    MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018 - FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018.

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    BRIARCLIFF BBQ DAY: 

    JUNE 2018!

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    CHORUS: 
    8TH GR. ALLIED PIANO RECITAL - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017 @ 10:25 A.M. 
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    CLOSINGS:  

    - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017: THANKSGIVING BREAK.

    - MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2017 - MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018: WINTER RECESS.

    - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19-20, 2018: WINTER BREAK.

    - FRIDAY, MARCH 30 - FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018: SPRING RECESS.

    - MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018: MEMORIAL DAY.

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    COMPLETION CEREMONY - 8TH GR. - JUNE 14, 2018:
    • Please arrive early and be seated before 7:00 p.m., reserving seats will not be allowed.  We would like to encourage those families who live in walking distance of Briarcliff to walk to the completion ceremony.  All event parking will be in the back of the building; there will be no parking available in the front circle.  After the ceremony, parents should take their child’s portrait from our main lobby. A reception sponsored by our Home & School Association is held immediately following the ceremony on the front lawn (weather permitting).  

      Graduate attire:  Girls wear an appropriate summer dress; boys wear dark dress pants or khakis, a white shirt and a tie. No jacket is required. We do request that “sneakers” or tennis shoes not be worn.

      The parent sponsored Mountain Lakes Club graduation party for our 8th graders will be held immediately after the completion ceremony on June 22, 2017.  The 8th-grade parent coordinators typically contact families directly with details. 

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    CONCERTS:

    - WINTER CONCERT & ART SHOW - DECEMBER 13, 2017 @ 7 P.M.
    - ALL SCHOOLS/DISTRICT INSTRUM. CONCERT @ MLHS - JANUARY 25, 2018 @ 7 P.M. 
    - ALL DAY / ALL SCHOOLS DISTRICT JAZZ FESTIVAL @ MLHS.
    - PASTA & POPS CAFE - APRIL 25, 2018, 7 P.M. 
    - ART & SPRING CONCERT - TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018

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    CROSS COUNTRY:    
    SEE YOU IN 2018!
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    DANCES:

    8TH GR. DANCE - FEBRUARY 9, 2018, 7P.M.- 9 P.M.

    7TH GR. DANCE - MAY 18, 2018, 7 P.M. - 9 P.M. 

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    DEBATE:

    STAY TUNED!

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    DESTINATION IMAGINATION:  

    TENTATIVE DATE FOR WORLDS - MAY 25-27, 2018.

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    EARLY DISMISSAL:  

    - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND @ 12:15 P.M. (THANKSGIVING BREAK).

    - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22 @ 12:15 P.M. (WINTER RECESS).

    - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 @ 12:15 P.M.

    - FRIDAY, MARCH 16 @ 12:15 P.M. 

    - FRIDAY, JUNE 15 @ 12:15 P.M. (LAST DAY OF SCHOOL).

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    ELECTIVES

    SIGN UPS ARE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION: ELECTIVES & PEPS.

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    ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB: 

    Will meet the second and last Tuesday of each month from November­ through May.

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    FAMILY MATH NIGHT:

    SEE YOU IN 2018!

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    FIELD DAY:

    FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018.  RAIN DATE IS TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018. 

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    FINALS (8TH GR. ONLY):

    TENTATIVE DATES: FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST & MONDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2018.

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    FLAG FOOTBALL:  

    FLAG FOOTBALL WILL NOT RUN DURING THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.  

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    HALLOWEEN:  SEE YOU IN 2018!

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    HEALTH OFFICE:

    SPORTS PHYSICALS FOR THE 2017-2018 BC BOYS/GIRLS BASKETBALL SEASON ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER 8, 2018.

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    HOME & SCHOOL:   

    STAY TUNED!

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    HOMEWORK CLUB: WILL MEET EVERY TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY FROM 2:40 P.M. UNTIL 3:40 P.M. STARTING ON 9/12/17.  THE LAST MEETING FOR THE YEAR IS THE WEEK OF MAY 31, 2018.

    THE CLUB WILL NOT MEET ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017.

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    HOMEWORK FREE NIGHTS: NO TESTS OR QUIZZES THE FOLLOWING DAY!

    - OCTOBER 31ST.

    - JANUARY 12TH.

    - MARCH 15TH.

    - MAY 10TH.

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    IMPROMPTU: 

    STAY TUNED!

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    JAZZ BAND:

    STAY TUNED!

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    LOCKER DAY 2018:

    SEE YOU IN THE SUMMER OF 2018!

    Locker Day is only for Incoming 6th Gr. & New Students to ML. 

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    LOST & FOUND:

    PLEASE CHECK THESE AREAS.  

