New Britton Elementary

August 12, 2022


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

We did it! We made it successfully through our first FULL WEEK of school. Teachers are continuing to facilitate learning as they help students build their stamina as readers, writers, mathematicians, problem-solvers, and friends. We would like to thank our families and staff for attending our Meet the Teacher nights. Our goal is to establish a trusting partnership with you that grows as the year continues.

We are already proud of our students for their effort in reviewing and/or learning our school-wide FISH expectations and behavioral procedures within the various areas of our building. At New Britton, we believe that our learning community should:

  • Be There
  • Make Their Day
  • Choose Your Attitude
  • Play Safely and Fairly

Please ask your student to share some examples of what these behaviors look like at school...and home. I have included our NBE Behavior Matrix below.

Our district NWEA assessment window opens this week. This assessment is adaptive and helps us establish a baseline for your student's learning this year. Teachers use these results to inform their instruction and to differentiate to meet the needs of our learners. This is just one measure we consider when looking at the growth of our children.

There are many ways you can support our school. Be sure to review our PTO spirit wear and mum sale information below. Purchasing these items is a great way to show school spirit, start thinking about fall weather, and raise funds for New Britton! Mrs. Brandt is also looking for volunteers in the library. Please see the information below for more details.

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


Lori Mankin

Dates to Remember

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School News

NWEA Assessment Information

The NWEA test is a computer adaptive test that students take three times per school year. The results of the test reflect the student’s academic knowledge, skills, and abilities. This test helps teachers make informed instructional decisions specific to each student. Over the next two weeks, students will complete the Fall NWEA-Reading and NWEA-Math assessments. Your child’s teacher will notify you when testing takes place. Testing results will be emailed to families via a ParentSquare message a few weeks after testing.

Families of kindergarten and first grade students will need to provide headphones that are compatible with their child’s iPad for testing. Please check your student’s iPad and verify that the NWEA app is downloaded through Mosyle Manager. Thank you!

NBE Spirit Wear Sale

Show your Bulldog pride with kids, women's, men's, and non-wearable apparel.


Sale is on now through Friday, August 19th!

Spirit wear will be delivered to your child's classroom in early to mid-September. Email questions to the PTO at newbrittonpto@gmail.com.

Bulldogs for Mums!

Order your fall mums through New Britton Elementary School PTO and help support the school with your purchase!

We are partnering with local business Wasson Nursery to bring you some great options this year. The sale runs through the end of the school day on Friday, September 2nd.

You will pick up your mums at Wasson Nursery in Fishers (13279 E 126th Street). Pick up will be during their business hours from September 12th-18th. This offers more convenience for our families! When you go to pick up, you just tell them the name on your order and that you ordered through New Britton's fundraiser.

Click the link below to order!


HSE Report it!

HSE Report It! is a school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff, and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others.

HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! will has no length limitations or the need to remember a short code. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.

Cafe News


COME HELP US PROVIDE THE IMPORTANT MEALS THE STUDENTS NEED TO MAKE FOR A GREAT SCHOOL DAY. Flexible hours, same schedule as your students and more. Support our schools and become involved in our district. We are a great team!


Library News

Library Volunteer Opportunities

Hello Explorer Families,

I am very excited to welcome volunteers to our NBE library this year!

This year there are two time slots for volunteering. These time frames are always flexible. Any amount of time you have to offer during these slots I am grateful for. The AM slot is anytime from 8:00-10:30. The PM slot is anytime between 11:00-1:45. Volunteering will begin the week of August 22nd.

Library volunteering involves various activities, such as:

  • checking in books
  • shelving books
  • assisting students during checkout
  • reading with children
  • general library organizational tasks

Thank you for considering supporting our readers through volunteering. If you are interested, please sign up using this “Signup Genius” link, or email me for more information at rbrandt@hse.k12.in.us . Thank you!

Rhonda Brandt

Teacher Librarian

New Britton Elementary School

Community News

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Mudsock Youth Athletics

It’s Basketball Time!

Registration for our recreational basketball programs for both boys and girls is officially open with waitlists forming after August 31st. Register now at myathletics.com. The leagues welcome athletes in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The girls season runs from November through early March. Boys (K) play January through March, (1st - 6th) November through March, and (7th/8th) January through March. Find the girls basketball information packet here. Find the boys basketball information packet here

Scholarship Program

Everyone plays. Mudsock Youth Athletics offers full and partial registration scholarship opportunities to children who qualify for free or reduced lunch within the Hamilton Southeastern School District. Families must apply and be accepted during our open registration period. For winter sports these dates are August 1st – August 31st. For more information, please call 317-845-5582 or email info@myathletics.com.

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor