Bulldog Bulletin-Year End Edition

May 24, 2018

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,



It has been an action-packed year full of teaching, learning, and growing. As I have been visiting classrooms the past several weeks, many have been engaged in study of life cycles: ladybugs, chicks, butterflies, tadpoles, plants…This study of life cycles caused me to reflect upon the cycle of a school year:



· getting to know each other and building community in the classroom, school-wide, and with families

· jumping into the reading and writing life and increasing our stamina each day

· researching historical events through reading, writing standards, and social studies standards

· building our number sense, computation, and problem-solving skills

· investigating science through using the scientific method and the design process

· making connections among texts, subject areas, and across grade-levels with projects and buddy classrooms

· engaging in authentic learning experiences with family and community experts and study trips


Our students have taken full advantage of the many opportunities to learn, and their growth is visible in many ways. Our hope is that you have also seen this growth and love for learning.


As we put the finishing touches on our 2017-2018 school year and our 4th grade students wrap up their time at New Britton, we would like to thank you for partnering with us this year! We wish nothing but the best for the class of 2026 and all of our students over the summer and in their continued learning journey. Have a relaxing and safe summer. We look forward to our upcoming 2018-2019 school year and the exciting changes and new adventures it will bring.


Sincerely,

Lori Mankin

IMPORTANT RENOVATION INFORMATION

Please see the printed information that was sent home with students in K-3rd grade today or view the electronic copy at the link below. This sheet includes important renovation information that you may have seen before in NBE newsletters, PTO meetings, Social Media updates, NBE website, or bulletin board display, as well as new information such as parking lot and planned grade level locations throughout the year.


End of the Year Renovation FAQ


Please be sure to check the NBE website frequently as the 2018-2019 school year approaches. Important renovation updates will be posted there as well

Important things to do as school is coming to a close:

  1. Order your student's school supply kit for next year by JUNE 10. Use the link below to order and pay online. The kit will be delivered to your child's classroom for the Ice Cream Social!
  2. Make certain your student has returned: rental iPad, library books, or clothing borrowed from the NBE clinic
  3. Begin planning summer activities that will encourage continued learning, reading, writing, and thinking, Be sure to check out the public library for ideas. (see link below)
  4. Mark your calendar for the important dates listed below.
  5. Be sure to check the NBE website over the summer for the most up-to-date information.

Summer Service

Students in Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Sanders’ kindergarten classes have been very interested in learning about the Carpenter Bees that have been busy on our playground. They have researched and found that these bees are attracted to untreated wood. As they researched solutions to this problem, they came up with a service opportunity in order for us to get a new bench made from a plastic substance. In order to do this, we need plastic lids of all sizes. We would appreciate it if you could collect caps and lids for us over the summer.


Please see the link below for acceptable caps and lids your family may collect over the summer. Please watch the NBE website for important information about turning in the caps and how our kindergarten students will be directly involved in the counting, sorting and weighing of the items in preparation for submission to the ABC Promise Partnership.


Plastic Caps and Lid Collection Details

School Supply Packs

Order your child's School Supply Pack for the 2018-2019 school year by June 10, 2018.

Orders and payment will all be completed online and packs will be delivered to your child's classroom for the

Ice Cream Social on August 6th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.


Order your School Supply Pack HERE.

Thank you!

Thank you to our families for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week! The thoughtful gestures, student created books, snacks, Target gift card, and yummy lunch were greatly appreciated! We are so fortunate to have families who partner with us in the work that we do. We APPRECIATE you.

Breakfast of Champions

We recently had a Breakfast of Champions to recognize the hard work our teachers and support staff have put into this school year. Special recognition was given to teachers who have completed milestone years of service with Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation:

Mrs. Kohne

Occupational Therapist

5 years


Mrs. Mullinix

School Psychologist

5 years


Mrs. Robinson

Kindergarten Teacher

5 years


Mrs. Wendling

Special Education Teacher

5 years


Mrs. Cooper

Life Skills Teacher

10 years


Mrs. Millsaps

Kindergarten Teacher

10 years


Mrs. Peters

Kindergarten Teacher

10 years


Mrs. Crane

Library Media Specialist

20 years


Ms. Myers

1st Grade Teacher

20 years


Our Honor and Excellence award recipient was Mrs. McClintic. She received this recognition for going above and beyond in her role as a Cafeteria Monitor. Our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Sanders, was not only honored as our New Britton winner, but she also received special recognition for her work and passion for teaching as the Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation, Elementary Teacher of the Year. We are Bulldog Proud of all of our teachers and award winners.

We would also like to recognize our two retirees. Mrs. Perillo is retiring after 42 years of teaching, and Mrs. Worrall is retiring after 23 years. Both teachers have shown unwavering dedication to students, teaching, and learning. We wish them the best in their retirement!

Summer FUN at Fishers Public Library

Looking for some fun to keep your children entertained, engaged and learning? Check out the offerings at the Fishers Public Library! Reading Incentive Programs, Movie Nights, Star Wars Festival, Rapunzel author visit, and more! Click below to learn more!


Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program Incentives

Mark your Calendar

NBE Summer Office Hours

May 29 - June 12th: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

July 24th - August 3rd: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Back to School 2018-2019

8/2 6:30-7:30: Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (1 session)

8/6 5:30-7:00: NBE Ice Cream Social

8/8 8:55-3:40: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

8/21 6:30-8:00: 3rd & 4th grade - Meet the Teacher (2 sessions)

8/23 6:30-8:00: 1st & 2nd grade - Meet the Teacher (2 sessions)

Register now for HSE Preschool

Click HERE to learn more and register for HSE Preschool held at Brooks School Elementary, Hoosier Road Elementary, Sand Creek Elementary and Sand Creek Intermediate.

NBE Summer Hours & Back to School dates

Be sure to mark your calendars for these important dates and events! Click the link below:


SUMMER HOURS & BACK TO SCHOOL DATES

Reminders...

New Britton Elementary

8660 E. 131st Street

Fishers, IN 46038

Phone: (317) 594-4130

Fax: (317) 594-4139

Website: New Britton Elementary

NBE Ice Cream Social

Monday, Aug. 6th, 5:30-7pm

8660 East 131st Street

Fishers, IN

Be sure to join us for the NBE Ice Cream Social! Catch up with your friends and classmates, meet your new teacher and enjoy a cool tasty treat!