New Britton Elementary

May 6, 2022


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

As our year is coming to a close, our learners continue to engage in a variety of learning experiences. The past few weeks, our students have shown patience, flexibility, and perseverance as they have completed some district and state end-of-year assessments. At New Britton, we believe that it is important to consider the "whole child" when reflecting upon growth over a period of time. We reflect upon social-emotional, physical health & wellness, and academic growth as we celebrate success and consider next steps to support our learners. We appreciate your partnership as we work to help our children realize their potential!

As families consider plans for the summer, be sure to review the many options right here in Fishers. The Hamilton East Public Library has a summer reading program to encourage children and families to read - please see more details later in the newsletter. If you have not visited the Ignite Studio, I encourage you to do so. There is a little something for everyone...to ignite passion and curiosities! Another great community resource right her in Fishers is our Fishers Parks. Please visit this site to learn about our parks and different activities and experiences you and your family can take advantage of.

In reflecting upon the entirety of our school year, I continue to be grateful that you have chosen to have your child(ren) learn and grow with us! Have a restful weekend. As always, thank you for partnering with us in education.


Lori Mankin

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Thank you!

The teachers and staff at New Britton Elementary have been showered all week with kindness!! From chalk drawings, signs, and snacks, to bagel sandwiches, gifts, and kind notes! Parents and PTO members have gone above and beyond to make our faculty feel special! We have had a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank You all!

Dates to Remember

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School News

NBE Bulldog Birthday Bash is Rescheduled

Unfortunately, due to rain and storms being predicted at a high probability for Friday afternoon and evening, the NBE Bulldog Birthday Bash (originally scheduled for May 6) has officially been rescheduled for the rain date of Friday, May 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. If you have already purchased tickets for the event, those will work for the rescheduled date. Likewise, tickets will still be available for purchase on the 13th at the door. Please remember tickets are non-refundable, and we are hoping for better luck with weather next Friday.

The PTO would like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to make this event the most enjoyable for NBE students and families. Though some aspects of the event may look different due to rescheduling, we look forward to celebrating with you on May 13th. Thank you for supporting this event, which helps the PTO support our students, staff, and school.

Senior Send Off

Help us spread the word!!

Calling all New Britton Seniors!

All 2022 seniors who attended NBE are invited to join us for a


When: Wednesday, May 18th from 7:15-8:15 AM

Where: New Britton Elementary School

Wear your cap and gown!

Seniors MUST arrive before elementary bus drop-off begins. Please use the car rider entrance and parking lot on the east side of the school. Park by pulling onto the playground between the dumpsters and fencing. Enter through the main entrance at Door #1. Breakfast will be served at 7:15 AM so that teachers and seniors have time to connect. After breakfast, a group photo will be taken in front of the school sign and a PTO member will give the seniors a tour of the renovated building. At 8:00 AM New Britton students will clap out the 2022 Senior class! Photos will be posted on Twitter @NBEbulldogs and the FHS 2022 Instagram page. Click below to RSVP so we can plan for this special morning!


iPad Collection

We will use the following schedule to collect rental iPads:

  • Monday, May 16th - Kindergarten and 1st grade
  • Tuesday, May 17th - 2nd grade
  • Wednesday, May 18th - 3rd grade
  • Thursday, May 19th - 4th grade
  • Friday, May 20th - any other iPads that have not been collected

Please review the additional information that was sent in an email to understand the necessary steps to prepare you child's iPad for collection. Thank you for assisting us with this end-of year process!

Kids Heart Challenge -American Heart Association

Mrs. Jackson is so Bulldog proud of our New Britton students, families, and staff for exceeding our "goal" in raising money to help save lives for the American Heart Association!

Goal: $3,000

Raised: $6, 528.52

Way to go Bulldogs!!

3rd Annual NBE Book Drive

We are excited to start collecting books for our 3rd annual Book Drive here at NBE! Last year, the students collected over 3,000 books! We will start collecting books on Wednesday, May 4th and the collection will be open until May 12th. Once all the books are collected, our students will set up a Book Fair for each class to visit and take home one FREE book the last week of school.

Students are also welcome to bring a book the day of their visit to the Book Fair to make a trade!

Once every class has had a chance to shop, we will leave the Book Fair open on the last teacher workday for teachers to come shop and take what they would like or want for their classroom. The leftover books will be donated to the Delaware Township Community Center.

NBE Yearbook

Extra yearbooks will be sold on a first come first served basis starting Monday, May 9th.

Cost will be $15 each paid by cash or check made out to New Britton Elementary. Please see Mrs. Williams in the library if you would like one of these yearbooks.

We only have 20 left to sell and they will go quickly.

