New Britton Elementary

August 20, 2021


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

Hopefully, your student is adjusting well to our early start times and the new learning routines in his/her classroom. Mrs. Lee and I visit several classrooms every day as well as interact with students at lunch and during recess. We are noticing that our classroom communities are really starting to strengthen as students learn more about themselves (as learners/thinkers), their classmates, and their teacher. We are impressed with the connections that students make not only with each other but also with previous learning and experiences.

We were both fortunate to teach a few classes of STEAM this week. I loved the problem-solving and teamwork exhibited by students as they interacted with the iTrax Critical Thinking Game to solve manipulative-based maze problems. We first read a book called What Do You Do With a Problem by Kobi Yamada. This book is beautifully written and illustrated, sharing the important message that a problem is full of opportunity. Our Bulldogs took this opportunity to work together, share strategies, and learn from each other!

Please review important, upcoming dates listed in this newsletter. We hope to see you at our first PTO meeting on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00 in the Center X Discovery Area just inside door #1.

Relax and enjoy your weekend; I hope it is full of JOY and PLAY!


Lori Mankin, Principal

NWEA Assessment

The NWEA test is a computer adaptive test that students take three times per school year. The results of the test reflect the student’s academic knowledge, skills, and abilities. This test helps teachers make informed instructional decisions specific to each student. Over the next two weeks, students will complete the Fall NWEA-Reading and NWEA-Math assessments. Your child’s teacher will notify you when testing takes place. Testing results will be emailed to families via a Skylert message a few weeks after testing.

Families of Kindergarten and First Grade students will need to provide headphones that are compatible with their child’s iPad for testing. Please check your student’s iPad and verify that the NWEA app is downloaded through Mosyle Manager. Thank you!

Dates to Remember

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Cafeteria News


Now that we have transitioned to full weeks of school, the trend is that more students are choosing to eat school breakfast. Starting this Thursday, we will be offering the hot breakfast entree only. This change should allow us to get students through our line more quickly so they are able to eat breakfast and get to class in a more timely manner. Use the link below to access our breakfast and lunch menus.


We are not currently offering "extra food/snack" options that can be purchased during lunch. "Extras" would be items like bottled water, chips, cookies, etc. (items not on the daily menu). Once we have become more efficient with our cafeteria procedures and routines, we may be able to add some additional offerings. We will keep you informed.

School News

School Dismissal Manager

Please make sure your child's daily dismissals plans are updated on School Dismissal Manager. Any changes to your child's regular dismissal will need to be made by 1pm. If you have any questions, please call the office at #(317) 594-4130.


Field Trips are returning to Hamilton Southeastern Schools this school year. Chaperones will not be able to ride the buses with the students. Parent Chaperones will need to meet the class at the destination.

PTO Updates

New Britton Spirit Wear

Show your Bulldog pride and check out our online spirit wear sale. All orders must be placed online using the link below.


You MUST add the required "classroom pickup" item to your order so we know where to deliver items!

Bulldogs for Mums

Order your fall mums through New Britton Elementary School PTO, and help support the school with your purchase!

We are partnering with a local business, Wasson Nursery, to bring you some great options this year. The sale runs through the end of the school day on September 10th. You will pick up your mums at Wasson Nursery in Fishers (13279 E 126th Street). Pick up will be during their business hours from September 17th-21st. This offers more convenience for our families! When you go to pick up, you just tell them the name on your order and that you ordered through New Britton's fundraiser.


PTO Meetings

We hope to see you at our first two PTO meetings as we make a fresh start and work together to support our students, staff and teachers!

Tuesday, August 24
7:00 p.m.
Enter through the main door of the school.

Tuesday, September 21
7:00 p.m.
Enter through the main door of the school.

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor