New Britton Elementary

February 10, 2023


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

It has been an energy-filled week of learning at New Britton! Our children are connecting with peers and adults as they engage in hands-on experiences. Kindergarten students are investigating the question - How can I be my healthiest me? They are reading, researching, and writing about healthy routines, foods, and physical activities. On Thursday, they celebrated this learning with a Kindergarten Health Fair. Thank you to our students, teachers, families, and community experts who have supported this learning! Third grade scientists are learning about rocks and minerals. They virtually connected with an expert from IMI and participated in hands-on learning through analyzing and classifying rocks and creating cement molds. Our students have been learning about string instruments: their size, sound, and comparison. They took this learning even further by intentionally listening for tempo, tone, and feeling that the music evokes. Their trip to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra was the perfect culminating event for this learning. These are just a few learning highlights from this week. All of our teachers and students are engaged in authentic, connected learning throughout our days and weeks!

Our teachers will be participating in district and school-based professional learning this Friday, February 17. We will follow the same asynchronous learning format, through Canvas, as we have in the past. Please connect with your child's teacher if you have any questions. We appreciate our time together learning with and from colleagues.

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


Lori Mankin

Dates to Remember

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School News

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Black Heritage Celebration Returns to FHS

The 15th annual Black Heritage Celebration takes place on Feb. 15.

FISHERS, IN: Since 2008, a special tribute of culture, achievements and connection has been held during the month of February at Fishers High School. What was originally developed by parents to unite the Fishers community, The Black Heritage Celebration has evolved into a student-led community event. Attendees of all ages and backgrounds are invited to take part in the free event on Wed., Feb. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The event will feature interactive displays, student performances and presentations. Representatives from different historical black colleges and universities will be available to answer questions for prospective students and families. There will also be a ‘step and stroll’ featuring members of the Divine Nine sororities and fraternities.

According to organizers, the Black Heritage Celebration has grown in attendance throughout the years. Students hope to continue the tradition, exposing more families throughout the community to highlight the accomplishments and contributions of black people, especially in Fishers.

The Black Heritage Celebration will be held inside the College and Career Academy at FHS. Attendees should enter through door #19, located off Promise Road

Hoosiers: Give Kids a Smile!

February is National Children Dental Health month!

The Fishers Health Department is hosting Hoosiers: Give Kids a Smile Event. This event will be held at the Central Library on February 18th from 11am - 3pm and will include free oral screenings in a Dental Van parked outside the library, educational resources on oral health, and fun activities for kids. We believe that this event will play a crucial role in raising awareness about the oral health and helping children develop healthy habits.

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HSEF Game Day

The Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation (HSEF) will host the 11th annual Game Day, presented by CSO Architects, on Friday, February 24th at 6:30 pm at a new venue, Hub & Spoke in Fishers. Grab your favorite sports team gear and get ready to tip off an informal evening celebrating excellence in education! Game Day has become a signature event in Fishers, as the largest annual fundraiser benefitting all 22 Hamilton Southeastern schools and attracting a sellout crowd. Event attendees will enjoy tailgating themed games, delicious game day food, a DJ playing music, the very popular rare bourbon raffle, and the annual district-wide Pop-A-Shot contest. Proceeds from the event help support innovative teacher grants, student scholarships, mental health, and wellness initiatives across all grade levels. Please use this link for ticket information.

4th Grade Celebration - Planning Meeting

Calling all 4th grade parents! We need your help with the planning process of the 4th grade end-of-the-year celebration! The celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th. We would love to hear your creative thoughts on different fun and engaging activities for the students to participate in during the celebration. PTO will be hosting a Zoom call on Thursday, February 16th at 6:30 PM to start brainstorming ideas and fun activities for the 4th grade students. We want to make this an exciting day for the students to celebrate the end of their time with NBE friends and staff. Please email Karyn Havens, karynhavens18@gmail.com, if you are interested in attending the Zoom, and the link will be sent to you.

Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

The New Britton PTO has a delicious way to support our school!

Order Krispy Kreme Donuts!!


Over the next two weeks, parents can purchase online a dozen donuts online for $15 and redeem in the store.

50% of each order comes back to NBE!

Family Resources

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 .

Community News

Mudsock Youth Athletics

Spring Program Registration Remains Open!

Did you forget to register for spring programming? There are still spaces open in many of our baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, boys volleyball, and track & field leagues. Play with children across the HSE School District and get moving with us this spring. Register now at myathletics.com and learn about each of our programs here.

Rugby Try-On Days (Open to 5th – 8th Graders with Female Only Times)

Calling all 5th – 8th graders who live within the HSE School District. Attend one of our free try-on days, including female only sessions, to learn about the sport. We are specifically trying to grow our junior high girls team! Sessions offered on Sundays at RJH (Feb. 5th) and HIJH (Feb. 26th). Learn more here.

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Staff Spotlight

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor