New Britton Elementary

January 6, 2023

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Welcome Back Bulldog Families!

Fishers Parks and Rec

Summer Camp 2023 Launch

Fishers Residents can register their child for Summer Camp NOW!

We've launched our Summer Camp 2023 registration for Fishers Residents with 10 weeks of available full and half-day camps at over 5 locations starting May 30 - Aug 4!

Choose from different themes and locations, from adventures at the AgriPark to exploration at Ritchey Woods!

Click the link below to register


Upcoming PTO Dates

Mark Your Calendars!

January 12 - Dine to Donate @ Blaze Pizza - 12pm-9pm

January 19 - Indiana Pacers School Fundraiser Program - Forms Due

(correction from original paperwork)

January 20th - Movie Night (link to register below)


January 26 - Play to Donate @ Sky Zone - 5:30-7:30pm

February 13 - New Britton Night at the Pacers vs Utah Jazz game - 7:00

Blood Drive

There is currently an emergency blood shortage here in Indiana.

The New Britton Elementary Student council will be hosting a Blood Drive next month as a service project. See if you can help save lives by donating blood!

03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
8660 East 131st Street

Here is the link that everyone can use to sign up for it:


Cafe Update

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New Lunch Menu

Starting January 5th, the cafeteria will have a new menu!

We return to school on Thursday of Week 2 on the menu. Cheese or pepperoni pizza with broccoli will be the hot lunch option. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. McKernon at smckernon@hse.k12.in.us.

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Holiday Lights Recycling Program

This Holiday Season, HSE is asking you to give a gift to the Earth by making the choice to be more sustainable. HSE Schools will be hosting a district wide Holiday Light Recycling Program. Starting December 5th and going until January 13th each school will be collecting old, broken, tangled, or unwanted holiday lights. Technology Recyclers will take these unwanted/unusable lights and break them down into useable components that will be used to make new products.

  • This will be the third year for the holiday light recycling program!
  • During the 2020/2021 season you helped collected and recycle 3,519 pounds of holiday lights!
  • During the 2021/2022 season you helped collect and recycle 4,711 pounds of holiday lights.
  • In two years of recycling holiday lights, you have helped recycle the equivalent weight of a Ford F250.
    • Your small choices have helped prevent a total of 8,230 pounds of plastic, metal, and glass from ending up in a landfill.
    • You helped make a HUGE impact.
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Fundamentals of Restorative Practices

Hamilton Southeastern Schools is offering a one-day training, Fundamentals of Restorative Practices, for parents/guardians of HSE students and community members who are interested in learning more about restorative practices. Participants will be able to understand the foundation of restorative practices and recognize how these practices cultivate relationships, repair harm, and restore connections. This workshop is identical to the training that district personnel received and will be facilitated by our district restorative practices team.

This training is limited to 50 participants who must have an up-to-date Safe Visitor background check and complete the online application that can be found here. We hope to have a diverse group of participants with representation from many of our schools.

  • The training will be held on February 13, 2023 from 8:30am-4:30pm. Participants must be available to attend the full session to be considered.
  • There is no cost to participate if you have a current background check on file. The deadline to complete the application is noon on January 13, 2023.
  • To apply for consideration, click this LINK.

MLK Day of Service Food Drive

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Martin Luther King JR Celebration

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, the city of Fishers, and HEPL are collaborating to celebrate Martin Luther King JR Day.

Please visit the city’s dedicated WEBPAGE for the Day of Service opportunities (January 16th).

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4th Grade Field Trip

All 4th grade students from New Britton Elementary will attend the Discovery Concert hosted by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Hilbert Circle Theatre on Wednesday, February 8th from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

During music class we have been learning about the instruments of the orchestra and the composers of the music featured in this concert. This is an exciting musical experience for New Britton Elementary 4th grade students. Please send $5 to help cover ticket cost and transportation. Please send cash or a check made out to New Britton Elementary.

Please fill out the field trip form return to the classroom teacher by Friday, January 13th!

Art Club

Art Club is open to all first though fourth grade students who show an interest in and love for art!

Interested students will ask their parents to complete a permission slip that is sent home after winter break. A lottery process is held to select 25 students per grade level. These 25 students will stay after school until 3:15pm on two separate days to complete one finished artwork. Often these projects are more intensive than what we cover in class. Meeting dates are listed below but please remember that students must be selected and notified of their acceptance to attend the meetings.

First Grade Art Club Monday, January 30 and Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Second Grade Art Club Monday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Third Grade Art Club Wednesday, February 22 and Friday, February 24, 2023

Fourth Grade Art Club Wednesday, March 1 and Friday, March 3, 2023

Lose your permission slip? Print a new one from your art Canvas page, under announcements. Permission slips are due January 20, 2023.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Smith at mmsmith@hse.k12.in.us.

Family Resources

Talk it out

Talk it out - Mrs. Leiner has been in every classroom to discuss the problem-solving strategy of "Talk it out". This strategy for solving conflicts or small problems is when we use our words in a strong assertive voice to express how we feel and what we need to happen differently to help. Below are the sentence starters that were provided to all grades. Kindergarten and 1st grade worked on the first section while 2nd, 3rd and 4th worked on all sentence starters. We also discussed how important it is for each person to be heard so both students in the conflict are given the opportunity to tell how they feel and what they need. Listening to each other is so important and is sometimes where we might see a breakdown. We discussed in every classroom how important listening is to solving problems. We encourage you and your family to try this strategy in your home.

Talk it out with "I feel statements"

I feel______________________________


I would like_________________________.

Person listening would say:

You sound _________________________

Because I __________________________

Next time I will _____________________.

Snack Attack - Fishers Youth Assistance Program

NBE is pleased to announce the return of the Snack Attack program for those students in need. This program, supported by the Fishers Youth Assistance Program, is designed to provide students a little extra nourishment for the weekend until they can receive a hot meal at school on Monday.

Here's how the program works. Your student will pick up a small sack of food to be taken home over the weekend. The sack is filled with individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars, fruit cups, pop tarts, peanut butter/crackers, Goldfish crackers, etc. The type of snacks will vary each week. Please let us know if your child has a peanut allergy as he/she will receive a special bag of peanut-free snacks.

There is no cost to you or the school. This program is open to students that qualify for the reduced lunch program or have an increased need currently.

To be part of this free program, you must sign up your family online. https://forms.gle/xrKNaxRaLypSqKvV8

If you have any questions, please contact Sherri Leiner, NBE School Counselor at sleiner@hse.k12.in.us

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor