Bulldog Bulletin

January 6, 2017

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,

I hope that 2017 is off to a great start for your family and that you enjoyed time with your family over our winter break. We have jumped back in to learning with both feet as our new semester begins. As Mr. Gorrill and I have been visiting classrooms, we have seen math minds at work exploring new concepts, investigation of new learning materials, engaged readers and writers, and scientists and engineers at work.

As students were arriving at school on Tuesday, I was reminded quickly of how full of wonder and creative ideas they are. It was foggy, and several of the students were sharing their hypotheses regarding why. There are so many ways at both school and home to honor our students’ wonderings and to guide them to resources to find some answers. One great opportunity for scientific wondering is quickly approaching, the New Britton Science Fair. We had our kickoff earlier with Professor Steve, and now it is time to work on proposals for submission. If your student is interested in participating in science fair, please access more information at the link highlighted below.

If your young scientist is interested but you have questions, would like some input, or are struggling to help him/her get started, please come to our informal Science Fair 101 help session this coming Tuesday, January 10 from 6:00-7:00p.m. in the New Britton cafeteria. If you are able to stay for our PTO meeting, we would love to have you join us from 7:00-8:00p.m. in the Media Center.

Please be sure to view your student’s report card in Skyward Family Access. Grades have been posted. As always, if you have any questions regarding your child’s progress, please be sure to call his/her teacher. As always, thank you for partnering with us in education! Have a great weekend.

Please remember to register for science fair HERE.


Lori Mankin

Copy Crew

Parents - Want to volunteer but not sure where to start? As part of teacher appreciation through PTO, we will be showing our NBE staff how much we value them by saving them time! Each Wednesday a crew will come in to make copies, cut out lamination or do other prepwork for our NBE staff. Join Jenny Mosier for training and instruction on office equipment and procedures as well!

Questions? Contact Jenny Mosier at mosiermama@gmail.com.

Come join the Copy Crew!

Wednesday 1/11 at 11:00 or 1:00 -- or -- Wednesday 1/18 at 11:00 or 1:00

*both times offered both weeks

Parent Drop Off Reminders

Please review the following procedures to help us ensure

safety during morning car rider drop off:

* If you are approaching New Britton (on 131st St.) from the west side of Lantern Road, please continue to the roundabout and double back to turn right into the circle drive. Turning left from 131st Street can cause a significant traffic backup.

* Drop off starts a few minutes before 8:45 a.m. in the circle drive area. Do not drop students off until a staff member opens your car door.

1. Pull up to the first orange cone, staying in single file line in order of arrival. You must be between the orange cones to exit the car.

2. A staff member will open your car door. Students need to exit the car from the door closest to the sidewalk. Do not form a double line or pass other cars, even if your student exits the car before the students in the car in front of you.

3. Once your student has safely exited, a staff member will wave, indicating it is safe to leave.

4. Parking in the circle drive is not allowed as there is not enough room. If you need to enter the building, please wait until after buses have dismissed and park in the main lot.

** Please remember that students are tardy at 8:55. After this time, staff will not be available to assist with drop off. If you need to drop your student off after this time, please park and walk him/her into the building through the main doors.

Thank you for following these reminders and keeping our students and staff safe!

Bulldog Calendar & Rotation Days

Mon. 1/9 (Day 6):

Tues. 1/10 (Day 1): Science Fair 101 (Café) 6pm, PTO mtg. (Media Center) 7pm

Wed. 1/11 (Day 2):

Thurs. 1/12 (Day 3):

Fri. 1/13 (Day 4):

Mon. 1/16 (Day 5) Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL

Tues. 1/17 (Day 6):

Wed. 1/18 (Day 1): Science Fair entries due tomorrow 1/19/17

Thurs. 1/19 (Day 2):

Fri. 1/20 (Day 3): PTO Movie Night

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Mrs. Robinson's Kindergarten Class

December Box Top Winner


Fun Fact Fridays

Do you have an interesting bit of trivia or history about New Britton Elementary? Help us with Fun Fact Fridays. We plan to share FUN FACTS about New Britton’s 25-year history each Friday. If you or someone you know is a Bulldog alumnae and have a fun fact to share, please email Michelle Ayres at mayres@hse.k12.in.us. Thank you for helping us collect fun facts in celebration of our 25 years!


If your child will be absent due to illness or medical/legal appointment, please call attendance line at (317) 594-4130. This phone line also has a 24 hour voice mail option. Please leave your name, your child's grade, teacher and the reason for the absence by 9:30 that morning. Please do not email the office with this information.

