from the Superintendent's Office
Dear Students, Parents, and Friends of the Brielle Blazers:
Greetings from Brielle Elementary School! A new school year presents us with many new opportunities. The past two years have been unprecedented for everyone. Our goal is to create a learning environment for our children where continued growth, learning acceleration, and social emotional well-being are the top priorities.
Children will travel from class to class, use lockers, continue eating outdoors, utilizing our outdoor classroom environment and experiencing all normal school activities, i.e. Before Care/After Care School BEACON program, PTO enrichment, fall, winter, spring sports, clubs, dances, etc.
We are excited to welcome over 50 kindergarten students as well as several new students to our school. On Tuesday, August 30th, we will be hosting an orientation for kindergarten students at 9:00am, and new students at 11:00am, along with their parents.
Our doors have been open throughout the summer to approximately 200 students involved in many exciting programs such as the Brielle summer recreation program, Blazer Academy, visual & performing arts enrichment programs, and the Extended School Year program.
At the same time we have been busy with building improvements including painting classrooms, offices, and hallways, as well as the completion of upgrading our HVAC systems in the first, second, and third grade classrooms using more efficient materials. We are in the process of renovating and remodeling our Media Center to create a 21st Century Learning environment that will enhance the students’ school experience and provide equitable access to information and to encourage lifelong learning. The upgrade of classroom furniture and technology has also been a priority. As is the case every summer, our custodial and secretarial staff have done a tremendous amount of work preparing for the new school year.
We are looking forward to the addition of the following new staff members to our school community: Mrs. Kelly Jackwicz as our 5th grade ELA teacher, Ms. Kelsey Campbell and Ms. Katherine Terracciano as Special Education teachers, Mrs. Rena Luethold, as Reading Interventionist, and Ms. Amy Killeen as Instructional Aide.
Ms. Jennifer Love returns for a second year as our Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction. Mrs. Lisa Matter and Mrs. Maria Prendergast both return this year as Math/Reading Interventionists, respectively.
We are forever grateful for the support and efforts made by our Board of Education, the Parent-Teacher Organization, the Blazer Booster Club, the Brielle Education Foundation, teachers, administrators, support staff, and caring community members who collectively help create a great learning environment for all of our students.
We will continue to keep focused on the processes that nurture continuing academic achievement by evaluating our programs, and determining what we can do to improve, and work collaboratively in a school environment to enhance success for all.
Our motto: Every child...Every day...Whatever it takes.
Keeping Children First,