New Britton Elementary

October 7th, 2022


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

This first week of October has been a busy one! First grade classes were immersed in science as they explored Ritchey Woods. This community partnership is a favorite and allows students to observe science in their world. Ritchey Woods and our Fishers Parks have so much to offer families - exploration, hiking, observation, and an opportunity for outdoor togetherness. Our outdoor world can spur a great deal of curiosity, learning, and transfer of concepts that we are learning at school. Fall break is quickly approaching, October 17-21. To read about the adventures awaiting at Fishers Parks, please visit this link. You might want to stop by Cumberland Park for StoryWalk. This idea incorporates two of my favorite things - the great outdoors and reading! If you are looking for other fall break ideas, be sure to stop by the Hamilton East Public Library. This community resources has so much to offer for children (and adults) of all ages!

This week we will be hosting our first ever International Exposition. Interested NBE Travel Club members have engaged in inquiry regarding connections, heritage, and culture related to a specific country. Students are excited to share their learning with us. Please consider attending this free event on Thursday, October 13 from 5:30-7:00 at New Britton.

Our parent-teacher conference window opens when we return from fall break. I encourage you to set an appointment time with your child's teacher to learn about strengths, areas for growth, and social-emotional development. A strong home-school partnership helps support our students in learning and growing to their fullest extent. Thank you for partnering with us!


Lori Mankin

Dates to Remember

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School News

NBE PTO Spirit Week

Next Week is NBE PTO Spirit Week!

Monday - Pajama Day

Tuesday - Tie Dye Day

Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday

Thursday - Heritage Day

Friday - Bulldog Spirit Day

In honor of New Britton’s first International Exposition on Thursday, students are invited to participate in Heritage Day as part of our spirit week. NBE staff and students can celebrate by wearing clothing that authentically represents their cultural heritage. This can be traditional, authentic clothing typically not worn on an average school day. Heritage day is more serious than a "typical" spirit day (not meant to be silly) as we are honoring tradition, culture, and family heritage. Anything labeled as a “costume” is not an authentic representation of heritage and should be avoided.

4th Grade Recorder Order and Information

Fall is an exciting time of year because your 4th grader will learn to play the recorder during music class!

If you would like to purchase a recorder through the school, please fill out the order form attached below and return along with $5.00 by Friday, October 14th. Every 4th grade student will need a recorder for music class for our recorder unit during October, November, and December!

Liger Mile 2022

The 2022 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday Oct 13th, at Hamilton Southeastern HS!

This race/run/walk is for All K - 6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District.

School team scores will be kept for intermediate and elementary schools.

Registration forms can be picked up outside of the gym from Mr. Couto. Or you can click the link below to register


Library Happenings

Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to New Britton!

Mark your calendar for October 31 - November 3!

Not only can you pick up some great books at a great price for you home library, but the library earns new books for our school! Watch for more details soon!


Volunteers are needed and appreciated in our NBE library! We need daily volunteers for checking books in, shelving books, and general help in the library. Please follow this link to volunteer:


Family Resources

Bullying Prevention Month

Hello New Britton Families,

October is Bullying prevention month. I have visited every classroom to discuss what is the difference between a conflict and bullying. We have talked about how to Recognize bullying to know that it is mean behavior repeated over and over, it is unfair, on purpose, and one-sided (the other person is doing nothing mean back). We are learning to Report bullying to a trusted adult. We are also learning that we have the right to Refuse bullying or stand up for ourselves by saying "Stop, that is bullying and it's mean". Below are some links to the lessons that we worked on and activities that can be done at home. Another resource that you can use at home comes from the Committee for Children which is part of Second Steps. Captain Compassion empowers kids and adults to use their upstander power and giving the trusty sidekick Kid Kinder® guidance about how to help others Recognize, Report, and Refuse bullying. Captain Compassion has videos, comics, and a secret decoder wheel. Click here for this additional resource. NBE appreciates you working with us for the safety and security of all students.

Mrs. Sherri Leiner - NBE School Counselor

Second Step Bullying prevention Kindergarten - click here

Second Step Bullying prevention 1st grade - click here

Second Step Bullying prevention 2nd grade - click here

Second Step Bullying prevention 3rd grade - click here

Second Step Bullying prevention 4th grade - click here

Snack Attack - Fishers Youth Assistance 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. This program is open to students that qualify for the reduced lunch program or have an increased need currently.

To be part of this free program, you must sign up your family online. https://forms.gle/xrKNaxRaLypSqKvV8

If you have any questions, please contact Sherri Leiner, NBE School Counselor at sleiner@hse.k12.in.us

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

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 8.

Community News

Mudsock Youth Athletics Updates:

Winter Program Registration:

Registration for our recreational basketball programs for both boys and girls remains open for certain divisions at myathletics.com. The leagues welcome athletes in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The girls season runs from November through early March. Boys (K) play January through March, (1st - 6th) November through March, and (7th/8th) January through March. Find the girls basketball information packet here. Find the boys basketball information packet here. Some divisions will form waitlists soon so thank you for registering now to play.

Travel Football Tryouts:

Tryouts for the 2023 Knights season for CURRENT 4th and 5th graders will take place on October 24th - 26th at Mudsock Field. All sessions will run from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Athletes must register to attend tryouts at myathletics.com. Learn everything you need to know here.

Staff Spotlight

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor