Bulldog Bulletin

August 25, 2017

Dear Bulldog Families,

We have just successfully completed our second FULL week of school. As I walk into classrooms, chat with students at recess, and assist students in the cafeteria, I am astonished at the learning that is already taking place! Teachers are “launching” Readers’ and Writers' Workshop, continuing with the groundwork of actively involving students in a reading and writing life. Mathematicians are being stretched in some new ways as we incorporate our new Everyday Math resource that uses a spiraling curriculum to assist us in addressing the Indiana Standards. This spiraling framework means that learning is spread out over time rather than being concentrated in shorter periods, like our traditional units of study. In a spiral curriculum, material is revisited repeatedly over months and across grades. Spiraling leads to better long-term mastery of facts, skills, and concepts.

We are continuing with our vision depicted by the (revised) HSE21 Best Practices for Teaching and Learning infographic. The vision is to prepare students for the future by focusing on student-centered approaches, content and curriculum, transfer of learning, and fundamental classroom conditions. Reflection is an ongoing and integral component of this model. Teachers set individual goals for their work within this framework, and our Professional Learning Community time spent on Mondays allows them the opportunity to collaborate as grade level teams to support student learning and set the conditions for optimal growth. We appreciate your support and flexibility with this early-release time on Mondays!

Your students are hopefully adjusting well to the school schedule, but I am sure they are tired from our second full week of learning and growing. As always, thank you for partnering with us in education. Have a wonderful weekend!


Lori Mankin

September Dates to Remember

Monday 8/29

  • Cub Scout lunch talk

Thursday 8/31

  • 1st grade Ritchey Woods Outreach program 9:15 a.m.
  • Cub Scout Joining Night 6:30-8:00

Friday 9/1

  • Mum order form due. Click HERE for the order form. **Please write your child's name and teacher on the order forms.

Monday 9/1 - Friday 9/8

  • Pasta Bowl pasta collection

Monday 9/11 - Saturday 9/16

  • NBE Book Fair

Tuesday 9/12

  • PTO meeting 7:00 p.m.

Friday 9/15

  • Mum pick up @ NBE.

Saturday 9/16

  • Pancake Breakfast & Reading Celebration

Thursday 9/21

  • Picture Day! Click HERE to order online.

Friday 9/22

  • Movie Night

Wednesday 9/27

  • 4th grade field trip to Eagle Creek

Friday 9/29

  • 4th grade field trip to Eagle Creek

PastaBowl is BACK!

PastaBowl is designed to raise awareness for the 1 in 7 local students that struggle with food insecurity. By joining forces with other schools, PastaBowl has been able to raise tens of thousands of pounds of pasta to serve dozens of area food pantries, food banks and even Second Helpings.

Remember to bring your boxed uncooked pasta into school 8/31 through 9/8 and place them in the specially marked PastaBowl bins.

From the Counselor

Click HERE to read Mrs. Leiner's Counselor Cove

From the Speech Language Pathologist

From the Media Center

Book Fair Volunteer Signup click HERE

Book Fair Info

Can't make it to the Book Fair? Order online HERE!

From the Cafeteria

Cafeteria Menu Schedule

Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

Cafeteria Birthday Day Information

E-Funds Online School Payments

You may join your child for lunch beginning September 5th.

Due to the capacity of our cafeteria, the number of parent lunch guests is limited to 2 per grade level. Please call the office at 594-4130 to reserve your seat. Spots are available first come first serve and may be reserved up to a week before the date.

When sending lunch money in with your student, please remember to include the Student ID number on all checks and envelopes.

*** Handbook Highlights ***

Each Bulldog Bulletin will highlight a portion of the New Britton Student Handbook. This month's focus is Textbook Rental and Fees.

The textbook rental and fees statements HAVE NOT been posted to your student's Skyward account yet; therefore we cannot accept textbook rental or iPad rental fees at this point. We would expect HSE Schools Administration to post the textbook rental information to your student's account within the next 2 weeks. You will receive an email notifying you that book rental & fees are live on Skyward and may now be paid. Fees can be paid in several ways:

1. Efunds - this online payment method is quick and easy. Payment can be made with credit or debit card using the Quicklink section on the NBE website or click HERE.

2. Check or cash - these can accepted at NBE office between 9:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Click HERE to read more from the NBE Student Handbook.

PTO Executive Board

Co-President: Leslie Zeisig

Co-President: Lisa Cheney

Vice President: Sarah Fleming

Secretary: Gretchen Gonso

Treasurer: Amy Mason

Email the NBE PTO at mailto:NewBrittonPTO@gmail.com

Click HERE for PTO contact Information, important dates and volunteer opportunities.

Join us for the PTO meeting on September 12th at 7:00pm in the Media Center@ NBE!

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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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*If you would like to have your event advertised to this link, please complete the submission form on the CBB.

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Questions about signing up for Girl Scouts? Contact Joscelyn Moore with questions at cmoore0518@gmail.com

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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