Bulldog Bulletin

December 18, 2017

It's not too late to join the Science Fair!

Proposals are due 1/11/18, which means there's plenty of time to join the fun! Information and necessary forms are located on the NBE Website or click HERE.

Dear Bulldog Families,

We have been tying up loose ends from our second nine weeks of learning: presenting learning, assessing to measure growth over time, demonstrating knowledge of numbers and how they work, problem solving, publishing writing, exhibiting increased reading engagement and comprehension, displaying scientific understanding, and much more. When we return from winter break, your student’s report card will be available via Skyward Family Access on Friday, January 5th. As always, please communicate with your student’s teacher if you have any questions regarding academic and/or social growth and achievement.

Our first-ever Family Science in November was a tremendous success. We welcomed approximately 200 families to an engaging science-focused atmosphere. Students conducted experiments, investigated the science of slime, tried their hand at coding with Ozobots and Code-a-pillars, and explored sound. We would like to thank all students and teachers who were instrumental in planning this fun-filled event. Our next family night is quickly approaching. We will be hosting a Family Math Night on Tuesday, January 23rd (please note-this is a date change) from 6:15-7:45p.m. Please join us in making some family math memories.

Winter break is a perfect time to provide some opportunities for children to continue to read, wonder, and explore at home. A great forum for wondering is the New Britton Science Fair. Science fair is a chance for students to take a question through the scientific method and possibly even generate more questions to research. Students in grades 1st-4th are eligible to enter our science fair. For more information, please access our website at http://www.hse.k12.in.us/nbe/home.aspx . Science fair information is available in the banner at the top of our website. We are offering a Science Fair 101 help session on Tuesday, January 9 from 6:30-7:30p.m. for students to receive science fair assistance from actual Lilly scientists. This will be an informal, open-house format in which students can ask questions and get some assistance with their projects before the proposals are due on January 11.

On behalf of the New Britton Elementary staff, I would like to wish you all a restful, relaxing, and joyous winter holiday season. We look forward to continuing a learning-filled 2018 with students returning on Thursday, January 4th.

As always, thank you for partnering with us in education.

Calendar Update:

The HSE School Board held a special session The calendars for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 can be viewed at this link - http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/news/calendar.aspx


Lori Mankin

Goodwill & HSE Collect and Connect

Bring your donation of gently used clean clothing to the Goodwill bin located in our NBE office. For every 13 gallon bag of clothing donated, NBE will receive a Goodwill clothing voucher to distribute to local families in need.
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Thank you Bulldog families for donating your gently used clean clothing to our clothing drive! Because of your generosity, we are able to offer support to several local families with Goodwill clothing vouchers.

We appreciate each of you "Being There" and "Making Their Day" with your generous donations!

After School Enrichment classes

We're looking for parents to help with our annual After School Enrichment programs being offered Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 5-7. Please contact our PTO ASE Coordinator Jill Cloys at CloysFamily@Hotmail.com if you would be interested / available to teach a small group class. It's a great opportunity to share your gifts and talents with the NBE students.

December Dates to Remember

Wednesday 12/20

Winter parties, 1st semester ends, Last day before Winter Break

Winter Break 12/21/17-1/3/18

Thursday 1/4/18

Students return to school

Tuesday 1/9

6:30-7:30 Science Fair 101

Thursday 1/11

Science Fair Proposals Due TODAY!

Monday 1/15

MLK Jr. Day - No School

Tuesday 1/23

Inter-State Studio here for School Group and candid yearbook photos

Friday 1/26

6:30-8:30 PTO Movie Night

Monday 1/29

After School Enrichment grades 3-4

7:00 PTO meeting

Tuesday 1/30

After School Enrichment grades 3-4

Wednesday 1/31

After School Enrichment grades 3-4

Monday 2/5

After School Enrichment grades K-2

Tuesday 2/6

After School Enrichment grades K-2

Wednesday 2/7

After School Enrichment grades K-2

Thursday 2/8

NBE Science Fair

From the Cafeteria

Cafeteria Menu Schedule

Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

Cafeteria Birthday Day Information

E-Funds Online School Payments

Due to the capacity of our cafeteria, the number of parent lunch guests is limited to 2 per grade level. Please call the office at 594-4130 to reserve your seat. Spots are available first come first serve and may be reserved up to a week before the date.

When sending lunch money in with your student, please remember to include the Student ID number on all checks and envelopes.

From the Music Teacher

Want to know the latest and most up to date info for the NBE Music Program? Check out Mr. Martin's NBE Music Notes here!

From the Art Teacher

Click here to read the most current information from Mrs. Smith, NBE Art Teacher. Mrs. Smith's NBE Art Notes

--- Handbook Highlights ---

Each Bulldog Bulletin will highlight a portion of the New Britton Student Handbook. This month's focus is Recess.

  • Recess supervision is provided by responsible school personnel. For every child’s safety and the school’s liability, parents may not accompany students to recess. Recess will be held outdoors whenever possible. Precipitation, sunshine, cloud cover, wind chill, temperature, etc. are all considered when a decision is made for indoor recess. In general, recess will be held indoors when it is raining or the temperature/wind chill falls below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Conversely, if the Temperature is at or above 95 degrees Fahrenheit or the humidity is at or above 95%, teachers will use extreme caution while monitoring students at recess. In addition, students will be provided ample amounts of water before and during recess; Recesses will be shortened or may be moved indoors at the discretion of the principal or designee; Children will be watched/monitored carefully for necessary action. These temperatures are based on recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Please make sure as we being to experience colder winter temperatures that your child is properly dressed for outside recess if the temperature permits it. Hat, warm coat and gloves should be worn to keep students warm as they travel to and from school and at recess should the temperature allow it.

Click HERE to read more from the NBE Student Handbook.

PTO Executive Board

Co-President: Leslie Zeisig

Co-President: Lisa Cheney

Vice President: Sarah Fleming

Secretary: Gretchen Gonso

Treasurer: Amy Mason

Email the NBE PTO at mailto:NewBrittonPTO@gmail.com

Click HERE for PTO contact Information, important dates and volunteer opportunities.

Next PTO meeting is Monday January 29th at 7:00 p.m.

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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