Bulldog Bulletin

New Britton Elementary - December 11, 2015

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,

We had a “packed house” for Science Fair 101! It was a great introduction to a variety of topics that can be explored further in the form of a science fair project. Science fair is an optional enrichment opportunity for students in grades 1-4. Specific information regarding science fair can be found by accessing the following link http://tinyurl.com/jf9svr4 . This information will also be available on our website by Monday, December 14. As Professor Steve mentioned last night, we encourage your students to look around, ask questions, follow their interests, and use every-day resource to find answers to questions.

Our New Britton science fair will be held on Thursday, February 18th. Students who receive 1st – 3rd places for their grade level will be able to advance to the regional competition if families choose for them to do so. There is a registration fee for the regional competition only. There are so many things to wonder about…which leads to reading and research…and thinking…and collaboration…all skills needed in a 21st Century learner!

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” –Albert Einstein

As always, thank you for partnering with us in education. Have a wonder-filled weekend!


Lori Mankin

Rotation Days

December 14-18

Monday: Day 2

Tuesday: Day 3

Wednesday: Day 4

Thursday: Day 5

Friday: Day 6



18: Grading period ends

18: Winter parties

18: New Britton Night at the Pacers

19-January 4: Winter Break


5: Students return to school

12: PTO Meeting, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

15: Half Day for students

18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no school

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

25-29: After School Enrichment

Lunch Cycle

Week 1 (Green)

*see the full menu at: http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=2205121834271841&page=menus

There will be a menu change on Dec. 16:

We will be serving-

Chicken nuggets


Green Beans

Veggie Pack


There will be a special Holiday Meal on December 17:

Meat Lasagna


Garlic Bread




Classroom Winter Parties

Holiday parties will be on Friday, December 18th. School apple juice and Keebler Elf Grahams Chocolate Snacks will be served in the classrooms. Please review the ingredients. If your student cannot have the snack due to dietary restrictions, please contact the school nurse.

Winter weather is near!

Hamilton Southeastern Schools is committed to the safety and well-being of all students and endeavors to make decisions regarding weather-related delays and closures as early as possible. Please stay tuned to the following sources for the latest weather-related school news.

HSE Skylert

In the event of a delay or cancellation, all families will receive an automated message from HSE Transportation Director Jim White via our Skylert system. The message will arrive by both a phone call and an e-mail. Parents also may opt to receive a text alert through Skyward/Family Access. To login, please click on the following link: https://sis.hse.k12.in.us/scripts/wsisa.dll/w

HSE Social Media

Social media has become our fastest way of sharing school news. Weather-related school updates are available on the HSE Twitter feed and Facebook page. Students, families and residents are encouraged to join our more than 10,000+ "followers" at https://twitter.com/HSESchools and join our Facebook family at www.facebook.com/HSESchools. Not on Twitter or FB? Access both directly from the HSE website at www.hse.k12.in.us.

Local Media Outlets

Television and radio stations remain a traditional way to share school weather announcements. HSE posts school delays and closures to the following media outlets:

  • WQME - 98.7FM
  • WEDJ - 107.1FM Radio Latina
  • WIBC - 93.1FM
  • WSYW - 810AM
  • WISH-TV 8
  • WXIN (Fox 59 & CW4)
  • WRTV (6)
  • WTHR (13)

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: Mohammed Almofeez, Mitchell Young, Jayden Miller, Charlie Dotzlaf, Kale Nassif

First Grade: Kraidien Bumbala, Avery King, Alessandro Fedor, Daniel Hunckler, Gillian Bryant, Quentin McCracken

Second Grade: Teju Tadi, Sofia Mansur, Katie Troiano, Carson Donsbach, Nicole Ellison, Gabe Mason

Third Grade: Alex Wakley, Dhritti Guggilla, Hayden Wilson, Tyler Harris, Katie Askew, Monica Robson

Fourth Grade: Mason Chowning, Brooke Snelling, Payton Owens, Addyson Brown, Katie Patterson, Josh Lee

Counselor Cove

-Mrs. Leiner

  • December can be a very fun, festive and somewhat frazzled month. Below are some tips for the month:
  • Remind your students that school does not end until winter break starts which for NBE is December 18. The teachers at NBE have a lot of learning to pack in these last few days. Insist that your student keep up the regular school routine including bedtime routine.
  • In regards to sticking to the same routine, try to do the same thing with eating healthy foods, exercising, and general health issues. Keeping with the routine will keep those pesky illnesses away.
  • Plan to do something together like driving around to check out holiday lights, bake something sweet, start a large puzzle, and/or start to read a book that the whole family would enjoy.
  • Help your children focus on someone other then themselves. Find some activity that your family can be involved in that would help those less fortunate.
  • Explain the meaning of holiday or family traditions and why they are special. What are your family traditions? Don’t have any, then this is the year to start one.
  • Learn about what a different culture does during this time of the year. Compare and contrast how it is different from your family celebrations or traditions.
  • If your circumstances are different this year then last year you can always start a new tradition.
  • Give yourself the gift of understanding. You can’t do it all. You may try and come really close, but then it may also come at a cost – financially, physically, and emotionally. Having a happy and relaxed, but scaled down festive season can be just as much fun.

PTO News

  • Friday, December 18th, is the last day for Box Tops
  • Labels for Education will be collected until January
  • New Britton filled our tub of pop tabs! The total came to 162 pounds! Way to go!

If you have a Marsh Fresh Idea card, you can help earn money for New Britton. Simply go to www.marsh.net, click on "my account", click on "save" tab, then go to the Fresh Ideas for Education to enroll your card number and link it to our school by selecting New Britton. It's so easy and it's FREE money!

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