Bulldog Bulletin

April 28, 2017

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,

We would like to thank those of you who attended and/or volunteered at the Bulldog Blast. This family event is a great way to have some fun with other families and friends while raising money for our school. We hope that you and your children enjoyed yourselves. We would like to also thank the Fishers Junior High National Junior Honor Society for volunteering at our game stations, what a great community connection for us!

The Bulldog Blast and other school events are sponsored by our New Britton PTO. We are already busy reflecting on our family opportunities and events for this year and planning for next year. There are several ways that you can become involved in the PTO.

Here are just a few:

  • Fall Mum Sale – This fundraiser is a win-win for families. The product is one that many families already buy every fall so why not buy them from New Britton to raise funds to support teaching and learning? We have been impressed with the quality of the flowers and the ease of this fundraiser. This volunteer opportunity can be done with a friend and entails contacting the company, tallying orders, and scheduling volunteers to help arrange the pick-up.
  • Movie Nights – This is an easy, fun way for all parents but especially Dads to become involved. We are looking for a co-leader to work with Chad Zeisig in coordinating the 6 movie nights, snacks, and volunteers. Thanks to Troy Frank and Marty Blake, there is an organized system already in place! Children and adults build strong connections at movie nights.
  • Pancake Breakfast – The purpose of this event is building community among teachers and New Britton families. We are looking for co-leaders to order supplies, arrange some donations, and coordinate volunteers.

Our goal is to broaden our volunteer base and get some teams in place now so we can “hit the ground running” when the new year begins. If you are interested in these or other PTO committees, please email Michelle Ayres at mayres@hse.k12.in.us.

Communication is key when it comes to the school-home connection. We would like your feedback regarding the forms of communication you prefer in order to stay informed. Please use this link to provide us with some helpful information in planning for next year.


As always, thank you for partnering with us in education.

Lori Mankin

Lots of fun at the Bulldog Blast!

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NBE 25th Anniversary Open House

New Britton celebrated an amazing milestone this past weekend - our 25th Anniversary! Many friends, past staff and former students visited NBE and enjoyed light refreshments, building tours and walks down memory lane with current staff. Thanks to all that were able to attend and all who worked so hard to make this such a memorable event!

Bulldog Calendar & Rotation Days

Teacher Appreciation Week May 1 - May 5

Monday 5/1 (Day 3) Brandt, Worrall, Mayer, Cooper to Holiday Park

Tuesday 5/2 (Day 4) Linton, Hughes, Miller, Shoemaker to Holiday Park

Wednesday 5/3 (Day 5) 3rd grade Music Program (Street, Myers, Sarkovics)

Thursday 5/4 (Day 6) 3rd grade Music Program (Biggs, Grillo, Temple, Pearson)

Friday 5/5 (Day 1) Movie Night - Moana

Monday 5/8 (Day 2) 4th grade to RSI

Tuesday 5/9 (Day 3)

Wednesday 5/10 (Day 4) 1st grade to Zoo & 3rd grade to Children's Museum

Thursday 5/11 (Day 5 )

Friday 5/12 (Day 6)

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!

* Vice President
* Secretary

* Walkathon (Glow Walk) Chairperson
* After-School Enrichment Chairperson
* Science Fair Chairperson
* 4th Grade Picnic Chairperson
* Bulldog Blast Co-Chairperson (we need several here)
* Mum Sale Chairperson
* Grant Proposal Chairperson

The more people we have to help, the smoother the year will go and the better the PTO will be! If you are interested in any of these positions, please email Michelle at mayres@hse.k12.in.us.

1st Graders Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Thanks to the generosity of many NBE students, A new Tulip Poplar tree has been planted on thw west side of New Britton near circle drive. This tree was the culmination of a project based learning unit, "A Quarter for a Quarter" by the First Grade Class in honor of our school's 25th anniversary. We would also like to thank Wasson Nursery, 13279 E. 126th Street, for partnering with us for this project!


If your child will be absent due to illness or medical/legal appointment, please call attendance line at (317) 594-4130. This phone line also has a 24 hour voice mail option. Please leave your name, your child's grade, teacher and the reason for the absence by 9:30 that morning. Please do not email the office with this information.

Congratulations to our "Catch of the Week" Students!

