Bulldog Bulletin

New Britton Elementary - May 26, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,


The end of the year is always bittersweet. It is exciting because we can see physical, social, and academic growth in all of our children from where they started just nine-and-a-half months ago. Our students have taken the role of writer, publishing texts for different purposes and audiences. Their final published piece was celebrated recently at our Young Author Celebration. Our student mathematicians have been engaged in math games to increase fact fluency, balancing equations, number work, and authentic problem solving. They should be able to show you more than one way to solve most math problems. Our readers have been reading a variety of genres at their independent and instructional levels, citing text evidence, inferring and comparing texts. Our scientists have been engaged in inquiry about insects, soil, lifecycles, plants, and circuits. Our historians have explored communities, studied different cultures, and learned about the roles and responsibilities of governmental leaders. Wow – amazing work has been done!!


As we wrap up our year and plan for next year, we want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to our families for your constant support throughout the year. We are looking forward to the upcoming school year and some stretching and growing that will occur: redesign of our library to continue to support our learners and their needs, additional staff to lower class sizes, and continued work with our HSE21 Best Practice Model. Hamilton Southeastern is hosting an Indiana Department of Education eLearning conference this summer (Launching INquiry). NBE has many staff members attending this conference and a few are even presenting! We are excited to announce a parent component:

PARENTING DIGITAL KIDS

KEYNOTE: PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Presented by Steve Garton, Common Sense Media

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

* Internet Safety in Your Home

* SCREEN TIME: UNPACKING THE NEW AAP* GUIDELINES

*AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

* Social Media & Your Kids

TUESDAY, JULY 19TH 6:30-9:00 P.M.

Fishers High School

For planning purposes, please RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/rvy96W2gjaADzF7C3


We also have staff members attending a variety of other HSE21-driven district professional development, and we are taking a group from NBE to the Pure Genius conference in Noblesville. Our Bulldog teaching team, is ready to continue their learning journey this summer…and also get some rest.


On behalf of the entire Bulldog staff, have a HAPPY, SAFE, and RESTFUL summer. As always, thank you for partnering with us in education!


Sincerely,

Lori Mankin

MakerSpace

Maker Space is a type of inquiry-based learning that we will be delving into a little more this upcoming school year. As you are cleaning out play areas, closets, and garages this summer, please be on the lookout for any gently used items we are in need of:

* Hammers

* Screw Drivers (Philips and flathead)

* Pliers

* Wire Cutters

* Paint Brushes (various styles and sizes)

* Plastic Mason Jars with Lids

* Legos (all colors, sizes, and shapes)

* Wooden blocks

* Hole Punchers

These types of items will be used to build, design, and take apart a variety of objects – sometimes based on specific challenges and other times there will be more choice for students. When the 2016 school year begins, we will let you know of more items you may wish to donate. Thank you!

Calendar

August

8: Ice Cream Social & Back to School Night; 5:30-7:00

10: First day of school for students

11: Meet the Teacher Night for grades K-2; 6:30-8:00

15: Meet the Teacher Night for grades 3-4; 6:30-8:00

Rotation Days

August 10-12

Wednesday: Day 1

Thursday: Day 2

Friday: Day 3

End of Year Cafeteria News

Please have your child's lunch account paid to date and current at the end of the school year. You can check their account through Skyward Family Access.

Catch of the Week

Be there. Be present. Listen carefully to others around you. Be involved with others around you. We practice the FISH philosophy at New Britton: Be There, Make Their Day, Choose Your Attitude, and Play Safely.


The following students are being recognized for exhibiting these elements of FISH philosophy in their classrooms last week:

Kindergarten: Mac Parker, Caleb Via, Blake Stahl, Ariyanna Touketto

First Grade: Sarah Albazlamit, Noah Pearcy, Ella Dragoo, Madison Hodges, Abdur Rahman Mohammed

Second Grade: Tessa Wendzel, Kade Myers, Jack Butts, Ava DiFilippo, Chloe Martin, Noah Gall, Danni Michaels, Camile Mendoza, Rukshana Yowvanaraj, Mehreen Khan

Third Grade: Royce Bandy, Violet Weber, Collin Bickel, Charlie Lyon, Mischa Briggs, Kaelyn Heinrich

Fourth Grade: Adam Warski, Anna Whaley, Jacob Carroll, Cole Wilson

Summer Hours

The office will be open daily, 7:30a.m - 3:30 p.m., on Friday, May 27th through Thursday, June 9th. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 26th. Have a great summer!

Thank an Educator Honor Roll

The Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation's "Thank an Educator" Honor Roll is the ideal way to show appreciation to a special teacher or staff member. Whether it was a great year or a tough year, that special person made all the difference for your child. Complete the form online or mail a hard copy to:

HSSF

13485 Cumberland Rd

Fishers, IN 46037

Calling all Future RSI Parents!

The Riverside Intermediate School PTO is looking to fill the 2016-2017 Executive Board positions. Interested persons should email Carrie Steele at carriesteele94@gmail.com to be placed on the nomination slate.

Community Activities & Events

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