May 25, 2017 End of School Year
Dear Bulldog Families,
As I stood welcoming students to school this week, I was reminded that I must have one of the best jobs. Your children arrive at school each day, even on day number 180, smiling, excited, and full of wonder. Friendships are evident as students engage in conversation socially and academically when working with partners or in groups. Every day students of all ages engage in conversation with me about their learning. I hope that you too have heard about and witnessed your student’s engagement in the learning process and growth throughout the year.
As individual teachers and grade levels, we have taken time in the past week-and-a-half to celebrate the growth and learning that has occurred. Teachers and support staff reflected upon both successes and areas for continued growth. This reflection allows us to adjust our instruction to best support our students next year. I encourage you to also take some time to reflect upon and celebrate your student’s growth socially and academically this year. You will be receiving NWEA assessment information regarding your student via email within the next few days. This is an adaptive assessment that allows us to see how students compare to other students (who start at the same scaled or RIT score) across the United States who take this same test. It is important not only to look at growth but also to understand the grade-level norms. Do not be alarmed if your student did not meet his/her goal; instead, I encourage you to speak with the teacher if you have questions. Some of our students beginning-of-the-year score was a year ahead of the norm. Sometimes that makes it difficult to grow the projected number of points (due to the advanced content). It is also important to remember that this score is only one piece of data, and it alone does not define the year’s progress. Please also view your student’s grades through Skyward Family Access. Grades will be available today after 5:00pm.
As we wrap up our year and plan for next year, we want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to our families for your constant support throughout the year. We are looking forward to the upcoming school year and some stretching and growing that will occur: incorporation of new resources for Readers’ Workshop, adoption and use of a new math textbook series, Professional Learning Community work, and continued focus on our HSE21 Best Practice Model. Hamilton Southeastern is hosting another action-packed Launching Inquiry professional development symposium on June 8th and 9th. NBE has many staff members attending this conference and a few are even presenting! Our Bulldog teaching team is ready to continue their learning journey this summer…and also get some well-deserved rest.
On behalf of the entire Bulldog staff, have a HAPPY, SAFE, and RESTFUL summer. As always, thank you for partnering with us in education!
2017-2018 School Supply Kits
Ready to get a head start on 2017-2018 school year? Order your school supply kits online - it's secure, it's quick and it's easy! Just click on the link below, use the school ID NEW302 and order your supplies for next year! Your supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom in time for the Ice Cream Social.
Order your school supply kit by June 9.
2016-2017 PTO Dollars at Work!
Thanks to your support, the PTO fundraising efforts were able to enrich your child's experience and growth this year. Click the link below to see the many ways our PTO was able to support our NBE Bulldogs!
2017-2018 PTO - NBE needs YOU!
Are you looking for a way to get involved in the school and meet other parents here at NBE?
Check out the NBE PTO!
There are opportunities for working parents, stay at home parents and everything in-between! Also, what makes everything better? FRIENDS! Grab an NBE neighbor or parent and serve together!
* Walkathon (Glow Walk) Chairperson
* After-School Enrichment Chairperson
* Science Fair Chairperson
* Bulldog Blast Co-Chairperson (we need several here)
* Mum Sale Co-Chairperson
* Grant Proposal Chairperson
* Dine to Donate Chairperson
* Pancake Breakfast Chairperson
If you are interested in any of these positions, please email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Destination Imagination Globals Finals
Hamilton Southeastern had a district record of 12 teams advance to Destination Imagination Global finals tournament in Knoxville, Tennessee ( May 24th- 27th) where they will compete against teams from over 30 states and at least 15 different countries. All these teams placed 1st or 2nd in their challenges, at their age levels, to qualify for the Globals finals.
From New Britton elementary, Danny Jeschke is representing team DI-nosaurs in the Technical challenge. Congratulations and good luck at Globals!
Congratulations to our "Catch of the Week" Students!
Kindergarten: Dempsey Douglas, Annie Zeisig, Samantha Skinner, Bobby Shoemaker, Sharvesh Srinivasan
1st Grade: Elliot Heltz, Haily Irwin, Knox Kendall, Ava Eads, Blake Stahl, Addison Holtsclaw
2nd Grade: Noah Ewing, Juri Negishi, Kaylee Pillischafske, Jack Mann, Lily Schilling
3rd Grade: Danni Michaels, Evan Wilson, Tessa Wendzel, Keegan Trott, Noah Gall
4th Grade: Ashley Garcia, Hector Garcia, Emily Sawyer, Laney Hart, Kaitlynn St. John, Mya Nusbaum
Summer Sports Camps
Fishers High School
HSE High School
Check out the HSE Community Bulletin Board (CBB)!
Hamilton Southeastern Schools has now consolidated all the great activities offered in Fishers into one easy to access location - the CBB! Check out the CBB for library programs, S.P.O.R.T.S. news and other programs you would normally see in our Bulldog Bulletin. Use this link to check it out now!
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Fishers Parks Department Camps
It is difficult to believe that summer is just around the corner! The City of Fishers Parks and Recreation Department launched its summer camp registration on Wednesday: http://www.fishers.in.us/CivicSend/ViewMessage/message?id=15994