Bulldog Bulletin

New Britton Elementary - December 18, 2015

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,

As our first semester and 2015 come to an end, I would like to thank our families, teachers, and support staff for working together to support our mission of ensuring that ALL students learn and grow to their highest potential. We are in the process of completing some mid-year learning benchmarks to help us to continue to refine our instruction to meet the needs of our students. Monday, January 4th is a teacher work day. We will use this day to reflect upon our data (both student growth and areas of challenge) and prepare for the start of second semester. Students’ first day will be Tuesday, January 5th.

This is a season in which there is a focus on gifts. We consider each and every one of our students to be gifts that you are sharing with us – how fortunate we are! On behalf of the New Britton staff, I would like to wish you all a happy and safe holiday season. As always, thank you for partnering with us in education!


Lori Mankin

Rotation Days

January 4-8

Monday: No Students

Tuesday: Day 1

Wednesday: Day 2

Thursday: Day 3

Friday: Day 4



5: Students return to school

12: PTO Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

15: Half Day for students

18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no school

22: Movie Night, 6:30-8:30

25-29: After School Enrichment

Important Information

On Tuesday, January 12th at 7:00 p.m., HSE's team from Central Office will be joining us at our PTO meeting to talk more about how HSE 21 and the 1:1 iPad roll-out will work for K-4 elementary grades. Please join us. If you are unable to attend please watch this quick video and visit the links below to learn more about our HSE 21 initiative.

HSE21 Home Page

iPad Specifications

HSE21 Parent Resources

Winter weather is near!

Hamilton Southeastern Schools is committed to the safety and well-being of all students and endeavors to make decisions regarding weather-related delays and closures as early as possible. Please stay tuned to the following sources for the latest weather-related school news.

HSE Skylert

In the event of a delay or cancellation, all families will receive an automated message from HSE Transportation Director Jim White via our Skylert system. The message will arrive by both a phone call and an e-mail. Parents also may opt to receive a text alert through Skyward/Family Access. To login, please click on the following link: https://sis.hse.k12.in.us/scripts/wsisa.dll/w

HSE Social Media

Social media has become our fastest way of sharing school news. Weather-related school updates are available on the HSE Twitter feed and Facebook page. Students, families and residents are encouraged to join our more than 10,000+ "followers" at https://twitter.com/HSESchools and join our Facebook family at www.facebook.com/HSESchools. Not on Twitter or FB? Access both directly from the HSE website at www.hse.k12.in.us.

Local Media Outlets

Television and radio stations remain a traditional way to share school weather announcements. HSE posts school delays and closures to the following media outlets:

  • WQME - 98.7FM
  • WEDJ - 107.1FM Radio Latina
  • WIBC - 93.1FM
  • WSYW - 810AM
  • WISH-TV 8
  • WXIN (Fox 59 & CW4)
  • WRTV (6)
  • WTHR (13)

Catch of the Week

Be there. Be present. Listen carefully to others around you. Be involved with others around you. We practice the FISH philosophy at New Britton: Be There, Make Their Day, Choose Your Attitude, and Play Safely.

The following students are being recognized for exhibiting these elements of FISH philosophy in their classrooms last week:

Kindergarten: Ciana Keller, Zaki Akhtar, Kira Hoffman, Kendra Jackson, Gabe Balcom

First Grade: Sadie Newell, Lauren Lee, Stephen Krokos, Shaurya Singh, Braylin Jackson

Second Grade: Will McCord, BreAunna Marcello, Addison Haggard, Chloe Martin, Griffin Pontius, Chad Long

Third Grade: Kaylle Hellyer, Jake DeVries, Charlie Neidermann, Danielle Pankop, Mischa Briggs, Chloe Kessel

Fourth Grade: Adeleine Thomas, Nick Saari, Connor Donsbach, Ethan DeTienne, Luke Mason, Niki Skudrzik

PTO News

The PTO Board would like to wish all of our New Britton Elementary Families a happy holiday season.

We would like to thank you for your support through the first half of the school year. We truly appreciate everyone who has volunteered their time and efforts.

Thank you to all of the families who supported our Dining for Dollars night at Marco's Pizza. We raised $375!

Enjoy the Pacers night tonight. Go Pacers!

Have a wonderful winter break!

Thank you from the Foundation

On December 1, 2015, the HSE family celebrated our tremendous faculty and staff by donating $35,000 and flooding social media with compliments. The Foundation is incredibly grateful for the generosity shown by our community and excited to turn your commitment into action for our students. We invest; Teachers innovate; Students Achieve! Please consider following us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn for updates on the projects you have inspired! Also, check out this super sweet video featuring your favorite students, neighbors, and staff: https://youtu.be/9vioy_0uDT0! Have a very happy holiday season!

-Freedom Kolb

Executive Director

Community Activities & Events

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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