New Britton Elementary

March 10, 2023


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

Spring is quickly approaching! Our unpredictable Indiana weather tends to make it difficult for families to navigate outerwear for their students. I encourage you to check the weather forecast daily to determine the appropriate coat and other needed accessories as we go out to recess daily. Also, if your child is missing any clothing, our "lost and found" has many unclaimed items. I will remind teachers to walk our students by this area for the next week.

It is hard to believe that we just completed our 3rd 9-week grading period this past Friday. Report cards will be posted to Skyward Thursday afternoon. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions about his/her progress. It is important to have a comprehensive understanding of how your child is doing on daily learning checks, unit assessments, our NWEA district assessment, and our 3rd and 4th grade state standardized assessments (IREAD-3 and ILEARN). We will continue to adjust our students' learning goals to be responsive to their needs for our last quarter of school.

As always, thank you for partnering with us in education! I hope you are having a restful weekend.


Lori Mankin

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HSE Schools has a Flex Day on Monday, March 13, 2023. There will be no school on this day.

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Remember that your clocks should now be adjusted to one hour later as of midnight Saturday night, March 12, 2023.

Dates to Remember

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School News

Yearbook Order

It's time to order your New Britton Elementary Yearbook!

Yearbooks are on sale now for $18. Click the link below to order, or return the paper form that was sent home earlier this week.

Link to order a yearbook: https://inter-state.com/yearbook

Use Code: 75287M

Online ordering ends 3/17/2023.

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March Movie Night

New Britton Elementary PTO Movie Night Presents Encanto!

Friday, March 24th 6:30-8:30 PM

Doors open at 6:15pm and pick up is at 8:30pm. Cost is $5.00 per child. Payment must be made in advance through Cheddar Up.

Sign up below using Cheddar Up.


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Ford Next Generation Learning

Would you like to help shape the types of learning experiences students receive while attending Hamilton Southeastern Schools?

Coming up on Monday, Mar. 20, community input sessions will be led by coaches from Ford Next Generation Learning (Ford NGL) at various HSE schools. Staff, students, parents, and local stakeholders are invited to provide input about future college and career learning experiences PreK-12 students should receive while enrolled in Hamilton Southeastern Schools. The feedback from these input sessions, collected by Ford NGL will be compiled into a report that will be used to develop a shared strategic plan. The report will be focused on transforming teaching and learning in HSE by designing community-driven curriculum experiences by way of community engagement with Fishers’ families, employers, educators, and municipal leaders.

Anyone interested in taking part in this important work needs to complete this form. The deadline to apply is Monday, Mar. 13. For questions or additional information, email Steve Loser, Director of PK-12 Initiatives at sloser@hse.k12.in.us.

Nurses Corner

The NBE nurse is in need of small and medium, boys and girls pants. If you have any gently used pants at home and could donate them, that would be very much appreciated. Also, please wash and return any clothes that your child may have borrowed from the nurses office this year.

PTO Snack Cart

In our continued effort to show our NBE Staff appreciation, we will be providing a fun snack/drink cart through the NBE hallways in March and April. We appreciate your assistance with stocking the treats!

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Please make sure you write how many packages you will be donating. Snacks/Drinks can be brought to the New Britton office on Wednesday, March 15th from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. If that time is not convenient for you to drop off, please feel free to contact Ellen Hammond via eehammond78@gmail.com and we can communicate a porch drop off. Thank you!


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Family Resources

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

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 24.

Staff Spotlight

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor