Bulldog Scoop

New Britton Elementary

September 25, 2020

News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

It has been another great week of learning this week! Our students are certainly progressing in their understanding of rituals and routines in our learning workshops, and they are making connections between lessons as well as with each other. Just today I observed math partners finding multiple ways to sort in kindergarten, reading partners in 1st grade sharing reading noticings, math partners in 2nd grade playing a math card game to build number sense and computation skills, and writing partners in 3rd and 4th grades sharing their writing work with each other. Regardless of the grade, our students are learning with and from each other.

This upcoming week, we will be administering a brief, virtual learning survey to our elementary students. This survey was designed to assess our 100% virtual learning from phase 1 of our HSE Operations Plan. The results will then be compared to the Panorama survey that was given in the spring. We will use this information to continue to respond to student and family needs as well as refine our model. Teachers will be sharing a survey link with students and proctoring the survey in order to answer any questions students may have. We will give the survey twice to accommodate students in both the blue and red groups; teachers will share their plan regarding virtual learners as there are several options. A parent and staff survey will be sent out in mid-October.

As we wrap up our final week of the hybrid, 50-50 Phase 2 learning model, we are making adjustments to plan for Phase 3. Please remember that with this phase families have two options, they can either send their student to school in-person, 5 days a week, or they can choose to have their student remain in or switch to the 100% virtual model. There will no longer be a 50-50, hybrid option like we are currently implementing. If you would like to make a change from your current choice, please email Sherri Rutledge at srutledge@hse.k12.in.us

There are several grade levels that have held reading or other learning celebrations in this week or last. There is so much learning to celebrate at this point. Please be sure to ask your student about what they are learning online and in class. We are proud of the effort our Bulldog students are showing. As always, thank you for partnering with us in education. Have a great weekend!


Lori Mankin, Principal

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K-2 Vision Screening Survey

We will be performing our basic school screening for students in grades K-2 this year. Please complete the survey that was sent on Wednesday, September 23 to help us determine who needs a school screening. If your child does not pass the vision screening, you will receive a notice to take to your healthcare provider for further evaluation.

PTO News

Please take a moment to cast your ballot for the PTO Executive Board utilizing this link. The ballot is on SurveyMonkey and will take you less than a minute to complete, but will allow us to seat the board and proceed with business. We will be leaving the ballot open until at least the end of September. Thank you for your time and consideration.
NBE is in need of Playground Zone helpers. Please click on the link to sign up below.

Join Virtual Recorder Club!

Open to all NBE 3rd and 4th grade students!

Tuesday mornings on Zoom from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. starting Oct. 6th!

Please go to the music page on Canvas. Click on Virtual Recorder Club for information and a link to sign up!

Students must be signed up by Monday, September 28th. Payment due by Friday, Oct. 2nd!

Questions: contact Mrs. Thornsberry kthornsberry@hse.k12.in.us

Watch this video to learn more about the club and how to sign up!


Hamilton County Kids Coats

Kids Coats provides free coats to families in need in Hamilton County.
Need a Coat?

Please visit for details on Kids Coats of Hamilton County


2020 has been an interesting year for all of us. There are times in our lives where we might need some extra help or we might be able to lend some extra help. If you are in need of support for the coming months or you are fortunate enough to be able to provide some support for those in need, please see the resources below. Together we are better.


Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County,Inc.

Good Samaritan Network (GSN) is a collaborative/network of nonprofits in Hamilton County utilizing two serving approaches, Direct and InDirect services, and in part is designed to ensure efficiency and communication among the different agencies, social services, nonprofits, local government, pantries, and businesses.



Fishers — Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program

Welcome. Fishers Youth Assistance Program (FYAP) was formed in 2014 to help strengthen youth and families through community involvement. Like other peer Youth Assistance Programs throughout Hamilton County, local volunteers develop and provide access to programs and services that promote positive growth experiences and enhance home and community relationships.


Mudsock Youth Athletics Updates

Boys and Girls Recreational Basketball (K-8) - Registration is open and runs through October 31st for boys and girls interested in skill development and building a love for the game. Open to kindergarteners through 8th grade, the girls season runs from November to early March. Boys (K) plays from January - March, (1st-6th) November - March and (7th/8th) January - March. Opportunities for boys Rec Plus (3rd – 6th) also available. Information and registration can be found at www.myathletics.com.

Community Insider Link: https://www.hseschools.org/happenings/community-insider/bulletin-details?itemid=522

Basketball Coach Callout - We're looking for individuals who build kids up, recognize their unique talents and help them grow a love for the sport. Thank you for checking the box to coach at registration. www.myathletics.com.

Community Insider Link: https://www.hseschools.org/happenings/community-insider/bulletin-details?itemid=523

Knights Travel Football (5-6) - Tryouts for the 2021 season will begin on Sunday, October 25th, and run through Tuesday, October 27th, at Mudsock Fields. The program is open to athletes entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall of 2021. Program info: https://www.hseyouthfootball.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1198569. Register for tryouts at www.myathletics.com.

Community Insider Link: https://www.hseschools.org/happenings/community-insider/bulletin-details?itemid=524

Dates to Remember

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Next week is BLUE week

In addition to Thursday and Friday, students in the BLUE group will attend school Wednesday (9/30).

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor