New Britton Elementary

November 5, 2021


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

It has been a week full of connections! We have made connections with classmates through community circle time as well as collaborative learning opportunities throughout the day. We have connected with experts within our building like Mrs. Gibson our Teacher Development Specialist, other teachers, our Teacher Librarian (Mrs. Williams), and outside experts both in class and for extracurricular clubs (Travel Club) via Zoom. Making connections and sharing our learning is an important part of the learning process.

As we continue with parent-teacher conferences, we hope that you are strengthening your connection with your child's teacher and learning about next steps in the learning process; thank you for having these important conversations with us! We appreciate the time you spend reinforcing the concepts that we are teaching at school and look forward to continuing a supportive partnership as we continue our work this 9 weeks. We would like to thank our families for "stocking the fridge" this week during conferences. Our teaching team appreciates snacks and drinks during this busy time - THANK YOU!


Lori Mankin

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School News

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day is scheduled for the morning of November 11th, 2021. If your child was absent on picture day, they will have their picture taken on retake day even if you are not purchasing any prints.

All New Britton students will have their pictures in this year's yearbook.

Place orders online at https://inter-state.com/order. Use order code 61883JB

Morning Arrival - Car Riders

Since returning from fall break, we have experience some challenges during our morning arrival. Please review the following points to help us with a safe, efficient drop-off:

  • Arrive at school by 7:20 at the latest. Students should be in their classrooms ready to start instruction at 7:45.
  • Follow the traffic flow to the back of the building by the basketball courts, splitting into 2 lines by our gym.
  • Watch for direction as to when you should merge back into one line (when in the circle drive area). This is an alternating pattern.
  • Have your student(s) ready to exit the car, only from the passenger side closest to the sidewalk, when the staff member waves to you.
  • Avoid turning left from our parking lot after drop-off as this is creating a back-up and causing students to arrive late to class.

If you arrive at school for drop-off after 7:40, you will need to park and walk your student into the building.


This year New Britton families can support our library in many ways. One way to this is by donating a book to our library.

We would love to continue building our collection of diverse books as well as those titles and series that our students love!

You have the option of choosing a book from our wish list or giving a monetary donation. When you pick a book from our library wish list you will have the option to add a donor plate and donate a book in honor of a child's birthday, special occasion, or a staff member! If you do this, we will be sure to share the book with your child’s class first and then add it to our library’s shelves.

When you purchase a book, the book will be shipped to our school processed and ready to be added to the shelves!

Below you will find the link to our school’s Support our Library page.


If you are interested in volunteering in the library, please contact Katy Williams at kwilliams@hse.k12.in.us.

Cafe News

Menu Update for Next Week

Although we aim to stick to our menu we occasionally must substitute items when product is unavailable. Menu choices for next week are:

Monday’s hot choice will be Calzone

Tuesday’s hot choice will be Chicken Quesadilla

Wednesday’s hots choice will be French Toast and Cheese Omelet.

PBJ will not be guaranteed in stock all week. We have limited availability.

Turkey Cheese Rollup, Protein boxes and Veggie Salads will be offered daily.

Thank you for your patience.

Family Resources

Second Step 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 7.

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

Community News

HSE Dance Team Youth Clinic

The HSE Dance Team is hosting a youth clinic for K-6 students!

Youth dancers are invited to work with members of the Royals dance team to practice basic dance moves, learn a short routine, and perform at halftime of the HSE HS Varsity basketball game!

The event can be found here: https://www.hseschools.org/happenings/community-insider/bulletin-details?itemid=664

Mudscok Youth Athletics

Wear Your Youth Sport Jersey on November 13th:

Help us celebrate National Youth Sports Day by dressing in your youth sport jersey next Saturday, November 13th! Thank you for spreading the word! We’re excited to show off the power of youth sports in the HSE School district community. Invite your teammates to participate and tag us on Facebook @Mudsock Youth Athletics or on Twitter @MudsockYouth with your photos!

Recreational Basketball News:

  • Boys Basketball - Our winter season is off and running for athletes in the 1st – 6th grade divisions. Junior high players will receive their team assignments the week of November 22nd and the first practice will be on December 4th. Please note the kindergarten division kicks off in January. More information here.
  • Girls Basketball - Athletes in kindergarten – 8th grade will take to the courts beginning Saturday, November 6th, for their first practices.

*Co-ed high school intramural basketball information will be released at the end of November.

Spring Program Registration:

Mark your calendars! Registration for spring baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby and track and field opens January 1st at myathletics.com. Season information including divisions and program fees will be updated on our site at the end of December. Need a refresher over our registration periods? Find them here.

Calling All High Schoolers! MYA is looking for high school volunteers to be youth coaches in our leagues. Find the flyer here.

Staff Spotlight

Second Step Weekly Home Link

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor