Bulldog Bulletin

New Britton Elementary - October 21, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,

New Britton has been a very BUSY place lately, but busy is great when it comes to deep thinking and learning! We have wrapped up many "firsts" as the first grading period came to a close: first writing pieces, first projects, first experiments, first student learning presentations...We would like to thank all of our families for attending our Parent-Teacher conferences to learn about these firsts and other information about your student.

As you know, New Britton was a stopping point on the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. We had a great showing of families and neighbors who attended the NBE hand-off. Santiago Jaramillo, BlueBridge Digital (Fishers business owner), carried the torch from New Britton to the Fishers Library, where Riverside Intermediate student Grace Wechsler carried the torch to Fishers City Hall. Our own 4th graders Sloan Ferguson and Katie Comstock spoke at the Party at City Hall. Thank you to everyone who participated in the festivities.

We are wrapping up our Scholastic Book Fair tonight. Thank you for purchasing books to support our school library! We would like to give a special thank you to the many volunteers who helped with this fundraiser.

Have a safe and happy fall break. We look forward to a great 2nd 9 weeks. As always, thank you for partnering with us in education.


Lori Mankin

Bulldog Calendar & Rotation Days

October 10/24-11/4

Mon. 10/24 (Day 2):

Tues. 10/25 (Day 3): 7:00 p.m. PTO meeting,

Wed. 10/26 (Day 4): 9:30 a.m. 3rd grade field trip,

Thurs. 10/27 (Day 5):

Fri. 10/28 (Day 6):

Mon. 10/31 (Day 1):

Tues. 11/1 (Day 2):

Wed. 11/2 (Day 3):

Thurs. 11/3 (Day 4):

Fri. 11/4 (Day 5):


If your child will be absent due to illness or medical/legal appointment, please call attendance line at (317) 594-4130. This phone line also has a 24 hour voice mail option. Please leave your name, your child's grade, teacher and the reason for the absence by 9:30 that morning. Please do not email the office with this information.

Bulldog Bulletin Updates

Please visit our website at http://www.hse.k12.in.us/NBE/about/docs.aspx for the most current information & updates.

Staff Spotlight - Lindsey Grillo

I recently moved to Indiana from Michigan with my husband. We reside in Fishers and I really love being part of the HSE Community. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and go camping. Spending time with family and friends on the lake is one of my favorite pastimes. My favorite book is The One and Only Ivan.

Good Samaritan Network KidsCoats Distribution

Hamilton County Kids Coats will be distributing winter coats on November 5th and 12th. Click HERE to see available locations and times.

Catch of the Week

Congratulations to our "Catch of the Week" Students!

Kindergarten: Amog Mallareddygari, Peter Katzfey, Josh Zink, Violet Spudich, Liam Cook, Katie Kessel, Henry Gonso, Maci Clark, Evelyn Ma, Mercedes Cerezo, Howard Bellamy, Akram Bouzar

1st Grade: Kiersten Feldwisch, Rachel Ferris, Kaitlyn Vorderlandwehr, Nora Downey, Grayson Lepper, Natalie Baylor, Erin Williams, Mica Giger, Alez Paden, Caleb Via, Jenny Toxqui-Tlatoa, Noah Slivka, Ella Reidenbach

2nd Grade: Zach Sawyer, Madison Krop, Kelsey Johnson, Emas Rahmeh, Justin Love, Jesse Gray, Meghan, McCollumm, Sarah Flores, Theresa Schaffer, Gillian Bryant, Evelyn Kimble, Kayla Coahuizo, Reise Gordon

3rd Grade: Mida Gudapati, Carson Donsbach, Jackson Spicer, Annabellal DeGoyler, Muhammad Mujahid, Carter Peters, Annika Johnson, Tyler Schwarz, Kamyah Adams, Aden Dastour, Aditya Logeswaran, Ethan Laboy, McKenzie Bowen

4th Grade: Emerson Huneck, Hector Garcia, Grace Myers, Miriam Linton, James Cruz-Vasquez, Brogan Coffman, Luke Trembly, Alex Wakley, Jonathan Albright, Jacob Hogness, Zack Reust

Good Samaritan Network Thanksgiving Meal

GSN Thanksgiving Day Annual Community-Wide FREE Thanksgiving meals offered at 3 locations:

White River Christian Church

1685 N. 10th Street

Noblesville, IN

Nov. 24th 11am-2pm

Food, games, cookie decorating and fellowship

Sheridan Elementary School

24795 North Hinesley Road

Sheridan, IN

Nov. 24th 11am-1pm

In collaboration with Marion Adams Ministerial Association

St. Louis de Montfort

11441 Hague Road

Fishers, IN

Nov. 24 11am-2pm

In collaboration with St. Louis de Montfort

Big Shoe Awards

Congratulations to the following classes for showing their

great sportsmanship and efforts this week!

