Bulldog Bulletin

New Britton - September 18, 2105

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,

Friday, September 11th marked the mid-term point of our first 9-week grading period. As a reminder, if you have a student in kindergarten, first, or second grade, the report card will be standards based. No traditional letter grades (A – F) are given. Students are assessed according to their understanding of reading, writing, math, listening and speaking standards with the following indicators: N-Needs Improvement, P-Progressing, and S-Satisfactory. If you have a student in third or fourth grade, letter grades are given, and you can check Skyward Family Access to review grades. Since we are in the first 9 weeks, there will not be as many grades as we will have in future grading periods due to beginning of the year assessments, emphasis on establishing routines and building stamina, and time spent “launching” our different grade-level workshops and instructional blocks.

Teachers should be communicating with you if they have academic concerns at this point. The end of the first 9-week grading period is October 9th. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held in October. Please look for more information regarding the details of conferences in upcoming newsletters.

As always, thank you for partnering with us in education. I hope to see your students at movie night tonight!


Lori Mankin

Rotation Days

September 21-25

Monday: Day 3

Tuesday: Day 4

Wednesday: Day 5

Thursday: Day 6

Friday: Day 1

Calendar of Events


21: Room Parent Meeting, 7:00-8:00 in Media Center

22: Dining for Dollars at DQ, 4:00-9:00

23: Picture Day


2: Half day for students; car riders dismissed at 11:55, bus riders dismissed at 12:01

7: Dining for Dollars at City BBQ

9: Grading period ends

14-21: Book Fair

16: Movie Night, 6:30-8:30

22-23: Fall Break; no school

28: Square One Art sale begins

29: 2nd Grade Music Program

Plan ahead by checking out the New Britton calendar

Cafeteria News

Lunch Cycle

Week 1 (Teal)

*see the full menu at: http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=2205121834271841&page=menus

Due to the seating capacity of our cafeteria, the number of parent lunch guests is limited to 2 per grade level. Please remember to call before 9:30 to reserve your seat.

When sending lunch money in with your student, please remember to include the Student ID number on all envelopes and checks. Thank you!

Information on Free and Reduced lunch applications can be found at: http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?page=lunchapps&sid=2205121834271841

"Birthday Day"

As a participant in the Kellogg's Happy Birthday program, HSE Nutrition & Food Services will be celebrating birthdays once a month with a special treat. On one Tuesday of every month we will have "Birthday Day" to celebrate all student birthdays that month. Any student who purchases a meal deal on "Birthday Day" will receive a Rice Krispies Treat with their lunch.

"Birthday Day" Schedule:

  • September 22nd
  • October 20th
  • November 17th
  • December 15th
  • January 19th
  • February 23rd
  • March 15th
  • April 19th
  • May 17th (celebrate May-July birthdays)

Picture Day

SMILE! Picture day is Wednesday, September 23rd. You may order pictures by returning the order form that was sent home with your student, or you may order online by visiting www.inter-state.com and entering order code 02438R.

News from the Nurse!

The clinic is in need of donations. Please consider donating gently-used, elastic waist shorts and pants. Boys' shorts and pants are always needed!

Many students do not have completed health cards. Please check Back to School Forms on Skyward to make sure you've completed the health card.

Textbook Fees

Textbook fees are now overdue. If you haven't already done so, please make your payment promptly.

Meet the author!

Author Tyler Whitesides will be visiting 3rd and 4th grade students at New Britton on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Barnes & Noble would like to make copies of his books available to your children for purchase. To reserve your copy, please fill out the form that was sent home on Thursday and send it back to Mrs. Crane, along with a check made payable to New Britton. The deadline for ordering book has been extended to September 21st! Thank you!

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:

Kindergarten - Lorelai Polk, Micah Giger, Evelyn Meyer, Emmy Trombley, Rachel Ferris

1st Grade - Kraidien Bumbala, Syanna Hook, Sylven Miller, Zach Sawyer, Emmett Dilts

2nd Grade - Kaia Holsman, Grace Rogers, Ashtyn Britt, Ellie Schoch, Elle Gilbert, Brett Graunke

3rd Grade - Maggie Weiss, Riley McWilliams, Will Haughey, Tommy Johanneman, Miriam Linton, Sloan Ferguson

4th Grade - Adam Warski, Ryleigh Gee, Marissa Moore, Miah Clavijo, Evan Federspiel, Grant Baker

Chaucie's Place

NEW BRITTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is partnering again this year with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Smart Steps is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable from anyone.

The Smart Steps education program will be taught at NBE on October 20.

We invite you to attend a Chaucie’s Place Parent Night to learn more about the Smart Steps program. Fall Creek Elementary will be hosting on Tuesday, September 15th from 6:00pm-7:00pm and Sand Creek Elementary will be hosting from 6:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, September 23rd. These meetings are open to all parents and/or guardians of Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Please be advised that Parent Night is not open to children. To learn more about Chaucie’s Place visit: www.chauciesplace.org.

New Staff Spotlight

Morgan Smith

Hi, my name is Morgan Smith. My fiancé and I are originally from Alexandria, IN, and we are getting married back home on October 3rd. We have a little Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Watson and the three of us are really enjoying being new to the Fishers community. Last year was my first year in the district and I taught 4th grade at Geist Elementary. I love to read dystopian novels (Hunger Games trilogy), try new recipes, and spend time with my friends and family. In addition, I enjoy math, science, and technology because it allows us to better explore the world around us and solve real world problems.


Mum pick-up is tonight from 5:30-7:30 pm. The pick-up will be a drive thru in the circle drive, so you can pull up and we will load your order.

Book Fair is October 14-21. A volunteer sign-up will be coming out soon. The book fair will be open during parent teacher conferences this year, so you can shop for books without your kiddos.

We are forming committees for the Bulldog Blast, our winter fundraising carnival. Please let us know if you would like to be involved. If you or your business are interested in making a donation for the Bulldog Blast or the silent auction, please contact Sarah Johnson at johnson10874@sbcglobal.net, or Leslie Zeisig at zeisig@sbcglobal.net.

Dining for Dollars

Hello New Britton Families! We will be having a Dining for Dollars event on Tuesday, September 22nd, from 4:00-9:00, at Dairy Queen located at 11976 Allisonville Road. NBE will get a percentage of all receipts for the evening. This would be a great way to celebrate the end of summer! Please tell your family, friends and neighbors to come have an after school treat, eat dinner, or get a dessert and support New Britton Elementary!

Thanks for participating, and we look forward to seeing you at DQ!

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