Bulldog Bulletin Updates

Please visit our website at http://www.hse.k12.in.us/NBE/about/docs.aspx for the most current information & updates.

Staff Spotlight - Kasey Franklin

My name is Kasey Franklin and I teach first grade. I have a wonderful husband Doug and 2 kids, Maddox who is 6 and Harper who just turned 4. We also have a 12 year old Cocker Spaniel, Bogey. I love to read all kinds of books! When I just want to relax, I enjoy reading novels and biographies. When I have free time I enjoy spending time with my family. We enjoy going on adventures and visiting new places.

Catch of the Week

Congratulations to our "Catch of the Week" Students!

Kindergarten: Delaney Pontius, Reid Alberti, Samuel Wilson, Grant Vorderlandwehr, Logan Hill, Anna Rager, Conor Gall, Adalynn Schoenfeld, Quinn Temple, Alex Bagato, Rylee Gibson

1st Grade: Julia Day, Clayton Williams, Ryder Myers, Nessie Tlatoa Moyotl, Corey Payne, Alex Murakami, Lillian Smith, Lukas Paul-Bulin, Evie Meyer, Ruthvik Busireddy, Hudson Pizarro

2nd Grade: Willem Gibson, Milana Mays, Emas Rahmeh, David Munozcano, Faith Souder, Naveenaa Sanjeev Kumar, Alice Fukuhara, Olivia Mason, Emma Rahmeh, Madison Hodges, Sadie Newell, Alex Koo, Stephen Krokos

3rd Grade: Brennan Denning, Luis Xochitlatoa, Laureli Quinn, Duncan Rose, Matthew Battraw, Kayden Myers, Athina Arteaga, Arun Tamilselvan, Audra Protchett, Levi Ferris, Maddux Gibson, Seth Fitzpatrick

4th Grade: Sebastien Schiemann, Ayanna Bodake, Katie Comstock, Zoey Newell, Miram Elag, Vinny Bagato, Aubree Stahl, Sophia Beeson, Caden Thornton, Abbie Mosier, Carly Lyon

HSE Student Handbooks

For your convenience, the New Britton Elementary School Handbook can be found at this link: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf/NBE/new_britton_handbook-15-16-final_.pdf

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PTO Info to Know:

  • Tuesday 1/10 - Science Fair 101 and PTO meeting
  • Friday 1/20 - PTO Movie Night

New Britton Elementary PTO

Co-President: Leslie Zeisig Lesliezeisig@gmail.com

Co-President: Stephanie Solesky Steph.solesky@comcast.net

Vice President: Kalista Booth Kalista.booth@aol.com

Treasurer: Sarah Johnson Johnson10874@sbcglobal.net

Community Activities & Events

*Permitted use of school newsletters as required by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.

4-H Grows Here! Open House

Wednesday 1/11/17

3:00-6:30 p.m.

Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville

Are you interested in 4-H but have some questions? Do you want to enroll in 4-H but don't know how? Come to the 4-H Open House! You can meet the 4-H Educator, pick up project manuals, and enjoy refreshments and FREE giveaways!

Enrollment period ends January 15th. You must re-enroll every year. For more information, contact the Purdue Extension Hamilton County Office at 317-776-0854 or online at https://in.4honline.com. The $25 fee per child includes all Indiana 4-H program fees.

FAST - Fishers Area Swimming Tigers


Follow us now on TWITTER @FastLessons

To register log into www.Fasttigers.com and

click on the swim lesson tab on the left side of the page.

Session Schedule

Winter Two: January 9-26. Registration 12/8-1/8.

Tigers Progressive Swim Lesson Information

Welcome to the FAST Tigers Progressive Swim program. Lessons are for thirty minutes twice a week for three weeks Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Swim level determination and payment must be completed at the time of registration. To register go to www.fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab. Registration is easy and all completed online. You must enroll separately for each session you want to attend. Each session will meet for six classes unless otherwise indicated at the time of registration. E-mail questions to swimmingtigers2013@gmail.com

The Fishers Area Swimming Tigers (FAST) is a competitive swim program that practices at Fishers High School. Studies show that participation in the sport of swimming battles childhood obesity and positively effects the students academic achievement. For an evaluation, call Head Coach Jay Chambers at 317-691-2695, or email coachchambers@fasttigers.com. More information can be found on our website: www.fasttigers.com

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