4th Grade Transition Information

If you have a 4th grade student who will be transitioning to Riverside or another HSE intermediate school next year, please review the following information:

  • Our HSE intermediate schools will be sending welcome videos for classroom teachers to share with students and families on May 9
  • Intermediate School Open House
    • All intermediate schools will have a time available on Monday, 8/1 for families to tour independently (4:30-6:00pm)
  • Meet the Teacher - our intermediate schools will host Meet the Teacher the first full week of school. Specific information will be sent by the individual schools.

Riverside Intermediate PTO

Riverside Intermediate School PTO Board Positions and Volunteers Requested!

If you will have a student at RSI next year, the PTO invites you to participate as a Board member, Committee chair or general volunteer. The following Board positions are open for the 2022-23 school year:

Co-Vice Presidents (2)

Secretary Treasurer Member-at-Large (2)

In addition, several committees will need chairs and general volunteers are always needed.

To indicate your interest in a Board position, to find out which committees need a chair, or to be on the list of general volunteers, please email riversideintpto@gmail.com.

Thank you for your willingness to help!

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration is now open!

It was a pleasure to meet so many future New Britton Bulldogs at the Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, April, 13th! If you were unable to join us and still need to register a kindergartener for the 2022-23 school year, please follow the below link.


Literary Resource Review

Literacy resources for grades K-6 and World Language resources for grades 7-12 will be on display at the HSE Administration Office during the noted times. Parents and staff are invited to preview the selections and offer feedback during the below dates and times:

Educational Resources Review:

May 9

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
HSE Administration Office

May 10

8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

HSE Administration Office

Library News

Updates from the library

This week was the last week for classes to visit the library and check out books. All books are due on Friday, May 13th. Overdue notices will be sent on Sunday as a reminder to be looking for missing books. Thanks for helping your child find and return their books so that they may be enjoyed by other students next year.

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Support our Library program this year. We are 93% of the way to our goal! There have been 36 new books purchased for our library! THANK YOU!!! There is still time to participate in this awesome program if you would like. https://www.btsb.com/sosl/newbrittonelementary. Thanks again for supporting our library.

Thank you so much to all everyone who volunteered time this year to help reshelve books and keep our library organized. I could not have done it without you!

Yearbooks have been distributed to those who purchased one. There are a few additional copies available for purchase beginning Monday, May 9th. They are $15 and are on a first come, first served basis. If sending a check, please make it payable to New Britton Elementary.

Summer Reading Program

The Hamilton East Public Library has announced their summer reading program, Oceans of Possibilities.

This is a fantastic way to keep your child reading this summer. Last year, HEPL readers read over 3 million minutes! This year they are proposing a NEW community goal. They are challenging readers to reach 600,000 points! We know NBE kids can help reach this goal!

For more information and to register, use the link below. Registration begins on Monday, May 16th.


YMCA Before and After School Program

On May 11th, the YMCA will open enrollment for our 2022-23 Before and After School programs. There will be some changes to our HSE programs next year, due to low enrollment and continued staffing shortages. Those changes include Elementary School programs will run after care only, with no AM programs.

If you are interested in registering your NBE student please contact the YMCA directly at

#(317) 484-9622 or BeforeAndAfterSchool@indymca.org.

Family Resources

Merciful HELP Center - Tools for School

Tools for School assists qualified families that live in Hamilton County with backpacks, school supplies, and other important school needs according to your children’s supply list(s). We will also assist with new shoes, socks, and underwear. Kid's Coats will provide lightweight jackets or hoodies. Book in Hand will provide a new book for every child. We also give fresh foods to the entire family! Click below to register.


Need school clothing ? Tools for school has a program for that as well! Click below to learn more.


Fishers Youth Assistance Summer Meals Program

It is time to register for the Fishers Youth Assistance Summer Meals Program!

This program will provide grocery items for breakfast and lunch for five days during the weeks of May 31st through July 19th.

We are pleased to announce that our program is moving to its new and permanent site at 8766 E 96th St, Fishers, IN 46037 (Old Mash building). Weekly pick up day is currently unknown due to difficulties with scheduled food delivery. We will notify registrants as soon as we know this information.

To be part of this program you must sign up by May15th 2022. The program will be limited, so please register early with the below link.


Second Step Social Emotional Learning

This week 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 on Week 25.

Good Samaritan Network

Good Samaritan Network (GSN) is a collaborative/network of nonprofits in Hamilton County. GSN utilizes 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 - as together we serve the needs of Hamilton County residents who are at-risk or underserved.

If you are in need or would like to help those in need, this website can assist you. The link below provides support for holiday assistance, rental assistance, energy assistance, and ways to provide support.

Please take a moment to explore this website - click here.

FYAP Snack Attack 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. If you are interested in having your student participate in FYAP's Snack Attack or have questions, please contact Sherri Leiner, NBE School Counselor at sleiner@hse.k12.in.us

Staff Spotlight

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor