Briggs 2016 Helping Our Neighbors Food Drive


Why We Do A Food Drive?

Food for a Food Drive Stays Local

In an average month, 92,000 children eat meals from emergency food boxes.

Since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008, food box distribution has increased 41%.

Children who are hungry have more difficulty learning in school.

Starting November 28 through December 9th Briggs will be holding our annual Helping Our Neighbors Food Drive!  Please bring non-perishable food or money to your first Core class (6th and 7th grade 1st period, 8th grade 3rd period) to help our own Briggs families and compete with other classes.  In recent years Briggs has been able to provide thirty + families with food for winter Vacation.

Keep the tradition going by giving!

Recommended Items List:

Low sugar jams and jellies
Canned tomatoes
Brown rice
Pint, navy, kidney, or refried beans
Canned tuna, chicken, salmon, corned beef, or other canned meat
Dried fruit
Spaghetti Sauce with Meat
Unsweetened applesauce
Low-sodium broth
Olive oil
Chili or Stew


Classroom Contest: HOW IT WORKS

WEB Leaders will collect food from each Core Teacher’s classroom.  Food will be weighed and points tallied.

Each pound of food will be awarded 1 point

-Each pound of Recommended Food will be awarded 2 points.

Each dollar donated will be awarded 2 points.

The 3 classes who earn the most points will win prizes.

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Barnes & Noble Book Fair!


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Cookie Dough & Magazine Fundraiser Starts This Friday!


Who doesn’t love cookie dough and a good magazine!  Well now is your time to stock up on both and help Briggs Middle School at the same time.

Students will be given their packets on Friday October 21st with all order information and available prizes for the hard work of gathering orders.

To get started go HERE  and sign up!

More details to be released shortly….


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Fred Meyer Rewards Program



Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 Million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  This happens through customers linking their cards to the non-profit of their choice…and you still earn your personal rewards points for gas and rebates!

If you missed the the re-enrollment period or have not yet enrolled in Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards supporting Briggs Middle School, you can and look for “Link Your Rewards Card Now”  Briggs Middle School / #94553




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Picture Re-Take Day!


Picture Re-Take Day… OCTOBER 25TH!

If you were gone the day of September 14th or just don’t like your picture, come get your re-takes in the Commons between 9am and 11am.

Order forms are in the front office or order online at

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Fall TAG Testing- October 8th 2016



District Wide TAG (Talented and Gifted) Testing ~ Springfield Public Schools.  

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Springfield Public Schools will hold their district wide Fall TAG Testing at Ridgeview Elementary School. The TAG test assesses whether or not your child is at the 97%ile or above in the areas of Reading, Math, or Intellectual giftedness. The 97%ile means that if your child was in a line of 100 students, they would know more than the first 97 students in line. These children are at the top of their class, and typically above most students at their entire grade level at school.  If you feel your child may fit into this category, please talk to your child’s teacher and your school’s TAG contact  to refer your child for the fall testing. After you refer them for testing, you will receive a packet from your school with a parent questionnaire and more information about times of testing for your individual child.

If your child is already qualified as TAG, and you feel that your child may need to be accelerated a grade level, you would also speak to your child’s teacher and the TAG contact to refer your child for acceleration. The testing for acceleration will take place Saturday, October 8, 2016 for the above grade level test in Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Reference & Research and/or Social Studies. After testing, we will meet as a team with your school to discuss the next steps and fill out the Iowa Acceleration Scale.

Questions?  Contact: Briggs School Rep: Kathy McCumsey  at 541-744-6350  or

District Rep: Stephanie Lovdokken at 541-520-4012


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Back to School Night!



Briggs Back to School Night is happening this Thursday evening. A free hotdog dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:15 pm followed by a brief presentation and time to visit teachers and classrooms until 7 pm. All family members and students are welcome. We hope to see you on Thursday!
If you have any questions, please contact us at
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2016-17 Early Release Days

Early Release Days – School is out at 1:15 p.m.
BMS Early Release Bell Schedule

September 23
October 7
October 28
November 18
December 9
January 13
February 3
February 17
March 3
March 17
April 14
April 28
May 12
May 26
June 9

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Welcome Back!

Come In We're Awesome






Hello Families – The Briggs office is open for business!


McLkk4EcaFirst Day of School for 6th Grade:
Wednesday, September 7 – 8:15 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.

First Day of School for 7th/8th Grade:
Thursday, September 8 – 8:15 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.

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Briggs Middle School Registration – Volunteers Needed!

Briggs Registration will be Monday, August 29, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Briggs Commons.  We need volunteers to help make our registration process run smoothly!

We have set up two shifts for volunteers: (1) 11:45 – 3:00 p.m. and (2) 2:45 p.m – 6:15 p.m. If you are available and would like to volunteer at registration, please email Mary Gammie at  and let her know which shift (or both) you can help at.


The families of Briggs students will be receiving information in the mail in August regarding registration.  


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