Bulldog Bulletin

New Britton Elementary - October 7, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,

Our students and teachers have been engaged in some exciting learning opportunities at New Britton. In kindergarten, students have been exploring and wondering more about math in the real world. Did you know how many shapes and numbers you can find all around you? First grade has been engaged in collecting and organizing data. Second grade recently finished a unit of study about different types of communities and many of them built models of the different types. Third grade writers have been taking small moments and adding voice through different strategies to help readers create a vivid picture in their minds. And fourth graders are finishing up a hands-on unit of study about How to Be a Scientist. The deep thinking, connecting, and transfer of knowledge has been exciting to see. As we wrap up this 9 week grading period and conduct conferences with families, its important to reflect upon the growth of each child. We are learning and growing DAILY! We appreciate you supporting your student and partnering with us each and every day.

Not only is New Britton celebrating a milestone this year with our 25th anniversary, but Indiana is also celebrating a big birthday. It is our bicentennial - wow, 200 years of being a state. New Britton is fortunate to be a small part of this celebration. The Torch Relay, a relay traveling county to county in Indiana, will be briefly stopping at New Britton on Thursday, October 13th at approximately 6:30pm. I would like to invite all families back to school if you can fit it into your schedule to witness this historic event. Please try to be here by 6:15 if you would like to cheer for the torch bearers. As always, thank you for partnering with us in education.


Lori Mankin

Bulldog Calendar & Rotation Days

October 10/10-10/21

Mon. 10/10 (Day 6):

Tues. 10/11 (Day 1):

Wed. 10/12 (Day 2):

Thurs. 10/13 (Day 3): Book Fair

Fri. 10/14 (Day 4): Book Fair, Movie Night 6:30-8:30

Mon. 10/17 (Day 5): Book Fair

Tues. 10/18 (Day 6): Book Fair, Kindergarten to Russell Farms

Wed. 10/19 (Day 1): Book Fair, 2nd grade to Conner Prairie

Thurs. 10/20 (Day 6): NO SCHOOL

Fri. 10/21 (Day 1): NO SCHOOL

Book Fair 10/13-10/19

Be sure to stop by the Book Fair during these hours:

10/13: 8:30am -3:30pm

10/14: 8:30am-3:30pm and 6:15pm-8:30pm (Movie Night)

10/17 - 10/20: 8:30am - approximately 7:00pm (During conferences, the Book Fair will close when most conferences are done for the evening.)

Are you able to volunteer and help us operate the Book Fair? Please sign up below:

1. Click HERE to go to our invitation page.

2. Enter your email address (you will NOT have to register an account)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots and Signup.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders! It's easy!!

Movie Night

Friday, Oct. 14th, 6:30-8:30pm

8660 East 131st Street

Fishers, IN

Join us for a fun filled evening with friends and classmates for


Click HERE for the printable Movie Night Reservation Form.

Bulldog Bulletin Updates

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

Counselor's Corner- Chaucie's Place

New Britton Elementary School is partnering again this year with Chaucie's Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Smart Steps is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say "NO!" to any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable from anyone.

We invite you to attend a Chaucie's Place Parent Night to learn more about the Smart Steps program. New Britton Elementary will host a parent night on Thursday October 13 from 6:30-7:30pm. The meeting is open to all parents and/or guardians of Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade students. Please be advised that Parent Night is not open to children, To learn more about Chaucie's Place please visit http://www.chauciesplace.org

The Smart Steps education program will be taught at NBE on Monday October 17.

2016-2017 Textbook Fee & Ipad Rental Fees Reminder

Textbook and Ipad rentals fees are currently past due. You may access your child's rental fee balance through Skyward and the eFunds program. Payment can be submitted via the eFunds program or by check made out to New Britton Elementary. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact Linda Bouchonnet with any questions.

Staff Spotlight - Lisa Pearson

My name is Lisa Pearson and I'm the newest 3rd grade teacher. My children are both young adults. I have a son that is 29 years old and a daughter that is 26 years old. They both work for The Humane Society of Indianapolis. My favorite book is Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney and my favorite free time activities are reading and hiking. Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome to New Britton!

City Barbeque Fundraiser

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 10:30am-10pm

9367 Ambleside Drive

Fishers, IN

Please join us for a special fundraising event! Click HERE to get the flyer, print it, then take it to City Barbeque to enjoy a tasty meal and support NBE PTO!

September Box Top Winners: Mrs. Gundersen's Class! Congratulations!

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Catch of the Week

Congratulations to our "Catch of the Week" Students!

Kindergarten: Elle Gregory, Cole Valentine, Samantha Skinner, Alex King, Kalvin Leiweber, Ellie Wilson, Carter Back, Ariana Romero, Charlotte Lowe, Parker Bennett, Kanisha Ali, Avaya Ruse

1st Grade: Elliot Helta, Mohammad Vanik Hussain, Emmy Trombley, Gabe Balcom, Kallen Paston, Maggie Weiss, Hailey Irwin, Srijan Basireddy, Jenny Toxqui Tlatoa, Kira Basireddy, Gabby Brown,

2nd Grade: Katie Brinkfuff, Aliyah Walker, Ian Magers, Kraiden Bumbula, Kshetra Singarapu, Landon Zeisig, Micholas Findley, Milo Martinez, Alexsys Marcello, Anabelle Havens, Claudine Greener, Jose Luis Puga-Mendoza, Emerso Tackett

3rd Grade: Paola Salazar, Leo Sartino, Phillip Zink, Chloe Martin, Brock Smith, Griffen Pontius, Morgan Solhan, Haneef Najum, BreAunna Marcelle, Kaia Holsman, Brett Graunke, Daniel Zink, Mason Lawson, Erin Lumas

4th Grade: Drew Prass, Matthew Thomas, Mischa Briggs, Maggie Weiss, Ellie Martin, Maci Blake, Claire Shofield, Suzan Cernero, Corinne McClanahan, Kaitlin St. John, Adele Jacobson

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


Wow! Can you believe the school year is 25% complete! We have gotten off to a great start! 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.

Next week your student will be bringing home a Walk-a-Thon packet. 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!!

Make sure you mark your calendars for these events:

Thursday, October 13: Dine to Donate at City BBQ (see link above)

Thursday, October 13: NBE Book Fair starts!! (see schedule above)

Friday, October 14: Movie Night! Return your ticket order form to join in the fun! And you can visit the Book Fair that evening too!

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

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