New Britton Elementary

February 4, 2022


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

I hope that you have been safe and warm during the past few days of inclement weather! Snow brings joy to our children, but we recognize that it may cause some stress for the adults. Our goal is that the use of Canvas will help our students actively engage in learning while at home. Please note that our next, prescheduled eLearning Day is Friday, February 18. Students will have an eLearning day off-campus and teachers will engage in professional learning. Also, be sure to mark your calendars that there is no school on Monday, February 21 in observance of President's Day.

February has brought snow, eLearning, the Winter Olympics, Black History Month, continued learning for our Bulldogs, and a host of other celebrations and activities for our learning community. We will kick off our return to in-person learning on Monday, February 7 with a FISHY FUN spirit week to recognize the Winter Olympics. Please see the specific schedule a little later in the newsletter.

The Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation supports students and families in many ways. Please access their website to learn more specifics. New Britton has benefitted from both student and teacher-created grants in the past, and we are so appreciative of the foundation's support. Please consider attending Game Day on February 18th at 6:30 at Conner Prairie (more details are below). We would like to thank the New Britton PTO for sponsoring a table at this event.

Whether enjoying some fun in the snow or staying warm inside, we hope you and your family enjoy the weekend! As always, thank you for partnering with us in education.


Lori Mankin

Mrs. Williams Shares The Little Snow Plow - The Power of Persistence

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Dates to Remember

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School News

Winter Weather Is Here!

Winter Weather Guidelines

It is always beneficial for students to get fresh air and exercise during recess, however, during the winter months we may have days when the temperature/wind chill falls below 15 degrees Fahrenheit that require students to stay inside. In these cases, teachers provide and supervise indoor recess activities as an alternative. To best prepare children for outdoor recess days, always send them to school with the appropriate outdoor winter clothing.

For more detailed information on HSE's recess policy, please click on the following link:


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Art Club

Art Club is open to all first though fourth grade students who show an interest and love for art. A lottery process was held to select 25 students per grade level, and participants have been notified. These 25 students will stay after school until 3:30pm on two separate days to complete one finished artwork. Often these projects are more extensive than what we cover in class. Meeting dates are listed below but please remember that students must be selected and notified of their acceptance to attend the meetings.

First Grade Art Club January 25 and February 1, 2022

Second Grade Art Club January 26 and (February 4, 2022) February 11th (rescheduled)

Third Grade Art Club February 8 and February 15, 2022

Fourth Grade Art Club February 9 and February 16, 2022

For more information, please contact Mrs. Smith at mmsmith@hse.k12.in.us.

Bulldog Blood Drive

The New Britton Elementary Student Council is hosting a blood drive!

It is 2/24/2022 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM

The Bloodmobile will be located at New Britton Elementary parking lot.

REMEMBER: Every 3 seconds someone needs blood--just think of the impact you are making on the lives of people in your local community and beyond.

​Here is the link to sign up to donate blood:


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HSEF Game Day

Join the Fishers community as it “tips-off” the tenth season of GAME DAY on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm at Conner Prairie.

Grab your favorite jersey for an informal evening celebrating basketball and excellence in education. The high energy event will feature delicious game day food and drink, exciting entertainment and an impressive silent auction.

Game Day has quickly become one of the signature events in Fishers, raising funds to support all 22 district schools and attracting a sell out crowd.

Plan to come as a single player or bring your whole team. But remember, this is a 21 and over event. A limited number of tickets are available to purchase. Each ticket is a tax deductible donation used to inspire innovation in local education.

Love HSE Schools, but can’t make it to Game Day? You can be a Benchwarmer and make a donation here!

Tickets can be purchased by accessing the HSEF website.

NBE Olympic Spirit Week

The New Britton Elementary PTO has designed an all school spirit week to celebrate the start of the Olympics! Dress up days will begin February 7th, 2022. Please see the schedule below.
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Library News

Volunteers Needed!

As we are beginning our 2nd semester of the school year, we could use some help in the library. If you are interested in volunteering in the library, please sign up using the link below.

If it will be your first time, please let Mrs. Williams (kwilliams@hse.k12.in.us) know what day and time you will be coming so she can be sure to be in the library to give directions.

Feel free to grab a friend and come shelve some books! It normally takes an hour or so to put the books away. Volunteers are free to come at a time that is convenient for them anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. You must have a current SafeVisitor background check on file. If you have any questions, please ask!


Support our Library

Are you looking for a way to support the NBE library? If so, we have a program called Support our Library! Using the link below, you can choose a book to donate to our library. You have the option to donate the book in honor of a teacher, a student for his/her birthday, or just for the fun of reading! These books are library bound books and come processed...which means they are ready for the shelf and checkout to students as soon are they arrive at NBE. If you choose to donate a book to our library, Mrs. Williams will share the book first with your child's class. Thanks for being willing to Support our Library!!



Yearbook flyers will be coming home next week with students. You can fill out the form and return to school. You can also order online by visiting www.inter-state.com/order . You will need to enter code 62983E to find NBE. All orders are due by Friday, March 18th. Yearbooks will come home at the end of May.

Family Resources

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 Week 14.

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

Coats for Kids

Appointment Sign-Ups are OPEN from now until October 15. We have IN-PERSON and PICK-UP appointments this year. YOU DECIDE how you would like to interact:

1) Order coats online and then drive-thru & pick them up
2) Attend in-person

See our website for more information

Second Step Weekly Home Link

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor