New Britton Elementary

August 13, 2021


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

We had a great first full week of school. Teachers and students are continuing to learn about each other and build community as we begin to launch into our first units of study in reading, writing, math, and science/social studies. Our students are curious about...books, butterflies, insects, how things work, numbers, music, art, movement, other cultures...and each other! Curiosities lead to more questions, research, and deep learning. Be sure to ask your student about new learning, connections they made today, and what they would like to learn more about.

Important information was just sent via Skylert regarding changes to our COVID protocols. Please closely review the information that was shared by Dr. Stokes. Due to the spike in numbers and the updated guidance from healthcare officials, beginning on Monday, August 16, masks will be required for all students and staff, K through 12, when indoors during the school day, regardless of vaccination status. There have also been some changes to the length of quarantines for students and staff members in different scenarios. The link to our updated "Return to In-person Instruction Plan" can be accessed by using this link. Our number 1 priority is to keep students safe and healthy so they can learn and grow at high levels. Thank you for helping us do this by following our new protocols. As always, thank you for partnering with us in education.

Have a relaxing weekend!


Lori Mankin, Principal

NWEA Assessment

The NWEA test is a computer adaptive test that students take three times per school year. The results of the test reflect the student’s academic knowledge, skills, and abilities. This test helps teachers make informed instructional decisions specific to each student. Over the next two weeks, students will complete the Fall NWEA-Reading and NWEA-Math assessments. Your child’s teacher will notify you when testing takes place. Testing results will be emailed to families via a Skylert message a few weeks after testing.

Families of Kindergarten and First Grade students will need to provide headphones that are compatible with their child’s iPad for testing. Please check your student’s iPad and verify that the NWEA app is downloaded through Mosyle Manager. Thank you!

Dates to Remember

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FYAP Snack Attack 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. If you are interested in having your student participate in FYAP's Snack Attack or have questions, please contact Sherri Leiner, NBE School Counselor at sleiner@hse.k12.in.us

Coats for Kids - Winter Coat Signups Now Available

Appointment Sign-Ups are OPEN from now until October 15. We have IN-PERSON and PICK-UP appointments this year. YOU DECIDE how you would like to interact:

1) Order coats online and then drive-thru & pick them up
2) Attend in-person

See our website for more information

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School News

COVID Information

Please remember to send your student to school healthy. If a student is ill and has any of the symptoms of Covid listed below, we encourage you to get your student tested using a PCR test, which is available via Fishers Health Department (COVID Vaccine | Fishers, IN - Official Website) or the Indiana Department of Health (ISDH - Novel Coronavirus: COVID-19 Testing Information). PCR tests are the most accurate and provide less risk of a false positive or negative result. A visit to your physician is also suggested if you feel this is not Covid-related, then a doctor's note would be needed for your student to return to school. Please do not send your child to school ill or while waiting for Covid test results.

Symptoms to monitor for:

Fever or chills


Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing


Muscle or body aches


New loss of taste or smell

Sore Throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

Body Safety Eduation

There are body health and safety standards that we are required to address with all K-6 students. We partner with ICPYAS for these lessons. Please review the flyer below for more information about the parent night being offered via Zoom on August 26. The curriculum can also be found on our website . Presenters from ICPYAS will be with us the week of November 8th to share their lessons.
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PTO Updates

PTO Volunteers

The NBE Parents and Teachers Organization (PTO) invites all parents and teachers to join us for a fresh start this school year! We are seeking volunteers and input this year, and would love to boost participation to give our students great opportunities and support the NBE teachers and staff! Below are some great ways to help:

1) Please vote on our slate of officers for this school year by clicking on this link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/63K7NRV). It's a single question, and takes less than one minute to complete. IMPORTANT: Please vote ONLY once and ONLY cast a vote if you are a teacher or have a current student in attendance at New Britton.

2) Join us at PTO meetings this year. The next two meetings are on August 24 and September 21 at 7 p.m We would love to see new and returning faces. This is a great way to learn about school happenings, connect with other parents, and be involved. The more the merrier! Meetings will be held just inside the main doors of the school.

3) Let us know you want to volunteer. Click this link(https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/655XM63), provide your name and contact information, and select how you would like to help."

Thank you!

Dine to Donate - Chipotle, 9760 East 116th Street

Are you looking for a quick, easy way to donate to our school and make dinner for your family? Please join us for a Dine to Donate at Chipotle Monday, August 16 between 5:00 and 9:00p.m. Please take the flyer that came home this week - 33% of the proceeds will benefit our Bulldog students!
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New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor