March 17, 2017
Dear Bulldog families,
The first day of spring is almost here (March 20), and our flowers and trees are already starting to grow and bloom (even with our unpredictable Indiana weather). Our students have also been growing as we start our last nine weeks of the school year. While visiting kindergarten classrooms this week, I was so impressed with their progression as writers. Many have moved from using details in their pictures and labeling to grouping letters together to make words and stretching those into sentences!
Last Friday, March 10th marked the end of our 3rd 9-week grading period. As of today, grades will be available to families through Skyward Family Access. If you have any questions regarding your student’s learning and growth, please contact his/her teacher.
As you are finalizing your weekend plans, be sure to include attending the Hamilton Southeastern Art Show. The show will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 2:00-5:00 at HSE High School. All 21 schools within our district will have artwork on display; you will definitely be impressed by the talent and creativity of our young artists. There are around 90 pieces of art in the show that were made by New Britton students. I would like to give a special thank you to Mrs. Smith for her work in selecting the pieces and setting up our display. I would also like to congratulate our Bulldog artists who will have work displayed.
As always, thank you for partnering with us in education. Have a great weekend.
NBE BULLDOG BLAST!
Friday, April 21st, 6:30-8:30pm
8660 East 131st Street
****** NEW Kindergarten Open House Date ******
2017 Kindergarten Registration Information and Open House Announcement 4/18
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
Tuesday April 18th from 5-7p.m.
Learn more HERE!
Quarter of a Century Tree Project
Attention 3rd & 4th grade Parents
ISTEP/CCRA (College &Career Ready Assessment) which is much like the ISTEP+ Multiple Choice testing done online will be the week of April 17th through April 28th.
Testing make-up days will be done as needed throughout the second week. 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: http://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/istep-grades-3-8
Attendance during these days is very important; please make every attempt to reschedule dentist/doctor appointments around the test dates.
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.
• Encourage your student to think positively – they can do this!!!
• Smile ☺ and tell a funny joke – laughing is good for everyone.
March Disability Awareness
In the City of Fishers and across the country, March has been designated as National Disability Awareness Month. The Fishers ADA/Disability Roundtable and the City of Fishers values its citizens with physical and intellectual disabilities. We have worked together to organize a month-long campaign to bring awareness about disabilities and to educate the community about inclusion. The City of Fishers has partnered with many outstanding groups and citizens, including HSE Schools to ensure March is filled with events that support disability awareness in our community.
This year’s 2017 March Disability Awareness Month theme emphasizes that people with disabilities are people first. They are co-workers, classmates, and neighbors, who want to be included in their communities – just like everyone else.
Learn more about activities that are planned for the month of March HERE.
Fishers Athletic Showcase: Adapt & Thrive
Friday, March 17 FHS gymnasium 6:00 to 8:00pm
Sponsored by the generosity of TOPSoccer, a program of Indy Premier Soccer Club; the Fishers Athletic Showcase features USA Paralympic Soccer Team, players Bryce Boarman & Seth Jahn as Keynote Speakers. Both will share their message of “Adapt and Thrive.” Bryce Boarman was born with cerebral palsy and will highlight his participation in the London and Rio Olympics. Seth Jahn was impacted by a traumatic brain injury while serving as a member of the US Army Special Forces in Afghanistan. Also in attendance will be Vern Fleming, formerly of the Indiana Pacers, and Joe Reitz, current offensive lineman for the Colts and former graduate of Hamilton Southeastern High School. Both will serve as guest referees. The evening will also showcase exhibitions by Power Soccer, Special Olympics Basketball, Special Olympics Cheer and DeVeau’s Show Team by Gym Roots. Donations will be accepted at the door and will be divided equally among performing organizations. Concessions will be open.
Fun Fact Fridays
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.
Congratulations to our "Catch of the Week" Students!
Kindergarten: Dharshan Suresh Manikandan Devi, Reece McGee, Josh Zink, Caleb Mustain, Kevin Toto-Gore, Carter Back, Nora Meyer, Addie Schoenefeld, Paige Wilson, Layla Witney-Marshall, Grey DePauw, Reema Almetawalli
1st Grade: Joseph Johanneman, Blake Stahl, Marissa Saracino, Emmy Trombley, Gabby Paul-Bulin, David Neisley, Nash Wilkinson, Jacoby Woolever, Caeleb Via, Kaitlyn VorderLandwher, Hailey Irwin, Michael Rammahtaw
2nd Grade: Neal Venna, Kailey Hahn, Jack Mann, Seth Gerbert, Calyee Cerezo, Aliyah Walker, Logan Andelin, Joseph Lacombe, Hank Redman, Madison Hodges, Ian Magers, Lillian Donadio, Parker Congdon
3rd Grade: Griffin Pontius, Addison Haggard, Avery Harris, Zach Chandler, Whit McCord, Mida Gudapati, Carter Peters, Muhammad MuJahid, Ellie Mguyen, Aden Dastour, BreAunna Marcello, Cierra Hamilton, Paola Salazar
4th Grade: Will Ayres, Drew Prass, Joshua Scott, Allison Irwin, Benjamin Ratner, David Abulail, Michney Leonard, Ellie Martin, Kaitlyn St. John, Allison Scheu, Alli Dougherty, Katie Comstock, Ella Buckler
PTO Info to Know:
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
- 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
Check out the HSE Community Bulletin Board (CBB)!
Hamilton Southeastern Schools has now consolidated all the great activities offered in Fishers into one easy to access location - the CBB! Check out the CBB for library programs, S.P.O.R.T.S. news and other programs you would normally see in our Bulldog Bulletin. Use this link to check it out now!
*If you would like to have your event advertised to this link, please complete the submission form on the CBB.
*Permitted use of school newsletters as required by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.
Knights Cheerleader Call-Outs
We welcome all current 4th and 5th grade students to try out for the Knights Travel Cheer Team for the upcoming 2017 season. Tryouts will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 12 pm @ Fishers High School Aux Gym. A mandatory clinic is scheduled for Friday, May 12th from 6 – 8 pm.
Parents must attend an informational meeting Friday during the clinic.
2017 Knights Travel Football Cheerleading
* No Pre-registration necessary. You will complete a registration for S.P.O.R.T.S cheer at the parent meeting. Payment must be made before tryouts (no checks will be cashed prior to results)
* Attendance at Clinic is Mandatory to be eligible to make the team
* Grades Eligible 5th-6th for upcoming 2017-2018 school year
* Practice twice a week starting June until the start of school
* Games are every Saturday from August- October (including Labor Day Weekend and Fall Break)
* Team Cost Estimated $300.00 (including registration fees)
* Uniform/Practice Wear/Warm Ups/Back-Pack & Coaching (Discounted used uniform pieces will be available on a first come basis)
* Cheerleaders are judged on Side Line Cheer, Jumps, Motions, Appearance and Enthusiasm!
* Tumbling ability is only worth extra credit points/ It is not a requirement to make team
* Knights Cheer encourages strong academics. Bring a copy of your report card for extra credit
Please reach out to the coaches with any questions:
Giannine Cohoon: Giannine.Cohoon@roberthalf.com (312) 545-5342
Tricia Akers: Triciaakers@yahoo.com (317) 679-8303
Fishers Parks Department Camps
It is difficult to believe that summer is just around the corner! The City of Fishers Parks and Recreation Department launched its summer camp registration on Wednesday: http://www.fishers.in.us/CivicSend/ViewMessage/message?id=15994