Bulldog Bulletin

New Britton Elementary - November 4, 2016

Principal's Message

As you know, election day is quickly approaching. This year, based on the anticipated voter turnout, Hamilton Southeastern Schools will have a teacher professional development day on November 8th due to many of our schools being utilized as polling sites. Please be sure to have alternate arrangements for your student as school will not be in session on Tuesday November 8th.

Two of our 4th grade classes have been involved in a Select to Elect Project Based Learning (PBL) opportunity. Students in Mrs. Buening and Mrs. Aschebnach's classes have researched the election process, learning from experts like Mayor Fadness, School Board member Michelle Fulhart, and Delaware Township Trustee, Mrs. Driscoll regarding local government. Students will showcase their learning through an election simulation in which New Britton Students will vote for their favorite book - Teacher for President or Duck for President. 4th grade students have created signage, ballots, a voter registration book, and a polling site. Another class wrote, participated in, and recorded debates for classes to watch. Students will be voting for their favorite book at the New Britton student-created polling site on Monday, November 7th. Be sure to talk to your student about this authentic learning opportunity.

Along these same lines, 3rd grade students have been engaged with inquiry work regarding the branches of government. They kicked off their study with a field trip to Clowes hall where they watched We the People. They then read and researched questions they had about government. Mr. John Weingardt, Fishers City Council President visited New Britton to talk to students about his job and answer questions about government. Now, individual classes are continuing their study by individualizing teaching and learning to meet the needs and interests of their students.

These are just two examples of authentic learning opportunities taking place at New Britton Elementary. We also have students creating terrariums after visiting Ritchey Woods, recording observations from nature walks, creating art and performances for our Veteran's Day program...the list is endless!

Thank you to our parents and community members who have served as experts to assist our students in learning more about the world around them.

As always thank you for partnering with us in education.

Lori Mankin

Bulldog Calendar & Rotation Days

November 7-18

Mon. 11/7 (Day 6):

Tues. 11/8 (Day 0): No School - Election Day

Wed. 11/9 (Day 1):

Thurs. 11/10 (Day 2):

Fri. 11/11 (Day 3): Veteran's Day Programs

Mon. 11/14 (Day 4):

Tues. 11/15 (Day 5):

Wed. 11/16 (Day 6):

Thurs. 11/17 (Day 1):

Fri. 11/18 (Day 2): PTO Movie Night

NBE Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, Nov. 5th, 8-11am

8660 East 131st Street

Fishers, IN

The Pancake Breakfast is back! Please join us in celebrating New Britton's 25th Anniversary by having silver dollar pancakes and sausage made and served by your favorite NBE teachers! Plan to bring the whole family, neighbors, and friends and join us in the cafeteria for a tasty breakfast! Adult breakfast is $5 and children's breakfast is only $3!

Glow Walk

We had a beautiful day for our NBE Walk-a-Thon! We would like to thank our PTO and parent volunteers for adding a fun new flair this year. Students absolutely LOVED the Glow Walk portion of this year's walk. Thank you for supporting our school with this fundraiser!

Veteran's Day Programs 11/11

Parents, families and active or retired servicemen and servicewomen, please join us on Friday 11/11 in the NBE Gym as we celebrate and honor Veteran's Day. Please check the schedule below for your child's classroom performance time:

9:15 a.m. Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Hull, Mrs. Gundersen, Mrs. Mayer, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Worrall, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Hower, Mrs. Risinger, Mrs. Sarkovics, Mrs. Grillo, Mrs. Pearson, Mr. Temple, Mrs. Millsaps, Mrs. Sanders and Mrs. Grampp

2:00 p.m. Mrs. Buening, Mrs. Achenbach, Mrs. Perillo, Mrs. Linton, Mrs. Brandt, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Shoemaker, Mrs. Shelton, Mrs. Myers, Miss Hensley, Mrs. Myers, Mrs. Biggs, Mrs. Street, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Kopinski and Mrs. Peters

Counselor's Cove - Mrs. Leiner

Children who have rules at home and those rules are consistent behave well at school. Children who are aggressive at school usually act the same way at home. Parents can help their children by setting clear rules and being consistent with the rules. Here are some rules to share with your children.

  • Hitting and/or kicking are not acceptable at home - striking another person is not allowed at home or school.
  • Don't swear or use bad language at home - bad language is not appropriate at school. Children do say what they hear at home.
  • Don't allow temper tantrums. If a child becomes upset, send him/her to a calm down spot at home. Designate this before the temper tantrum occurs. If parents are very angry, they may need to calm down also.
  • Practice cooperation at home. Do chores as a family and solve problems together as a family. Decide beforehand consequences for not so great choices.
  • Show respect for one another at home. Use manners at home and show that respect it others is important. Verbal praise can really help children.
  • Don't threaten others at home. Talk to your child about threatening and how this is not appropriate. Threatening can occur with words and actions.
  • Do something nice for someone else. Practice random acts of kindness. When parents model this behavior children will notice and do the same.
  • Show love to one another. Tell family members each day that you love them even on those difficult days. One of my favorite sayings "I may not like what you did, but I will always love you".
  • Live the golden rule - "Treat others the way you want to be treated". Practice this each day and ask that your children do the same.

Post these on your refrigerator and talk about them over dinner or during a car ride or discuss one each night before bed. These little talks will assist your child to be a good citizen at school, home and for the future.

-Adapted from Terry Hyland and Jerry Davis

Mrs. Sherri Leiner

NBE School Counselor


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.

Fundraising Night at Moe's

Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 5-8pm

8235 East 116th Street

Fishers, IN

Welcome to Moe's! Join your NBE friends and families at Moe's Southwest Grill for a tasty dinner! Print and present the attached flyer when ordering and NBE PTO will get 25% of your total sale! Enjoy a yummy meal and support NBE at the same time!

