Bulldog Bulletin

February 3, 2017

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,

The Hamilton Southeastern Foundation supports our schools in a variety of ways:

* Teacher grants to support teaching innovation and student learning

* Student scholarships for high school students

* District Initiatives: Elementary Literacy – Fountas and Pinnell kits, Emergency Trauma Kits, Excellence for ALL, FHSE Social Squad, Fitness Gram health and wellness program, HSE21 Project Based Learning and supportive technology, and Scientech Summer Institute

New Britton Elementary has directly benefitted from the district initiatives and from the teacher grant opportunities several times in the past few years with the most recent being this year. Mrs. Peters (kindergarten) wrote and received a grant for a light table and other manipulatives that her students can use to collaborate, explore and learn more about science, math, and literacy.

One way that families can support the work of the Foundation is to attend the upcoming Game Day. This is a casual event packed full of fun, food, and festivities.

For more information about our Foundation, please visit their website at http://hsefoundation.org. As always, thank you for partnering with us in education.


Lori Mankin

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Dress for Recess - Winter tips

As we head into the coldest months of the year, we want to remind families of the recess

procedure at NBE. We follow the HSE Elementary Handbook for guidelines to offer our students the much needed outdoor recess time while always ensuring their safety:

"Recess will be held outdoors whenever possible. Precipitation, sunshine, cloud cover, wind chill, temperature, etc. are all considered when a decision is made for indoor recess. In general, recess will be held indoors when it is raining or the temperature/wind chill falls below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Recesses will be kept to 10-20 minutes or may be moved indoors at the discretion of the principal or designee; Children will be watched/monitored carefully for necessary action. The temperatures are based on recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics."

Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor recess daily.

This should include warm coat, hat, scarf, and gloves.

2017 Kindergarten Registration and Open House Information

Will your child be 5 years old on or before August 1st?

HSE now offers online registration for your 5 year old coming to kindergarten!

Register your child for Kindergarten here: Kindergarten Registration

Click HERE to learn more about Kindergarten enrollment.

Be sure to mark your calendars to attend the

Kindergarten Open House

April 13th from 5-7p.m.

Learn more HERE!

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!

Bulldog Calendar & Rotation Days

Monday 2/6 (Day 1)- ASE K-2

Tuesday 2/7 (Day 2)- Math Bowl, ASE 3-4

Wednesday 2/8 (Day 3)- 1st grade field trip, ASE K-2

Thursday 2/9 (Day 4)- Math Bowl, ASE 3-4

Friday 2/10 (Day 5)-

Monday 2/13 (Day 6)-

Tuesday 2/14 (Day 1)-Math Bowl

Wednesday 2/15 (Day 2)-

Thursday 2/16 (Day 3)-Math Bowl, Science Fair

Friday 2/17 (Day 4)- 4th grade field trip


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.

Valentines to support Riley Children's Hospital

Cupid has sent us an email announcing Student Council's annual Valentine's Sale. Valentines will be sold Monday, February 6 - Friday, February 10th in the Cafeteria during student lunch times. The Valentines will cost $.50 each with all proceeds going to Riley Children's Hospital. Please help us support this worthwhile project.

Bulldog Bulletin Updates

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

Congratulations to our "Catch of the Week" Students!

Kindergarten: Owen Palmer, Ekantika Kar, Joshua Colon, Joey Spicer, Zoe Rearick, Elle Gregory, Lilly Holsman, Carter Illg, Jood Aljoufi, Bobby Shoemaker, Olivia Gish, Prethinka Bhavanari

1st Grade: Ava Smith, Gabriella Paul-Bulin, Kylie Gilliam, Faheem Mohamed Mohaideen, Daphne DeMoss, James Sprague, Addy Ratliff, Shravanthi Saravanan, Ava Underwood, CJ Luce, Kelsey Booth, Natalie Baylor

2nd Grade: Noah Weing, Emerson Shoenefeld, David King, Syven Miller, David Munozcano, Ayla Sales, Landon Zeisig, Vishant Baskar, Emma Clark, Ian Magers, Roxie Mason, Jaxson Cobb,

3rd Grade: Erick Flores, Rowan McGee, Chloe Canada, Sebastian Escobar-Gonzalez, Fahad Al Metawalli, Addison Haggard, Chace Divens, Logan Dawson, Will Holdread, yuki Tanno, Maggie Potts, Lilly VanBruggen, Rukshana, Yowvanaraj, Gabe Mason, Matthew Wash

4th Grade: Brycen Curry, Claire Schofield, Emma Daubenspeck, Allon Bluvshteyn, Hayden Wilson, Elise Emerson, Kaelyn Heinrich, Ian Nicol, Subish Adhikari, Brendan Albright, Lupe Xochitlatoa-Cuahuizo, Ava Woodfill,

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:

Movie Nights - We have two remaining movie nights - February 24th and March 24th. Movies have not been set for these, yet, but go ahead and mark your calendars! The kids have been having a blast at the movie nights this year and we have had record turnout for all of them!

Kroger Rewards - Kroger Rewards cards re-set charities on January 1st every year. Be sure to go online and re-select New Britton Elementary PTO as your charity of choice for your Kroger Rewards cards for the year! Every card has been reset, so even if you signed up in August, you will need to sign up again! https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow

Next PTO Meeting is March 7th in the Media Center.

How can YOU help support NBE?

  • Collect Box Tops for Education - Get ready for the Super Bowl competition in February!
  • Send in soda pop tabs
  • Register your Kroger Plus Car assigning NBE in Community Rewards ***Must register every January***
  • Use Smile.amazon.com to purchase items you already use through Amazon. Our charity name is New Britton School Parent Teacher Organization, Inc.
  • Dine to Donate events - Look for upcoming dates announced in Bulldog Bulletin & on the New Britton website

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

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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