New Britton Elementary

February 24, 2023


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

It's been another learning-filled week at New Britton! I am proud of the collaboration and engagement that I see on a daily basis; we are a true community of learners. We believe that together we are stronger and smarter. This statement is evident on a daily bases as you walk down the hallways and observe the interactions of students, students and teachers/staff, and staff members together.

Our students have been reflecting upon the power of people, connections, and kindness during Black History Month. They have been exposed to rich literature depicting how we can "be the change we wish to see in the world." Please encourage your child to "read the walls" at school as our display of student responses to this literature is growing.

Mr. Couto has shared the exciting news about our Lady Tigers basketball team playing in the state finals this weekend. Please send some positive thoughts their way as this is the first time in school history for them to play in the state finals! Our Circle the State with Song Choir will be participating in a singing workshop this Saturday and then performing at Anderson University. We are Bulldog Proud of the work they, and Mrs. Thornsberry, have put in during their practice sessions second semester!

As always, thank you for partnering with us in education! Have a restful weekend.


Lori Mankin

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Dates to Remember

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School News

Folk Dancing Club

Folk Dance Club is open to all 3rd and 4th Grade NBE students. Rehearsals begin on Friday, March 3rd! Students will participate in the 50th Annual Children's Folk Dance Festival on Saturday, April 22nd.

Permission slip and additional information can be found in the attachment below. There are additional permission slips outside the music room door. Sign up before March 2nd!

Check out footage from previous years....


4th Grade Celebration

Calling all 4th grade parents!

We need your help with the planning process of the

4th grade end of the year celebration!

The celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th.

We would love to hear your creative thoughts on different fun and engaging activities for the students to participate in during the celebration. PTO will be hosting a Zoom call on Thursday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM to start brainstorming ideas and fun activities for the 4th grade students. We want to make this an exciting day for the students to celebrate the end of their time with NBE friends and staff. If you are interested in participating, please email Karyn Havens at karynhavens18@gmail.com for the zoom link.

Nurses Note

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.

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.

Staff Spotlight

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor