Bulldog Bulletin

New Britton Elementary - April 15, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,

Spring has finally “sprung” with some nicer weather, and that nicer weather ushered in our annual Kindergarten Roundup last night. We welcomed around 100 families into our Bulldog learning community. We saw many familiar faces - those of families with students already in our classrooms and many new families starting their educational journey in Hamilton Southeastern for the first time. In both cases, we are honored to have these new students join our team for the 2016-2017 school year. We were so fortunate to have the HSE School Foundation, YMCA Before and After-Care Site Director, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Representatives, NBE PTO, NBE Student Council members and Mrs. Perillo, the Bulldog kindergarten teaching team and Discovery teacher (Mrs. Wood), Mrs. Myers (1st grade), Literacy Coach (Mrs. Dickerson), resource teachers (Mrs. Wendling, Mrs. Westfall, and Mrs. Cooper), our school counselor (Mrs. Leiner), and our amazing office staff - THANK YOU to all! I would also like to thank Mrs. Sanders' first grade class for creating the QR Code Scavenger Hunt for our building tour. Wow - what an amazing team!

We celebrated spring and an early Earth Day today with many activities and games related to science and the 3 R's (reduce, reuse, recycle). I would like to thank our parent and family volunteers for coordinating this special event. Our students love to learn, especially about science, by DOING. Have a great, sunny spring weekend. I hope you are able to get outside and DO something fit and fun. As always, thank you for partnering with us in education.


Lori Mankin



22: Movie Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


3: PTO Meeting, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

10: Young Author's Night; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

16: 4th Grade visit to RSI, 9:15-10:30 a.m.

16: 4th Grade Parents Night at RSI, 7:00 p.m.

19: District Track meet

25: 4th Grade Awards Ceremony and Picnic

26: Last Day of School

Rotation Days

April 18-22

Monday: Day 2

Tuesday: Day 3

Wednesday: Day 4

Thursday: Day 5

Friday: Day 6

Spring Parties

Spring Parties will be on Friday, April 15th. Students will be served a snack of Keebler Graham Bug Bites and apple juice. You may view the ingredients by clicking here. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the nurse.

Kindergarten Enrollment

Hamilton Southeastern Schools is now accepting enrollments for new students online. If you have a child that will be in kindergarten next year, or attending HSE schools in another grade level you may begin filling out the enrollment forms online. Please use the following link for more enrollment information: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/enrollment/

If you already have children in the district, you can enroll your new student through your current Skyward family access account.

Join us for Kindergarten Round-up on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at New Britton Elementary. We will have tours for you and your future kindergartener, bus rides and will have staff here to answer any questions that you may have. New 1st graders are also welcome to attend.

Fifth Grade Parent Meeting

Riverside Intermediate will hold a meeting for parents of incoming 5th grade students on May 16, beginning at 6:30. Please see the attached letter for more details.

School Supply Kits for 2016-2107

The PTO is once again offering supply kits for the 2016-17 school year. The online order deadline is April 22nd. Please click here for ordering instructions and website information.


A huge thank you to everyone who participated, contributed, and volunteered with the Walk-a-thon! We could not have done it without you. We had a great day despite the rain. To date we were able to raise just over $9000. These funds will help with grade level classroom enrichment and the transportation for field trips.

Our final PTO meeting will be held on May 3rd at 7pm. We would love to have you join us to celebrate our volunteers. We will also be wrapping up our year and looking forward to next year's needs for committees. If you are unable to attend this meeting, but are interested in volunteering your time please contact Sarah Johnson at johnson10874@sbcglobal.net.

Walk-a-thon Winners!

Thank you to everyone who helped raise money for our Walk-a-thon fundraiser! The following students are being recognized for going above and beyond in their fundraising efforts:

Overall Winner - Adelle Jacobson from Mr. Temple's class

Top Girl Winner - Natalie Dickos from Mrs. Peters' class

Top Boy Winner - Tyler McClellan from Mrs. Miller's class

Kindergarten Winner - Haidyn Brumbaugh from Mrs. Grampp's class

1st Grade Winner - Emma Hower from Mrs. Myers' class

2nd Grade Winner - Kayden Myers from Mrs. Worrall's class

3rd Grade Winner - Owen Sanders from Mrs. Sarkovic's class

4th Grade Winner - Sage Grimpe from Mrs. Gundersen's class

Change Wars

Our Classroom Change War Winner was Mrs. Brandt's class! They raised $79.90 one coin at a time! Thank you to all of our New Britton students for participating!

March Box Top Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. Sarkovic's class for being our March Box Top winner!
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Movie Night

New Britton's last movie night will be Friday, April 22nd. We will be showing Alvin & The Chipmunks - Road Chip. Reservation forms went home with your student this week. Don't miss out on this fun event!

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: Vamik Hussain, Nandu Komirisetty, Carly Smith, Drew Spicer

First Grade: Madhu Chockalingham, Lauren Lee, Audrey Goddard, Emma Colaw, Abdur Rahman Mohamad

Second Grade: Danny Tlatoa-Moytl, Asher Wilson, Ashtyn Britt, Adhitya Logeswaran, Sara Carter, Cierra Hamilton

Third Grade: Ellie Booster, Yavuz Atlamaz, Drew Prass, Benjamin Ratner, Vincent Sharpe

Fourth Grade: Ava Disborough, Gavin Doran, Nate Kohne, Elise Bryan, Tyler Haggard, Nick Hernandez

Counselor Cove

ATTENTION 3RD and 4th GRADE PARENTS – ISTEP part 2/CCRA (College &Career Ready Assessment) testing done online during the time period of April 18 through May 6. NBE normally tries to get the testing done in the beginning of the time period and more so in the morning so that make-up’s can be done later in that date timeline. As the time gets closer, teachers will send out detailed dates and information to parents.

The Indiana Department of Education has provided parents with some information concerning the testing at the link below:


Teachers will be providing students the opportunity to go online to learn about the new ISTEP/CCRA assessment. Below is the link for you and your child to look over in your home and will give you a chance to see some types of questions that will be on the assessment.


Here are just a few tips for a good start to every morning and they also make for an even better testing situation:

  • Get a good night’s sleep. This is important every night!!!
  • A good morning at home makes for a good morning at school.
  • Eat a good healthy breakfast.
  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Talk to your students about the test in advance not just the week of the test. Remind them to give their best effort today and everyday. This test is important, but too much stress can be a problem also.
  • Encourage your student to listen to the teacher for directions.
  • Remind your student that they can figure out tough questions that they have the grit and perseverance to figure it out.
  • Encourage your student to think positively – they can do this!!!
  • Smile J and tell a funny joke – laughing is good for everyone.

Thanks for your help.

Join other Bulldogs for a fit and fun activity!

Each year the Geist Half Marathon has over 1,500 local students participate in their 5K, 10K or Half Marathon. This year on May 21, 2016, New Britton Elementary would like you to show your school pride by lacing up your walking/running shoes and wearing your New Britton school spirit wear!

This local race has donated $366,000 back into our schools over the last 8 years to support physical fitness in our children.

As part of the Geist Half School Program, your race packets will be delivered to Mrs. Jessica Shelton (1st grade) on Tuesday or Wednesday of race week for your convenience. More information to follow! You also receive a school discount! We ask that when you register, select the School Program ticket, then select New Britton– it’s that simple! Make this a family day!


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