Mrs. Cooper

1st grade: Mrs. Risinger

2nd grade: Mrs. Shoemaker

3rd grade: Mrs. Myers

4th grade: Mrs. Cox

Parenting Digital Kids with National & Local Leaders

Monday, Nov. 7th, 6:30-8pm

13910 East 126th Street

Fishers, IN

Join us at HSE College & Career Academy Door #18 to discuss parenting in the digital age. Learn more HERE.

Early Childhood Program

Applications for peers into our Early Childhood classrooms are being accepted now. Early Childhood in HSE creates an environment that affords all children the opportunity to develop friendships while becoming leaders and role models. Throughout the educational experience, children will learn about acceptance and diversity. Children enrolled in the four half day (M-TH) Early Childhood classrooms will experience a student centered preschool curriculum enriched with social skills and language skills along with academic activities. The skills and activities are linked to the Indiana State Standards for preschool which are precursor skills designed to promote kindergarten readiness. Children must be at least 3 years old and not kindergarten eligible. For information regarding how to enroll your child in this enriching learning opportunity, please stop by Brooks School Elementary for an application. If you have any questions about the peer group program, please contact the early childhood secretary, Beth Kiel, at 915-4250 or send an email to mailto:earlychildhoodcontact@hse.k12.in.us

HSE Student Handbooks

For your convenience, the New Britton Elementary School Handbook can be found at this link: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf/NBE/new_britton_handbook-15-16-final_.pdf

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New Britton Elementary PTO

Co-President: Leslie Zeisig Lesliezeisig@gmail.com

Co-President: Stephanie Solesky Steph.solesky@comcast.net

Vice President: Kalista Booth Kalista.booth@aol.com

Treasurer: Sarah Johnson Johnson10874@sbcglobal.net


Our NBE PTO would like to remind you of some easy things you and your family can do to help support NBE:

  • Collect Box Tops for Education
  • Save pop tabs
  • Register your Kroger Plus Card & assign NBE in Community Rewards
  • Use smile.amazon.com to purchase items through Amazon. Our charity name is New Britton School Parent Teacher Organization Inc.

Your child should have received a Walk-a-Thon packet this week.This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Please review this with your student and consider contacting friends and family. Two new things this year:

  1. Families will be mailing letters contacting family and friends themselves.
  2. There is now an online donation site! Quick and easy to donate!!

Walk-a-Thon Packets are due November 2.

Community Activities & Events

*Permitted use of school newsletters as required by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.

School of Rock Open House

Saturday, Nov. 5th, 11am-1pm

11740 Olio Road

Fishers, IN

Join School of Rock for free trial lessons, shred contest, tours and a drum off! Register for the contest by emailing Fishers@SchoolOfRock.com

FAST - Fishers Area Swimming Tigers


Follow us now on TWITTER @FastLessons

Sign up Now for November Lessons

Registration for Fall Three swim lesson session is now available. Registration for Fall Three will be available until Sunday October 30th. To register log into Fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab on the left side of the page. Fall Three begins Monday October 31st and Tuesday November 1st. Winter One lessons will begin November 28. Registration for Winter One will begin November 10th.

Session Schedules

Fall Three: October 31-Nov. 17th; Registration 10/13-30.

Winter One: Nov. 28-December 15. Registration 11/10-27.

Winter Two: January 9-26. Registration 12/8-1/8.

Tigers Progressive Swim Lesson Information

Welcome to the FAST Tigers Progressive Swim program. Lessons are for thirty minutes twice a week for three weeks Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Swim level determination and payment must be completed at the time of registration. To register go to www.fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab. Registration is easy and all completed online. You must enroll separately for each session you want to attend. Each session will meet for six classes unless otherwise indicated at the time of registration. E-mail questions to swimmingtigers2013@gmail.com

The Fishers Area Swimming Tigers (FAST) is a competitive swim program that practices at Fishers High School. Studies show that participation in the sport of swimming battles childhood obesity and positively effects the students academic achievement. For an evaluation, call Head Coach Jay Chambers at 317-691-2695, or email coachchambers@fasttigers.com. More information can be found on our website: www.fasttigers.com

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