Kindergarten: Katie Kessel, Keaton Bobson, Aryan Rajput, Landon Sanders, Cindy Mendez, Elijah Dorris, Faith Wendzel, Olivia Banks, Marlee Evans, Moud A Bazlamit, Tubagus Gibran, Preston Booth

1st Grade: Addy Ratliff, riley Fehlinger, Caroline McBride, Emmi Shrall, Fiona Sharpe, Ella Reidenbach, Drew Spicer, Shravanthi Saravanan, Emma Linden, Kelsey Booth, Andre Ames

2nd Grade: Nick Molter, Milo Martinez, David King, Leah Carroll, Alexandria Pulido, Simeon Brown, Sarah Albazamit, Sarah Flores, chaney Ferris, Annabelle Havens, Sadie Newell, Quentin McCracken, Takie Bouzer

3rd Grade: Layla Apple, Brennan Denning, Josiah Dorris, Rohen Maniandan, Nathan Baylor, Jack Butts, Sofia Saracino, Kareen Kakour, Reid Fields, Oryana Rahmeh, Sophia Mansur, Sara Carter, Athina Arteaga

4th Grade: Trevor Hall, Rahul Balel, Abby Gilbert, Tommy Johannerman, Gabe Hastings, Nate Colaw, Miriam Linton, Tina Liu, Ethanael Bua, Jonathan Albright

Congratulations Mrs. Myers 1st graders - March Boxtops Winner

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HSE Student Handbooks

For your convenience, the New Britton Elementary School Handbook can be found at this link: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf/NBE/new_britton_handbook-15-16-final_.pdf

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New Britton Elementary PTO

Co-President: Leslie Zeisig Lesliezeisig@gmail.com

Co-President: Stephanie Solesky Steph.solesky@comcast.net

Vice President: Kalista Booth Kalista.booth@aol.com

Treasurer: Sarah Johnson Johnson10874@sbcglobal.net

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!

Community Bulletin Board

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

*Permitted use of school newsletters as required by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.

Knights Cheerleader Call-Outs

We welcome all current 4th and 5th grade students to try out for the Knights Travel Cheer Team for the upcoming 2017 season. Tryouts will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 12 pm @ Fishers High School Aux Gym. A mandatory clinic is scheduled for Friday, May 12th from 6 – 8 pm.

Parents must attend an informational meeting Friday during the clinic.

2017 Knights Travel Football Cheerleading

* No Pre-registration necessary. You will complete a registration for S.P.O.R.T.S cheer at the parent meeting. Payment must be made before tryouts (no checks will be cashed prior to results)

* Attendance at Clinic is Mandatory to be eligible to make the team

* Grades Eligible 5th-6th for upcoming 2017-2018 school year

* Practice twice a week starting June until the start of school

* Games are every Saturday from August- October (including Labor Day Weekend and Fall Break)

* Team Cost Estimated $300.00 (including registration fees)

* Uniform/Practice Wear/Warm Ups/Back-Pack & Coaching (Discounted used uniform pieces will be available on a first come basis)

* Cheerleaders are judged on Side Line Cheer, Jumps, Motions, Appearance and Enthusiasm!

* Tumbling ability is only worth extra credit points/ It is not a requirement to make team

* Knights Cheer encourages strong academics. Bring a copy of your report card for extra credit

Please reach out to the coaches with any questions:

Giannine Cohoon: Giannine.Cohoon@roberthalf.com (312) 545-5342

Tricia Akers: Triciaakers@yahoo.com (317) 679-8303

FHS Diving - Summer Diving Series

Looking for a fun summer activity? Fishers Diving is offering a Summer Diving Series where kids of all ages can try out their favorite pastime at the pool...jumping, diving, and flipping off the diving board! This basics lessons series is a great introduction to the sport of diving and a safe way to learn how to impress their friends at the pool this summer! Classes begin May 1st!

Class Start: May 1, 2017

Class Times: Monday & Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: $300 for the entire Summer session

Registration: online at www.fishersdiving.com

*To register - fill out online registration & show up to first class on May 1st with a check made out to Fishers Diving.

What to Bring: wear a swimsuit (1-piece is preferable for girls) and bring a towel!

Kristy Ford

Fishers Diving Tigers, Inc.


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

HSE Robotics Summer Camps

Learn more HERE!

Design, Make & Tinker Camp

Students entering 4th - 6th grades. Learn more HERE.

FHS Tiger Night Lights

1st-4th grade boys - join Fishers Tigers Football team for an evening of fun, football and pizza! Learn more HERE.

FHS Winter Youth Softball Clinic

1st-8th grade girls - join the Fishers Tigers Softball team for an afternoon of hitting, throwing and fielding skill practice. Learn more HERE.

HSE Fishers Give Back Wednesdays

Dine at Rockstone on March 8th or May 10th and a portion of your purchase supports HSE Fishers Youth Lacrosse! Learn more HERE.

HSE Preschool of the Natural Sciences

Click HERE to learn more about HSE Preschool.

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