BULLDOG BULLETIN

New Britton Elementary

October 28th, 2022

I AM. YOU ARE. WE ARE. BULLDOGS!

News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,


It has been a busy week at New Britton as we returned from fall break. The have been numerous occasions this week in which students have proudly shared their writing, thinking about a topic, and read favorite parts of books to me - our school is full of excited learners!


There is also some excitement "in the air" regarding Halloween on Monday. Many teachers have incorporated some inquiry, science, and other lessons regarding fall, but we do not celebrate Halloween at school. Please do not send your students in costumes and/or with candy on Monday. We do have two scheduled dates for classroom celebrations, one in the winter (December 16) and another in the spring. More details about our winter celebrations will be coming soon.


We would like to thank our Bulldog PTO for celebrating our 4th grade students by purchasing NBE t-shirts. This year our design is one in which students can "write in" what they love about NBE. Shirts were delivered to students yesterday, and many were already proudly wearing them today - sharing that they love their team, friends, learning, etc. I can't wait to see all of their favorite things about NBE!


Conferences are underway, and it has been wonderful to see so many positive connections between families and teachers in support of student growth and success. The collaborative feel and partnership is evident not only during conferences but also on a daily basis. Thank you for working with us to ensure that our students are healthy, happy, problem solvers and learners!


Have a restful weekend!


Sincerely,

Lori Mankin

Dates to Remember

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School News

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.

https://www.hseschools.org/departments/student-services/school-safety/volunteering

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.


https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=PkZ4tvvZX0eBU43PqJYEfT249oI2foJBmko0BaHsatZUMU85NlFaODBURDlVR0xCQzM0R1REVVJHSC4u


Sincerely,


Mike Johnson

Director of School Safety

Library Happenings

Book Fair

What to know about the Scholastic Book Fair is coming to New Britton Elementary October 28th through November 3!



Volunteers

Volunteers are needed and appreciated in our NBE library! We need daily volunteers for checking books in, shelving books, and general help in the library. Please follow this link to volunteer:


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A45AAAB2EA5F49-nbelibrary1

Cafe News

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Family Resources

Bullying Prevention Month


Hello New Britton Families,


October is Bullying prevention month. I have visited every classroom to discuss what is the difference between a conflict and bullying. We have talked about how to Recognize bullying to know that it is mean behavior repeated over and over, it is unfair, on purpose, and one-sided (the other person is doing nothing mean back). We are learning to Report bullying to a trusted adult. We are also learning that we have the right to Refuse bullying or stand up for ourselves by saying "Stop, that is bullying and it's mean". Below are some links to the lessons that we worked on and activities that can be done at home. Another resource that you can use at home comes from the Committee for Children which is part of Second Steps. Captain Compassion empowers kids and adults to use their upstander power and giving the trusty sidekick Kid Kinder® guidance about how to help others Recognize, Report, and Refuse bullying. Captain Compassion has videos, comics, and a secret decoder wheel. Click here for this additional resource. NBE appreciates you working with us for the safety and security of all students.


Mrs. Sherri Leiner - NBE School Counselor


Second Step Bullying prevention Kindergarten - click here


Second Step Bullying prevention 1st grade - click here


Second Step Bullying prevention 2nd grade - click here


Second Step Bullying prevention 3rd grade - click here


Second Step Bullying prevention 4th grade - click here

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 10.

Staff Spotlight

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor