Bulldog Bulletin

New Britton Elementary - January 22, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,


ISTEP scores and school letter grades were recently released by the state. If you have been following the news, there has been much controversy surrounding the changes and scheduling of last year’s test. The initial prediction was that scores across the state would significantly drop due to the implementation of new Indiana College and Career Standards and a different testing format. Scores across Indiana did drop; however, I am pleased with our overall results and happy to announce that New Britton remains an A school.


Our School Improvement Committee is in the process of analyzing our ISTEP results and comparing those results with other assessment data that we have to measure our growth and achievement. When looking at data it is always important to use more than one source of data (ISTEP, NWEA, grade, Guided Reading Levels, etc.). Although last year's ISTEP test was different than previous year's we are using the data to inform the future direction of our teaching and learning. I will be sharing more specific school goal information with you later in February.


As always, thank you for partnering with us in education. Enjoy your weekend!


Sincerely,

Lori Mankin

*Rescheduled* HSE21 and 1 to 1 Roll-out Presentation

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 7-8:30pm

8660 East 131st Street

Fishers, IN

Please attend the PTO meeting on February 2nd at 7:00 p.m., as Dr. Combs and the HSE Central Office team present information on HSE21 and the 1:1 iPad roll-out for K-4 elementary grades. If you are unable to attend, please watch this quick video and visit the links below to learn more about our HSE 21 initiative. Please RSVP here so that seating accommodations can be made.


HSE21 Home Page

iPad Specifications

HSE21 Parent Resources

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Calendar

January

22: Movie Night, 6:30-8:30


February

2: Rescheduled HSE21 & 1:1 Roll-out presentation and PTO meeting, 7:00-8:30

5: Half Day for students; car riders dismissed at 11:55, bus riders dismissed at 12:01

15: Presidents Day; no school

16: Flex Day

19: Movie Night, 6:30-8:30

22-25: After School Enrichment

Rotation Days

January 25-29

Monday: Day 1

Tuesday: Day 2

Wednesday: Day 3

Thursday: Day 4

Friday: Day 5

Catch of the Week

Be there. Be present. Listen carefully to others around you. Be involved with others around you. We practice the FISH philosophy at New Britton: Be There, Make Their Day, Choose Your Attitude, and Play Safely.


The following students are being recognized for exhibiting these elements of FISH philosophy in their classrooms last week:

Kindergarten: Haidyn Brumbaugh, Abby McMullan, Jacob Harness, Blake Stahl, Joseph Johanneman; Kyle Manda

First Grade: Livie Mason, Kylee Long, Luis Puga-Mendoza

Second Grade: Bo Bowling, Rushil Samudrala, Ethan Croke, Sebastian Sherrod

Third Grade: Marcus Pinto, Ella Buckler, Thajeev Nivendran, Katie Comstock, Emerson Huneck

Fourth Grade: Titos Zileniene, Seth Miller, Sarah Guldberg, Lily Hyler, Max Barnett, Arthur Periera

PTO News

NBE Dining for Dollars at Wings Etc

Hello New Britton Families! We have a “Dining for Dollars” event coming up on Tuesday, January 26th at Wings Etc. They are located at 11003 Allisonville Road.


This is an all day event. Carry out or dine in for lunch and dinner. Attached to the newsletter is a flyer that you must bring with you in order for us to get credit for your purchase. Please print this flyer and hand it out to family, friends and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you there. Thanks for supporting New Britton Elementary!

After School Enrichment Week is February 22nd – 25th!

Hello, New Britton Volunteers! After School Enrichment Week is set for Feb 22nd - 25th this year. This is a 4 day after-school event from 3:45-5:00 where students can enroll in a variety of classes that are fun and educational. We are now in the planning stages and need to find parent or teacher volunteers to lead our classes. All you need is a love for teaching a topic you're interested in and a criminal background check on file. Help will be provided in setting up a fun and educational class, which can be geared towards all grades, K-2 only, or 2-4 only. Class sizes can be set to best accommodate the activity. Call or text Kelly Mason at 457-0312 or email at mkmason@sbcglobal.net. Please contact Kelly by Jan 31st. Assistants will be recruited once the lead teachers have been set in place. Thanks!

Community Activities & Events


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Contact Us

8660 E 131st St, Fishers, IN 46038

Phone: 594-4130

Fax: 594-4139

New Britton website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/NBE/home.aspx

HSE website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/home.aspx

Twitter: @NBEbulldogs