*Click HERE to get the flyer.

Good Samaritan Network KidsCoats Distribution

Hamilton County Kids Coats will be distributing winter coats on November 5th and 12th. Click HERE to see available locations and times.

Student Council Food Drive

Monday, Nov. 7th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 18th, 3pm

8660 East 131st Street

Fishers, IN

NBE Student Council is collecting non-perishable food items for the annual Hamilton County Red Cross Food Drive. Students can bring their donations to their classrooms between 11/7 and 11/18. Thanks for being a part of this important Student Council project.

Staff Spotlight - Caroline Hughes

I grew up in Carmel, but started my teaching career in Fort Wayne after graduating from Purdue. My husband and I moved to Fishers this summer and we love living closer to family! In my free time I like to spend time with friends and family outside or with a good cup of coffee. My favorite books are Pride & Prejudice or the Anne of Green Gables series.

Bulldog Bulletin Updates

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

Catch of the Week

Congratulations to our "Catch of the Week" Students!

Kindergarten: McKenzie Solhan, Landon Sanders, Jalee Rammahtaw, Aedyn Swain, Erix Lang, Lainey Meils, Matthew Pineda, Alayna Hibbs, Aryan Rajput, Emily McCormick, Brayden Courtney

1st Grade: Gracelyn Martin, Abby McMullan, Emma Linden, Grace Hedeen, Sam Cheney, Nash Wilkinson, Riley Fehlinger, Ella Burleson, Evie Meyer, Kamiyah Myers, Elliana Mora

2nd Grade: Parker Congdon, Max Meyer, Celia Ayres, Seth Girbert, William Ma, Chase Prass, Parker Congdon, Lauren Lee, Alexsys Marcelle, Keaton Bickel, Neal Venna

3rd Grade: Jake Thomas, Josie Daniel, Grant Meyer, Sophia Mansur, Chad Long, Srinithya Basureddy, Senastian Sherrod, Tessa Wendzel, Nathan Baylor, Sara Evans, Sofia Saracino, Kaiden Tien

4th Grade: Jackson Harmas, Ellie Moorehouse, Owen Folta, Henry Gunderson, Tina Liu, Karson Fitzpatrick, Aiden Weiss, Silas Cotton, Emily Sawyer, Sophia Malone

Good Samaritan Network Thanksgiving Meal

GSN Thanksgiving Day Annual Community-Wide FREE Thanksgiving meals offered at 3 locations:

White River Christian Church

1685 N. 10th Street

Noblesville, IN

Nov. 24th 11am-2pm

Food, games, cookie decorating and fellowship

Sheridan Elementary School

24795 North Hinesley Road

Sheridan, IN

Nov. 24th 11am-1pm

In collaboration with Marion Adams Ministerial Association

St. Louis de Montfort

11441 Hague Road

Fishers, IN

Nov. 24 11am-2pm

In collaboration with St. Louis de Montfort

Big Shoe Awards

Congratulations to the following classes for showing their

great sportsmanship and efforts this week!

1st grade: Miss Hensley, Mrs. Myers

2nd grade: Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Brandt

3rd grade: Mrs. Biggs

4th grade: Mrs. Hull

Mrs. Cooper

Parenting Digital Kids with National & Local Leaders

Monday, Nov. 7th, 6:30-8pm

13910 East 126th Street

Fishers, IN

Join us at HSE College & Career Academy Door #18 to discuss parenting in the digital age. Learn more HERE.

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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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

PTO Dates to Remember:

  • Friday 11/18 - Movie Night - Registration forms coming soon!
  • Tuesday 11/29 - Science Fair Kickoff - Learn more about NBE Science Fair and gear up for Science Fair with a return visit from everyone's favorite professor - Professor Steve!
  • Tuesday 1/10 - Science Fair 101 and PTO meeting


NBE Spirit Wear is back!

Looking for a great holiday gift? Good news - the NBE Spirit Wear Sale is back! Check your students backpack as info will be coming home next week. Orders and money are due November 22 and late orders cannot be accepted.

A big thank you to all the NBE friends and family that so generously donated to our Walk-a-Thon! We so appreciate your support of our fantastic Bulldog Family! If you would still like to donate, we are still happy to accept your donations until Friday 11/11.

Community Activities & Events

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FAST - Fishers Area Swimming Tigers


Follow us now on TWITTER @FastLessons

Sign up Now for November Lessons

Registration for Fall Three swim lesson session is now available. Registration for Fall Three will be available until Sunday October 30th. To register log into Fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab on the left side of the page. Fall Three begins Monday October 31st and Tuesday November 1st. Winter One lessons will begin November 28. Registration for Winter One will begin November 10th.

Session Schedules

Fall Three: October 31-Nov. 17th; Registration 10/13-30.

Winter One: Nov. 28-December 15. Registration 11/10-27.

Winter Two: January 9-26. Registration 12/8-1/8.

Tigers Progressive Swim Lesson Information

Welcome to the FAST Tigers Progressive Swim program. Lessons are for thirty minutes twice a week for three weeks Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Swim level determination and payment must be completed at the time of registration. To register go to www.fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab. Registration is easy and all completed online. You must enroll separately for each session you want to attend. Each session will meet for six classes unless otherwise indicated at the time of registration. E-mail questions to swimmingtigers2013@gmail.com

The Fishers Area Swimming Tigers (FAST) is a competitive swim program that practices at Fishers High School. Studies show that participation in the sport of swimming battles childhood obesity and positively effects the students academic achievement. For an evaluation, call Head Coach Jay Chambers at 317-691-2695, or email coachchambers@fasttigers.com. More information can be found on our website: www.fasttigers.com

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