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    MATH COUNTS:

    MATH COUNTS WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 2, 2017.  8TH GRADERS WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAYS DURING THEIR LUNCH PERIOD (EAT FIRST, THEN COUNT!).  6TH & 7TH GRADERS MEET AFTER SCHOOL ON THURSDAYS.  WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND REMEMBER...ANY WAY YOU ADD IT UP..."MATH COUNTS"!

    - TENTATIVE COMPETITION DATE IS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018.

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    MOCK TRIAL: 

    MOCK TRIAL MEETS EVERY TUESDAY AFTER SCHOOL. 

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    MODEL U.N.:

    STAY TUNED!

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    MOVIE NIGHT AT BRIARCLIFF!

    - FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018: 7 P.M. (SNOW DATE IS FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 @ 7 P.M.)

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    MUSICAL:

    - AUDITIONS ARE THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 18 - 21, 2017 FROM 2:45 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. 

    - ALADDIN JR., FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH @ 7 P.M. & SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH @ 2 P.M. 

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    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GEOGRAPHY BEE:

    STAY TUNED!

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    NATIONAL HISTORY BEE:

    STAY TUNED!

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    NEW STUDENT PARTY:

    SEE YOU IN 2018!

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    PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES:

    6TH GR. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017 & WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017.

    7TH GR. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017 & FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017.

    8TH GR. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018 & FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018.

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    PEPS: 

    UPDATE!! CYCLE 2 SIGN UPS - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017 & WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017.  CYCLE 2 PEPS WILL BEGIN ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017.

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    PICTURE DAY:

    MAKE UP DAY IS DECEMBER 7, 2017.  YOU CAN ORDER ONLINE, SCHOOL LOGIN: 18-23BMS. ORDER FORM.

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    QUIZ BOWL:

    MEETS EVERY MONDAY AFTER SCHOOL.  

    TENTATIVE DATE FOR WORLDS IS MAY 11-13, 2018. 

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    ROBOTICS CLUB:  

    - MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY AFTER SCHOOL.
    - COMPETITION DATES: OCT. 28TH, NOV. 19TH, JAN. 13TH.
    - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP DATE FOR QUALIFYING TEAMS: FEB. 11TH.
    - TENTATIVE DATE FOR ROBOTICS WORLDS IS APRIL 22, 2018.
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    SOFTBALL (TOWN):

    STAY TUNED!

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    SOLAR SPRINTS:

    STAY TUNED!

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    SPELLING BEE:

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017.

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    SPIRIT WEEK:  

    - MONDAY MARCH 5 - 9, 2018.

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    STUDENT GOVERNMENT: 

    MEETS THURSDAYS AFTER SCHOOL BEGINNING OCTOBER 26, 2017.

    - FOOD DRIVE: NOVEMBER 14-22, 2017.

    - TOY DRIVE: DECEMBER 11-22, 2017.

    VISIT THE BRIARCLIFF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT GOVERNMENT WEBPAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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    TESTING:

    - 6TH GR. OTIS LENNON TESTING: MAY 28, 2018.

    - 6TH GR. IOWA TEST: APRIL 25, 2018.

    - 6TH, 7TH, & 8TH GR. PARCC TESTING: SEE YOU IN 2018!

    - 6TH GR. MATH PLACEMENT/DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT: MAY 17, 2018.

    - 8TH GR. NJASK TESTING: SEE YOU IN 2018!

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    WORKSHOP ON THE ARTS:

    SEE YOU IN 2018!

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    YEARBOOK CLUB:  

    *** Deadline to purchase is February 14, 2018***

    Yearbook Flyer w/ School Code

    Ordering Center Link

     

    YEARBOOK CLUB WILL MEET EVERY THURSDAY FROM 2:45 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. 

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    PLEASE CONTACT THE BRIARCLIFF ABSENTEE LINE AT 973-334-6369 WHEN YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE IN SCHOOL, THANK YOU!

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    It is very important that all students who arrive at Briarcliff prior to 7;55 a.m. are to immediately report to the cafeteria to sign in with the teachers on duty.  These teachers will issue a pass for their destination. 
     
    Students decorating lockers after school must let the office know they are in the building.  We want to keep our building safe and it is important that we know where our students are at all times.  Thank you!
     
    Please remember to drive safely during drop-off and pick-up times.  It is important to follow the designated traffic patterns to ensure that our students are safe at all times. 
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    Please contact the main office to request homework collection on your child's 2nd day of a consecutive absence.
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    Help us keep your information current.  Please update the Parent Portal with any changes in address, emergency contact information (including name & phone numbers), immunizations & current physical dates.  Thank you!
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