New Britton Elementary

November 4th, 2022


Like the "New Britton Elementary Parents and Teachers" Facebook page for regular informational updates, or go to the PTO page at https://nbe.hseschools.org/about/get-involved.

You can also reach out to the PTO at NewBrittonPTO@gmail.com.

Morning Car-Rider Line/Student Drop-off

We are experiencing some challenges with our morning drop-off. Please review this information to assist us with safety and efficiency:

  • Students should be ready to get out of the car (coats on and backpacks ready) when the car is within the identified drop-off area. Do not release your student until you have been directed to do so.
  • When leaving the parking lot, do not turn left as this causes a backup in the parking lot and a delay in releasing additional students from cars.
  • Do not pull in to park from 7:20-8:00. If you need to drop off your student, join the drop-off line. Pulling out of parking spaces during drop-off also creates a back-up. Children are not to be dropped off in the bus parking lot as there are no adults supervising this area when buses leave.
  • Our car-rider team will finish releasing a group of cars at 7:40, but after this time, families will need to park and walk their students into the building. These adults all have teaching or other responsibilities at this time. Class starts at 7:40. If students are dropped off after this time, they are late.

We continue to work with our HSE Safety Team to see how we can improve this process. Please contact the office at 317-594-4130 if you need assistance with bus transportation. We recommend riding the bus if possible to ensure that your student is able to start their day at 7:40. Thank you for your help with this morning process!

Upcoming PTO Dates

Mark Your Calendars!

November 8 - PTO Meeting @ 7pm

November 10 - Picture Retake Day (if your student was absent or you would like a retake)

November 10 - PTO Dine to Donate @ Portillo's

November 11 - Pack the Park @ the AMP @ 11am

December 1 - Paint to Donate @ U-Paint Pottery

Parent-Teacher Conferences

The Parent-Teacher Conference window is underway, October 24-November 18. Please connect with your student's teacher if you still need to schedule a conference. Thank you for partnering with us!

Picture Retake Day is November 10th

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Clothing Donations

Our nurse, Mrs. Cernero, is in need of clothing donations for the nurses office!

Many children come in throughout the day needing a change of clothes for various reasons - a spill at lunch, getting wet or muddy at recess, having a potty accident, etc. Please consider donating clothes your children may have outgrown!

Here are the most needed items

*boys and girls pants size youth small and youth medium - leggings and sweatpants work best

*short sleeve shirts size youth small and youth medium

*youth size tennis shoes (not fancy shoes)

The Parent School Safety Academy

The Parent School Safety Academy

Dear HSE Families:

Hamilton Southeastern Schools is offering a special program designed for parents of current students who are interested in learning more about our safety initiatives and protocols.

This behind-the-scenes look at our safety principles and fundamentals will help you better understand how we respond to various situations that occur in our buildings.

Although the program will not reveal details that would compromise safety protocols, it will provide you a foundation of safety practices that will aid you in responding to a crisis and allow for constructive feedback.

The Parent School Safety Academy is limited to 50 participants who must have an up-to-date Safe Visitor background check and complete the online application that can be found here.


We hope to have a diverse group of participants with representation from each of our schools.

The program will be held over two evenings on December 1 and December 8 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Some of the topics that will be reviewed, include legal requirements, best practices related to school violence, severe weather preparedness, access control, communications and reunification. Participants must be available to attend both sessions to be considered.

There is no cost to participate if you have an updated background check on file. The deadline to register is noon on November 6, 2022. To apply for consideration, click here.



Mike Johnson

Director of School Safety

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Family Resources

Good Samaritan Network

Thanksgiving and Christmas DETAILS

We recommend that you apply ONLINE by the early part of November for Holiday Assistance.

GSN's signature holiday assistance program significantly impacts thousands of families every year. GSN clients are always able to receive food baskets for both Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. Additionally, clients receive new or gently used toys and clothing for the Christmas season - as part of our Christmas Distribution.


In order to be considered for any GSN Holiday event - a yearly application is required. We prefer you complete the Holiday Assistance Application ONLINE. Contact the office if you need a paper copy, or visit any Hamilton County agency.

Everyone will receive some form of assistance from only ONE Hamilton County agency or source. No one will receive assistance without submitting an application (digitally/online or hard copy/mail).

Families will either be assigned to a 1) private sponsor (provided thru GSN) or 2) households will be assigned to GSN. Not both!


Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Students continued the Second Step Elementary digital program, a researched-based social-emotional learning program designed to improve children’s social-emotional skills. Second Step skills and concepts are designed to help children both in and out of school.

Please see the Second Step Weekly Home Link attached at the bottom of the newsletter for specific information discussed in each grade level Week 11.

Snack Attack - Fishers Youth Assistance 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. This program is open to students that qualify for the reduced lunch program or have an increased need currently.

To be part of this free program, you must sign up your family online. https://forms.gle/xrKNaxRaLypSqKvV8

If you have any questions, please contact Sherri Leiner, NBE School Counselor at sleiner@hse.k12.in.us

Mudsock Youth Athletics

Pick Up & Play Girls Lacrosse Try It Day Opportunity:

On November 12th from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Mudsock Girls Lacrosse, in conjunction with USA Lacrosse, is hosting a free clinic to introduce girls to the sport! Meet members from the league, try a new sport and receive a pinnie. Register at no cost to attend here. Open to girls in 1st – 8th grade.

We’re Hiring:

We have a NEW part-time opportunity available for a League Service Coordinator (10-20 hours per week). We are looking for a passionate person in our community who has a knowledge of our programs and is interested in joining a fun and engaging team. Learn more and apply here. Questions? Please reach out to info@myathletics.com directly.

Community News

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor